Tag Archives: dog behaviour

New book review out: Dog Sense

Book review: John Bradshaw’s Dog Sense By Laure-Anne Visele, written Dec 2012. This article is part of my collection of book reviews. AUTHOR: John Bradshaw PUBLISHING YEAR: 2011 SUMMARY: Dog Sense is a giant research literature survey, written in layman’s terms, about dogs’ behaviour through: evolution, domestication, cognitive abilities, emotions, genetics, and training methods. REVIEW It […]

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Scientific literature on dogs and dominance

Science popularisation article on domestic dogs and dominance By Laure-Anne Visele, written Nov 2012. Dogs, dominance, and science ‘Writing in the sciences‘ just gave us the greatest assignment: strip down an ethology paper into such a smooth summary that even science newbies are gripped. To hear me talk about dominance in The Doghouse radio show, […]

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Six steps to a zen dog

Article on how to teach your dog to be calm By Laure-Anne Visele, written August 2012. The wonders of a calm dog No-one likes an over-excited dog, myself included: I don’t like to be nagged and jumped on and run circles around. I hate the sound of barking. Aaaand, good luck getting him do something, […]

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Preventing resource guarding in dogs

Advice on how to prevent resource guarding in your pet dog By Laure-Anne Visele, May 2012. Resource guarding = defending prized objects Resource guarding is the technical word for the dog defending prized objects or places. It can be a chew toy, a rag, a sleeping place, whatever. Signs of (budding) resource guarding can range […]

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The Case of the learned dog: chat with a dog scientist

Interview with dog scientist and author of multiple published pet books: Linda Case By Laure-Anne Viselé, August 2010 This interview is part of my Dog Professionals Hall of fame, showcasing the dog professions in all their glory. Linda Case, Dog scientist Actually Linda is an animal scientist, but I figured dog would sound more on-topic. Linda has […]

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Getting your dog through Dutch New Years’ Eve

New Year’s Eve in the Netherlands If you live in the Netherlands and have a pet, you’ll know about the nightmare that is Dutch New Year’s Eve. And it’s not just one night, but it drags on for days before and after the big night. In the Netherlands, fireworks are only allowed one week a year, […]

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