Author Archives: Canis bonus

Pit Bulls are Dogs too, guest post by Lori Nanan

Guest post about reward-based training on pit bulls By Lori Nanan, Mar 2013. Intro Lori got on my radar in Facebook, with her great pictures advocating force-free training. All pictures featured Pit Bulls carrying out all sorts of training feats. I approached Lori to ask her to write an article for Canis bonus. Enjoy! The […]

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New photoshoot at the Ockenburgh

We went on another dog safari at the Ockenburg park in The Hague (29 and 30 Dec 2013.) We were hoping to capture classic poses for our body language presentation for the dog training school (OhMyDog!.) As usual, we got distracted and ended up just being caught up in the dogs’ charming antics, totally forgetting […]

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Dog photoshoot at the Ockenburg

Photoshoot from this morning’s (10 December 2013) communal dog walk at the gorgeous Ockenburg park in The Hague. It had been faaaar too long since I went on a dog safari. I love the Ockenburg, especially with the fallen leaves. If you live near The Hague, check it (and my other green secrets!) out. I […]

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New book review out: Feeling Outnumbered?

Book review: Karen B. London’s and Patricia B. McConnell’s “Feeling Outnumbered? How to manage and enjoy your multi-dog household” By Laure-Anne Visele, written Oct 2013. Book review This article is part of my collection of book reviews. AUTHORS: Karen B. London & Patricia B. McConnell PUBLISHING YEAR: 2001 SUMMARY: Step-by-step guide to dealing with common […]

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New book review out: High five with your rabbit

Book review: Bernice Muntz’ “High Five with your Rabbit” By Laure-Anne Visele, written May 2013. A contact of mine has just released her book “High five with your rabbit” in Dutch. This book enjoys rave reviews on the Dutch market, so I was quite excited when it came out in English. Here’s what I think […]

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New dog training school in The Hague

Announcement: science-based, fun-packed and force-free dog training school opens in The Hague By Laure-Anne Visele, written Mar 2013. OhMyDog! New dog training school in The Hague After years of squirreling away the dog training experience (behaviour consults) and qualifications, I kept dreaming of starting my own dog training school. Whilst studying for the renowned O&O dog […]

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New book review out: Feisty Fido

Book review: Patricia McConnell’s and Karen B. London Feisty Fido By Laure-Anne Visele, written Dec 2012. This article is part of my collection of book reviews. AUTHORS: Patricia McConnell and Karen B. London   PUBLISHING YEAR: 2005 SUMMARY: Pocket-sized booklet explaining the rehabilitation steps for dogs that are aggressive to other dogs when on-leash. AUDIENCE If […]

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Canine exorcism: treating fear aggression:

Science popularisation article about fear aggression By Laure-Anne Visele, written Jan 2013. Dog desensitization vs. exorcism Does Rover — normally an angel — turn into the devil incarnate at the mere sight of a jogger (or another dog)? Perhaps a little exorcism is in order. Either that, or… a spot of “Systematic Desensitization and Counter-Conditioning” (aka […]

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Counter-Conditioning and Desensitization: a step-by-step guide

Guide to dog counterconditioning and systematic desensitisation By Laure-Anne Visele, written Jan 2013. Now you’ve done your homework, you know why Rover lunges at joggers/other dogs. Next step: let’s get it to stop! Step 1: Take stock What contributes to sending Rover ‘over-threshold’? Make a list of all the elements (dimensions) that make him worse […]

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New book review out: Preventing puppy problems

Book review: Dee Woodcock’s Preventing puppy problems By Laure-Anne Visele, written Dec 2012. This article is part of my collection of book reviews. AUTHOR: Dee Woodcock PUBLISHING YEAR: 2002 SUMMARY: Pocket-sized booklet teaching puppy owners how to avoid and deal with common puppy problems using modern methods. REVIEW This book is insanely useful and… insanely […]

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