Behaviour Counseling for Dogs

Sometimes raising your dog does not go as desired or your dog shows unwanted behaviour. You, the environment or your dog will suffer from it. This can be at a young age when you’re still training your dog or take you by surprise when your dog is older. As a qualified Behavioral Counselor for Dogs I can help you and your dog with a specific problem. I always look for a solution appropriate to the dog and the owner. No dogs or two situations are alike.

How to help curbing unwanted behaviour
Your dog’s behaviour problems could be about fear or anxiety*, aggression*, excessive barking, separation anxiety, destructive chewing, food guarding, house soiling, and more. dogNL helps you and your dog changing a specific behaviour problem. Many troublesome behaviours can be fixed. Reward-based training, management of the environment and a good relationship between dog and owner are starting points. Providing basic needs is an essential part of keeping your dog healthy and safe and sets the foundation for changing the behaviour. Only then it makes sense to curb the unwanted behaviour or (preferably) solve it.

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORIST  My certification, education and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog. As a Behavioral Counselor for Dogs I am accredited by the Dutch foundation Certipet and a member of the Dutch association NVGH (formerly known as Alpha).

Behavioral therapy

a steps plan tailored to curb or solve your dog’s unwanted behaviour

  • diagnosis + treatment plan for problems like
  • anxiety*
  • fear*
  • destructive chewing
  • house soiling
  • seperation anxiety
  • excessive barking
  • food guarding
  • bite incident involving a child
  • (..) any other behavior issue
  • 1 appointment at your home address, approx. 1½ hours
  • questionnaire sent to you beforehand
  • plan in writing e-mailed to you 
  • plan in cooperation with the vet when necessary
  • assistance by phone or e-mail up until 2 months following the last consultation
  • travelling costs are 30ct/km from Oegstgeest

*when fearful and/or aggressive I offer a second consultation. Total costs are € 245.
*A test on behaviour at a safe location will be advised when the dog is extremely aggressive. 

1½ hr

€ 195

dogNL gedragstherapie | dogNL behavioral counseling

Advice & Training plan

advice on your dog’s behaviour and a tailor-made training plan

  • advice and training plan for:
  • issues arising bringing up your puppy
  • problems with troublesome teenage dogs
  • a re-homed dog
  • an expat dog
  • 1 appointment at your home address, approx. 1½ hour
  • plan in short e-mailed, extra costs are € 35
  • travelling costs are 30ct/km from Oegstgeest

1½ hr

€ 105

dognl_heropvoeding | dogNL re-education

Dog Training

Training at home, 4 sessions

teach the basic obedience exercises in babysteps, in your own home

  • sit
  • touch
  • walking on the lead
  • down
  • tug game/ drop it
  • sit and stay
  • come here
  • … (your own training wishes)
  • 4 lessons of an hour
  • location: at your house address or a location of your own choice
  • travelling costs 30ct/km from Oegstgeest

4 x 1 hr

€ 265

dogNL hondentraining | dogNL dog training

Treatment plan

dogNL provides you with the basic information you need to resolve behavioral problems humanely. I thereby use principles and techniques based in science and canine psychology. For this reason I can teach you how to implement behaviour modification correctly to set your dog up for success. In the meantime we try to manage the environment. It will help your dog.
After the consultation you will receive the advice in writing, a treatment plan tailored for your dog. Your vet will get a short summary. Individual help in solving a behaviour problem is therefore of great importance. We’ll keep into contact by e-mail or phone about the dog’s progress until two months after our last appointment.

Coverage consultation

Your animal insurance  covers my consultations on behaviour depending on the terms and conditions of your contract. Ask your insurance company → read more

Dog language

What does your dog tell you. What does he tell his dog friends. How can your interpret your dog’s signals. Knowing more about the dog language you can accompany your dog even better. You will find out what his limits are, you will know when to guide your dog or set clear boundaries → read more

Dog massage

Hands-on touching is a good way to get a dog into balance again after surgery or physiotherapy. With massage you set the body in motion, improve blood circulation and decrease muscle soreness. Relaxation gives the physical support when recovering. It reduces stress which gives your dog more resilience during behaviour modification. Dog massage increases the bond you already have with your dog. Behaviour and Welfare go hand-in-hand →  read more


On my blog you can find articles on dog behaviour, also in English → read more

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