Behaviour & Welfare

gedragenwelzijn | behaviourandwelfare

Behaviour&Welfare offers you advice on behaviour to help you in re-upbringing your dog. Relocating can change your dog’s behaviour. I can provide you with advice on how to integrate your dog in his new Dutch home or how to tackle undesired behaviour. With Behavioral Counseling for dogs I try to find a lasting solution for both you and your dog. Reduce stress with a relaxing Dog massage or a focus for his energy with Brainwork for Dogs. Your dog’s general welfare is the basis of every therapy. Read below about the possibilities of Behaviour and Welfare.

Every dog deserves to have a good working relationship with his owner. With Advice-on-Behaviour we will look for the right training and (re)upbringing that suits your dog. Training examples are coming-on-whistle or walking-on-the-lead. Also for (re)upbringing your Teenager in the House or Re-homed dog I can offer a suitable training. Information about dog language will help you interpret your dog’s own language. Read more ->

Onboarding your dog
Moving from one place to another can be very stressful for a dog. Relocating to the Netherlands means moving to a totally different environment. Most dogs can cope but some suddenly start showing problematic behaviour. Onboarding is what your dog needs (“inburgeringscursus”). Goals is help him integrate into his new Dutch (doggy) world. Read more ->

Behavioral Counseling
Sometimes your dog shows undesirable behaviour and you don’t know what to do. An extensive questionnaire, anamnesis, possibly a test and an appointment at your home address, provides enough information to come to a conclusion. You’ll receive a practical action plan tailored to your situation that you can immediately start yourself. Your dog’s general welfare is the basis of every therapy. Coverage consultation on behaviour by your pet insurance is possible. 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 ->

Brainwork for Dogs
Working with (self-made) dog puzzles is working with the mind. A good alternative for a dog recovering, for an elderly dog who cannot walk very far. A good way to focus excess energy and it keeps your dog fit. Your dog learns to find the treat or toy all by himself. All senses will be used. You’ll offer him the puzzles adapted to his physical condition. Fun for both of you. Read more ->

Professional Behavioral Counselor for Dogs

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).


On my blog you can find articles on behaviour, also in English. Read more ->

Onboarding your Dog

Jumping up is rewarding

Scared of fireworks

Barking when the doorbell rings

My puppy bites