Onboarding your dog

Moving from one place to another is a stressful time. Relocating to a completely different environment can be tough for your dog too, even if he doesn’t have to worry about moving furniture. Unfamiliar scents, sounds, new rules and new ways. Adjusting to a totally new environment can be quite stressful; also for the owner. 

Every dog wants to enjoy a wonderful dog life
dogNL has useful links with information for your expat dog and can give you advice on specific behaviour such as learning to be alone or re-learning or interacting with other dogs in the park. Exercises including Coming -back-on-whistle and Walking-on-a-leash are given attention in the training. The program Onboarding your dog is adapted to what you and your dog need, so tailor-made. dogNL can help you adapting your dog to his new home in this new country. The aim is that you and your dog can quickly enjoy a wonderful (dog) life here in the Netherlands.

Onboarding your dog is divided into 4 parts:
1. Before you leave for the Netherlands
2. The first day in your new home
3. The first week in your new home
4. After the first week in your new home

*Originally set up for expats. In fact, every dog owner who has moved house faces similar problems.

Onboarding your dog

advice on your dog’s behaviour and a tailor-made training plan  + freshen up basics for integrating in his new environment 

  • 1 appointment, 1½ hour at your home address
  • 4 sessions, 1 hour, at your home address
  • advice and  training plan for your expat dog
  • plan in short in writing, extra costs are € 35
  • travelling costs are 30ct/km from Oegstgeest

 

€ 375

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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

Expat in the Netherlands?

Article and fun video for expats in Holland: The tale of Kat and Dog: a Holland cool movie 

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(source: Iamexpat)

Blog

On my blog you can find some articles, also in English. You can find a lot of tips in my article on ‘Onboarding your dog’

Onboarding your Dog

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