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Do you want to help your dog overcome fear and anxiety?

Solving behavioural problems using evidence-based and animal friendly methods.
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If you want to better understand your dog’s behaviour, you have come to the right place. Whether you want to know why dogs do the things they do, need help finding a solution for your dog’s behavioural problems, or are a professional working with dogs wanting more in depth information so that you can better help your clients, I’ll support you in your journey.

I’m Dr Else, the creator of Amazing Animal Minds and a scientist with over 15 years of experience studying ethology (behaviour), stress physiology, cognition and emotion in animals. I’m also a dog behaviour consultant, and I help dogs to overcome stress, fear and anxiety and feel good, by improving their emotional state and behavioural patterns.

If you’re a dog trainer or behaviourist who wants to increase their knowledge of dog science and behavioural skills so you can better help your clients, I have a solution for you too. Let’s get started!

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Do you recognize yourself in this?

Your dog is often anxious or fearful and you'd like to better understand their behaviour, so you can better support them.

You've tried to solve your dog’s behavioural problems - perhaps more than once - but you've not made any real progress.

You’ve read every single piece of information about dog behaviour, but you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.

You don’t want to be in this alone, but rather get professional support so that you can make lasting positive changes in your dog’s behaviour and wellbeing.

I’m here to help you better understand your dog and create a step-by-step plan to solve your dog’s behavioural problems. You’re not in this alone! Changing your dog’s behaviour for the better is a real possibility so that you can simply enjoy being with your dog.

What do you want to do next?

To really make a change?

How long have you been worried about your dog’s behaviour? How long have you been longing for a change? How many times have you tried to solve the problem yourself, but without making any real progress?

If you continue down the same road, do you really expect to see a difference this time?

Are you ready for a different approach? I help you to find out why your dog does what he does, make an individual step-by-step plan for you to follow, and support you during this process. 

You will finally experience a happy dog without fear and anxiety, and can get your life back without feeling guilty. And yes, even you can achieve this. I’ll make sure you can!

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How can I help you and your dog?

Separation anxiety

This is for you if you get a tummy ache just by thinking you may have to leave your dog for a minute.
Teach your dog to be confortable without you. Get your life back and go do something fun without feeling guilty.

Fears and Phobias

This is for you if you want to help your dog to overcome their fears.
Help your dog overcome their fears in a gentle and animal friendly way, and make lasting changes to their behaviour.

Stress and general anxiety

This is for you if your dog is anxious, easily stressed or over-stimulated.
Reduce your dog's stress levels, help them to relax and have fun together!

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Because we should never stop learning.


Get the latest knowledge about dog behaviour, emotions, stress physiology, the gut-brain axis and the underlying neuroendocrinology.
If you would like me to organise a lecture for your organisation about dog behaviour and welfare, please contact me.


A highly effective and engaging way of getting new knowledge, learning new practical skills and learning from your peers.
If you would like me to organise a workshop for your organisation about dog behaviour and welfare, please contact me.

Science-based support

Literature search, proof-reading and peer-reviewing, improving data use and better results.
Improve your own skills, and you will be better able to assist your clients. Please contact me and we will discuss your needs.

Why I can help you

Hi, I’m Dr. Else Verbeek and I am an animal welfare scientist specializing in behaviour, physiology, anxiety and stress (see my publications).

I also teach animal cognition, affective states (emotions) and animal welfare at Bachelors, MSc and PhD level at the agricultural and veterinary medicine university in Sweden (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, SLU). For the complete list of my current and previous lectures and courses please see here.

I’ve spent more than 15 years studying animals and applying the latest cognitive and behavioural methods to get a deeper understanding of animal emotions. I believe that being a scientist is the most thrilling profession in the world!

My research is focused on bringing about meaningful change to dogs’ (and their owners’) lives. Unfortunately, scientific advances can take years if not decades to reach the people that need it the most. My goal is to bring you the latest scientific knowledge to help you reach a happy and anxiety free life with your dog. 

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My mission is to create a world where no dog has to suffer from fear or anxiety. 

It makes me sad and frustrated that there is so much misinformation about dog behaviour and how we should be treating our best friends. A lot of well-intentioned but inaccurate advice can be found all over the internet. The problem is often caused by misinterpretation of scientific results by people with very little to no formal scientific training. This well intended advice can often perpetuate the anxiety problems in dogs and in some cases (such as when aversive training is recommended) lead to worsening conditions for the dog. 

To combat misinformation and “quick-fixes”, my goal is to interpret the latest scientific literature and provide you with practical advice so that no dog has to unnecessarily suffer from anxiety and stress. My intention is that by making this translation for you, you can focus on helping your dog starting today, rather than spending weeks trying to interpret complex scientific and technical language to find the right solution for your dog. 

If you’re struggling with your dog’s behaviour, and feel that reading articles and figuring things out for yourself is not enough, you can book a free no obligation 15 min consultion to put together a plan to solve your dog’s behavioural problems.

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