Laura V


Laura V of Dognitive Therapy is Australia's most loved animal behaviourist - bringing a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the animals in our lives. She’s studied everything from Zoology to Genetics and Archaeology, to the National Dog Trainers Federation Cert III in Canine Behaviour and Training. Having completed her postgraduate qualification in Education and now completing her postgraduate Psychology degree, it’s all of this study that has allowed Laura to successfully help countless owners and their dogs around the world... 

Based in Melbourne, she is an expert in the behaviour modification of aggressive dogs in particular. Laura’s passion for animals is evident and her love for them deep. Her unique focus, personality and experience has also seen her involved in numerous media activities, whether it be writing for Dogs Life magazine, commenting on pet behaviour on Channel 9’s Today Extra or Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens or Saturday Disney. She hosts a weekly pet behaviour segment on Fairfax Media’s news talk radio 3AW, a dog behaviour segment on Magic1377 and a live radio pet segment on Australia Overnight. Her book ‘Things Your Dog Wants You To Know’ was published by Penguin Books. She is an ambassador and presenter for The Dog Lovers Show in Melbourne and Sydney and has a strong and growing social media presence.

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We all love spoiling our fur-kids, yet only 26% of dogs and 19% of cats in Australia have pet insurance - and that could be very hurtful when the vet bill arrives! With HIF Pet insurance, you'll enjoy affordable cover for cats and dogs of all ages. Plus, claiming is easy thanks to our online member Pet Pawtal!

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Heat and Pet Care

Heat and Pet Care

Laura V
Whilst this time of year is usually the best time to have fun, it is also a period that requires vigilance and sensibility. Keep your pets safe and make sure you have many happy summers ahead of you with our expert tips.
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Does Your Dog Have Sore Ears?

Does Your Dog Have Sore Ears?

Laura V
Prevention is the best approach when it comes to your dogs total ear health. With that in mind, it is important that you know what to look out for and how to care for the your dogs ears properly so that they can continue living their best lives! Here are a few steps you can take to keep your dog’s ears clean and itch-free.
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