Bark, Bark, Bark! – Barking Dogs

[schema type=”Blog_Post” title=”Bark, Bark, Bark: Barking Dogs” Written by “Kat Camplin” url=”http://rompingdogs.com/hire-certified-dog-trainer/” dateCreated= June 17, 2017 description=”Barking has a lot of causes, which one matches your dog?” city=”Redding” state=”CA” postalcode=”96003″ country=”US” email=”rompingdogs@gmail.com” phone=”530-395-5050″]

What is barking?

Barking is defined as vocal communication, but that communication can have many meanings. Let’s look at some of the types of barking and what causes them. Each type may have a slightly different training plan to decrease it, so knowing your barks can be very helpful.
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New Puppy Preparation

[schema type=”Blog_Post” title=”New puppy preparation.” Written by “Kat Camplin” url=”http://rompingdogs.com/hire-certified-dog-trainer/” dateCreated= June 15, 2015 description=”Making a plan and schedule before your puppy comes home will insure a smooth start to a long life together.” city=”Redding” state=”CA” postalcode=”96003″ country=”US” email=”rompingdogs@gmail.com” phone=”530-395-5050″]

Are you getting a new puppy? Make a plan before your puppy comes home!

Bringing a puppy into a fully planned system makes transition much easier.
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Sideline Your Dog For The Super Bowl


Every year after the Super Bowl I get an increasing number of phone calls from people with dogs with a new bite incident. While there is a lot of information about fireworks safety during the summer and food safety around the holidays, Super Bowl parties can be quite scary for dogs.
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The Problem With Punishing Dogs

[schema type=”blog” title=”The Problem With Punishing Dogs.” Written by “Kat Camplin, KPA-CTP” url=”http://rompingdogs.com/training/problem-punishing-dogs/” dateCreated= March 13, 2014 description=”Punishment isn’t always effective. So, if the punishing isn’t working, now what? The opposite of punishing is reinforcing or rewarding. Rewarding good behavior that you like teaches the dog what to do.” city=”Monrovia” state=”Ca” postalcode=”91016″ country=”US” email=”rompingdogs@gmail.com” phone=”(626) 386-3077″]


Your dog is behaving inappropriately. It’s embarrassing, it’s frustrating, it makes you look like a bad dog mom or dad. You just want the whirling dervish at the end of your leash to stop and behave. So, you pop and pull and yell, “No!” You are trying punishment to fix the problem.
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What Every Dog Should Know

A lot of my time is spent discussing how dogs should behave. Is barking good or bad or both? “How do I stop the bad barking, but still feel safe? After all, that’s why I got a dog in the first place,” is a frequent conundrum for dog owners. As a trainer, I’ve discovered that the gold standard for having a “trained” dog to have a dog that knows “sit,” “down,” and “stay.” These behaviors are considered “basic,” and most owners stop teaching new things once they’re learned.
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Great Expectations

[schema type=”blog” title=”Great Expectations” Written by “Kat Camplin, KPA-CTP” url=”http://rompingdogs.com/training/great-expectations/” dateCreated= October 20, 2013 description=”Television has ruined our expectations. Bad guys get caught in the 46 minutes between commercials, houses get torn down and rebuilt, animals get rescued and make a complete recovery, and dogs get amazingly “cured,” all in between selling us insurance, soda and toilet paper. If you’ve ever tried to do any of the above, you know it takes much longer. It’s not just the time to physically do the task, but there’s planning, purchasing, and clean up as well; and that’s if everything goes right! Change is messy and it takes time.” city=”Monrovia” state=”Ca” postalcode=”91016″ country=”US” email=”rompingdogs@gmail.com” phone=”(626) 386-3077″]

Television has ruined our expectations. Bad guys get caught in the 46 minutes between commercials, houses get torn down and rebuilt, animals get rescued and make a complete recovery, and dogs get amazingly “cured,” all in between selling us insurance, soda and toilet paper. If you’ve ever tried to do any of the above, you know it takes much longer. It’s not just the time to physically do the task, but there’s planning, purchasing, and clean up as well; and that’s if everything goes right! Imagine my surprise when I planned an hour to replace a broken window and wound up with 7 stitches in my thumb. Change is messy and it takes time.
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Is it unfair to train your dog?

[schema type=”blog” title=”Is it unfair to train your dog?” Written by “Kat Camplin, KPA-CTP” url=”http://rompingdogs.com/training/unfair-train-dog/” dateCreated= October 13, 2013 description=”A training client has been berated by a few friends for training her dog. Her friends think “dogs should be dogs,” and to train them turns them into “robot dogs,” who just live to do the bidding of their owners. It took me a few days to really ponder this line of thinking. This is by no means a full list of my thoughts, but is a starting point for discussion. How much is too much training, and is there such a thing?” city=”Monrovia” state=”Ca” postalcode=”91016″ country=”US” email=”rompingdogs@gmail.com” phone=”(626) 386-3077″]

This week I started with a new client who has a goal to do Therapy Dog work with her young dog. She’d like to train a lot of calm behaviors so the dog can go into hospitals and schools and not knock things over, which is a wonderful goal! Unfortunately, she’s been berated by a few friends for training her dog. Her friends think “dogs should be dogs,” and to train them turns them into “robots” who just live to do the bidding of their owners. It took me a few days to really ponder this line of thinking. This is by no means a full list of my thoughts, but is a starting point for discussion. How much is too much training, and is there such a thing?
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