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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What is “basic obedience”?

I received an email over the weekend asking if I teach “Basic Obedience” classes. In recent years, “basic” has come to slant more toward learned skills instead of learned behaviors. Traditionally, “Sit,” “Stay,” “Down” and “Heel,” were taught as first behaviors, and so became known as “Basic Obedience,” however, skills like “Settle on a Mat,” and “Watch me,” are much more useful in a variety of environments than the preprogrammed behaviors.
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Help with Mouthy Dogs

[schema type=”blog” title=”Help with Mouthy Dogs” Written by “Kat Camplin, KPA-CTP” url=”http://rompingdogs.com/training/help-with-mouthy-dogs/” dateCreated= March 1, 2013 description=” Bouncing your hand around on the floor so your puppy “attacks” it is quite cute at 8 weeks of age, but becomes a scary problem when your adolescent or adult dog is suddenly 50 pounds and jumping to play with your hand.” city=”Arcadia” state=”Ca” postalcode=”91007″ country=”US” email=”rompingdogs@gmail.com” phone=”(626) 386-3077″]

What is a mouthy dog?

“Mouthy” in dogs generally means “puts teeth on skin without drawing blood,” although scratches and minor wounds may occur when the dog is really excited. Mouthiness is corrected by the mother when the puppy is very young, but can be relearned by humans using their hands as toys. Bouncing your hand around on the floor so your puppy “attacks” it is quite cute at 8 weeks of age, but becomes a scary problem when your adolescent or adult dog is suddenly 50 pounds and jumping to play with your hand. Doing too much with teeth can make giving treats during training difficult. If your dog nips to the point you can’t treat to train you really need to fix the nipping first.
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