Bark n’ Roll: A Dog Obedience School that Rocks
It’s nice to meet you guys.
He looks familiar to me.
This is Conway?
What a little Scruff n’ Butt.
Hi Lenny, can you sit for me?
Let’s go, let’s go, good job!
I’m Francine Coughlin, owner of Bark n’
Roll Canine Care.
It’s a training, day care, and boarding
I think a lot of people have misconceptions
about dogs and the behaviors that they are
supposed to come with.
Sort of like this Disney dog, sort of, ideal.
And it’s just not realistic so our job is
to make sure that dogs are happy, comfortable,
We do let them rock out a little bit too, so.
People come to us with a lot of the same problems.
Dogs want to be at your level, they want to
smell what you had for lunch, they want to
jump up to your face, dogs like to rip things
apart and destroy them they’re natural predators
so it’s really fun to rip apart a couch.
Some of these guys are from the streets, you
know, they don’t know what a home environment
is and why its not okay to chew a shoe or
a coffee table or pee on the rug, they have
So we have to give them that direction.
Come on, are you still…
The days are pretty chaotic as we’re managing
lots of different types of dogs and they’re
all at different levels.
So at Bark N’ Roll daycare we spend a lot
of time working with the dogs on training
cues, obedience training, and also exercise
One of the things we do is break out some
agility equipment and and just do beginner
Okay Jameson do you want to try?
I’ve made it a mission of mine to stick
to positive training, no shock collar, no
If positive reinforcement is involved then
they’re able to approach the world with
a bit more confidence.
I think training is super important to bond
with your dog and it also shows that you are
a fair leader, you expect certain behaviors
to be repeated in order for them to get what
they want so it sets up a bit of a structure
for them and dogs thrive with direction.
So this is the first time that Winnie’s
done this with us.
Ah, she’s doing it on her own now.
A lot of the time we’re dealing with just
So I think the type of training that’s more
challenging is generally the behavior modification
training with dogs like Leila who, you know,
have a really tough past.
So before we started working with Leila she
was not able to walk by other dogs she was
not able to basically look at other dogs.
It took time for sure it was very very hairy
for a while.
By the scars she wears we can deduce that
she was some sort of bait dog for a fighting
ring so the fact that she is still trusting
of people and so loving is really cool.
So the goal is to be able to walk her by other
dogs politely with a loose leash.
So again we don’t use force.
She has laser focus when the cheese is involved.
Good job guys!
We do have a lot of cases like this where
the dog comes in and is wild and restless
and having a hard time adjusting but once
you get a feel for their body language and
what they’re trying to say and what they
need in each moment, you can set them up to
succeed so I think if people get one thing
out of our courses its how to read them.
You want to make sure that you reward Mark
the moment when he’s moving, okay?
Do a tight turn like a U-turn and come back
Good work you guys.
Few small tweaks and some patience and time
and consistency and the dog ends up being
a really good match for people and settling
in and understanding what it’s like to live
in a home with their forever families.