Why dogs bark and curbing excessive barking

Topic: Why dogs bark and curbing excessive barking.

Guests: Irith Bloom

Synopsis: Kat and Becca are joined by trainer Irith Bloom to discuss all types of barking and dog vocalizations. Learn how to identify what keeps your dog barking, how to decrease it, and how to identify when professional help may be needed.


Irith BloomIrith Bloom has been training animals since the 1980s, and has worked with everything from chickens and rabbits to dogs and horses—not to mention humans. A biologist by training, Irith is fascinated by the science of learning, and loves taking part in conferences and seminars.  She is a sought-after presenter, and her writing has been published both online and in print.

Irith is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT), and a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI).  She is faculty at Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior and DogBiz’s Dog Walking Academy. She is also certified in TAGteach, a positive-reinforcement method for teaching humans.

Irith is Co-Chair of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Education Committee.  She also volunteers with National English Shepherd Rescue, as well as the Los Angeles County 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Coalition (a One Health initiative aimed at improving the health and well-being of people and their pets throughout Los Angeles County), and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.

Irith is the owner of The Sophisticated Dog, a pet training company based in Los Angeles and serving clients worldwide.