Hello I have a question which hopefully someone might have some helpful thoughts on.... My 15 week puppy, who is in a playpen with crate inside, has started barking A LOT. He barks, amongst other things: - when he is upset that we are leaving the room - when we get our coats on to go out - when we pick keys up to go out (either with/without him) - when he hears us walking around in our bedroom upstairs - when he hears our car arrive outside the house - when he hears a rustle of food packaging (thinking it might be for him) - when he smells tasty things from kitchen - when his food is on the way and.......... most confusingly - when it is time for him to go out because he needs the loo. He didn't used to bark much at all. Since toilet training, he has started barking a lot. This is obviously because he sometimes barking to tell us he needs to go out. That is great. But it means we are reinforcing all barking with taking him out - all in the effort to get him well house trained. Given all the above reasons, you can imagine we are spending a lot of time with him in the garden with nothing happening on the toilet front - he was just barking for attention or one of the other reasons above. And as a result, he is barking more an more, because he gets a nice trip out to the garden with us (if he is bored, if he is lonely, if he is hungry etc.). However his house training has been going well (with all those trips out!). So to quieten things down, we got tough and ignored the barking. Doing "controlled" barking e.g. put coat on, he barks, take it off and wait, put back on, he holds off, then barks, then take off etc. until he lets me put coat on without barking, etc etc. That works and he is trying to not bark, even if he needs reminding a bit. The trouble is that he has had TWO accidents indoors (having been dry) because we have not responded to the barks which obviously meant he needed the loo. The difficulty is that we can't tell the difference between the barks for the loo (we need to act ASAP) and the barks which need to be ignored so he doesn't become a complete pain barking at everything... It's very confusing to know what to do! Catch the bathroom call (and go in and out all day) but reinforce all kinds of undesirable barking, or work on not reinforcing the barking by ignoring - but damage the toilet training?! What am I doing wrong? Any advice or ideas very much appreciated... Thank you in advance!