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How To Teach Your Dog To Howl

How To Teach Your Dog To Howl

Judging from the number of videos out there, we humans seem to be endlessly entertained by videos of dogs howling. Perhaps that goes back to our fascination with our dogs’ ancestors, the wolf.  All dogs, at least in theory, are capable of howling but it’s those breeds that are closer to wolves, such as Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes which seem to howl more frequently. Breeds like Terriers and Chihuahuas are less likely to howl, but they can learn. But you should know, depending on your particular dog, that some dogs are more challenged by this task than others. Teaching…
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What The Howl?! Why Dogs Howl And What It Means

What The Howl?! Why Dogs Howl And What It Means

Nearly all dog owners have heard their canine companions howl at least once. Maybe it was in response to the sound of a siren or they heard other dogs howling. Some dogs will respond with a howl when certain music is played.But what is howling exactly and what does it mean? Most of us associate this primal sound with wolves. Our domestic dogs are descendants of these noble beasts, branching off from the wolf tribe some 15,000 years ago, so it would make sense there is some carry over in wolf behavior.  According to wildlife biologists, wolves (and by extension,…
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