Are you bothered by vocal dogs?

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    That's almost exactly what Mia sounds like (only higher pitched) in the car.

    I have to admit that it amuses me too. I know I'm strange. Barking annoys me but that kind of screaming doesn't at all.

    Oh and Mia loose doesn't go on the dashboard but lately she has been jumping over the seat and into the trunk. Not terribly impressive until you figure out how small she is.
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    The idea of a screaming dog scares me. I lived with a Sheltie growing up and honestly... I really enjoy how quiet Bandit is after how loud Shelby was.
     
  3. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    This is Mia's noise: http://youtu.be/19-daM3CNTs (not in the car but if she gets too excited. Sometimes just saying 'okay' and catching her off guard ends up in this noise)
     
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    Wow, I'm suddenly thankful for the arroo-roo's, dinosaur noises, and bird chirpies! Scout like yodels when she's excited about something. I'm sure it sounds horrific, but I don't mind it. Lily sounds like a bird when she's having a husky princess fit. And when Scout gets over the top in drive about a tug toy, fetch toy, or one of her bf's she machine gun barks, but somehow that doesn't bother me. Most dogs barking bother's me, not sure why hers doesn't. But most shepherd yodeling and barking doesn't bug me. I really like hwo vocal they are actually and how there is an opinion on everything.

    My friend's Lab/RR loses his mind in the car and makes the "lab noise" interspersed with barking the whole friggin' time. It makes me want to bash my head in and pull my hair out at the same time. I'm not sure how to describe it, but those who've heard it probably know it. I wish I had video. My other friend didn't believe me about the lab noise, but one day we were in a pet store getting her cat something and suddenly I hear it on the other side of the store, I was all dude that is totally a lab, she was like whatever you are insane... we round the corner and sure enough 3 labs were there for a nail trim!

    I can't take high pitched small dog noises. Its just in a register that really hurts. Though Mia's chirps between the barks were actually pretty cute!
    I was soooo happy when my foster mini Aussie Spaz learned how to do the husky arroo-roo. Its so freaking cute how he does it. He is a grumbly, chatty fellow! If he keeps it deeper pitched I don't mind, but omg high pitched I just can't stand because it hurts!
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    Yes, I really don't prefer barky dogs. Dally is pretty barky and it can be really irritating. One of my favorite things about Quinn is how quiet she is. The one and only time she barks is when someone is at the door - she has a very deep, loud bark (sounds much bigger than she is!) and will only bark a few times until she sees them and/or we respond to her alert. She might do a deep "ruff" bark if she hears coyotes outside. Other than that, she never demand barks and never barks during play. She's also very quiet in the car.

    She is a groaner/growler though when you scratch her good spots and when she wakes up in the morning, which I don't mind at all. If she really really needs out she'll sit in front of you and pick her front paws up and down (kind of like a little kid dancing around cause they need to pee!), and if you ignore her after a few minutes she'll whine/groan at you. That's really about it though!
     
  6. ThoseWordsAtBest

    ThoseWordsAtBest Wu-Tang Steph

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    I work at a shelter. If I was bothered by vocal dogs I would have gone insane by now.
     
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    Upendi&Mina Mainstreme Elitist

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    You would hate Cara, she is vocal and she love to stare. :eek:

    That being said, it all depends on the dog honestly. Cara is a vocal dog, but it's not high pitched and usually if you tell her enough she'll quiet down. Upendi is vocal, but mostly roo's and woo's. Mina doesn't really bark much. However I can NOT stand high pitched vocalizations. I want to rip my gramma's chi mixes vocal cords out on a daily basis, it honestly just grates on my nerves.

    Also the slurping licking noise, yeah can't stand that. I actually just told Cara to knock it off. :eek:
     
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    This! :p I'm an intern at a shelter and the other day I fit 23 dogs with harnesses while the majority of them were barking the entire time... :eek: I quickly learned to tune it out or I really would have gone crazy!
     
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    ThoseWordsAtBest Wu-Tang Steph

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    Sometimes it gets so deafening in there I just laugh. It's my favorite when they do an adoption tour and the dogs are excited by the new people walking through and go BANANAS. I'll hear them trying to ask questions and no one can hear each other.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    After seeing Mia and Traveler I am suddenly grateful for Eve's medium-pitched wookiee noises. I absolutely could not abide that screaming in the car, but I think it's hilarious in a yard or in a dog park.
     
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    TB is a barker. He barks for no reason and non-stop. I've probably pulled a lot of hair out because of him. I wanted to punch people who continued to preach that it's because he needed more exercise or needed to get out of the kennel more (because 18 hours of outside time/inside time with an hour long walk/jog not including the games of fetch in the backyard just don't qualify). He's literally a neurotic barker. He barks first thing in the morning...of course before the boys are awake. He barks at night...of course right after I get the boys to bed. He barks in his kennel in the middle of the day. He barks outside in the middle of the day. He barks in the middle of the night (oh, like at 3:45 like he did last night). It. just. doesn't. stop!

    I don't think I could ever own another dog that barks as incessently as he. It stresses everyone out, and even Cooper will go tell him "Hus, Baby!" (Hush!).

    Gosh...just talking about me makes my tic come back.



    ETA: And no, I cannot handle dogs that "yap". That probably drives me more crazy that TB's maniac barking does. At least his is a bark and not some whiny annoying sound. (hence why the only small dog you'd ever see me with is a Cairn Terrier. I sooooooo don't do lap dogs.)
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    I was listening to the Traveler and Mia videos, and Chloe came running into the room and started looking for the dog. LOL Then she realized it was my computer and she stared at it for awhile, trying to figure out how a dog could be in the tiny box.

    This is typical Chloe noise (this video was taken when she was about nine months old - I want puppy Chloe again!!!):
    http://s327.photobucket.com/albums/k471/blackrose13459/Chloe/?action=view&current=Chloevideos002.mp4

    That is how she plays, although now her growls sound a bit more ferocious and she barks less. That doesn't bother me at all, although it scares some people. LOL They start to play with her, then she gets excited and she starts zooming around and barking and growling like she's possessed and they just sort of look at me with wide eyes like, "WTF is wrong with your dog?"
     

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