I can get my dogs to howl

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  1. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    I howl and they howl. its so cute.
    i am doing it right now.

    I know the story about the wolves how they howl to find each other. But if she is standing about 5 metres from me looking at me, why does she howl?
     
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    My Bojangos use to howl. My sister played the sax and everytime she'd play he'd howl. We never knew if he was singing or begging her to stop!
     
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    lol, ours do it to the flood alarm and the harmonica
     
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    Tippy howls whenever my sister plays flute. The funny thing is, that during certain songs, she'll only howl at certain parts, and around the same note my sister is on. It's hilarious, but very annoying to my sister. She does it in her whiny tone. "A woooooooooooo" all sad like we're torturing her or something.
     
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    My GSD(sig) howls when he hears voices coming out of the phone (Intercom, or when I answer the phone using the charging thing for wireless phones). I think he gets scared, because he'd howl and walk around in circles, his ears go low, and he comes and stand by me.
     
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    daisy is so small, that when she howls she cant hold it. lol, i just started them agina. She is on my lap... SO HIGH PITCHED WITH HER
     
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    Aww that's so cute!! I hope my dog howls a bit! :)
     
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    is chief your first dog?
     
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    A-w-w-w...That is too cute. Isn't it funny when they do that?

    I think they like to hear themselves "sing." I really do. Jose, my Chi mix howls a lot, when he's having a glorious time and he's playing this game where he tries to get my attention. It's for fun that he does this. He crouches down, rear up in the air and starts this short up and down, up and down moan, gurgly thing. Then I say, "What do you want!" in a sort of loud, pretend mad tone. He knows I'm kidding. Then he does it more and then off he goes into a howl. Then he pounces toward me for play. And I "attack" him. He is so cute and so full of personality.
     
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    lol that is Soo cute, lovely little dog
     
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    I hate to break the news, but the main reason a dog howls is because some sound is hurting his/her ears. So, if you think it's cute for them to do this when you play the piano/flute/etc. just know you're actually hurting their ears...
     
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    Tippy has a happy howl that she uses when we're back, or when there is a treat she wants....and then there's her whiny howl which she uses for thinks she DOESN'T like, like the flute, or when she's just unhappy. I try to remove her from the area when my sister is playing flute because she bugs the heck outta my sis and Tippy just doesn't like it.
     
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    actually i heard that when we used to ply the harmonica, i didnt do it,

    but she does howl when i do (howl), i cant see that hurting her ears, but idf it is ill stop, they actually come and find me when i howl, which is pretty much wolf behaviour right???
     
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    Many people believe that dogs howl in response to fire-truck and police
    sirens because it hurts their ears. This is not so, the response is a
    throw-back to the wild instinctual behavior of howling in response to
    another dog's howl.

    Pack animals like wolves and dogs will howl in harmony as a form of staying
    in touch over distances and communicating between packs. You begin to
    "howl" and your packmate simply joins in.
    It's the reason all those dogs howl when their owners
    play the clarinet, howl, sing,or play songs on the radio. It's an
    instinctive wolf behavior.

    Wolves will howl together as a social and territorial ritual. They also
    howl to locate each other when the pack is split up, to help coordinate
    hunting activities or to reassemble the pack.
     
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    You should see - and hear - Bimmer howl going over the hill down the driveway when he thinks a certain pack of dogs is lurking about! Now that's an entirely different howl, lol! You should see them run too :eek:

    He and the girls do some social howling and singing, but they never, ever howl back at the coyotes . . .
     
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    What a riot! It's funny how some do it or do it more than others and the different things that get them going. I've never heard Chulita or Lyric howl, but Jose will, not only when he sees animals on TV, but when he hears a bunch of dogs barking in the distance. LOL. He puts his head up and his little mouth forms an "O." My GSD howled too and sometimes my Lab did. It cracks me up.
     
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    Oh... I can see the pack mentality howling thing too. I've just always heard that sirens and such reach a pitch in their ears that their howling would offset, too. Dunno... :confused:
     

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