Did you ever wonder why your dog barks at the sound of sirens passing by?
Interestingly enough, dogs interpret high pitch sounds such as a siren as a form of communication. High pitch sounds are a preferred choice of communication for dogs due to the fact that they travel longer distances. You may also notice that when one dog howls, other dogs in the neighborhood may chime in as well. That’s because they feel a need to connect and communicate with another pack of dogs from a far.
However, not all dogs respond to sirens. It’s believed that dogs who don’t respond, often feel confident and secure where they are and choose to ignore the sound.
So the next time you hear your dog howl don’t be alarmed, it’s what dogs do! Remember, dogs are descendants of wolves and howling is how wolves communicate; just like your dog may do!