What tone makes dogs howl? Howling is one of many forms of vocal communication used by dogs. Dogs howl to attract attention, to make contact with others and to announce their presence. Some dogs also howl in response to high-pitched sounds, such as emergency vehicle sirens or musical instruments.
What triggers dogs to howl? Many dogs howl when stimulated by certain high pitched sounds like sirens and music, or in response to another dog’s vocalizations. Howling acknowledges that they hear the sound and express their readiness to respond or desire to join in the action.
How do I make my puppy howl?
- Sing/Howl yourself.
- Play a musical instrument like the harmonica.
- Play siren or alarm sounds.
- Whistle for your dog.
- Play videos of dogs howling (see examples below)
Is it OK to make my dog howl? Unless the howling disturbs you or your neighbors, let your dog howl. As you well know, your dog is nothing more than a wolf in your living room. As such, howling is something he is genetically programmed to do for a few useful canine reasons. It’s an ancient memory.