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Old 06-12-2005, 01:40 AM
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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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Old 06-12-2005, 09:00 AM
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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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Old 06-12-2005, 09:44 AM
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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...
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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Old 06-12-2005, 09:46 AM
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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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Old 06-12-2005, 10:37 AM
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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

He and the girls do some social howling and singing, but they never, ever howl back at the coyotes . . .
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:07 PM
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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...
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