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Tigger2 is offline  
Location: Cheshire, UK.
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06-03-2007, 12:22 PM

Why does my dog howl when I sing?

No seriously, I know it sounds funny and indeed it is usually when he does it!
Found out by chance when i La La along to Kylie but what I need to know I upsetting him? Do dogs howl only when theyre upset? If so I will try to not sing around him, only I need to know as my daughter now thinks its funny and will prob start doing it.

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Inca is offline  
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06-03-2007, 12:28 PM
perhaps he wants to form a band ?
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Trixybird is offline  
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06-03-2007, 12:33 PM
SOH on here this morning is brilliant!! He is singing with you x
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Meg is offline  
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06-03-2007, 12:36 PM
Hi Tigger dogs howl as a means of communicating with each other, not necessarily because they are upset. In a litter of puppies one of them may start to howl perhaps because it feels isolated from the dam, and the other puppies will all join in

I think the reason some dogs howl at certain voices/sound is because the sounds just happen to be the same pitch as a dog howling, the dog is attuned to that pitch and joins in.

I used to be able to make the whole kennels howl by pretending to howl
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Carole is offline  
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06-03-2007, 12:38 PM
I think the reason some dogs howl at certain voices/sound is because they happen to be the same pitch as a dog howling, the dog recognises this and joins in.
So this is the reason why dogs howl at sirens Finn likes to howl along with an ambulance siren.
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IanTaylor is offline  
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06-03-2007, 12:56 PM
Just think of your dog as the K9 Simon Cowell ... and you as the er...... well never mind
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Phil is offline  
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06-03-2007, 02:00 PM
Let's start a band. Here's my dog singing !!

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DobieGirl is offline  
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06-03-2007, 02:08 PM
Aww dinner that adorable!

I'd love Roxy to sing along with me
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Evie is offline  
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06-03-2007, 02:35 PM
There is a dog that lives on our street that howls along with the icecream van. Very cute!
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Brundog is offline  
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06-03-2007, 10:41 PM
i always thought it was my singing being so dreadful - but bruno howls along with most bob dylan songs and with Luca's baby toys that play a tune..........................................leav ing his very cruel mum and dad to constantly play these things so that he will howl as its so funny !!!!

god i need to get a life !
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