Tips on Understanding the Sounds Your Dog Makes

March 23, 2021

Tips on Understanding the Sounds Your Dog Makes

Dogs use different sounds to convey a certain message to other animals or to us humans. Some sounds are easier to guess what your dog is trying to convey while others may not be so clear. Here are some tips and possible meanings as to each type of sound your dog makes.

 

Sighs

Have you ever heard your dog sigh as they lie down with their head between their front paws? It could mean two things depending on their facial expression. If your dog's eyes are half opened, it could be a sign that your dog is very content and relaxed. However, if you hear your dog sigh and their eyes are wide opened, it could be a sign that they are very dissatisfied and that their expectation wasn't met. In other words, your dog has given up.

Baying

What about baying sounds? If your dog is baying, it's usually when your dog is on a hunt. Your dog is trying to convey the message of "Follow me", "Right this way", "Let's get him!".

 

Howling

There are different types of howls. If your dog's howls are short with the final howl drawn out, it could mean that your dog is lonely or feels left out. He could be sounding this to ask where everyone went. It could also imply that he is telling whoever is around or within his howling vicinity that "I'm right here" or "This is my spot". Sometimes you might hear a howl response from another dog right after. If your dog's howls are short, it could be a sign that your dog is excited or anticipating something exciting to happen.

 

Vocalization

Dogs can also be trained to give certain barks under a certain command. For example, police dogs are often taught to use certain barks - such as moans, growls, howling - to give off a certain message depending on the situation.

 

We hope that this article is helpful in understanding the message your dog is trying to convey to you by the different barks he gives!





Also in Pet Care

How to Take Care of Your Dog's Fur
How to Take Care of Your Dog's Fur

May 17, 2022

Did you know that it's important to take care of your dog's grooming even if your dog stays indoors all the time? That's because their fur can still catch onto dirt, dust, and other allergen even within the home. Therefore, it is important that you regularly brush your dog's fur and schedule regular baths.

Continue Reading

Probiotic for Dogs - How Does It Help?
Probiotic for Dogs - How Does It Help?

May 10, 2022

As a dog lover, you probably have a huge interest in keeping your dog happy & healthy. A major part of doing so is by making sure that their digestive systems is running smoothly. Just like humans, the bacteria in your dog's gut is essential to their health and when it malfunctions, it may need some assistance, such as probiotics. So what exactly are probiotics and what can they do for your beloved furry friend? Read on to learn more!

Continue Reading

Pros + Cons of Grain-Free Dog Food
Pros + Cons of Grain-Free Dog Food

May 05, 2022

Grain-free dog food fad has taken off and is a popular choice on the pet nutrition market. Whether it is because dog parents assumed it was a healthier food choice or because in the human world gluten-free became a fad, it is wise for pet parents to understand all the information regarding this dog food trend first before choosing for their own fur bud. So read on to learn more about whether grains should or shouldn't be a part of your dog's diet.

Continue Reading