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Why do dogs howl at sirens?

Why Do Dogs Howl at Sirens?

Sometimes, when you're out on a walk and a siren goes off it can be hard to figure out what's going on. Dogs are also sensitive to loud noises and many might react by howling or barking in response. Some dogs may cower, hide, or even run away from the noise. If this sounds like something your pet does then read on for some tips on how to help them get through sirens without being too scared!

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It is not always clear why dogs do this but there are several theories about the cause of the behavior.

Why Do Dogs Howl at Sirens?: Things to keep in mind next time your dog starts howling at sirens:

Things to keep in mind next time your dog starts howling at sirens:

  1. Dogs howl to communicate with other dogs.
  2. Dogs can hear higher frequency sounds than humans, so they may be able to hear a noise that we cannot.
  3. When a dog hears an unusual sound, he may react by howling because it is unfamiliar and scary.
  4. Some people believe that when dogs howl in loud noises, it's their way of telling us that they're scared or upset about something and need our help.
  5. In some cultures around the world, people believe that when dogs howl at night, there are evil spirits nearby.
  6. The scientific explanation for why dogs howl is not yet known for sure because research has been inconclusive on whether this behavior is inherited or learned from another animal.
  7. These reactions are normal because animals don't understand the meaning of what they're hearing 
  8. It's important for pet owners to keep their animals calm during these times by speaking calmly, playing music, or giving treats
  9. If you have been driving with your dog in the car and see a police officer on the side of the road with his lights flashing, try asking someone else who is not associated with law enforcement if he would mind stopping by your house so you can put your dog inside before going any further; this will help avoid any potential misunderstandings between law enforcement and your furry friend


Why do dogs howl at sirens? It is possible that they are responding to the noise, but not really sure. One theory about why this behavior occurs could be due to a dog's hearing range being much greater than ours - meaning that their ears may pick up frequencies our ears cannot hear. Another possibility is that it's an instinctual response from thousands of years ago when wolves used to alert each other against danger with vocalizations like howls and cries. Regardless of what causes these behaviors in your pup, you can always tell them "thank you" for waking us up!

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