What Does It Mean When Dogs Start Howling At The Moon
While some breeds are more known for it than others (Huskies and Hounds come to mind), howling is the trait our dogs exhibit that most reminds us of the ancestral wolves they were descended from. Scientists aren’t exactly sure what howling connotes. However, there are a few strong hypotheses for why they do it. Some researchers believe dogs do it to communicate, while others think they do it to express pleasure or displeasure at other noises in the environment.
In order for a dog to start howling, there usually needs to be a trigger. This is usually another loud noise, something like a train whistle or a high-pitched singer in a song.