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Why do dogs howl when they hear sirens?

  1. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    Why do dogs howl when they hear sirens?

  2. Sandra Celik profile image62
    Sandra Celikposted 4 years ago

    I believe it triggers a primal instinct that reminds them of the Call of the Wild, they are replying to the pack gathering together for the hunt so to speak.

  3. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    I have always heard that the pitch of the sirens hurt their ears. I tend to believe this explanation as the kind of howling they make at hearing sirens is a lot different than the baying sort they usually make when disturbed, concerned or out hunting.

  4. luvtoowrite profile image41
    luvtoowriteposted 4 years ago

    Someone once told me, it is because it hurts their ears. My dog howls when she hears sirens all the time, I don't think it because she's is hurting though.

  5. blueheron profile image97
    blueheronposted 4 years ago

    My mother always said she thought loud, high-pitched sounds hurt dogs' ears--since their hearing is much more acute and sensitive than ours--and howl because their ears hurt.