Why do dogs howl when they hear music? Whenever the piano music starts, Elmo ‘sings along’ with a howl. He is so smart, he can actually play the piano on pitch. This is quite amazing!
While you may enjoy watching him howl while performing his favorite tunes, it can lead you to wonder why the music makes him howl. Some dogs howl when they hear music, some don’t. No one knows exactly what triggers the howling instinct, but the high pitch sound of music may very well provoke the now dormant howling instinct in domestic dogs. Dogs have extremely sensitive ears and are particularly sensitive to the intensity of sounds. Besides giving one amazing show, Elmo is also a great help in keeping the piano in tune.