Tucker, a one and a half-year-old Schnoodle, plays the piano and sings along at least 3 or 4 times every day. In spite of all of his practicing, he really isn’t getting any better at it. But for sure he howls with such passion and the neighbors must really love him.
Why Do Dogs Howl When They Hear Music?
For example, if you’re playing the trumpet, the high-pitched sound is likely reminding your dog of another dog howling. Sirens and other high-pitched sounds will often trigger him to howl. It’s a form of communication.
Wolves in the wild will howl to communicate with one another. Wolves use howling a little differently than your canine does. Since the high-pitched wail of a howl can be heard over great distances, one wolf will howl to another to let him know his position. It’s kind of like wolf GPS. If the pack is spread out over acres of wilderness, a howl can help bring them back together. Your lovable pooch is descended from wolves, and while he doesn’t use it to locate his pack, the instinct to return a howl hasn’t diminished.