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Why Do Dogs Howl? How to Curb Excessive Howling

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 21, 2022 • 4 min read

Howling is an instinctual vocalization that canines use when communicating with other animals, expressing fear or agitation, and suffering from pain or injury. While animal behaviorists consider occasional howling in domestic dogs to be normal, pet owners should address excessive howling accordingly to determine the underlying cause and remedy the issue.