Dogs, also known as man’s best friend are owned by forty-seven percent of American households. They’re always trying to play and barking but do we actually know what our pets our trying to communicate to us? There’s many different things they’re trying to say but we’ll split up into six different categories.
Although you may think of them as just pets, they think of you as their best friends and care givers. If they need anything they’re going to look for you to provide it. This is what causes them to bark for attention. When they need a meal, need to use the bathroom, want to play outside, or just want some love they’ll bark to get it.
As such friendly playful animals dogs tend to get very excited easily. They’re always down for a walk, chasing a stick or a good game of tug of war. Dogs will start to recognize keys words that go along with those activities and when they here them they start to bark out of excitement until they get what they want. Also when they see a familiar face they get very excited leading to barking.
A stormy night might cause your dog to shiver and hide under the table. After every boom that comes with the lighting they might let out a big howl, this is due to their fear. Like humans, dogs are also capable of being afraid. Multiple things may cause their fear such as inmate objects, certain people, and loud objects like mentioned above. The fear they posse will lead to give out a big howl. This bark can also be distinguished since the dogs ears will be back and his tail low.
Dogs are known for their protective instincts and are very territorial. When an intruder encounters their territory the dog will often bark in attempt to scare them away. You can tell when the dog is in a protective state since they’ll have their head perched up and their ears up to the sky.
Two health issues also can cause a dog to bark. One is Canine Cognitive Disease, this disease is very similar to dementia for humans. The other is deafness which dogs tend to suffer from as they grow with age. These two health issues cause the dog to bark because they can longer hear themselves doing it.