How to understand the barking, howling and grunting of my dog

Understanding the body language of your dog and knowing how to communicate with your pet is really important to establish a link with your animal and get to understand. But there are other aspects that can not be overlooked: the barking, howling and grunting of your dog . There are those who think that a bark is a bark, period, but it is not like that. Your dog will be telling you a lot through his oral communication. That's why from .com we want to guide you to understand how my dog ​​barks, howls and growls.

The barks

To understand the barking of your dog, you will first have to learn to differentiate them .

  • Strong, sharp and fast barking. It will be indicating aggressiveness and territoriality.
  • Guttural or short barking frequented, may be accompanied by grunts. Warning to the herd, of potential danger. You are his pack.
  • Short barking Your dog greets you, welcomes you.
  • Short high pitch bark . Play with you
  • Bark sharp as a scream . It tells you that your dog feels pain or is sick.
  • Low barking and spacing. It warns you to back off, you can attack.

The howls

  • Long howl Do you feel lonely.
  • Howl short with high tone that increases. Your dog is happy
  • Howling in siren mode. Your dog responds to other howls or a constant noise.
  • Howl only . Hunting signal.

It can also happen that your dog emits howls only because it is happy.

The grunts

Your dog can emit playful grunts that are common when he is playing, so you have to know how to differentiate the game grunts with the aggressive or alert ones. Although a dog that is too excited playing can bite you.

  • Growl low . You must back off because it is indicating you are a dominant dog and can attack you if you feel invaded.
  • Growl with short bark. Your dog is responding to a threat. Be careful because it may be a warning that you are going to attack.
  • Medium grunting with or without barking. Indicates that your dog is nervous and can become aggressive.
  • Soft growl in murmur. Sign of joy and game.
  • Grunting with barking in high tone. Your dog feels insecure and although he does not want to fight, if they keep bothering him he will.