Sometimes it's the little things.

Does your dog howl? We use to have a dog that would start howling, but only after WE howled first. She never would do it along with the siren coming from the fire department down the street.

After seeing this video, I had to look up the reason behind the howling. Here's what I ended up getting from Live Science.

Researchers admit that howling behavior in dogs is still largely a mystery. But if Fido goes wild at the sound of sirens or other dogs, it's not because his ears hurt. It's his ancestry that's partly to blame.


Your pooch shares his penchant for howling with his distant relation,the wolf. Much like barking or growling, howling is a deeply ingrained behavior that helps wolves communicate with one another.