Howling in Dogs
What to Do About Excessive Howling continued...
Because howling issues can be challenging to work with, don’t
hesitate to enlist the help of a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT).
Many CPDTs offer group or private classes that can give you and your dog lots
of help with attention-seeking howling. Please see our article, Finding Professional
Help, to locate a CPDT in your area.
Spend Time with Your Dog
Some dogs howl because they’re lonely, especially if they’re
left alone or kept outside for many hours at a time. Dogs, like humans, are
very social animals and need regular interaction with their human families. If
your dog howls often when by himself, you may need to spend more quality time
together. Bring him inside more often, play games and take walks with him. Take
him to a fun training class that focuses on rewarding good behavior. When you
must leave your dog home alone for more than a few minutes, be sure to give him
plenty of toys and attractive chew items to enjoy by himself.