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February 1st, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Someone just recently told me it can be common for dogs to howl when babies cry!

Although I'd never thought about it before it makes sense. I understand the reasons dogs howl in response to certain pitched noises. Does anyone have a dog that howls when their baby cries? What does the baby think of it?
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February 1st, 2012, 01:39 PM
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My 3 Rottweilers never did. I actually have never heard this before.
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February 1st, 2012, 05:41 PM
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My Boxer and my Boxer/lab mix never did. I've had a lot of friends with babies who have had dogs and I've never known anyone whose dog howled when their baby cried.
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May 7th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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My two rescues never did. They do howl at train whistles, though.
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May 25th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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If you have a dog that is a known howler, I would half expect him/her to do so when baby cries on occasion. My sister has a beagle who howled when baby cried for a few weeks, then he got over it, we assumed he got used to the noise?

My parents dog never howled with the babies, but they werent howlers to begin with...
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July 8th, 2012, 10:23 PM
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I have a Siberian Husky, and she never howled. Mind you, she doesn't even howl when she hears sirens... I don't think I've ever heard her howl. But she is a talker and she's not made any noise when my baby cried. And she was much younger then too, not even a year old.

I would say unless your dog is known to howl, you shouldn't have too many worries
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