Pack Of Dogs Howl In Unison Responding To Train Horn

Published January 29, 2018 1,089 Plays $1.64 earned

Rumble / Dogs & PuppiesA hilarious video has emerged featuring a pack of dogs responding to train horn by howling back.This person's pack of vocal dogs "sing" with the oncoming train sounds. Caution! Very loud tones of cuteness are on the horizon!

Many might wonder why dogs tend to respond to sirens and horns. To our canine companions, sirens might sound like the faraway howl of another dog. A single howl leads to another, and before you know it, you hear a whole chorus of dogs responding to each other. This is they naturally return the call of the wild.

Footage shows a pack of dogs anxiously sitting on the porch. As the sound of train horn begins to approach, we hear a loud, mournful howl radiating from each and every one of them. The moment they hear the train, the dogs start howling in unison, joining the chorus of the siren. Incredible!

This sound of howling dogs may remind you of wolves in the wild, calling to one another. In fact, this is the more popular explanation for why dogs howl at sirens. Wolves use howling as a method of communication and as a sort of primitive form of GPS to locate one another. Dogs, being the descendants of wolves, may be expressing this instinctual behavior when prompted by the sound of a siren.

As social pack animals, dogs may be interpreting high pitched sounds as communication. Dogs hear a higher frequency of sounds than a person, which is why ultrasonic signals such as those used in training whistles can be heard by dogs. This pack of dogs reminded us of the 101 Dalmatians movie when dogs were exchanging barks or howls across long distances.