Husky Puppy Learns To Howl With The Help Of A Squeaky Toy
Who wouldn’t want a baby puppy? So tiny, chubby and practically helpless, all they want to do all day long is eat, sleep, poop and repeat! They can poop all they want, because we could squash them, that’s how cute tiny puppies are!
Still, not all puppies are the same. We are not talking about some being extrovert, while others introvert. We are talking about how some puppies would keep quiet up until they learn to growl and bark, while others would howl to their heart’s content, way before they have even seen the moon! That’s right - we are talking about huskies!
Stubborn little rascals, they are the perfect playtime buddy. That is, until you grow tired and want to sit down. They know not of fatigue. Huskies would much rather wrestle themselves to sleep before sitting down on their butts and be still for five. Dang. Minutes! They are quick learners and incredibly loyal, so they would probably learn a thing or two about manners in order to impress the occasional house guest and the vet. But once they find themselves on their home turf, away from staring eyes, all hell breaks loose. And it all starts with howling.
This little girl, however tiny, knows exactly what she is doing. Like a choir after they hear the tone from the tuning fork, the moment her owner releases the squeaky toy, unleashing that sound, this tiny wolf begins her serenade. Her vowels perfectly rounded, she lifts her chin up towards the ceiling, takes a nice, deep, steady breath and lets go of the air built up in her lungs. Just splendid, isn’t it?
Truth is, no one really knows why huskies howl. Some speculate that it is because of their ancient lineage, their genes being so close to wolves and all. What is known is that they sometimes do it when they are bored, but sometimes they howl when in company of others of their kind. The low pitched sound is a requirement if they want to be heard for miles on out. Each dog has a howl distinctive only to them, making it an individual trait to recognize each other in the wilderness. In a pack, the dog that has the deepest howl is the alpha.
People who keep several of these dogs are familiar with the so-called community howl. Since each dog’s howl is different, when they start doing it at the same time at different pitches and use different modulating tones, the echo that transfers can make a pair of dogs sound like a dozen.
Still, who could resist such an itsy-bitsy little howl? Awwww!