Why Do Dogs Howl at the Moon?

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Dogs howl at the moon to signal position when they are on hunting. Dogs also howl when left alone for long times and they are attempting to hint to their family members. Dog howls are also very contagious, since one dog's howl may set off a series of howls around the neighborhood.
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Dogs dont really howl at the moon,but it just works better when their heads are bent back in that position. It's a way of saying 'hey' is there anybody out there who is part of my
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In actuality, dogs may appear to howl during a full moon, but it's more likely that they are simply howling to communicate with each other. It may just be easier to notice that they're
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Dogs howl to signal location when they are hunting. They also howl when left alone for long periods.
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Howling may sound melancholy or whine-like, but it is actually a dog's instinctual form of communication. Dogs are social animals and howling at sirens, singing with harmonicas or
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It is believed that dogs howl at the moon because they can not sleep. The light of the moon keeps them up, if it was dark they would be sleeping. They howl on dark nights, but not as often as when its light out at night.
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