28 Dec 08
Hello vanities I don't think that it is normal for a dog to maon a lot. It is my guess that your dog howls/moans due to a possibility of several reasons. One could be that, if your dog is male, there is a female dog in the neighborhood that is in heat. If your dog is a female, perhaps she is in heat. Dogs sometimes howl to signal their presence to other dogs. It is a form of dog communication. It could be that a cat is in the neighborhood. We have a Russel Terrier and there is a electric toy we had a Halloween. When we turned it on it made a goblin voice wishing all a Happy Halloween. When we played it, the Russel Terrier would howl. Is there a noise of a t.v., music or a humming of an appliance that is bothering the dogs ears? Sometimes dogs instinctively howl when they hear noises that they interpret as another dog howling, not because the noise hurts their ears. Are there children in the home that perhaps cry? Take note at what is going on around you at the time the howling commences and try to pin point what the cause maybe in terms of noise. Are there sirens at the time of howling? If the noise is coming from inside the home, try to eliminate the noise if you can find one as being a possible cause and see what happens. The Dog may Howl because it is happy or because the dog is desperately bored and restless. Be sure to exercise the dog regularly. Walk the dog. Take the dog to an open field and throw a ball or stick for the dog. Let the dog run and play. Provide the dog with more toys when it is inside. Stimulating your dog will help cease the howling.
• United States
28 Dec 08
Does your dog seem to be in pain or uncomfortable when he moans? Has he been checked out by a vet to make sure he's healthy? Some dogs are more vocal than others so the moan may mean nothing but you always have to be aware of your pet because he can't tell you if something is wrong.