Howling is a long and noble tradition for dogs, going all the way back to their distant relative: the wolf. Wild wolves would howl as a form of GPS, and could locate other members of their pack through long, loud calls. Though domestic pups of today don't really have a need for these sorts of calls, they'll occasionally revert to their age-old customs and show off some of their impressive vocalizations — especially when they hear a sound that seems to mimic the howls of a wolf pack.
Here are some savvy little puppies who are already learning how to sound like big, tough wolves!
1. If you have a plethora of voluptuous wrinkles, it's easy to ensure all eyes are on you.
2. What do you mean, an intimidating hunting dog doesn't sound like this?
3. Sometimes howling can be a bit scary at first, so it helps if you've got a pal to show you the ropes.
4. It's okay to howl at your toys to make sure they stay in line and don't try any funny stuff.
5. At the end of a long day of playing, sometimes you just have to sit back and let out a mighty howl.
6. Howling can be a group activity, if done correctly!
7. The backyard can be big and daunting, so feel free to howl and show it who's boss.
8. Most importantly, the best howls can often occur when you're not even trying — or awake!