Why does my dog howl when the door bell rings?

Why does my dog howl when the door bell rings?


He also does it when someone knocks at the back door? Is he alerting for a stranger….and does anyone know a way i can train him to not do it?

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6 Responses to “Why does my dog howl when the door bell rings?”

  1. Rotten Rotts says:

    He is announcing company. I have mine sit away from the door and if they bark I say a firm (Hush and no one needs your opinion)

  2. Erika says:

    Does he howl or bark? If he’s howling, it may be that the sound hurts his ears. Our older lab howls at fire truck sirens.

  3. Kmitko says:

    He’s either alerting you that some one’s there or telling that person at the door to go away because he thinks their a threat.

    And you could whenever he does howl, tap him on the nose slightly. And keep doing it until he stops. Worked for my dog (:

  4. George says:

    he is letting you know that someone is about to intrude its a sign of showing he is protecting you from danger, um maybe my dogs do it also but i let them because if i can hear the bell they let me know there is someone

  5. DeeDawg says:

    he’s letting you know someone is at the door.

    it’s harder to teach a dog to just STOP than it is to teach him to do something ELSE.

    i found that training them to go to their crate or bed for a cookie is really easy to train, and it makes them associate visitors with cookies!

  6. alexis88883 says:

    The bark because it startle them. Yes you can train the dog not to do it but you have to have a friend ring the bell while you tell your dog to not bark. You dont want your dog to allert you?