This is some text inside of a div block.
Hey Shopping Cart
Weymar GPS Activity Necklace - Silicone
Ref: JAG_GPS_S2_Weymar
{price} €
Your basket is empty
The choice of the subscription package is made when your box is activated.
Standard delivery costs: {price.delivery.std} €GRATUIT (jusqu'au 31/07)
Le choix du paiement en 3 fois sans frais se choisit sur la page de paiement
Total
{price} €
Activate my tracker
Behaviour
3
 min

Why does the dog act like a wolf? Analysis of ancestral behavior...

The dog, man's best friend, is also the direct descendant of the wolf. This relationship is part of the reason why domestic dogs can sometimes imitate the behavior of their wild ancestors, including mimicking the howl of wolves. We explain everything about the dog that “acts like a wolf”!
main
Author
Team Jagger.Lewis
Date of publication
April 21, 2023
The dog, man's best friend, is also the direct descendant of the wolf. This relationship is part of the reason why domestic dogs can sometimes imitate the behavior of their wild ancestors, including mimicking the howl of wolves. We therefore explain to you why your dog “acts like a wolf”!
A deep genetic connection

The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus). The two species therefore share a deep genetic connection. The first dogs were domesticated around 20,000 to 40,000 years ago. Over the millennia, dogs have been selected and bred for a variety of specific tasks and behaviors, but their link with the wolf remains present in their DNA.

Communication and socialization

Howling is an essential mode of communication for wolves, which allows them to maintain contact with members of their pack, mark their territory, and coordinate their hunting activities. Dogs, even if they have been domesticated, maintain some of this ability to communicate. By imitating the wolf's howl, dogs can express a variety of emotions and intentions, such as excitement, fear, loneliness, or the desire to establish a social connection with other dogs or humans.

Response to specific stimuli

Dogs can also mimic the wolf howl in response to specific stimuli, such as high-pitched sounds, sirens, musical instruments, or even the human voice. Dogs have excellent hearing and can perceive sounds that are inaudible to humans. Some of these sounds may trigger howling behavior in them, possibly due to a neurological connection between the auditory stimulus and the ancestral howling behavior.

Firefighter sirens, with their high and modulated tones, can be perceived by dogs as sounds similar to the howls of their ancestors, the wolves. This similarity can trigger an instinctive reaction in dogs to “respond” to the howl by mimicking this behavior.

Strengthening the link with humans

Dogs are social animals and often seek to please their owners. If a dog finds that his “wolf” behavior is attracting the attention of his owner, he may be inclined to replicate that behavior to receive more attention or positive reinforcement. It's important to note that, in some cases, excessive howling may be a sign of an underlying problem, such as separation anxiety, and should be treated accordingly.

You might also like

main

Why is my dog running away?

La fugue est une des premières causes d’inquiétude du maître envers son chien. Et si je ne retrouvais plus chien ? Quelles sont les raisons de cette fugue ? Dois-je constamment l’enfermer ou le mainte
Lire l'article
main

Why is my dog eating faeces?

Whether it's the cat's litter box or the dog's faeces around the corner, Médor leaves nothing lying around! The behavior of eating faeces, called coprophagia, is a fairly common behavior in dogs. While this may seem strange and disgusting to humans, there are a number of reasons why dogs may be attracted to faeces. So why is your dog attracted to faeces? Is it dangerous for his health? How to fix it?
Lire l'article
main

Why does the dog act like a wolf? Analysis of ancestral behavior...

The dog, man's best friend, is also the direct descendant of the wolf. This relationship is part of the reason why domestic dogs can sometimes imitate the behavior of their wild ancestors, including mimicking the howl of wolves. We explain everything about the dog that “acts like a wolf”!
Lire l'article
Newsletter

Let's stay in touch

To stay up to date with our news and product news, subscribe to our newsletter!
Welcome to the family!
Whoops! Something went wrong when submitting the form.