Your Border Collie may bark to let you know something. This can be an insignificant thing or a very serious matter. Because your dog wants you as its owner to avoid the dangers.
And since your shepherd doesn’t know how to communicate his problems, he will bark to let you know if something is bothering him. So if you find your dog barking, check the situation and make sure your puppy isn’t hurt or injured somewhere. And try to spend more time with your dog to better understand his behavior.
Dogs bark in response to stimuli and bonding exercises
Dog barking can be a response to environmental influences. Common provocations are sirens from ambulances, police or fire engines. The sound of that noise was the only time my dog barked. The distant sound of approaching sirens always made her sit up and join in the wailing. The reason remains uncertain, as she never barked at the sound of other dogs howling. Perhaps the pitch of the sirens awakened some otherwise dormant genetic memory.
Much of our research confirms that dog yelping occurs when certain sounds are perceived. The offers and triggers can be anything: music playing on the stereo at a party, popular TV theme songs, or the sound of musical instruments. People who enjoy barking at dogs even seem to encourage their dogs by barking themselves! It seems that one reason dogs whine is the experience of companionship or connection.
Why do dogs bark at sirens? Why do dogs bark when you bark? Maybe it’s to join in and be part of the action.
They want their partner home.
Usually a wolf howls when it wants its pack back, and it’s no different when it comes to border collies.
A border collie will bark if he wants you home. And this is more likely to happen when you’ve left the house.
3: Responding to noise
Collies have very sensitive hearing and some will howl in response to certain noises. Common triggers are sirens or loud alarms. Some collies find it necessary to join in the howl, but the reason for this is unclear.
The noise may have awakened some dormant ancestral gene and your collie feels the need to respond and join in the howl.
When we hear a Border Collie growl, it’s not just because of noise. There is a specific reason for that. Howling in a Border Collie is a form of communication. They are trying to convey messages to other dogs, their owners or sometimes even themselves.
Border collies are a very intelligent breed and have a lot of energy. They need an outlet for their feelings.