It looks like a laboratory experiment in this video and dog shakes its head as it sits on the couch listens to ringtones from its owner’s phone.

With every new sound, it shakes its head and makes a howling sound. 

Dog howling has a high-pitched and almost piercing quality to it.

A lot of music also shares that quality, specifically pieces that involve pianos, saxophones and clarinets. High female singing can also encourage doggie howling.

If your dog howls when he hears music with any of these elements, it may be because he – mistakenly – thinks that he is hearing another dog somewhere off in the distance calling out to him, and is attempting to acknowledge the communication by answering back loudly.

“Low” instruments, such as bass guitars, can’t confuse canines in the same manner they sound nothing like canine howling.

Dogs don’t only howl back to music, but also to various other sounds that are high and shrill.

Some examples are ambulance sirens, televisions and even certain high-pitched cell phone ringtones. 

As long as the sound is high and even vaguely similar to a canine howl, your poor pet may get confused.

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