This may be a silly question to ask. But, have you tried barking at your dog? For no reason, have you tried mimicking their bark and see what their reaction is? If you haven’t, well, maybe doing some experiments after reading this post will intentionally make you try barking at your buddy.
But this is not something about scaring them or making them terrified. It’s only about knowing how they respond to this kind of situation.
So, to help you identify how dogs react to sudden human barking, we’ll help you know the signs of how dogs can understand human barking and how do they respond to it.
Dogs’ Reaction to Human Barking
First of all, barking means a sign of communication with dogs. You might not fully know it, but when your neighbor’s dog bark at your dog, it can mean something. It may only be a quick chit chat for them, or they want to tell that something’s in danger.
Dogs barking at each other is quite a typical scenario to look at. But, what if humans tried to bark at dogs?
How do dogs convey it?
Keep in mind that there is no official dog language. Dogs mostly communicate with one another through their body movements and voice tones. The critical thing to observe when dogs try to bark is listening with their tones.
You might notice that some dogs bark are modulated, aggressive, calm, with grief or curious. The message varies depending on what kind of tone is being delivered to them.
So, for example, if you bark at your dog and he starts growling back at you, it may mean that you used an aggressive tone. Otherwise, if you’re dog tries to move towards you and wags his tail happily, it means that you use a pleasing tone.
However, there are a lot of instances that when you try to bark, your dog gets a confused feeling. When this happens, you can see the shock feelings in their faces, which is a bit funny and cute to look at.
Their initial reaction might only be “What does my human is trying to do?” and your dog might only be leaning their heads puzzled with what you do.
Overall, there are thousands of additional signs of how your dogs can respond to human barking. The endpoint will always draw to what kind of tone you used when communicating with your dog. It might be a tedious thing for you to discover how your dog can translate your barking, but the results will be excellent.
If you are confident that you and your buddy have a great connection with each other, then the communication would probably be much better. Still, there are some things that you should put in mind as these things might also be a confidential matter with your dog.