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This dog seems to want to sing, why?

  1. Jun 18, 2016 #1


    This is a video taken by my nephew and his dog. I was never sure I believed the other YouTube videos like this until I actually witnessed it.

    We had a discussion about why the dog seemed to want to take part in the singing. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Jun 19, 2016 #3
    It even sounds like he is trying to talk sometimes.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2016 #4

    Fervent Freyja

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    When I was very young, my grandpa had a boston terrier also that seemed to enjoy attempting to imitate words. These are an intelligent, energetic breed! I can't recall any particular words, but it amazed me at just how close the old dog could get to sounding as if he were really speaking (and singing)! Dogs are certainly personality animals and can associate sounds with meaning. Some have a unique sense of humor too! I think this has a lot to do with training and forming a bond with pet owners. The real reason his dog is singing is probably because he loves your nephew and wants to make him happy! :smile:
     
  6. Jun 20, 2016 #5
    I think jedishrfu 's link offers you a scientific explanation, and that you may probably need to teach your nephew to not encage his dog like so as such a low treatment to his own pet is clearly very rude.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2016 #6

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  8. Jun 20, 2016 #7

    Fervent Freyja

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    Like I said, this is a very energetic breed. There could be many reasons that he was in a cage. Very young boston terriers can tear a home apart quickly and will jump/scratch/lick home visitors. My uncle also had one of these growing up and had to keep her in the bathroom when people would visit, especially when she was a puppy. I have also done this as a time-out treatment (much more humane than the beatings I received in childhood) with my cats. There was absolutely nothing in that young mans voice or way of speaking to his dog or environment shown in that video to make me believe that he is a bad pet owner. I say, that dog has a good life in comparison with what many people in the world endure. See: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/top-five-countries-highest-rates-child-prostitution-1435448
     
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