How To Train A Dog To Howl Like A Wolf

How To Train A Dog To Howl Like A Wolf

This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!

Teach your dog to howl like a wolf and show off a trick that is both endearing and impressive.

  1. To teach a howl you have to encourage your dog to be noisy then choose the noise closest to the howl and reinforce it.
  2. If you have previously taught your dog to bark then this will be easier.
  3. As he is barking listen carefully to the sound and watch your dog’s mouth shape for anything that may have the potential to become a howl, reinforce and reward.
  4. Ignore all other behaviors and sounds until you hear and see the potential howl add the command word, reinforce and reward.
  5. Practice will perfect your dogs howl

Top tip; Offering a howl alongside your dog’s sound will probably encourage him to change the pitch of his bark.

A dog trainer loves this trick because dogs howl sounds wonderful, and is amazingly cute.

Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover and the founder of Success Dogs. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.