My dog, an AKC registered female German shepherd, likes to bark at other dogs and cars. She will always do so, but this particular time, it was her best friend and neighbor who had gotten out of their car. She was sitting up on the porch, so she was trying to give him a quick peck. Her barking was getting pretty loud, and she was trying to get him to leave her alone but he was only trying to be friendly.
In a similar situation, someone who had gotten out of their car on a deserted road would be barking at the dogs in the road behind them. They would also raise their hand to get the dogs to move away from them, but they would have been barking at them anyway. This is because dogs have a natural fear of loud noises and this is why we see them barking in the woods.
The same goes for many other animals. In the same way that children have a natural fear of loud noises, dogs also have a natural fear of loud noises.
I’ve noticed that the same reaction to loud sounds is seen in people too. If you’ve ever had a loud crash and were knocked unconscious, you can bet that you had a brief moment when you could actually feel your arms and legs move and your brain start to slow down. This is why loud noises like plane crashes or explosions have such a heavy impact on the mind.
It’s also why we have dogs. We can actually stop our own heartbeats from beating at the same time that they’re producing large amounts of noise. They can actually slow down the heart rate and slow down the blood flow by emitting these loud sounds (similar to the effect we get from loud noises in our heads). But we can also stop breathing, so the loud thuds of a car accident can actually make us dizzy even though we’re not actually falling.
One of the reasons we have dogs is that they are, in theory, our best defense against the very loud noises from the outside world. We need to be able to communicate with them, and if any of us are going to be able to communicate with them we need to be able to hear them. It wouldn’t be so bad if there were no loud noises around us at all, but unfortunately, there are plenty.
It doesn’t help that dogs are so sensitive that they usually need a lot of time to get used to the noise. So when we’re out walking in the forest and it stops for a few hours, your dog will have to deal with the sudden silence all by itself. And she probably wont be too happy about it.
Some dogs have a hard time letting the sudden silence go. If you have a dog like this, it’s not hard to imagine how frustrating it is for her. I know mine has never given me a problem with silence either. However, to the dogs who can’t listen at a distance, I can only say: give it time.
The dog’s barking may not be as loud as it sounds in the video, but it’s still an unpleasant racket. I say its not so much a matter of noise as a matter of discomfort. And to put that in a nice way, I would rather have a dog that barks for my attention than for mine.
As for the video, a dog’s bark is much more than just an occasional bark. And, like any other animal, I would never expect my dog to be silent when the other dog is being annoying. After all, it is our natural tendency to connect with one another when we’re not concentrating on a task at hand. But if we’re having a fight and we can’t see one another, it might be easy for us to lose the connection.