Dogs are man’s best and oldest friend. As the human race has gone on to conquer the world (and outer space), dogs have been there alongside us. Before we had TVs, radios, smartphones, and the Internet to keep us occupied, we had the old-fashioned companionship of our four-legged friends to keep us busy.
However, despite our deep and long-lasting bond with our dogs, several things they do can confuse, amuse, and sometimes, even irritate us, much to our confusion. I’ve owned dogs my whole life, and even I find myself surprised at some of the bizarre behavior my pup displays sometimes.
One of the most frustrating problems that all dog owners can relate to is being awoken at night due to your hound’s howling. Picture this – you’re just about to get into bed, and you have an important early morning meeting the following day, and your dog wakes you up at 3 am for seemingly no good reason. We’ve all been there, and it’s not fun.
So why do dogs bark at night? Are they merely hellbent on disrupting our sleep whenever possible, or are there different factors at play? The truth is, it’s a bit of both. There are several reasons why dogs are on alert in the early hours, and we’ll explore them in this list.