Your dog isn’t practicing his singing voice when he spends his days howling at the window or door. Instead, dogs who bark when they’re left alone are usually just expressing a need for more engagement, more attention, and more exercise.
Any time your pup exhibits not-so-good behavior when they’re alone, whether it’s barking, howling, chewing up your favorite shoes, or any other negative act, they’re telling you that they’re not fully content in their situation. In most cases, this means something pretty simple: they’re bored. It’s a common enough feeling even among humans, but unlike you, your dog can’t just open the door and take themselves for a walk or turn on the TV and binge-watch their favorite show.
As a caregiver, it’s up to you to give your dogs the tools he needs to be at his best behavior even when you’re not around. And to do it, you need to make sure that you’re providing plenty of outlets for all of that pent up energy.