09-15-2010, 05:01 AM
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Howling while sleeping...
Not me, my dog that is...She's a healthy, loving, 8 year old Rot+Shep+APBT and she howls almost every night. she weighs 95 pounds and has a massive chest, so it sounds like an air-raid siren. She sometimes howls multiple times over one night. She usually wakes up mid-howl, but never gets up- she just goes back to sleep. I'm a light sleeper so it's rough on me, but the rest of the family has gotten used to it. I used to throw a pillow at her- but nowadays I just let her go at it- 4-6 rounds, with breaths in between, 6 to 8 seconds each.
I would call it "chronic" howling. I've had other dogs (Doberman, Akita) who would howl when I used loud, high RPM power tools on a job site, but this dog doesn't do that.
We do have wolves where I live, but she howled while in our previous home where coyotes were common. She never howled (with) the coyotes, but became visually excited when she heard it.
I can relate to being a vivid dreamer- but this is extreme...