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Do dogs react to babies crying?
Crying is a natural part of life for human babies, but it can be confusing and distressing for dogs. While some dogs may simply ignore the sound of a baby crying, others may react in a variety of ways. Some may become agitated or anxious, while others may try to find the source of the noise. In some cases, dogs may even start to whine or howl in response to a baby’s cries. Ultimately, every dog is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. However, if your dog seems distressed by the sound of a baby crying, it may be best to provide them with a safe space where they can retreat to avoid the noise.
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Any parent of a crying baby knows the sound can be torture. And, as it turns out, dogs may react to crying babies in a similar way. A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that dogs show a strong physiological reaction to the sound of a crying baby. The study found that dogs’ heart rates increased and their stress levels rose when they heard the sound of a crying baby. In addition, the study found that dogs were more likely to move away from the sound of a crying baby than they were to move toward it. However, the study did not find any evidence that dogs were able to understand the meaning of a baby’s cry. So, while dogs may be able to hear the sound of a crying baby, they are unlikely to be able to understand why the baby is crying.