What to Do About the Shiba Inu Scream

Why Do Shiba Inu Scream

Shiba Inu scream sound

The Shiba Inu scream is a high-pitched, loud vocalization, akin to a mix of a whine, howl, and cry, distinct from a typical dog bark. Triggered by fear, anxiety, attention-seeking, happiness, or poor social skills, it’s both surprising and endearing to owners.

Reasons Behind the Scream

  • Fear and Anxiety: Situations like vet visits or unfamiliar environments can provoke screams.
  • Attention-Seeking: Screams can express their need for interaction or discomfort with being alone.
  • Expressing Emotions: Shiba Inus may scream to convey happiness, excitement, or displeasure.

Can A Shiba Inu’s Protective Behavior Lead to the Shiba Inu Scream?

Yes, a Shiba Inu’s protection tendencies can lead to the infamous Shiba Inu scream. When feeling threatened or trying to protect their territory, Shiba Inus can emit a high-pitched, loud noise that sounds like a scream. This behavior is believed to be a form of communication or an expression of frustration.

What Can You Do As The Owner

  • Early Socialization: Expose them to various situations to reduce anxiety-induced screaming.
  • Exercise and Attention: Regular physical activity and mental stimulation can decrease the tendency to scream.
  • Consistent Training: Use positive reinforcement to encourage quiet behavior, avoiding negative reactions to screams.


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