Does your dog talk?

The bark of a dog is commonly classified as just a noise or a way to get a human’s attention. Although this is the case, there is much more meaning behind these barks. Through the examination of the different acoustic parameters of a multitude of barks it is able to be seen that a dog may be attempting to communicate different wants or needs with each bark. With the use of different vocal and visual cues these meanings are able to be better distinguished and interrupted. Since evolving from wolves and becoming domesticated creatures, dogs have gained the ability to change their acoustic transmissions. Thus, creating an interspecific means of communication with humans.