Most dog owners know that there are many things that cause dogs to bark. They bark when they feel threatened, and sometimes when they see something outside and are just being protective of their families. They also use their barking, at times, to communicate, whether it be with other dogs or with humans. Even though humans can’t always understand their communication, they often have valuable things to convey, which was very much the case with this dog.
This dog owner returned home one day to hear her dog barking incessantly. She had no idea what was going on, but when she went to check out the situation, she was absolutely shocked.
It turned out that this dog was a hero. He was barking to let his owner know that there was a litter of 10 sick puppies that needed tending to. If he had not barked the way he had, his owner would never have found the puppies, and they never could have gotten the medical attention they needed. This dog actually saved 10 lives that day.
This just goes to show that when a dog barks, it can actually be a signal to something very important. While many people are inclined to ignore the barking of their dogs, it is actually a good idea to at least see what is going on that is causing your dog to bark. You never know what it could be. If this woman had not gone and looked, these puppies would have died.