Ever Wonder: Why Do Dogs Bark?

Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, a clinical assistant professor specializing in animal behavior at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, explains
Watch Stephanie Borns-Weil recount theories about the origin of barking behavior. Video: Steffan Hacker
June 10, 2015


Some theories suggest that dogs bark because they were bred to provide protection for humans, while others posit that barks convey many different messages.

The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions about which we all have wondered—everything from why people laugh to why cats purr.

You can view the entire series at http://everwonder.tufts.edu.