06 Jun Decoding your dog (Part 10) The importance of Pitch, Frequency and Duration (Last Part)
How a dog vocalises is important:
Pitch – low pitch tends to be aggression or to indicate a threat. High pitch generally means they are asking to be allowed closer or that it’s safe to approach
Duration – longer duration generally means that the dog has made a decision about their next behaviour. Shorter duration tends to mean that the dog is worried about whether it can successfully deal with the situation.
Frequency – spaced out sounds or sounds that are not repeated usually indicate a lower level of excitement. Multiple bursts and repetitions mean that the dog feels that the situation is important.
Thanks to Greyhounds as Pets in Australia http://gapnsw.com.au/ for the infographic.