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Hi y’all!! This is my first time on this site, happy to be involved in the Bassett owner community!!

I have had my Bassett, Cooper, since he was ten weeks old, he’s now 5 years. At between two and three years old, Cooper decided he likes to howl at music.
At first I naturally found this behavior adorable. Over the last few years however, it has gotten to a point where it’s very disruptive. He will howl at ANY and ALL music. It doesn’t matter if it’s the background music on a TV show, live music playing at a bar down the street, or simply me playing music through my headphones.
He does not howl at sirens, or fireworks, or even other dogs howling! Just music.
I have tried many to resolve this, all of them unsuccessful. Bark collars, high-pitched noise buzzers, positive reinforcement when he’s quiet….nothing will quiet him down. I can tel he tries to hold it in, he will run into another room, and he starts shaking his head and twitching like it’s clearly bugging him.

Could this be a medical issue? He wouldn’t have had an ear infection for years, I feel the vet would have noticed it.

I love my dog more than life itself, I just need some peace and quiet. I see a lot of posts on here of people wanting to get their hound to howl, but no posts about hounds that howl too much….

anyone have experience with this?
 
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