I wanted to add a new dog to the ones I already have. I precisely wanted a dog that is not noisy. I specifically loved the Shiba Inus. In my research, I bumped into a breed called Shiba Inus. Some called it \u201cThe Drama Queen\u201d!\n\n\n\nIt sounded funny and weird at the same time. Upon further research, I realized that the breed had obtained the name because of how it dramatically screams. This made me want to know why this breed screams often.\n\n\n\nHere are my findings.\n\n\n\nSo, why do Shiba Inus scream?\n\n\n\nShiba Inus are naturally vocal; it\u2019s in their DNA! Shiba Inus scream because they\u2019re in danger, hungry, or unhappy with the way you\u2019re treating them. It\u2019s, however, possible to stop Shiba Inus from screaming if you know the triggers. You can give them food, ensure they\u2019re safe, and offer behavioral classes.\n\n\n\nThe Myth: Shiba Inus Scream!\n\n\n\nMost people call Shiba Inus the \u201cDrama Queen\u201d.\n\n\n\nThe title evolved because of their nature to scream even when you least expect it. For example, when trimming his nails! What\u2019s more? The scream can be too loud that anyone might think he is in serious danger while probably you\u2019re just bathing him.\n\n\n\nMany people believe this is mare drama; hence the name, \u201cDrama Queen!\u201d\n\n\n\nThe History of the Shiba Inus\n\n\n\nShiba inus, just like the German shepherds, inherited their vocalization from their relatives, the wolves. Hence, though Shibas rarely bark, vocalization is their natural way of expression.\n\n\n\nSometimes you may be uncertain if they\u2019re barking or howling as it can be a combination of both. However, their common way of communication is whining and screaming.\n\n\n\nAccording to the American Kennel Club, Shiba Inu originated from Japan. One unique character that distinguishes the Shiba Inus from other dogs is the Shiba Inu\u2019s sound. It\u2019s not just a sound; it\u2019s more of screaming. Shiba Inu screaming can be irritating and disturbing. You see, Shibas can scream for a continuous 30 minutes.\n\n\n\nWhat\u2019s a Shiba Inu Scream?\n\n\n\nThere\u2019s no one word to describe what a Shiba Inu scream is. In most cases, it\u2019s a combination of whining, barking loudly, and wailing. The sound might change. Usually, the sound is dependent on what he is responding to.\n\n\n\nIs he hungry, annoyed, excited, hurt, or scared? Whatever the feeling, the howling will tell.\n\n\n\nThis is why most experts discourage owning a Shiba as a first-time pet owner because if you\u2019re not used to them, you might not know what is triggering the scream. Consequently, the scream might last too long and cause disturbance to those around him.\n\n\n\nSo, Are Shiba Inus Vocal?\n\n\n\nShiba Inus are among the breeds known for being barkless. That\u2019s not to say they are voiceless! Indeed, Shiba Inus are vocal.\n\n\n\nThey not only bark, but they also whistle, groan, yodel, and burp. Shiba will attract your attention through their vocalization even when you\u2019re busy with other things.\n\n\n\nHowever, each Shiba behaves uniquely depending on how they\u2019ve been brought up and how you respond to them when they get vocal.\n\n\n\nIf you give him your attention when he gets vocal, he might become vocal than other Shiba Inus.\n\n\n\nWhen puppies feel a bit insecure, they often scream. Adult Shiba Inus also behave the same way when they feel insecure.\n\n\n\nShibas that hate a bath screams often during such sessions. Also, Shibas may scream when you trim their nails or touch them. \n\n\n\nWhy Do Shiba Inus Scream?\n\n\n\nAs aforementioned, there are several reasons why Shibas scream. Some can scream for more than 45 minutes. At times, the scream can be deafening to everyone who hears it.\n\n\n\nThis doesn\u2019t mean that they\u2019re always screaming. Not so. They are naturally quiet than most dogs.\n\n\n\nThey only scream and do it with all their might because there\u2019s a trigger.\n\n\n\nWhat are some of the possible triggers?\n\n\n\nFear\n\n\n\nWhenever a Shiba Inus foresees danger, they\u2019ll definitely scream. Why do Shiba Inus scream when they foresee danger? Of course, like human beings, they feel their lives are endangered.\n\n\n\nSo, check if indeed he is in trouble or not. If he is, then get him to a safe place. If not, it\u2019s best to make him understand that all is well.\n\n\n\nYou can do so by gently tapping him to calm him.\n\n\n\nExcitement\n\n\n\nWhen your Shiba Inus feels happy, they scream. Often, this sound is loud and much different from the sound they make when they are unhappy. You can also tell he is happy from how he behaves. What is going on around him could also give you more information about the trigger.\n\n\n\nFor example, he\u2019ll scream with excitement when he sees a member of the family he has a mutual connection with.\n\n\n\nSeparation\n\n\n\nIf you take your Shiba to a refugee centre or a new pet owner, he feels isolated and uncomfortable. The consequence is that he\u2019ll start screaming. If there are other pets there, like cats, he is likely to get violent and hurt them. You might have to harmonize them before leaving them together all alone.\n\n\n\nHowever, your Shiba might not feel alone only because you took him to a new home. Leaving him alone at home for as little as half an hour could also make him scream.\n\n\n\nUpset\n\n\n\nIf Shiba feels upset by something you\u2019re doing or making him do, he\u2019ll make a loud sound. One of my pets hates baths. It is always a battle whenever I bathe him. If your Shiba Inus is the same type, he\u2019ll scream during bathing sessions.\n\n\n\nHowever, many things can make him upset, for instance, changing his diet to a poor one and leashing him when he wants to walk or run freely.\n\n\n\nPlus, locking him in his cage when he wants to play or be where you\u2019re.\n\n\n\nPoor Upbringing\n\n\n\nIf you don\u2019t train your Shiba Inus to socialize with people and other pets, then he\u2019ll scream when he is in public.\n\n\n\nAlso, when strangers come home, he\u2019ll scream to alert you there\u2019s a stranger or because he feels he is insecure.\n\n\n\nTo Exhibit Authority\n\n\n\nShiba Inus are possessive dogs. If they realize another pet is trying to get close to what they deem theirs, they\u2019ll respond by screaming.\n\n\n\nNormally, the scream is meant to scare the other pet away. They might not necessarily hurt them.\n\n\n\nUnwell Or In Pain\n\n\n\nIf none of the above is true, then your pet is most likely unwell. You need to call a vet and find out if there\u2019s anything wrong with him.\n\n\n\nYou could try to look for any possible injuries on his body.\n\n\n\nHow Do You Stop a Shiba From Screaming\n\n\n\nRegardless of what you do, Shiba Inus will, once in a while, scream. Of course, triggers never ceases.\n\n\n\nFor example, he\u2019ll always get excited whenever he sees you. There\u2019s no way you can stop this.\n\n\n\nHowever, you can train him to scream when it\u2019s necessary and for the right period.\n\n\n\nYou also need to understand what the trigger is. If, for example, he is unwell, the only way is to have him treated. If hungry, give him food. Deal with him according to the trigger.\n\n\n\nParting Shot\n\n\n\nSo, why do Shiba Inus scream? Every day, there must be something that makes Shiba Inus scream. It doesn\u2019t matter how minor or major it is to you; it will always be there.\n\n\n\nScreaming is part of what distinguishes them from other breeds. Even so, it should not be a norm.\n\n\n\nOffering your pet the right training while he is young is vital in ensuring that he only screams when necessary.\n\n\n\nPlus, he learns never to exaggerate it.