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Question:
I have a great dog. He is a well-behaved, house-broken, 7-year-old. I always keep him indoors at night and he is not a problem, except for one unusual habit, that worries me. He behaves quite differently on and around a full moon: he barks, he seems nervous and wants to go for a walk at all hours of the night. Maybe I have seen too many Lon Chaney, Jr. movies. Do you have any idea why he would behave this way?


Answer:
Unless you dog is up on his hind legs and growing fangs, I wouldn't worry too much about the werewolf theory.

Who knows why your dog behaves this way? I would be curious to know if other viewers have had similar experiences. Your dog can hear five-times better than we can. What is total silence to us may sound like all kinds of neighborhood activity to him. The only explanation I can think of is that your dog hears unusual nocturnal noises on those full-moon nights. He wants to go out and see what's going on.

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