Raising the Bark
One of the many actions synonymous with Bali dogs is their propensity to open their mouths and bark, a lot. One of the many things that really annoy humans about them is their voice. Bali dogs are predisposed to engage in open mouth loud vocalizations. Their need to do so goes so much deeper than to just simply piss people off.
Unfortunately the attention span and interest of humans as to the rationale behind dog to dog communication is as shallow as the swim up bar at your average holiday resort. One of the many reasons why Bali dogs are no longer seen around tourist areas is the overwhelming evidence that fly in fly out tourists demand that pollution in furry form be silenced.
As bad as that is, dependent on how you view it, it’s a reality that if isolated to those areas can be mitigated by stable/increasing numbers elsewhere on the island. Unfortunately that’s not the case and as island Bali continues to develop its tourist attractions the future for a very vocal canine is unavoidably unfavourable.
One of the many things about a local Bali dog is their ancient intelligence that has allowed them to survive traditionally intact. One of the deficits to that bloodline strength is their tenacity to continue doing what has enabled them to get this far.
Barking is not a choice for a Bali dog. Barking is their way of fulfilling their purpose. Barking is their complex language designed to protect alert and awaken human and animal to their warnings and the presence of seen and unseen forces.
They have been doing this long before tourists arrived. Its hoped they will continue to fulfil their historical destiny as development spreads
Raising your blood pressure is not one of their ancient aims. Raising your awareness will ensure their survival.
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