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Thursday 18th September 2014
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Why do we make a tutting noise to call a dog?

Question

Dog eyesWhen we call cats of dogs over, why do we make that strange tutting noise. Why do we make that noise?
Kev, Colchester

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Johnny, Tower Bridge
Qualification: Was told by a dog trainer
Answer: It’s extinctive to the animals, regardless of whether they’ve heard it before, as it’s a reminder of the sound of a gun being cocked on a hunt. I was told to do make the noise by a dog trainer, as my puppy wouldn’t pay attention to me.

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