updated 11/20/2013 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/20/2013 AT 3:35 PM ET
If you learn just one thing today, it should be this: howling is an art.
As demonstrated in this new compilation we found on YouTube, it requires practice, patience and persistence. It is, indeed, a learned skill (taught often by silly humans who think they’re good at it).
There are high-pitched howls, more baritone ones, howls that sounds like a 2-month-old screaming, others that sounds like an impression of Daffy Duck and – the most rare form – howls that sounds like a sweet singing bird.
We dare you not to get sucked into this footage of these perfect puppies trying their best to communicate. And, the next time you happen to hear a howl in real life, stop, listen and, later, enjoy the silence.