to indicate excitement and eagerness. To the uninitiated, this can sound like
the dog is being fed into a wood chipper; it's high pitched, frantic and loud.
Not all Tollers scream, but many do. If you are unable to teach quiet manners,
or live in a neighborhood where dog noise will get you in trouble, or just don't
like dogs who make noise, this is not the breed for you. The scream is usually a
reaction to an exciting stimulus (water, a toy, a ball) rather than a constant
behavior, but it can be annoying.