Kubrows (companions and wild) make soul crushing, injured sounds constantly.
What player likes that? What designer thought players would want to hear unambiguous, authentic, kicked-dog yelps hundreds of times per play session?
It makes Kubrow companions flatly unusable for me, heck I avoid Earth missions because of it. I may be overly sensitive but I'm surely not alone.. dogs have been a beloved part of the human experience since long before games existed. Or math. We are averse to hearing them suffer.
Without exaggerating, I cannot fathom how that decision was made. Please consider revisiting it.