Barking at anything with four legs on TV

by Keith
(Brooklyn, New York)

Hi, My Coton barks at anything with four legs on television. Is there any way I can put an end to that. There are certain shows I can't watch anymore

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Nov 11, 2016
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TV behavior NEW
by: Alan

Ellie is 2 year female not only does she bark at other dogs on TV ,she lunges at screen which is a projection on the wall .
She just doesn't get it .

Sep 14, 2016
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barking at TV NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, thanks for all the responses. I've tried everything. he now knows all animal commercials just by the music, before the animals even show up on the TV. Not only does he bark like crazy, but he kind of gets a little vicious, he will pull the curtains or any toy that he has. What I do now is immediately change the channel. Also, I will hold him and when he stops I tell him good boy, that seems to be working a little. I really miss watching Dr. Pol. LOL

Sep 14, 2016
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Has always barked at tv NEW
by: Anonymous

Our dog has always barked at animals (even animated cartoon ones) on TV ever since she was a puppy. If she's in our lap she is happy and doesn't bark. What I've tried is "Stop That!". Sometimes all we have to do is get out the can and threaten with it. Some friends think it's "cute" and we thought so at first, but actually it can drive you crazy so I have tried to discourage it.

Jun 11, 2016
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Watching tv NEW
by: Iris

I just tell Tuffy, "it's not here its in tv!" And I point to the tv. He "gets it". Smart dog
When he was a puppy we were watching a nature program and sheep were going around a mountain so Tuffy got up off the couch and tried to find them behind the tv
Ha ha ha
Too cute

Jun 07, 2016
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TV Barking NEW
by: Keeva's Mom

Have you tried putting pennies in an old soda can and taping the hole shut? Then rattle the can when your dog starts to bark? This has worked for me. Now all I have to do is get the can out or just tap it with my finger while it sits on my end table and she stops. Sound strange but she hates that can! A

Jun 01, 2016
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Tica also barks at anything with four legs on tv NEW
by: Cecilia

I think it's so funny!
It doesn't bother me .

Oh, and she loves Olaf ( Frozen)!!!
Best Regards From Brazil!!!!!

Jun 01, 2016
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Distractions NEW
by: Lori

My dog doesn't actually watch TV, but if he hears a doorbell or phone from the TV he barks like it's the real thing. We try to take him for a long walk before we turn on the TV so he's tired and relaxed and then we make sure he's got all his toys to distract him. It's not perfect, but it's helped a lot.

Jun 01, 2016
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barking at tv NEW
by: sherry cotton candie

Mine will bark at times also or sit and growl at the big scary dogs on tv at times. If yours will not quiet down try putting them in another room when they start acting up, mine like to be with me so if I remove them to the bedroom or gate them from the FR they do not like it. Once they realize this will happen I have no problem.

If "NO" doesn't seem to work maybe you could try this. It does get annoying but this has worked great for me.

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