linda holub 2
I tend to stay away from “dog barking” TV shows because my dogs respond by barking. I thought this was common until I brought it up at work. I have a pack of six dogs (all small – 6 to 13lbs) and the only other person who’s dog’s barked owned 2 dogs (mother and daughter). Most of the time dogs barking on TV will be intruder based and so I’m starting to believe the mentality of a pack raised dog is different. They may be responding to pack instinct not realizing it is on the television. I’ve watched their responses to howling and whining and they are interested but it’s a bit like they are listening to a foreign language. When it is barking they respond has if their name was called out.
Like to know if anyone else has insight into this behavior.