The dog barks at my TV? The dog barks at me? That was my husband’s first reaction to my new television. I know it wasn’t for me. I was so relieved that my husband was okay and that the dog wasn’t chasing my TV. It’s not like I would have been so upset if the dog had been chasing my TV.
For many of us, the dog barks at our television is an almost constant and annoying sound. This is because cats, dogs, and other pets have a habit of using their vocal cords to communicate to us. As we get older and our vocal cords get more stretched over time, we no longer can hear this sound. We are more likely to be startled by the dog barks at our TV, at the same time that our attention is drawn to our TV more and more.
This is just the latest in a long string of annoying noises that we are now exposed to on TV. Earlier this year I went to a movie, and the dog in the back of the theater started barking at the movie screen just before the movie started. When I asked the dog owner if she would stop barking, she said, “I don’t know, you’re the one who wants to go to the movies.
The trend is, unfortunately, not just with dogs. I have seen dogs yelping at my TV, people yelping at our kitchen, our refrigerator, and most recently my dad’s TV. I think this is a good thing. It makes our environment more aware of us, which helps us to notice when we need to be more vigilant. It’s a natural, human response to a real threat, which makes us be more alert.
That is so true, I’ve seen people yelping at my TV, and I have to admit I feel a bit queasy in the presence of my TV, which is what I tend to do when I’m on PC. I know it’s a small thing, but I’m not sure if I should be yelping in my living room, so I just yelp.
And to be honest, I have yelped at my TV, too. Its the only thing in my house that has the potential to damage it. Its the only thing I can think of that could be dangerous.
The other thing is that the dog barks when it hears the TV, which is another way that dogs can detect sounds without a physical object to listen to. That said, I don’t have an issue with my TV barks. I have seen kids yell at the TV, but they were mostly yelling because they thought they were being watched, not because they knew the TV was real.
This is what I love about dogs, they are incredibly adaptable, they can be trained to do almost anything, and they can be trained to fear humans. While I’m not sure what the benefits of dogs are in this case, I definitely love hearing them bark.
I do agree that dog barks are awesome, but I don’t think I want my dog barking at that thing in the corner. I think it should be barked at the TV though, even if it’s out of sight and ears.
That’s the thing about dogs. They’re not so great at distinguishing between the real world and TV, or the real world and the internet. I think we could have an argument that it’s okay to have a dog bark at the TV, but I don’t think we should have a dog bark at a TV. It’s just not appropriate.