My dog runs to the door and barks?

Every time the doorbell rings on my tv my dog runs to the door and barks then sits next to the door and waits… I’ve never had a doorbell and find it interesting that he knows… Anyone know how he knows

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    8 Responses to “My dog runs to the door and barks?”

    1. Juli Chiger says:

      When we have guests, they knock at the door, and my dog starts barking/howling, and runs towards the door. He’ll keep barking until I intervene.

    2. Everett says:

      Stephanie Lynn ,

      I find your question interesting. In thirty years of raising and training dogs, I had this one female Labrador that when she seen a cat on TV she would go get my wife’s cat and bring it before the TV. It was like she was telling the cat, look – your on TV. We always laughed about it. I would suspect that your dog associated a door bell to someone coming in the house, and seeing it on TV. Thus his going to the door and barking. Dogs are pretty smart and sometimes they do far out things which we can’t explain. I hope that I have been of some help in answering your question.

      Everett

    3. Lelee says:

      I have a rescue Chihuahua that does the same thing and she has never been around a door bell either. My buzzer is broken and it was not a chime either. Gidget does not sit and wait but she runs to my door and stands there briefly.

    4. eggor says:

      does he do it when tv has knocking sound? More than likely he has heard dogs bark after hearing a bell ring in your neighborhood.

    5. Dave Naylor says:

      obviously your dog is smarter than you

    6. Mike says:

      What you are describing is a typical conditioned response. It requires some previous experience. Have you owned the dog his entire life? A previous owner may have had a doorbell. Only thing I can think of at the moment.

    7. Umakant Das says:

      Every time the doorbell rings on my tv my dog runs to the door and barks then sits next to the door and waits… I’ve never had a doorbell and find it interesting that he knows… Anyone know how he knows

    8. Trooper says:

      Wow! That’s like a cat who has never had can food that comes running every time it hears a can opener being used.

      Do you think dog have a secret communication system which they use to teach each other how to get along with the crazy, hairless monkeys they live with?

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