When scrolling through our phones has become such an essential part of winding down for the day, it can be frustrating when those around us won’t allow us the pleasure, especially our pets.
Dog Hates When I’m On The Phone
Dogs can oftentimes feel neglected when we prioritize things like our phone, which can end up leading them to act out, even when the time on our phone is necessary for things like work.
Why Doesn’t My Dog Like It When I Talk On The Phone?
Dogs do not understand technology or what our nifty little contraptions are capable of, which can lead to a lot of confusing situations for them.
When you talk on the phone they don’t understand that you are talking to someone else and may even think that you are talking to them.
This is frustrating because they do not know what you are trying to say and you don’t even have your attention on them.
Dog Scared Of Cell Phone Noises (Notifications, Beeps,…)?
Dogs can be scared of the weirdest things, I would really like to get inside their mind and see the world the way they do for a day.
If your dog is scared of the sounds your phone makes, the best way to help them overcome that fear is to use some positive reinforcement training.
This means giving them a treat or some physical affection whenever the sound they are afraid of goes off. Reward them even more heavily if they don’t get scared of the sound.
My Dog Barks When I Talk To Someone?
Your dog is either afraid for your life or jealous… okay that may be a little dramatic but it is nonetheless true.
If your dog is barking when you are talking to one specific person they probably see them as a threat or don’t like them.
Conversely, if your dog barks at everyone you talk to they are probably very jealous of you spending your time with anyone other than them.
Why Do Dogs Hate Phone Cameras?
Even though phones are inanimate objects and dogs don’t understand what cameras are or do, they can still feel as though the foreign object is ‘watching’ them.
They know that the attention and focus of the thing in front of them is on them, which is very uncomfortable as they have no idea what it is or if it could hurt them.
I can promise you that your dog isn’t camera shy or afraid that they look ugly in their photos, they just don’t understand what is going on.
Dogs Interrupting Zoom Meetings?
The first few times your dog interrupts your oom meetings it seems like an adorable and welcomed break from the monotony, often also appreciated by your co-workers.
Nevertheless, when it is a constant need for affection that ends up pulling focus away from your work that makes it near impossible to get anything done there needs to be a change.
Why do dogs do this though? They often feel the need to get your attention because they are bored or too energetic.
Some dogs will also do it because they are jealous your attention is elsewhere instead of on them.
So how do you get anything done? The best way is to tire them out. Take them for big walks or even runs in the morning if you’re up to it and give them a puzzle treat while you work.
How To Stop My Dog Barking When I Use The Phone?
Dogs love to choose when you are on the phone to bark the house down, a lot of time barking at the phone making it near impossible to hear.
To help stop this behaviour do a few fake phone calls and give them a treat whenever they aren’t barking and completely ignore them whenever they are.
This will teach them that nothing good comes from barking at the phone.
Why Is My Dog Afraid Of Beeps?
The beeps and sounds that phones make can go from kind of odd to downright strange, so it is no surprise that some dogs don’t know what to make of them.
Your dog is afraid of the beeps because they don’t understand how they are made or what it means.
For all they know, a robot is coming to kill them!
Why Does My Dog Act Out/Misbehave When I Am On The Phone?
If you find your dog only really ‘acting out’ when you are on the phone it is because they are looking for attention and don’t like that your attention is elsewhere.
This could point to your dog having some attachment issues like separation anxiety. In this case, you need to show your dog that you love them and make time for them.
This could be as simple as setting aside 20 minutes a day that is always you and your dogs time without distraction.
How To Teach My Dog To Calm Down When The Phone Rings?
Show them that the phone is nothing to be scared of, you could do this by giving them affection or giving them praise whenever they are calm around the phone.
You can also try taking the phone out of the room when you get a call so they won’t have to be affronted by the loud noise and won’t fear the phone so much.
Is My Dog Jealous Of My Phone?
Spending a lot of time on your phone can not only be bad for you but also for the people and relationships around you.
Both people and pets can end up feeling neglected if instead of spending quality time with them you opt for mindless scrolling for hours.
So if you do spend a lot of time on your phone the answer is probably yes, your dog does get jealous.
If you only spend a few hours a day with various tasks and entertainment on your phone and make time for everyone around you though, there should be no issue.
Do Dogs Know When You’re On Your Phone?
Dogs are very emotionally intelligent creatures, so they are able to tell where your attention is and when it is on them or on something else.
That being said, your dog doesn’t know what a phone is or why you might spend so long looking at it, they probably think you’re staring off into space if there is no sound.
What Do Dogs Think About Phones?
Even though dogs are very curious by nature, they don’t exactly have the same mental capacity as we do.
This means that even if they wonder for a few moments what it is that we are staring at, the thought doesn’t stay long enough to come to any real conclusion.
Why Does My Dog Always Get In My Face When I’m On The Phone?
Your dog most likely thinks that you are talking to them since they don’t understand that a phone will allow you to talk to people that aren’t in the same place as you.
This is very confusing for them because they can’t tell what you are saying or asking them to do, so they get in your face because they want more clear instructions.
What Should I Do To Help My Dog Who’s Afraid Of All Electronic Devices?
Start out small with something that isn’t too scary for them (like an electronic clock) and leave it on the floor a bit away from them.
Wherever they approach the object, give them praise or a treat to reward them.
Using this method, you can gradually build up to more scared objects as your dog becomes less and less afraid until they barely even notice electronic devices anymore!
Dog Hates Speaker Phone?
It most likely isn’t your actual phone that your dog hates but the loud unfamiliar voice emanating from it.
You might be able to calm them down by having the person on the other end speak softly to them and say their name so they understand that it’s another person.
Why Do Dogs ‘Freak Out’ When They See Phones?
A lot of times when dogs hear any sort of strange noise that they have never heard before they will assume that it is some kind of predator.
This can cause them to get very anxious and or ‘freak out’ when they are around something making noises they don’t understand.
How Do I Train (Counter Condition / Desensitize) My Dog To Not Hate Phones?
- Make sure you aren’t reinforcing their fear – Don’t be very reactionary around the phone, try to keep things as calm as possible so you aren’t inadvertently giving them more reason to be scared.
- Introduce the phone in a small way – Turning your phone on silent and allowing your dog to explore and sniff it is a great way for them to interact with your phone with no fear involved.
- Slowly tackle the fear itself – Once your dog is comfortable with the phone you can quickly play a short snippet of whatever sound creates fear for your dog and slowly build up to the full length of the sound.
What Not To Do With A Dog Who Hates Phones?
When it comes to fear, what you shouldn’t be doing is just as if not more important than what you should be doing.
The most important thing to not do is force phones on them all at once, so don’t try and hoöd your dog next to you while you use your phone or while it’s ringing.
You also shouldn’t do anything that could confuse them with phones, like showing them videos of themselves, this will just cause more confusion.
Should You Comfort A Dog Hates Phones?
As unfortunate as it is, no, you shouldn’t.
While you may think that comforting and showing affection to your dog will help it can actually cause the opposite.
When you comfort a dog that is exhibiting fear behaviour it seems to them like their being rewarded, making it more likely for them to do it more often so they can be praised.
What Exactly About Phones Does My Dog Hate (The Smell? Look? Noise? Sounds? Vibrations?)
Most likely your dog hates your phone because it is jealous of all the attention it gets instead of anything specific about the phone.
That being said the beeps and notification sounds can be very confusing and loud for them which could also be the cause of their annoyance or at least a contributing factor.
My Dog Is Getting An Increasingly Dislike Of Phones?
If you notice your dogs distaste of your phone consistently growing over time it is important to put a stop to it sooner rather than later.
This is because the more dislike of the phone they feel, the harder it will be to get them back on track.
If this distaste is left to fester it could result in your dog acting out, even if they are usually very sweet.
If you notice this happening, be sure to set aside some time every day to have one on one phone-free uninterrupted time with your dog.
Are Phones Dangerous To Dogs?
Excessive phone use by owners has been proven to cause anxiety and depression in dogs as they feel ignored and isolated.
Phones are also not very good for our own mental health either, which can make it difficult to be good owners to our pets.
It is never a bad idea to cut back on social media and phone usage or even spend a day or two a week phone free if you can manage it.
Can & Do Dogs Destroy Phones?
As a general rule dogs aren’t actually very destructive if they are getting the proper amount of exercise and mental stimulation.
That being said, if a dog were to take a liking to the idea of destroying your phone, they absolutely could, although they may end up harming themselves in the process.