Our Maggie gets crazy while watching TV
Our Maggie Mae is reacts to anything on the television that she feels is not right. People who look wrong, any animal, any monster, almost anything that does not look like it should. A recent commercial with people covered in Chocolate, swimming in a chocolate pool had her flying off the sofa. She does not even like when people wear hats!! She starts barking and jumping at the TV as soon as she sees something that upsets her! I never realized how many commercials contain animals or strange animation. She starts to bark as soon as she even hears the music for Petco commercials and others that she knows will have animals. We have spent hundreds of dollars on trainers to break this habit but they have not helped. She has to be crated at night because if the TV is on and she sees anthing that upsets her during the night she will go crazy and wake the whole house.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to break this annoying habit? It is funny how tough she acts with the television when in reality she is scared of other animals, even a Yorkie puppy can make her run.