at Tonia's photos!!
Bobby does this too... yet, he is very selective at what he barks at on TV. Horses are a big thing, once he hears the hooves, he's sliding across the wood floors flyin' at the TV barking with everything he's got. Sometimes he barks at black people on the TV too--- sorry, for anyone who is black, (we love all peoples), but Bobby seems to just want to bark at them. Oh, and he barks at that Jus-Rol pastry ad with the little pastry lady. Oh, and war movies, he doesn't like the bomb sounds and gunfire. Also Sinister music- the kind before something bad is about to happen on a movie. The list goes on and on....
Here's what has worked for us: we tell him to leave the room when he barks now... and we close the door on him, leaving him in the hallway. It's working, as soon as we say quiet or leave, he stops! I recommend giving your dog a 'Time-Out' like that, it does work- but takes a long time and you have to be consistent. If we don't work this out, I fear he's gonna give me a heart attack with his sudden barking.
I have to add, that Bobby knows command words like 'out', which means to leave through the doorway out of a room and 'quiet', which to him means to stop barking. I guess you would need to teach your dog these things before training them with time outs, etc.
Desrae, guardian of two tri-coloured cavaliers, Belle 3 years old and Bobby 1 year/8 months.