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Old 09-30-05, 04:51 PM
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Doorbells in commercials...

Don't these advertising people know that people have dogs? I've never even had a house with the typical "ding dong!" type doorbell, yet everytime the sound comes over the TV the stupid dogs start barking and running to the door to see who's here. Domino's is the worst offender.
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Ha Ha... my dog does the same. I just laugh as my dog looks pissed that I won't get out of the recliner to answer the door. My dog is well trained though and will only bark a couple of times.

I also like it when a TV dog barks... my dog will run up to the screen and watch.

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Originally Posted by General Zod
Don't these advertising people know that people have dogs? I've never even had a house with the typical "ding dong!" type doorbell, yet everytime the sound comes over the TV the stupid dogs start barking and running to the door to see who's here. Domino's is the worst offender.
So your dog instinctively recognizes the sound of a doorbell, even though he has had no actual conditioning for that particular sound? I think your dog has been moonlighting with another family.
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My dog runs to the door or at the very least peeks around the corner.
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When the real one rings my cat just sits there with a serious, attentive look on her face. I think her pupils might dilate a bit and her whiskers stick out a little more. Then she puts her head back down and goes into the mystic cat trance again.

She doesn't react at all to TV noises. She knows where all the speakers on my system are.
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I hate dominos and their door bells!!!
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No dogs but my 3 year old will jump up, run to the door and yell "come in!"
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So your dog instinctively recognizes the sound of a doorbell, even though he has had no actual conditioning for that particular sound?
I was thinking the same thing...

Your dog is being both incredibly smart and incredibly stupid, all with the same act. My head hurts.
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Re: Doorbells in commercials...

I'm amazed they all actually work!

Tek!

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Yeah, my dog gets excited too.
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I just wish they'd use a standard "Aaarrrrrroooo! Wolfman Jack says answer the door." Everyone has those doorbells.

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Police sirens on the radio either in commercials (I think there was a Maaco spot that was a big offender), morning show or rap songs sometimes startle me when I'm driving.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
So your dog instinctively recognizes the sound of a doorbell, even though he has had no actual conditioning for that particular sound? I think your dog has been moonlighting with another family.
This is what i'm saying.
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Originally Posted by filmerp
Police sirens on the radio either in commercials (I think there was a Maaco spot that was a big offender), morning show or rap songs sometimes startle me when I'm driving.
Man, there outta be a law! Everytime one starts blaring on the radio I start looking around for the ambulance/fire truck... all the while starting to move to the right. They should create a fake siren-sound for radio use.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Man, there outta be a law! Everytime one starts blaring on the radio I start looking around for the ambulance/fire truck... all the while starting to move to the right. They should create a fake siren-sound for radio use.
I would fully support a law that forbid these. I jump every time I hear one of those. I promise you I will never buy any product if I hear them using a siren sound in a radio commercial.

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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
No dogs but my 3 year old will jump up, run to the door and yell "come in!"
mine to...
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Man, there outta be a law! Everytime one starts blaring on the radio I start looking around for the ambulance/fire truck... all the while starting to move to the right. They should create a fake siren-sound for radio use.
Horn Honking on radio commercials suck too.
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I hate dominos and their door bells!!!
Same here, I will not eat their pizza on principle.
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Re: Doorbells in commercials...

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Horn Honking on radio commercials suck too.
This crap just happened to me. Of all things it was a public safety commercial about texting while driving and you hear the gal say "let me just text him real quick" and then honking and squealing tires and crashing. I thought something was going on. So now I gotta write to them and tell them their public safety commercial is a danger to society. Maybe I'll text it next time I'm driving.
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Re: Doorbells in commercials...

Roommate a long time ago had a dog who would bark at the sound of doorbells. Whenever I hear a phone ring I instinctively go into "Answer the phone!" mode for a second. There was a song in the 70s called "Indiana Wants Me" that included the sound of a police car and someone shouting "pull over!" and a version for radio was made with that taken out because of the confusion it caused.
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Re: Doorbells in commercials...

At least you bumped your own thread
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Re: Doorbells in commercials...

Mine barks at doorbells, and if there is knocking on a door - on TV or in a movie.

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