Sitting down to watch TV is a favorite way to unwind — but it can be less than relaxing if you have a dog who reacts to what he sees on the screen. While many canines are happy to curl up on the sofa with you during your House of Cards marathon (and others just ignore the television entirely), some will bark, jump or lunge at the sights and sounds on the screen. Your dog may even be specific about the type of programming that upset him, from visuals of other animals or people to sounds like the doorbell or dogs barking.

If your canine can’t watch television without getting upset, trainer Mikkel Becker has some tips to make TV time a more peaceful experience for everyone.

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