Dogs see telephones as their natural enemies because communication devices take our attention away from where it rightfully belongs--on them.
Wendy Dog nuzzles at me and drops rawhide bones on my lap while I am on the phone. Husband says she waits till he is on the phone to tell him she needs to go outside. Both of us have noted that she saves her most ferocious barking until we are using a phone.
Which is nothing compared to the cat I told you about who chose that time to pee in my purse.