- Three-year-old Dunkin refuses to let owner Haley Deecken have her Iphone
- Footage shows dog putting paws over phone and giving her puppy dog eyes
- Deecken says pooch regularly gets annoyed when she uses her mobile
By Vicky Bell For Mail Online
Published: 05:48 EDT, 5 June 2018 | Updated: 10:59 EDT, 5 June 2018
A pooch has become so frustrated with his owners phone habit that he has to confiscate her phone himself.
Adorable footage shows three-year-old silver labrador Dunkin confiscating owner Haley Deecken's phone when she goes to try and pick it up.
The protesting pooch is seen covering the white iphone with his paws, dragging it away from her and standing guard over it.
According to experts, dogs all over the world are suffering anxiety and depression as a result of their owners' screen addiction.
And Haley, of Glen Cove, New York admits her pet pooch hates her being on her phone.
She says: 'Dunkin gets extremely annoyed when I use my mobile phone.
'Sometimes he'll just rest his jowls on my fingers so I can't move my hand to use the touch screen.
'Other instances he just stares at me looking frustrated and then starts barking in protest.
'His sad face definitely makes me feel guilty about using it when he's around.'
The dog attempts to keep the phone from his owner after he has seemingly become frustrated with her phone use. Haley describes her rescue dog as very smart, even able to take out trash
Haley describes the dog, who was rescued at eight weeks old, as very smart and was even able to train him to load the dishwasher, retrieve drinks and take out the trash
According to UK campaign group 'Digital Detox', adults spend an average of nine hours and 30 minutes a day on screens - more time than they are asleep.
The three-year-old was rescued at eight weeks old. Owner Haley says that she tries to limit her phone use when he pooch is in the room because he must 'think he's being ignored'
This is having a really negative effect on our dogs, according to research.
Haley says: 'I always try to limit my phone usage when Dunkin is in the room.
'He must think he's being ignored when I'm looking at the screen, and not him.
'I'm conscious it can have a negative effect on dogs, so I try to check my phone when he's not around.'
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