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Watch Boxer’s Hilarious Attempt to Get Dad’s Attention During Phone Call [Video]



Quick Smiles:

  • A video on TikTok showing Bella, a Boxer dog, trying to get her owner’s attention while he’s on the phone has gone viral, with 1.4 million views.
  • Bella’s behavior reflects findings from a 2012 study published in PLOS One that suggests dogs can show signs of jealousy when they feel their owners are paying more attention to others or non-social objects.
  • TikTok users have found Bella’s antics amusing and endearing, leaving comments like “Boxers don’t know personal space” and “Boxers are always so goofy. Love it. So cute.”

In a delightful display of canine curiosity and undeniably comical behavior, a video of Bella the Boxer trying to grab her owner’s attention has caught the hearts of TikTok users everywhere.

The charming clip has since gone viral, racking up an impressive 1.4 million views and proving that the internet’s love for dogs is as enduring as ever.

Shared by TikToker @theburgoynes, the video comes with a playful caption that perfectly sums up the scene: “When dad’s on the phone and isn’t giving you attention.”

The video shows Bella going to great lengths to make herself the center of her owner’s world, even as he tries to carry on a phone conversation.

With Bella leaning over the back of the sofa, the man can be heard saying, “Yea…yea, exactly,” while she nuzzles her head against the phone.


Bella’s actions, though amusing, are not unusual for her breed.

As per the American Kennel Club (AKC), Boxers are known for their playful, sometimes silly disposition.

They’re famous for their loyalty, affection, and intelligence, traits that have made them “among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time,” according to the AKC.

Interestingly, Bella’s attention-seeking antics in the video may be more than just playfulness.

A September 2012 study published in PLOS One reveals that dogs can exhibit jealous behavior, similar to Bella’s, when they feel their owners are paying attention to others — including non-social objects — over them.

TikTok users were tickled by Bella’s behavior, with comments pouring in to celebrate the boxer’s persistence.


Michelle wrote, “Boxers don’t know personal space.”

Another user, tarka183, said, “Boxers have absolutely no spatial awareness whatsoever.”

John67 kept it simple with, “Too funny.”

Meanwhile, MelissaHager11 shared her love for the breed saying, “Boxers are always so goofy. Love it. So cute.”

Bella’s tale is a reminder of the joy and laughter our furry friends can bring to our lives — whether they’re begging for attention or simply being their endearing selves.

It’s safe to say that Bella, with her charming antics, has won over more than just her owner’s attention.