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* ''Webcomic/DrFrost'': Surprisingly, Pavlov. When Seonga takes him outside for a bit, he surprised her by barking for seemingly no reason. As it turns out, there’s a suspicious figure in the shadows…


** Also in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', one safe zone is shown using dogs in kennels arranged along a walkway as a screening process for refugees entering the city. If the dogs go nuts when you walk by... well, sucks to be you.

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** Also in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', one safe zone is shown using dogs in kennels arranged along a walkway as a screening process for refugees entering the city. If the dogs go nuts when you walk by... well, sucks to be you.thought you could sneak into the safe zone with your [[ZombieInfectee infection,]] did you?


* Downplayed in ''Film/KnivesOut''. The dogs don't so much detect evil, but they only bark at those they deem strangers. Lampshaded by Blanc, who notes that he's always felt that dogs are excellent judges of character.[[spoiler:The barking becomes a ChekovsGun in witness stories on the night Harlan died, signifying that there was a stranger on the property. They end up correct as Ransom — the culprit — is the only member of the Thrombey family and Harlan's house staff that dogs bark at, having been estranged from the family for some years and is a jerk in his EstablishingCharacterMoment]].

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* Downplayed in ''Film/KnivesOut''. The dogs don't so much detect evil, but they only bark at those they deem strangers. Lampshaded by Blanc, who notes that he's always felt that dogs are excellent judges of character.[[spoiler:The barking becomes a ChekovsGun in witness stories on the night Harlan died, signifying that there was a stranger on the property. They end up correct playing the trope straight though as Ransom — the culprit — is the only member out of the Thrombey family and Harlan's house their household staff that dogs bark at, having been estranged from the family for some years and is shown to be a jerk in his EstablishingCharacterMoment]].


* One of the freakier aspects of ''Film/TheOmen1976'' is how most animals react when in the presence of little Damien, [[TheAntichrist the son of Satan himself]].

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* One of the freakier aspects of ''Film/TheOmen1976'' is how most animals react when in the presence of little Damien, [[TheAntichrist the son of Satan himself]]. One memorable scene has Damien and his mother on safari, and their jeep being swarmed by [[ManiacMonkeys furious baboons]].



** Animals react strongly to the presence of the Ringwraiths. In the books, the wraiths' horses (and later fell beasts) are an exception, due to being trained from birth to tolerate them. The first movie features spiders, wetas, and other creepy-crawlies moving to ''get away'' from the wraiths, although the horses look quite evil.

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** Animals react strongly to the presence of the Ringwraiths. In the books, the wraiths' horses (and later fell beasts) later, the [[PteroSoarer vaguely pterodactyl-like]] mounts that fans have dubbed "fell beasts") are an exception, due to being trained from birth to tolerate them. The first movie features spiders, wetas, and other creepy-crawlies moving to ''get away'' from the wraiths, although the horses look quite evil.



*** The fell beasts themselves have this effect, with none of the other animals (even the cavalry of their own allies) wanting anything to do with them.

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*** The fell beasts themselves themse;ves have this effect, with none of the other animals (even the cavalry of their own allies) wanting anything to do with them.them. After one of them is killed at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, it's mentioned that its carcass doesn't decompose properly and leaves a stain in the earth, as if even the worms don't want anything to do with it.


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** In ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'', it's established that animals hate the [[HalfHumanHybrids Innsmouth people]] ("...they used to have lots of horse trouble before autos came in") and the narrator notices an absolute absence of dogs and cats around the town. When the townsfolk [[TorchesAndPitches start chasing him out of town]], he becomes very grateful that they ''don't'' have dogs. On the other hand, the novella's TwistEnding implies that [[spoiler: "evil" might not be [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the best word]] to describe the Innsmouth people, and he may not have been in much danger in the first place.]]

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* Downplayed in ''Film/KnivesOut''. The dogs don't so much detect evil, but they only bark at those they deem strangers. Lampshaded by Blanc, who notes that he's always felt that dogs are excellent judges of character.[[spoiler:The barking becomes a ChekovsGun in witness stories on the night Harlan died, signifying that there was a stranger on the property. They end up correct as Ransom — the culprit — is the only member of the Thrombey family and Harlan's house staff that dogs bark at, having been estranged from the family for some years and is a jerk in his EstablishingCharacterMoment]].


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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': Ever since [=SkyNet=] churned out Terminator robots disguised as humans, the Resistance found a way to counter this by training "sniffer" dogs to smell human hands, and they can be further trained to hear the sound of Terminator servos moving, which is too low to be detected by humans.

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* ''Film/{{Wolves}}'': After Cayden starts work at the Tollerman farm, his voiceover muses that "[[{{Irony}} Even if the Tollermans didn't know]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent what I was]], the animals sure did," over an aerial view of a flock of sheep running away as he gets close with their feed.


* ''Film/TheFieldGuideToEvil'': In "A Nocturnal Breath", Xaver's dog Wachter is able to detect the evil drude when it is possessing a mouse. Wachter goes mad, barking wildly, and Xaver has to drag him off before he tries to eat it.



* ''Film/IMarriedAMonsterFromOuterSpace''. The heroine wonders why her husband (having been possessed by an alien) no longer likes the dog she bought him as a present, and vice versa. He eventually kills it and tells her that it died in an accident. In the climax, some German Shepherds are more effective than bullets in taking on the aliens.
* In TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', Louis is attempting (clumsily) to seduce and then kill an elderly woman. Her pet poodles, however, won't stop barking at him, evidently sensing the ill intentions of the vampire - and the noise drives him to kill ''them'' instead.



* Animal is the only Muppet to notice Kermit has been replaced by Constantine in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''.



* In ''Film/RelativeFear'', Earl's dog barks at [[CreepyChild Adam]] every time he's in the room. [[spoiler:It turns out he's really reacting to the presence of [[SerialKiller Garrett Madison]] in the attic.]]



* ''I Married a Monster from Outer Space''. The heroine wonders why her husband (having been possessed by an alien) no longer likes the dog she bought him as a present, and vice versa. He eventually kills it and tells her that it died in an accident. In the climax, some German Shepherds are more effective than bullets in taking on the aliens.
* In TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', Louis is attempting (clumsily) to seduce and then kill an elderly woman. Her pet poodles, however, won't stop barking at him, evidently sensing the ill intentions of the vampire - and the noise drives him to kill ''them'' instead.
* In ''Film/RelativeFear'', Earl's dog barks at [[CreepyChild Adam]] every time he's in the room. [[spoiler:It turns out he's really reacting to the presence of [[SerialKiller Garrett Madison]] in the attic.]]
* Animal is the only Muppet to notice Kermit has been replaced by Constantine in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''.
* ''Film/TheFieldGuideToEvil'': In "A Nocturnal Breath", Xaver's dog Wachter is able to detect the evil drude when it is possessing a mouse. Wachter goes mad, barking wildly, and Xaver has to drag him off before he tries to eat it.

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* ''Film/TheFieldGuideToEvil'': In "A Nocturnal Breath", Xaver's dog Wachter is able to detect the evil drude when it is possessing a mouse. Wachter goes mad, barking wildly, and Xaver has to drag him off before he tries to eat it.


* Animals in general and dogs in particular tend to be afraid of the Dark Others in ''Literature/NightWatch''. They will never attack them but may bark. Tigercub does, however, train her dogs to attack all Others on sight but only to restrain them.

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* Animals in general and dogs in particular tend to be afraid of the Dark Others in ''Literature/NightWatch''.''Literature/NightWatchSeries''. They will never attack them but may bark. Tigercub does, however, train her dogs to attack all Others on sight but only to restrain them.

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* Dogs are being trained to detect Covid-19 infections by smell. If this proves to be a reliable screening method, it will ''hugely'' improve the odds of suppressing the infection's spread.

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* The trope is discussed in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat11'', during a pre-fight dialogue exchange between [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]] and Kotal Kahn.
-->'''Kotal Kahn:''' Barking dogs heralded your arrival.
-->'''Terminator:''' [[JustifiedTrope They can smell the chemicals in my skin.]]
-->'''Kotal Kahn:''' Helpful, indeed...

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* GDW's ''TabletopGame/DarkConspiracy'' supplement ''Dark Races Volume I Compendium''. When the evil monsters known as reavers are nearby, even if they're invisible, any animal (especially dogs) can sense their presence and will become uneasy. They start whining and shivering and refuse to enter an area with reavers in it.


* In ''Ms .45'', the landlady's dog, who knows protagonist Thana well as she used to walk it, catches on to her increasingly strange behavior (in particular her disposing of the body of a rapist piece by piece) quickly. Initially Thana manages to placate the dog, but eventually she asks to walk it again and takes it out to a garbage dump, ties it up, and takes out her pistol...[[spoiler: the final scene shows it returning to its master's apartment, having freed itself sometime after Thana spared it offscreen]].

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* In ''Ms .45'', the landlady's dog, who knows protagonist Thana well as she used to walk it, catches on to her increasingly strange behavior (in particular her disposing of the body of a rapist piece by piece) quickly. Initially Thana manages to placate the dog, but eventually she asks to walk it again and takes it out to a garbage dump, the riverside, ties it up, and takes out her pistol...[[spoiler: the final scene shows it returning to its master's apartment, having freed itself sometime after Thana spared it offscreen]].

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* In ''Ms .45'', the landlady's dog, who knows protagonist Thana well as she used to walk it, catches on to her increasingly strange behavior (in particular her disposing of the body of a rapist piece by piece) quickly. Initially Thana manages to placate the dog, but eventually she asks to walk it again and takes it out to a garbage dump, ties it up, and takes out her pistol...[[spoiler: the final scene shows it returning to its master's apartment, having freed itself sometime after Thana spared it offscreen]].

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