I just called to say I woof you

A man thought he was getting a call from a burglar - but he was actually being phoned by his dog.

He alerted police in Utah, south of Salt Lake City, in the US, after he received a call from his home phone on his mobile.

The man heard banging and scratching noises on the line and thought it was an intruder.

Police went to the man's home but did not find anything missing or broken.

The man later called officers and told them he had worked out the mystery.

He said his dog had grabbed the home phone's receiver and apparently hit the redial button while burying it in the backyard.