This goes back about 30 years ago with our 2nd mini. We're now on our 4th...each the best of the best.
We had two love seats, one faced the TV, the other perpendicular. My husband sat on the former, I sat on the latter. One night my husband was coming home late from work. After taking our dog out, I sat down on the loveseat facing the TV, something I had not done before. Shortly thereafter, my husband came home and sat on the other...seemingly no big deal. WRONG!
Barking and barking, I tried giving Gabby a treat, next his favorite toy, then taking him out again. When nothing sufficed, I asked my husband to switch seats. YUP! That was it. He was finally happy and content. Needless to say, we never switched seats again.