DogTV: TV Channel for Dogs

In the perfect world, your dog runs free in rolling hills chasing after squirrels. But in the real world, man's best friend spends a lot of time indoors, sitting around doing nothing while waiting for us to return from work.

So why not let them watch TV? But not just any TV - let them watch a channel created specifically for canines.

Behold, DogTV:

The shows on DogTV are actually three- to six-minute segments featuring grassy fields, bouncing balls and humans rubbing dog tummies. There are also segments featuring noiseless vacuum cleaners and muted doorbells to help make dogs more comfortable around such common household agitations.

Executives at the network say their programming is scientifically designed to appeal to dogs. “We have three years of research on how dogs react to different stimuli,” said Bonnie Vieira, a spokeswoman for DogTV.

For instance, she explained, “For dogs who suffer from separation anxiety, DogTV is a tool that might help ease them, so maybe they’re not getting into trouble, and they’re happier, more relaxed, when you get home.”

But do dogs actually enjoy watching TV? Is watching TV good for them? Read on: Link

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My dog has never shown any interest in any 2D image, including his own reflection. I've tried to introduce him to Star Trek, but without success. I'll love him anyway.
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