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Thursday, 11 December 2014

The truth behind dogs watching T.V

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For as long as I can remember and beyond, there has been such argument over whether or not dogs can watch T.V.

So what is it?
Can they, or can't they?


Well, let me start by saying, if you had of asked that question years ago, the answer you may have got was sure they can watch it, but they can not see specifics on the screen. To them it would seem a blur.


But what about today?
Televisions have came such a long way, has this changed a dogs ability to see the screen?

The answer is yes!
If you have a newer T.V with higher resolution and you have caught your dog watching certain t.v shows that may be showing other pets, animals, fish etc... it is no coincidence.

My huskies watch t.v, but only certain shows. Any time Lexus sees a wolf on T.V, she is focused on it for the whole show, she is fascinated by them!

What about Cats?

We all know cats and dogs have different eye sight abilities, but can our kitties watch t.v too?



Several studies have been conducted on our feline furiends to see if they can actually see what is playing on the screen, or if it is simply the movement of the picture that captures their attention.
Studies have shown that yes, they can definitely see the picture.

Cats were placed in front of televisions with different programs, and of course you can guess what took the cake in popularity.
Fish, birds, and mice!

That's all from the sibe tribe today.

Do your pets watch T.V?
Do they have a favorite show?

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32 comments:

  1. Hi Y'all!

    I find TV boring. I prefer napping and preparing for my next big outdoor outing.

    However, my Human Mama had a Standard Poodle (given to her by her Dad 'cause he thought it would be an easier dog for her to learn to train to hunt than a Chessie) The Poodle used to like to watch the "Miss America Pageant". When that came on, the Poodle sat at attention directly in front of the TV. Course in those days TV's were in large cabinets and now TV's, at least in our house and place up on or in things...not as easy for a pawed one to watch, especially if they don't sleep on the humans' beds or furniture.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. hahaha!!!! Of course a poodle would be watching a pageant!!! BOL!!

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  2. Neither Ava or Veruca, or our cats for that matter, watch TV. However we do have a fish tank that the cats love. It kind of looks like a TV.

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    1. Same thing I suppose lol
      I think it all depends on the location of the tv as well.

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  3. That is very interesting but no dog TV here sadly peeps says. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. BOL! That's because you guys are always on a different adventure!!!

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  4. Interesting to think that newer televisions are more attractive to our animals.

    Honey pays no attention to television, including dog sounds. With one big exception--the OK Go video, White Knuckles. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs). She will stand in front of the computer screen as soon as she hears the opening beats.

    She especially loves the dog that appears to jump out the screen and the golden retriever.

    But our last foster puppy, an Australian cattle dog, reacted to any unusual sound on the computer.

    I'm curious. Do you find yourself watching shows because you think the dogs will find them interesting?

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    1. hahahaha!!!! That is hilarious!!!!!
      And btw, yes, I definitely will keep a show on, or put a show on just to see the reaction of the pets.
      Especially Lexus. If I see in the guide that there is a show about wolves or coyotes, I have to put it on for her! My husband and I just love watching her reaction. Her head cocking while she watches, everything!

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  5. This is so interesting! Our late Lab mix Maggie used to watch TV all the time, and we sometimes even had to shut it off because she'd start barking and jumping at it! None of the dogs since her have watched TV until Luke. He doesn't usually react much though....just sits there and watches it. Plus it's often just the news....nothing special!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets



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    1. The news? Ha! That is interesting!!! I wonder what a dog is thinking when they are sitting there watching tv?
      "Hey, um, do you humans realize that there are people stuck in that box over there?" HAHA!

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  6. Bentley will watch occasionally, but Pierre LOVES to watch television. I was watching Beethoven 2 the other night and he woke up to a huge black nose on the screen. He jumped off the couch and went to the TV barking like a crazy man! Hahaha!

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    1. HAHA!!!! That is so adorable!!!!
      BTW I love that movie!

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  7. My gang watches tv especially if they hear a duck or goose calling on it.

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  8. Yes, Buddy likes to watch tv. He especially seems to like "Survivorman" for some reason.

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  9. My last Bunny used to watch TV too,xx Rachel

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    1. Oh that is great info!!!! SO bunnies can too then!

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  10. Mauja and Atka have no desire to watch TV. They prefer to bark at the sounds ;) We did play Dog TV for them when we had the free trial and Atka showed vague interest, but nothing lasting.

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  11. My Papa says it is because of the Frame Rate of the stuff on TV. Dogs and humans process their world around them at a slightly different Frame Rate (images per second). Old films used to be 24 frames per second, which made sense to humans, but NOT to dogs. Newer TV, HD, etc. is many more images per second, so it feels real and hence we pups can understand what's happening on the screen. *wags* - Gilligan from wagsahoy.com

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    1. Your papa is exactly right! I found this fascinating when I was doing the research on this. How much our TV's have changed and the impact it has on a pets site is wonderful!

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  12. 13 years ago, my hu sis 2 had a little dog who loved to see Teletubbies. When ever Teletubbies were on the TV, the little dog sat in front of it an saw the whole program.

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  13. Some dogs do and some don't. Toby falls under the "don't" category, but we've had others that occasionally did.

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    1. Yep, your right, same as humans I suppose, some just like to watch TV and some don't.

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  14. We like to watch TV...'specially sports like hockey.

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    1. My kitties love watching hockey! Except the man of the house isn't amused because he can never see the puck when the cats jump up as their paw always chases the it!!!

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  15. Well put! Right as I loaded your page, Ruckus was barking at something on TV. haha! Happy TT!

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  16. Ours aren't interested at all until some dog barks during a show/film and then they tear around looking all butch - not ;-) - trying to find the invader :D

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