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Old 02-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Does your dog watch TV?

This morning, for the first time, I noticed Lily watching TV. A commercial for Animal Planet was on, showing young kittens playing. Lily watched intently, cocking her head from side to side.

Lily is a 10 mo old maltese-yorkie cross who has redefined the term hyperactive. If I thought TV would slow her down a little, I'd run cat programs non-stop.
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I have a 2 year old Min-Pin that loves to watch tv. I have a 60" LCD on my mantle and my PC is hooked up to it. Youtube puppies or dog barks. I'll have him cocking his head till my belly hurts from laughter.

My 2 year old Cat just lays there. (Typical lol)

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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We don't have any dogs but have seven cats and yes, some of them watch TV at times.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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Our rescued dog of many varieties is a purebred couch potato! I leave the History or Discovery channel on for him(maybe he'll learn something). He stares at movies and I have seen him go and drink water during commercials! He's five years old.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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Our Doberman, Berlyn, likes to watch when there is another dog barking or heaven forbid, the dreaded squirrel.....
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I have a friend with a Sheltie that loved to watch TV. He would sit on Skip's lap and watch entire programs. On occasion he would jump down, run over to the screen, bark and look back at Skip. That was his way of wanting the channel changed.

Since we got a 32 inch HD TV and upgraded our Direct TV account to HD, our cat watches TV fairly often, usually Animal Planet when birds or animals are displayed.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #7
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Our little man Houston was a tv watcher. Countless movies he would lay in front of the tv and watch to our amazement. When a dog or cat or whatever would walk off screen he would actally get up and walk behind the tv to see where they went . You could almost laugh till you wet yourself. We sure do miss our little guy.
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Yep. I've had dogs all my life and never had one watch TV until one of our current Westies began doing it.

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Our Husky will watch it from time to time if there is an animal involved. Some times we have to prompt her, but other times she is on her own.

Now, we are strange. When we leave her in the MH we will put a cartoon channel on for her, or Animal Planet. So far the TV is still intact.
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My older dog always barks at dogs on TV. My younger dog runs around wondering why the older dog is barking.
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For some reason, I thought dogs didn't see 2 dimensonal images very well. Perhaps the new TV technology has made it easier for them?
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I read that the fast frame rate and non-interlace format makes motion look much smoother to cats and dogs than the old TV formatting.

I can't remember where I read the article but I did find
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I read that the fast frame rate and non-interlace format makes motion look much smoother to cats and dogs than the old TV formatting.

I can't remember where I read the article but I did find
THIS
and This
I was about to ask, does your dog have more interest in an HDTV? I only had an HDTV in my bedroom at home. Last year, the only TV my pup ever saw was an old CRT TV in the livingroom. He had no interest in it. Once he was old enough to come in the bedroom, he watched the HD all the time.

Anyone else notice this with their dog?
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I was about to ask, does your dog have more interest in an HDTV? I only had an HDTV in my bedroom at home. Last year, the only TV my pup ever saw was an old CRT TV in the livingroom. He had no interest in it. Once he was old enough to come in the bedroom, he watched the HD all the time.

Anyone else notice this with their dog?
I'm not going to stay home and watch tv with our dog to find out.

Reason: She's a female and will want to keep changing the channels.
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