As many of us continue to spoil our lovable, precious dogs all over the world, we find new innovative gadgets for them more exciting than things for ourselves! (Not always, but most of the time) Dogs make us unbelievably glad to be alive and we want their experience in life to be just as great, if not better. After all of our amazing dogs do for us, what can we do for them? Well, one of the new inventions designed for dogs is DogTV, and dog owners and dogs all over the United States like it—a lot.
Read also: “Is My Dog Really Watching TV With Me?“
What is DogTv?
Well, according to DogTv.com,
“DOGTV provides television for dogs as a 24/7 digital TV channel with dog – friendly programming scientifically developed to provide the right company for dogs when left alone. Through years of research with some of the world’s top pet experts, special content was created to meet specific attributes of a dog’s sense of vision and hearing and supports their natural behavior patterns. The result: a confident, happy dog, who’s less likely to develop stress, separation anxiety or other related problems.”
DOGTV and The Humane Society of the United States are proud to work together to keep dogs happy and in their homes for a lifetime. That’s why DOGTV supports The HSUS’s Pets for Life program, aimed at providing assistance to pets and people in under served communities. Every time your dog enjoys DOGTV, know that you’re helping support The HSUS’s Pets for Life program.
Sounds like a perfect solution for many of us with demanding work hours and living with anxious dogs.
Who created DogTv?
DOGTV was developed by world leading pet and TV experts. The content was created following more than three years of research on dog vision, hearing and behavior. DOGTV’s content was tested by Professor Nicholas Dodman (at Tufts University), and is proven to be a valuable tool for home enrichment for dogs Leading brands are associating with DOGTV, showing its acceptance in the pet community.
DOGTV was developed with a great team of leading pet experts. Our experts played an important role in creating the content, supervising the process and helping develop programs that are 100% dog friendly.
Will my dog actually watch this?
Although, it appears the creators of this channel really understand dog behaviors, our dogs could potentially hate it. Thanks to Fast Company, who interviewed, Evan MacLean, Ph.D, senior research scientist and codirector of the Duke Canine Cognition Center at Duke University, they found some answers.
“There seems to be a lot of individual variation in whether dogs watch TV, so it’s hard to provide a simple yes-no answer here. There are several factors that may influence this with regard to what dogs can actually see on a TV screen.
Dog vision has a greater temporal resolution than human vision. Traditional TVs had a refresh rate of 50 to 60 Hz, which for humans allows us to see the image as one uninterrupted and continuous image. But because of differences in dog vision, dogs may actually pick up on the subtle and rapid refreshing of the image on the screens with this refresh rate. Have you ever seen a home movie with a TV screen in the background of the video? It’s jumpy and incoherent, and this may be how dogs see a lot of TVs.”
Although this Dr. seems to scientifically state the issues between dogs and television, the creator of DogTV has proven the benefits of having it. Don’t take my word though, try it out yourself.