Do You Know When Your Dog Watches TV, What It Actually Sees?

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If you are a dog owner, then you have certainly seen your dog watching television at some point in time, haven’t you? You might have thought that your dog is also watching TV just like you do. But is it true? Do dogs watch TV just like us? Here is the answer.

In a study, scientists tracked their visions and proved that dogs have a preference for specific images and videos. The canines are more attracted to the TV for the sounds rather than the pictures. They prefer sounds like dogs barking or whining and also that of the squeaky toys.

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What It Sees Differently From You?

The way dogs watch TV is quite different from the way we humans do. They don’t watch TV sitting still. They tend to move and get a closer look at the TV screen to understand what is going on there. They will walk between you and the TV and try to interact while watching it.

As dogs have a Dichromatic vision, they can see only two colors such as blue and yellow and the hues which fall in that spectrum. This is why the Dog TV channels put more importance on these two colors. Scientists have also said that the shift in the images from standard to the high definition has made the dogs perceive images better.

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Image Source: Ny Times

But Do They Really Enjoy Watching TV?

There have been multiple studies to see whether dogs really enjoy TV shows or pick the one they like. Scientists have used more than one screens to see whether they can choose what to watch. But dogs weren’t able to decide what to watch. It is proved has dogs might have a fondness for certain shows but it is not yet decided whether they enjoy it or not.

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Image Source: telegraph

The preference of TV shows differs from one dog to another depending on their characteristics and past experiences. This preference also depends on what their owner watches. Your dog might like the program you enjoy by following your gaze or communicating through your gestures.

However, you can expect TV channels that your dog might prefer to watch when he is left at home alone. You will be much relieved at work thinking that your pooch is busy watching something he likes.

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