Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TV Goes to the Dogs

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

It had to happen. DogTV is coming to a television set near you for just $4.99 a month.

You may have to fight your dog for the remote.
  • You may have to fight your dog for the remote.

Geared toward relaxing, stimulating or entertaining your pooch while you're occupied, DogTV offers eight hours a day of life from a dog's point of view. Producers said they regularly get down on their knees and shoot "low and long" to appeal to their presumed viewers. DogTV offers no commercials and no reruns. Dogs also won't be subjected to the usual noise that pulses through the tubeā€”no gunshots, no explosions, no loud music.

According to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University, dogs used to only be able to see flickering screens from analog television sets. But newer digital, high-definition TVs allow pets to perceive clear images, according to Dodman.

Some of the more "popular" programming on DogTV includes extended videos of sleeping dogs, nature scenes and the occasional sound of babies, doorbells and other pets.

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