|Posted on May 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM|
Have a pooch who doesn't do well when left alone at home? Can't afford doggie daycare? Is your canine depressed, or maybe high strung? Looking for a way to soothe the savage beast? Robert MacPherson over at mnn.com interviewed Bandit the dog, who reviews Dog TV, the first TV for dogs. Available for $9.99 a month, along with apps for smartphones and tablets, this may just be the ticket to provide entertainment and engagement for your pup.
Says Bandit "I lead a dog's life. Good food. Long walks. A fulfilling job chasing off the mailman. So what's all this fuss about a television channel that's created just for Fido?" This "scientifically developed" (at least according to the team at Dog TV) stream of content shows hounds exploring all types of interesting venues with exclusive dog-cams capturing the entire adventure. Set to music designed to "sooth the savage beast," this content will entertain your dog whose very DNA screams being part of a pack; being alone for long stretches can really cause problems for some pooches.
Developed with the help of Nicholas Dodman, a veterinary behaviorists at Tufts University in Massachusetts, this product is really taking off. Despite a rough economy, we Americans love our pets, and continue to spend copious amounts of cash on man's best friend. Dodman has long been encouraging the development of such a product for dogs. "I call it environmental enrichment and I've been doing it for years. The point of this is not to have dogs sitting down and watching TV for hours on end like we might. It's just that there's something in the room that breaks the monotony of being home alone."
The article at mnn.com discusses the fact that a large percentage of Americans already leave TV or radio on home for their pooch when they're out of the house. But Dog TV helps create the illusion of motion, which captures Fido's attention way better than standard TV does. Whether it's fellow canines wrestling for ownership of a coveted toy, or watching an animated ball rolling back and forth, Dog TV really does work for entertaining your dog, according to Bandit whose owner wrote the entertaining article.
Dog TV also provides times to encourage your pup to take a nap by showing other members of the pack taking a nap while soothing music streams in the background.
Take note, though, that digial television sets (or devices) are a must. Standard analog sets flicker too much for dogs, and they can't see the pictures in the proper way.
Visit Dog.TV to learn more.
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