Olivia must because whenever a dog or other animal comes on TV she goes crazy
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3,293 10/14/13 12:35 P
Well, I don't currently have a TV or any pets, but my experience has been that West Highland White Terriers (Westies) certainly DO watch TV.
I used to have one who would respond to the command "on TV" and run to the television to check things out. She loved dogs, cats, horses and mircats on TV. She also seemed to have a thing about eagles and enjoyed a particular commercial with a bald eagle.
She was a ridiculously smart dog. We sometimes had to spell things out so that she would not know what we were talking about.
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10/14/13 11:52 A
SHERYLDS- "Are you afraid the cats are going to learn too much and take over the world"
Hmmm, I could only see one of our 3 cats interested in world domination but I don't think she'd follow through. Our cats and dogs do not get along super well. The cats have their own zone where the dogs don't go and it doesn't happen to include a TV.
Maybe our one dog should be feared more because he pays a lot of attention when I read books aloud to my daughter- probably boosting his knowledge a lot more than TV.
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10/13/13 10:47 P
Yes but only when characters are having an argument.
My dog pays no attention to TV. She's only interested in eating, sleeping and following me everywhere.
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10/13/13 7:10 P
My cat will watch TV or the computer screen (the mouse pointer) if something small is going across the screen like a football, birds, leaves, etc. He is cross-eyed and will also play in the mirror. This is the only animal I have had that does this!
10/13/13 7:05 P
no pets now, but I use to have a dog that loved to watch tv. He'd get right up on the couch and watch it with me, but only when my parents weren't home. He wasn't allowed on the couch Hee hee.
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10/13/13 5:52 P
ONLYZOMBIECAT...Your comment made me smile "Neither of our two dogs pay any attention to TV. Our cats are not allowed in the TV area. " Are you afraid the cats are going to learn too much and take over the world
Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 10/13/2013 (17:31)
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10/13/13 4:56 P
My big yellow lab does watch tv as you can see her eyes flicking back and forth while she is watching. The Beagle/Jack mix couldn't care less as he is 8 and all about the sleeping.
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10/13/13 4:19 P
Obie (golden retriever) doesn't care anything about TV. Jack (lab mix) watches a good bit when it's on. Omar (our one-eyed terrier mix) barks at things he hears on TV and will watch sometimes.
when DogTV had the free trial, I flipped over for the dogs to check it out. Jack watched for several minutes; the other 2 had no interest at all. I guess lots of people leave the TV on for their pets when the owners are out. DogTV programming does not include anything that would excite most dogs (like barking). The evening programming is intended to relax them (what I saw was mostly dogs sleeping, with some tranquil background music). Day time programming was dogs walking with their people or roaming free in a field or forest. I wouldn't pay for it, but I guess kennel owners might be interested or folks whose pups have separation issues.
one of my dogs was so fascinated by the TV that he'd look around behind the TV when an animal ran off screen.
Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 10/13/2013 (20:14)
10/13/13 2:47 P
Our Italian Greyhound does. He really focuses if there is a dog on. His little ears perk up too. Our Akita Chow does not even know the TV is there. I take that back, she will try to stand in front of the TV to get our attention.
We had a cat that used to paw the TV screen when he saw other cats on it, especially kittens. Did you know that they have a pay TV station for dogs now? I don't have it, but I guess it plays music and shows pictures to keep your dog calm at certain times of the day and other things if you are not home. Geez!
Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 10/13/2013 (10:26)
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10/13/13 10:03 A
10/13/13 9:55 A
My goldfish live in the garden and I don't think they know what a TV is. (Just thought you'd like to know!)
10/13/13 8:31 A
I have a malti-poo and a pomeranian/corgi mix. Neither one of them pays the least bit of attention to the tv, no matter what's on it. It's as if they are totally oblivious to it.
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10/13/13 8:31 A
No neither of my animals watch tv.
10/13/13 8:21 A
No my cats don't watch TV, they like to sit in front of the warm screen so I can't watch TV! I have seen other pugs that like to watch, I wonder if it has something to do with the breed?
My husband and I have 2 Pugs and the male, Odie, watches TV. He is particularly fond of commercials and shows that have dogs or horses come on he goes nuts. He barks and runs all over. It's a little funny but not really. Does your dog or cat behave similarly?
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