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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:25 PM
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Poll question: Does your dog watch television?
I've seen a couple of fancy kennels where they put a tv in the dogs room. I always thought this was pretty silly, but tonight when there was a scene with barking dogs in it my dog moved himself right in front of the tv and watched for a few minutes.

When the commercial came on he lost interest and left.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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astonamous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:40 PM
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1. At least one of my 5 dogs watches TV.
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:57 AM
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2. I didn't know dogs could SEE television until we got Bella
She loves it. She tries to play with any animals that move (dogs, cats, squirrels, etc) across the screen (got that puppy play bow thing going on really well). But she also just sits and watches whatever we're watching - like she's really into the drama of it all.

She cracks us up especially when there's any 'back and forth' kind of stuff happening and she moves her head to follow the action like a tennis match.
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PRETZEL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:34 AM
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3. yes, and God forbid I change the channel
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 08:35 AM by PRETZEL
on her.

Our old dog was even worse. He had his routine at nite. He would go upstairs with my wife to watch Nancy Grace and at exactly 9 p.m. he'd come downstairs to watch what I was watching, have a snack, then go upstairs when I went to bed.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:39 AM
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4. Watch it?

When one of my programs didnt record this week, I couldnt figure out why, but when I looked everything I had set had been erased and the only programs scheduled to record were Good Dog U and the Westminster Dog Show.

Now I cant even find the remote, so I cant reschedule my shows or change it!
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:40 PM
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17. That takes a lot of skill.
My dog knows how to lower the car windows when he's riding in the back seat. I think he first did it by accident, and now he tries it every time.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:42 AM
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5. My greyhound watches
in fascination when there is something small and fast moving on the screen. She loves to watch Formula 1 racing with my husband. She also seems fascinated by the Geico gecko. The Siberian Husky could care less about the tv. Our whippet however is quite the tv critic and will sometimes sit on the tv remote to change the channel.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:57 AM
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6. you have a whippet and a standard greyhound?
How nice, got pictures. We have iggies, one very small and one often mistaken for a whippet because he's on the large side. My wife would love to get a full size greyhound.

And our dogs ignore the TV unless there is a doorbell, then they go nuts.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:58 AM
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7. Golden retriever
One time I flipped by a hunting show and he watched the ducks fly off the screen. He would see them at the bottom corner follow them up to the right and off then back to the bottom corner etc etc for about 5 minutes. He saw something :shrug:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:30 AM
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8. The dog we had when I was a teen-ager used to howl along with soap opera theme music
especially the kind that had that theater organ sound, like the theme to Search for Tomorrow.

At first we thought that he howled because the overtones hurt his ears, but we experimented and found that he would actually come running from any part of the house to stand in front of the TV, tilt his head, and let loose with "Errrr-raow-raow-raow-raow-raow."
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:51 PM
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9. Thats really funny!
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:55 PM
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10. My little puppy recently woke up from her nap to bark at Lassie
it was ultra cute
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:05 PM
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11. We had a calico cat who did
she would pay rapt attention whenever a nature show with birds came on, here tail swaying quickly back and forth.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:36 PM
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12. My dog barked at a cardboard cat which was part of a display
at the pet store. It was pretty funny. Finally he walked up and sniffed it.
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Minimus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:03 PM
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13. My JRT barks, growls, and jumps at the TV when any animal is on screen=
dogs, cats, horses, roosters - you name it. I cannot watch Animal Planet at all.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:36 PM
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14. Commercials. nt
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:51 PM
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15. My dog doesn't, but two of my cats do. One even has favorite shows.
Ohh, look, Shamu! Meerkat Manor!
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Jeep789 Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:13 PM
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16. My dog was so in to '8 Below' that we had to buy the movie
for hi. When the dogs get hurt he barks at me, wanting me to help them.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:38 AM
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18. My dog loves watching TV
If she's in one room watching and sees an animal run off the screen, she then runs into another room with a TV and sees if it went there. She whines while running around the house trying to find the mysterious animal.

Dogs are funny people.
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chknltl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:56 AM
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19. Neither of us do actually
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