Here’s what dogs see when they watch television

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Yes, it is true dogs do watch T.V., but they do not watch the same as humans. Usually a sound that dogs like will attract a dog to watching tv. Dogs only see two color spectrums of light, blue and yellow. When dogs are attracted to something on the screen, they often approach it to get a better look. They also will walk back and forth between their owner and the screen. Dogs don’t have a very long attention span when watching a screen. They are fidgety and lose interest rather quickly compared to humans. It is unclear if dogs actually enjoy what they are watching or if it just catching their eyes and attention because it is movement on the screen or it is another dog that they see..

Key Takeaways:

  • Indeed, by tracking their vision using similar methods used on humans, research has found that domestic dogs do prefer certain images and videos.
  • Favoured sounds include dogs barking and whining, people giving dog-friendly commands and praise, and the noise of toys squeaking.
  • Early research has shown that when presented with three screens, dogs are unable to decide, instead preferring to watch one screen no matter what is on it.

“This research indicates that dogs have a preference towards watching other canines – but our studies have also discovered that sound often initially attracts dogs towards television and other devices.”

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