The study revealed that dogs love to watch animal shows on TV
A survey involving more than 1,000 dog owners shows that among the most devoted TV viewers are pedigree dogs, especially labradors.
Ever wondered what catches your partner’s attention in the smoke on the television screen?
Prepare yourself for a delightful revelation that eight out of ten dogs share your enthusiasm for television, immersing themselves in the world of entertainment with you.
In a new survey involving more than 1,000 dog owners, scientists have unearthed some interesting ideas. Among the most devoted TV viewers are pedigree dogs, especially labradors.
Their programming preferences lean toward movies featuring other dogs, nature documentaries, cartoons, and, interestingly, cats. However, winter sports and ice skating failed to arouse their interest.
A staggering 86 percent of dog owners report their pets are regular TV viewers. These discerning four-legged critters exhibit unique taste buds. However, a word of caution is extended about leaving videos for dogs that are left alone, because 1 percent show excessive excitement, even jumping on the screen.
Most dogs (72 percent) spend a moment per day looking at a screen, with the average viewing session lasting about 20 minutes. However, some inspiring anecdotes have emerged, with owners sharing stories of their pets sitting through entire shows, actively participating in the plot.
Delving deeper into this unique canine pastime, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered many mysteries. Their findings suggest that dogs can be attracted to TV by familiar sounds such as songs, voices, or jingles. Reactions varied, with 54 percent of dogs choosing to simply stare, while 19 percent expressed their opinions by barking, howling, growling, or growling.
Interestingly, dogs seem to show a preference for newer TVs, as reported by one owner who noticed more interest after the family upgrade.
So, the next time you catch your partner in the smoke watching the screen, you can witness their own version of a movie night. As for their viewing pleasure, it appears that man’s best friend has some insightful opinions on what constitutes good television.