What Do Dogs See When They Watch TV?

Some dogs just seem to love watching TV. But are they really watching what we see?


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Sources:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1071581916300611
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201106/do-dogs-understand-what-they-are-seeing-television
https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/can-dogs-watch-tv
https://www.dogtv.com/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150111-animals-dogs-television-pets-science-tv-behavior/
https://theconversation.com/heres-what-dogs-see-when-they-watch-television-65000

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  • Amanda Peters

    My dog barks at every animal on TV. Cartoon, real; doesn't matter to her. She also hates airplanes. Lol

  • VirusOfCyrus

    I DONT BELIEVE THAT DOGS CAN ONLY SEE 2 COLORS, THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW THIS UNLESS YOU COULD TALK TO A DOG AND ASK IT.

  • asli

    what if we put a colorblindness curing glasses on dogs?

  • HaloJumpmaster

    My dog, a Dachshund...His name is Odie will run at the TV when he sees other animals on my 60 inch Sony television. This occurs whether its a cartoon...like his favorite Paw Patrol or other cartoons and every time the TV captures his attention..he will run up to the TV and stand on his back legs and bark at the TV. I have tried to get him to watch various episodes and its always whenever he sees the images of animals on the TV on his own accord. I try pointing to the TV and that never works, but whenever he looks at the tv he always stops for a second...and then jumps up and runs to the TV and starts barking. It's pretty awesome. Just in case you want to get some proof you can always email me at paul.kirk36@gmail.com.Have a good day.

  • blazebluebass

    55hz? Millions of people with 120 and 144hz monitors disagree.

  • Tristan Lotz

    Could this perhaps go for cats, too? When I was a kid, I was watching a documentary that showed a clip of Ed White's spacewalk, and our cat Liddy tried to play with a loose-floating piece of ribbon on White's spacesuit (it was a CRT screen on a TV from around the 1980s), and as a kid my favorite movie was Peter Hyams' 2010, and whenever I would watch it in my room with the lights off, my cat Shadow seemed to watch it with genuine interest (I was watching a VHS copy of the film on one of those little CRT TVs with a built in VCR you could get back in the 90s).

  • Karly Webb

    My dog whines at the T.V. everytime he sees another dog, or a cat or rabbit or something like that.

  • culwin

    My German Shepherd never cared about TV at all, except when there was a knock or a doorbell or another dog barking.

  • interstellartravel

    They certainly know when an animal shows up on the screen.

  • Jeremy Thompson

    Wow, our poor dogs have to deal with constantly flickering lights when they are indoors :( that sucks. How did scientists figure out the dogs 80hz vision? and what would be the best type of bulb for dog owners?

  • Serachja

    how about VR for dogs?

  • Gabriel Blas

    Khaleesi the Bulldog!

  • PeachesforMe

    Sci show with just dogs? That sounds amazing, I would sub!Hell, that's probably a really good idea for Scishow space. Those hosts are terrible! Replace them with cute dogs and it will increase the quality of Scishow space tenfold!

  • GetMeThere1

    My old doberman (now passed away) watched TV and barked EVERY TIME an animal was on the screen. He barked at animated animals as well as real ones. If he was excited enough, he would race toward the TV and look BEHIND IT, thinking it was a sort of window. Of course, in real life, he CHASED every animal he saw, as well.

  • DragonofEpics

    My grandmas husky Achilles used to love to watch 8 below. I've also seen lots of videos of bulldogs watching horror movies. I don't know why.

  • Maria R Mejia

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  • Cyberxxx cyberxxx

    Dogs are colorblind lol

  • Michelle Koh

    Can we have that anecdote please

  • dudeinco

    My pug reacts to crudely drawn cartoon dogs that are not even barking, or are talking, like Brian Griffin. Trust me.. you don't want a dog watching TV, and recognizing what he's seeing... it's downright obnoxious.

  • DrOneOneOne

    I was intrigued to see if you'd render a video that literally showed what it looked light, and consequently completely disappointed here.

  • Shian

    What? No link to your new channel??

  • Laura Garnham

    Our previous dog ignored the TV unless there were lions on it. Seriously, no other animals, not even dogs, got her interest but lions somehow transfixed her... even other big cats she couldn't have cared less about.

  • Raen83

    Me: Clifford? Who’s Clifford? Oh! He means Bertrand! Right! ~*misses several seconds of dialogue while my brain remembers the name change from English to French*~ 🙄Creators of children’s stories... Please keep the names of the protagonists consistent across languages! 😂

  • Ian Larkins

    Hanks by far my favorite host

  • bethc

    My dog loves the velociraptors in jurassic park

  • wintern101

    My grandpa's dog goes crazy about duck hunting shows cuz hes my grandpa's duck hunting dog. He actually busted a television trying to retrieve a duck on TV.

  • Travis Connor

    This raises the question of advertising for dogs. Will we be forced to find the flavor of the week dog food? :P

  • Elkiey

    Kinda disappointed this video wasn’t filmed in dog-vision

  • James 4theDoctor

    My cat watches tv.A few years ago when watching Cats 101, she would meow at them and got especially excited for the kittens

  • joshua latortue

    What if you played them something on monitor with a high refresh rate.

  • Creature Lab

    What about cats? My cat loves star wars and star trek (not kidding)! xx

  • warhawkjah

    My cats like the movie Kedi. I had it on the other day and one of them was very attentively watching a scene where two cats were establishing territory.

  • Naghmara

    "Does your dog seem more excited for the next season of Game of Thrones than you are?" ...If we're talking season 8, then yeah. And I don't even have a dog.

  • Melora Carabas

    Today I learned that our pets have a really expensive taste in tv's.

  • SpikeMoney

    Now my cat notices my tv more than my dog does

  • Uki Malefu

    all dogs science show? where's the subscribe button?

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