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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  • Tomasina Covell

    I've heard that cats have about the same persistence of vision as humans have?

  • Momo MD

    If I take a video of my computer screen, I can see the flickering of the computer screen.Am I a dog?

  • Scott Hannan

    Marc Summers hosts “Walk? Trip? Treat?”

  • MadHatt3r

    Do other animals can watch tv too? My rat Marcy loved to watch documentaries with me and my mom. My other rat, Piper, loves crime dramas 😁🐀

  • Itsa Games

    cats have the same thing, definitely movement and noises get mine going. they have videos on youtube of birds chirping and squirrels and most cats go insane

  • vinnie greenlee

    but my dog and i watch tv or youtube on my 144hz

  • furrtakuXD

    wouldn't dogs also be able to see green since green stems from yellow and blue?

  • The fun kids Number 1

    My dog called olly he watches tv but he only watch tv when there is dogs on tv

  • Hope Weiss

    My parents have a huge hdtv in their room and the dogs really do watch it funny tho that our hound like dog watches more lol. I had heard the dogs can only see TVs that are in HD bc they refresh super fast

  • Scott Hannan

    Maybe a show called “Timmy” about a boy who always has to be told what to do...

  • Keith Manchego

    yeah but most television is at 30fps or lower

  • carbs

    I really dont care i dont have a dog i just want to watch something 😒😒

  • Jorsh The Seiryu

    2:36 - 2:41 hentai? ( ͡O ͜ʖ ͡O)

  • JohnT

    Where's the link to the Doggy SciShow?!

  • Cameron !

    My dad had a dog that would watch baseball and run around the room when he saw the players run around the bases

  • bravo869

    One time a target commercial came on and the dog barked and it TRIGGERD my dog

  • Deja Spriggs

    My Maltese goes crazy whenever he sees an animal on the tv. He barks, growls, runs back and forth, and wags his tail.

  • Endrank luvs da 4 loco

    I have a Lab/rottweiler mix and he'll sit there and stare at the TV for hours, especially whenever sports are on. And anytime he sees a large 4-legged animal, like a dog, bear, etc, he goes crazy and jumped off the couch and starts whining and looking around to find said animal

  • starfir_CR

    Im only watching this bcuz my Chihuahua was watching the tv like just laying there and staring at it..I had it on the Food Network😂

  • Vampire Bismarck

    I mean my cat sometimes watches TV

  • Alex Rose

    My dog seems to like to watch me play Minecraft. I wonder if it's that it's because I'm doing something, or because he sees something kinda more interesting than a nap. LOL!

  • oof

    So we should buy a 144hz tv?

  • Scott Hannan

    Real Housedogs of Beverly Hills

  • Scott Hannan

    Today on “How It Smells”... we go inside a toilet factory

  • Animal Land of Talking Animals

    my dog doesn't like walks....or stairs.....or anything that moves....like water

  • Elliot Sterling

    Sports are filmed at a much higher frame rate than regular TV, so dogs might be able to see it move normal.

  • AshKetchum442

    my family’s dog cooper is a cairn westie. she loves to bark at the tv, especially any sorts of animals. so whenever i would leave the house i would turn on cartoon network so that she had something to keep her company, but wasn’t losing her mind at any live action animals.we have the flat screen in front of the sliding glass door to the backyard. sometimes cooper will look behind the tv stand or look outside to see where the chimps from the animal documentary were

  • Steve Lebourveau

    My dog barks at Santa’s Little Helper on the Simpsons.

  • XSickSugarX

    When whatever my dogs start barking at a other dog barking on tv I just telling him it’s just a doggy actors and they get payed for it lol

  • SeanGamer

    my dog has no interest in TV

  • Jeet Joshi

    "Furry best friends".....it's not nice to assume things, Hank

  • Kiss Me

    Whats next? Movies for dogs at the movie theater...

  • Tyrannasaur Russ

    My dog loves South Park.

  • Peter Piper

    I have a herding dog and she is not the slightest bit interested in TV. In fact, when I see a dog on TV and point it out to her, she just looks at me like I've lost my mind.

  • Mel t

    So i have a yorkie and when i put animal planet on and since she hates cats sometimes theres cats on the show and she looks at the tv and starts barking at the cats in the tv

  • Tonyfillet

    Yeah my dog doesn't react to videos or screens but she does react to dogs barking in videos or voices she's heard before - like mine or my partners - though she does recognise they aren't actually coming from us even if the video is playing from my phone in front of my face

  • WIFIGHOST CRUISER

    Why does my dog bury my tablet when I leave SciShow running on it?

  • Madara Uchiwa

    Humans have fluid gender eyes, dogs only have 2 gender eyes...

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