DOGTV is a new television channel designed specifically for dogs. According to their website,
“DOGTV is designed as the perfect babysitter for dogs who have to stay home alone. Research shows that dogs feel better in the company of television, especially when the right content is on. DOGTV’s three types of programming offer relaxing and stimulating content as well as positive behavioral reinforcements. Dogs that are left alone tend to become anxious so the relaxing sounds and music in the relaxing segment were created to keep the dog calm and peaceful. Many dogs also suffer from lack of stimulation, which becomes acute when their owner is away. The stimulating content will provide the dog with invigorating images, animation and exciting real world sounds to keep the dog up and running. DOGTV’s programming meets a dog’s typical daily cycle and helps prevent mental fatigue, depression and boredom.”
Fairfax Pet Care has no affiliation with DOGTV, but it seems pretty fun! We in no way recommend this as an alternative to good ol’fashioned love, exercise, and attention, but some dogs may appreciate it. Not all dogs will respond (you’ll know best if your dog finds background stimulation to be comforting or not), but those who do may enjoy the company. For those pups that do like the visual/audio stimulation, combining DOGTV with a regular dog walker like Fairfax Pet Care will make them one happy pup while you’re away!
DOGTV is currently only offered in San Diego on COX (channel 2635) and Time Warner (channel 148), but it is launching nationwide soon. They have a link to subscribe to their mailing list, and they say they’ll send subscription information to people on that list as it becomes available.
Take a look at this sample video:
Check out their website for more information: dogtv.com