If there were a TV channel you could put on while you're out for the day, and it would keep your dog relaxed, intrigued, and comfortable, would you get it?Well, such a thing exists -- DOGTV
debuted this August, and with "three types of programming" for dogs, it claims to meet their relaxation and stimulation needs for the day, as well as expose them to "to different day-to-day stimuli" designed to make them more comfortable and less anxious.RELATED STORY: Games for Cats: What's All the Buzz About?
Does it sound too good to be true?
Backed by pet experts like Prof. Nicholas Dodman, Program Director of the Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts University, MA, and Victoria Stilwell of “It's Me or the Dog” fame, it's pretty clear DOGTV's heart is in the right place. As for the science, they say:
- Through years of research, special content was created to meet the specific attributes of a dog’s sense of vision and hearing.
- DOGTV’s programming meets a dog’s typical daily cycle and helps prevent mental fatigue, depression and boredom.
Judge for Yourself
Here's a DOGTV program for relaxation: