Watch TV With Your Pet

Girl and Dog Watching TVWe humans spend a lot of time watching TV and movies. This may leave our pets without someone to play with or someone to give them the attention they want and deserve. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Due to recent technological advancements, your pets can just watch TV with you.
For much of the television’s lifespan as a form of entertainment, it has been inaccessible to man’s best friend. The way images flickered on a screen made it impossible for dogs and other pets to discern what was happening on screen; it just looked like flashing. Now, however, your furry friends can watch TV with you. So, now, what to watch?

Well, there are actually programs designed with dogs in mind. There’s a great channel on YouTube called DogTV, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Many of the videos depict dogs walking around, running, and playing, along with some relaxing or stimulating music. Often, these elements are also paired with people saying affirmative and soothing things that are common phrases we already use with our pets, such as “good dog.” It can be a great way to stimulate your dog, or, if that’s not what you need, to relax them, or even put a restless dog to sleep.
Outside of that, they are ways to entertain you and your pets simultaneously. I’ll often find my dog watching TV with me, and I’ve been paying attention to what gets them interesting. The primary factor I’ve noticed is motion. Dogs love tracking moving objects, both in real life and on screen. So, anything with a lot of movement, and be sure to look for movement that reads well. Tracking shots make the movement of the subject much less apparent by following them with the camera.

With these tips in mind, you and your furry friends can spend some time watching TV together, and everybody’s happy. All that’s left is to get them some treats and toys to go along with movie night, and PetSmart can help you take care of that.

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