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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  • asli

    what if we put a colorblindness curing glasses on dogs?

  • 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.

  • Laura Mello

    My dog recognized cartoon dogs! Even cartoon robot dogs like on the Jetsons!! She'd bark and try to get them 😂

  • Mark Snow

    So my room light is hurting their eyes :(, where is the 120hertz light bulb.

  • 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.

  • bethc

    My dog loves the velociraptors in jurassic park

  • 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! 😂

  • Maria R Mejia

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  • 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.

  • Melora Carabas

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

  • Jai Field

    So... what about cats? Is it a similar situation with the hue receptors and the frame rates?

  • 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.

  • JohnnyNismo

    So my 144hz monitor will look pretty cool to a dog?

  • Shian

    What? No link to your new channel??

  • Leopoldo Aranha

    What about letting my TV on just so that, with it's sound, my dogs don't feel alone while I'm out, does it work?

  • JMEEKER86

    I had a Maltese that absolutely hated whenever there was a horse on the TV. Most things he was fine watching, but he would go crazy whenever a horse popped up.

  • 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.

  • carl witt

    2:40 Someone in our studio has admitted to having a really dumb dog.

  • Scott Collyer

    Our dog doesn’t respond to the television, but the cat goes nuts when he sees Dogmeat on the screen when someone’s playing Fallout.

  • James Smith

    My dog only responds to ominous music so... watching Stranger Things was fun.

  • culwin

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

  • Devan Harripersad

    why haven't humans solved world hunger ? can you answer that scishow ?

  • Rubeus Archos

    that cool and all but what about cats. where video for them

  • Sheila Sanchez

    No, he's a sweet potato 😂😊🐺🐕🖤🖤🖤

  • 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

  • DrOneOneOne

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • mctwerker

    3:12 My dog heard you say "go on a walk" that and ran to the door.Thanks a lot, hank! :P

  • joshua latortue

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

  • Skylark 7

    My dog loves watching movies with us, probably mostly because he loves just lying on a comfortable surface with his humans nearby for hours on end - but he also watches the movies sometimes. His favorite is Lady and the Tramp.

  • Ian Larkins

    Hanks by far my favorite host

  • 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.

  • SpikeMoney

    Now my cat notices my tv more than my dog does

  • The War Machine

    Sometimes, my boston terrier will tip his head when he hears sounds from animals shown on Animal Planet.

  • jovani valdez

    1:04 could you say that we have 55 fps eye vision

  • Rachy Jackson

    Is it the same for guinea pigs? One of my piggies is always super interested in my laptop screen when I play video games or watch YouTube. She seems to be drawn to colorful things to!

  • dee. M

    So I need to get high fps tv

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