Dog TV: Seriously? Is this a substitute for the human - dog bond?
A channel for dogs that shows 3 to 6 minute expert approved programs? Grassy fields, beautiful sceneries, humans petting dogs, and bouncing balls are just a few of the images your beloved pet will be exposed to. But is this right for your dog? Is it a replacement for the human-dog interaction and loving bond ? The answer is never, but don´t take my word for it.
Here is what a true expert has to say about this dog channel: ¨“I think a lot of this is to make us feel better as opposed to making the pet happier,” said Dr. Ann E. Hohenhaus, a staff veterinarian for the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. “Your pet needs adequate exercise and an interesting environment.You cannot just put on the TV and hope your dog is going to get better.”
Still, if the dog is paying attention to the screen, odds are it likes what it sees. “If the dog wasn’t enjoying it, he would find something else to do, like nibble on the end of a sofa,” Dr. Hohenhaus said. In that way, dog-oriented shows “could be a component” in a program designed to alleviate separation anxiety.
Well I think this is cristal clear, a dog channel is NOT and will NEVER be a replacement for the human - dog play time and loving moments. Please do some research and ask a vet you trust before deciding wether your pet should be watching this or not !