According to a report from Animal Medicines Australia, 35% of pet owners leave the TV or radio on while they are away during the day. But can dogs watch TV or listen to the radio?
Dogs process televisions and screens differently than we do, but it turns out they do recognize what they are seeing and hearing. Some dogs couldn’t be bothered to watch TV, but, in other cases, pet owners report that their dogs are enthralled by screens.
How Do Dogs See TV?
When it comes to the subject matter, you won’t be surprised to learn that dogs like watching dogs. Animals are naturally drawn to their own species. A 2013 study confirmed that dogs recognize what they see on screen and they prefer to watch other canines.