THIS is fun! Direct TV is going to air a new, 24-hour channel for dogs called DOGTV! My dogs don’t watch a lot of tv but I do leave it on for them when I leave for noise. Ron Levi, founder of DOGTV, says “We have created programs where every frame, second and sound have been tailored to fit the way dogs see and hear the world.” DOGTV will help dogs who suffer from separation anxiety when their owners are away by providing “relaxing, stimulating and behavior-improving content” packaged in three- to six-minute-long segments, according to the channel’s website. As you can see from this photo my dog Kitty has just a weeeee bit of separation anxiety, this is what he does when someone leaves! haha
“We wrote and recorded very relaxing music specifically for dogs. Everything we included in our content is something research tells us dogs like to see, like other dogs and moving objects,” Levi said. The channel will become available on Aug. 1 for $4.99 per month. DOGTV doesn’t have commercials and you will notice the images on the screen are not as clear as they should be. Koffy told me that before HD tv dogs couldn’t see what was on the TV but now with HD they can actually see what’s on the TV. I think this is awesome if it really does help improve the quality of life for dogs!