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Now, your fur babies will be able to be entertained with a streaming network dedicated especially for canines.
DOGTV, the world’s first and only television network created for dogs and their owners, is launching in the UK this month.
While we love obsessing over juicy period dramas like Bridgerton or keeping up with our favourite reality shows, the programming on DOGTV has been scientifically tested to “enrich the lives of stay at home dogs.”
The original content, which seeks to “alleviate symptoms arising from conditions that canines are known to suffer from, including separation anxiety, loneliness and stress” was tested for three years. The shows have been approved by pet behaviourists, veterinarians and pet organisations, including It’s Me or the Dog presenter Victoria Stilwell.
The shows have been developed specifically to cater to your fur baby’s senses, this means that the colours have been tweaked to make it easier for dogs to see and camera angles align with their natural line of vision. The audio has also been carefully tuned to match their frequencies.
Some of the brand new shows includes; At Home with Laura Nativo, where the celebrity dog trainer and TV personality will teach owners how to have better homes lives with their pups. The Dog Chef will include delicious dog food recipes presented Kevyn Matthews and Things We Woof About, a show that will explore all the fun new dog trends, products and services available.
A recent DOGTV survey found that rates of separation anxiety were 20 per cent higher among dogs adopted during the pandemic. Symptoms that appear when owners are away can range from excessive barking, refusing to eat, trying to escape, and destructive behaviour, to having accidents on the floor, and more.
Clinical animal behaviourist Sarah Tapsell theorised that 80 per cent of dogs would experience separation anxiety when people return to work.
“For pet parents who are out of the home for extended periods of time, DOGTV is a lifesaver,” said DOGTV CEO and Co-Founder Gilad Neumann. “Satisfied customers report less pet drama - less barking, chewed up furniture and calmer pets.”
British animal trainer and DOGTV ambassador Victoria Stilwell, said: “People think that DOGTV is a bit of a weird concept at first, but when I tell them the amount of research that has gone into this - that this TV channel can help their dogs while home alone, improve their lives considerably, and help with different stresses and anxieties - they get it.”
DOGTV launches 8th November and will be available on Roku, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, Google Play Store, and Apple’s App Store and online at DOGTV.com.