Does your dog have a favorite TV program ;)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mirecipes, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2008
    PBS is showing "In the valley of the wolves" again..
    I taped it before because my dog Mac shows so much interest in it..
    I even put it on when I have to leave occasionally..He gets separation anxiety [​IMG]

    And this show seems to cure it [​IMG]

    I'm wondering if there are any other shows he might enjoy?
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    That is sweet. My dogs don't but a couple of my chickens do [​IMG]

    They will glue themselves in front of the TV when the animal planet is on. They love that channel.

    I always leave music playing when I leave for the critters.
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I've had many dogs over the years. I've only had one that watched TV. He loved anything with dogs or horses in it.
    I did have a pug who loved the theme from Jeopardy. Joey could be at the other end of the house and he'd hear it and come running to sit in front of the TV cocking his head from side to side listening. Then he'd just wander away.
  4. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    when my puppies were little I used to leave annimal planet on for them and I would come back and they would be all wired, so then I started leaving the news on for them; which pretty well bored them!
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Charlie doesn't have a favorite program per se. She goes nuts if she hears young kittens mewing on the TV though. She'll tear the whole area around the TV apart looking for those kittens, whining the whole time.
    She doesn't do this for young puppies whimpering, only kittens.
    Sorry, that doesn't help much does it? [​IMG]
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    My dogs used to freak when we left. They had bad bad BAD seperation anxiety. After asking the vet he suggested choosing a channel. Play it when we are there and they are calm. We did this and when we leave we turn on the country music channel (it's one of the 900's) and they lay on their beds. We recorded them and they look at the tv when it does the powersave turn off. They flipped out!
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    None of my dogs have ever been too interested in watching TV. Maybe experiment with more nature or Animal Planet shows, to see if you can find some good ones.

    Now, the parrot is another story. His favorite movie is Star Wars and his favorite character is R2D2. He's fond of making beeps and whistles, so you can understand why his taste runs in that direction! The only movie he hates is Star Trek: The Voyage Home. Those alien signals that are sent are really disturbing sounds to him. I have to mute the TV if that's on.

    I have a dog with separation anxiety, too. It's really mild and not a problem for us these days. He got to have me around all the time in the beginning and I could work with gradually leaving him for longer times. He eventually got much better over time. I also would give the dogs stuffed Kong toys when I left, along with another good chewable. He was always put to bed at night with a tasty treat, too.
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Mine like animal planet too.. especially the "puppy bowl" that's on Animal Planet on Superbowl Sunday. I tivo'd 5 hours of it and put it on for them sometimes when I'm gone [​IMG]
    They like the Kitty half time too!

  9. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    My dog liked animal planet shows that included lots of of birds or cats...

    But once upon a time I had a cat that ADORED hockey!! He'd watch real close and then try like the dickens to catch that puck! [​IMG]

    Oh, if only pong had still been around in those days. [​IMG]
  10. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2008
    We haven't had cable since we moved out here 4 years ago..
    But I loved animal planet before [​IMG]

    Last night it was soo funny watching Mac lick the TV (The one in my room is close to the floor) and try to look behind the TV to find the critters he was hearing [​IMG]

    Actually his separation anxiety got better after I spent a couple weeks leaving every evening to take my dad dinner..My stepmom was out of town on business and dad had fallen because of his parkinsons and had to have 6 staples put in his head (ouch!!)

    We have a cat that loves a certain game my roomate plays on the computer..She tries to "catch" the spaceships [​IMG]
    Somewhere around here we have video tape of her on top of the monitor pawing the screen [​IMG]

    Before dad got hurt the dogs would usually leave their special treats alone till we were gone about a half hour..Poor Mac use to howl soo plaintifully (is that a word?) We have a video of that too [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by