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Old 07-17-2012, 12:22 PM
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Lately, due to the heat, my black lab has been staying inside and I will swear he watches certain TV shows. I normally have the TV on for background noise while I work on the computer and a waterfowl hunting show comes on, he gets very worked up. He just sits in front of the TV and whines as he stares or he walks around trying to get behind the TV. When the show is over he relaxes and acts normal but the sound of the goose or duck calls plus the shotguns make him go ape shit an spark a curiosity like he is on a lead in the field. He is a titled hunter and has been hunting his whole life, but I just haven't ever seen this.


Does anybody else have a dog that seems to watch TV with any kind of interest?
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My Golden Retriever used to watch TV in her later years. Dam i miss that dog
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I have a cat that does sometimes.
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my Schnauzer watches TV. He especially liked Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I swear he watched the whole movie.
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My cats watch the nature programs about birds with extreme interest.
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Seems many do watch.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...-watch-tv.html



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My golden does. My newfoundland does't. She just chews on the golden...
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Our Mal-Tzu watches tv especially sports, he gets a hurt neck when he watches nascar though.
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In my house there is always a fight for the remote!

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Our border collie is a big TV sports fan. She'll even watch my boys play hockey or soccer games on the Xbox.
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My golden watches tv all of the time. She is watching the Marlins game with me right now.
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My Golden has watched it since he was a pup. 5 years old now, but I still have to keep a hand on him and calm him down at times when a horse or cow comes on the screen. He has woken our young son up on several occasions barking and growling at something he has seen on the screen.
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Golden watches all the time. Enjoys baseball but mostly any show with animals.
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Three dogs. Only my airedale watches TV, gets all worked up at dogs, and barking, and hates horses. He will sit and watch, freaks my gf out that he is so human.
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
My Golden Retriever used to watch TV in her later years. Dam i miss that dog
yep I have a photo of my golden watching me play on the playstation. Think it was tennis.. he would watch the ball go back and fourth when he was a pup.. Funny
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So the follow up question is if your dog watches TV does that make him/her smart or dumb?

I'm voting for dumb.
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Our beagle got in the habit of actually turning the TV on with the remote. She would hit it with her nose until it came on. Thinked she just liked the voices when she is left alone.
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So the follow up question is if your dog watches TV does that make him/her smart or dumb?

I'm voting for dumb.
They don't call it the "Boob Tube" without good reason.
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Mine doesn't watch but our tv make a little bloop sound when you turn it off. He will get up from a sound sleep and go right to the back door when we turn the tv off, knows we are going to bed and he is going out 1 more time.
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