Do dogs like watching videos? Dog owners often notice their pets watching televisions, computer screens and tablets. But what is going on in their pooch’s head? Indeed, by tracking their vision using similar methods used on humans, research has found that domestic dogs do prefer certain images and videos.
What dogs like to watch? In general, dogs will prefer shows that feature animals in motion, and they’d rather see a real animal than a cartoon. If you’d like to test whether your dog is interested in TV, pick a show with very active animals—especially those your dog is attracted to in real life (such as squirrels, birds, cats, or other dogs).
Is there a YouTube for dogs? A great source for free dog TV content is the Relax My Dog channel on YouTube. The channel has hundreds of videos, showing either videos for dogs or playing relaxing music. Several of these videos will be over 8 hours long.
What do dogs like to watch or listen to? Action: Action-packed movies and TV shows can be good for your dog, too. Watching them in a safe space with their pet parent can desensitize dogs to the loud sounds or sudden movements on screen when they encounter similar actions in real life, Millan says. Just be gentle with the volume—dogs have a great hearing.