This Is What Happens When Dogs Watch TV…

Leo Lee
By Leo Lee
November 27, 2016Entertainment
This Is What Happens When Dogs Watch TV…
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Do you ever wonder what your dog sees when they sit down next you on the couch to watch cartoons, I mean, the news?

Basically, your dog sees a slightly degraded version of the images you see, allowing them to make out shapes and actions.


Because dogs are so smart, they can even identify animals that appear on screen, and might know when dogs are on screen–especially if accompanied by barking sounds.

Whether your dog will chill with you on the couch and veg in front of the boob tube depends largely on their personality. Depending on how often your TV is on, they may be desensitized to the television and not feel inclined to watch. But if they do, what do they see?


The picture will appear different to your dog because dogs have “dichromatic” vision, meaning they only have two primary colors.

All dogs have different personalities , and therefore all dogs react differently to the things they see on TV.  For example, here’s a dog that definitely has a reaction to something she sees on the television screen:

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