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$5-a-Month Cable Network for Dogs: Fun for Fido or Doggone Ridiculous?

Living 2012/02/17 20:56:01
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Yes, you read that right. Dogs are getting their own cable TV network, and you have to pay $5 a month for it, TODAY.com reports. Don't get us wrong: we love ourselves some pups, but even we think this whole doggie TV network is a bit ridiculous.



"A lot of people laugh and think it’s funny or a gimmick," DogTV co-founder and chief content officer Ron Levi told the "Today" show. "But then we explain the research and the science behind it. This is a great opportunity to makes [sic] dogs happier and their lives more pleasant while they are home alone during the day."

Wait a second ... that last part is the problem. With pretty much everyone male and female working at least one job these days, Fido is usually home alone, forced to entertain himself. In fact, we have at least one friend who swears her dog loves TV, so maybe it's not such a ridiculous idea after all.

DogTV has created nearly 800 programs for dogs intended to “relax, stimulate and expose” them to situations they encounter in daily life, TODAY.com reports. The network is only available in San Diego right now, but it's hoping to expand in the coming months. And back to that monthly fee, the channel is free for now, but will eventually cost devoted owners $5 a month. Think it sounds like fun for Fido? Or doggone ridiculous?
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  • BUCCANE... themadh... 2012/02/18 09:47:18 (edited)
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    With a bowl of cockles?! tmh
  • themadh... BUCCANE... 2012/02/18 18:54:26
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    no, they would just sit in the middle of the living room looking at the TV, making happy little noises at the exciting parts and wagging their tails. when the dogs weren't on the screen anymore they'd lose interest, and when the dogs came back, they'd resume watching. It was uncanny.
  • BUCCANE... themadh... 2012/02/18 18:58:54
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    As a dog lover I have to say they are a constant source of amusement
  • themadh... BUCCANE... 2012/02/18 19:00:50
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    and companionship.

    they were very cerebral dogs. one of them of collected bugs when he was an older puppy.
  • BUCCANE... themadh... 2012/02/18 19:03:19
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I had a Jack I took on had her 11 years I swear she new what I was going to do long before I did it
  • themadh... BUCCANE... 2012/02/18 19:07:12
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    yes, if you raise them as intelligent beings they can live up to their fullest potential.

    There was a woman with epilepsy who agreed to have cameras installed in her house to record everything she did in the hopes of noting any clues that could predict the onset of an attack. There was no way from her own behavior to predict a seizure, but her dog became agitated a half hour before an epileptic attack.
  • BUCCANE... themadh... 2012/02/18 19:27:10
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I can empathise with that ,three years ago I had twoo heart attacke witin an hour,I felt fine until the actual event,but Rosie was restless for two days before just would not leave my side
  • Kigan 2012/02/18 04:41:15
    Doggone ridiculous
    Kigan
    +1
    My dog doesn't even care about the TV.

    And the cats watch the TV I watch.
  • La 2012/02/18 04:35:41
    Doggone ridiculous
    La
    +3
    Dogs should NOT watch TV.
  • sockpuppet La 2012/02/18 16:01:29
    sockpuppet
    That was a strange sentence... XD
  • Manster La 2012/02/18 16:29:36
    Manster
    +2
    I thought they already had programming for dogs jershey shore
  • Muver Manster 2012/02/18 18:22:11
    Muver
    +1
    AMEN to this, however this show is just so revolting, I would never want to expose a human to it, let alone an animal....:D
  • Manster Muver 2012/02/18 18:30:25
    Manster
    +1
    I agree with you,Muver! I think the ASPCA would go after anyone who had that on tv for their pets to watch! : ))
  • Muver Manster 2012/02/26 05:52:21
    Muver
    +1
    True and LOL....Man, I just so can not stand any of those Jersey Shows, and now that just a stupid, "Big Rick Texas" Where is JR when you need him, !!!
  • Manster Muver 2012/02/26 15:01:06 (edited)
    Manster
    +1
    I can't stand any and all reality tv programming! I think the success rate of those shows is the way we can measure the speed of the decline in our society and the speed of the oncoming apocalypse that is sure to follow!
  • Muver Muver 2012/02/27 21:39:50
    Muver
    Sorry, got that wrong...I believe it is "Big Rich Texas" (typo)....I am sincerely worried about the brains of the ones who are attracted to these types of shows.
  • peggy 2012/02/18 03:55:06
    Doggone ridiculous
    peggy
    +3
    No they probably cant even see anything except for shadows. I wouldnt do it.
  • Racin'Chick225 2012/02/18 03:15:25
    Doggone ridiculous
    Racin'Chick225
    +2
    unless they're trying to save them, then no.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/02/18 03:00:01
    Fun for Fido
    MOMMA THOMAS
    ALMOST CHECKED RIDICULOUS UNTIL I THOUGHT OF A DOG MY BROTHER HAD... TORE UP THE HOUSE WHEN THEY LEFT HIM INSIDE ONCE.
  • kawaiigurl1234 2012/02/18 02:27:30
    Doggone ridiculous
    kawaiigurl1234
    +3
    y would I do that. It's a dog he doesn't need dat. I wish cable for humans was $5 a month.
  • kfallslady 2012/02/18 02:22:12
    Doggone ridiculous
    kfallslady
    +2
    Well I don't the answer to this.. i guess it's person choice
  • sharebear817 2012/02/18 02:05:46
    Doggone ridiculous
    sharebear817
    +2
    my dogs could careless about the tv
  • blackrings70 2012/02/18 02:02:31 (edited)
  • Tigger Too 2012/02/18 01:53:21
  • Peace Out 2012/02/18 01:53:16
    Doggone ridiculous
    Peace Out
    +4
    No thank you
  • budgerigar42 2012/02/18 01:43:30
    Fun for Fido
    budgerigar42
    If you're dog crazy.
  • SmithBandit 2012/02/18 01:13:39
    Doggone ridiculous
    SmithBandit
  • Flea 2012/02/18 01:10:38
    Doggone ridiculous
    Flea
  • Donna Wolf 2012/02/18 01:01:03
    Fun for Fido
    Donna Wolf
    +4
    I always leave my TV on for my animals! animals watching tv
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/02/18 01:00:42
    Fun for Fido
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +1
    Hey, I'll ask my furry friends if they want to take this money out of their allowance and watch. They like certain programs with animals so this may be fun for all of us. They like experiencing the beach first hand though not just on TV.
  • Angela 2012/02/18 01:00:40
    Doggone ridiculous
    Angela
    +3
    Why would a dog be interested in tv anyways?!
  • brennan 2012/02/18 00:58:15
    Doggone ridiculous
    brennan
    +4
    They need to run outside
  • Wizard 2012/02/18 00:57:13
    Fun for Fido
    Wizard
    It frivolous but if you don't mind the extra bucks...
  • Welshtaff 2012/02/18 00:53:06
    Doggone ridiculous
    Welshtaff
    +3
    Pathetic
  • Brandy 2012/02/18 00:26:34
    Doggone ridiculous
    Brandy
    +2
    stupid waste of money i dont even have cable myself lol
  • OnyxRaven 2012/02/18 00:15:37
    Fun for Fido
    OnyxRaven
    +1
    I think if you have $5 a month to toss around on something unimportant then it's a great idea, I know my dog would enjoy it.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/02/18 00:08:04
    Doggone ridiculous
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    It's OK, it's capitalism.
  • SimmeringArtist 2012/02/18 00:04:33
    Doggone ridiculous
    SimmeringArtist
    +2
    so are these puns! DX
  • Louis Contreras 2012/02/18 00:00:21
    Fun for Fido
    Louis Contreras
    Really, it's not a channel for dogs. It's a channel for people. Dogs don't watch tv, and they don't make changes to cable packages.
  • UMAD Louis C... 2012/02/18 21:39:18
    UMAD
    my dogs always watch tv

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