Why Do Some Dogs Like TV So Much?

By: Lilly Feinn/The Dodo  It’s true that you won’t find your pup binge-watching “Game of Thrones” anytime soon (even with all the direwolves), but that doesn’t mean dogs don’t like TV — far from it.

While the TV-watching habits (and tastes) of dogs are quite different from our own, plenty of dogs take pleasure in watching TV, and, under the right circumstances, leaving the screen on while you’re away can even be beneficial for your pup.


When deciding whether or not to leave the TV playing for your dog, there are two things pet owners should keep in mind, explains Dr. Patrick Melese, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist in San Diego — what the program is and what is normal for your dog in your household.

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