DirecTV Launching Dogs-Only Channel

Jul 15, 2013 4:05pm

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DirecTV is set to air a new, 24-hour channel for dogs bored at home called DOGTV.

"You can really use TV to entertain pets," Ron Levi, founder of DOGTV, told ABC News. "We have created programs where every frame, second and sound have been tailored to fit the way dogs see and hear the world."

DOGTV aims to help dogs who suffer from separation anxiety when their owners are away by providing "relaxing, stimulating and behavior-improving content" packaged in three- to six-minute-long segments, according to the channel's website.

"We wrote and recorded very relaxing music specifically for dogs. Everything we included in our content is something research tells us dogs like to see, like other dogs and moving objects," Levi said.

The channel will become available for pet owners and DirectTV subscribers nationwide on Aug. 1 for $ 4.99 per month, according to DOGTV's website. Last year, the channel was launched with a limited audience in San Diego, ABC News reported.

"Our audience in San Diego really loved the channel," Levi said. "Pet owners told us that their dogs were really getting relaxed after watching the content. And we used the feedback to improve. For example, we removed sounds of other dogs barking after we realized it was stressing the dogs."

DOGTV will air without commercials and humans

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24 Responses to “DirecTV Launching Dogs-Only Channel”

  1. Asambaboy

    I’m a dog & cat rescue from Malaysia. All the while I feed them with kibbles (22 dogs & 30 cats). Quite costly. Advise me how to change their diet to raw food for the start. Tq

  2. PureTrimWeightLoss

    thank you so much ?

  3. Nicole D

    Great video.

  4. thekaizer666

    I chose raw feeding cuz I’m lazy – out of the freezer, and straight into my puppie’s annihilator jaws.
    Also, where I live, it’s actually CHEAPER than kibbles.
    And then, I found out its actually healthier haha.

    He’s 2.5 m.o., a purebred GSD, and I tried alternating kibbles vs raw feeding… on a whole day of kibbles, his poop looks like…. well, its runny. It’s like a sludge ball.

    On raw (1 whole red tilapia, thiaminase-free + 1 or 2 chick drumstick) the poop looks and feels much better.

  5. Tasaedyze

    I started my cat on raw when she was 8. Prior to the transition from dry, she was heavily obese and extremely inactive. Since starting her on raw, she has become very lean, her fur has become thicker and softer and her activity levels are through the roof! She’s 11 now and has more energy to play and chase than any kitten I’ve seen. It really was a complete transformation and in fantastic way. The funny thing is, even though she used to be addicted to kibble, she refuses to eat the stuff now!

  6. alyosha1974

    Very informative. Thanks for taking the time to put out this educational video.

  7. l clarke

    Been feeding raw for awhile to both my dogs and cats. My cat that I thought was going to have to be put down is doing great! Nice to see a vet who supports it!!

  8. drkvengaence

    before I watched this video, I was almost convinced that all vets are stupidly ignorant. It is so nice to see otherwise once on a while ?

  9. usdm420

    My pup has been eating raw prey model diet since she was 7 weeks old. She does fantastic on this diet.

  10. SerenityFL

    How I wish she would educate all the vets in this country. Some vets are onboard with raw, many are not. Considering what little they get in vet school, which is sponsored by Hills, (cha ching, more money for Science Diet…huh, is that in the vet’s office? What a coincidence!!!) I wonder why anyone would accept their answer that kibble is the only proper way to feed.

  11. Alyssa Kristin

    my butcher who i buy raw food from finds it strange that i feed my dogs raw meat! I get very strange looks …

  12. delarosaroger39

    Thank U `~1~` for the Knowledge of life !!!!

  13. cuzzinator

    Could be an alergy to a specific type of meat. I know of dogs that are alergic to Chicken, but fine with beef and lamb. Its not unheard of.Try changing the type of meat, and see what happens.

  14. dngrdave2000

    My concern is the bones… “Thor” the Rottweiler typically inhales his food, chewing only enough for the food to fit!

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  16. CreepyMcSteezerson

    Thank you so much for making this video. I had to change vets because my last one was not at all open to the raw diet. Also, I plan to go back to school for veterinary medicine. I hope I can spread the same information you are to pet owners <3 First I have to get past the competitive schooling though haha.

  17. CreepyMcSteezerson

    Use large beef bones – not small chicken bones. There’s no way he can swallow a giant, round beef bone. I usually go by the head size. Rotties have big heads and powerful jaws, so it’s going to be pricier for you. Best bet is to hit your local butcher for large bones.

  18. CreepyMcSteezerson

    A lot of the time the meat isn’t the allergy. It’s usually the grains like wheat, soy, and corn that cause allergies. There are absolutely some dogs that are allergic to chicken, but it’s much more uncommon than grain allergies.

  19. Julie Summerspridebengals

    Great video thank you

  20. ToilsBadonkadonk

    I worked at a vet clinic one summer to see if I wanted to be one. I do not. This woman came in one day with a sick cat and during the exam the vet and I were told the woman had made her cat a “Vegetarian”. The vet was like “Sometimes we balacne a dogs diet this way if they have certain issues with food but cats cannot survive without meat…they are carnivores” The woman said she couldn’t feed her cat meat as she believed it was cruel. They left. Some people should’nt have Animals/kids/brains.

  21. Tom Mefford

    I have a 12 year old Beagle foster that when I got him could hardly walk. after a month on my raw food diet can now pretty much run down the street. This is a proven diet and can be done on a limited income.

  22. JustYourAveGirl20

    Local Farmer’s Markets are great for raw meat supplies. Most Farmer’s Market don’t have excessively vaccinated/drugged up animals used for meat. Food Industry farms/factory farms (unlike humane small farms providing natural, raw meat to farmers markets) are cruel and drug up meat “products” (living creatures) to fatten them up faster for profit and prevent/fight diseases they are likely to get/already have due to bad living conditions. I highly suggest Farmer’s Market for meat, not stores.

  23. A Jay

    This is good to know. I was thinking about putting my king charles on a raw diet.

  24. NoApologies1000

    I also was concerned about this with my Pit Bull (Zeus). What I did is hold it in my hand and let him eat it first until I know he’s going to chew it all. After a few times he as slowed down a lot and does great

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