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February 19, 2012 6:12 AM Subscribe
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, a cable network for dogs, launched in San Diego this past Monday aimed at stay-at-home canines and their workaday owners who want to feel better about time apart.
"It does look different from human TV - the colors are different and the videos are taken from a dog's point of view." said Lisa Wilhoit McCormick, co-owner of Fido & Co. dog country club, which is the official home of DogTV. Dog psychologists and behavior experts put about 400 hours into researching what TV-watching pooches like to see and hear and how programs should look. Researchers found that dogs like "SpongeBob SquarePants" and harp music, among other things. Other DogTV shows include a pooch-eye view from outside car windows set to somber piano music, and the sound of panting. The FAQ
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