Do you leave the tv or radio on for your dog(s) when you go out?

(37 Posts)
lovemydogs Fri 30-Nov-12 19:04:12

So that they "have company" and if so chat radio or music or what? Or do they just want peace? I sometimes leave tv/radio on, sometimes not - not really sure if perhaps it might get on their nerves lol
thanks

We leave Radio 4 on.

Merrycuckingfistmas Fri 30-Nov-12 19:06:09

I leave the radio on for my dog most Of the time. I don't know if she likes it, but I like to think she does smile

lovemydogs Fri 30-Nov-12 19:07:18

Ah glad I am not the only one then - I know people do it for birds but wasn't sure about dogs ha ha

We also leave Radio 4 on (all day) for our three cats.

MrsBungleBear Fri 30-Nov-12 19:10:47

I leave the tv.on for my.dog. I like him to see some humans incase he gets a bit bored!

I leave the radio on for whippetyboy. Not too sure if it helps but I fret when I forget. Radio at home and radio in the car are both tuned into our favourite radio station and I sometimes find myself thinking 'Whippetyboy is listening to this' as I am driving along blush

lovemydogs Fri 30-Nov-12 19:22:29

Whippet Boy is my nickname for my ex-boyfriend - this has made me lol behindlocknumbernine!

grin at lovemydog!

He is not even a true whippety boy, he is 90% whippety with something else thrown in....

Was your ex boyfriend a whippet lover or was he merely slim and slinky looking?

out2lunch Fri 30-Nov-12 21:43:42

i choose a channel esp for my dog not so much the cat - usually news channel but if a sad news day then itv - lots of chat

out2lunch Fri 30-Nov-12 21:43:59

or horse racing

lovemydogs Sat 01-Dec-12 04:26:32

he was slim - not sure about slinky though ha ha! I now have 2 greyhounds.

OOoh, I love greyhounds. We went to a greyhound rescue to adopt a grey and ended up failing miserably and coming home with whippety boy.... The dc just could not resist him (he is darn cute!) One day I will have a grey (or two...) smile

lovemydogs Sat 01-Dec-12 17:14:02

hi number nine - lady who runs local greyhound rescue centre has greyhounds and whippets and says greys more affectionate - not sure as I have never had whippets - love all dogs really though glad mine don't swim I don't think I could cope with swimmers and like having 2 as I live alone so they are company for each other - one girl one boy

FellatioNelson Sat 01-Dec-12 17:16:24

Yes, I do.

AitchDee Sat 01-Dec-12 17:17:59

Nope. Hasn't even crossed my mind. He's a dog, he can go to sleep til I get home.

TalkinPeace2 Sat 01-Dec-12 17:23:27

No.
Waste of electricity

and the cats are either asleep or in the garden.
For dogs - surely you want them to be pleased when YOU come home, not having spent the day zoning out of human voices

QuickLookBusy Sat 01-Dec-12 17:23:58

Yes, we leave Radio 4 on for our dog.

I worry she would get lonely if we didn't. Glad I'm not the only one!

tiredemma Sat 01-Dec-12 17:24:43

I leave classic fm on for my indulged pooch blush

QuickLookBusy Sat 01-Dec-12 17:27:27

out2lunch
i choose a channel esp for my dog not so much the cat - usually news channel but if a sad news day then itv - lots of chat

That made me chuckle.

TunaPastaBake Sat 01-Dec-12 17:47:07

I leave Radio 5 live on.

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Sat 01-Dec-12 17:54:17

I do, I leave the radio on (low energy one) my greyhound used to live with 3 other greys and this is the first time he's been an only dog so I like to think it keeps him company smile

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Sat 01-Dec-12 17:55:09

Hello Lock! <waves>

hortensemancini Sat 01-Dec-12 23:27:35

I leave QVC on for my dogs. They're only ever left for a few hours at most, and the gentle hum of grown adults trying to find positive things to say about multipacks of simulated diamond earrings both masks the sound of stuff going on outside that might make them bark annoyingly, and also soothes them in a way that the dramatic tension of, say, Doctors or Homes Under the Hammer, might not.

LadyTurmoil Sun 02-Dec-12 10:31:51

LOL hortense Just make sure they don't work out how to order by phone!

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