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

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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

iseenodust Tue 04-Dec-12 10:41:57

Yes. Used to leave the radio on when he stayed in his basket snoozing. Now he prefers to turn left to large cushion in lounge and a spot of TV.

Canidae Sun 02-Dec-12 17:06:03

Mine listen to the radio. Like behindlocknumbernine I like to have the same station in my car and think 'that is what the dogs are listening too'!

Mrsjay Sun 02-Dec-12 15:53:39

Yes I do Although i left the music channel on once and he barked so loud i could hear him down the street so had to go back and change channel he likes talking not singing grin

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Sun 02-Dec-12 14:26:26

No worries molly, if you beed any help/advice or just just want to chat about greyhounds you're more than welcome to pop over to the Pointy Hounds Cushion, lots of Grund, Whippy and Lurcher owners over there smile

Pretzel yes they do, especially Greyhounds. In their racing kennels a radio is on 24/7. I can't remember the exact reason but in Greyhound care books it recommends leaving a radio on for them for some familiarity.

TalkinPeace2 Sun 02-Dec-12 13:45:59

Greyhounds are the PERFECT working person's dog. So long as they get their two 20 minute hurtles per day they are happy do doze while you are out.
And they have a fantastic bark that scares intruders.
Just don't ask them to sit (they can't)

Stila Sun 02-Dec-12 13:19:41

We leave CBeebies on for him - he seems to like the sound of childrens voices and always stops and looks towards tv when there is singing ( not music as such but where the voice is much louder than the music )
When we had him the breeder warned us he maybe a bit of a telly addict as her son would line the pups up to watch tv with him . grin

2blessed2bstressed Sun 02-Dec-12 12:28:37

I do leave the radio on for the dogs when I go out, mostly, as someone up thread said, to mask outside noise a bit and stop them barking. Also so that they just still hear noise in the house though...we have two dogs, four dcs and a cat, so when they are left alone (not often and not for long), I do worry that they'll be lonely!

PretzelTime Sun 02-Dec-12 12:20:59

Do dogs actually appreciate Tv and radio...? confused

I know someone who puts it on for the cat, who couldn't care less, unless she hears wild animals on tv which only startles her.

Floggingmolly Sun 02-Dec-12 12:10:21

smile. Thanks, I love them!

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Sun 02-Dec-12 12:03:32

molly no you don't, the rescue that I got mine from has a few owners that rehomed from them who live in flats with no garden at all smile

Floggingmolly Sun 02-Dec-12 11:52:06

Do you need a big garden to rescue Greyhounds?

BehindLockNumberNine Sun 02-Dec-12 11:09:07

Hi cunny <waves>

lovemydogs I don't know about all whippety types, but our whippety lurcher is the most affectionate dog we have ever owned. He is a contact-seeking missile, will snuggle up and insist part of him (preferably all of it) is in contact with you. He is lovely, a very cute little dog and I am very very glad we chose him. (well, to be fair, dh and I were aaahing over a few greyhounds whilst whippety boy was working his charms on the dc. Whippety won as the dc put up a convincing argument in his favour grin )
One day I will have a grey or two, they are just gorgeous.
And the other day I met a rescued whippet / bedlington terrier cross. I fell in love. So I think I like all pointy dogs grin

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

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

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.

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

Hello Lock! <waves>

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

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

I leave Radio 5 live on.

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

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.

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

I leave classic fm on for my indulged pooch blush

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!

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

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

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.

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

Yes, I do.

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

BehindLockNumberNine Sat 01-Dec-12 09:31:52

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

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