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Awwwww (Original Post) MrScorpio Nov 2015 OP
That is heart-breaking, IMO. Laffy Kat Nov 2015 #1
Can dogs get the concept of seeing and hearing someone thru a computer? mucifer Nov 2015 #2
Not sure, but... mac2766 Nov 2015 #3
Our dog barks OriginalGeek Nov 2015 #5
This dog recognizes a dog on TV. OnyxCollie Nov 2015 #4
my cat LOVES PBS digital animal docs. ooh, birds of paradise, HUMMINGBIRDS. tho, 3rd time pansypoo53219 Dec 2015 #7
I bet they would recognize the voice Skittles Dec 2015 #6
I think so too. Tipperary Dec 2015 #8
My friend had a dog .. cannabis_flower Dec 2015 #9
My dog does tricks when my grand daughters tell her to over FaceTime. s-cubed Dec 2015 #10
 

mac2766

(658 posts)
3. Not sure, but...
Mon Nov 30, 2015, 12:59 PM
Nov 2015

My dog does respond to videos from time to time. I can't be certain that he really understands what he's seeing, but he does look interested in the monitor at times.

As for hearing.... I say absolutely yes. Jake the cocker spaniel used to respond to the Domino's commercials. He'd hear the doorbell on the commercial and start barking. Soon... when the commercial started and the music began - well before the doorbell... he'd start barking.

Any time a doorbell rings, or a knock of any kind happens on a video, either television or computer, my dogs absolutely respond to the sounds.

pansypoo53219

(21,088 posts)
7. my cat LOVES PBS digital animal docs. ooh, birds of paradise, HUMMINGBIRDS. tho, 3rd time
Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:55 AM
Dec 2015

she said, MEH! repeat!

 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
8. I think so too.
Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:56 AM
Dec 2015

I used to have a friend hold the phone to my cat's ear when I was out of town. She always responded.

cannabis_flower

(3,777 posts)
9. My friend had a dog ..
Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:34 AM
Dec 2015

That watched TV. She liked Animal Planet. Her other dogs didn't watch. She said some dogs are Sight Hounds (Doberman/Rottweiler mix) and some are Scent Hounds (Beagles). Minnie would even go so far as to bark to get us to turn on the TV. If we were watching a talk show she would go into the other room stand in front of the TV and bark for Linda to turn on Animal Planet.

s-cubed

(1,385 posts)
10. My dog does tricks when my grand daughters tell her to over FaceTime.
Tue Dec 1, 2015, 10:11 AM
Dec 2015

She recognizes the FaceTime ringtone and won't keep me peace tip she does her tricks.

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