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All canines, all the time: Dog TV makes debut

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For a monthly subscription fee, "Dog TV" offers relaxing and stimulating scenes for your pooch. For a monthly subscription fee, "Dog TV" offers relaxing and stimulating scenes for your pooch.

The Baha Men once sang, "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

With the latest television breakthrough, there may be no reason to let any dog out.

Your pooch can now curl up to the television, with a channel just for them, called Dog TV.

"The intent of this is to really create the right atmosphere for the dogs, when they are either left home alone or in anxious situations," said Dog TV's director of U.S. marketing Beke Lubeach.  

The project has been four years in the making, according to Lubeach, and debuted on DirecTV Thursday.

This is to be the best friend, to man's best friend, when man is not around.

Twenty-four hour dog programming will be $4.99 a month on DirecTV, or $9.99 online.

Short videos will set scenes of relaxation, stimulation, or exposure and are tailored specifically to a dogs vision.

"My practice philosophy is whatever works, use it," said veterinarian Terry Muratore of Henderson's Legacy Animal Hospital. 

Muratore isn't offering a recommendation of Dog TV, but said it wouldn't hurt to try, before resorting to medication.

"We all maybe leave a TV on, or a light in a room. Does that help, does that not help? I don't know, but we all think it does and it makes us feel better," said Muratore. 

"I can picture a couple of my clients rolling their eyes, and saying are you kidding me," said Nathalie Ben-Kely who owns and operates Nathalie's Thrifty Dog, in Henderson. 

However, she thinks Dog TV ratings will go through the, roof.

"More and more these days, people are starting to learn we need to spend a little more money, to take better care of our dogs," said Ben-Kely. 

Overall, it's a mixed bag of treats, I mean reactions.

"I would be willing to try, if I thought she'd look at it, but I don't think she'll look at it," said a local dog owner. 

"I spend enough on the dog already," said another.

When asked if she ever thought there would be a day dogs would have a TV channel, a third dog owner replied, "No, because the Disney Channel worked for mine."

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