Why dogs don’t recognize the hosts on the screens of smartphones?
Some people are so attached to their Pets that they can’t part with them even at work or on a trip. And we are not talking about how to take the animal with him, but to “communicate” with them through a variety of devices capable of transmitting video. There are masters and will be disappointed: favorite pet does not respond to the image and seems puzzled and worried. What is the problem?
May 16, 2019 at 14:46
According to Nicholas Dodman, a veterinary behaviorist from tufts University (USA, Massachusetts) and chief research officer of DogTV, dog know his master on the TV screen, but the picture looks very strange and misleading, because the owner is not in the room.
“The screens of smartphones and tablets and is able to cause dogs anxiety, as small and compressed image prevents the dogs to realize how real is the owner or not,” says Ron Levi, chief content Manager DogTV. Levy also draws attention to the fact that “it all depends on the dog,” and cites the example of the iCPooch device, which can often be ignored, despite the fact that allows the dog to see the owner, and the owner – remotely buy it. While some dogs normally react to such communication, and even “responsible” owner. Moreover, some individuals prefer the smell and hearing impaired. It is important the tone of voice of the owner and his smell.
Dogs have about 220 million scent receptors, so they can’t take master on the screen, because it has no odor. Recent studies have shown that in dogs, improves mental activity, if to communicate with them on a positive note. If the owner is worried about the condition of the dogs in his absence, and to communicate with him via video link pet can not due to the above reasons, it is necessary to part with your pet restrained, quiet talking and calm tone. This will reduce his anxiety level and anxiety regarding the departure of the owner.
In any case, if the dog is calm, then in the absence of the owner she will sleep. That is why they are so happy and cheerful, when the owners return home.