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Introducing DOGTV: Television for Your Pooch

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Television is going to the dogs in San Diego with DOGTV, a new 24-hour channel for pooches that is meant to keep your dog company while you are gone.

According to the people behind the channel, the combination of devouring programming and pet treats will lead to “a confident, happy dog who’s less likely to develop stress, separation anxiety or other related problems.”

DOGTV, which launched on Cox and Time Warner digital cable systems in San Diego this week, is intended for dogs that are left at home during the day.

“If you are leaving your dog everyday and you feel bad about it and you’d like to do something that would improve the life of your dog…then this is a great, great opportunity,” Gilad Neumann, CEO of DOGTV, told ABC News. “Dogs that are left home alone for a few hours everyday tend to be very lonely, they develop behavioral issues, they are bored, they are stressed and leaving the TV on with proper content gives them comfort. It relaxes them, it stimulates them at times…basically it’s a little like a companion when they are left home alone.”

Sample programming includes a video of dogs playing with balls to give your pet stimulation, dogs sleeping to help soothe them, and a dizzying dogs-eye view out the car window.

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