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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by JudyN » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:15 am

Nettle wrote:Back to the original :lol: I actually am quite concerned about this on dog welfare terms. What of noise-phobic dogs? Or plain underconfident ones? Ones undergoing rehab? Very young puppies? This to me is exploitative and bordering on abusive. :evil:
There must be plenty of other dog food adverts that contain whistles and barking, and dogs probably hear high-frequency sounds quite often - we just don't realise, because we can't hear them. Is it worse than making your dog sit through 'One Man and His Dog'?

Adverts for toys and junk food are specifically aimed to appeal to children. OK, this one is designed to make it appear as if the dog is interested in the product but as bendog said, you'd have to be pretty stupid to draw that conclusion.

Nettle, just seen your latest post. 'the star shapes that ferrets love' :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: It's like the different colour bits you get in cat food to make it more appealing to the cat....
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by JudyN » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:07 am

Oh, the power of advertising... From the BBC website:
The first 10 seconds threatened to be a complete let down, but then barking and mild snarling began to engulf the sitting room.

The usually quiet Toby is facing the screen on his back legs.

Lisa's verdict: "I am surprised at Toby. He doesn't usually react like this to the TV. Mylo doesn't seem quite as interested though.

"It definitely got my attention and would make me buy it.
So it's not the ingredients list that would influence her decision to buy or not :roll:
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by ClareMarsh » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:29 pm

The thing is if the people who are taken in by this stuff don't buy that brand they'll just buy an equally rubbish one anyway :roll:
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by Nettle » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:39 pm

They'd be pushed to find anything quite as full of sugars, colouring and chemicals :roll:
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by CoolDog » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:23 pm

Nettle: There was an advertisement for dried ferret food that raved on about 'the star shapes that ferrets love'.

REALLY?
I didn't know ferrets loved a particular shape either, Nettle! :lol: :roll:
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by wvvdiup1 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:50 pm

I don't go for any of these "gimmicks" advertisers use to sell me pet foods, especially when I, like many of you, check what's in the ingredients before deciding to buy the product. I'm thinking they must starve the animals to get them to eat the product during filming the commercial for the client.
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by Nettle » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:04 am

CoolDog wrote:
Nettle: There was an advertisement for dried ferret food that raved on about 'the star shapes that ferrets love'.

REALLY?
I didn't know ferrets loved a particular shape either, Nettle! :lol: :roll:


From many years' observation, I think they like rabbit shapes best :mrgreen:
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by JudyN » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:07 am

Strangely, I know someone whose dog had digestive problems with just about every food on the market and ended up with Bakers as the only one that didn't upset his tum. I suppose it's like some people seem to do well on pizza, chips, beer and cigarettes!
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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by Flyby » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:37 pm

It'll never work.

Pippin hates adverts at the best of times. He says they just ruin the films.

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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by reactive123gsd » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:18 pm

ClareMarsh wrote:For some reason I'm reminded of subliminal messaging.

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It is subliminal... They are all studied to get you to buy. Big companys try to exploit people every way possible from using children, to dogs. If I start talking about this subject I might get so worked up....! I am not a hippy (tons of hippies as friends) but I do have a moehawk so you can imagine how I might think on the subject..

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Re: Advertising aimed at dogs

Post by dontpugme » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:06 pm

I think its kindof oddly funny that after discussing this, ABC Nightline have a segment of DogTV, the 24 hour channel intended for viewing by canines. Victoria tweeted about it yesterday. what do you think. http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/s ... e-15693664
On this one, scroll down the video player and click on the video that says "TV That's Gone to the Dogs" http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline
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