According to TV programme Dogs: Their Secret Lives, five million dogs are left alone in the UK for more than three hours a day.
The C4 show, which hits our screens tonight (14 October), takes a glimpse at what mutts get up to when left to their own devices, revealing that a a shocking 85 per cent of dogs could suffer from stress and anxiety due to being home alone.
Whilse man's best friend spends more and more time alone, ex-chief RSPCA vet Mark Evans has advised that a television will stop our doggies from feeling isolated.
The animal expert explained to The Sunday Times: "Dogs are a social species. Television, which stops us going mad when we have nothing else to do, might also work for them."
In the US, DogTV has launched - a channel that features thousands of videos of dogs being active.
Exclusively created for secluded pups, the channel aims to relax and soothe our pets when they are left alone.
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Dogs: Their Secret Lives, 8pm, C4, Monday 14 October