Features March 2015 Issue

High-Tech Dogs

High-Tech Dogs

A recent conference unites professional trainers, scientists, inventors, and dog owners and sparks further K9 technology investigation.

My Border Collie Duncan solves all 10 of his interactive puzzles within five minutes; it takes me longer than that to fill them with treats! So when CleverPet announced its Kickstarter campaign for the development of a next-generation pet-learning console, I signed right up. Thirteen-year-old Duncan has pretty severe arthritis so Im constantly searching for low-activity ways to engage him. This eagerly anticipated device features three durable yet sensitive touch pads that interactively light up and are designed to be touched by a dogs nose or paw, triggering food to be dispensed. CleverPet adjusts learning levels based on your dogs performance, which can be monitored through the website and an app-based program.

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