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CleverPet’s Hub is a robo-tutor for your dog, but only works if he woofs down treats

CleverPet’s Hub is a robo-tutor for your dog, but only works if he woofs down treats

If your dog is home alone for hours at a time, CleverPet could provide an amusing, autonomous diversion.

Dog owners know we are the center of our pets’ universe. Yet every day we must head off to work, school, or other activities, leaving them alone. Remote cameras will let you check in on your pup, and maybe allow you to tell him he’s a good boy via your smartphone, but that might not cut it for dogs with behavior problems or separation anxiety. CleverPet offers a more engaging alternative for lonely dogs home alone with nothing to do.

CleverPet uses positive reinforcement to engage and train your dog with an increasingly complex series of tasks involving touchpads, lights, and sounds. Successfully completing a task earns your dog a food reward. All you really have to do is keep the robotic dog trainer’s food compartment supplied with dry food or treats. Based on our experience, dogs don’t universally respond to CleverPet, but dogs that are lonely, generally inquisitive, and food-motivated are good candidates.[…]

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