Come home to find your sofa destroyed? The rug torn to shreds, lamps that have mysteriously fallen over and no one to be seen but the cute innocent puppy-eyed…puppy? Well, as the guys over at CleverPet see things, “Alone at home all day, can you blame them for needing something to do?” – When you put it that way, right?
We love the concept of CleverPet – it’s a games console that’s WiFi-enabled – and it’s just for man’s best friend. As CleverPet’s clever team put it, “Many dogs left alone at home are bored and unengaged, which can lead to separation anxiety and costly destructive behavior. CleverPet uses scientifically proven techniques to offer interactions that adapt to the needs of individual dogs automatically, even when their humans can’t be home.”
With the tag line, “Never Bored Again”, CleverPet states that “As your dog learns, CleverPet is always adapting to engage your dog at his level. It’s never too easy or too hard for your dog, so he is never bored. And you can keep track of your dog’s progress through the CleverPet app on your phone or computer.” Want to know how it works exactly? Begin bright and early in the morning, where “instead of putting your dog’s morning meal in her usual dish, put it in the CleverPet! Over the course of the day, your dog receives her food in return for solving simple puzzles designed especially for pets.” OK, you’ve done your part – from this moment on, “The CleverPet uses cutting-edge algorithms based on behavioral science to reward your dog when she learns something new. The console has three sensitive touch pads, which light up interactively and are designed for your dog’s nose or paw.” And it never gets dull according to the CleverPet team, “Once your dog masters the basics, she is ready for the bigger challenges that CleverPet can provide. Your dog will have a huge variety of interactive games to play, challenging her mind throughout the day.” – Endless entertainment indeed!
They were featured on KickStarter back in April of this year looking for $100k to get them starterd – want to know how they did? Well, just over $180k meant that from June onwards, CleverPet is on its way to being in every dog owner’s hands!