Some dogs have a harder time being left alone than others. Owners of more anxious breeds know of the destruction that a nervous or bored dog can cause, but what if you could periodically check in with your dog during the day and give it the occasional treat? Maybe it would make your pet’s day a little better and probably yours too.
That’s just what 14-year-old Brooke Martin of Spokane, Washington thought when she invented the iCPooch, a device that lets you videochat with your pet as well as give it treats through an automatic dispenser, after her family adopted an anxious Golden Retriever puppy.
“She would always get really upset whenever we left her at home. She seemed depressed and sometimes she would get destructive with the furniture,” said Martin.
“I really wanted a way to connect with her while we were gone and let her know that it was OK and calm her down during the day. I always video chat with my family and friends, so I figured why not my dog?”
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