Pet canines are in for a treat. They are about to get their very own TV remotes.
The remote control has always been something that everyone from the head of the family to the children want to possess in order to watch their favorite channels on television.
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Yet now another member of the average household that had never been taken into consideration before is about to get one. It will be especially custom-built for man’s best friend, the pet dog in the household.
This novel canine remote will be large enough for the dog to put one paw on and change the channels. It is essentially a mat that has XL controls and also sports a Technicolor design. This is so as to motivate the pet pooch in the family to make decisions regarding which television channel it will be watching. The device has a thick plastic exterior. This is so that the mutt cannot chew its way through the electronic components of the remote.
The gadget was invented by Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, according to HuffingtonPost. She happens to be a doctorate degree holder in animal computer design. The pet company Wagg also collaborated in the design and manufacture of this special gizmo.
Right now at least 20 owners of pet dogs are busy testing the prototypes of this remote in conjunction with their pet pooches. The remote will be available in the market by 2017. It will cost 50 pounds in the UK, according to DailyMail.
The trends today are going in the direction of pet-centric interactive electronic goods. Via TV technology for dogs, we can allow the domesticated canine population to enjoy some interesting sights and sounds while alone or in synch with their owners.
The care of pets, be they dogs, cats or even hamsters has taken on a whole new dimension especially in the West. They are provided with sources of enrichment and their well-being is given just as much importance as that of human beings.
Animals share the planet with us and it is our duty to treat them humanely. While our first duty is towards our human counterparts, animals have rights too and they serve as very faithful and obedient companions for those who are living in isolation such as the single and elderly.
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Dogs are intelligent and curious creatures that love to watch television along with their owners. Now they may actually participate in the process by engaging in some channel-flipping too.