This is one of the cutest things I ever saw! I bet my Japanese spitz would love this new toy. This is one awesome excersise machine that will keep your pets in shape. I think a lot of pet behavior issues is caused by uninformed pet owners. Aside from the usual hugs and treats you give them, they need to be just what they’re made for.
They need excersies and the freedom to run around chasing something. :)I’ve seen the discovery podcasts of Cesar Milano (www.cesarmilano.com), I know a few dog “behaviorists” too. And these experts say that “yes, dogs, however little or big they are, they all need proper nutrition and the exercise.” The more they are able to excersise freedom (chainless), the better their behavior is.
This gadeget is easy to setup, and easier to learn both for humans and dogs. See the video… that dog knows how to load up the sling with his favorite toy, his behavior shows he even anticipates the throw. Isn’t that neat?
But is it toddler safe though?
Hmmm…I think a few developments would soon bring out a much better and safer version. But truth to tell, if it were available now, I’d probably get one. If I was part of the product focus group I’d suggest a programmable schedule training regimen too. I’d like to have that machine turn on automatically, call for the dog and throw the ball about 50-75 times in the morning and about 30-50 times in the afternoon.
My super dream feature: it should be able to email me a report of how many throws it has made, time it took for the retrieval and loading, it should shoot out a cookie treat after 10 throws, oh and a video-on-demand feature would not be too bad! And how about a team version? 4-5 arms of this thing, solar powered, good for 5 throws in different direction. Park friendly throws. Ah the possibilities!