This device would strap to a dog's back. (adjustable
placement fits most dogs) It would use movement
to understand what position the dog is in. It would make
use of a smart phone, tablet, and/or it would come with
The user would speak various commands into
computer, such as "sit" in various voices. (quiet, angry,
high voice, low voice) This and strapping the thing on
would be the only necessary human interaction with the
The device would also include a hopper with treats
positioned in such a way that the most agile and
dog would be unable to get to it directly.
Using the well-proven training method of positive
reinforcement the device would train the dog.
For example it would play "sit" and provide a treat as the
dog comes closer to moving into the correct position.
Later it would use a time delay and only provide a treat
after the dog has sat for a given time. The next phase
would be to only provide the treat when the dog stands
Also possible is a stationary device to move treats up
down to get the dog's nose moving in the right direction.
Optionally includes a tagged throw-toy with or without a
robotic throwing arm: the dog can be trained to fetch
then return the toy to the hopper.
Finally a dog can be exercised, potty trained, obedience
trained, and otherwise cared for leaving the owner to do
nothing but enjoy happy times with him.
Combined with an autofeeder and additional software for
pack training it's conceivable that several dogs could be
properly trained from birth with almost no supervision
required, and with even more accessories could extend
to training police, stunt, drug, and seeing-eye dogs.