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Dog Checkout Aisle

Self checkout aisle at store manned by highly trained dog.
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Because it would be fun.

You come to the checkout counter, there's a smiling dog on the other side wearing a vest with the store's logo.

You scan your items, pay with your card, bag your items and you're done. If you run into problems, a buzzer goes off and the dog, trained to react to the buzzer, barks. A human comes over and helps.

If everything goes as planned, a little bell dings signifying the transaction is complete and the dog smiles and wags his tail.

I'm talking real trained dogs here not robots which would be pointless.

doctorremulac3, Dec 12 2015

Canine Driver https://www.youtube...watch?v=BWAK0J8Uhzk
If they can drive cars, then they can check out grocery items. [Cuit_au_Four, Dec 14 2015]

Canine driver next step: Dog_20Racing
Dogs racing cars. [doctorremulac3, Dec 14 2015]

https://s-media-cac...c5c6ba9b3bc5e27.jpg [pocmloc, Dec 14 2015]


       This would work really well so long as none of your items were remotely edible. Or socks. Or tissue paper. Or hand cream. Or anything with an interesting smell.   

       OTOH, maybe I just haven't trained my dog well.
pertinax, Dec 13 2015

       They could also bark at people who ran out without paying. Technically you could have them bite shoplifters but that might be too much.
doctorremulac3, Dec 13 2015

       You even give the robot money!
pocmloc, Dec 13 2015

       //The entire self checkout area is one big robot and you’re just a cog in the machine, executing instructions.//   

       But in this case with a dog.
doctorremulac3, Dec 13 2015

       // robotic cats //   

8th of 7, Dec 13 2015

       Robotic kittens, then!
pocmloc, Dec 13 2015

       ~Welcome to the Pavlovian Market where you get more bite for the bark~
~Browse our extensive whine selection~
~Get a leg up on savings fur sure~
~Paws for refreshment in our food-court Bark-o-lounge~

       ~Clean-up aisle nine-k~   


       won't someone think about the dogs?...   

       // Robotic kittens, then! //   

       Oh, you are in SO much trouble now ...
8th of 7, Dec 14 2015

       Re: The driving dog link: I've posted this, one of my favorite videos of all time in an idea to have dog races. (See link)
doctorremulac3, Dec 14 2015

       How about a snake checkout? The mouth is in the shop, and the tail of each snake extends out into the parking lot. The snake ingests your groceries, scans the barcodes and, once payment is made, peristalses them through and excretes them straight into your car.   

       Small children could be put through for fun, unless they were wearing clothing with black-and-white stripes.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 14 2015

       That might run into some problems.
doctorremulac3, Dec 15 2015


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