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The dog starts his rounds at the first station by the
He simply walks up to the unit which uses facial
recognition to see the dog has arrived at his post and
dispenses a treat. He then proceeds to go to the rest of
stations on his rounds getting a treat each time he
at a post equipped with one of these treat
So he takes a different path each time thus remaining
un-predictable, a random pattern
would be created, different for each round, and each
unit could sound a high
frequency dog whistle to let the pooch know which
location on that path
he's supposed to report to next.
In higher security situations where Russian spies or
might carry a listening device tuned to hear the whistle
and know the dog is coming, you could use another
to steer the animal, such as a dog collar equipped to tap
the left or right side of the dog's neck depending on
you wanted him to go.
When he gets to the last post on his rounds the device
"Good boy! and the dog goes back to his kennel until it's
time for the next patrol.
IMPROVEMENT ON THIS IDEA:
Simply have a bunch of treat dispensers on random
timers. The dog will just run around, Easter egg hunt
style after memorizing the locations grabbing treats as
they become available.
Now they're much cheaper, no fancy electronic systems
and actually less predictable. The dog can come along at
As a bonus, this might become a fun game for the dog.
Happy workers do a better job be they canine or human.
Might look something like this.
Camera, gun, taser. Perhaps the gun fires rubber or lead bullets. [doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018]
Wow, this whole dog technology thing is big business.
$200, almost 2,000 reviews, considering about 10% of customers write a review, this is no joke. [doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018]
||The dog would of course have to be trained to prioritize
threats over treats.
||I think you'd supplement the dog's training with those
padded suit intruder attack drills they do.
||Which reminds me, you could also use whatever method
you're using to "steer" the dog to go to points where an
intruder has been detected by other methods.
||Then give the pooch a vest equipped with less-than-
deadly suppression tools like a taser or, oh hell, give it a
shoulder mounted remote control 9 mil with a silencer to
protect its hearing.
||Of course that's a really simple version of this that I just
thought of. Simply have a bunch of treat dispensers on
random timers. The dog will just run around, Easter egg
hunt style after memorizing the locations grabbing treats
as they become available.
||Now we're much cheaper, no fancy electronic systems and
actually less predictable. The dog will come along at any
||This system is so good, the commercial would show that it
even works for cats.
||Show the cat doing its rounds, gobbling up its treats then
dispassionately watching as a group of black pajama clad
ninjas enter the compound being guarded by this system.
The tag line is:
||"So well designed, it'll even work with cats.*"
||Exercises your dog too! Might be able to sell this as a dog
||OK, now you may say, "When the treat pops out, what's to
stop other animals, raccoons, birds, squirrels etc from
getting it?" The dog. He's gotta be on his game.
Knowing that hated squirrel might get his treat if he slacks
might be more of an incentive than the treat itself.
||And with that I've set a record for the most consecutive self
annotations in Halfbakery history.