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Guard Dog Patrol System

Treats are given at stations placed around the dog's patrol area.
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The dog starts his rounds at the first station by the kennel. 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 the stations on his rounds getting a treat each time he arrives at a post equipped with one of these treat dispensing devices.

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 Trump might carry a listening device tuned to hear the whistle and know the dog is coming, you could use another method to steer the animal, such as a dog collar equipped to tap the left or right side of the dog's neck depending on where you wanted him to go.

When he gets to the last post on his rounds the device says "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 any time.

As a bonus, this might become a fun game for the dog. Happy workers do a better job be they canine or human.

doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2018

Might look something like this. https://goo.gl/images/DwgdrT
Camera, gun, taser. Perhaps the gun fires rubber or lead bullets. [doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018]

Wow, this whole dog technology thing is big business. https://shopus.furb...EAQYAiABEgKAQvD_BwE
$200, almost 2,000 reviews, considering about 10% of customers write a review, this is no joke. [doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018]

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       The dog would of course have to be trained to prioritize threats over treats.
notexactly, Jun 09 2018
  

       Simply train it to recognise the letter ‘h’.
Ian Tindale, Jun 10 2018
  

       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.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018
  

       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 time.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018
  

       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.*"   

       *(Do not use with cats.)
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018
  

       Exercises your dog too! Might be able to sell this as a dog exercise system.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018
  

       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.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018
  

       And with that I've set a record for the most consecutive self annotations in Halfbakery history.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2018
  
      
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