Latest Kickstarter Discover – The Bluetooth-powered Pet Tutor Blu encourages good behavior and physical and mental activity through a customizable, reward-based training regimen.
How many times has Sparky left home alone, only to be greeted again by a wagging tail accompanied by a house smasher, chewing on furniture or trash, ripping open, picking and splattering every visible surface? Blame it on boredom, separation anxiety, or a missed meal. Pet parents can each relate.
My husband slammed the bedroom door once before heading off to work, trying to get our dog off the bed. And to keep ourselves entertained while we were out, our furry friend used the TV remote for a chew toy, which we only discovered after he ran out of blue buttons the next day. If only there was a way to keep him occupied when we’re not around…
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Pet Tutor Blu teaches pet owners and educators about the science of training and entertaining your animals. Designed as the world’s smartest pet gaming and training system, the Pet Tutor Blu app featuring Bluetooth LE is designed to give furball a mental and physical workout, through the use of apps, games, and a reward food system.
A more humane way to train
Whether your dog is a barker, a growler or a gorger, it’s only natural to want to punish bad behavior. But science has proven that positive reinforcement can go a long way in bringing order to a dog’s house, so to speak. With rewards, you will be highlighting the good behavior rather than the bad. And if your dog is anything like mine, a little treat goes a long way.
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How it works
Simply fill Pet Tutor Blu with your favorite food or treat, download the app and using your smart phone, tablet or Pet Tutor Blu Smart Clicker, you will be able to create a customized program of feeding, exercise, training and entertainment for your pet. And while dogs are the most common pet house in mind for this app, this system can also be used for cats, parrots, and even horses used by animal shelters, zoos, farms, and wildlife parks—wherever you find animals, you’ll find a use for Pet Tutor Blu.
For Pet-Lovin’ Tech there
If you’ve got an idea for a training or gaming app for your pet, Pet Tutor Blu is built with an open architecture that allows developers to write new software and add extensions, taking custom training to the next level.
Now it’s as good as it sells on this product
The makers of Pet Tutor Blu have recognized the limitations of laptop-to-remote controls, and as with any worthwhile product these days, mobile technology is a must. Kickstarter campaign is raising money to bring Pet Tutor Blu to the smartphone platform, and help fund the Smart Clicker accessory.
With a Kickstarter goal of $30,000 to finish this project, the team (made up of animal trainers, engineers, product developers, testers, retail professionals, and sales and marketing promoters) are within striking distance of their goal. Check out the Pet Tutor website to learn more and pledge one of the rewards for developing the pet industry and making your home a calmer, more orderly, chewier place.
Lydia McNutt is a multi-award-winning writer, editor, and blogger, and the proud boy of three fur babies: her two cats, Phoebe and Brewster (who she thinks are puppies), and her 90-pound lab, Fred—the biggest dog roll she’ll meet when she’s not with her head in a cloud of fur. , you’ll find Lydia chasing her baby across the neighborhood, reading a good bio, or writing about…well, you just have to read more Lydia articles to find out!