Companion, a new smart device, claims to be a comprehensive nanny/tutor for dogs, keeping them engaged and entertained while their owners work or attend to errands.
This product reflects the ongoing trend of treating pets like human babies, particularly as Americans have adopted dogs during the pandemic and are willing to spend substantial amounts of money on them.
Companion has recently started accepting reservations for its $49-per-month device, set to ship in May 2024.
The device, which is stationary and dispenses treats, provides scheduled and on-demand engagement through games, behavioral programs, and training, while also monitoring the dog’s health for any signs of discomfort or distress.
Companion employs AI hardware, machine learning, and positive reinforcement techniques to achieve these features.
©2023 Cox Media Group