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If you’re like most dog lovers, you worry about your best friend several times a day. Is he lonely without you, and does he have enough to eat? Well, thanks to a 12 year old Shark Tank entrepreneur named Brooke Martin, you can now chat with your dog as often as you’d like with her great invention called iCPooch. It uses a video interface so your dog can see you and hear your voice at the same time. Then, you can reward your dog with a treat at any time. The hookup is two-way, so if your dog, or cat, likes to talk back you can hear them using your smartphone or tablet from anywhere on earth. Here is a quick overview an iCPooch review to help you get the idea of what this great invention can do.
As we all know, our dogs spend most of the day sleeping and wondering when we’re going to walk through the door and greet them with a big hug. No matter how long you’ve been gone, or where you’ve been, they’re always right there at the door with a huge smile and wagging tail. This automated treat dispenser gives every pet owner the ability to interact from their smartphone, tablet, desktop, or laptop computer as many times as they want with their favorite pet.
The free app to run the dispenser can be downloaded from the Google Play store if you have an Android type phone, or directly from the Apple App store if you happen to have any apple device, such as a tablet, Kindle,or iPhone.Set up is very easy, and the website has several helpful video tutorials to help explain everything with easy to understand instructions.
Remember though, the computer installed in the iCPooch is only for running the dispenser and connecting to Wi-Fi, but isn’t set up to do the video chat without the addition of a tablet or smartphone. The video display, microphone, and speaker all need to be provided by the user in order to keep the price low. The software and app work to control both the computer in the iCPooch and video display device to coordinate the treat delivery and the video chat.
The tablet or iPhone on the pet’s end of the conversation doesn’t need to be held in the convenient holder built into the iCPooch, it can be placed anywhere in the home, preferably perched where its camera can see the treats being dispensed.
The dispenser has an interior sleeve that can be made to handle almost any kind of treat, both cookie-type and jerky-type as well. There are even small plastic dishes to dispense kibble-type treats, then the dishes will automatically stack to make room for the next treat delivery.
Almost any round or square treat will work, there are teats you can buy especially for the dispenser online or at many of the retailers that handle the dispenser. The larger sleeve holds treats up to about 2″ long, which is adequate for nearly all of the most common treats sold at the super market. Find out more in our post on Icpooch Treats.
When reading the many iCPooch reviews online it’s clear that it is a huge winner with most people. There was some grumbling at the original launch because the system wouldn’t work with laptops or desktops, but that has now been corrected. Nearly all of the verified purchasers reviewing the dispenser raved about the fantastic customer service, so if keeping in touch with your pooch all day is of value to you, you should definitely give this product a shot.
You might have seen the Icpooch on Kickstarter. Or on the legendary episode of Shark Tank where a 12 Year old girl got massive funding. It is a great device to monitor and play with your pet from anywhere. So anybody is keen to stay in touch with their cat or dog should take a look at the Icpooch. It’s works like a Skype for your pet. You place a camera with video screen on the ground and then the fun starts. The device is controlled through a smartphone or tablet app.
You can find the app in the Google Play store or Apple App store. It downloads and install itself in a few seconds. Once you have done that you need to open the app to get started. First you have to create an account by filling in your name, email and creating a password. (Make sure to choose a nice password and remember it). You need to create an account in order to be able to access the Icpooch from anywhere.
After you created the account you need to get the device connected to the internet. The configuration is done through your smartphone. First you enter the information for you WIFI (name and password) in the app. Then the app will send it to you Icpooch device. You simply hold the phone with the screen to the bottom of the camera and the information is send. After doing this you might have to wait a bit for your Icpooch to update.
If everything went well then you are now able to get a view from the camera through your smartphone. Now you need to test the voice transmission and treat dispensing. This is very easy, just put in next to your friend or family member and talk to them from a distance. You can also dispense a few treats for them:)
If you have multiple devices connected to your Icpooch you can make free video call between them. This option becomes available whenever you have two or more compatible devices connected. It’s pretty cool, even though you probably already have a free video calling functionality on your phone or tablet.
You can use many different treats in the Icpooch, as long as they have the correct size and are not too sticky. Of course there are the usual dog treats that are you get from every pet store. But you can also change it up a little to keep your pet interested. The Icpooch just throws out the object, whatever it is. So you might be able to fit a small squeaky toy in it.
Or put the device high on a closet and fill it with bouncing balls. Your cat or dog won’t know what hit them. Have fun with experimenting.
Hopefully this post helped you to set up your Icpooch app and have a ton of fun with it. You can check out the site for more info, reviews and tips on the Icpooch pet video with treat dispenser.
Have you ever wanted to comfort your lonely pet when you were away from home? Then you have probably heard of the Icpooch. It allows you to Skype with your dog from anywhere in the world. And on top of that you can dispense treats at the push of a button. In another post we looked at all the all the nice functionality of the Icpooch. Here we are going to take a look at the treats specifically
The Icpooch dispenses treats from a tray that can hold a multiple of treats depending on their size. Two trays are available
You can use a lot of different treats with the Icpooch. They can be shaped like round or square cookies, or like kibbles for smaller pets. The treats are stored in an internal sleeve inside the device. The smaller kind of treats can be stored inside little containers that stack in the sleeve to make sure they can dispensed correctly.
The cookies style treats can be loaded without any extra measures on top of each other. Any kind of cookies can be used as long as they are relatively even shaped. You will be able to give you dog the cookies they prefer.
Icpooch has two different sized sleeves that allow you to deliver the following sized cookies:
The dish containers for smaller treats fit inside the larger of the two sleeves. These are also stacked on top of each other. It’s possible to fit 15 of these in the Icpooch sleeve too.
Some dogs are very resourceful when it comes to finding their cookies. I have seen them climb onto tables and open closet doors. It won’t take long before your dog knows where the treats are. So if your dog has destructive tendencies it is safest to place you Icpooch in a location that is unreachable by your dog. You can do this by placing it on a shelf or in an open closet. When you remove the front tray the treats just fall to the ground.
The Icpooch will dispense anything that has the right size. Every pet has their favorite treats, that make them really go wild. And just like humans, some pets don’t like manufactured food that much. So if yours is more into home cooking you can make your own treat. Just shape them to fit in either of the Icpooch’s containers and make sure they are not too sticky. Then you can dispense anything.
Hopefully this post gives you some extra information about the treats for your Icpooch. And if you have any good or bad experiences or tips, leave them in the comments. We are always looking forward to some interaction.
Psychologists have long understood how important it is for us humans to have pets around the house to talk to. Elderly people and others that live alone have been shown to live happier, longer and healthier lives when they have a dog or cat that they can take care of and talk to throughout the day. Now, research is also showing how important it is for dogs to hear your voice and listen to your words every so often all day long.
As we go through our lives there are plenty of distractions to keep us occupied like work, family, vacations, and relationships, but if you have a dog you love, you know it will be right by the door waiting for you when you get home.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could talk to your dog, anytime during the day when you’re feeling like you need a happy smiling face? Well, there is now a product called Icpooch that can do just that, your dog’s big grin is as close as your iPhone or computer anytime you need a pick-me-up, and your dog will appreciate it too.
Remember, you don’t need any specific reason to call your furry friend several times per day, but if it makes you feel better, do it for your dog and his good health, you’ll feel better too, and you’ll work better and be happier all with just a phone call.
This amazing product was invented by a young teenager that originally sought financing through an Icpooch Kickstarter program. It gives the away-from-home pet owner the opportunity to get two-way face time with their dog anytime and from anywhere with just a phone call.
The cool thing about this product is that not only can you see and hear your dog, your dog can see and hear you as well. Then, when the conversation is over, you can dispense a treat from the Icpooch dispenser. It actually looks similar to a large Pez dispenser and it holds a tablet computer or iPhone in its adjustable brackets that serve as the speaker, microphone, and video deliverer.
The dispenser in the Icpooch is adjustable to deliver large doggy treats, medium sized treats and even has stackable tiny bowls that can hold kibble treats too. You’ll be able to see your dog receive the treats almost instantly when you hit the button.
Brooke originally began thinking of the Icpooch because her own dog was suffering from separation anxiety and needed to hear her comforting voice to settle down. She started her Icpooch Kickstarter campaign and realized there was a huge demand for the product due to the millions of humans suffering from separation anxiety from their pets.
Now, with the Icpooch widely available online and at pet stores around the country, millions of pet owners are able to do their jobs at work and not worry all day long about their pooch. At the same time, Fido gets a little emotional boost several times a day while providing emotional comfort to his human.