Have you ever left your dog all alone in your apartment and worried they’d be bored or ruin your place? Or when you are busy with other things that you feel that your dog is neglected? Are you a gamer and you’ve often wished your dog had his games and consoles because you feel like he gets left out? If you’ve ever wondered about the console for your best friend, you are in luck.
There is a plan to release a dog console and games. All thanks to UK’s start-up, Joipaw. Joipaw Console is the brainchild of the UK startup, and it will have so many amazing features suitable for your dog. Some of the features are an automated treat dispenser, a height-adjustable stand, and what is called a dog-controlled touchscreen.
Among other games, there will be some like the whack-a-mole challenge and some interactive games. Dogs can play whack-a-mole with the same goals as the human version by playing with their nose. These games will have new challenges frequently, to make things challenging and for the console to still feel new, and for your dog to have all kinds of fun, every day. Games on the Joipaw Console reward its players with treats from the treat dispenser feature on the console.
Joipaw also explained that the console will have a full HD camera, a microphone, and speakers. This will make it a number-one seller on the market as it will be the smartest dog technology to ever get sold. For some dogs, there will be a need for a motion tracker in their dog collars for participation in some games.
The tracker, also designed by Joipaw, is an Apple health-style tracker that can measure your dog’s health in addition to measuring the time he spends sleeping, playing, or walking. It also records the number of steps the dog takes in a day. It is an excellent spotter of decline or any cognitive health challenges the dig might encounter while playing video games. Apart from all this, you might be able to help your vet by providing this information for your dog as a starting point for when he needs help medically.
The idea of a dog console was brought about by the vice president of Joipaw, as he also searched for something to keep his dog busy when no one else was home to keep him company. And as a gamer, his mind went straight to the idea of building a dog console.
Benefits of touchscreen games for a dog
You might think this all nothing but a bit weird and a far-fetched idea that might not work, but there’s a huge chance your skepticism is wrong
Playing games with this touchscreen for a dog has a medical benefit, especially if the dog is aging. The research done by the Joipaw team brought to light that playing cognitive touchscreen games has cognitive benefits for your canine. Research by Joipaw shows that playing video games will likely reduce the stage of canine cognitive dysfunction. This condition affects more than 35% of dogs from 8 years and above and this console might be part of the solution for this.
Apart from that, the obvious one is that your dog will be kept busy and having fun that time will pass without you around and he won’t whine as much as he does now when you give him his chew toys and lock the door on him.
Joipaw explained that their wish is to see canines and other animals being included in human societies and this game will show humans how intelligent and clever fur babies are.
This is a whole new level of dedication to fur babies. And hope remains for the researchers to go deeper and figure out more benefits of a dog playing touchscreen games. The console has a saliva-resistant touchscreen and considering how slobby dogs can be, the saliva resistance is a good idea.
Apart from Joipaw Console, other companies have manufactured dog games that will keep your furry friends busy while you are working. The gaming console can be used as a pet sitter that is of the digital kind. For instance, there is CleverPet hub, a game console for dogs too. It was released in 2016 and has games like puzzles. It was created to stimulate the bored dog and give them something fun and entertaining to do. It also comes with a treat dispenser, which starts work as soon as the dog presses a console button, even if it’s accidental.
It was found that when the dog realizes that the pushing of the console button brings out a treat, they get engaged in it and if the interest holds, will end up playing various games presented on the hub.
Joipaw is still doing tests on its console and its features. It is trying the console with different types of dogs on the various features of the console. The feedback will help Joipaw improve where it needs to so it’s able to release a console that every dog can have fun on.
Joipaw is yet to give out details on its launch window but has already started encouraging dog lovers to pay the deposit of $6, which will reward them with a 5% discount on the final sale.
As good as the gaming console might be for your furry companion, you shouldn’t get too comfortable with letting them play all day. Still, proceed with the usual routine you established, walk them, and give them physical exercise. You might think a bored dog is bad, but try an engaged dog who is just concentrating on video games and gaining so much weight from all the treats it’s been eating.
You will end up spending a lot of time and money at the vet trying to fix this. So as much as your furry best friend enjoys games when they’ve learned how to play them, don’t skip on their other exercises. They are just as important, if not more so than gaming.