TV re­mote con­trol for dogs has a paws but­ton

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

Not only you, but now your dog will be able to surf chan­nels to look for its favourite TV shows by it­self, as a team of re­searchers from Lon­don have de­vel­oped the world’s first pet-friendly re­mote. Pet food-maker Wagg, which is test­ing the gad­get that has been de­signed with paws and drib­bles in mind, said that it has been made from tough water­proof plas­tic, the Mir­ror re­ported. Gi­ant but­tons with raised sur­faces make it easy to switch chan­nels, and it gives off low-fre­quency squeaks that ap­peal to pooches. Wagg has de­vel­oped the re­mote with com­puter de­sign­ers at the Univer­sity of Central Lan­cashire in Pre­ston. Ilyena HirskyjDou­glas, a re­searcher said, “Our stud­ies show that the av­er­age dog now watches more than nine hours of TV a week.” Spokesman Dan Reeves added, “We know that peo­ple can feel guilty about leav­ing their dogs alone for a short while, whether it’s to pop to the shops or cook din­ner in the kitchen. We wanted to cre­ate some­thing that would keep the the dog en­ter­tained and re­as­sure own­ers of their well-be­ing.”

GI­ANT BUT­TONS WITH RAISED SUR­FACES MAKE IT EASY TO SWITCH CHAN­NELS, AND GIVES OFF LOW FRE­QUENCY SQUEAKS

PHOTO: ISTOCK

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