Your dog uses both his body and brain to figure out the game.
A new genre of smart dog toys
Dogs are smart. Really smart! And research shows that regularly exercising the brain is necessary for dogs to stay happy, healthy and out of trouble. That’s where PupPod comes in! This fun, interactive, high-tech puzzle game gives your dog the mental stimulation he craves and automatically keeps challenging him as he learns.
It is so much fun for me & my dogs!
I have 2 dogs and I’m not sure who is more addicted to the PupPod, me or the dogs. Watching them interact with it is fascinating.
It is SO fun! Ricky got it right away and Bruno took a few days to get it (or he was smart enough just to let the Ricky trigger the treats while Bruno stayed right under the dispenser.)
Now they both know what they have to do to trigger the treats, but if the PupPod gets too far away from the dispenser they will wait each other out and sit under the dispenser (I have it up on a shelf) until one of them gives in and goes and triggers a treat. Usually, the one who waits in front of the dispenser gets the treat, but sometimes 2 or 3 treats come out so they both get a shot at getting rewarded.
Neither is food aggressive, so the first one to the treat gets it without any squabbles.
If only one of them is playing with it, they just trigger it constantly (Level 3 / 10 seconds). But if they are both there, the game gets so much more fun to watch as their behavior adapts. I’ve got some videos, but I need to take more to show more of how complex the game gets when they are both playing at the same time. I could watch it for hours!
My border collie Dali who is not for the faint of heart had so much fun playing for her daily kibble. I was impressed it kept her attention and was able to provide important physical and mental stimulation she needs. I love that the app allows you to keep track of minutes played, treats/kibble won, caloric intake and success rate… We are currently on level 1 and look forward to progressing to more challenging levels. I love that it lights up and will definitely recommend this product to my clients with deaf dogs as well as those who have high energy working breeds 🙂
”Pairing the Pet Tutor and the PupPod allows you to provide an engaging and interactive game for your dog to prevent boredom. It’s a great rainy day exercise when you can’t get your dog out of the house.”
Veterinary Behaviorist Feedback
Blind Dogs & PupPod
After writing to PupPod to ask if this would be a good fit for blind dogs and receiving a reply that it would be a great fit for blind and deaf dogs, I decided to order one. I had it within days. The packaging was great with some extra surprises inside! I found the set-up to be pretty easy as Erick, with PupPod, sent some emails in advance on what to do. I had a few questions and Erick has been super quick to reply and offer great ideas and suggestions. My dogs, Tully Mars & Jimmy, are 6 year old Australian Shepherds, both blind. Tully had it figured out during the first session and is a maniac with it! He loves it! Jimmy is moving a little slower, but that is common for Jimmy. He tends to be a little apprehensive at first, then jumps in once he’s comfortable. Erick has been offering suggestions on helping ease Jimmy into playing with the PupPod.
Aussies are very smart, active dogs. Being blind does not change that. Finding mental stimulation can be a challenge for non-sighted dogs. This toy is fantastic! I can see we will get a lot of time with it.
This company truly cares. It is so nice that they have included working with special needs animals too. The customer service has been top notch.
I highly recommend PupPod for your pooch! Tully Mars & Jimmy thank you for their PupPod!
Thor’s first time
My dog Thor tried PupPod out for his first time. The app works well. I like the ability to go up and down on levels easily and under my control as I read the dogs success. Also the sounds are excellent and very unique to puzzle toys. It keeps his interest.
“One of the best ways to avoid common behavior challenges is to engage a dog’s brain.”
Rewards are earned from you or an optional Pet Tutor treat dispenser.
The game gets harder as he gets smarter – for hours of fun!