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“iPet®” is an innovative dexterity game for dogs. It was developed by My Intelligent Pets and has a difficulty grade of 4 Paws. The game is a simple binary computer made from wood in the shape of a laptop. When your dog open all drawers (it is needed to be done in special order, then on the "display" you will be awarded with the Text "SMART DOG".
“iPet®” is an innovative dexterity game for dogs. It was developed by My Intelligent Pets and has a difficulty grade of 4 Paws. The game is a simple binary computer made from wood in the shape of a laptop. Attached to each of the game’s four sides are eight pull-out plates with openings for treats. The plates can be pulled out with ropes attached at their end. Individual plates are blocked by other plates crossing them at right-angles. This means that your dog has to pull out the plates on the opposing short sides first, because only then can the plates on the game’s two long sides be pulled out. Once the dog has solved all tasks correctly the display on the top shows “Smart Dog”. To increase the level of difficulty you can insert eight pieces with treats hidden beneath in the openings at the top surface. This means that none of the plates can be pulled out until the pieces at the display have been removed.
“iPet®” is recommended for dogs’ mental activity. As highly intelligent animals they need an appropriate balance to physical activity (walking, running, agility), otherwise their mental abilities are not challenged sufficiently. This can lead to unwanted behaviour by the dog: aggression, separation anxiety, frustration, destructiveness, restlessness or impatience.
This game trains a dog’s concentration and dexterity, and encourages its natural instincts of curiosity, drive to play and sense of smell. Your dog will love to see you set up the game as it can prove itself to you. This will strengthen the bond between you and your dog as well as its self-confidence. These intelligence games are a meaningful and appropriate activity for dogs that is recommended by trainers and veterinarians.
How to play:
1: Hide your dog’s favourite treats in the plates’ indents and under the pieces on the game’s top surface. Let the dog watch as you set up the game in order to stimulate its curiosity.
2: Encourage your dog to start searching. Be patient and show it how the game works. For instance, you could show it where a treat is waiting for it, and the order in which it has to solve the problem. This way you can make sure that your dog enjoys playing the game together with you and can solve the task.
3: Initially do not use the pieces. Increase the level of difficulty by adding the pieces on the game’s top surface only when your dog can solve the initial problems without any difficulty. That way your dog is constantly dealing with new challenges, and the game provides a meaningful and appropriate activity that it enjoys.
The game should always present your dog with challenges it can solve. If after a few attempts the dog cannot solve the puzzle it may lose motivation, so if the game is too difficult for your dog, try other games with a lower grade of difficulty first.
Never let your dog play unsupervised, and intervene if it starts to chew pieces of the game. Regularly check the pieces for any damage such as splinters. Clean by wiping with a damp cloth, and do not use abrasive cleaners.
“iPet®” is made of certified wood covered in a water-based varnish that is not harmful to humans and animals. Please keep the game dry and free of water, as the wooden pieces may swell otherwise. Use only dry treats when playing “iPet®-Smart Dog”.
“iPet®” is not a toy for children!
My Intelligent Pets® games are protected by several international patents as well as name, brand, design and copyright laws.