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Could this app-controlled dog toy take off in the UK?

American company has launched a GoBone, an app-controlled dog toy designed to keep a pet preoccupied while the owner is away.

GoBone is essentially a ‘smart’ chewy toy that can be programmed to whiz around the floor on its own.

The tough rubberised toy can be loaded with treats and has a battery life of eight hours, meaning it can be set it off before an owner leaves the house.

PulsePet claims the GoBone can adapt its play style to suit each individual dog, making it suitable for dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes. According to the company, the toy can be programmed to alternate between a ‘sleep’ and ‘wake’ mode throughout the day, allowing a dog to interact with the GoBone while at the same time providing enough breaks in between to allow it to rest.

The GoBone's shell is FDA-approved, pet-safe and machine washable, and can be replaced when necessary without having to buy a new device.

There's also a manual mode that gives owners control of the GoBone and lets them play various games with their animals, including hide-and-seek.

Santiago Gutierrez, CEO and founder of PulsePet, said the GoBone could be used to improve the lives of dogs in rescue centres. As an added boon, PulsePet believes its smart bone can help resource-stretched shelters provide each dog with sufficient exercise and mental stimulation without needing to hire more staff.

Watch it in action in the video below.

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