Have you ever wanted to comfort your lonely pet when you were away from home? Then you have probably heard of the Icpooch. It allows you to Skype with your dog from anywhere in the world. And on top of that you can dispense treats at the push of a button. In another post we looked at all the all the nice functionality of the Icpooch. Here we are going to take a look at the treats specifically
The Icpooch dispenses treats from a tray that can hold a multiple of treats depending on their size. Two trays are available
You can use a lot of different treats with the Icpooch. They can be shaped like round or square cookies, or like kibbles for smaller pets. The treats are stored in an internal sleeve inside the device. The smaller kind of treats can be stored inside little containers that stack in the sleeve to make sure they can dispensed correctly.
The cookies style treats can be loaded without any extra measures on top of each other. Any kind of cookies can be used as long as they are relatively even shaped. You will be able to give you dog the cookies they prefer.
- Large: cookies that fit inside a circle of 1.75 to 2″ diameter. With a thickness of approzimately .25″ you can fit around 15 cookies in the container.
- Small: cookies that fit inside a circle of .8 to 1″ diameter. Because the height of the container is the same you can also fit around 15 cookies in this container too.
The dish containers for smaller treats fit inside the larger of the two sleeves. These are also stacked on top of each other. It’s possible to fit 15 of these in the Icpooch sleeve too.
A few tips regarding Icpooch treats
You don’t want your dog to be able to raid the cookie jar.
Some dogs are very resourceful when it comes to finding their cookies. I have seen them climb onto tables and open closet doors. It won’t take long before your dog knows where the treats are. So if your dog has destructive tendencies it is safest to place you Icpooch in a location that is unreachable by your dog. You can do this by placing it on a shelf or in an open closet. When you remove the front tray the treats just fall to the ground.
You can make your own treats.
The Icpooch will dispense anything that has the right size. Every pet has their favorite treats, that make them really go wild. And just like humans, some pets don’t like manufactured food that much. So if yours is more into home cooking you can make your own treat. Just shape them to fit in either of the Icpooch’s containers and make sure they are not too sticky. Then you can dispense anything.
Hopefully this post gives you some extra information about the treats for your Icpooch. And if you have any good or bad experiences or tips, leave them in the comments. We are always looking forward to some interaction.