You might have seen the Icpooch on Kickstarter. Or on the legendary episode of Shark Tank where a 12 Year old girl got massive funding. It is a great device to monitor and play with your pet from anywhere. So anybody is keen to stay in touch with their cat or dog should take a look at the Icpooch. It’s works like a Skype for your pet. You place a camera with video screen on the ground and then the fun starts. The device is controlled through a smartphone or tablet app.
You can find the app in the Google Play store or Apple App store. It downloads and install itself in a few seconds. Once you have done that you need to open the app to get started. First you have to create an account by filling in your name, email and creating a password. (Make sure to choose a nice password and remember it). You need to create an account in order to be able to access the Icpooch from anywhere.
After you created the account you need to get the device connected to the internet. The configuration is done through your smartphone. First you enter the information for you WIFI (name and password) in the app. Then the app will send it to you Icpooch device. You simply hold the phone with the screen to the bottom of the camera and the information is send. After doing this you might have to wait a bit for your Icpooch to update.
If everything went well then you are now able to get a view from the camera through your smartphone. Now you need to test the voice transmission and treat dispensing. This is very easy, just put in next to your friend or family member and talk to them from a distance. You can also dispense a few treats for them:)
If you have multiple devices connected to your Icpooch you can make free video call between them. This option becomes available whenever you have two or more compatible devices connected. It’s pretty cool, even though you probably already have a free video calling functionality on your phone or tablet.
You can use many different treats in the Icpooch, as long as they have the correct size and are not too sticky. Of course there are the usual dog treats that are you get from every pet store. But you can also change it up a little to keep your pet interested. The Icpooch just throws out the object, whatever it is. So you might be able to fit a small squeaky toy in it.
Or put the device high on a closet and fill it with bouncing balls. Your cat or dog won’t know what hit them. Have fun with experimenting.
Hopefully this post helped you to set up your Icpooch app and have a ton of fun with it. You can check out the site for more info, reviews and tips on the Icpooch pet video with treat dispenser.
Pets, and in particular dogs, are my life. When I wake up, I can't wait to see my beautiful dog Leila, and when I go to bed I am cuddling with my cat Sheila. (Yes, I am not very original when it comes to names).
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