The CleverPet Hub is like a game console for your dog, which challenges your dog’s brain with unique puzzles. Plus you get the added benefit of an automatic dog feeder. Technology-enabled pet products are all the rage nowadays, and CleverPet takes that game a whole level up!
The CleverPet has several challenges, and new ones are created on an ongoing basis. These challenges start out simple, automatically adjust to your dog’s level, and increase in complexity as your dog “gets it”. The newest challenge recently introduced by CleverPet is Color Match — where your dog needs to get the color of all three lights to match. Surprised that your dog can see color (to some extent)? Us too. But the CleverPet is designed by neuroscientists, and their expertise allows them to push the extent of what your dog can do.
The CleverPet works in conjunction with a mobile app that works with both iOS and Android. You can use the app to manage the operating schedule of the CleverPet hub, as well as to track some stats.
Even when your dog is alone at home, he or she can interact with the Clever Pet and stay mentally active, rather than getting bored all day.
You can actually fit your dog’s regular food into the hub (up to 2.5 cups), so once you set up the schedule, your dog can be automatically fed at the right time, and in a fun, interactive way at that!
There is nothing else quite like this product on the market right now. There are a lot of puzzle feeders on the market, but none of them are hi-tech, working with a mobile app and on. One that is at a significantly lower price point, and is still quite interesting is this one from Nina Ottosson. But again, like we said, that one doesn’t have the cool factor, the smart technology, or the many varying levels of challenges that the CleverPet Hub has.
Then there are automated smartfeeders, like this one from Petnet, but those are just automatic feeders with a mobile app — there is no puzzle solving or gaming going on there.
Most customers are super in love with this product. One, who was hesitant to purchase this because of the price, but finally took the leap, says that the CleverPet is “a trainer-fascinator-motivator-entertainer-teaching-tool “.
There are too many negative emotions on this front — a few complain that the customer service is horrible or non-existent, but others have not found this to be the case. Some customers have had some issues with setting up the wi-fi and/or app, but this is a one time issue that most seemed to be able to resolve.
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The Bottom Line
If you have a dog who you think is smart, get the CleverPet, and see how smart your dog actually is – probably much smarter than you think! The CleverPet is the top of the line in terms of hi-tech pet products, and it comes with a price premium for that reason. But a game console automatic dog feeder for your dog — how cool is that?! I’d say go for it.