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GoBone is the app-controlled dog toy for your furry best friend

Now your dog has someone to play with while you're at work.

 

John-Michael Bond

Tech

Published Jun 16, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 2:38 pm CDT

One of the downsides of working and having a dog is worrying that your little buddy isn’t getting the exercise and attention he or she needs while you’re away. GoBone, a recently funded Kickstarter, is the app-controlled pet toy solution for your furry latchkey kid. 

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Looking sort of like a brightly colored dumbbell, the GoBone has two wheels that allow it to roll along so your dog has something to chase during the day.

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It can be programmed to play games like Fetch or Hide-and-Seek, and the wheels have treat-holders to give your special little guy a reward after its workout. Controls work via your smartphone, so even when you’re away, you can make sure Fido is having fun. 

Utilizing easy-to-clean, fully removable component parts and a rugged waterproof shell, you don’t have to worry about your GoBone getting gross with time. Or at least as not gross as a self-driving chew toy gets.

As always with Kickstarters, there are dangers when it comes to supporting a developmental product, including possibly not getting what you ordered. Still, for dog owners who feel guilty about the number of hours Rex spends all by his lonesome, GoBone could be a treat for both you and your pet.

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*First Published: Jun 16, 2016, 11:55 am CDT