Old Dogs Learn New Tricks

Sit on Your Butt While Your Dog Walks Itself With New Remote Control Technology

We're one step closer to buying a dog now.
Walk yourself. (Photo: Getty)

Walk yourself. (Photo: Getty)

Dogs are nice and cute, but they’re also labor-intensive. Thankfully, science has come up with a system for “autonomous guidance of [a] canine,” ScienceDaily.com reports, which is a fancier way of saying you might never have to leave the house mid-Real Housewives marathon to walk your dog ever again.

The full deets on the system will be released in a future issue of the International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, but ScienceDaily.com says it uses a microprocessor, wireless radio and GPS to ensure obedience accuracy up to almost 98 percent.

Owners would be able to command dogs remotely, which means the casual dog lover can leave the couch less often–and it will be even easier for the authorities to use dogs for bomb- and drug-sniffing in sketchier environs, which, come to think of it, sucks for the pups.

Now invent something that will pick up dog poop for us, and we’ll be first in line to purchase our very own litter of self-raising pups.

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