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iCPooch – Would You Ever Video Chat With Your Dog Or Cat?

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Device offers 2-way video & lets you deliver treats

Would you want to video chat with your dog while you’re away?

The iCPooch allows dog owners to two-way video chat with their dogs from anywhere in the world, according to its web site. It also allows dog owners to deliver their dogs a treat.

Brooke Martin invented the iCPooch when she was just 12 years old as part of her 8th grade science project, according to a press release. She is now 15.

The product will be featured on the show “Shark Tank” Friday night (March 20), with Martin pitching her product to the investors.

More about the iCPooch

Martin came up with the idea for iCPooch to help reduce anxiety for dogs and to give owners peace of mind knowing they can interact with their dogs while away, the press release said.

iCPooch video chat with your dog

The iCPooch connects to your home wireless network, and there are no monthly fees, according to its web site.

In case you were wondering, it does not come with a smartphone or tablet for your dog. You get to provide that yourself. Come on now, every dog deserves his own iPad. 🙂

You can order an iCPooch on Amazon for around $139. It is also available through Bed Bath & Beyond and through its own web site.

The app itself is free and works with Androids and iPhones.

Sheltie tries the iCPooch on Shark Tank

Do people really want to video chat with their pets?

I think they do.

Some pets would obviously destroy this device pretty fast, but I can see why it would give some pet owners peace of mind.

Personally, I have no interest in “chatting” with my pets through video.

We actually use a product called the Dropcam to check in on our cats while we travel. It’s also great for checking on naughty foster dogs left home for short periods. 🙂

The Dropcam doesn’t have two-way video, but it does allow you to talk to your pet. We tried that once, and it actually seemed to confuse and upset our cats.

My tabby cats Scout and Beamer

Scout started looking for us behind a shelf, and Beamer started meowing mournfully at the door. It was awful!

Because of that experience, I have no desire to “chat” with my pets through a camera.

Plus, you should see the damage Beamer has done to our automatic pet feeder. That thing has seen better days. He would destroy the iCPooch.

But … I do think it could work well for the right pets.

What do you think?

Would you consider ordering an iCPooch for your dog or cat?

*This post contains affiliate links, however this post is not sponsored in any way. Images from Shark Tank’s Facebook page. 


Tuesday 24th of March 2015

This is so cool! But I am home most of the time, so I wouldn't put it to good use. If I was away often, I might think about it. It would depend on the dog, though. I think Maya and Pierson are smart enough to realize I'm not really there and won't get stressed out. But I can see how some of my passed dogs would have been freaked.

Lindsay Stordahl

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Yeah, I'm not sure what Ace would do. He'd probably just ignore me on the video and take the treat and then go lie on his bed!


Friday 20th of March 2015

My mom wants nanny cam where she can talk and the dog can hear her because she wants to catch Bailie in the heights of her naughtiness! This particular thing we wouldn't use as with three dogs and one treat dispenser, we see some fights over the treats as they come out. For an only dog, maybe a good thing.

Lindsay Stordahl

Friday 20th of March 2015

Bert would go crazy! :)

Rachel @ My Two Pitties

Friday 20th of March 2015

Can't wait to see this on Shark Tank. I watch every week! I might buy it if I had a dog with separation anxiety but not for my couch potatoes. I fear it might get them worked up for nothing. Dropcam sounds cool though!


Thursday 19th of March 2015

I would not order an iCPooch for my dogs; I think that it would just confuse them. However, I do like the idea of having a camera to spy on them. Our dogs don't have separation anxiety, but I would like to see what they do while we're gone.

Renchan Li

Thursday 19th of March 2015

I am waiting for buying a robot, that vacuum the home, take Seven out for a walk, give Seven meals and the treats at the right time, talks to Seven hourly, wears Google Glasses and a few stun devices for crime fightings. And yes, I can control the robot via my Apple smartwatch of the Watch edition (the gold of course because the Diamond-forever Edition is not available yet) . Ha Ha.

Lindsay Stordahl

Thursday 19th of March 2015

Haha! :) I'm waiting for that as well.