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Our first #CleverClip of the Week

We’re excited to announce the first #CleverClip of the Week! We’ve been calling the the videos we see of animals engaging with the CleverPet Hub “CleverClips," and our goal for the #CleverClip of the Week is search far and wide for the latest and most compelling videos of animals engaging with the Hub. Submissions have been funny, thought-provoking, and some just downright cute. And ultimately, these videos help to demonstrate that animals can do so much more.

We had a great field of submissions for our first #CleverClip of the Week contest, like one video capturing "that moment" when it finally clicks, a puppy tantrum over getting the last move wrong, or that time when a buddy moved in for the treat.

It was a tough contest, but we tallied the votes and declared a winner...

What makes us smart? It's mostly technology.

What makes us smart? It's mostly technology.

We were very happy to be featured in the Wall Street Journal article “The Dumb, Delightful World of Pet Tech.” We’re grateful to Ms. Stern for taking the time to work with the CleverPet Hub. And we’re especially grateful to her dog, Browser (perhaps the perfect name for a tech columnist’s dog!), and her neighbor’s Hub-loving dog Archie, for giving the Hub a go.

As their headline makes clear, the article is not your average product review and these are not your average tech products. Indeed, the clear implication is that there is something inherently unserious about building technology for other species. But as former scientists who spent extended careers studying brains and behavior, we beg to differ.

Why we started CleverPet

Why we started CleverPet
CleverPet’s inspiration came from noticing the potential of pairing a home’s dormant technology with its restless companion animals. We are now one piece of hardware away from being able to transform thousands of hours of loneliness into engaging, entertaining, and perhaps even edifying interaction for dogs and cats.