Real Quotes from CleverPet Customers
"I would honestly say this has been the best thing I ever bought for my dogs."
- Colleen R.
"I can't believe it - we got our hub yesterday, and already Nina is on challenge 6 - what a smart Dobie girl! The hub is really helping keep her occupied during the day so I can work in peace!"
- Judy C.
“Our dog can't get enough of the Clever Pet.”
- Ben H.
“She is having a blast. ... I think she is left handed. A fact I didn't know till i got the clever pet. =^)”
- Jim E.
“I am a dog trainer and work at a facility that includes many services, pet training, boarding, a veterinary hospital, etc. Our large staff includes a team of trainers and 9 veterinarians with a DVM who focuses on canine behavior. We have experimented with pretty much every dog puzzle, toy, and automatic treat feeder on the market and have never seen anything that matches the cleverpet. No other product has kept my pets engaged the way cleverpet does. I will absolutely be purchasing a replacement for myself, our facility and many of its employees are waiting to purchase and our veterinarians and trainers are already discussing this product with clients. This is the best product available. It is cheaper than many of the treat dispensers or app controlled devices and it actually keeps the pets mentally engaged. I am so glad I have had the opportunity to get a preview of this amazing product. Thank you!”
“He’s amazing how well he’s doing with it now. Also I feel like he’s happier and more energetic.”
“Ruggedness - we left Kota as usual in the laundry room (which as a doggy door to our fenced in back yard) - but the Hub had been left unplugged on top of the washing machine and Kota evidently wasn't done playing with it… I found it on the hard floor when I got home, having survived the 3 foot fall none the worse for wear, and it fired right up when I plugged it in and has run fine since!”
- Paul Q.
“He loves it. We call it his "laptop" because James brings it to work with him and Kona will "work" on it in the office :) He really enjoys it and is frustrated when he can't play with it. Some times he gets our attention to watch him play - other times he's just doing his thing but I can see a difference in his mood and engagement. I'm a huge fan!”
- Katie E.
"She spent two weeks attacking the CleverPet but we stuck with it and now she knows the lights well!!!
I also think there are some medical benefits to the CleverPet ...I think the CleverPet could prevent diabetes in dogs that are prone to getting it - I feel Izabella is in that category and I have noticed a big difference in her blood sugar levels after instituting the CleverPet!! Just thought I would mention it bc it could help a lot of dogs if you could let people and vets know of this advantage.”
- Tatum H
“What my husband and I both noticed was that it was a gradual process where he would first only press the center button, but then he realized that the side buttons also worked and so he would alternate between two of them. Not always the same two though. Either the left pair or the right pair (never the right-most and left-most). He usually stuck with the same pair for the whole period he was eating. And, at one point he started randomly alternating between all three buttons. It was at this point that I think he finally got the point of the lights.”
- Blythe T.
“It's been a bit of a wait, but it's finally here and proving to be well worth it! Right out of the box I'm impressed with the quality of the components and the amount of thought that has clearly gone into planning this device to be user friendly and easy for the peoples to start up rapidly, and safe and robust for the dogs. Bonus--it actually looks nice. You can have this sitting in the living room and it looks sleek and stylish and may even be a great conversation starter next time you have guests over.”
- Christina R. at GearedUpGreyhound
“He clearly "enjoys" it to some extent - this morning he preferred to do trials to get food, even though there was food in his dish in the kitchen. Our cleverpet is in our living room, and he will often stop throughout the day to do a trial or two on his way through.”
- Emily C.
“I worked yesterday and was on call last night and didn't realize the hub was out of food... This morning Bach literally came and stood in front of my face on the bed and growled at me then ran to the hub then came back and growled at me then went back to the hub and pawed it a couple of times and I was thinking what is wrong with you... I logged into the app and noticed the food was empty. Haha funny how he tried to communicate that to me!!”
- Jessica S.
“I appreciate your prompt response and look forward to having Neko try again tomorrow when we get home! She's definitely into it and has been a very good student so far.”
“The hub was working fantastically out of the box - Neko played for ~2 hours last night and then I turned it off.”
“...and I am so incredibly proud of my Neko. She is a very smart Lady and I can't wait for her to show you more of her Clever tricks.”
“She's just so good at this - maybe I should just let her do her thing and not impose my human rules on her…”
“We love the hub so much - fits her personality to a T (determined, smart, rule-bound) ;) <3”
- Dani D.
“I was so excited to get the CleverPet last night! I set it up and while Sebastian was a little timid he was happy when it opened. It was REALLY hard to not pick up his little paw and push the light, but he hit it once or twice by accident.”
“I've had a problem getting Sebastian to eat in the past, he has just not been interested. He is now eating more from Clever Pet, he ignores his bowl but if Clever Pet runs out he whines at me until I fix it. I've given him all of the positive reinforcement when he uses it and now when he wants my attention he will go over and hit a touch pad and then look at me expecting praise! I think he enjoys having something that he can control and manipulate.”
- Ester S.
“please let me know how it goes. A++++ Will do business again.”
- Kris M.
“FYI - I have 2 yorkies. One (Sophie, the one in the photo) took to the Hub right away. The other has been afraid of it, but watches Sophie all the time. Just now, for the first time, she walked up to it, hit a light and ate a kibble. She looked so proud of herself. So cute.”
- Rachel F.
“Good morning to all! We received our Hub yesterday. Setup went very smoothly by simply following and removing the numbered tabs on the Hub. Loved that the packaging was so secure and very minimalist. My one year old Rat Terrier spent the day with the Hub in our office and learned very quickly how to obtain food. We used a mixture of her puppy kibble and her favorite lo-cal treat. She's now working on pressing the button when it lights up. The first time it made the 'uh-oh' sound, it surprised us all and her little head twist was so cute! Didn't achieve a great deal of work in my area yesterday!! This morning she is slowly enjoying her 'special breakfast'."
- Karen P.
“Thanks! I will keep you posted for sure. We have waited a long time for something like this. We used the manners minder, but the hub is WAY more advanced!”
- Patrick D.
“It's been a great first day with the hub. Thanks to you, things went smoothly. I am so pleased with the hub. It totally surpassed my expectations ... and so did your customer service. You and your team are awesome.”
"Cassie is really enjoying hub. At level 4. I'm very impressed with the hub. You and your team have done an exceptional job; exceeding any expectations I had.”
- Maurice L.
“All set and ready to play and learn and eat! No questions so far, but I wanted to say how very impressed I've been with the updates, communication, and concern you all have for your customers and their furry friends. Very appreciative!”
- John B.
“Well, so far, Clara, the one I thought would be brave enough to engage with it, hasn't gotten the chance to get near it bc our fearful boy, Ollie, has been dominating it! He's taken food from it repeatedly and no longer startles at the sound or movement. He's currently sleeping less than a foot from it with all of the touchpad lights lit bc he hasn't realized if he touches it he'll get more food. LOL! Although it is very near our bed time. I'm very impressed this far! It's worth the wait for sure!”
- Jenn T
“The long wait was worth it! My dog absolutely LOVES his new Cleverpet! I don't know if this is normal or not, but my dog Brodii refused to go to bed the night we got it. Instead, he insisted on sleeping right next to it and he's been hooked ever since. Or should I say he's been "addicted" ever since. He absolutely refuses to leave it alone (we may need an intervention). On the first day he played it for 10 hours straight! So much for the dog that likes to sleep all day. I honestly didn't intend for it to be Brodii's new toy, as I didn't think that he was smart enough to figure it out. I assumed that it would be for our Weimaraner, as she's the smarty pants. Boy was I wrong! Thank you so much for our Cleverpet, it's definitely a big hit at our house!”
- Michelle V.
“I usually write to ask questions when I am stumped. Today, I am writing to let you know how awesome cleverpet is. This is the fourth Kickstarter that I have backed. This by far and away the most cool and rewarding! One of my two collies is totally engaged. The other, not so much! This is because Noodle is totally blocking Nickey. I am working with Nickey separately, but just wanted to let you know.
Second subject, your customer support, also totally on point! You guys have gotten off a great launch! I have posted video on fb. Cleverpet has gotten great reviews from all my friends. Where do I send them to purchase their own?”
- Susan E.
“Oh my... Dewey is wearing out his hub... He loves it…”
“As much as Dewey scratched .... He didn't damage the hub.... He worked for almost 2 hours straight ... He either got full or tired or both.... He ate a bit more than his after meal ... So it is on but he is just walking by... I'm hoping he'll go to it in the morning when he is hungry again... I shared his pix and a video of him working the hub to your Facebook page if you'd like to watch .. Kidding funny... He was barking at the hub as if that would result in food... I'll post another video when he starts to respond to the lights”
“Thank you... He [Dewey] is a joy... I'll be sure to send more video when we move along the path... Thank you for all your time and effort to give us such a wonderful entertainment center!!!!!”
- Mary B.
“I am really impressed with the build quality, ease of access (no tools required) and the overall design. I also really liked the removable numbered labels that guided me through physical setup, clever and fun; much better than a quick setup guide.”
- Jason K.
“Thanks, got the app downloaded and machine number one working and is already LOVED by my 18 mth old lab who won't leave it!!!”
- Sue W.
“To begin, I want to say that after a few failed Kickstarters, my love for your product has renewed my faith in crowd funding products.
I am extremely pleased and at times even in awe of how my dog has took to it. He's still in the phase where he gets a little frustrated with it and walks away at times, but he knows it has food and he regularly engages. He knows *how* to activate it, but hasnt quite figured out that it's the lit pad that is triggering the reward. In time…”
“Looking forward to hearing back and a huge pat on the back to the entire team, I've been a software developer in a hardware company, so I realize just how difficult the hardware world can be to breakthrough in. Well done!
- Gabe H.
“I wanted to say that my dog Star loves her new Cleverpet. She is already on Challenge#3 after 30 minutes.”
- Tara T.
"Annie is still loving it! In just three days she has blasted her way to Challenge 4. She knows the touch pads work but still isn't quite sure about the lights, which often results in her despondently trying to cuddle the food out of the robot. Is it working yet?... Challenge 4 is certainly proving to be a doozy for her. I was just working with her on my dinner break, though, and it seems like a couple of commands she already knows might be helping her to get the idea: "wait," for when she wants to scrabble at the hub immediately after the food tray disappears, and "look!" to highlight when the light on the touch pad flashes on. Only time will tell, but I have a feeling she'll master this one in no time too, then we'll be off to the big leagues! I can't wait. Thank you for your quick response and your great support!”
- Maggie K.
“She's already at Touching the touchpads on day 1, Loving it. You should all be so proud.”
- Jon A.
“Thanks so much for the thoughtful tips! To my surprise, with my 5-yr old dog a bit scared of the CleverPet, her 10-yr old brother get curious about the food and he LOVES it. We never thought he’d be interested at all. So with 3 dogs in the house, he is the one has taken to it and that is fine. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!”
- Renee J.
“We got our Clever Pet hub last week and we love it! We're really impressed with the design (both hardware and software) and our pup thinks it's pretty much the best thing ever. Excellent work!”
- Katy K.
“Got the Hub yesterday and put it down today. We have four dogs. Three related Miniature Schnauzers (mother, daughter and son) and a Lhasa Apso. The Schnauzers have always mastered any puzzle in no time. We also play a game where I hide a toy and as they are running around looking for it I will say yes and no when they are close or moving away. They are all good at that. The Lhasa prefers not to participate. I don't blame her, the Schnauzers will wear you out. I put the hub down and immediately they were all around it trying to open the door the treats went into. I have to say I am pretty proud of how fast they got it. At the end of day one they are on the lit not lit button challenge.
I think they are teaching each other. If one hasn't been around it for a bit when they go to the hub they get the challenge immediately. Also, two will sit and watch one play and then they will take a turn. If there is ever an Olympic Event for dogs and the Cleverpet we can bring home the gold.
You have a great product and obviously a great love for animals that shows in all of the research you did regarding how the dogs approach the Hub. By making their lives better you have made mine better as well.
I think you should have bumper stickers to sell that say Proud Parent of a CleverPet Dog.”
- George M.
“thank you for all of your help! i worked out in the living room today so I could watch the interaction. super great product - great customer service - great staff ;) worth every penny. i am excited for enhancements that will allow for the interaction to last longer”
- Shannon S.
“Great toy, got it about 15 mins ago. Followed the steps and he has already figured out the lights and is scratching at it. Well worth the wait!"
"He is obsessed! He snuck out of bedtime to run downstairs and get more treats! I put honey nut cheerios in it and he goes wild. He is learning right now to avoid the unlit buttons and is obsessed with it. What a nice job!”
- Jennifer K.
“My wife was super impressed with the packing and instructions. It is a great product; we love sharing it with our friends.”
- Gregg E.
“I suspect that gin will get stuck on challenge 3 for a few days. After we spent about 10 try's on challenge 0 we then passed through 1 and 2 quickly and I suspect that challenge 3 will take her a while. I don't have the brightest dog. But she is super cute. And this is the best invention in the animal training world.”
“again, I think this is one of the best toys I’ve ever purchased for my dog and we aren’t even in the game portion of it. Still learning that the lights make a difference."
“Stitch was being ridiculous yesterday. Refused to eat his food and decided to spend the afternoon playing with his hub earning snacks. Had to eventually unplug it so he'd eat. Thanks for your help and for checking in!”
- Indiana J.
“Thank you for your time and for having an amazing product.”
- Ugar A.
"I had mainly bought it for my really smart 13 year old boy. He gets bored and is very food motivated. So basically it has become his hub. The other dogs aren't allowed to play with it unless I put them (one at a time) in a separate room with it. They all love it and they all interact with it a bit differently. One dog figured it out right away, one just stares at it (very intensely), and the other would get so excited he kept trying to break into the back end where he knew the food was. But, it has withstood their scratching and slobbering. My 13 year old LOVES it and wakes up in the morning ready to play. He plays intensely for about 40 minutes before the kibble is out. I like to give him half his daily food through the hub and the other half at night. He lets me know when it's out of food.
Anyhow, it's an awesome product and I just wanted to tell you how it's worked in my household!”
- Karaline N.
“So l have been monitoring the machines and BOY even l am struggling…! But its great…! My 2 yo Lab boy has it figured and hubby and l were blown away at how quick he taps them with his nose. Took a video as l was impressed so will try and upload it later. My 11yo girl gets every 2 or 3 sessions but she is more patient and will sit and try to “nut” it out. Am finding though they will engage with it for 1/2 an hour or so, then take a break then come back when they feel like going again. Just LOVE my Cleverpet Machines….THANK YOU…!”
- Sue W.
"We were surprised that Rustie has taken to playing with "her robot". You see . . . Rustie does not fetch, chase, or any other dog games of play. So . . . not only did we teach an old dog new tricks . . . CleverPet taught our girl to play after all these years!"
". . . Not the most dynamic video . . . but it's over the top for Rustie! Thank you all for CP . . . you made a very friendly and people-happy dog finally play-happy!”
- Tim B.
“I got my CleverPet this afternoon. I set it up with treats. Jake (a beagle) took to it like a fish to water. I bought treats for it. Needless to say he ate more treats than he does in a week. Tomorrow I'm getting him a different flavored kibble than he eats for meals to replace actual treats. I had to take the CleverPet away from him because he was eating too much.”
- Todd H.