Skip to comments.Vending Machine for Hungry Dogs Arrives on Clapham Common
Posted on 04/23/2013 3:55:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Hungry canines in south London were given an unexpected treat when the worlds first vending machine for dogs pitched up on Clapham Common this week.
While their owners can just pull out some loose change in exchange a sugary treat, these dogs were made to work hard for their rewards.
The animals are challenged to pull a bone attached to a lever, which causes a tennis ball to fire from the roof of the machine.
They then have to sprint after the ball and return it to the prototype before picking up their treat.
Every element of the machine was created with a dogs needs in mind, encouraging fun engagement and exercise.
Hounds are enticed to approach the machine, the brainchild of dog food brand Bakers, by the noises it creates such as a cats meow.
Peter Neville, an animal expert who works with Bakers Complete, said trips to the park may never be the same again.
Imagine stumbling across a doggy vending machine that adds challenge and excitement to your run in the park, he said.
All it takes is a little focus, and dogs can earn a tasty Bakers Complete reward simply by engaging in a stimulating mix of mind and body.
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I like how they have a “Doggy Vending Machine,” and, “Ball Return,” signs, so the dogs know what everything is...
It must be really hard flattening those tennis balls, so they go into the vending machine.
Oh spare me! I’ll just keep my dog on the farm, thank you, where he has work to do.
Probably the safest area in Britain due to the sudden decrease in a certain demographic of Jihadis in this specific area.
My childhood dog was the neighborhood dog and used other peoples houses as her vending machine! They’d let her right in and call and tell us she was there. Got into and ate at least one chocolate rabbit a year no matter where we tried to hide it. A beagle/basset mix that lived to be 18!
Who’d want to buy a hungry dog?
Oh, right...a hungrier president.
So this is how the Vast Right-Wing Doberman Conspiracy manifests itself-—create a loyal following of dogs in preparation for the creation of a Doberman-run society.
You can’t deny your involvement now.....
The VRWDC employs much subtler methods.
Their most dangerous weapon is The Mournful Stare.
Employed while resting their head upon their “owner’s” knee, its effects are devastating.
The owner usually goes to insane lengths offering the Dobermann various treats, pats, runs in the yard, etc in a desperate attempt to figure out what the dog “wants”.
Normally, the dog actually wants nothing.
It’s simply an exercise to see exactly how many futile appeasements the dog can emotionally blackmail the owner into doing.
The VRWDC suspects that some other breed is behind this Pavlovian ball fetching scheme.
[most likely Labradors]
or Jack Russell Terrorists....
When it all goes horribly awry.