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A 15 Year-Old Might’ve Invented The Solution To Canine Separation Anxiety!

The most heartbreaking part of any pet owner’s day is having to say goodbye. Early in the morning, all you want to do is stay and play with your pooch but instead, you’re needed at the office. Now there is a way to be there for your dog when you’re not at home. Introducing, the iCPooch!

Many dogs experience “canine separation anxiety,” an affliction that can be caused by a pet being left home alone. According to the  ASPCA, symptoms of separation anxiety include:

  • Urinating and Defecating
  • Barking and Howling
  • Chewing, Digging and Destruction
  • Escaping
  • Pacing

But no longer do our dogs have to be helpless to this affliction, nor do you have to spend a fortune on expensive doggie day-care!

Brooke Martin and Kayla / via iCPooch.com

Brooke Martin and her family rescued their dog, Kayla, through an animal shelter several years ago. But as the Martin family’s schedule got more complicated, Kayla started experiencing canine separation anxiety. Brooke, however, took it upon herself to solve her beloved dog’s stress by inventing a device that uses modern technology to connect pet-owners to their dogs remotely!

Brooke Martin took her ambition and her invention in front of the judges on the popular TV show for inventions, Shark Tank. She did not receive an investment, but she did receive some much needed exposure for her device, which has now hit the market…


Behold, the iCPooch!

How does it work?

The iCPooch works through an app which can be downloaded through the iTunes store or onto an Android device. By placing a smartphone or tablet into the mounting stand, you’re able to be connected to your dog as long as you have wifi! Through the app, you are able to video chat with your dog for comfort, you can press the “drop cookie” button to dispense a treat, or you can just check in on your furry friend because you miss them at work!


By embracing modern technology, Martin has created a pet-sitter for the 21st century. After all, who better to look in on your dog while you’re at work than you! Separation anxiety is a real problem and if your dog is suffering, why not hook up your wifi and check in on “Fido” by yourself.

Your dog will thank you!

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