Leah and I are still in Australia. Walking back to the hotel, this idea hit me that I love.
Imagine an attachment for your dog’s collar that called your cell phone if your dog ever barked all crazy. (Ie, louder and longer than a specific threshhold.) After calling, the dog’s collar would stay on speakerphone mode.
This would allow you to do two things: Listen for breaking glass or thuggish voices, in case the dog is responding to a burglar. Calm your dog down by telling it to chill the fuck out over the phone.
Pure gold. TELL me that wouldn’t sell like hot cakes.