Are Pets Ready for Apps of Their Own?

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Can dogs and cats enjoy iPads? Some people think so.

Maybe you’ve seen the YouTube video where a pet lizard plays a game on its owner’s smartphone. It has more than 6 million views. In fact, it’s been emailed to me a couple of times.

Well, bearded dragons aren’t the only animals playing with mobile apps. Some pet trainers are now offering iPad lessons, The Wall Street Journal says:

Dog trainer Anna Jane Grossman began providing private iPad lessons to dogs last year. About 25 of her clients have signed up, and she is planning a 90-minute iPad clinic for dogs later this month, where they will learn to nose the screen to activate apps.

The idea is that tablets or phones can entertain home-alone pets, teach them motor skills, and possibly promote social behavior. And why not? There’s already a TV channel for dogs, after all.

Cat lovers aren’t left out. Several apps are developed specifically for cats, the WSJ says. There’s one that allows cats to paint on a screen, and Game for Cats, the digital equivalent of a laser pointer. (There’s a Game for Dogs, too.) Prices range from free to $2.

Oddly enough, penguins like Game for Cats, too, an aquarium curator told the paper. Cat food brand Friskies even has its own cat games, such as Cat Fishing 2.

Has your phone or tablet ever captured your pet’s interest? Does it play touchscreen games? We’d love to hear about (or see!) it on our Facebook page. Just don’t teach them how to purchase apps.

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