There is no doubt that a dog is man’s best friend and as such, deserves to be treated like a member of the family, given the food and care he needs to develop and live as long as his breed allows.
Also, just like a human, a dog needs toys that help him develop his cognition or keep him entertained at home while his friend is busy with other activities.
In this sense, many choose to buy stuffed animals or balls. However, dogs may be able to play video games as evidenced by the initiative they implemented JoiPaw, a UK startupwhich consists of creating a series of Video games for dogs In order to obtain results that help in dementia study that are formed in these animals.
In the video you can see how the dogs are able to accomplish the task of targeting every mole that comes out of the hole and get a prize at the end.
As mentioned earlier, JoiPaw founder Dersim Avdar points out that this goes beyond providing the dog with entertainment:
We want to help dogs live healthier lives through fertilization and we also want to show the world how smart dogs are. […] Humans tend to empathize and care for others better when we realize that they are closer to us than we think.
It is possible that the use of these video games in the future will go beyond research and be made available to the public to download and play by their dogs.