Sniffy Labs, a startup based in Rochester, NY focusing on developing pet technology to improve the relationship between humans and animals, introduces Sniffy App – a dog training app that provides customized, professional, on-demand dog training and support for dog owners who lack training experience.
Sniffy is carefully programmed to create training plans tailored to each dog owner’s needs and to teach users scientifically proven methods to train dogs. This unique and innovative product has been selected by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) as one of the 100 featured Taiwanese startups showcased at CES 2021.
“It is professional and effective as well as easy and enjoyable,” said Sniffy Labs Co-Founder & President Howard Shyng, who is currently raising a 4-year old Border Collie.
The Sniffy app features customized training plans that help users set their training goals such as obedience, agility and behavior correction based on their needs and their dog’s condition. It also provides a daily routine during which the owner and their dog need to complete daily practice and lessons. The app will adjust the routine based on user input regarding the dog’s performance in the daily training session.
Sniffy has a progress tracker that allows users to keep tabs on every aspect of training. Pet owners will be able to catch up if they fall behind with the training.
For those with more than one dog, Sniffy allows users to create multiple dog profiles with customized plans for each dog as well.
There are short professional video tutorials to get started. The training data will be synced to all family members’ devices so that all members can enjoy doing training.
Shyng said that the most common reason owners abandon their dogs is behavioral issues, with about 47 percent of dogs in shelters abandoned because of not behaving well. “As a result, we envisioned making professional dog training resources accessible to every dog owner and providing tailored plans to fit both their needs and their dog’s learning curve. Something like this would make it very possible that dogs become great family members through training and owners never consider abandoning their furry buddies.”