A Woof-Activated Washing Machine Lets Support Dogs Run A Load

A Woof-Activated Washing Machine Lets Support Dogs Run A Load



Support dogs are already trained to do everything from strip bed sheets to loading the machines with laundry, but now they can start the washing cycle too. A foot (or paw)-activated pad unlocks the washing machine’s door, while a short rope lets them open it. Detergent is automatically measured and added by the machine itself, so all that’s left for the dog to do is give a little bark when everything’s ready to go. With enough training they can probably even remember to add the fabric softener; just don’t expect them to iron too. [YouTube via Taxi]