UK-based pet food brand Wagg teamed up with Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, an expert in animal computer interaction design at the University of Central Lancashire, to create the world’s first remote control for dogs. “Recent research found the average dog now watches more than nine hours of TV a week, showing that technology is already playing a huge part in our pets’ lives,” Hirskyj-Douglas said. The yellow and blue color scheme is easy for canines to see, and large buttons are sized for paws. The unusual gadget that gives pups the power to channel surf is a prototype for the ingenious device. If trials are successful, Wagg says it will approach tech companies about putting the remote into production.