A remote control for dogs has been designed

A remote control for dogs has been designed

A television remote for dogs has been designed.

The new appliance has been developed by pet food creator Wagg and University of Central Lancashire experts, which will see the canines flick over the channel and pause a show to play fetch, although the tool has yet to go into full production.

Speaking to the Sunday People, which has been reported on the Mirror Online, about the world's first dog remote, researcher Ilyena Hirskyi-Douglas said: "Our studies shows the average dog now watches more than nine hours of TV a week, showing technology is already playing a huge part in our pets' lives."

The device has been made from durable waterproof plastic to withstand the wear and tear of your pet pooches muddy paws, dribbling, and gnawing at the control, whilst large buttons provide a big surface area for them to easily switch between their favourite programmes.

Although there are growing fears people's pooches will become lazy, more authoritative and high maintenance, spokesperson Dan Reeves is more hopeful about the project.

He said: "We know that people can feel a little guilty about leaving their dogs in a room alone.

"We wanted to create something that would keep the dog entertained and reassure owners of their well-being."