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Here is a simple way you can easily keep your pets entertained if they like to chase the 1mw red lasers.
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Step 1: Get all the parts

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1 Pet (preferably dog... or cat)
1 Pet Jacket/Sweater
1 Pack of Velcro Tape (radioshack has them)
1 1 mw Laser (petco has them)
1 Rubber Band
1 Scissor
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There are some serious behavioral problems that can arise in dogs if they play with lasers- they prey drive is activated but they are never able to satisfy the drive and as a result you have the potential for a neurotic dog with problems such as increased anxiety and obsessive light / shadow chasing behaviors- here is a link to an article that tells more about this-


jscott142 years ago
I have no idea why people think this is cruel. My cats know the sound of the click of the laser pointer and all get ready knowing it is play time. They love chasing the darn thing, and when I let them know it is over, they are fine and stop looking for it. They know it is a game. Animals are not as dumb as people think.

I think this is a great idea, and really gives them a good workout. Using a laser pointer with one of my cats actually gave her better eye/paw coordination. She had problems with putting her paws where her eyes told her something was (if you know what I mean), and after playing with the laser for a while, she was better able to hit her target.

Keep up the good work.
Mirime4 years ago
we do this with our cats and it dose help the one lose some wieght 23 pound 1/2 mainecoon and loves to sit on people's ribs
cormac30506 years ago
So, what happens if you shine the laser on the ceiling?? :-)
 they watch it attentively until it comes back down and them the fun begins again
About 10 years ago we had a Lab/chess that just went wild over our exercise routine of using a lazer light up and down a long hall. After about 2 years she started limping. We took her to a vet and she had torn her ACL. We had surgery to repair the knee joint ( $900 and lots of stress getting her to and from the surgery-150 miles each way). After discussing how we played with her to give her exercise during the terrible winters in SD the vet told us to never use the lazer with her again and that her other knee was at risk because of bearing more weight on it during recuperation. The other knee went bad and we had to put her down because the repaired knee could not hold her weight while recuperating. I will let you determine if you want to take the chance of surgery or not. We personally do not use this any more. I think using it with cats would probably be ok since they do not stop on a dime after going 100 MPH and turn around headed the other direction.
You've not seen my cats darting about, they can run into a room, turn around and dart back out again within a fraction of a second... ;)
 my cat all i can see is a black blur running through the living room......i am convinced she is a crack addict
 zomg do do that on a tile floor i was playing with my aussie sheppard with a laser and she got some momentum and slid till she hit the fridge.....it was the funniest thing ive ever seen she even kept chasing the dam laser 
 dont do it on a tile floor

This gives dogs/cats a false sense of reality. NOT GOOD FOR AMIMALS. This is CURLE! Do not use lasers on animals!
lasers, "curle"? Not so much. Vest to add masculinity to Santa's Little Helper... cruel.
Ulthran clark6 years ago
Amimals? Curle? Don't you love it when people try to have a serious statement, but just mess it up? xD
clark Ulthran6 years ago
haha yes!
peach_fart5 years ago
petco has lasers and radioshack has velco tape?
theRIAA7 years ago
my dog doesn't even notice my 35mw green laser, i can flash it anywhere around him, and he just acts like nothings going on, i assume your dog would have a heart attack. and isn't that kinda cruel? wouldn't prolonged exposure to this device cause uncontrollable rage... in dogs?
dombeef theRIAA6 years ago
Me too my dog wont follow the light
FathomBoy91 (author)  theRIAA7 years ago
Actually he doesn't seem to respond to my 55mw greenie and i told my teacher about it... She recalls seeing somewhere that dogs may be colorblind or more sensative to certain colors... it was news to me because i always thought they saw black and white...
Ya, I hear that they can see some colors, just not all. As humans our eyes are attracted to green lasers the most
well, not exactly "attracted to", just "most sensitive to" green.
ohh, excuse me. maybe since dogs can't see red they ignore it more, mine does.
Schnuh3306 years ago
Great idea wish my cat would tolerate a jacket, or that my dogs would chase a laser. would love to see the video but it has been marked private.
Me too
I laughed through the whole video....
conrad24687 years ago
my dog has add...or is really smart! he tries to catch it until he realizes he cant catch it then he gives up but ur dog is hell bent on getting that dot!
Sunny1246137 years ago
OMG that dog is so focused on the laser!! My dog would get scared, (she is scared of any loud noises or any thing that comes as a surprise)
tac1357 years ago
My one dog got obsessed with my laser, any time i would have a pen in my hand or anything that even resembled a laser pointer, he would go insane and start running around looking for the laser. I stopped doing it because of that, but i still do it for my cat, he isn't as crazy as my dog.
Joys7 years ago
hahah awsome gotta try this +1 rate
macca4life7 years ago
hey its splinter cell the dog
macca4life7 years ago
this is the best get a little race car atach (may not be spelt right) the laser pen to the car and drive t around a room and watch the dog chase it i remeber i did it to mine and note if they are coor blind they can still see the laser because the red dot in the dogs eyes becomes visible because its so strong and bold
cmzoo7 years ago
I do not advise playing light chase games with dogs as this can lead to obsessive-compulsive disorder, especially in certain breeds - such as border collies.
I had a cat Mitzi who was absolutely dedicated to chasing light. She would sit in the kitchen (where first daylight shone) and call for me until I would reflect a spot of light from a knife around the floor. This became a regular routine. She would 'pat pat pat' at the spot of light as I moved it round in a circle... first one way then the other... on and on... Since she would ask for it, I guess she liked it!! Not cruel. My other cat Subi though once slapped her for it ("stop that - you're making us cats look foolish" I guess was her objection). Sun also reflects in odd moving shapes on our room walls and ceiling from passing cars, a sort of abstract light show; Mitzi would leap up the wall for that too.
your dogs legs look very skinny
FathomBoy91 (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Lol yup thats how his breed is, muscle and bones....
chilali7 years ago
Nice idea! My dog loves to chase the laser light (and flash light). I toss down a treat when we end the game so he can finally catch something solid, and it's a clear signal that the game is done for now.
ha ha ha...nice one
this is good i luv the idea but i nvr tried lasers with my dog i dnt think he will chase the laser but i could modify it so it works with a peice of food
Hawaii000007 years ago
My dog doesn't really chase lasers I'm not sure why but I lnow he's a very intelligent dog.
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