Designed by two Auburn University researchers, the device allows a user to issue commands to a dog remotely, by sound and vibration. The device contains radio, GPS and command module components that allow the user to walk their dog without needing to be present. The team reported success 98 percent of the time in testing and suggested the technology could be used by first responders such as police, fire, or search and rescue personnel in order to issue commands to their dogs remotely.