A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
It's no secret, we looove our dogs! Feeding them a balanced and healthy diet is a great way of showing it too!!
A dog that is consistently at their ideal weight will not only ward off disease but will absolutely flourish throughout their happy lifetime! But currently, there's no easy way to consistently give the proper amount of food. Buying different brands of food means reading labels and adjusting to how much you feed, each bag, and cutting back is a guessing game. Even when we've figured it all out, there's no guarantee that our family members or dog sitter is doing the same.
This is why I invented the Buddy Scoop - The World's First Smart Dog Food Scoop!!! The scoop is resizable by weight, so when you're maintaining your dog's weight at 25lbs, you set it to 25lbs. and the Buddy Scoop knows that's 1-3/4 cups of food based on average dog food. You can also feed based on the calories in the dog food you buy. Just set it to the calories on your dog's food bag(i.e. 400kcal) then adjust to the weight your dog should be. Simple as 1,2...(no need for 3)!
The Buddy Scoop is designed to help you feed your dog accurately and conveniently, regardless who does the feeding. It does not require fundamental knowledge or experience in food nutrition; even the elderly or young can easily use it!
Finally no need to look for measurements within a dog food scoop or on a measuring cup! The Buddy Scoop has easy to read references right on the handle:
Buddy Scoop Benefits:
Eliminates the habit of over-feeding.
Eliminates the habit of under-feeding.
Conveniently Scoop and Go!
Allows you to feed your dog by their specific weight...and keep it there!
Easily track and scale back when needed.
Peace of mind knowing everyone is feeding consistently.
It saves money by drastically reducing overfeeding.
It puts you in control of your dog's weight and future.
The Buddy Scoop effortlessly keeps your dog at their Ideal Weight consistently.
Additional Benefits of Supporting this Initiative:
The greatest cost to any dog shelter is - Food. Each dog's kennel has their information and weight front and center. By dispensing food specific to their weight, this will prevent overfeeding them and will help save a minimum of 10% on overall cost. As this product develops, shelters will be given Buddy Scoops as necessary - for Free. Please help this initiative by getting one for yourself, someone else, or even your local shelter.
Common sizes: Petite - Small - Medium
Please see FAQ's for Large Breed Method.
Blue, Green, Bone, & Tan are Available Immediately.
What is the money being used for? The money is being used to complete the task below and fulfill your order.
Mold Deliverable - this is the standard industrial material used to create the physical product.
Fulfillment of orders - this adequately satisfies the minimum order needed for a full production run.
Outsourcing - this adequately fulfills the need for any additional cost(i.e. laser engraving, T-shirts, etc.).
BUDDY SCOOP w/BUDDY BAG CLIP
2018 BUDDY CALENDAR (FURRY FRIENDS)
BUDDY SHIRT (LOVE YOUR BUDDY)
5.3 oz., 100% cotton (preshrunk jersey knit)
Double-needle stitched hemmed sleeves and bottom
Seamless ribbed collar for finished look
Comfortable loose fit
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X
BUDDY SCOOP JOURNEY (Full Behind the Scenes DVD)
GIFT GIVING BUDDY SCOOP (NAME CUSTOM ENGRAVED)
Don't Have a Dog? Here's Another Way You Can Help!
There are 200 Million dog owners world-wide! So you likely know a few (friends, family, co-workers, associates, etc). Most if not all dog owners are frustrated with not having a simple way of feeding and maintaining their dog's weight.
Tipping someone off about the Buddy Scoop is a great way of showing you care, and will be the most remembered and best gift you can ever give them and their dog! Please "share" at the top of this screen under Back This Project. Thanks!!!
Risks and challenges
Many of the risks and challenges associated with product design and delivery are due to delayed communication and/or miscommunication and is usually attributed to different time zones.
Having been a purchasing manager working with multiple vendors both domestically and overseas, I'm fully aware of this and many other potential complications. That risk has been completely eliminated by making it here in the USA with an established 60+ year running manufacturer with an open door policy to just drop-in
It does cost more but the assurance of reliable and quick delivery of your product is priceless. Every step of the delivery process has been carefully mapped out but in the event of any issues unaccounted for we'll be better able to get it resolved within a day's time frame so as not to impact the delivery timeline.
As you can imagine shipment is completed on a first-come-first-served basis so place your order quickly! Orders placed under "Gift Giving" are GUARANTEED to be delivered within December, but these orders are limited.
Special Edition Buddy Scoop Design w/DOG's NAME ENGRAVED, Buddy Bag Clip and 2018 Buddy Calendar and Buddy Shirt x20 along with dinner in NY Metro with the Founder/Inventor and a puppy resort spa day along w/professional photos throughout the day. Your name permanently displayed on our website as a "mega-contributor" to this great cause!