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    Stage Prototype
    Project Need Agility / Dexterity, Mobility
    Created By Makers Making Change
    Capabilities Needed 3D Printing, Design
    Time to Complete 14 hours
    Cost to Build $7.75
    Creative Commons License attribution-sharealike-4-0-international

    This is a design from Kenneth Maclean 5, a Vancouver-based mechanical engineer who also participated in the Access Makeathon. 3

    From Ken:

    “This is a dog treat dispenser which can be mounted on a wheelchair, allowing people with limited hand mobility or dexterity to easily reward their assistance dogs for good behaviours. The device can also simultaneously actuate a handheld clicker, making it possible to employ the “clicker method” of dog training used by many organisations. The device is made of exclusively 3D printed parts in order to eliminate any potential difficulties sourcing components, and does not require any electronics. This makes it both easy and affordable to replicate.

    The project was originally undertaken as part of the TOM Global (Tikkun Olam Makers) Innovation Challenge. I also worked with several great people associated with PADS (Pacific Assistance Dog Society), a non-profit organization in Vancouver, BC that breeds, raises, trains and supports certified assistance dogs. The good folks at Tinkerine 3 were kind enough to help with prints for design testing.

    This version is functional, but could still use some polishing. I hope to continue refining the design of the treat dispenser based on user feedback in order to make it as practical and easy-to-use as possible.”

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    Does anyone know what brand/type of clicker training tool was used for this project? I can’t seem to find the specific one that he used that fits and works in this project.

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    Hi @ConnorM, there is no exact specification on brand. However, a cursory search brings up good options. [Here is one that fits the assembly instructions](https://www.petsmart.ca/dog/training-and-behavior/clicker-training/top-paw-training-clicker-47995.html?cgid=100259).

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