Man Hilariously Walks His Dog With A Remote Control Hotdog

By Ryan Sigler

Who hasn't dreamt of the day that you could remote control your dog? Well, maybe not all of us share that same dream, but William Osman sure does.

Man Hilariously Walks His Dog With Remote Control Hotdog
credit: William Osman

Believe it or not, the dream of biohacking his dog, Barkley, is what (mostly) motivated William to go to school and graduate with an electrical engineering degree. He now produces an incredibly amusing YouTube channel showcasing his engineering marvels.

In one of his more recent videos, William constructed a unique contraption that sits on his English Bulldog's back like an adorable little backpack. Except, this isn't any ordinary backpack. This backpack dangles a delicious hot dog just beyond the reach of the dog's mouth, making it actually kind of an evil backpack. The hot dog is remotely controlled by William, forcing the hungry pooch to follow the tasty hot dog's direction. Think "carrot-and-a-stick" but with a much tastier carrot.

Man Hilariously Walks His Dog With Remote Control Hotdog
credit: William Osman

What makes William's remote controlled contraption so awesome is that he must first construct each component using a homemade laser cutter, because let's face it we live in the future now. His goofy gadget even has a microprocessor to keep the hotdog facing the desired direction regardless of how his hungry dog turns.

Man Hilariously Walks His Dog With Remote Control Hotdog
credit: William Osman

Osman published specs and schematics so any home engineer can try this in their garage.

Man Hilariously Walks His Dog With Remote Control Hotdog
credit: William Osman

Though Barkley initially shows some interest in consuming the delicious hot dog, he finds his own way to hack the contraption by simply sitting down and acting disinterested. Barkley, like most dogs, is too darn cute to not give a treat to, eventually leading William to just feed Barkley the hot dog. Now that's not only a good boy, but also a smart boy.

Way to go Barkley good on you for showing everyone that you can't be "controlled" by a pesky human!