I think knowledge of how dogs work is not equally distributed (otherwise, why would Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer, be rich and famous?) However, knowledge of how phones work appears to be nearly universal (otherwise, why would Verizon, AT&T, Apple, etc be so rich and famous?).
Perhaps we can bridge the gap then, when it comes to knowledge of pet dogs (even among pet owners), by connecting it to knowledge of phones.
So, to the owners of dogs that bark for hours at at time, at all hours of the day: “Your dog has been ringing for the last four hours. Please pick it up.”
Perhaps you did not hear it? Then, perhaps, you should have it connected to your mobile phone so that when your phone barks you know your dog needs you to pick it up, too.
I’m thinking of a smart collar that comes with a smartphone app and I’m open to angel funding.