Wickedbone is a smart dog toy that plays with your pooch all on its own

We love our dogs. But even the most devoted and dedicated dog owners will admit they can be demanding little beasts sometimes.

Dogs require a lot of human attention. It's not their fault. It's just the way they are. But on a busy day packed with work and family responsibilities and everything else that requires our focus every day, it isn't always easy to carve out some serious one-on-one time with man's best friend.

Thankfully, technology has come to the rescue, with the Wickedbone serving as humankind's attempt at righting that natural imbalance.

The world's first interactive smart dog toy, the Wickedbone has one job: to keep your dog engaged and entertained for hours. This bone-shaped device comes with nine different interactive modes to get your dog's attention and encourage play.

Once it's connected via the Wickedbone app, you can either control it through your smartphone or tablet; or set it up to go 100 percent automatic to keep your dog busy when you're too busy. From skittering across the ground, nudging up next to your dog, and just prompting a good old game of tag, the Wickedbone works to get the interest of any pup. It'll roll, turn, shake, hop and even do backflips to keep your dog focused.

The Wickedbone even has its own AI-driven emotional programming system, allowing it to read how your dog is reacting, then adjust itself accordingly. When your dog runs, Wickedbone runs after them. When your dog chases it, it turns around and runs away. And even if your dog gets afraid and runs away, Wickedbone has a way of dealing with that too.

Made of FDA-safe polycarbonate, Wickedbone was designed to be as safe, soft and strong as your dog needs with easily detachable, cleanable, and customizable tires so your dog doesn't start gnawing on filthy surfaces.

The Wickedbone charges via USB, lasting up to 30 minutes in the drive mode, up to two hours in the interactive mode; and up to a month in sleep mode.

Considering all your dog does for you, getting them the Wickedbone is the least you can do for them. Originally priced at $99.99, you can get your pet a Wickedbone of their own at $30 off that price, only $69.95.