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20-Year-Old Invents "Gotta Go" Button for Dogs

By: WROC/CBS
By: WROC/CBS

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The "Gotta Go" Button signals a dog's owners that they...well...have to go! (Courtesy: WROC/CBS)

When president Obama visits upstate New York today, he will talk about investing in young people.

Well now, we have the story of a young inventor from Penfield, who even the President might think is awesome.

He's a 20 year old college student who's caught the eye of the largest retailer in the world.

Think of it as an easy button for dogs.

Chad Bingo created "the gotta go" button for his basset hound Gracie--and she puts her paw down to signal she wants let out.

It's every dog lovers dream...and now, 20 year old Chad Bingo from Penfield is creating an easier way for dogs to tell their owners they want to go out.

When Chad’s dog Gracie was a puppy, she would continuously scratch the back door whenever she wanted to go out--causing damage to the door.

One night Chad and his father jokingly put a staples easy button near the door... And to their surprise, Gracie pushed the button signaling that she wanted out.

And it was--Chad joined the young entrepreneurs academy the next year and created the "gotta go" button with training instructions and all-- For gracie--its like clockwork.

Chad is hoping this product makes it big--and to help the process move along, he entered Wal-Mart’s "get on the shelf" competition.

"the gotta go" button made it to the second phase of the competition and now, if he gets enough votes, his product will end up on the shelves of every Wal-Mart in the country.
Now he just needs help.

Chad says he also wants to add some new voices for the button--he says a Morgan freeman voice could be in the works.

You can send Chad to the next level in Wal-Mart’s competition by voting---head to his web site--gottagobutton.com for all of the information.


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