A computerised gadget that interprets the warp and woof of a dog’s life for its owner will be marketed overseas next June, a spokesman for the device’s maker said on Thursday.

The gadget comprises an eight-centimeter (3.2-inch) microphone attached to a dog collar, and transmits sounds to a palm-sized console held by the dog’s master.

The console, equipped with a small display, immediately classifies the sounds into six emotional categories: frustration, menace, joy, sorrow, demand, and self-expression.