What if my dog is on the platform when the timer activates? Alan Cook November 02, 2017 04:12 Updated Follow BrilliantPad has a smart animal sensor, which prevents the motor from automatically turning on if a dog is on the machine. Related articles Does the system need batteries? What do the flashing lights mean when I plug in BrilliantPad Smart? How do I automatically advance pad? When does the motor turn on? Is the system safe? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.