Pet parents may utilize a wealth of pet tech products to improve their dogs’ lives. These devices include interactive monitors that allow one to see and even talk to their dogs, improved pet containment systems and interactive feeders that are perfect for multi-pup households.
5. Whistle Go Explore Pet Tracker
Keeping our pups safe ranks as a top responsibility for pet parents. One way to promote the safety of our dogs is by setting up a pet containment system if they are to be outdoors for any length of time without supervision. However, some pet parents are utilizing pet trackers to provide a location for the family dog. One of the best pet trackers on the market is the Whistle Go Explore Pet Tracker.
This pet tracker utilizes a companion app, so you’ll always know your dog’s location. This is a subscription-based app, but the fee is nominal. Plus, the app provides pet parents with a wealth of valuable information. The tracker utilizes a combination of cellular data, GPS, and Wi-Fi to pinpoint your dog’s exact location. Plus, if your dog happens to leave your yard, the app will notify you so that you can rein him in before your dog gets lost.
The benefits don’t stop there, however. You may use the app to monitor how much daily activity your dog gets, and those who realize their dog may need to lose a few pounds may use the app to set daily fitness goals. You can even track your dog’s sleep activity - and report it to your vet - by simply attaching the waterproof device to your dog’s collar and sharing data in the app.
4. Furbo Dog Camera
Do you ever wonder what your dog does while you’re away at work? Does your dog show signs of separation anxiety? The Furbo Dog Camera could come in quite handy for you and your pooch.
The Furbo Dog Camera utilizes a companion app (most of the best pet tech does) that allows you to turn on the camera and view your pup while you’re at work or away from home. Place the device (which is quite small) at your dog’s level, and you can view your dog in real time.
The Furbo Dog Camera allows for viewing and talking to your dog while you’re away (the two-way audio allows for you to hear your dog as well). Additionally, the device holds several treats, which you may “launch” at your dog by pressing a button on the app.
Finally, the Furbo Dog Camera app has a barking alert feature that sends notifications to your phone. Think of it as added security for not only your dog, but your home as well! You will need a Wi-Fi connection at home to utilize the Furbo Dog Camera fully.
3. Surefeed Microchip Feeder
Do you have a multiple-dog household? Do your pets quibble over their food? Do you have one pup that’s a tad overweight? The Surefeed Microchip Feeder could be just the product for you!
The microchip feeder utilizes your dogs’ existing microchip to identify your dog. It will open the food chamber exclusively for the particular dog who presents at the feeder. The Surefeed Microchip Feeder is programmable for up to 32 different chips, and the manufacturer claims that you can stop dogs that tend to steal food from their furry siblings. Pet parents may put wet or dry dog food inside the feeder, where it is guaranteed to be both fresh and “pest-free.”
The only drawback to the feeder is that it is exclusively for small breed dogs. However, if your Maltese needs to lose a few pounds, the machine will give them only what that dog’s profile is programmed to get.
2. IOEN Smart Dog Doorbell
What pet parent wouldn’t love their dog being able to tell when it’s time to go outside for a potty break? The IOEN Smart Dog Doorbell provides your dog with an audible means of saying, “Hey! I need to go outside!”
Pet parents install the device at pet level, holding firmly with double-sided tape. Your dog simply walks in front of the device, which starts ringing. This device is perfect for pets who have had some housebreaking training. They will soon learn that they need to go to this area to let you know they need to go outside. Soon, you’ll notice your dog rings the bell anytime he needs to go. The Smart Dog Doorbell utilizes a 12-volt battery, which the company estimates can last for one year.
1. Hyper Pet Doggie Tail
Pet parents with a canine that is into chewing will appreciate the Hyper Pet Doggie Tail, which offers a way to deal with chewing and other destructive habits brought on by boredom or separation of anxiety.
This squeaky toy shakes, flops and vibrates to get your dog’s attention. In fact, the Hyper Pet Doggie Tail toy will even emulate a barking dog! As a bonus, the Hyper Pet Doggie Tail is a cheap investment to keep your dog from chewing your shoes or furniture out of boredom. The product is touted as being able to hold your dog’s attention for a longer period than a regular squeaky toy.