As the market for pet products increases so does the selection of gadgets for your dog. We can now track their every move, much like you can with a Fitbit for humans. We can spy on them with our Pet Cams, we can make sure they don’t get lost with a GPS Trackers and we can even automate the process of throwing a ball.
In this article we take a look at some of our favourite gadgets for your dog and tell you what we thought of them including the pros and cons.
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The Best Gadgets For Dogs: Pet Cams, GPS Trackers & More
Have you ever wondered how active your dog really is? Maybe they seem to sleep a lot and you worry if they are getting enough exercise for their age/size. The FitBark dog activity monitor allows you to monitor your dogs activity on a daily basis and see the amount of time spent playing, active or sleeping.
I couldn’t wait to try this out on Joey, a lively Pointer who seems to be on the go 24/7. I wanted to see was he sleeping when I was out of the home and how much time he really spent running around with his sister Coco.
Read the full review of the Fitbark Activity Monitor
GPS Pet Trackers
Trax GPS Tracker
Trax is a Swedish company who have created a GPS Tracker which can be used on pets and people. It’s reported to be the smallest and lightest GPS tracker on the market and their product is made available to people who want to track the most important things in their life.
For dog owners, it’s great peace of mind to know that if your dog gets out or slips the lead within seconds you can locate their GPS location on the app.
Read the full review of the Trax GPS Tracker
When we leave our pets home alone most of us probably wonder what they get up to. Are they destroying your sofa, eating your shoes or napping while watching TV? With a number of different pet cameras on the market, you can now make sure you can keep an eye on your pet all of the time. In fact, you can keep an eye on everything happening in your house when you are not home with the Petcube Pet Camera.
Choosing the right pet camera for your pets and home can be a daunting task, so we looked at the Petcube camera to find out more about it and see how it worked when we tried it out with our 2 dogs and cat.
Read the full review of the Petcube Pet Camera
Petcube Bites Treat Camera
If you think watching your pet on camera while they sleep is fun, then you will love watching your pet’s excitement when you dispense treats to them.
The Petcube Bites Treat Camera is not only a camera but also enables you to reward your pet by flinging treats up to 6 feet as a reward.
The most exciting thing is this is suitable for cats and dogs – something we don’t see often enough!
Read the full review of the Petcube Bites Treat Camera
Nest Indoor Camera
Home security is increasingly important for home owners and getting yourself a Nest Cam Pet Camera can not only keep your home safe, but it also means you can keep an eye on your pets and talk to them when you are out of the home.
Nest creates products that basically keep you safe in your home. These include the indoor Cam, the outdoor cam, a thermostat and a smoke and CO alarm.
Read the full review of the Indoor Nest Cam
Nest Outdoor Camera
Home security is becoming an increasing concern for many home owners and as someone who has pets, it’s even more of a concern.
Dog theft is on the rise and I am always on the look out for ways to make my home even more secure.
We already have an indoor Nest Cam which keeps an eye on the dogs when they are home alone, and as you will read in our review of the Indoor Nest Cam it’s a great camera that we are very impressed with.
Read the full review of the Nest Outdoor Camera
Ifetch Automatic Ball Launcher
Any dog owner will tell you that you can spend hours throwing a ball for your dog. The joy they get as they anticipate you throwing it, chase after it and then bring it back to you. That wagging tail is priceless! The iFetch automatic ball launcher is a way to keep your dog entertained for hours without spending hours throwing the ball.
The launcher allows you, or your dog, to drop the ball into the top and then as it launches your dog gets to chase after it. If you spend some time training your dog you can teach them to play fetch on their own.
Read the full review of the Ifetch Automatic Ball Launcher
GoPro Dog Harness
GoPro is a product I would associate with extreme sports. Athletes flying through the sky, climbing mountains and cycling through rough terrain all while using their GoPro to record every moment of it! But the GoPro Fetch Dog Harness means that you can now record everything your dog can see from their view point.
And it’s amazing! Watching the world through your dog’s eyes is incredible and something that I didn’t realise I would enjoy so much.
Read the full review of the GoPro Dog Harness
Dyson V6 Absolute
If you are pet owner and considering getting a new vacuum to keep on top of all that dog hair and mess that comes with being a dog owner, then keep reading about the Dyson V6 Absolute.
The Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum is a cordless vacuum which is extremely handy for cleaning up every day pet messes.
Read the full review of the Dyson V6 Absolute
Dyson Air Purifier
As a Pet Owner, I know how hard it is to keep on top of pet odours, dog hair and pet dander. There are however a couple of Dyson products that I find help with these pet problems: The Dyson V6 Vacuum and the Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifier.
In case you aren’t clear exactly what an air purifier is Wikipedia describes it as:
“An air purifier is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room. These devices are commonly marketed as being beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and at reducing or eliminating second-hand tobacco smoke. “
Read the full review of the Dyson Air Purifier
Do you have a favourite gadget for your dog? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Note: I received the products mentioned above for free to assist in an article we were writing about Dog Gadgets. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This blog post also contains Amazon Affiliate Links.