echnology has changed the way we live over the years. At this very moment, companies and individuals all over the world are consistently developing new tech to improve not just our lives, but our pets’ lives as well. Tech has made almost everything easier with just a few swipes and a touch of a button. Even how we train, interact, and take care of our pets is now more convenient thanks to artificial intelligence, algorithms, and hardware.
If you are interested in learning about gadgets and gizmos for your pups then you came to the right place. In this edition of Dog Bytes, we will list down the best GPS tracking devices for dogs and other must-have gadgets this year.
1. Get Findster: Zero Monthly Fee GPS Tracking
Tired of worrying about your dog running away or getting lost? Then you should look into acquiring a GPS device like Get Findster. There are lots of similar products in the market, but what sets Get Findster apart from the rest of the pack is it does not require you to sign up for any monthly service fees. You just need to purchase the rechargeable and waterproof tag then connect it to the collar. Check on your doggy’s whereabouts through an easy-to-use app interface.
2. iFetch: Automatic Ball Launcher
As much as we love playing with our dogs, it is impossible to have the energy to do it day in and day out. iFetch: Automatic Ball Launcher is a great way to keep your dog active and engaged while you’re off to school or work.
3. Pet on Wheels: Carrier System
Not everyone can afford a car or pay extra for Uber Pets. Riding a bicycle or a motorcycle with your pet is dangerous and extremely difficult. Thank goodness for Pet on Wheels: Carrier System. They developed a simple carrier system that allows you to safely travel with your pets just by hooking it up on the back of your bike. Watch the puppy go vroom!
4. Dog Parker: Smart Dog House
Have you ever experienced being out and about with your dog and then passing by a cute store you want to check out? Do you bring your dog in or tie him outside? Do they even allow dogs in that establishment? Worry no more. Dog Parker: Smart Dog House are nifty, climate-controlled dog houses where you can let your puppy wait while you shop or dine worry-free.
5. Sureflap: Microchip Pet Door
Pet doors are cool, but sometimes it lets unwanted guests inside your house. Enter Sureflap: Microchip Pet Door. This high-tech pet door prevents uninvited elements from entering your humble abode by only opening the door when it scans your pet’s microchip. Problem solved!
6. Wonderwoof: Dog Activity Social Network
Need to fill out the activity schedule for your lazy dog? Wonderwoof: Dog Activity Social Network is a social network/ activity tracker that your dog can wear. It is very much like a combo of Fitback and 4Square for your furballs. You can meet up with other dogs for playtime and then log the distances covered by your walks.
7. GoPro Fetch: Wearable Pet Harness
We’re sure we are not the only ones who ever wondered what would it be like if we could attach cameras to our pets. GoPro Fetch: Wearable Pet Harness makes that dream a reality. Now you can see what your pets see and go where they go courtesy of this cool and waterproof contraption. You can upload the footage taken by your little traveler on YouTube. We’ll wait!
8. Go-Smart: Pet Leash
Gone are the days when you lose your grip (and sanity) whenever you’re out walking with your dog in public. Go-Smart: Pet Leash is a Bluetooth-enabled device packed with awesome features that will revolutionize walking with your pets. It has LED for night visibility, walking timers, and a partner app you can download on your smartphone to track activities.
9. Hipster Harness: For Dogs with Hip Dysplasia
Dogs get injured too, and one of the most common issues that impact their mobility is hip dysplasia. The Hipster Harness: For Dogs With Dysplasia is a device that helps poor puppies stabilize and strengthen their hip muscles to avoid further damage. It also makes your dog look 100x more dashing. Talk about form and function, amirite?
10. Clever Pet: Exercise Pet’s Mind + Body
Humans are not the only ones who have to go through long-distance relationships. Our pets must endure the separation too. Good thing we have Clever Pet: Exercise Pet’s Mind + Body. This will help you keep your dog engaged and active courtesy of carefully constructed training exercises. You can schedule and track their challenges and rewards remotely through an app.
11. PetChatz: Digital Pet DayCare
PetChatz: Digital Pet DayCare has been described as ‘the swiss army knife of pet monitors’, and for good reason. It provides you with various high-tech features such as an HD cam, LCD, motion detector, and a treat release function. But wait, because there is another feature of this smart pet camera that will make you lose your mind: your pets can call you.
12. PupPod – Smart Dog Toy Platform
Dogs are smart creatures, but they need constant stimuli to keep their brains active and engaged. The PudPod – Smart Dog Toy Platform has a simple premise: it’s a puzzle that stimulates the curiosity of pets by directing them through a series of games. Complete those and get rewarded with treats! It also has a downloadable app that is approved for all dog ages and sizes.
13. Petcube – Wi-Fi Pet Camera
Petcube – Wi-Fi Pet Camera does one thing and one thing only: pet video. And it’s really, really good. Their hardware and smartphone app works so pets and owners such as yourself can enjoy HD and seamless video experience wherever you might be in the world. But don’t just take our word, ask any of the people who donated to their Kickstarter campaign and those investors that gave them millions of dollars because they believe in Petcube so much!
14. PlayDate: Pet Camera Smart Ball
Who would ever think that one day man will put a camera inside a ball so that they could play with their pets remotely? That’s what exactly PlayDate: Pet Camera Smart Ball is. You can see your pet and control the ball at the same time through a smartphone app. PlayDate has come a long way from its successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016 and is now one of the top pet tech apps in the market.
So, which must-have dog gadget do you already have or are thinking of getting?