In today’s modern world, technology is everywhere. It helps us in almost every aspect of our lives and shapes the way we interact, learn, entertain and live. So it’s no surprise that technology exists out there for our four-legged friends and is readily available to help shape their lives as well. We personally think some of this tech is really useful for our canine companions and can help you be a better pet parent too. Check out our list of the best doggy gadgets for 2019 and click on the title link to read more about these cool products!
The iFetch is an award-winning, automatic ball launcher that, as the website claims, “provides a fun, new twist to the game of fetch!” Basically, this piece of tech allows your dog to play fetch by themselves and comes in three different styles: the Original iFetch, iFetch Too, and iFetch Frenzy. Your dog must be trained to drop the ball into the opening of the iFetch before it can be launched, but what’s cool is that you can set the device to throw the ball 10, 20 or even 30 feet away! That means your dog can have the time of his life chasing balls across quite a long distance and for quite a bit of time, perfect for those canines who never tire of the game of fetch!
Furbo Dog Camera
Ever wonder what your dog is up to while you’re away from the house? The Furbo Dog Camera will let you take a peek and even interact with your furry friend if he’s feeling stressed. Unlike other pet cameras, the Furbo is designed specifically for dogs and includes a camera that links to an app on your phone, a treat dispenser for launching cookies, a two-way speaker system so you can talk to your dog as well as listen, and an alert alarm that will contact you if your dog is barking or seems in distress. If your dog is one that has anxiety while you’re away or if you simply want a nanny-cam to check in on your pooch, Furbo is definitely the best of the best.
Wagz Go Smart Door
We all know how useful a doggy door is for allowing our dogs the freedom to move in and out of our house as they need. However, the days of basic flap dog doors are over and like everything else, they have received a major upgrade! The Go Smart Door from Wagz is a smart doggy door you control from an app on your phone that allows you to control when your dog gets to use it no matter where you are. The door has live HD video with motion alerts and includes the availability of setting a schedule so you always know that your dog will get to out at the same time every day. Plus, a unique, verifying ID tag attached to your dog’s collar ensures that only your dog can use the door. If you worry that you won’t make it home in time to let the dog out or if your pooch is one that can’t quite hold it for long periods, the Wagz Go Smart Door might be for you.
Many dogs experience anxiety and stress in their lives and it’s up to us to help ease them through their struggles. While the iCalmDog 5.0 Speaker won’t get to the root of your dog’s anxiety, it can help relax them during episodes of high stress. Slow, simplified, and classical compositions have been clinically tested and proven to help ease stressed out animals and relax their nerves on a basic level. With the iCalmDog Speaker you get access to their personalized dog music called Through a Dog’s Ear which plays through a portable, durable, and high-quality speaker. The speaker uses Creative Metallix™ technology which uses Bluetooth and has a powerful, long-lasting battery so you know that you and your dog will have access to the music for a long time. If your dog has anxiety, the iCalmDog Speaker could seriously help to calm him and bring some peace of mind for you as well.
Similar to the Furbo Dog Camera, PetChatz allows you to check in on your dog while you’re away and interact with them through video. However, what’s really unique about this device is that instead of working like a home security camera, it works like a telephone! PetChatz allows both you and your dog to call each other (yes, you read that right) as well as interact through games and video-chat. It also includes a treat dispenser, a calming scent diffuser, motion and sound detectors, unique ringtones and music, and recording devices. It truly is the whole package when it comes to home interaction with your dog. Plus, you will have a blast telling your friends and co-workers that you have to stop and take a call from your dog!
Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker
If you worry about your dog getting lost or if you have a sneaky escape artist, the Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker is the product for you. It works as a small device that attaches to your dog’s collar and keeps tabs on them wherever they go. Whistle uses advanced GPS and cellular technology to pinpoint your pet’s exact location and sends you notifications directly to your phone or email if your dog leaves their designated “safe zone.” You can set your house or wherever you may be as their safe zone through wifi and if your dog still manages to escape, the tracker technology has a range of over 3,000 miles! It does require a monthly plan through AT&T but for the peace of mind and security that the product offers, we think it’s definitely worth it!