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Getting a new puppy is like getting ready for a new baby. You need to puppy proof your home and prepare for the arrival of your fur baby. There are so many gadgets out there that can potentially improve and facilitate the process or make it more of a headache.
Some of these items can provide better care for our pets and support you as a new pet parent. We introduce handy tools and nifty gadgets quite a lot, but this time we have narrowed down all the essential ones that can make your life so much easier.
The following list is in no particular order, they each have their own unique function that can benefit your life. Perhaps you decide to purchase all our suggestions or just pick out a few, but we can promise the dog gadgets we chose will definitely improve how you care for your dog.
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1. Furbo Dog Camera
Perhaps one of the most famous gadgets we have on our list, the Furbo Dog Camera speaks for itself. It is a fun treat tossing camera you can control via their app for Android or iOS. The full HD camera has night vision and a wide-angle giving you the best view of your dog day or night.
If you miss your pup or simply want to check in with the dog sitter, there is a 2-way chat function so you can have a clear conversation through the camera. You get alerts sent to your phone when the Furbo detects barking. It’s incredibly easy to set up, just make sure you have stable Wi-Fi for smooth performance.
This camera is designed especially for dogs and is even compatible with Alexa. Keep an eye on your dog and stop them from any destructive behavior, or use it for pups with separation anxiety. Being able to toss a treat to your pooch throughout the day can also alleviate your pain when you miss your pup.
+ Treat tossing
+ 2-way chat
+ Wide-angle HD view with night vision
+ Barking detector
Why We Like It – This Furbo camera acts as a connection portal to your dog. Whenever you miss him or he misses you, knowing he is just one click away puts your mind at rest.
2. Garmin Alpha 100 Bundle
This device from Garmin is a dog GPS tracker. Great to use during long outdoor treks, this device can keep track of your dog’s location at all times. The preloaded TOPO map of the U.S. with high sensitivity GPS will pinpoint your dog’s location in real-time. The LED beacon lights will alert you of your dog’s location. The battery lasts from 20 to 40 hours, so in the case of your dog getting lost, it will give you sufficient time to locate him.
You can also set up boundaries on your map. When your dog oversteps the boundary you will receive an instant notification. If you are a pack leader and have more than 1 dog, this device allows you to track and train up to 20 dogs! You will be able to carefully monitor where your fur baby goes and keep him away from hazardous terrain.
+ Set up virtual boundaries
+ Keep a close watch on your dog
+ Preloaded maps
+ 18 levels of stimulation
Why We Like It – We like the wide range of tracking from 4 to 9 miles. The virtual boundaries allow you to let your dog roam free without fearing for their safety.
3. Hyper Pet K9 Kannon K2 Ball Launcher
We can only think of the word ‘’awesome’’ to describe this next gadget. This ball launcher is great for training or just everyday exercise. It launches a tennis ball for a great distance without you throwing out your shoulder. It’s the perfect toy for a day in the park or for multiple pooches.
The only downside is if your dog cannot find the ball, then you will be required to go scouring in the bushes. The new design allows you to pick up the dog ball without having to touch the dirtied or slobbery tennis ball. It’s a great way to tire out your pet and get the most out of a day out.
There is a built-in dial that allows you to adjust and control the amount of force used to launch the ball. Hyper Pet K9 Kannon can store up to 3 balls at the same time. The bright color is easy for you to spot when the balls go missing. Pick one up today for your next outing!
+ Adjustable force using the dial
+ Hands-free pick up the feature
+ Can store up to 3 balls at once
+ Brightly colored balls
Why We Like It – Throwing a ball can take a lot out of you, and chances are you tire out much faster than your pup. Dogs are full of adrenaline and energy, but they will meet their match with the Hyper Pet K9 Ball Launcher.
4. iFetch Interactive Ball Launchers for Dogs
For dogs with less energy and chase in them, the iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher is made for smaller dogs. You can use the mini tennis balls that come with the machine or use similar sized balls of your own. You can set the launch distance from 10 to 30 feet with the simple press of a button.
Great for the outdoors, feel free to use the fetch machine ball launcher if you have enough space inside as well. There is a storage compartment inside the device where all the tennis balls can be stored. The product comes with a 1-year warranty, you may call or email their customer service reps anytime you come across an issue.
+ Meant for small dogs
+ Adjustable distance
+ Able to use any similar sized balls
+ Hidden storage
Why We Liked It – Small fur babies deserve to have just as much fun as big ones. The iFetch small ball launcher is perfect if your pooch is less active or has a smaller mouth.
5. Whistle 3 Activity Monitor
This small device attaches to Whistle 3 collar and provides nationwide tracking. Set it up to receive text, app or email alerts when your pet heads out. You can keep track of your pet’s outdoor adventures, seeing where they went and monitor his health stats.
The battery can last up to 7 days, and is the longest lasting battery of any GPS tracker! Made and built for the outdoors, the pet tracker from Whistle 3 is waterproof and can withstand harsh weather. The only downside is you have to sign up for a subscription plan for a low cost every month.
+ Longest lasting battery
+ Tracking nationwide
+ Weatherproof and durable
+ Monitor activity and health stats
Why We Like It – We all feel anxious when the battery is low on our electronic devices. Nothing will send your heart plunging into your stomach if the battery is low on your dog GPS tracker. The long-lasting battery is a great feature.
6. Modus Ultrasonic Bark Control Device
Bark deterrents have been a controversial topic among dog lovers, but this one from Modus is 100% safe. It’s very easy to use and great for the outdoors. The green light will indicate when the Ultrasonic barking device is working.
It works up to a range of 16.4ft, just install 4 triple A batteries to power it. The deterrent will emit a high pitched frequency that only dogs can hear, to curb them of unwanted behaviors. It will in no way hurt your dog, it only functions as a useful training tool.
+ Using high pitched sounds
+ Long range of 16.4 ft
+ 100% safe
+ 2-year warranty
Why We Like It – It can be tough to train your dog and stop them from barking and destructive behavior, but this device can help you do that without risking your pooch’s safety.
7. EyeVac Home – Touchless Stationary Vacuum
This curious device is actually a vacuum! You can choose from 4 different color combos to match your interior. The vacuum can remove any debris, dirt or dust you have easily with its powerful 1000-watt motor. The infrared sensors will detect motion and activate, assisting you with cleaning and sucking up all the hair and gunk on your hardwood floors.
This is not only great for dog owners who have a long-standing battle with dog hair, but it’s also great for kitty litter and rabbit droppings. The filters will take care of all the dust and allergens while filtering out clean air back into your home.
+ Using high pitched sounds
+ Long range of 16.4 ft
+ 100% safe
+ 2-year warranty
Why We Like It – Cleaning made easy, this device makes sweeping your floor a fun task. Handling a dustbin is our least favorite part of sweeping, but the Eyevac Home Stationary Pet Hair Vacuum eliminates that pressure. Looking for the ultimate vacuum-related gift for a pet owner? With a robotic pet vacuum, your dog owner friend can put their feet up for once.
8. PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Dog Feeder
We cannot stress how much easier our lives have become with the use of an automatic dog feeder. What makes this dog feeder from PetSafe even more convenient is the smartphone programming. You can control your pet’s mealtime with your phone from anywhere! You can pre-schedule meals or feed your pet immediately with the ‘’feed now’’ function.
Control how much food you feed and slow down fast eaters. The food can be dispensed slowly to reduce bloating. The device is easy to clean and with a battery backup you don’t need to worry about your pet missing any meals in your absence. Feel no pressure in taking a long day trip with loved ones.
+ Slow dispensing
+ Smartphone control
+ Battery backup
+ Portion control
Why We Like It – The best thing about automatic feeders is they give you the freedom to take a longer day trip without worrying about your dog going hungry.
9. SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash
A hands-free dog leash sounds intriguing indeed. A hands-free leash attaches one end to your waist, and the other to your dog’s leash or harness. This design is great for taking your dog out on a run. When crossing the street, simply tug on the bungee for maximum control.
The SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash allows you to go on a walk with your hands-free or choose to use a hands-on approach when needed. The stainless steel clips are extremely strong and will have a good hold on your pooch. Are you worried the purchase won’t be up to par? The money-back-guarantee will protect your right to refund your money 100%.
+ Money-back guarantee
+ Hands-free or hands-on control
+ Stainless steel clasps and strong bungee
+ Adjustable for your waist
Why We Like It – Taking your pooch out to exercise has never been easier with this hands-free leash. Your dog will follow you anywhere. Keep your fur-baby close without the fear of them breaking free and running off.
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10. Nerf Dog Medium Compact Tennis Ball Blaster
Nerf guns bring us back to our childhood. Backyard barbecues were never without Nerf gun wars. Now you can reminisce and share your childhood fun with your fur baby. Launch balls as far as 50 feet and sidestep the drool and dirt with the hands-free pickup and reload feature.
It’s easy to use and the force is adjustable for easy play, or for more of a challenge. The tennis ball blaster comes with four tennis balls included, but any ball of the same size can be used. Take your dog out for fun in the sun and Nerf wars!
+ Adjustable force
+ Hands-free pickup and reload
+ 4 tennis balls included
+ Easy to use
Why We Like It – This tennis ball launcher is so incredibly easy to use anyone can figure it out, but the best part is avoiding slobbery tennis balls with the hands-free pick-up and reload features.
11. Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner
A recently discovered but indispensable tool, the dog paw cleaner saves you a lot of time. After a day out in muddy weather, the paw washer will clean your dog’s paws and keep the mess contained. All you need to do is fill the little cup with water, insert your dog’s paw, and manually work the cup so the silicone bristles can do their job.
After you are finished, empty, rinse and dry the paw cleaner for the next adventure. The material is BPA-free and comes in 3 sizes for different paws. It’s perfect for rainy days or any other unpleasant weather conditions.
+ Adjustable force
+ Hands-free pickup and reload
+ 4 tennis balls included
+ Easy to use
Why We Like It – It’s great to have four of these paw washers, but if you are close to a water source, you can do with just one.
12. OkyDoky Dog Poop Bag Holder
Without a poop bag holder, the roll of bags might unravel when you’re trying to tear one off. Nothing sucks more than having to chase after the roll with your dog in tow. The OkyDoky dog poop bag holder fixes this problem with one simple non-toxic rubber band. The strap can be fastened on dog leashes, carriers, and strollers.
It not only holds clean bags that are ready to be used with a simple tug of your hand it can also hold a full bag of doggy waste until you can locate a trash can. The design is so simple you have to see it to believe it!
+ Durable rubber
+ Works with a lot of dog travel equipment
+ Easy to use
Why We Like It – Holding on to a bag full of dog poop is definitely not at the top of our list of things to do. This poop bag holder can literally take the waste off of your hands. Alternatively, try a pooper scooper!
13. Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool
This tool is a godsend for pet parents with dogs who hate bath time. The ergonomic design fits any hand and has a convenient on/off button at the center of the palm. The gadget allows you to pet your dog and massage his fur while rinsing off the soapsuds.
Much easier for anxious bathers to accept, you are able to connect this device with the adapter to either a garden hose or the bathtub faucet. The spray nozzles in the center of the palm area slow down water speed and force, which may have a calming effect on more anxious fur babies.
+ Easy on/off button
+ Reduces water spray
+ Includes adapter
+ Lifetime warranty on parts and components
Why We Like It – Bath time has never been so easy for those with anxious pets. Simply use this convenient tool and minimize bath time wrestling matches
14. Dog Games Outward Hound Fun Feeder Flower
Not only is this bowl a fun design it also promotes healthy eating habits. The cute flower pattern allows your dog to forage for his food and leads to slower eating. Slower eating improves digestion and reduces bloating. The veterinarian recommended fun feeder bowl has a non-slip base and the materials are BPA-free.
The bowl comes in three different sizes and can hold full meals in any of the three sizes you choose. You can fill the bowl with wet or dry dog food; the only difference is the cleanup. You might need to get deep into the design to get out all of the wet food remnants. Do you have an obese canine? Try this fun interactive dog feeder flower to slow down mealtimes.
+ Allows your dog to forage for food
+ Three different sizes
+ Prevent canine obesity
+ Veterinarian recommended
Why We Like It – Anything that is veterinarian recommended puts dog owners’ hearts at ease. The bowl also allows your dog to forage for food and slows down his eating habits.
15. Chuckit! Sport Launcher Dog Ball Thrower
We are recommending a lot of dog ball launchers because dogs are such playful animals. However, we do not want playtime to come at the cost used throwing out your shoulder. This design looks like less of a gun and more like an extension of your arm. The lightweight and durable plastic allow you to launch the ball even further.
It measures to about 26 inches and also has the hands-free pick-up design. Avoid slobbery messes with this sports launcher dog ball thrower. The product comes in six different sizes, if you do not know which one works best, you can pick up the multipack option.
+ lightweight and durable
+ many sizes
+ ergonomic handle
+ hands-free pick-up design
Why We Like It – For those who like more manual control, this dog ball thrower gives you more hands-on control than the traditional gun style ball launcher.
16. ChomChom Roller Dog Hair Remover
Every pet owner must have a dog hair remover. The ChomChom dog hair remover doesn’t incorporate adhesives and comes with a roller that is reusable. The handy waste compartment traps all the unwanted hair, dust and link inside and is easy to remove when the job is finished.
This is a more eco-friendly choice compared to ones with sticky paper that need replacing. Not only is it good for the environment, but it is also easier on your wallet. The operation of this nifty gadget is so simple; with light back and forth action, you can trap all the dirty stuff in the waste receptacle without the risk of spilling.
+ eco-friendly and reusable
+ handy dust compartment
+ easy to clean
+ easy to use
Why We Like It – Eliminating the need for any kind of sticky tape, this design is not only eco-friendly, but it’s also extremely easy to carry around. Dust yourself off before an important meeting for a great first impression.
17. Petcube Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy
One of the most heart-wrenching things about being a pet parent is leaving your pet behind. The Petcube camera can solve your problem. This device allows you to monitor your pet from your phone and you can even chat with him using the two-way audio function. Does your pet look bored? There’s a pet-safe laser built in that you can use to interact with your pet.
Control the laser movement with the app or set it to automatic. This gives you the option of playing with your fur baby while you are at work and make sure he gets the exercise he needs. The pet camera is compatible with Alexa and comes with free cloud storage. The cloud storage allows you to rewind and playback up to four hours of missed video footage.
+ able to monitor from your phone
+ two-way chat function
+ interactive laser toy
+ free cloud storage
Why We Like It – Leaving your pet behind is tough for those with separation anxiety. The Petcube camera makes you feel like your pet is in the next room!
18. MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle
Coming in two different sizes and colors, the MalsiPree dog water bottle makes outdoor trips fun and easy. This portable dog water bottle is a water dispenser and feeder. Taking this BPA-free plastic bottle with you on hikes will guarantee your dog won’t ever go thirsty again.
The leftover water can be poured back into the storage container with a press of the button. The material is not only non-toxic and FDA approved, but it is also durable and leak-proof. The button controls are easy to understand. The large button with the paw print is used to fill the water feeder, and the smaller button is to lock the water bottle and prevent leakage.
+ durable non-toxic and leak-proof
+ FDA approved
+ easy to use
Why We Like It – We used to carry a water bottle and separate bowls for our pooches to rehydrate when we are out on a hike. Now with one easy device, we can make sure our pet gets enough water and lighten our load.
19. Roysili Collapsible Dog Bowl
When it comes to feeding your dog meals on the go, collapsible bowls are still the easiest option. They are portable and convenient contraptions that are great for outdoor trips. The ones from Roysili are made with eco-friendly materials and FDA approved. You are able to choose from two-pack or three-pack options.
Pop up the bowl when it is mealtime and collapse it for easy storage. Your purchase comes with 2 bonus carabiner clips that attach the bowls to your backpack or leash. Roysili offers a one-year money-back guarantee, that is how much faith they have in their product.
+ foldable and easy to store
+ FDA approved, non-toxic materials
+ bonus carabiner clips
+ one year 100% money back guarantee
Why We Like It – Too bad that there isn’t a portable dog food dispenser option, but these bowls are a close second. They don’t take up a lot of space, come in many sizes and attach easily to carriers.
20. Tick Twister Tick Remover Set with Small and Large Tick Twister
If you squeeze a tick you find on your dog or on yourself, you could be risking skin infection. A lot of the time when we pull a tick off, the mouthparts are left clinging to our skin. This tweezer-like tool is a safe alternative to remove ticks. The multicolored tick twisters will remove the ticks easily without any pain. Each pack comes with two sizes for different sized pests.
You can now manually remove ticks from your beloved pooch easily. The simple step-by-step instructions are easy to follow. Remember not to kill a tick before removing it and don’t pull on it – instead, try to twist it with the tool. Disinfect the area after removal with some kind of disinfectant.
+ Safe and painless option
+ Two different sizes and many colors
+ Easy to use
+ Doesn’t leave mouthparts
Why We Like It – Tick repellents should be a part of your dog care routine. However, sometimes a tick or two might just get through the defenses and the tick twister will come in handy.
21. Dogs Welcome People Tolerated’’ Sign by Kathy
This next option isn’t so much a gadget, as it is a decoration. It’s a black and white sign made from wood with a cute message on it. If you are the kind of person who prefers the company of dogs to humans, this is a great message for you. These witty little signs make great gifts or decorations for your home.
The wooden signs are easy to hang or stand upright on shelves or fireplaces. The sign is more substantial than expected and Kathy also designs other wooden signs with sentimental messages for other family members. Browse through their page to find the perfect gift!
+ Easy to hang prop up
+ Good quality
+ Easy gift idea
+ Cute message
Why We Like It – Show the world the proud dog owner that you are with one of these clever signs from Primitives by Kathy.
22. Highwave AutoDogMug
Similar to the water dispenser option we have introduced, the Highwave AutoDogMug is like a dog sports bottle. The little dog bowl that screws on top fills with water when you squeeze the bottle itself. The sizing is strategically measured to fit into standard cup holders.
Don’t worry, the material used is BPA-free and non-toxic and safe for your dog to use. Easy to clean, the AutoDogMug is dishwasher safe and holds about 20 ounces of water. The Velcro strap makes this bottle easy to fasten to any leash, carrier or backpack. Coming in a wide variety of colors, you can find the perfect match for your dog’s colorful personality.
+ Easily portable
+ Able to fasten to anything
+ BPA-free non-toxic material
+ Fits into standard cup holders
Why We Like It – Easily tote this dog sports bottle around with your own. The smart and ergonomic design doesn’t allow spillage over the side of the portable bowl.
23. Dog Lick Pad for Pet Bathing
Anxious creatures operate in the same way. Some might tear at pieces of paper, and others might bite their fingernails. To calm your anxious pet down during bath time, Petyoung has come up with a dog lick pad.
The bone or fish-shaped pad sticks to any flat surface and keeps your dog distracted. Smear some peanut butter or any kind of soft doggy treat that will hold between the bristles to attract your dog. There will be no more squirming and splashing, the lick pad will help train your restless pup.
Made of 100% silicone, the material is FDA-grade with strong suction and no residue. After bath time just throw the pad in the dishwasher. The lick pad is also freezer safe, so feel free to create your dog’s favorite recipe and freeze it on the lick pad for next time.
+ FDA-grade silicone
+ Great bath time distraction
+ Freezer and dishwasher safe
+ Strong suction
Why We Like It – The lick pad coupled with the Aquapaw bathing tool will make bath time so much easier and less stressful for you and your pet.
Dog Gadget Buyer’s Guide
What’s most important is thinking about the function of the gadget. First, identify your needs, then scour the web for devices and don’t forget to read the reviews. Reviews are hard proof from people who have tried the product.
The only thing we will remind you of is safety. Make sure everything used to construct the gadget is safe, non-toxic and the design is convenient and easy to use.
Always introduce a new product slowly. Some dogs are quite jumpy and are wary of new additions to the house. Make sure they have time to sniff and get accustomed to the product before it is used.
Being a dog parent has never been easier in this day and age. With so many companies and manufacturers constantly coming out with more convenient and innovative designs, you can most likely find anything to make any part of caring for your dog an easier task. Before you know it you will have a gadget for any and every occasion.
Every year there will be a new idea and a new device that is somehow better than the one before it. Although an upgrade isn’t always necessary, we do advise you to keep up with the times and surf the net for other options that might better fit your needs.
When it comes to something your dog uses to feed or could possibly ingest, make sure it is constructed with FDA-grade material, or at least BPA-free. Always sacrifice convenience, price, and aesthetics for safety.
Did You Know
Scouring the Internet we found so many gadgets, tools, and equipment we didn’t know existed. If you are having a tough time handling a certain part of dog-care, we almost guarantee you will find something on the market to make your life easier.
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