On the market, there are hundreds upon hundreds of great dog gadgets that can make both your life and your dog’s life a lot easier and entertaining.
With so many gadgets on the market, I picked out a handful that I assumed most dog owners would enjoy.
1. Nite Ize Light Up Ball
Dogs love to play fetch all the time, but what happens when the sun goes down?
It’s going to be pretty hard for your dog to find that tennis ball in the dark. This is where this ball comes in. The Nite Ize Light Up Ball helps you play fetch with your dog when the sun has gone down since it glows. Just push the button and its LED will activate.
2. PetZen Dog Treadmill
Sometimes it gets too cold to take a walk outside or maybe you just don’t have the time. What do you do? The PetZen Dog Treadmill is a happy alternative. This dog specific treadmill is designed for a way a dog moves.
3. GoDogGo Machine Ball Fetcher
Playing fetch can wear you out, and it seems like some dogs can play fetch for hours. A great alternative to playing fetch with your dog is the GoDogGo Machine Ball Fetcher that lets your pet play as you take a rest. This machine throws the ball for you, and once your dog learns how it works, they can place the ball into the bin when they come back to play an unlimited amount of times.
4. Halo Mini
The Halo Mini is a gadget that helps dog walkers who walk their dog at night. It lights up with a neon light that helps prevent pet accidents on the road. It is worn as a collar, is chargeable and can last up to 75 hours after a two-hour charge.
5. Power Pet Automatic Pet Door
The Power Pet Automatic Pet Door reacts to a sensor attached to the dog’s collar and only opens the door for the pet with that special collar on. Unlike the traditional pet door that might allow any animal to get in, this automatic door only reacts to the sensor attached to your pet’s collar.
6. Go-Go Dog Pals
The Go-Go Dog Pals is a remote controlled toy that comes in handy for the dog that loves to chase things. It can run for only fifteen minutes and is fit for both indoors and outdoors. Similar to an RC car, the toy is shaped like an animal and can drive around as the dog chases it. The casing of this gadget is tough to withstand all the biting from the dog.
7. Cleverpet Gaming Console
The Cleverpet Gaming Console for Dogs is an interactive feeding tool that allows your dog to play with puzzles while it eats. The gadget has three paw-sized buttons that light up to create a puzzle which the dog has to complete in order to eat. This is a great reward mechanism that keeps your dog on their toes.
8. Foobler Puzzle Toy
This is another puzzle toy that acts as a feeder, too. It is shaped like a football and has six timer activated pods that release food at intervals. It has a bell that goes off every 15, 30 and 60 minutes, and at that point, one of the pods will open releasing food. The dog has to go round the toy to get the food.
Stephanie Lynch is from the cost-helping database Howmuchisit.org. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, reading, hiking and traveling with her husband.