There’s no denying that dogs and technology go hand-in-hand these days. From webcams to GPS tracking devices, our furry companions are benefiting from some fantastic advances in technology. Here’s a look at how technology is improving the lives of dogs (and their owners) everywhere.
Automatic Ball Launchers
If your dog loves to play fetch, then you’ll want to check out some of the latest automatic ball launchers. These devices launch a ball for your dog to chase, and they’re perfect for those days when you just don’t have the time (or energy) to play along.
We love the ones where you teach your dog how to load the ball themselves so that they can keep on having fun! Do be careful of dogs, such as Border Collies or Golden Retrievers, who might overdo this, though, and cause muscular or joint injuries from repetitive behaviors. So, maybe some supervised play rather than something that you leave with your dog while you go out!
One of the most popular ways that people are using technology to improve their dog’s life is by installing webcams. This allows dog owners to check in on their furry friends while they’re away from home and even talk to them via two-way audio. Webcams also come in handy if you need to find out what your dog is up to while you’re at work or running errands.
Many professional canine behaviorists and trainers use webcams to help them assess a dog’s behavior remotely. This is especially useful for dogs with separation anxiety or other behavioral issues that require constant supervision and monitoring of progress.
GPS Tracking Devices
Another great way that technology is helping dogs is by way of GPS tracking devices. These devices can be attached to your dog’s collar, and they allow you to track their location at all times. This is especially helpful if your dog ever happens to run off or gets lost. GPS tracking devices give peace of mind to dog owners everywhere.
Don’t forget though, that the device will need recharging, so it’s important to keep track of the battery life to avoid problems if your dog goes missing.
Fitbits for Dogs
You’re probably familiar with Fitbits and other activity trackers for humans, but did you know that there are now similar devices available for dogs? These devices attach to your dog’s collar and track their activity levels, just like a Fitbit. This is a great way to make sure your dog is getting enough exercise, and it can also be used to spot any potential health problems early on.
Electronic Smart Doors
Tired of your dog begging to come inside every time someone goes in or out? Electronic smart doors are the solution. These doors can be programmed to only open when your dog’s specific electronic collar is within range, which means they can’t get out (or in) unless you want them to. This is a great way to give your dog some freedom while still keeping them safe and sound. It also means that other dogs, or cats, are unable to come into the house.
Digital Feeding Bowls
There are now digital feeding bowls available that can help you make sure your dog is getting the right amount of food. These bowls weigh the food your dog eats, and they can be set to dispense a certain amount of food at specific times of the day. This is a great way to ensure that your dog always has enough to eat, and it can also help with weight control.
For the ultimate in dog tech, check out the Go-Pro Dog cam. This camera attaches to your dog’s collar and captures all of their adventures from their point of view. It’s a great way to create some fun memories, and it might even help you spot something that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Technology is changing the way we live our lives, and that includes the way we take care of our dogs. From webcams to GPS tracking devices, there are plenty of ways that technology can improve your dog’s life. So why not take advantage of all that technology has to offer? Your four-legged friend will certainly appreciate it.
But don’t forget that despite all the technology available, what your dog really wants is to be with you. So have fun with the technology, but not at the cost of time with your best pal.