Your dogs are taking over your gadgets. They scratch at your iPad, step on your laptop keyboard, and chew on your headphones. They need some gadgets of their own. Ones they can actually use. We got you covered.
If your dog breaks out of the house or yard a lot, Garmin’s Astro system will let you keep tabs on that mutt’s position in real time. Just slap the collar on Fido ahead of time and follow along with your handheld receiver until you find that furry, AWOL ball of joy. $US650.[imgclear]
Winter is fast approaching, and your house gets even colder than the backyard you force poochie to take a dump in. Give your dog somewhere warm to sleep at night that isn’t your bed. This pet carrier has a plate beneath its surface that keeps things nice and toasty. $US160.[imgclear]
Remembering to refill your dog’s water bowl can be an issue when you’re rushing out of the house every morning. But if you had one of these Aqua Buddy bowls that connects to a water hose and automatically refills itself, you’d have one less thing to worry about each day. $US25.[imgclear]
Doggies get diabetes too. Unfortunately for you, they can’t verbalise when they’re feeling awful. If your dog suffers from this disorder, the glucose tester will make sure man’s best friend is running at full speed. $US105.[imgclear]
Japanese knickknack maker Takara Tomy thinks it can decipher what your dog is saying. The question is, do you really want to know? And do you really want to translate the dog speech from Japanese to English? $US280.[imgclear]
Fitness is as important for dogs as it is humans. But while you’re away, they mostly just lay around. Slap a pedometer on Mario Van Pupples and figure out whether or not he needs a walk. $US15.[imgclear]
Playing fetch with your dog is fun for like 15 minutes. You can’t be wasting your day tossing a ball for a creature whose appetite for retrieving can’t be sated. GoDogGo will toss tennis balls until your pet can’t stand on his own four feet, and if you train your him to return the balls back into the bucket, you’ll be obligation free all day. $US120.