Most of us already spoil our dogs. But how can we deny them? After all, they are all, objectively speaking, very good boys and girls.
Standard toys can get the job done, sure, but your doggo is probably deserving of an upgrade. We’ve ranked some of the best dog gadgets out there. These will show your pooch how much you truly love them — even if all you’re doing is pressing a button.
Ever wonder what your dog was up to while you were gone? Or maybe you just want to see their adorable face and tell them how much of a good boy or girl they’re being? Furbo allows you to do all of that and more. This thing is pretty much a glorified surveillance camera made specifically for pets. With two-way audio and visual components, along with a treat dispenser, you and your pooch will always be connected, even if you’re far apart.
2. Dog Selfie Suction-Cup Treat Holder
Avoid the hassle of constantly telling your dog to “sit” and “stay” when you’re trying to take the perfect picture. This clever gadget sticks to the back of your phone and has a small slot that can grip on to treats. The idea is that your dog will be so focused on the treat, they’ll look straight at the phone instead of looking away or wandering off.
3. Grooming Gloves
I wonder how dogs feel about shedding. Are they aware of how their hair inconveniently sticks to almost every surface and article of clothing their human owns? This glove could be the solution: It will gather clumps of hair as you pet your doggo. It’s also super gentle, so you don’t have to worry about irritating your dog’s skin or taking out unnecessary fur.
4. Cooling Collar
This nifty scarf is here to keep your pet cool during the dog days of summer. Simply moisten the thin material in cold water for a few minutes, then wrap it around your dog’s neck like any other collar or accessory. The collar stays at a cool temperature for a decent length of time and will help keep your dog from getting overheated and panting frantically.
5. Paw Cleaner
This handy little bucket lined with “gentle silicone bristles” will help clean up mud, dirt, and other gross things from your pupper’s paws. Just add a little water and soap (animal-friendly, of course) into the bucket, and do a quick scrub.
6. Hands-Free Waist Dog Leash
This is one fancy dog leash. It’s adjustable, it retracts, it reflects light for night use, and best of all, you don’t even have to use your hands. You can play on your phone, carry a coffee, or freely flail your arms around because there’s no need to hold onto your dog. Since the cord itself is adjustable, your dog won’t drag you while you two are out running, hiking, or talking a walk.
Some poor doggos suffer from anxiety. While there may be underlying issues causing the stress, iCalmDog can help soothe your pupper until you get things straightened out. This little speaker was clinically tested to see how dogs responded to the 4-hour soothing tracks. It turns out that it helped A TON. The device comes with different SD cards, each with specific uses, all meant to help comfort and stimulate your doggo.
8. Whistle Pet GPS Tracker
Never worry about losing your best friend again! All you have to do is attach the GPS tracker onto your dog’s collar, download the app on your phone, and you’re all set. If your dog wanders out of their designated “safe space,” set up within the app, an alert and location finder will be sent automatically to your phone.
Do dogs ever get tired of fetch? Humans may lose interest in throwing a ball around, but that doesn’t mean your pup has to stop! With iFetch, you can place balls directly inside the cannon, for them to be launched up to 30 feet away with just the touch of a button.
10. Nite Ize Light Up Dog Collar
This collar is super important if you’re out walking your dog at night. Let your pupper light the way and prevent accidents from happening.
11. Dog Cooling Pad
If a cooling collar isn’t enough, or you want your dog to achieve maximum chill, there’s an entire mat dedicated to helping them maintain a normal body temperature. The best part is there’s no electricity, water, or refrigeration required to get the mat to cool. How’s that? Thanks to sophisticated gel technology, it can automatically restore its temperature in just a few minutes.
12. Pet Laser Toy
Who said cats are the only pets who like lasers? This device has SIXTEEN different play styles, and can be set for 5-, 10-, 15-, or 20-minute intervals. Press a button and watch your dog go absolutely bonkers trying to chase the light around.
13. Doggy Treadmill
We’ve reached a point in society in which dogs are getting their own gym equipment. If you want to take Fido along on your fitness journey, or you just want to see him get absolutely SWOLE, this purchase may be worth it.