I’m sure, like me, some of you have monitored your pets with a basic web cam to see what they get up to while you’re away. It’s nice to be able to make sure they are ok or see who ate your favourite pair of shoes! Well, the world of Pet Technology is starting to boom and it’s allowing full interaction so no matter how far you are away it still feels like you are in the room together.
From 2-way video/audio links to interactive puzzles to chasing remote control laser pointers, Bridge IT has put together some of the latest and greatest pet tech that is on the market, or coming very soon.
With smart software built by PhDs in computational neuroscience, CleverPet is designed to fulfill your dog’s cognitive needs. It’s optimized for dog engagement, right down to its lights, sounds, and colors. World-class science + world-class design making every day better for your dog. Puzzles using touch pads, lights, and customizable sounds, paired with food-dispensing rewards, change to match your dog’s mood. New games update automatically on the CleverPet Hub via WiFi.
Patterns, memory, logic, voice command games, and more . . .
- Catch the Squirrel – The light (or squirrel) darts from pad to pad, first slow, then faster. Can your dog “catch the squirrel”?
- Pattern Play – CleverPet’s touch pads show a lighted pattern and disappear. Your pup learns to remember increasingly complex patterns!
- Word Learn – “Left!” says your recorded voice, and your dog triggers the left touch pad.
- LIVE UPDATES – See progress in real time. What game level did your dog reach today?
- SCHEDULE – Turn CleverPet on or off, or set it to run at particular times during the day.
- ARE THEY ON A ROLL? – Find out exactly when your dog does best.
- HOW MUCH IS YOUR DOG EATING? – Track your dog’s food intake to make sure it’s just right.
FitBark – Activity & Sleep Monitor for your dog
FitBark (www.fitbark.com) monitors your dog’s everyday activity and sleep and turns it into BarkPoints, so you can track progress. It’s a new way to motivate your dog (and you!) to be healthy, explain changes in behavior, make better decisions with your vet, and share memorable moments with friends & family.
Petcube Camera (www.petcube.com) is a home Wi-Fi camera for pet owners that lets you watch, talk and play (with a remote control laser) with your pet from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Through Petcube mobile app you can share access to your pet with family, friends or anyone on Petcube network. Get the Petcube Camera for only US$199!
PetChatz. Call Your Pet – Your Pet Calls You.
Has your pet called you lately? Now it can with PetChatz® HD PawCall™. (www.petchatz.com) Pets can initiate two-way video chats with the press of a button placed on your household’s floor. PawCall will connect with the all new PetChatz HD, the “Greet & Treat®” videophone allowing pet parents to connect with their pets from anywhere, anytime through their smartphones, tablets or computers. PetChatz HD features an HD, low-light camera and a high quality audio system. Learn more at www.PetChatz.com.
PetChatz® is the only patented system that gives a full multi-sensory interaction with your pet while away. Phone your pet with PetChatz HD for premium video/audio chats. Give treats and comforting scents. Monitor with motion and sound detection. Let your pet call YOU with PawCall®.
Stay connected with PetChatz.
Whistle GPS Pet Tracker
Whistle GPS Pet Tracker (www.whistle.com) combines the best on-collar GPS tracking device with a simple mobile app, putting your pet’s needs and location right at your fingertips whenever you need it. It’s also the first device and app system to combine location-tracking and smart activity monitoring into one simple experience. Retails for US$49.
Petnet SmartBowl – The World’s First Smart Pet Bowl
Petnet (www.petnet.io), the leader in home automation products for pet owners, is introducing the SmartBowl, an intelligent home-feeding appliance that helps pet owners take the guesswork out of knowing how much and what to feed their pets.
SmartBowl brings owners an easy, innovative and accurate way to adjust their pet’s nutrition based on activity, breed and lifestyle. Using the Petnet App, pet owners create a profile for their pet with specifics including age, weight, and activity level. The SmartBowl guides the pet owners from there, telling them when they’ve poured the perfect amount of food for their pet. Owners also receive notifications from the SmartBowl via the app, including feeding times, meal confirmations, food supply and battery life. The product works with dry and wet food and automatically ships more food to your home as you need it. The SmartBowl retails for US$49 and will launch in April 2016.
The iFetch (www.goifetch.com) launches mini tennis balls with ease so you don’t have to. Simple concept. There is also a larger model that shoots standard tennis balls.
- Stimulates dogs minds by challenging them to learn something new.
- Comes with three 1.5-inch mini-tennis balls these are not full size tennis balls
- Interactive on demand ball launcher that lets small dogs play fetch to their hearts’ content
- Strengthens the bond between dogs and their humans
- This is the small iFetch. The iFetch Too is the bigger version that launches standard size tennis balls.
Foobler – Electronic Timed Dog Treat Feeder
Foobler (www.foobler.com.au) is an electronic timed treat feeder for your dogs! It’s a great way to help your pet stay mentally fit and physically healthy by spreading treats or meals throughout the day.
Foobler can be used as treat puzzle or interactive feeder to improve dog’s activity and health.
Its 6 compartments can be filled with treats and then set to dispense at 15, 30, 60 or 90 minute intervals.
A bell chime alerts the dog when a treat pod is ready and it’s time to play! With quality design Foobler is robust enough even for active dogs while being simple and easy to use.
We’d love to know if you’ve used any of this Pet Technology or if there is something else that your dog loves! Drop us a comment below!