Did you know that you can seriously up your game as a doggie mommy or daddy with the help of technology? You don’t even need to be a technology whiz!
Fortunately, technology allows you to take better care of your furry friend in many different ways. Here are some thoughts on some of the popular ways you can harness the power of technology to be a better fur parent.
Tap tech’s potential but don’t be a slave to hype
There is a lot of really cool stuff out these days but don’t let yourself get carried away. It is important to evaluate whether a product is really a necessity or just something that would be nice to have.
There are numerous ways you can take advantage of recent developments without burning through all of your spare cash.
Have CCTV handy to help with obedience training
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Your dog is your best friend, but sometimes you will be forced to leave your fur baby alone at home. The coolest thing about this CCTV is that your dog can still hear your voice – even when you are outside. This is especially handy when you start dog obedience training classes and you need to monitor your dog’s behavior consistently.
Are high tech dog waste cleaners worth the money?
Let’s face it: not many of us enjoy picking up dog poop.
Fortunately, there are doggie waste bags to make the job easier and more hygienic. There are also a number of dog-poop vacuum cleaners on the market. A popular favorite in this line is the Pooch Power Shovel. Unfortunately, it does not work terribly well with larger piles of poop. If you have a bigger dog, you might want to save your money.
There’s also a new product called FurZapper, which helps remove stray fur when you do your laundry. I have tested this product as well, and I did not see a significant difference between wash loads done with and without the FurZapper. I still find it much more effective to use a lint brush. Having said that, even a lint brush is no match for pug hair!
Take your fur baby out in style with newfangled carriers
Conventional dog carriers are usually bulky. The carriers that recently came out are more secure, especially when traveling. You can keep your doggy snug and safely tethered in your car and even on your motorcycle with these dog carriers. A leading manufacturer of this product type is Pet on Wheels.
When choosing a pet carrier, find the one that is most comfortable for your fur baby. Most vendors will allow you to test the item before you buy it. That way, you can see if your dog is comfortable using it.
Note that there may be size limitations. Larger breeds like German Shepherds and dalmatians usually need a custom solution.
Dog collar GPS trackers
Safety is definitely at or near the top of the list of dog owner needs. Having a GPS tracker on your dog’s collar is a brilliant way to ward off all kinds of unpleasantness.
If you make good choices, technology can enhance your relationship with your dog without breaking your budget. I hope you find this article helpful!