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Dog gadgets you absolutely must get for your furry friend

Christopher Lee

Doggies dream of gadgets
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Forget Shark Week, it’s Bark Week on Mashable. Join us as we celebrate all the good dogs, which we humans do not deserve .

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 playthings 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 genuinely love them — even if all you’re doing is pressing a button.

1. Furbo

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Image: Amazon/ Furbo

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 son or daughter they’re being? Furbo allows you to do all of that and more. This thing is pretty much a glorified surveillance camera constructed 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. It’s all yours for $169.

2. Dog Selfie Suction-Cup Treat Holder


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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 notion is that your dog will be so focused on the treat, they’ll looking straight at the phone instead of looking away or wandering off. Keep your dog in place for the perfect selfie for $6.

3. Grooming Gloves

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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 annoying your dog’s skin or taking out unnecessary fur. Get rid of your basic brush and pick up this handy product for $11.

4. Cooling Collar

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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$ 8 collar remains at a cool temperature for a decent length of day and will help keep your dog from get overheated and panting madly.

5. Paw Cleaner

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This handy little pail lined with “gentle silicone bristles” will help clean up mud, dirt, and other gross things from your pupper’s paw. Just add a little water and soap( animal-friendly, of course) into the bucket, and do a quick scrub. For $12, your dog will be happy, and you’ll be happy knowing they won’t track mud or dirt around the house.

6. Hands-Free Waist Dog Leash

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This is one fancy dog leash. It’s adjustable, it recants, it reflects illumination 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 walking. This versatile leash can be yours for $16.

7. iCalmDog


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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. And it’s yours for $100.

8. Whistle Pet GPS Tracker

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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 telephone, and you’re all set. If your dog wanders out of their designated “safe space, ” set up within the app, an alert and locating finder will be sent automatically to your phone. At $80, it seems like a reasonable price to pay for that kind of security.

9. iFetch

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Do dogs ever get tired of fetch? Humans may lose interest in hurling 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 only the touch of a button. For $84, your dog will never be borne again.

10. Nite Ize Light Up Dog Collar

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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. For $14 you’ll keep your dog safe from the perils of the night.

11. Dog Cooling Pad

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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. Costs vary depending on size: The smallest mat is $20, the extra-large one is $70.

12. Pet Laser Toy


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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 utterly bonkers trying to chase the lighting around. For $19, the minimal effort to keep your dog entertained inside the house is altogether worth it.

13. Doggy Treadmill

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We’ve reached a point in society in which dogs are get their own gym equipment. If you want to take Fido along on your fitness journey, or you only want to see him get absolutely SWOLE, this purchase may be worth it. You’ll just have to dish up $650 first.

Read more: https :// mashable.com/ 2018/07/ 25/ best-dog-gadgets /

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