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Having a pet as complicated as a dog comes with loads of joys and wonders. You will get to learn about their personality without ever having spoken to them, and you will have the chance to build a relationship with a creature from a different species, all while having loads of fun. Of course, though, with all of the good, there will also be some challenges. To help you out with this part of doggy care, this post will be exploring some of the best technology on the market to support you through your time as a pet owner.
Cameras: This first option isn’t exactly going to change your life, and it is more for fun than anything else. Over the last couple of decades, cameras have gotten small and cheap enough for a dog-mounted option to be viable. In fact, loads of companies have come out with this sort of a product, and you can pick one up for nearly nothing online. Once equipped with your camera, attaching it to your pooch will give you an incredible insight into their adventures. It may be rare, but this sort of technology has enabled dogs to be witnesses to crimes over the last few years.
Trackers: Losing your furry-friend is a nightmare come true for a lot of dog owners. If they escape the house without you noticing, it could be hours until you start your hunt for them. By that point, some dogs will have ventured miles, and hopes of finding them will be quite slim. This doesn’t ever have to be the case, though. GPS coverage spans almost the entire Earth, and modern trackers can be as small as a penny. Enabling you to check your dog’s location on a phone, this will make you feel a lot safer, all while lowering the price of your pet insurance.
Toys: While it may not be something you should be doing all the time, a lot of pet owners like to get a helping hand when it comes to things like play with their dog once in awhile. Keeping an animal like this entertained can be a daunting task. To help with this, there are loads of modern toys available which rely on automation to give your dog the time of their life. Some squirt water, and others pull strings, but they will all be perfect when you don’t have enough time to give your pooch what they need. Play from an early age will make a dog’s life a lot better.
Meal Managers: Balancing a dog’s diet is a complicated process, and it can be far too easy to give your pooch food from your plate when they pull the right face. Of course, though, this is bad for their health, and something which should be avoided, even if you have to use technology to do it. There are loads of tools on the market which are designed to feed your dog for you. Having loaded it up with food, all you have to do is set the timer, and the machine will handle the rest for you. You will have to make sure that the option you choose has a strong enough lid, just in case the dog decides to choose their own meal times.
Locks: When you have a garden attached to your home, there probably won’t be too much of an issue if your dog spends a lot of time outside. If they like this lifestyle, installing locks which can be activated by their collar can be a great approach to take. Dog flaps will be big enough for cats, rats, and loads of other animals, and this makes it important to secure it against intruders. While this will keep things locked up, it will also ensure that you dog can always get outside, making it much easier to keep the house free from accidents.
Understanding Them: Like most mammals, dogs are very complicated animals, and understanding them can be a big challenge for a lot of people. To make this easier, DNA testing can give you an incredibly insight into your dog’s background, along with their personality and behaviour. Having chosen a company with an excellent review or two, you only have to send off a little sample and you’ll get a very detailed report in return. With this in your possession, it will only take a little bit of research to understand your dog, making this well worth it.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the time you put into your doggy technology. There are loads of tools out there which can help you to look after your dog, but most people don’t give any time to them.