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Do you have a dog at home and you wonder what he or she is up to while you’re away? There’s an app — and a camera — for it, apparently.
I spotted this unique dog camera that gives treats when it popped up on a suggestion in my Amazon storefront. It’s called Furbo and it looks pretty neat. They know I have a dog, and apparently that I want hands-free treat tossing.
In addition to being a dog camera that you can use to keep an eye on your pupper when you’re away, this one ups the ante a bit: it is a dog camera that gives treats.
You tell the dog to come over to you via the app, “sit”, and throw a treat via the app.
Pretty cool if you ask me.
Dog Camera With Treat Dispenser
I know that pet cameras have been available for years now, but what about the dog camera that gives treats? Now that is a new one.
I haven’t tried this yet, but when I spotted it on Amazon here I had to take a minute to check it out.
If you are in the market for something as specific as a dog camera that gives treats, one that you can talk to your dog through and that you can see what they’re doing, then this is the fun Friday find for you. :)
Here are the things I wondered, as this makes quite the unique gift for pet owners.
Dog Camera That Gives Treats
Yes, this is THE dog camera that gives treats, or the best-rated one according to this page. I think that is due to its slim design, how well it works, and let’s be honest, it works WITH voice commands through your Echo (if you have one), by combining a screen device with it… so there’s that.
What Does It Have?
This dog camera with voice and treat dispenser for home is compatible with bluetooth and wifi; plus, it has night vision (cool).
Is It Wireless?
Yes, this dog camera monitor is, in fact, wireless.
The price tag? $162.50, note that this is currently on sale.
Does that seem steep to you? When it was listed as a top gift next to this Roomba (at a whopping $490), it made the price tag look like a steal. ;)
But compared to other dog cameras on the market, it appears the range you can expect to pay for a dog camera that also gives treats is anywhere from $110 to $185, so this one is priced right in the middle.
This product would be pretty worthless if the camera quality was poor, so it looks like they’ve thought ahead and equipped it with a 1080p full HD camera complete with 160-degree angle view and day or night vision.
How Does It Work
Ok, so this is what I wanted to know first. If I want to watch my dog on camera while I’m away, how do I know it won’t time out or have connectivity problems?
Apparently, if you have a stable internet connection and strong wifi signal, it works pretty well. It’s easy to setup according to the directions, which is only three steps long. Just plug it in to the power outlet (they provide a USB cord), download the app to go along with it, and connect the dog camera to your home wifi network.
Sounds easy enough!
You can toss a treat to your dog from the App. Fill the container with his or her favorite treats and you can toss them as you wish. That is a fun feature, for sure.
Does Fido need something? This fun barking sensor will detect when your dog barks, sending you push notifications to your phone when barking is detected (what will they honestly think of next?!) You can even talk to them through the app.
Do Dogs Get Confused Hearing Your Voice from a Tiny Device?
I’m not sure. How do you explain without them thinking you’re trapped inside a device? Ha!
Can You Use It For Cats?
I know it’s labeled as a treat dispensing dog camera, but I don’t see why you couldn’t also use it to check in on your cats. My cat is usually fast asleep on the couch, so not much activity to record. ;)
Apparently there’s also a doggie diary, which is a record of video from what he or she has been up to. Now you’ll be able to prove that he or she DID go in the garbage, although you probably can figure that out from the trail of banana goo and ripped-open bags and Dorito crumbs on the floor.
So, here’s what it looks like:
The reviews seem pretty all over the place, some great, some not so great, some so-so. But it has an over 4 1/2 star rating overall, which I think it pretty good. There are a whopping 25,000 reviews, so many people have tried this dog camera at home.
Would You Get One?
This product sounds cool, but I’m curious: would YOU pay $160 for a dog camera that gives treats? If so, what do you like most about the idea?
If you want to see pictures and video of the product itself, click here or tap the button below.
Have a great weekend!