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Top 10 Pet Gadgets You and Your Dog Need in 2021

Cute little puppy. Photographed by John Barreca. Image via Shutterstock

From dog toys to pet gadgets – here’s a wish list you never knew you needed!

Who’s a good dog? Yours of course! And a good dog deserves a treat. But the following pet gadgets for your dog are more than just cool tools – they can also make a dog lover’s life so much easier and less stressful.

According to PetCulture spokesperson and veterinarian, Dr Katrina Warren, gadgets are beneficial to your pet’s health.

“Whether they be a special lead or harness, a ball thrower, a treat toy or others, many gadgets encourage us to become more active with our pets, which has physical and mental health benefits for them as well as us,” says Dr Warren.

“Plenty of gadgets are [also] designed specifically to entertain your pet. These types of gadgets are useful because they help alleviate boredom by giving them something to do, other than chew the couch! They can encourage interaction with you, building a pet’s confidence, and rewarding them with play when engaged in training.”

All in all, gadgets can make a huge impact on our lives by making it easier to keep our dogs healthy and safe. So, whether you’re a little strapped for time or need to give your dog a bit of love, check out these top 10 pet gadgets you and your dog need in 2021.

FitBark 2.0 Dog Activity Tracker
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FitBark 2.0 Dog Activity Tracker

Have you ever wondered if your dog is getting enough exercise? Well now you can know for sure with the FitBark 2.0! It’s a small wearable device that attaches to your dog’s collar. It monitors minute-by-minute activity including distance travelled, calories burned, overall health and behaviour, and even sleep quality! This gadget is sturdy and waterproof, but light and designed not to annoy your dog or interfere with their daily activities.

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Nina Ottosson Dog Puzzle Treat Dispenser
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Nina Ottosson Dog Puzzle Treat Dispenser

Is your pooch bored? Need to find a way to keep them entertained when you’re not feeling energetic? Then the Nina Ottosson Dog Puzzle Treat Dispenser may just be what you’re looking for! This dog toy is a great way to reduce destructive behaviour that usually derives from boredom. Hide a few treats inside, set the puzzle and watch your dog work its mind. They’re smarter than you think…

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Adjustable Dog Harness & Seat Belt
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Adjustable Dog Harness & Seat Belt

A wayward dog in a car is a hazard when driving, which is why we recommend this Adjustable Dog Harness & Seat Belt. But, unlike many other pet harnesses, this seat belt still allows your dog to sit, lay and move around. The seat belt clip is suitable for most car buckles and the harness also doubles as a standard dog leash as well. It’s a safe pet gadget every dog owner must-have!

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EzyDog Command Black Dog Clicker
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EzyDog Command Black Dog Clicker

The EzyDog Command Clicker fits just on your finger, allowing you to be as hands-free as possible when training your bubbly pooch. With its one-handed operation, you’ll be able to use your free hand to dispense dog treats or to give your dog a pat on the back for a job well done. Whether you’re teaching your dog to sit, stay or simply remain focused on you, this little gadget will be your best friend. 

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Automatic Pet Feeder
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Automatic Pet Feeder

Is your dog a little wide around the waist? Perhaps the problem is the mountain of dry dog food you leave them during the day. Well, this Automatic Pet Feeder may just be your answer to a slimmer pooch. It’s adjustable with portion sizes and timings, from 1/4 to 3 cups at three selected meal times per day, and you get to record your own voice which goes off at mealtime. This is a gadget that’s great for dogs who eat on command. Grubs up!

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SnakPak Dog Treat Pouch
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SnakPak Dog Treat Pouch

Got a new pup to train? Well, first things first, you need treats! And the SnakPak Dog Treat Pouch allows you to hold them for easy access when you’re teaching them to sit, lay down and come to you. This pouch comes with a magnetic clip on the lid so it’s easy to pluck a treat out. It’s also a breeze to clean between uses, where the pouch can be pulled up. 

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Automatic Ball Launcher
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Automatic Ball Launcher

Not all of us are gifted with a strong throwing arm, nor can many of us keep up with energetic dogs. With this Automatic Ball Launcher, you won’t have to worry about letting down your dog when you get tired. It’s water-resistant and comes with nine distance settings and six angles to choose from. It’s also got built-in safety sensors and has a rest mode so it doesn’t overwork your dog. 

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Cheerble Interactive Dog Toy
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Cheerble Interactive Dog Toy

Playing with a dog is not just about throwing balls in the backyard, sometimes it’s something as simple and fun as the Cheerble Interactive Dog Toy. This pet gadget will keep your dog entertained throughout the day, and will also act as a companion if it’s your only dog. It comes with a smart emotional system that reacts to your dog’s actions and comes with an app control for dog owners to utilise.

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KONG HandiPOD Poo Bag Dispenser and LED Flashlight
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KONG HandiPOD Poo Bag Dispenser and LED Flashlight

With the sun setting quicker now that winter has come, you may need to pack yourself this cool little torch that also acts as a poop bag dispenser. Rather than fishing out your smartphone and finding the torch toggle, you can grab this from your hip or bag and light the way. Or even find out where your dog did their deed.

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1L Anti-Splash Pet Water Bowl
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1L Anti-Splash Pet Water Bowl

Most dogs are not gracious eaters or drinkers. Food can end up on the floor and spilt water can create slip hazards. But, with this anti-splash pet water bowl, your floor remains dry! This smart little pet gadget gives your pooch access to enough water so it doesn’t splash everywhere. It also has a floating disk to reduce evaporation and dust contamination. 

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Feature image: Photographed by John Barreca. Image via Shutterstock.
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