Awesome tech for your pup

Technology is helping dog owners stay in touch with their pooches throughout the day.

If your pooch is home alone for much of the day, you can keep an eye on them and even interact with them using pet tech. Here are four of the gadgets now available.

Petcube Play

This is the next-generation pet camera that lets you and your pet stay connected 24/7. Redesigned to be more compact, Petcube Play is a wide angle camera that features 1080p HD video, 4x digital zoom, night vision, optimised laser toy, and more. Get up to 30 days of video timeline history on the cloud with a Petcube Care subscription, so your pets and your home are secure. All Petcube Cameras come with a 30-day trial subscription. Check out the video here.


PupPod is a multi-level puzzle toy for dogs. Dogs interact with the toy to earn treats from a wireless dispenser or human. The game automatically gets harder based on each dog’s performance. A smartphone app allows humans to play along and share their dog’s achievements. Check out the video here.

Dyson Groom

Innovative pioneers in the home vacuum and hair dryer categories, the Dyson team has turned its skills to the pet industry with the invention of the Dyson Groom. The tool removes loose hair directly from your dog’s coat. Collected hair is then sucked hygienically into your Dyson vacuum. Dog grooming without the mess. Check out the video here.

FitBark 2

FitBark 2 monitors your dog’s everyday activity and sleep and turns that data into deep, actionable health insights. It’s a new way to motivate you and your dog to be active. It helps to explain changes in behaviour, and helps you make better decisions with your vet about nutrition, mobility, anxiety, skin conditions and other health issues.