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For the dog lover who has everything…
The following electronic gadgets will give dog owners peace of mind, a way to communicate, and a fun way to stay organized.
These items can be used whenever you’re away from your pet, you want to keep tabs on your pet, or you just want to have at hand everything there is to know about your dog — all in one place.
#1 – PetCell: A Cell Phone For Dogs & Their Owners
The PetCell (a cell phone for dogs) permits dogs and their owners to “communicate” when they are away from each other. The bone-shaped device fits right on the dog’s collar. It’s a rugged, waterproof cell phone with GPS.
How it works:
“The owner dials their dog’s number and after one ring, it automatically connects to the phone on the dog’s collar, allowing the dog to hear its master’s voice, transmitted out of a speaker built into the collar-piece. If the dog barks in response, the owner will hear it through their own telephone, creating a dog-owner telephone “conversation.”
The PetCell also has a “call owner” button in case your dog strays. Plus, it includes assisted GPS which works indoors, allowing dog owners to map their pup’s coordinates from any web-enabled device or by dialing a voice-enabled call center.
There’s also an option called GeoFence that alerts the dog owner whenever their dog wanders beyond preset parameters. There are built-in temperature sensors too, which indicate if the dog is too hot or cold.
“Additionally, the PetCell will support a small wireless camera, an application Robb believes could be useful in search-and-rescue or bomb-squad missions. But for patrons of doggy day care, it may become the canine equivalent of a nanny cam.—Source
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#2 – Global Pet Finder: A Doggie GPS Locater
You never have to worry where your pampered pooch is (or where he’s been) again.
Simply stick this GPS transmitter on your dog’s collar and the Globalpetfinder will keep tabs on your dog’s whereabouts 24/7. It’s a GPS system that sends messages to your cellphone each time your dog strays from a designated area.
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The PetMaster is an electronic scheduler and portable pet database that enables you to enter your dog’s schedule (vet appointments, medication schedule, playdates in the park), phone contacts (vet, groomer, pet sitter), and a Shopping & To Do list (buy more dog food, stock up on pet care items, etc.) and have it with you wherever you go. The alarm feature notifies you when an appointment is nearing.
You’ll certainly be the most organized pet owner on the block!
Plus, Pet Master includes all of the information contained in the 292-page The Everything Dog Book and the 306-page The Everything Cat Book, so you can get helpful tips & advice — even emergency information — while on the road!
Pet Master is also great for dogs and their owners who like to travel a lot. You can use it to locate pet-clinics and pet-friendly motels while traveling.
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And, if you’ve already got your own Palm PDA, check out these fun files specifically for use on Palm OS devices for various canine-related activities, plus lots of tips and hints on other ways to use your Palm!
#4 – Dog Doorbell: Wireless Remote Control Paw Pad For Dogs
This wireless remote control doorbell for dogs features a dog paw pad that your dog can use to activate the door chime. Dogs can be taught to press the paw-shaped transmitter to signal whenever they want to go outside or come inside.
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I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!