We’re sharing our thoughts on a nifty new piece of pet tech today, the Furbo Dog Camera. We’ve only previously used one other pet camera and were super excited to give the Furbo a try. Not only is it a monitoring system that you can control with your smartphone while you’re away from home, it also has multiple interactive features that allows you to engage your pups through the Furbo app.
As usual, the pups were extremely inquisitive as I began to set up the new gadget. They’re so used to being spoiled with goodies that they think every package that comes to the door is for them. (To be fair, it usually is.)
I have to say I absolutely LOVE the design of the actual system. It’s sleek, white, and modern (all characteristics that fit my style and taste!). I chose to set it up on the kitchen floor for now. However, if your pup is a little taller or if you want a different vantage point, you can easily place it on a shelf or table, too.
Installation is extremely easy – simply plug in the Furbo to a power source and wait for it to connect to your WiFi network. As soon as it does, a light comes on indicating you should pair it with the Furbo app on your smartphone. The app is simple and easy to use. There is definitely room for more features (right now you can only add one pet) but we’re happy with the way it works, especially considering it’s a brand new product.
Our camera system came with a small sample of treats. The instructions say to show the treats to your pup so that they know good things will come from the Furbo. Our pups had no problem paying attention to this part ;)
And… it’s as simple as that! Turn Furbo on, pair it with your phone, fill it with goodies, and you’re ready to get going! My dogs were so entranced by this camera and immediately engaged with it. I’m also very impressed with the video quality considering this machine doubles as a treat machine.
Not only can you use Furbo to monitor your pups while you’re out, it’s also a solution for separation anxiety. Furbo has a built-in microphone and speaker, so you can hear what’s going on and talk back using the app. It also senses when your dog is barking and immediately sends an alert to your phone so you can calm your dog by talking to him or sending him a treat. The device also has an auto shut off for its camera when it senses you are home which is extremely smart!
According to Furbo’s website, this product was designed after consulting with professional dog trainers and behaviorists so that the sounds and lights were the most conducive to what dogs are keen on, and I believe it! I’ve never seen my pups so interested and engaged with a pet tech product. They already sit in front of the Furbo and wait patiently for the treats to fly out.
If you’re looking for a neat way to monitor and interact with your dog while you’re not at home, I highly encourage you to check out Furbo! Don’t forget to use the code FURBOKOKO to get $15 off.