My puppy, Zoey, was barking so often when I left her that a few neighbors in my apartment building complained, but I had no way of knowing until I got home. As I spoke about the issue, a friend of mine reminded me of Furbo, saying the bark alerts were a total game-changer when she trained her Australian Shepherd to stay comfortable on her own at the House.
Desperate to try anything, I ordered it from Amazon right after our conversation. As soon as he arrived, I set him up on the counter in front of his park, downloaded the Furbo app (the whole process took 10 minutes, at most), then I went for a run to test it. A few minutes later, I received a bark alert notification. When I clicked on it, I was taken to the Zoey Cam, where I could see a wide-angle view of the room in real time, with Zoey barking into her gaming pen.
After this first use, I used the Furbo dog camera every time I left my apartment without Zoey. As she’s gotten used to being alone, bark alerts appear less often, but I still open the app to take a quick peek and see what she’s doing. As a new pet parent, the device gives me peace of mind when I am separated from my puppy and that alone is worth the total price of $ 166 in my book. Right now, however, Amazon has a Prime Day deal on the Furbo dog camera so you can get one for just $ 118.
As well as seeing what your furbaby is doing in real time, you can also use the Furbo to talk to your pets (it has two-way audio) and even throw treats at them. Simply load the camera body with your dog’s favorite snacks, and you can toss them while you’re on the go with a swipe of your finger in the app.
The TL; DR? This device is definitely do not a gimmick, and now I recommend it to every dog owner I know.