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Top 10 Cool Dog Gadgets

Updated: Sep 14

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There have been amazing advances in high-tech dog products over the last couple of years, so we’ve scoured the market to bring you some of the coolest dog gadgets on the planet.

These amazing and innovative gizmos and canine technology will send your dog wild with excitement.

So, why not give your dog a taste of the high life with something from our Top 10 Cool Gadgets for Dogs?

Table of Contents

Our Picks of the Best Dog Gadgets 2021

1. BEST Anti-Theft Dog Lead - PetLoc

2. BEST Dog Ball Launcher - Hyperfetch

3. Best Dog Activity Tracker - PitPat

4. Best Dog Camera - Furbo

5. Budget Friendly Dog Camera - Victure

6. Best GPS Dog Tracker - Tractive

7. Best Water Bowl - Torus

8. Best Feeding Bowl - Petkit

10. Best Dog Groom Tool - Dyson


Your go-to guide for the best products. Hand picked by us and sure to wow!

1. BEST Anti-Theft Dog Lead - PetLoc

For all the moments they can't be by your side!

In the last ten years dog theft has become a huge problem forcing owners to seriously consider their pets’ security. Sources have claimed that dog theft incidents have grown by 40% in the last year alone in the UK.

Labrador wearing Petloc anti-theft device

Petloc is a unique locking dog lead designed to protect pets against theft and straying.

Unlike standard leads, which let's face it are easily untied when dogs are left unattended, Petloc™ incorporates combination locks at both ends and steel cable in the edges of the lead.

Simply unclip the handle lock, loop around lamp posts, gates or railings, then re-clip to tether pets quickly and safely.

2. BEST Dog Ball Launcher - Hyperfetch

For all those energetic dogs with not so energetic owners !

An automatic ball launcher for dogs that love to chase and play fetch but with exhausted owners who just need a cuppa, a dog tennis ball launcher has to be one of the best canine inventions bar none.

dog chasing ball from a dog ball launcher

Any ball launcher for dogs is a great way to keep your pup in shape, maintain its health, and help him lose weight by constantly fetching the ball.

Hyperfetch offer the choice of two different ball launchers on the UK market and we review the smaller one.

This launcher offers the choice of three different distance settings at 10ft, 20ft and 30ft means that it is an ideal piece of tech for any garden.

At a push you could even use it in the house.

It comes with a an AC adapter or can operate with batteries (6 x C not included).

Better still, there's a money back guarantee if you're not satisfied with the Hyperfetch.

The design is sleek and compact and reasonably easy to clean.

It's worth noting that 3 'mini' balls are provided but if you lose these, replacements are available from Amazon.

A bit of a pain not being able to use standard tennis balls until you realise that wet or partly dirty balls can cause the launcher to malfunction.

3. Best Dog Activity Tracker - PitPat

Think of them as Fitbits for dogs, mounted on their collar, they record your dog’s movement alongside periods of sleep and rest giving you a picture of their activity levels.

Pipat Dog activity tracker for a dog collar

It’s a fun new way to encourage you and your dog to be more active whilst monitoring their health.

PitPat utilises smart technology to monitor and access your dog's movements throughout the day.

It does NOT however, use a Global Positioning System (GPS) so will be unable to help you locate your lost dog.


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4. Best Dog Camera - Furbo

Want to see the secret life of your dog? The Furbo Dog Camera lets you do just that.

It’s more than a simple camera it comes armed with features to let you see, talk and toss treats remotely.

Furbo Dog Camera with a dog treat

If your pup has a bad barking habit, the Furbo will alert you so you can check in, talk to them and even give them a yummy treat.

The Furbo dog camera can also help to alleviate separation anxiety in dogs as you can use treat tossing as a distraction for situations like anxious pacing or licking.

This could be extremely valuable when dog lovers start returning to work and their pups are left home alone.

Whilst this camera streams live, it’s on the pricey side, but has great reviews so could be worth investing in.

5. Budget Friendly Dog Camera - Victure

If you can’t stretch to a Furbo, there are cheaper options for keeping an eye on your furry friend.

Victure Pet monitor showing a photo of a dog

This dog camera from Victure, has a motion detector built in.

It can automatically send notifications to your phone and takes a video which can be stored in the cloud or on an SD card.

You can talk to your dog using the built in microphone and speaker and share your account with the rest of your family.

A great investment if you are a new puppy parent.

6. Best GPS Dog Tracker - Tractive

Never lose your dog again! The Tractive dog tracker with GPS enables you to view your pet's location from anywhere, anytime.

Tractive GPS Tracker for Dogs

You can track your furry friend in real time - without limits.

Simply attach the Tractive GPS dog finder to your dog’s collar and start LIVE tracking.

You can identify safe zones and get notified when your dog enters or exits your Virtual Fence with geofence alerts.

It does require a subscription plan payable monthly, as a SIM Card is integrated in the GPS dog tracking device.

7. Best Water Bowl - Torus

The TORUS bowl is designed to replenish as often as your dog drinks from the bowl so that the water doesn't go tepid or stale.

Torus dog water bowl

Water is stored inside a reservoir, filtering the water as it automatically dispenses it.

The design of this pet bowl means it's less likely to spill and features a 'lock, fill and drink' function making it ideal for travelling.

The Torus Pet Water Bowl is great for making sure your pet has access to fresh water.

It automatically refills without requiring batteries or a power source.

Available in 1 litre and 2 litre sizes.

8. Best Feeding Bowl - PETKIT

The high-tech PETKIT Smart Feeding Bowl features a built-in Digital Scale which tracks the weight of food. Simply install or download the PETKIT App on your phone.

Smart Digital feeding Bowl for dogs

Select your dog's brand of food and input the amount and you're ready to track the amount of calories consumed.

Perfect for monitoring your dog's food intake!

Featuring a removable, dishwasher safe inner bowl and an antimicrobial shell which helps eliminate bad bacteria and germs.

9. Dog Water Bottle

This portable dog water bottle means you always have safe water for all your dog’s adventures.

Portable drinking bottle for dogs on a walk

The Petkit bottle is completely leak proof with a locking mechanism.

It also has a built-in 'bowl' to make it super easy for you dog to drink from.

It has the convenience of being operated one-handed, which means you can hold your dog’s lead in one hand and the water bottle in the other.

Unlike many pet water bottles the Petkit bottle has a filter to purify the water.

This portable bottle won the Leak-Proof Reddot Design award winner 2017


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10. Best Dog Groom Tool - Dyson

Dyson groom tool on dogs fur

The Dyson groom tool is designed to be used on your dog to remove dog hair and dander directly from your dog into the vacuum cleaner.

Dyson is known for making high quality vacuum cleaners, and they've designed this affordable dog hair solution.

Removing dog hair before it ends up all over your house.

Just make sure that your dog is not afraid of vacuum cleaners!

If you're the type of dog lover who loves tech and enjoys indulging your dog, then hopefully there's something in our Top 10 Cool Dog Gadgets for you.

Any of these tech-packed gadgets are bound to make your friends and neighbours jealous.