Disclaimer: We were sent the Furbo Dog Camera for review purposes. This is an honest review featuring one dog who absolutely loves it and another who’s more scared of it than he is of the soupmaker which is saying something. 😉
In case you don’t already know, we have two dogs – Buddy, our nine-year-old Bichon Frise and Monty who’s our one-year-old Bichon/Shih Tzu cross. Buddy’s our old faithful dog who just plods along without causing any drama whereas Monty is our little hurricane who never sits still and is into absolutely everything.
Usually, they have four days of the week where they’re at home alone during the day although we’ve managed to work it between us all so that they’re never on their own for too long. I still hate leaving them even just for the short times though so when we were asked if we wanted to review the Furbo Dog Camera a couple of months ago, I couldn’t reply quick enough to say yes.
The Furbo Dog Camera is a pet camera that you can link up with from your phone using the Furbo app. It’s not just a camera though, you can also throw them a treat and speak to your pets through the app so even when you’re not at home, you can keep on eye on them.
There’s even a barking alert so you can receive a text when your dog is barking so you can tune in and see what’s going on and calm them down with a treat and some soothing words if you need to.
Here’s the technical blurb from the website:
- SEE — 1080p Full HD Camera & Night Vision:
- TALK — 2-Way Chat & Barking Alert: Furbo will notify you when it senses your dog barking.
- PLAY — Play remotely by tossing treats to your dogs via the app.
- SHARE — Take photos or record videos with the Furbo app.
- STABLE & FLEXIBLE — The slight downward angle of the camera lets you see everything even if Furbo is placed high on a shelf and out of your dog’s reach.
We’ve had our Furbo for a couple of months now and I honestly use it every single day that they’re in the house on their own to check in on them. It’s reassured me many a time that they were OK and at least three times I’ve caught Monty up to no good and been able to stop him doing too much damage although the time that I tuned in to see him doing his best impression of the Andrex puppy with a toilet roll wasn’t my favourite!
Did you notice anything from my photos above (other than the good quality)?
Aside from the first picture, there’s no Buddy in any of them! That’s because he’s scared of it when we set it to throw a treat to them. 😉
It was funny to watch at first, we pressed the button to throw the treat from one of our phones and Monty would stop what he was doing to go hoover up the treats but Buddy would run from the room. It’s not a reflection on the Furbo though as Buddy’s also scared of the soupmaker, wet grass and carrier bags but it does mean that we rarely use the treat throwing button now.
Even without using the treat button, it’s still an amazing little gadget even considering the price. It’s been named as the best pet camera by The Independent earlier this year and Amazon reviewers have given it four stars so you don’t need to just take my word for it.
If you’re in the market for a dog camera then look no further than a Furbo. 😉
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