I received the Furbo Dog Camera for free in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated and the following opinions are solely my own.
If you’re anything like me, leaving your dog home alone is much more than just missing him. Sure, I miss Bruce Wayne, but leaving Bruce Wayne actually gives me anxiety. You could say we both have separation anxiety from each other. Not wanting or being able to leave him home alone has actually hindered my daily life at times, so when the team at Furbo Dog Camera reached out to me about trying one of their new interactive dog cameras, I took it as a perfect opportunity to not only try this new technology, but also to work on my anxiety!
In full disclosure, I have never owned a Furbo Dog Camera before, however, I have seen many pet parents post about their Furbo Dog Camera. In years past, I have tried a different dog camera, which never seemed to work properly, so I was a bit hesitant and skeptical about the Furbo camera, but figured I would give it a fair shot.
I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to set up the Furbo Dog Camera. You can literally set the camera up in 3 easy steps: plug the camera into an electrical outlet, wait for the light at the bottom of the Furbo to turn green signaling that the Furbo is ready to be connected and then, download the Furbo Dog Camera app to your phone. Easy as that. I was able to set my Furbo Dog Camera is only a few minutes. It literally took me longer to unwrap the packaging and pull the camera out of the box then it did to set up.
If you have ever owned a pet camera before, you may be familiar with the overall premises: you can watch your dog from the convenience of your phone. After this similarity, this is where the Furbo Dog Camera stands out from the rest. To say that this is a “smart camera” is an understatement. This camera houses the latest and greatest technology to help keep any pet parent calm while leaving their dog for work or a night out on the town.
Treat-Tossing Dog Camera
Furbo is the first dog camera to introduce treat-tossing technology. Yes, you read that right. You can literally toss treats to your dog from your phone. If your dog happens to be pee pad trained and you see him use the pee pad while your away, you could easily toss him a good boy treat as if you were home. Be prepared for some funny live action shots of your dog standing and staring at the Furbo at times, as dogs are quick to learn where the treats come from when you are not home.
As you may hear, our Furbo didn’t always toss the treat out. Furbo actually recommends a few different treat options on their website, however, at the time of this review, I only had our Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried treats on hand. Most of the time, the Furbo was able to dispense the treats on demand, however, for complete accuracy, you may want to invest in a soft moist/crunchy treat.
Yes, you can actually talk to your dog while you are away! Notice your dog chewing on something he shouldn’t be chewing on? No worries, you can chime in and let him know your watching him! Or, if you are having a bad day at work, take a break and chat it out with your dog. We all know that dogs are the best listeners around! 😉
This is a great benefit for all our night owls out there that still go out on the town in the evenings. 😉 While my partying nights have been limited to early happy hour at best, if you are headed out on the town for an evening, now you won’t have to keep your lights on to see your dog on camera. This is also a great benefit for anyone’s dog that sleeps in a separate room. You can easily check in to make sure your dog is sleeping at any point throughout the night. Not only does the Furbo Dog Camera offer night vision, but if offers HD night vision! No grainy, eye squinting going on here!
These features will notify you when your dog begins barking, becomes active or when a person has come into view of the camera. These features allow you to enjoy your time out, sending notifications right to your phone regardless if your Furbo app is open or closed so that you do not have to sit and stare at the camera the entire time.
Photo and Video!
As many of us know, your dog always seems to do the funniest things when we aren’t around to capture it. With the technology of the Furbo Dog Camera, you can easily record or take photos of your dog and save it right to your phone for easy uploading to any social media channel for sharing!
Overall, I love the Furbo Dog Camera! It is easy to use and quite addicting. Because, who doesn’t like to spy on their dog?! The smart features are amazing, but if you feel like you are getting too many notifications, you can always turn them off. I love the interacting options that the Furbo Dog Camera offers to pet parents. While, the app itself can be glitchy at times, you can easily restart the app, which usually fixes any glitching. The only other “con” I have about the Furbo Dog Camera is that I wish it were wireless. Having puppies means that I cannot keep the Furbo on their ground level, as they will go absolutely mad chewing the cord. I would love to see a battery operated version so that I do not have to keep the Furbo at an elevated level. Hopefully, with some puppy training, this issue will work out in the end. In my opinion, the Furbo Dog Camera is well worth the investment to be able to keep an eye on your dog.
Currently, the Furbo Dog Camera is on sale! The regular price point of the Furbo Dog Camera is $249.00, however, the Furbo team is running a New Year special offering the Furbo Dog Camera to customers at $199.00 with free shipping! Unfortunately, I have no idea how long this promo is running, so if you’ve been considering a dog camera, head over to the Furbo website to order yours today!
If all the above features haven’t convinced you to order a Furbo Dog Camera now, I’m not sure what will. But, being that we are always up for a good challenge, so enjoy the video below of our puppies playing captured by our Furbo Dog Camera! 🙂 And, if you have a Furdo, I’d love to hear your opinions of your Furbo Dog Camera experiences. If you have any funny videos or photos you’ve captured with your Furbo, please feel free to send them our way! 🙂
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