How cool is the Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Dispenser?
Pet cams are one thing, but when you can add in a treat dispenser that is fun, then you have the Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Dispenser!
With this pet cam, you can check up on your pets at home anytime, take snapshots and videos and toss them a treat if they have been good. You even receive alert notifications if your dog barks, so you can check in with them, calm them down and toss them a treat – I love the tossing treats part 🙂
- HD camera and night vision.
- 720P live video streaming.
- 120 degree wide angle lens.
- x 4 digital zoom (on app).
- Take snapshots and videos.
- 2 way communication and chat.
- Made from extra strong PC-ABD plastic.
- Apple watch compatibility.
- iOS and Android apps.
- Social media sharing.
- Smart privacy mode – Furbo shuts off when you arrive home.
- Very durable.
- Mains power only.
- Size: 5.9 x 4.7 x 8.9 inches.
How do you use the Treat Dispenser part of the Furbo Dog Camera?
This is basically a pet cam with a treat dispenser, all in one. Inside the Furbo is a plastic hopper that holds you doggie treats.
These need to be fairly small treats to fit through the hole in the front of the dispenser, but you receive a free pack of treats with your Furbo, so you will know the ideal size.
The plastic hopper is spring loaded, which when activated, launches a treat into the air for your dog to catch. The trajectory is always the same (unless you move the Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Dispenser), so if your dog is clever, they will know exactly where the treats land – so they can intercept them in the air.
The plastic hopper is only small, so you will need to fill the hopper daily, particularly if you love launching treats at your pet!
How do you use the Furbo Dog Camera itself?
You can only use the Furbo Dog Camera and the Treat Dispenser via an app on your smart phone. There are no buttons on the actual machine itself, so you can’t sit there launching treats at home, unless you use the app that is!
All you need to do is to download the app and follow the instructions to sync the Furbo with your phone. Once you have done that, you are good to go.
The images are pretty good and you can take snapshots of your pets or even funny videos, if you catch them doing something hilarious (you can share these snaps and videos on your social networks quite easily). The night vision is also quite good and you can easily see what your pet is up to at home, if you are on night shift.
You can either check in yourself randomly during the day or only when notified that your dog is barking. Just a note on the sensitivity of the sound detection – by default they are set to HIGH, so the Furbo will detect just about any noises, even cars honking outside your home.
It might take a while to find the right sensitivity, so you might have to put up with lots of notifications for the first few days, until you get the sensitivity set so that it only notifies you when your dog barks – but its worth it!
So the steps to using the Furbo are:
- Download app.
- Load with treats.
- Check in, chat and launch treats!
Why should you use the Furbo Dog Camera?
How many times have I been out all day and thought how great it would be to phone my dogs and make sure that they were OK at home? You might think I am daft, but a dog lover would understand 🙂
Our dogs don’t know why we have left them, only that they are on their own and we are not there. So it makes us feel better if we can check in on them, make sure they are fine, hear our voice and give them a treat, even if we can’t be there with them all the time.
Anyone who has to leave their pets at home alone to go to work or even out for the day will appreciate how cool this gadget really is to your sanity.
It’s even better if you think that your dogs are barking and causing a fuss when you are not home, because the last thing you want is for the neighbours to complain about your dogs barking all day.
You can check in on them every now and again and even catch them misbehaving on times. You might be surprised to learn that your dogs sleep all day long when you aren’t there or that they bark at every little noise.
You will soon find out if they bark a lot because you will receive oodles of notifications on your smart phone (just make sure that the sensitivity isn’t set too high, as I mentioned above). If your dogs are barking too much, then you can call them over to the Furbo Dog Camera, calm them down and then toss them a treat.
Customer reviews of the Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Dispenser
One of the consistent online comments from customers is that the customer support is awesome, so if you do have any problems with the Furbo, you should have no problems contacting customer support and sorting it out.
Having said this, customers love how easy the Furbo is to setup and to use.
They even talk to their kids over the Furbo! Their dogs also love it and pet lovers say that they feel so much better when they leave their pets home alone, because they have the Furbo.
I have noticed that some customers have had trouble connecting the Furbo to their smartphone and others say that the app doesn’t always work. Nevertheless, most customers love the Furbo and have great fun tossing treats to their pets when they are at work.
Summing up the Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Dispenser
With a wide 120 degree angle lens and HD images, you can see just about anywhere in the room and take snapshots or videos of your pets.
You can call them over to the Furbo, chat to them and toss them a treat for being good.
With the Furbo, you don’t need to feel guilty when you leave your pets home alone and you can stop them barking and calm them down if they are misbehaving as well. It’s fun checking in on your dogs, you have no idea what they get up to when you are not there!
The Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Dispenser is fairly expensive, but why not treat yourself and your pets to one for Christmas, your Birthday or even their Birthdays?