Our friend Gareth Mooreland rounded up the four pet hacks for you and your favorite pooch both in the home and the great outdoors. Gareth also gathered some DIY tips and tricks of some nifty gadgets you can invest in to keep your dog happy and healthy.
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Four Pet Hacks Every Dog Owner Must Try
1.DIY Doggie Door
DIY doggie doors are a simple but effective change that will impact your dog’s happiness forever. Giving your pet the autonomy it needs with a doggie door whether this is for fresh air, or to use the bathroom outside, will not only improve your dog’s well-being but minimize the amount of barking at the back door. For those who have to leave the house at various times throughout the day, this will also give you peace of mind knowing that your dog has the freedom to roam and prevents any accidents while you’re out. For those with a mischievous furry friend, it could also provide some distraction from more destructive behaviors!
2. Food Dispenser
You will never have to worry about your dog being hungry again with a self-help food dispenser. Whether choosing as a DIY project or an investment, this gadget will give your four legged friends independent access to food. You can also use this as a way to train them, even filling it with treats. Once you have made your first dispenser, you can start upgrading to make something even more impressive with multiple types of treats and dog food giving your pooch its own personal vending machine. However, exercise with caution if your pet is on the greedier side of the appetite scale.
3. Health Monitor
As you know, your breed of dog will dictate the amount of exercise he or she needs, so a digital health monitor such as Fitbark will help you keep track. This is particularly handy if you hire someone else to look after your dog or if you’re an owner who is already an owner of a Fitbit. Pet MD also provides some useful information on keeping your dog fit and healthy and the amount of daily exercise they need.
4. Light-up Collar
Hound owners will know that if your pooch gets a scent of prey, their natural hunting instinct can kick in leaving you running after a dog that has suddenly forgotten his or her name! Getting a mini LED dog collar that lights up at night will help you to spot your dog from miles away. More importantly, any drivers will instantly be able to see the light at nighttime, and so the likelihood of accidents are significantly reduced.