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Light Up Your Walks with a Lighted Waste Bag Holder

Clean Go Pet The Poop Snoop Lighted Waste Bag Holder II for DogsWith summer behind us, we’re starting to get into that time of year where you’re walking your dog in the dark.  We came across this handy lighted waste bag holder by Clean Go that could be helpful during your walks.  It’s a convenient little light for your neighborhood strolls and to check and make sure you picked up all the poop. The light activates with the push of a button. It’s not a flood light, so we don’t recommend using it to go in the woods.
It has a little hook to attach to your leash or anything else with a belt and is light at only 3.2 ounces. Best of all, it holds up a 20-count rolls of dog waste bags, so you won’t have to be on a walk without poop bags.

Whistle: New Tech Innovation for Your Dogs Health

whistle-activity-monitorWhistle is a new tech innovation and pet monitoring device that can be used to track the behavior and long-term health trends of your best friend. This half-ounce device is a stainless steel tag embedded with an accelerometer which clips to a dog’s collar. It registers your dog’s movements and activity and sends this info to an app on your smartphone. So finally you’ll really know if your dog has been napping all day or running around the house. Surprisingly, it’s also waterproof so your dog can go for a swim or play in the rain with the Whistle Activity Monitor on. It has a built-in rechargable lithium-ion polymer battery which lasts up to 10 days of use between charges and uses a USB charging dock.

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The Whistle app puts together some great reports, such as, comparing your dog’s activity to other dogs in context based on breed, age, and weight. It will track patterns and changes in your dog’s behavior over time. According to Ben Jacobs, co-founder of Whistle, tracking a pet’s movements isn’t just about tracking its health – sudden changes in behavior, like sleeplessness, can alert an owner that it is stressed or suffering from some other ailment before the symptoms are more obvious.

We can’t wait to try out this device…but it’s not yet released yet, so you can only pre-order it today at http://www.whistle.com/.

Similar products have been on the market for a while now, but they’re adding features. Back in April, we did a post on Tagg — The Pet Tracker. It was initially meant to help owners find lost pets with global positioning technology when it was first sold in 2011. Since then, a tracking feature that charts a pet’s daily activity has been added. Perhaps one day they’ll come up with a similar device for kids.

How to teach your dog tricks

We came across this great website: How to Teach Your Dog Tricks. It has 44 videos on teaching dog tricks – wow! It looks like most of them are from Andrea Arden who we think is absolutely amazing! Our dog Kobi went to Andrea Arden puppy kindergarten classes and we were really impressed with the staff there. Here’s a video on Easy Tricks to Teach:

If you’re the type of person that prefers reading a book,
then you should check out 101 Dog Tricks:

It has great illustrations and how-to steps.
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Is your dog getting enough exercise?

Ever wonder if your dog is getting Tagg-Pet-Tracker exerciseenough exercise? Well we just discovered a product that monitors your dog’s activity and tracks your pet’s location (especially helpful if he gets lost).

The Tagg pet tracking system allows you to track your pet’s location and activity from your computer or mobile device. The Tagg tracker attaches to your dog’s collar. It will monitor your dog’s activity levels (even while swimming) and you’ll be able to a full report of their exercise.

The built in GPS feature will also send you a text and/or email in case your dog is lost.


Fit Blogs to Keep Your Dog Healthy

We thought we would try out this Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With Love. It’s essentially a list of other blogs with articles about how to promote a healthy active lifestyle for your dog: