Dog Lifestyle

Worst Dog Tech 2021: Buy bones instead!

We love innovation especially in the dog tech arena. After all, we believe our dog CBD from hemp oral sprays are the most innovative CBD delivery system for pets in the industry, that we worked hard to develop with biochemists so we appreciate when someone goes the extra mile to develop dog tech, especially dog tech that will be appreciated by our furry pals and make life better for all of us.  

However, then there comes some misguided innovation that causes you to spend where you should not and instead of buying an extra yummy bone or 10 you instead get trapped into buying some dog tech that does not work as promised and is a huge waste of money and disappointment.

Halo Dog Collar

I really needed and wanted this dog tech to work, like really!  I did not hesitate to drop the near $1,000 dollars and small monthly fee to know where my dog was and have the ability to train her to stay where she should be all from my phone.  This is a lofty amazing goal for this dog tech but it has been done before in different products, they are just combining them all into one. 

It seemed like a dream and a solution but instead Ruby, our Great Pyrenees (who we write about here) caused us to meet many neighbors calling to let us know that she was lounging in their yard or playing with their kids and dogs.  Seems harmless enough but there is a lot of fast traffic in between us and that fun.  

Unbeknownst to us, as soon as the Halo collar moves off of WIFI and onto GPS it does not work.  So after multiple hours attempting a fix, multiple more trying to determine there is no fix and even more working to return we still have no solution but a tiny dog pen and lots of barking but thankfully a dog that has not been run down by a car and did come back.  


I will update this post if there ever is a solution but for now.  Great idea but this product should not have been launched with these prevalent glitches when we are dealing with pet safety.

Stop Barking Tools


Stop Dog Barking products like the Good Life Inc. stop dog barking pro attempt to stop you or your neighbors dog from barking.  Barking is annoying but for

some dogs part of their DNA (truly in the case of a Great Pyrenees as we talk about here).  Which makes stopping barking an extremely lofty ambition but a worthy one if it is disrupting sleep or other enjoyment.  


When dealing with a neighbor it may be so much better to drop $69.95 to stop the barking that then gets your do going than to actually have an uncomfortable conversation about it that likely will not end well.  


However, to spend that much you at least want a well made product and the ability to return if things go awry.  This particular vendor charges for return and there are several complaints about quality.  So be aware if searching for dog tech related to stop barking there are several products that just should not be on the market and their price does not reflect that.  

For more on neighborly relations with a dog check out Motherpuppin’ Adorable: What to do when your dog is better than everyone else’s 

FluentPet HexTiles System Tester Kit – Starter Dog Training Soundboard


If you were inspired by Christina Hunger’s book about teaching Stella to talk and of course who would not want to teach their dog to talk?  (Well me for one) .  This technology has some work to do on the recording and again, should not have launched without some further research and testing.  


These buzzers or this buzzer kit, both from Amazon may be a suitable alternative and may be more reliable.  It may be a fun way to get closer with your dog and, have a chat.  

Again, we love pet tech and dog tech especially and appreciate companies attempts to make life better with our dogs.  There are some fun examples of fun dog tech like the Furbo pet camera but buyer beware not all of it is fun and worth your money.