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Tag Archives: dogs

Alien Facehugger Leash Needs To Be Ours

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Although we’ll have to buy a dog first. And we better make that an all black dog, because as cool as this leash is, the FaceHugger itself is attached to a black harness that will ruin the illusion if tied to anything but a black canine. That aside, this is one awesome leash. The alien is made of airbrushed foam, and the harness ties up with velcro. It fits smallish dogs, ranging between 15-35 pounds in size. It’s also pretty darn expensive at $150, but we bet you’ll be the only one in the neighbourhood with something like this and are likely to be quite the hit at the dog park…

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BarkerBag is a Sleeping Bag For You and Your Canine Companion

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You wouldn’t leave your best friend out in the cold now, would you? There’s no reason to, really, even if he does happen to be of the furry, canine type. That’s because things like the BarkerBag exist now. If you’re fond of taking your dog with you when you go spend some time in the great outdoors or go camping, then this pet-friendly sleeping bag might just be what you’re looking for.

Aside from a sleeping compartment for you, the human, there’s an extension off to one side for your canine best friend. The extension also has a cinchable collar to keep your dog secure in place so he doesn’t run out and run off into the night.

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Fancy Headset Translates Dog Thoughts

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Have you watched “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs”? If you did, you might remember the Monkey Thought Translator. Aside from being hilarious, this completely fictitious device also seemed like something we’d all like to own. After all, who wouldn’t want a gadget that reads your pet’s mind? Well… with the “No More Woof”, you might just be able to do that. Currently in the early development stages, the device uses electroencephalogram sensors and a Raspberry Pi to read your dog’s thought patterns, and blare out through a speaker their associated meanings. The developers believe they’ve identified a few key processes, which translate into rudimentary expressions like “I’m hungry!”, “I need to pee!”, and “I’m tired!”.

They stress that this is a research product and that if you acquire one, you will be helping in its development and not enjoying a final, polished product. Considering it’ll cost you between $65 and $1,200 to get one (depending on the level of complexity and the number of thoughts it’s able to “read”), you may want to make sure you really care what pooch has to say before you pledge to their IndieGogo campaign.

And that’s of course assuming this whole thing isn’t a giant hoax.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

DOGTV: Now Dogs Can Watch TV While Their Owners are At Work

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Don’t leave your dog with nothing to do when you’re off at work or running some errands. Flip over to the DOGTV channel instead, and let them watch some dog-themed shows on the tube while they wait for your return. “What’s DOGTV?”, you might ask. Well, it’s a television channel that features programming that’s “scientifically programmed” for your dog.

DOGTV’s 24/7 programing helps stimulate, entertain, relax and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences and behavior patterns, all from a dog’s point of view.

While not taking any official position, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) said any relaxation and stimulation for pets is good. But it doubted that all dogs will take to it.

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It’s a Dog Day Afternoon, Every Day: Dog Bark Park Inn

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Ever wondered what it would feel like to live in a dog house? Well, wonder no more and check out the Dog Bark Park Inn instead. So it’s not exactly a dog house (as in, where your pet dog lives in), but it’s a literal dog house (meaning, it’s built in the shape of an actual dog–and in this, it’s a giant beagle.)

The bed and breakfast guesthouse was created by owners Dennis and Frances, who happen to be woodcarvers. They also make and sell chainsaw sculptures of beagles on-site. Dang, they must love beagles so much!Continue Reading

The Modern Day Technophile Does Not Play Fetch With His Dog Like Regular People

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The iFetch device pictured above will throw a ball 10ft, 20ft, or 30ft., so that you don’t have to. It’s meant to be used entirely by your dog, without your intervention. It features a large funnel shaped opening that your pup will hopefully learn how to use, and is activated by the introduction of a ball. Take your pooch to a park, set this on the floor and watch as your canine amuses himself with minimal intervention on your part. If the animal was any smarter, it would resent you for not “spending quality time with it”. Or maybe it’ll do that anyway. I don’t own a dog and never have; will they even notice?

Either way, it’s $75 to pre-order one on Kickstarter.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Star Wars Costumes for Your Pooch: You’ll Love ‘Em, He’ll Hate ‘Em!

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You can’t ride a dog like you ride a horse, but you can let certain creatures ride it, provided they’re the right shape and size. I’m talking about select characters from the Star Wars franchise that are being featured in this set of doggy costumes by Costume Craze.

The costimes will transform your pooch into a Bantha, Dewback, Tauntaun, or AT-AT. And to make the reference even clearer, each of these costumes feature the appropriate passenger on the species of choice. For example, a stalwart Stormtrooper sits high and mighty on the back of the Dewback costume, ready to attack.

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Dogsbutter: Because Dogs Want Peanut Butter, Too

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Dogs can eat regular human peanut butter, although in moderation. But if you want to give your canine best friend a treat without fear of causing allergies or making it sick, then give it peanut butter that’s especially formulated for dogs. Aptly called Dogsbutter, this creamy, peanut butter-flavored spread can be enjoyed slathered on your dog’s favorite biscuits or on your fingers.

Each jar is notably pricier than regular human peanut butter at $10, but if you love your dog as much as you love yourself, then price wouldn’t even be an issue.

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Hi-Tech Powered Pet Door Gives Your Pooch Freedom

Owning a canine is as much fun as a barrel of monkeys, but it is also a lot of work. We’re not going to list the ways owning a dog is hard because frankly, you’re not so dense as to not know what we mean. We’re really just looking for a way to segue onto the above product, the “Powered Pet Door, PX-1.” It’s a door that lets your dog go in or out of the house, but doesn’t simultaneously offer an entryway to any small, limber and motivated robber. The powered door opens when an ultrasonic collar worn by your dog is within range, so only your pooch has access. And it doesn’t just unlock: it actually opens. You can set the range at which the collar activates the mechanism, as well as decide if it works as “out only”, “in only” or both. It accommodates pets up to 100 lbs and can be installed on your existing door. Just cut a hole, screw this in, and you’re set.

We think it’s a rather smart way to give your dog the freedom to do its business, rather than have to get up at some ungodly hour to watch Fido excrete in the backyard.

It’s $270.

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