Dog Walker, Daycare & Boarding

Yep. This is what I needed So here's the deal. My sister runs a pet sitting/nannying company in LA. Which means a lot of dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, a lot of whom are used to pretty good lifestyles. I live up north and go to visit her every few months, and when I do I love to join her at "work" while she "has to" hang out with furry animals all day. I had some dogs and cats growing up. But working with my sister has opened my eyes to a lot of new things. Like how many animals sit... Fetch More

Yep. This is what I needed

So here’s the deal. My sister runs a pet sitting/nannying company in LA. Which means a lot of dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, a lot of whom are used to pretty good lifestyles. I live up north and go to visit her every few months, and when I do I love to join her at “work” while she “has to” hang out with furry animals all day.

I had some dogs and cats growing up. But working with my sister has opened my eyes to a lot of new things. Like how many animals sit at home all day while their owners are away, in various conditions. Some have big cushy couches they aren’t allowed to sit on, others are in kennels (which I do not support).

They do all have one thing in common: they are alone a large chunk of their lives, or at least with other animals but not their owners. And because they can’t speak it’s hard to know if they got enough exercise that day, if they’re sitting down too much, not playing, feeling sick. I’d tried FitBit and Jawbone Up and all sorts of wearables for myself but I returned all of them.

Then we got our own dog. I cannot say how glad I am I didn’t return the FitBark like I did with those devices for myself. I realized the difference is I know how I’m feeling but I don’t know how Toby’s feeling. And working with my sister has taught me that animals do exhibit body language, but that can’t/doesn’t tell the whole story. And working with trainers I’ve learned you need a degree to parse your dog’s body language anyway 😉

I will never go back to not putting a doggie tracker on Toby. I don’t think I’m the only one who’d pay anything for my dog 😉 Any little bit more I can relate to him and know he’s living a great life I will do. It did take a bit of adjusting the levels on the FitBark and I keep forgetting about the battery reminders but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I love my Toby. Worth it. Very worth it.

Tyler Hayes

We are really enjoying FitBark and it is helping us to understand why some days we have an excitable dog in the evenings and other days a sleepy one. Unintentionally we found out our trusted dog walker was not so trusted after all.

Katy G.

Best Pet Accessory EVER! This thing is absolutely incredible, and the company behind it is amazing as well! The interface on the app is very slick, informative, and accurate! It is a great way to know what your pup is up to when you are not with them, or just to track each day's activity! So much fun. Also compatible with the fitbit and other fitness apps to compare the pups to their humans! The fitbark itself is pretty wicked, but what makes the experience SO awesome is the ability to get in touch with support chat instantly via the app,... Fetch More

Best Pet Accessory EVER!

This thing is absolutely incredible, and the company behind it is amazing as well! The interface on the app is very slick, informative, and accurate! It is a great way to know what your pup is up to when you are not with them, or just to track each day’s activity! So much fun. Also compatible with the fitbit and other fitness apps to compare the pups to their humans! The fitbark itself is pretty wicked, but what makes the experience SO awesome is the ability to get in touch with support chat instantly via the app, and they respond brilliantly fast, always with kind words and helpful advice. I have recommended this to all dog owners I know and meet and I recommend it to you!!!

Ben

My Furry Fitness Star - thanks to FitBark! I LOVE this device! I'm an active person and enjoy using my fitness tracker to watch for patterns and keep up healthy competition with myself. This FitBark allows the furriest member of my family to participate in the fun as well and it has given me much more insight into my dog's health and activity levels...which leads to her happiness! I think of Reina as a very active dog and she definitely is when I'm around, but this lets me know when she's sleeping more often or perhaps is less active than... Fetch More

My Furry Fitness Star – thanks to FitBark!

I LOVE this device! I’m an active person and enjoy using my fitness tracker to watch for patterns and keep up healthy competition with myself. This FitBark allows the furriest member of my family to participate in the fun as well and it has given me much more insight into my dog’s health and activity levels…which leads to her happiness! I think of Reina as a very active dog and she definitely is when I’m around, but this lets me know when she’s sleeping more often or perhaps is less active than normal. I’m then prompted and motivated to take her on a walk or get a new toy out to play with. I love her so much and I, of course want her to be happy & healthy. This little gadget is awesome for that and the journal portion of the app helps me capture the fun times and remember the important stuff. Couldn’t ask for more!

Ari Kern

Loving our FitBarks! What an amazing and interactive way to keep dibs on my dogs while I am away! LOVING this device!! Cannot wait to see it continue to evolve.

Haleydenise

Dog Trainer's New Favorite Toy I've just completed set-up for my second FitBark, and just as I was with my first FitBark, I'm excited at all the fun to be had with this activity monitor. First the basics: The app is easily my favorite part! The set-up is quick and easy. The interface is stellar, and I've yet to encounter any glitches. As a dog trainer, I make sure that my dogs get plenty of exercise, but this device and the accompanying phone app make it more fun and quantifies everything into numerical data, which is great. The best application... Fetch More

Dog Trainer’s New Favorite Toy

I’ve just completed set-up for my second FitBark, and just as I was with my first FitBark, I’m excited at all the fun to be had with this activity monitor.
First the basics: The app is easily my favorite part! The set-up is quick and easy. The interface is stellar, and I’ve yet to encounter any glitches. As a dog trainer, I make sure that my dogs get plenty of exercise, but this device and the accompanying phone app make it more fun and quantifies everything into numerical data, which is great. The best application i have found for my own dogs though, are the times when I am away and have to leave them in the care of someone else. I can monitor their activity and pair their FitBark devices with the dog sitter’s mobile device so that the individual can reference how much activity I expect from them in a clear way, without confusion or uncertainty. Furthermore, I’ve convinced a few clients to order these so that I can monitor their dogs to determine if they are doing the necessary amount of work needed to properly condition in obedience commands the way they are instructed to do so between lessons with me. The FitBark quantifies everything for them to help give a tangible goal to improve/maintain not only the physical health of their dog, but the dog’s mental health through training exercises. My clients tell me that FitBark helps keep them on track and I can see it for myself. My girlfriend loves my FitBark monitors too, as they allow her to see how much activity our dogs get by virtue of my full-time employment as an independent trainer. Of course, she teases me when “her” dog, ‘Chivo’, gets more points than “my” dog, ‘Jarvis’. All in all, the applications for a FitBark are endless and I can’t wait to see what other things people think of that I haven’t yet!

 

Lost In The South

Love it! This is a great unit. Our pup goes to dog day care from time to time and it's nice to see exactly how his day was when I pick him up. The battery is amazing and the support from FitBark is top shelf!

Jim

Small and easy to use I have a Shih Tzu and was worried the Fitbark would be bulky around his neck. I didn't need to worry as its really small and quite discreet. It doesn't bother him at all. The app was easy to install however takes some playing about with to get best out of product. However the basics of the product are really easy to navigate. The product does what it says on the tin and we find it interesting especially looking at our dog's sleeping habits. If you're curious as to whether your dog is getting enough... Fetch More

Small and easy to use

I have a Shih Tzu and was worried the Fitbark would be bulky around his neck. I didn’t need to worry as its really small and quite discreet. It doesn’t bother him at all.

The app was easy to install however takes some playing about with to get best out of product. However the basics of the product are really easy to navigate.

The product does what it says on the tin and we find it interesting especially looking at our dog’s sleeping habits. If you’re curious as to whether your dog is getting enough exercise or what it’s up to when you’re not around then this is a great tool.

FitBark Customer

Super product Fitbark isn't just for super athletic dogs, it's great for medium to low energy pups like ours! It's a great tool to make sure our fluff ball/couch potato gets enough time on his paws. It is especially helpful to know how much exercise he's gotten at doggy daycare so we can make sure to supplement his fun as needed when he gets home. One thing we've found is that if our dog pulls or puts too much tension on his collar, the Fitbark won't bounce around much and only registers a brisk walk as "activity" and not as... Fetch More

Super product

Fitbark isn’t just for super athletic dogs, it’s great for medium to low energy pups like ours! It’s a great tool to make sure our fluff ball/couch potato gets enough time on his paws. It is especially helpful to know how much exercise he’s gotten at doggy daycare so we can make sure to supplement his fun as needed when he gets home.

One thing we’ve found is that if our dog pulls or puts too much tension on his collar, the Fitbark won’t bounce around much and only registers a brisk walk as “activity” and not as “play”. For pullers, use a harness for walks so the Fitbark can do its job on a tension free collar.

We really like Fitbark and highly recommend it to other dog owners.

It's been a great device for keeping dog walkers honest. We had a well liked dog walker in our building we hired. His first walk was for an hour. Thanks to our FitBark we knew for a fact that this guy walked the dogs for all of 5 minutes over the course of an hour. It's nice to have the peace of mind that nobody is cheating your furry friend on their much needed play time.

FitBark Customer