Exercise & Preventative Care

Love this app!!! Great design and gives so much insight into my puppy's activity.

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Loving our FitBarks! Everyone is getting fit with this device 🙂 We've had our 55lb SharPei/Pointer mix on for a few months now and have enjoyed it so much I've ordered them for my Mom's and Sister's dogs. We've also convinced friends to get their pooch's on and are now having friendly competitions with our mutts. We've gone through a number of human fitness trackers and generally lost interest but surprisingly having our dog kitted up has kept us active daily making sure she gets out and hits our goals. Even our friend who's not big on exercising himself it... Fetch More

Loving our FitBarks! Everyone is getting fit with this device 🙂

We’ve had our 55lb SharPei/Pointer mix on for a few months now and have enjoyed it so much I’ve ordered them for my Mom’s and Sister’s dogs. We’ve also convinced friends to get their pooch’s on and are now having friendly competitions with our mutts. We’ve gone through a number of human fitness trackers and generally lost interest but surprisingly having our dog kitted up has kept us active daily making sure she gets out and hits our goals. Even our friend who’s not big on exercising himself it getting out every day and tossing a ball until his dog hits his points. Love that each dog gets point goals based on breeds (primary and secondary), age and weight. Love being able to comment, post pics, likes, etc. on our and our friends profiles. Now that we’re all sharing our pups profiles it’s led to a great group all encouraging (and competing ;)) each other to keep our dogs active. The upshot is that it’s keeping each of us active as well. We’re now doing hikes with our pups and other puppy playdates regularly.

The app is simple and fun to use. Device size makes it suitable for any size dog from toy to Great Dane. Set up was easy, even for my 80yr old MamaBear. Excited to see how our dog compares to other similar dogs when that feature is working.

We now have more than half a dozen family and friends on FitBark and would recommend it to anyone who wants insight into the health and activity of their dogs. As a side benefit it’ll get you more active as well.

Update: We recently had to travel for a couple of days and left our dog at a kennel. It was super insightful to see how much activity she got there. When we told the Kennel owner she was over her daily goal every day she said she’d start recommending them to her other clients. She’s always touted how much playtime and exercise the dogs get there and now she has hard data she can show owners.

Highly recommended.

Robert Durkin

Absolutely love it! Absolutely love it!! My puppy just a year and been told he overweight. I was worried about how could look after him but now I get bar charts and graphs and positive messages daily and weekly! Best thing I bought since the puppy lol

sarah crookes

Great customer support I've been using this product for close to 3 months and quite impressed with it. The android version that I use is accurate and is constantly being refined, they have an API for developers to query their rapidly expanding doggy database and to top it off, they have great customer care. When my fitbark died mysteriously, Sara had me exchanging the ailing one within a weekend all on their dime. As you can tell the service is prompt and personable. I was so impressed that I got a fitbark for my wife's chihuahua and it fits him... Fetch More

Great customer support

I’ve been using this product for close to 3 months and quite impressed with it. The android version that I use is accurate and is constantly being refined, they have an API for developers to query their rapidly expanding doggy database and to top it off, they have great customer care. When my fitbark died mysteriously, Sara had me exchanging the ailing one within a weekend all on their dime. As you can tell the service is prompt and personable.

I was so impressed that I got a fitbark for my wife’s chihuahua and it fits him great.

Terry Drymonacos

FitBark: Accurate, inexpensive and fun for you and your dog! We've had our True Red FitBark for nearly a month now, and it was more than worth the wait…we have a beautiful Australian Shepherd, a year and a half old, and she is nothing but motion! My wife and i have been curious since we got our dog just how much she really did during the day, and we've both worn the FitBit Human Activity Monitor for years, so we both had personal baselines. The FitBark has a feature that allows you to compare your human vs. your dogs activity... Fetch More

FitBark: Accurate, inexpensive and fun for you and your dog!

We’ve had our True Red FitBark for nearly a month now, and it was more than worth the wait…we have a beautiful Australian Shepherd, a year and a half old, and she is nothing but motion! My wife and i have been curious since we got our dog just how much she really did during the day, and we’ve both worn the FitBit Human Activity Monitor for years, so we both had personal baselines. The FitBark has a feature that allows you to compare your human vs. your dogs activity level, and i have to tell you, we have a lot of work to do to keep our numbers up even near hers! The FitBark also shows you on a graph just how busy your dog has been, and when. Very helpful if you are trying to get an older or sedentary dog to move more, or pick up the activity level (and calorie burn) of a dieting dog. The software runs great on my iOS, is very details on both a daily and weekly level, and has gone a week+ before needing recharged. Our Mackenzie has a ton of dog friends, who play pretty rough, and has had no effect on the FitBark, the unit itself is very small and almost weightless, and so far, tough as nails. It has a very novel attachment scheme that allows for almost universal fit on nearly any collar, that stays tight, has not collected dirt and weeds in it, nor been snatched off by a rowdy buddy.
I have already had to contact Customer Service via email to help me get the most out of a feature and they responded quickly and were clear and very helpful, we accomplished my problem in 1 email exchange! Overall, we are very happy with our FitBark, and while it means nothing to our Mackenzie, we can monitor and modify what we need to, to keep her, and us, healthy and happier for a longer time.

Tony Ferretti

Love, Love Love, Love, Love the FitBark! We have a healthy virtual completion going amongst 5 dogs with my crazy work friends. This works great and makes sure you exercise your puppy ... also you can see if your puppy sitter is doing their job 🙂 The FitBark owners are always available for online chat and are very responsive to any questions you may have, and are building a massive database of activity by breed, age, etc... Have to admit I thought this was silly before I had a puppy, but now I think it's the coolest thing ever!

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.

If you like Fitbit, you'll love FitBark Great product! My dog is healthier now, since I walk her more frequently to make sure she achieves her daily goal. Product is only going to get better as they enhance the features in the app. Definitely recommend

Tamade38

It's easy to set up and simple to use This is a well-designed product. It's easy to set up and simple to use. We bought a Whistle and returned it because the set up was complicated and ultimately unsuccessful. We returned the Whistle, got a fitbark and had it up and running in no time. Our Enzo is one lucky doggie 🙂

Kathy O'Shaughnessy

Great device • Great app I should start by saying I read an article about 5 things you may be doing to crush your dogs spirit. The very first thing was not taking your dog on a walk as often as you should. Admittedly, I am guilty of this and I do NOT want to crush the spirit of any dog! So I looked at several styles of activity trackers and decided to try the FitBark. I think seeing their actual activity level will either guilt me into getting busy with them or make me proud of how we're doing.... Fetch More

Great device • Great app

I should start by saying I read an article about 5 things you may be doing to crush your dogs spirit. The very first thing was not taking your dog on a walk as often as you should. Admittedly, I am guilty of this and I do NOT want to crush the spirit of any dog! So I looked at several styles of activity trackers and decided to try the FitBark. I think seeing their actual activity level will either guilt me into getting busy with them or make me proud of how we’re doing.
I’ve only been using my FitBark for about a week. I have 3 dogs (a Mastiff and 2 Yorkies) and it’s been fun to see what time of day they’re most active and just how active they really are.
I bought one for each of my daughters dogs too (an Australian Shepard and a Boxer).
All of the dogs are ‘friends’, on the app, so we can see how active they’ve been, even when we’re all living in different cities. When they’re all together there’s a HUGE jump in play/active time.
It’s nice to be able to add notes to each day as well. You can go back and see if their activity, or lack thereof, is mirrored by health issues (diarrhea, decreased appetite, etc). I haven’t been using it long enough to take advantage of this feature but I like having that option available.
The staff is amazing! When I’ve asked questions through the app, I thought I’d have to wait several hours for a response; not so! The support has been much higher than I expected it to be. You’re made to feel like one of the FitBark family. I like having the ability to send photos too. I can include a screen shot with my question(s) which helps me explain my question and, I assume, it likely helps them to see what I’m talking about.
I don’t consider myself to be a very tech savvy individual but I have found the app and FitBark set up to be quite straightforward and simple. If I can do it, anybody can do it!
I’ve purchased 5 FitBarks, for my dogs and as gifts, and I feel it will prove to be a great investment in our dogs’ health. And we’ll benefit as well.

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