Exercise & Preventative Care

Love it and the customer support!  We have the FitBark on our 10 month-old Dane and we love it. It measures activity, not gps and steps so you don't end up with the app reporting your dog went on a 16-mile walk when you drive him across town. My husband and I both love getting the pop-up on our phones when our pup reaches his activity goals. Customer support is amazing. Immediate response through the app and a real interest in feature suggestions. Highly recommend for dog lovers out there who want to keep track of whether or not their... Fetch More

Love it and the customer support! 

We have the FitBark on our 10 month-old Dane and we love it. It measures activity, not gps and steps so you don’t end up with the app reporting your dog went on a 16-mile walk when you drive him across town. My husband and I both love getting the pop-up on our phones when our pup reaches his activity goals. Customer support is amazing. Immediate response through the app and a real interest in feature suggestions. Highly recommend for dog lovers out there who want to keep track of whether or not their dogs are getting off the couch enough!

KMcQ02

Terrific App, Device and Service Helps us see when our younger Vizsla is active, playing or sleeping. We can crank up more active state to tone him up. Nice to share with whole family and we have idea what he's doing when we are not at home. Now to their service. I admit, I'm a techie type. Had problems setting up the FitBark and instantly was talking to the service people LIVE. Turns out that I made a mistake in setting up family accounts. They patiently and quick resolved the issue. Never experienced this level of service "after the sale".... Fetch More

Terrific App, Device and Service

Helps us see when our younger Vizsla is active, playing or sleeping. We can crank up more active state to tone him up. Nice to share with whole family and we have idea what he’s doing when we are not at home.
Now to their service. I admit, I’m a techie type. Had problems setting up the FitBark and instantly was talking to the service people LIVE. Turns out that I made a mistake in setting up family accounts. They patiently and quick resolved the issue. Never experienced this level of service “after the sale”. Sure, the photography online stores will talk to you about buying but after the fact tech support is “meh”. FitBark has raised the bar!!! My dog adds “4 Paws Up”!

BayouBlues

Fun and Fit Got the FitBark from son and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Love it! Makes me aware of when the dog needs more exercise and how the dog is doing in general. It's fun following other FitBark equipped dogs and seeing how your dog stacks up to others. Great customer support too.

Kevanrijn

More fun than a human activity tracker We bought this because I was worried my dog wasn't getting enough exercise. It is really fun to track her activity and make sure she is staying healthy. The app works really well, I highly recommend it.

Allison

Allows you to track daily activity levels. I use this product on my 7 year old terrier cross and it shows me how active he is during the day and night and allows me to see if there is any change in his activity levels day to day. It also has a very long battery life as it has currently been 9 days since it was last fully charged and has only just showing that the battery is starting to run low. This product is also smaller than I expected and easily fits onto my dogs collar so it doesn't... Fetch More

Allows you to track daily activity levels.

I use this product on my 7 year old terrier cross and it shows me how active he is during the day and night and allows me to see if there is any change in his activity levels day to day. It also has a very long battery life as it has currently been 9 days since it was last fully charged and has only just showing that the battery is starting to run low.
This product is also smaller than I expected and easily fits onto my dogs collar so it doesn’t effect him in any way.

Lizzie

Critical for every dog owner, since our pets cannot speak to us I couldn't come up with an objective reason to give this item less than five stars. The unit is essential, I think, for any dog owner. Your pet's activity level is critical to its physical and mental health. While everyone understands how calories are burned and muscle is built through exercise, I think fewer people realize the mental aspect of activity for dogs. If your pet is antsy, seems anxious, or behaving poorly, the easiest step to trying to fix those things is giving it more exercise. While... Fetch More

Critical for every dog owner, since our pets cannot speak to us

I couldn’t come up with an objective reason to give this item less than five stars. The unit is essential, I think, for any dog owner. Your pet’s activity level is critical to its physical and mental health. While everyone understands how calories are burned and muscle is built through exercise, I think fewer people realize the mental aspect of activity for dogs. If your pet is antsy, seems anxious, or behaving poorly, the easiest step to trying to fix those things is giving it more exercise. While that absolutely will not solve all problems, many problems stem from owners not providing this critical component of their animal’s daily life.

Pet physical fitness and weight are also important to their longevity. While this unit doesn’t solve the problem of overfeeding dogs, it does provide a concrete number that can be referenced to see if you are providing your dog with enough exercise to burn the calories he’s been fed.

This unit is valuable to me and my fiancee because it takes the guesswork out of our 12 pound dachshund’s daily exercise. Was that walk long enough? How much exercise does chewing a bone provide? Does he need to be running or can short bursts and tug of war wear him out? How much was he played with before my fiancee went to work tonight? Not having to wonder about these questions is well worth the rather high price tag, as it ensures that my dog won’t drive me crazy (which he will do if he’s not exercised) or begin to misbehave and potentially cost me more money in something he’s decided he would like to chew on.

As I mentioned my dog is a small 12-pounder, and the unit is not too big for his collar. I’ve seen pictures of it on even smaller dogs. Its very likely that it will be able to fit around your dog’s collar without being disruptive. In the image you can see that there are two hooks in the center of the bone. It is attached to the collar by what appears to be an o-ring, or a strong elastic. You hook one end of the ring onto the hook, wrap it around the collar, and wrap it around the next hook. I was a little skeptical of this method, but it does ensure that if something happens to the ring (they give you three) you can easily replace it. You don’t have to worry about a latch breaking and rendering the device useless. I think it was a good less conventional design decision.

I read a few reviews about the software being lackluster, but they must have made an update to the app, because it looks full-featured to me. You can view your dog’s activity down to the hour, and the history builds to show you averages, top scores, and all the usual fitness statistics. It works by detecting agitation through an accelerometer. There are three categories of rest, active, and play depending on the level of agitation. All levels give you the “bark points” that gauge your dog’s daily activity, which can be thought of as calories in humans. Even at rest the body burns calories. However, active and play hours will need to be spent in order to reach the dog’s daily goal. You can set your dog’s personal level as you see fit with recommendations to guide you. You should go more based on your dog’s need rather than the recommendation.

Also you have a suite of options available to manage people who can connect to the fitbark such as co-owners, friends, or your vet. This eases the issue of communicating the information on the fitbark and describing your dog’s history or changes in your dog’s activity. If the fitbark is somehow lost or destroyed you can connect another bitbark to your dog’s account.

Justin

Five Stars Good to relate our cocker spaniels ground coverage in relation to my Fitbit.

michael hicks

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

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

Cool little gadget Cool little gadget. Very handy for me as I have various people who help me out with walking my dog so I can easily keep track of how much exercise he gets each day.

Ryan