Exercise & Preventative Care

Great buy Great product, extremely easy to use.. Very excited about this one!

Al Abood Mahmoud

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

Nice Gadget If you are thinking about getting one of these, go ahead, I have not been disappointed, I have been surprised in a negative way, that's one lazy dog I have, he's been Pulling the wool over my eyes, when we are not in he does nothing, time to take action.

J. Brodie

Great way to keep my older dog active Great app. Best customer service. Highly recommend.

Eforjane

Love it. It is actually getting me out into "exercise land". I'm more competitive for my dog than for myself!!!

Heatheredav

Excellent Customer Service! I received the fitbark as a Christmas gift and I absolutely love it! It has made me more aware of my pup's activity levels and I just bought a Fitbit to join the fun and get active with my dog! We had a small issue and the developers were quick to respond, extremely helpful, and resolved the issue right away!

sbrickwesley

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

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

momentarylapse

Very helpful!!!  This guilts me/incentivizes me to keep my hounds moving. It makes it difficult to talk myself out of taking them for walks or to the dog park. ?

chamlett4

Device is awesome, app is good and keeps improving I ordered this as a second FitBark to give as a gift after using my first FitBark nearly two months. This is one of those products that deserves two separate reviews, because there are really two different things: an app and a device. I gave it 5 stars overall because the device has exceeded my expectations. The app is not yet perfect, but I have witnessed constant improvements with every update in my short time as a user. Also noteworthy - the customer service is tremendous. I have emailed a couple... Fetch More

Device is awesome, app is good and keeps improving

I ordered this as a second FitBark to give as a gift after using my first FitBark nearly two months. This is one of those products that deserves two separate reviews, because there are really two different things: an app and a device. I gave it 5 stars overall because the device has exceeded my expectations. The app is not yet perfect, but I have witnessed constant improvements with every update in my short time as a user. Also noteworthy – the customer service is tremendous. I have emailed a couple of times and always gotten a helpful answer back same day.

The device:
Things I love: it’s smaller and lighter than I thought. It’s very durable. Lola isn’t nice to it (she starts chaos at the dog park), and her best friend is a Macaw (it’s survived several times under the pressure of that beak). Even after 2 months, the FitBark still looks very good. I’m averaging a week + between charges. I appreciate the attachment mechanism, which is designed so that I don’t have to remove it from Lola’s collar to charge the Fitbark, which is very convenient.

The app:
It was easy to get started. The design is unique, intuitive, and I figured out the basics after a few minutes of playing with it. Everything felt natural, although I would have expected a bit of a tutorial in the beginning. They keep adding new features and it seems to load and update quicker than it did last month.

Bottom Line: I’m a non-tech savvy dog lover and I use FitBark literally every day. I can honestly say it has made me a much better dog parent and I highly recommend it. It’s one of those things I didn’t know I needed and now can’t live without.
I’ve attached a photo of the Fitbark on Lola’s collar (you can see it’s pretty small). I’ve also attached a photo of the new fitbark I’m giving as a gift next to the old Fitbark Lola has been wearing for just over 2 months now. It’s worth mentioning, Lola isn’t nice to it. She plays hard with dogs at the dog park and we also have a Macaw at home who I’ve caught chewing on the Fitbark more than once. And after all that, only a few very minor scratches. I’m very impressed.

Perplexy