Furbo Treat-Popping Dog Camera Review

Imagine if you could see what your pet is up to when you’re out of the house? Your dog could no longer blame the cat for chewing your slippers, and the cat could no longer point the paw at your dog for shredding the curtains!

Do you have a dog that feels insecure when it’s alone and would benefit from hearing your voice? Have you been told your dog barks when you leave the house?

With the Furbo Treat-Popping Dog Camera you need not wonder any longer!

  • Be notified when your dog barks
  • Speak to your dog and hear what they’re up too through the two-way chat
  • Toss your dog a treat
  • Take photos and record video of your dog and/or cat
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was given a Furbo Dog Camera in exchange for my review. With a dog and two cats I was excited to put the Furbo Dog Camera to the test and find out what Edie and cats Lily and Lloyd are up too when I’m not around. I only share information on products that I feel would be of interest to my readers, and only products that I would personally use or have my pets use.

Initial thoughts of the Furbo Dog Camera:

Appearance: Sleek and stylish is what came to mind when I first opened the packaging of the Furbo Dog Camera. The Furbo would fit with any decor and not look out of place.

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App installation: Easily downloaded the Furbo Dog Camera app from the App Store or Google Pay.

Setup: The most technically challenged person (me included) would have no problem setting up the Furbo Dog Camera. What’s easier than placing the Furbo Dog Camera where you want it, plug it in and connect to your Wi-fi? It’s just that easy!

Treat Dispenser: Open the wooden lid, place your preferred treats or kibble up to the marked “fill line” and close the lid. An extremely important aspect of the treat dispenser for me was that I not be restricted to using a specific treat but could use Edie’s own kibble.

The first decision was where best to place the Furbo. Originally I placed the Furbo Dog Camera up high on a cabinet, but with a small dog soon found it was best to place it closer to the ground so I could get a better view of Edie and our cats.

For my first test of the Furbo Dog Camera I stayed in the house but moved to a different room away from Edie. I opened the Furbo app were I could view Edie and called her through the speaker. Edie was confused at first, not understanding where my voice was coming from.  I’m sure it didn’t help that laughter was emanating from the other room as I viewed Edie thru the Furbo phone app, I believe I was having the most fun at this point 😉

To help Edie understand and to get her focused on the Furbo camera, I “tossed her a treat”. It didn’t take long for Edie to understand that hearing my voice coming from the Furbo Camera could possibly mean a treat was to follow. The Furbo is what pug’s dreams are made of! A machine that not only talks to you but tosses treats!

Once I felt Edie was comfortable and seemed to understand how the Furbo Dog Camera could work for her, I decided to leave Edie alone in the house while I went out to do my yearly fall leaf garden cleanup.

After approximately 20 minutes I decided to have a peek as to the goings on inside my house. The view from the Furbo Camera was showing me my entire living room but no Edie was to be seen. Hmm, interesting. I expected to see Edie curled up my chair but that was not the case and I was a bit surprised by this. I pressed the speaker of the Furbo app and called Edie to come. Well it appears a certain pug likes to hang out upstairs when no one’s around to cuddle with! As soon as Edie heard me, she came downstairs and stood in front of the Furbo Camera. I “tossed” one of her kibble to reinforce her coming to the Furbo camera when I called her.

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Even the cats like to get in on the action of the Furbo!

As you can see by the photos, depending on the location of the Furbo Dog Camera and lighting of the room, you can get varied clarity of photos and/or video. The above was my first photo test of the Furbo and was done on a very bright sunny day. We have shutters on our windows so that contributed to the lighting and view.

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With some adjustment to the shutters, I was able to get a much clearer pictures. I was surprised and encouraged that Edie was not the only one in the house that found the sounds of my voice and treats being tossed from the Furbo exciting! The cats didn’t want to miss out on the action of the Furbo Treat-Pooping Dog Camera!

Edie and cats, Lily and Lloyd all give the Furbo Dog Camera 4 paws up. As a pet owner that can’t always be at home, the Furbo gives me the comfort to know that my pets are fine and allows me see what they are up to with a simple click on my Furbo app.

What do you think you would see if you had a Furbo in your home?

You can find out more about the Furbo and how to order yours via Amazon.ca and/or the Furbo website.

 

 

Author: Kelly Harding with Edie The Pug

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  1. Hi, I won a Furbo in December, love it! Liam can be a bully, he gets most of the treats, I sneak extras to Jack’son when I can. The camera on Furbo is amazing, IMO.

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  2. I’d love to had one of these for the girls. Cats would love having treats tossed to them during the day, too.

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    • I can imagine that having more than one dog could lead to one of them getting more treats than the other.

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  3. Love the video and OMG! How much do I want one of these?!?! Seriously! Of course, Piper would probably be scared of the noise and Simon would probably try to eat the whole thing but this is the best thing I’ve seen all day!

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    • I found that Edie and the cats were a bit confused and concerned with the noise the Furbo treat popper made at first, but once they associated the noise with a treat, that noise became one of their favourite noises ever!

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    • Oh I hope Mr. N is alright!

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  4. I’m pretty sure that Theo would sit in front of it all day long if couldn’t dismantle it on his own! My sister would love this since she’s out of her house a lot for work.

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    • Edie has been known to sit in front of the Furbo even when I am at home. I guess she’s hoping the treats will magically pop out 😉

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  5. This is so cool. I would love to try the Furbo – though I do worry the flying treats might scare Ruby.

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    • The Furbo is very cool! Edie and the cats were a little confused the first time I dispensed the treats, however, once they found out they could eat the treats – well they were no longer confused, just wanted to figure out how they could get more!

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  6. oh my! The pictures of Edie are just priceless, so stinkin cute!

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    • Edie is quite the ham for the camera – whether I’m at home or not!

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  7. The Furbo treat popping camera looks really nice! I love this concept. Look at how cute Edie is. 🙂

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  8. Oh, this sounds like a wonderful idea! Hmmm…what would I see? Four Siberian Huskies all waiting for their treats, then realizing it came from the camera…and then that thought gets very interesting! Has any dog tried to help him/herself by trying to get a treat from it on their own? I really like that the dogs can hear our voices through the speaker app. I would have a lot of fun with this! I could also see having one for our adopted feral cat, who loves treats and comes when we call him. I think this would fast become a favorite thing here! Thanks for the fab review!

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    • Oh my gosh, I could just imagine the fun you would have with your huskies! The Furbo does have sticky tape on the underside to secure it, but your group would give it a try out for sure! Edie understands now where the treats come from and does occasionally sniff the lid, but has yet to try and help herself.

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  9. I live in such a tiny place that there is very little that Layla could do LOL but it is a brilliant idea

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    • I think the Furbo would work well in a small or big place, because it would still give us peace of mind that all is well with our pets when we are away.

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  10. We LOVE our Fubo. We’ve discovered Shasta doesn’t like it when we talk to him as he starts looking for us everywhere in the house. We’ve even given him a hashtag (though we are needing to post with it more) #secretlifeofshasta BOL

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    • Edie was confused at first not understanding where my voice was coming from, but once I left the house and reinforced the sound of my voice with getting a treat from the Furbo she caught on quickly. I can’t wait to see #secretlifeofshasta !

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  11. That is just too much fun. I can see doggies on Christmas Day and their families having a blast trying this out. What fun!

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    • I honestly don’t know who is having the most fun with the Furbo! The pets love it, but the humans get great entrainment with it!

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  12. Oh now you need cat/dog combo treats! I like the idea – I just worry at the weight gain … I would be on there all the time!!

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    • Weight gain was a very real concern to me as well and that’s why I don’t put treats in the Furbo, but Edie’s regular dry kibble. And depending on the amount of kibble she gets “tossed” throughout the day, I just adjust her regular feeding so she is not overfed and maintains her healthy weight.

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  13. This is the second camera I have seen that pops out treats. It must be a new trend. I can see it would be so much fun for a dog!

    I know I would spend so much time laughing at the dog I would forget to pop the treat MOL!!!!

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    • As much fun as it is to “pop at treat” to our pets, I found it more to reinforce Edie to come to the Furbo when I called her so I could see that she was there and all was all right. And yes, we spend a lot of time viewing her and the cats for the laugh!

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  14. That’s so cool and great seeing it in action in the video. I bet my dog would be camped out in front of that unit all day.

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    • Once Edie realized that treats can magically appear from the Furbo, she tends to hang around it more, but this means I get to see more of what she’s up too!

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  15. This looks like a great option for when you can’t be home. I have a similar product given to me to try out, and haven’t yet had the time to do so.

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    • The Furbo is a wonderful option to help assist the pet owner view what their pets are up to when they can’t be at home with them.

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  16. I don’t know who would have more fun – the dogs or me! 🙂 Of course I think Tut would stand there and kick it until it gave him a treat, lol

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    • We have great fun watching the goings of the dog and cats thru the Furbo! Edie does realize that treats can “magically” appear out of the Furbo at any time however she has yet to bother trying to get a treat out on her own. The Furbo does have a base that can be “stuck” down so pets would have a harder time knocking it over if they were to try.

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  17. I was just wondering if my own dog was intimidating my new cat when I wasn’t home … I’d love to see if he is. Or what they both do when I’m not here. Unfortunately, the new cat has so many food allergies I can’t ‘toss’ treats.

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    • With the help of the Furbo, you could still view what’s going on with your dog and new cat without tossing a treat!

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