Must-have gadgets for your dog holiday cottages

Must-have gadgets for your dog

There’s plenty of gimmicks and gizmos out there to go mutts for when it comes to humans – but what about our darling dogs? From the basic to the bonkers, do a little digging and you’ll find there’s lots of tech for your furry friend! Here’s what we’re going barking mad for in the pet gadget market…

GoDogGo Automatic Dog Ball Launcher


One of the top-rated ball launchers on Amazon, the GoDogGo launcher is the pawfect solution for less-able owners, or for those puppers that need a little more leg work to get tired out. There’s plenty of models on the market, with different launchers tailored to dog size, distance range and more, but this one comes pretty close to being one of the top dogs on the market.

This hi-tech dog toy sees balls launch between every seven and 15 seconds, with the distance ranging from three to 12.5 metres, and the machine can be powered using mains electricity or with six DD batteries. It’s certainly an investment, but for the enjoyment your pooch will get from it (and the additional rest you might get!) we’d definitely recommend getting your paws on one.

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FitBark 2 – Dog Activity and Sleep Monitor


A healthy pooch is a happy pooch! FitBark originally launched a Kickstarter project in 2013 for the original FitBark, which in turn gained mass press coverage and international recognition. From this the FitBark 2 was born in 2017, boasting a bigger, better monitor for your dog’s everyday activities to keep him or her in tip-top canine condition.

This genius little gadget can track your dog’s sleep, exercise, behaviour, anxiety, health issues and much more, so it’ll be great to track how much they run on the beach on holiday in Cornwall, or how happy they are sleeping under the stars in Wales! The updated version of the tracker has an even longer battery life of up to six months and can be linked to your own human exercise device, so you can both get the ultimutt bill of health.

Drinkwell Platinum Pet Water Fountain

£47.23, Drinkwell

H2O-h yeah! Hydration is super important for every living thing, and your pooch is no different, but long gone are the days of refilling a water bowl only for them to kick it all over the floor.

This stylish little fountain has a filter that rids tap water of any nasties, with the mains power providing a steady flow of hydration that suits your pet’s intake - a gadget that will certainly make your life easier. It keeps the water cool, is dishwasher safe, and is also suitable for cats… Ew.

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Dog Cooling Bed


One of the toughest things about being a dog is trying to cool down in the summer heat when all you want to do is run around and play! It doesn't take a lot for dogs to overheat as they're far too interested in what everyone else is doing and what they can get up to next to look after themselves. This cool bed is a great way to cool down a dog that refuses to lie in the shade.

Get them sat on this cool bed for a 5-minute break and it will soon cool them down. This particular dog bed uses the natural properties of water to absorb the heat from your dog and expel it into the air, but you're welcome to take a look at this post by The Spruce Pets which offers a choice of several cooling beds. Pick out the best one for your pampered pooch!

Stick to the traditional…

If all else fails, we highly recommend a treat and a game of fetch to keep your pooch happy. This doggy hamper you receive on arrival at Waves at Pevensey Bay will have your pooch smiling from ear to floppy ear; but there’s plenty more fun to be had at all of our other doggy cottages too! Paw through our full collection and find your ultimutt dog-friendly holiday.

Dog enjoying treats from the welcome hamper at dog-friendly cottage Waves at Pevensey Bay

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