May 22, 2014 8:20 AM
You can't sit down and have a conversation about your respective days over dinner with your dog, but with the Whistle Activity Monitor ($130), you can track your pup's daily activity. Working kind of like a Fitbit for canines, this monitor clips onto your dog's collar and reports playtime, exercise, and rest. You can even set goals for your dog, just in case getting regular workouts in yourself wasn't enough to worry about. All of this information, of course, syncs up online, and you can share statistics of your dog's superior habits, along with photos and notes, with all your Facebook friends (who will soon be hiding you from their feeds). Oh, and one more thing: You can also track all this data through your smartphone while you're out of town, allowing you to confirm that the dog sitter is actually taking your pup for the agreed upon two walks a day.