A Rain-Detecting Automatic Pet Door That Keeps Them Inside and Dry

On one hand, having a pet door installed means you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to let your dog or cat out. But on the other hand, it also gives your pet access to a possibly wet and muddy yard whenever they want. Which is why the Petwalk automatic pet door can be programmed to only open during specific… » 3/11/14 1:40pm 3/11/14 1:40pm

A Locking Dog Leash Ensures No One Ever Pinches Your Pooch

Coming out of a store to find your car has been stolen is an inconvenience. But coming out of a shop to discover someone has taken your dog? That's devastating. It's upsetting to think there are actually dognappers in this world, but if you're always tying your pup up somewhere, the lockable Safespot leash seems like a … » 1/23/14 2:40pm 1/23/14 2:40pm

Fire and Shockproof Coats Protect Your Pooch During a Natural Disaster

The recent natural disasters in Japan have left the country focused on being as prepared as possible for the next event. And that even includes ensuring man's best friends have everything they need to survive an emergency situation, including this elaborate coat that protects dogs from fire, freezing temperatures, and… » 11/21/13 6:00pm 11/21/13 6:00pm

There's Such a Thing as Remote-Controlled Dogs Now (Yes, Real Dogs)

So here's a weird scenario: You're sitting on your porch stuffing your face with cheesy grits and you can't find your dog. You can't yell at her because your mouth is full of grits, and you can't get up because sitting on the porch is damn relaxing. What you need is a remote control. For your dog. » 9/04/13 5:40pm 9/04/13 5:40pm

Pavlovian Trainer Rewards Your Puppy For Pottying On Target

If you're having a tough time potty training a new puppy, it turns out the research done by Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov can be of service. He was famous for conditioning dogs to salivate at the ring of a bell, and with this potty trainer, you can run a similar experiment by rewarding a puppy every time… » 8/23/13 1:40pm 8/23/13 1:40pm

Behold the Cleverest Dog Leash We've Ever Seen

You know that brief moment of concern when you have to momentarily unlatch your dog's leash to wrap it around a pole, and you're a little anxious they're going to bolt? That's now a thing of the past with this incredibly clever Secret Agent Leash. Just below the handle is a built-in set of plastic clips that make it… » 8/19/13 2:40pm 8/19/13 2:40pm

Every Dog Needs This Magnet-Powered Flying Carpet

The new skunkworks project from Swiss retailer MiCasa—MiCasa Lab—is all about giving scientists, engineers, and crazy people a safe space to work on the types of projects that might otherwise go unsupported due to a lack of "practicality" or "commercial viability" or "any reason for existence whatsoever." And thank god it… » 7/30/13 4:20pm 7/30/13 4:20pm

Every Home Needs This Amazingly Simple DIY Automatic Closing Screen…

Patio screen doors are fantastic at letting the breeze in and crucial in blocking insect intruders. But in a perfect world, we wouldn't even need them. In the real world, they'd somehow close themselves so we wouldn't be bothered with them. We can make that happen. Genius Clan McArthur rigged his screen door so it… » 7/16/13 9:30pm 7/16/13 9:30pm

Self-Righting Floating Lighthouse Toy Is a Beacon of Fun For Your Dog

In the same way that a magnet's mysterious attraction leaves us scratching our heads, no one really understands the invisible force that perpetually pulls dogs towards large bodies of water. And until scientists figure it out, it's best not to get in your dog's way. Instead, you might as well just encourage them to… » 7/10/13 1:31pm 7/10/13 1:31pm

How Hot Does It Get Inside a Parked Car? (Spoiler: SO FREAKING HOT)

It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees in… » 7/03/13 1:00am 7/03/13 1:00am

A Drone That Follows You Around Is Way Less Messy Than Puppy

After leaving his uninspiring job at a bank, Sameer Parekh started his own company called Falkor Systems to further develop the concept of autonomous flying drones that don't require a pilot. His first creation is a modified Parrot AR.Drone designed to follow someone around a room like an incredibly loyal—but… » 5/28/13 9:25am 5/28/13 9:25am