Fatherly: Best Robot Dogs That Bark and Play On Command

So your kid is asking for a pet, right? Of course he or she is. Get your child a robot dog instead. There’s no clean-up, and no walks during torrential downpours.

But all that aside, given that they come in all shapes in sizes, what is most fascinating about robot dogs is the range of features they incorporate. Some robot toys, as we’ve found, are packed with tech features that require a smartphone to fully unlock. Others are about the connection your son or daughter makes with the toy, and they can be useful surrogates when an actual pet can’t be accommodated. Kids can get the benefits of pet-ownership, like bonding and play, without the responsibility of, you know, actual pet ownership.

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