It's not just humans getting in on the tech action this year at CES: A niche market has opened up to accommodate the ever-concerning pet owner.

For those worried about their household fluffies turning into the real-life version of Homeward Bound, there are wearables no more the size of a doggie treat such as Tractive's line of GPS Pet Trackers. Combined with the accompanying mobile app, owners can get a real-time bead on their pet's location, as well as see a 24-hour history of their whereabouts. You can even create a virtual fence within your home and have the app alert you the instant a pet crosses it.

WonderWoof BowTie
The WonderWoof BowTie seen above fits snug onto a pug. It allows an owner to track their pet's activity and even sends them medication and grooming reminders. Ed Cara, Medical Daily

For the stylish pet personal trainer in us all, there's the WonderWoof BowTie. The Bluetooth connected device and companion app attaches to a collar and not only tracks how active your pet is in real-time, but offers a visual guide to how much exercise they should be getting based on their breed, size, and age — every time your dog completes 1/10th of their daily required activity, a doggy bone appears on the app. You can connect with other dog enthusiasts in the area, too.

While the app has been around for two years, the BowTie, $95, was released through its website and in select locations this past October, and will be available soon through Best Buy and Amazon. A WonderMeow is, of course, in development.

So you've kept your pet safe and physically fit, but what about keeping their minds active? Look no further than CleverPet, the world's first purported game console for dogs (and particularly-friendly cats).

Dog-proofed, the console comes equipped with three buttons that light up — when the dog pushes them in a certain way, out pops a treat. Soon enough, the dog, much like your college roommate with Call of Duty, gets hooked into playing more and the game becomes harder in turn, incorporating customizable sounds into the mix as well. An accompanying app allows the owner and CleverPet staff to track how well they're doing, and software upgrades ensure that the pup never runs out of new games to play.

Refreshingly, CleverPet was designed from the ground up with an eye towards science.

"We’re sitting on about a hundred years of research on how to train dogs," CleverPet's chief product officer and neuroscientist at UC San Diego Dr. Phillip Meier told Medical Daily. He added that between him and Dan Knudsen, co-founder and fellow UC San Diego neuroscientist, they had twenty years-worth of insight into animal training. "From that, we said, 'Well hey, what would it take to take what we know and make something that everyone can have in their living room and train people's dogs?'"

In addition to relieving dogs' boredom and keeping track of their food intake, the CleverPet team is hopeful their device, with its reward system, can not only instill good habits in gaming dogs but prevent bad ones from emerging. Having been in design for two years, which involved around 3 dozen beta-testing dogs, CleverPet finally went on sale this week through their website. It’s $299 ordinarily, but there's currently a $30 discount available.

If Princess Fiona's, CleverPet’s CES tester, reactions are anything to go by, it's sure to be a winner for dogs and owner alike.