Flexpetz Product Reviews
Why trust Flexpetz?Flexpetz invests its time and energy researching, analyzing and testing products in order to recommend the best choices for most consumers. All products are bought with our own funds, never accepting freebies from manufacturers.
GarminAlpha 100 TT 15 Dog GPS Bundle
Battery life of 20-40 hours
Cost is expensive
Whistle 3Pet Tracker and Activity Monitor
GPS technology at a low price
Doubles as an activity monitor
Requires a subscription fee
Link AKCSmart Dog Collar with GPS Tracker & Activity Monitor
A GPS tracker and dog collar in one
Waterproof and packed with special features
Has mixed reviews
FindsterDuo + Pet Tracker
Offers real-time GPS tracking without requiring cell coverage
No monthly fees to pay
Range capability is dependent on surroundings
Tractive3G Dog GPS Tracker
Lightweight and waterproof, for pets above 5 pounds
Offers an unlimited range
Subscription plan is required
How we decidedEvery product we review is purchased with our own funds. No freebies are ever accepted from product manufacturers.
- 84 Models Considered
- 10 Hours Researched
- 1 Experts Interviewed
- 94 Consumers Consulted
What exactly is a GPS Tracker for Dogs?
Last Updated May 2019Different from GPS technology that we use on our smartphones, a GPS tracker for dogs works like this. It is a small gadget that you attach to your dog’s collar. This little device beams a signal to satellites, and through its technology you are able to know the exact location of the device. Keep in mind that if your dog isn’t wearing the tracker on his or her collar, it is not going to show you the location of your dog.
Who May Benefit from a Dog Tracker?You might be wondering why you would need one of these devices. Let’s take a look at a few situations where a dog tracker may be particularly useful.
People who live on a lot of landFor those who live on an extensive amount of land, there is really no way to make sure you know where your dog is at on your property, unless you have a GPS tracker. On a large amount of land, it is virtually impossible to monitor and supervise where your dog is located. This can become a serious problem for dogs that are prone to venturing off of their property onto neighboring lands. Depending on the GPS tracker that you choose, you can define a safe zone for your pets. If they wander out of this safe zone, you will automatically receive an alert or notification.
Quick and adventurous poochesSome breeds of dogs are known for their speed, such as greyhounds for example. Other dogs are known for their adventurous spirit. These super-active dogs include the rat terrier, Rhodesian ridgeback and the Australian shepherd. These adventurous dogs can be difficult to contain. With dogs such as these, it is difficult to try and stop their desire to roam. The best thing that you can do is keep track of their whereabouts with a GPS tracker.
Escape Artist DogsEven if you have a physical fence, some dogs will do whatever they can to escape their boundaries. A GPS tracker won’t stop your dog from escaping, but at least you will know where your dog has gone to.
Hunting DogsMany people enjoy hunting in the woods with their dogs. Dogs who enjoy the hunt may include Retrievers, Spaniels, Hounds and Setters. Once these dogs have their nose on their prey, it can be difficult to stop these running dogs. This is where a GPS tracker for dogs comes in handy. This allows the hunter to know the exact location of his dog in the woods without having to listen for his bark. The same goes for if you are hunting with a pack of dogs. Considerations when choosing a GPS tracker for dogs
- Location tracking accuracy
- Activity tracking
- Alert and notification system
- Is it weatherproof?
- Does it offer safe zones for your pet?