GPS Tracking for Dogs
Thanks to GPS tracking for dogs, hunters and pet parents alike can take their dogs anywhere, without having to worry about them getting lost. According to a recent survey conducted by the ASPCA, about 15% of people surveyed lost their pet within the past 5 years. Thanks to new technology such as GPS tracking devices for dogs, many pets are able to be found and returned home safely.
At one time, a GPS tracking system for dogs was only used for hunting situations, and the cost made the GPS technology out of reach for many pet owners. Now, the use of a GPS tracking chip for dogs has expanded, and it has become a very popular household item for keeping track of dogs in all situations.
A GPS tracking collar for dogs offer a larger range over radio collars do. Newer GPS tracking for dogs has what is known as an assisted or advanced GPS signal. This simply means that it will take you less time to locate your dog after the unit has been turned on. A standard GPS tracking chip still alerts you of the location of your pet pretty quickly, which is generally about 30 seconds. However, in areas where open sky transmission is limited, it can take up to 12 minutes.
Most GPS tracking systems for dogs will lead you to your dog by a map, and some will even give you directions to get there. Some GPS tracking devices for dogs even give you the ability to set up invisible boundaries, and if your pet breeches them, you are sent an alert.
Hunters can rely on a GPS collar for dogs to track their canine hunting partners and see exactly where they are headed. Known as an E-collar, some devices have training features in the collar in addition to GPS tracking. Most offer various levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, in addition to audible tone and vibration modes. This allows hunters to keep control of a long chase, keep track of where that chase is going, or both. Most of these systems allow you to track many different dogs at a time, with some supporting up to 21 dogs.
When shopping for a GPS collar for dogs, be sure to pay attention to how long of a range it has. Some have a range up to 10 miles or more. Most GPS tracking collars for dogs are fully waterproof and submersible to ensure durability in any situation. As most GPS tracking devices for dogs only come with one collar, if you have many dogs you will need to purchase collars for them separately.
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