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Dog Tracker Collar

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: May 15, 2018
Dog Tracker Collar

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It is likely that you have thought of buying a tracker collar for dogs, especially if you have had a bad experience in the past. This is a very specific tool for keeping track of your four-legged friend.

All kinds of tools dedicated to this function are available on the market. In the past there were only heavy and thick products, but at present collars are adapted to dogs of very small size too, making them a popular product during holidays.

Keep reading this AnimalWise article to know everything about the dog tracker collar.

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What are dogs trackers?

Although trackers have been available for quite some time, currently they are particularly interesting because of their reduced size and comfort.

These are small electronic devices that are placed around the dog's neck like a collar and include a GPS locator which can be tracked in a small device or, in more modern models, on a mobile phone. Trackers are considered comfortable for dogs that weight over 3.5 kilograms.

On the market you can find a variety of brands of different sizes, colours and shapes, and with very different prices according to their specifications.

Dog Tracker Collar - What are dogs trackers?

How do they work?

To start, we will discuss all the items you need to locate your dog correctly:

  • Collar with integrated GPS
  • The application on your phone or mobile transmitter
  • Data transmission if we use an application on the phone

You must know that the locator does not have infinite coverage and it typically covers a radius of up to 11 km. This device emits signals that are picked up by the application or receiving device and is also able to send alerts whenever the dog is out of the established perimeter.

In which cases is it useful to use a dog tracker?

Having our dog located can be helpful whenever we leave home or we are in an unfamiliar place. Many lost dogs have real difficulties finding their way home and sometimes they are not found and end up in dog shelters around the world.

The pain experienced by owners is serious but the sadness of a lost dog that feels alone in the world and has no ability to communicate is even greater.

We recommend using a tracker if you find yourself in one of these cases:

  • You have a hunting dog
  • You go jogging in the mountain with your dog off the leash
  • Your dog has escaped before
  • You leave your dog alone unattended in the garden for a long time
  • You have just adopted a dog from a shelter
  • You have an Alaskan Malamute
Dog Tracker Collar - In which cases is it useful to use a dog tracker?

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