The best GPS dog trackers

What Are GPS Dog Trackers?

Exercise outside of their home and garden is important for all dog’s physical and mental wellbeing. As a dog owner I am worried about taking my  dogs out just in case they get lost, or worse, stolen (we have heard of cases where dogs are stolen to be used in dog fights, sad…). Approximately 40% of dogs experience some kind of anxiety which can cause them to bolt unexpectedly. Under these circumstances, they can get far very quickly especially if they are off the lead and it can be difficult to know where to look without help.

GPS dog trackers (or pet tracking collars) allow you to find your dog when they are lost. According to Wikipedia we know that “A GPS tracking unit is a device, normally carried by a moving vehicle or person, that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the device’s movements, at intervals, and to determine its location, and its carrier.”

There are basically three different types of tracking collars in widespread use:

  • Radio Collars
  • Short-Range Tracking Collars
  • GPS Collars

Radio collars are great for outdoor hike and adventure and are very common for hunting and running dog. This is the same for short range tracking collars. The average dog-owner will find a GPS tracking system to be the best option due to various factors like cost, features and support.

Most pet trackers include a battery charger for the tracker, as well as one for the hand-held reader, if applicable Some units also incorporate a base station that helps to define your dog’s safe zone; often, the base station doubles as the charger.

Why you need a dog tracker

A GPS pet tracker, like most emergency gear, is something you hope you never have to use. The device uses an embedded GPS transponder as well as cellular data signals to communicate your pet’s location at a given time. The idea is that if your pet escapes, you’ll receive a notification via an app, have the ability to track its location in real time, and be safely reunited.

Guide when choosing a tracker:

  • Durability
  • Battery life
  • Continue costs
  • Range
  • Accuracy

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