Some dogs love to go for walks, with or without their owners. This can be a problem for many pet owners, especially if you want the animal to come back, and they choose to run. If this describes your life, you should get a Dog GPS.
No longer worry about them getting out when you are not looking, or slipping away from a family member when you are out of town. If this happens, just pull up their location the unit provides you, and go get them. These units are fast, simple, and easy to use. You can pull up their location on your home computer, laptop, or even cell phone.
They are also wonderful for hunting trips. No longer wander aimlessly to find your dog, just pull out your device and track them! You will be able to save a lot of time with this device, and have more time to do what you went out to do.
Technology has advanced to the point where a tracking unit is small enough to fit on a dog collar. At this rate, these things will be so small and accessible that everyone animal will have one. For right now though, just be happy that you no longer have to watch your dog every minute of every day.
Dogs don’t have the ability to tell time like people do, so even if you are gone for five minutes, or five hours, it seem like the same amount of time to your dog. Some dogs can have a habit of going to look for their owners if a family friend lets them out during the day. This can be disastrous if they should slip away and start running to look for you. While people can be very fast runners, dogs have an advantage because they have two more legs than humans have. Some dogs are bred to be fast runners, and can make even the best Olympic sprinter race harder and faster than they ever have before.
Many veterinarian offices and animal shelters keep a really good record of animals that have been reported lost or stolen. You can often times put up a flyer with a picture and phone number just in case the unit runs out of battery power, or gets out of their collar. It would be a good idea to keep their phone numbers in your phone, in the rare case that you may need them. Even if the unit is still working, it is good to let them know just in case someone finds your dog and brings him there.
It is quite common nowadays to implant a micro chip in your pet. This a very easy procedure that doesn’t really hurt your animal. A small prick will implant an itty bitty microchip right under the skin that can be scanned to pull up the owner’s information so that the animal can be returned as soon as possible. Many animal shelters require animals to have this implant before they can be adopted.
Many companies manufacture Dog GPS units, and you can find them available for many different prices. Whatever your price range is, you will surely be able to available one for your dog. The batteries will last up to fifteen hours without having to be recharged. If only they could improve cell phone batteries to last that long!