You might have thought about using an AirTag on your dog to always keep track of its location and find it in case it gets lost: it’s an understandable act of love, as losing your four-legged friend is a true tragedy.
However, this might not prove to be the best solution due to the device’s operating methods. In fact, Apple’s AirTags communicate by sending a Bluetooth signal to other iOS devices, as long as they are within a defined coverage range.
Furthermore, this technology is designed to be connected to inanimate personal items – like laptops, house keys, bags, and wallets – in order to locate them if they are lost.
Their function, therefore, is neither to monitor children nor to track domestic animals like cats and dogs.
Why not use AirTags on dogs
Using AirTags on dogs is not recommended for several reasons.
First of all, it should be noted that the functions of these devices are too limited to satisfy the needs of a dog or cat owner, as their range is limited and they only work if there are other nearby Apple devices.
Furthermore, it has been observed that using AirTags on dogs for tracking purposes is increasingly leading to a dangerous event for the four-legged friend: the ingestion of the device. In such cases, to prevent harm, surgical removal is necessary.
Finally, in many countries, there are regulations governing the use of tracking devices on four-legged friends, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the use of Apple’s AirTags on pets is banned in the near future.
Are GPS trackers the true alternative to AirTags on dogs?
These solutions can be worn like a collar safely and securely and allow you to track the exact position of the animal in real-time through the smartphone application connected to them.