A dog tracker will help those who live with lively and often exuberant dogs to sleep more peacefully, those that sometimes even when we take them for a walk we are afraid that they might catch us off guard and run away while they are playing happily. Having the possibility to constantly monitor the position of your pet, even when we are not there, even when we are on holiday and we have left our four-legged friend with a relative, is a relief for many of us dog owners.

How the dog tracker works

The dog tracker uses GPS technology to locate your pet anywhere in the world without distance or range limits. It is in fact a global localization system that uses several satellites in Earth orbit and managed by the U.S. Army. It was created for military purposes, but access and use has been allowed to anyone with a GPS device. The applications of this technology are now countless and the dog tracker is a typical example, although dog collars of this type are no longer limited to performing a simple function of localization but have evolved into devices that we can easily define smart thanks to algorithms that are able to translate the information transmitted by the collar in live tracking, activity tracking and all the other most common functions present today in many dog trackers.

Dog tracker

Advantages of the dog tracker

The part dedicated to localization is obviously dominated by the real-time monitoring of the dog’s position. It is the main function of the device and we will need it whenever our four-legged friend has wandered off and we need to find him again. However, there are some functions that aim to prevent such a situation from happening and I refer mainly to the so-called virtual fence and the virtual leash. In the first case, the app allows us to define an area within which the dog can move freely, but if he crosses the boundaries we will be immediately notified so that we can intervene promptly, avoiding lengthy searches and the risk that the dog might hurt himself outside his safe environment.

The virtual leash exploits instead, the limited range of Bluetooth to give an alert every time our dog moves away more than a few meters from us thus exceeding the maximum length of our ‘leash’.