To locate dogs using GPS, a collar and harness are the best – and most popular – accessories to accommodate the tracking device. They’re increasingly popular accessories nowadays, since GPS technology is now easily accessible to everyone thanks in part to the advances which have been made in miniaturisation and energy efficiency so that these modules can be inserted into smartphones. The result is that today GPS dog collars are small and very lightweight devices which can safely be worn by our four-legged friends all day without giving them too much bother.

This means that we can constantly monitor our dog, even when he’s just at home. In fact, the risk of our dog wandering off and losing his way home isn’t just an issue when he’s running free in a park, or maybe doing something outdoors, but also when he’s at home. A gate left open for too long… a small animal to chase… the perfect recipe for a lost dog.

GPS dog collar

Dog collar with locator

That’s why we have to use a GPS dog collar which will allow you to constantly monitor the movements of your four-legged friend wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. The live tracking feature allows us to follow our dog’s movements moment by moment and to keep track of them much more easily than walking randomly around the neighbourhood. They’re devices which, by combining GPS technology with the GSM communication system (the telephone line of mobile phones before 3, 4 and 5G), aren’t limited in terms of range: your dog could travel for several kilometres, even to the other end of Europe, and you’d still be able to locate its position.

Moreover, GPS dog collars are real smart devices, which can even calculate the number of calories your dog consumes in a day and offer the interesting function of the “virtual fence”. This is a way of preventing your dog from escaping by defining an area your dog should stay in and getting an alert when he crosses this “virtual fence”: this means you can act quickly and prevent your dog from moving too far away.