Anybody use a dog GPS tracker?


Problem is it has to be on the top of the collar to pick up the satellite signal.

That would be a problem since most heavy items on a collar make it slip under the chin.. Aren't there implant chips that are on GPS now days?

i know someone who has a GSP tracking dog.

oh, wait, that's not what you asked. then, no, nevermind.
it's sad when your dog has an easier time with "right" vs "left" than you do.

@nobarkus:

Problem is it has to be on the top of the collar to pick up the satellite signal.

Never used it, but could it be taken off the collar and maybe hooked to a harness? Then it could be on 'top' of the dog

@basenji_fan:

Never used it, but could it be taken off the collar and maybe hooked to a harness? Then it could be on 'top' of the dog

You could but you'd have to keep the harness on the dog. And being a Basenji would just chew the harness off when you weren't around watching. :rolleyes:

Could a GPS chip be implanted at the same time the other chip is implanted?

@nobarkus:

You could but you'd have to keep the harness on the dog. And being a Basenji would just chew the harness off when you weren't around watching. :rolleyes:

Hmmm I guess it depends on the dog, mine doesn't shrug

Okay I may be dense but why would you want to put a tracker (of any kind) on the collar?

@wizard:

Okay I may be dense but why would you want to put a tracker (of any kind) on the collar?

If your dog gets out of the yard or you're on a trip and it gets away in a strange area you'll be able to find it.

There is a child's GPS tracker with activator wand. The Future Hubby's Aunt has one. The actual tracker unit is like a thinner hockey puck and can go anywhere on the child. It's usually in her jacket or in the back pocket of her jeans.
FH and I have been playing around with APRS tracking, (we're both HAMs) our smallest unit fits inside the Pelican glasses case. Still too big for Blaze, but we will test it out this summer for horseback riding, then winter for snowmobiling. This method required the antenna.

I have a dog collar with GPS*. It is easy to use and works well on our puppies. Most of the time, beeps and vibrations work wonders. Even before we set the obstacle line, our dog was able to react immediately. Our puppy is a runner, so its working distance and long distance are important factors in choosing GPS, and we are not disappointed at all. Despite the terrible learning process, the pups were very confused about what happened. In any case, learning requires a process.

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@ariarianna, you are confusing GPS with an e-collar. GPS will tell you where your dog is, it will not "tell" the dog anything.

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I have one called "Fi". Works with your phone. Seems to work great but I don't use it that often. When I think there might be an issue I'll swap the regular collar out for it. If the dog was off lead I'd always have it on.

It has an alert and light on the collar so it can act as something of a beacon. It also counts how many steps your dog has taken and how far it has gone (no guarantees about accuracy).

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