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:
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.
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).