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GPS dog tracker....

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Summerwood1 Tue 13-Oct-15 10:26:43

I lost my dog for about 10 minutes this morning,he darted off chasing squirrels! I panicked thinking I'd lost him or that he might go near a road. It got me thinking about GPS trackers for dogs. Does anyone use one,and is there one that you could recommend to me?
Thanks in advance!

SweetLathyrus Tue 13-Oct-15 11:02:39

I know some people who do - they generally have Springer Spaniels!

There is a comfort I guess in being able to track the little bugger down, but, it won't stop them crossing a road, or ensure they come within reach once you've found them. Don't they also involve a quite sizable monthly subscription? I would rather invest the money in a good series of one-to-ones with an ABTC or APBT accredited trainer to work on recall.

But, glad you found him - it's a horrible, heart-stopping moment, and 10 mins feels like 10 hours.

Perhaps someone who has personal experience will be along shortly, if I sound too negative.

FiveHoursSleep Wed 14-Oct-15 10:12:30

My dogs do race off in the woods and I like to know where they are and have found bear bells to be helpful. I can hear where they are and if the bells get too distant, I can start yelling.

Summerwood1 Wed 14-Oct-15 14:21:16

I'm going to sound silly here but what are bear bells?!!! You mean just like bells you can buy for cats? Sounds a good idea.

FiveHoursSleep Thu 15-Oct-15 22:03:07

They are a big bell they wear on their collars when they are in the woods so I can hear where they are.

Summerwood1 Thu 15-Oct-15 22:29:24

Five hours- thanks a great idea,I shall look at the link that you sent. X

tomatodizzy Fri 16-Oct-15 15:14:33

That bell idea is great. Our one year old lab had great
recall but last week he escaped through the gate and refused to come back when our nanny/cleaning lady called him. We found him two days later - he'd had the life of Riley- eating trash and running with the street dogs. Yesterday on his walk he didn't come when called, so I will have some work to do now. A bell might help but until he forgets how good he thinks the street life is, he's on a lead on his walks for the time being.

PowerPet143 Wed 26-Apr-17 04:22:30

I recommend Trackimo for you but you can also find many others too in the market smile.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Wed 26-Apr-17 06:59:57

You'd need to be very careful about putting a bell on a dog's collar - my dog is quite noise sensitive and he would find it really distressing

One of my friends (with a springer spaniel!) uses a tracker on his collar - I'll ask her which one it is.

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