written by: Jogabs•edited by: Heather Marie Kosur•updated: 7/11/2010
Dogs really are man's best friend. It, therefore, can be a nerve racking experience if your best has gotten out of sight. The recent product, dog GPS, may be the answer to all the anxiety of losing a dog.
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Prevent Anxiety: Locate Your Lost Dog the Easy Way
Many dogs are treated as actual members of the family. This is the reason why many people grieve when their beloved dog has gone off its leash and is nowhere to be found. It is of course important that you take your dog for a walk everyday and let it run for some time. However, how can you ensure the return of your beloved dog in the event that it does get loose?
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For more than fifteen years now, the technology of GPS has been around. But, only in the last five years has it been made available to the general public. These small GPS tracking devices can be placed on almost anything including your dogs. Every minute is very crucial when your dog has gone missing.
This satellite-based system of tracking your pet dog works through a defined home zone such as your own backyard. This home zone needs to be set up, so purchase a GPS unit that is easy to use. Some of the units can be set with the boundary as your yard by simply pressing some buttons. In addition, most of this GPS technology is attached to dog collars, which works better with dogs that wander wider areas such as medium breeds and large breeds. If the weight of your dog is under than thirty pounds, you might need a more sensitive system to track your small dog more specifically within a smaller area.
Most dog owners are now taking advantage of GPS tracking systems for dogs in order to have peace of mind and ensure the safety of their dog. And, a simple collar equipped with GPS tracking technology is all it takes to have around the clock monitoring of your dog. So, the moment your dog leaves its designated area, you will know right away because you will be notified through phone, email, or text message. Plus, step-by-step directions about the location of the lost dog will be provided by a GPS tracking specialist.
Meanwhile, there are a lot of available tracking technologies for your dog. A GPS tracking system combined with the technology of your cell phone is by far the most steadfast in tracking services. It keeps continuous monitoring of your dog even through the woods or crowded building. Tracking of your pet is possible as long as the area has cell phone coverage. Plus, due to a high demand of GPS tracking system for dogs, just like any technology, many manufacturers from Magellan to Garmin to many others offer dog GPS devices.
GPS your dog so that you won’t be panic stricken if your dear dog is not within your sight. And ,instead of waiting for a call from whoever has found your dog---if someone finds your dog---you can take the matter of your lost dog into you own hands with GPS tracking, and the alert regarding the location of your dog will be received in no time.