For most pet owners, the fear of losing their pets before their time is a frightening one. Given how important even a quiet pet can be, many people want to ensure that their animal companions are safe. Yet when an animal gets lost, finding them again can be a long, bleak period of extended heartbreak.
Because it is so hard to find a lost dog or cat, many technologists, oftentimes with pets of their own, have set to work creating devices that could assist pet owners in preventing this heartbreak, or if nothing else bringing some closure rather than dragging it out over hopeless weeks or months.
A GPS dog collar is one such device and has already made a splash in the modern pet care market. These devices allow dog owners to connect their GPS navigation devices to a transmitter in their dog’s collar and then follow the directions towards the collar and, save for very bad circumstances, the dog themselves. You can find the top 4 collars here.
When pet owners should consider getting such a collar really depends on the type of dog they have. An old lap dog after all is less likely to disappear in the winding streets and alleys or vast reaches of forests than a young and active dog with the instincts of a hunter. If you have a younger more active pet, find out if Whistle is right for your dog.
Some breeds of dog, typically those bred for work and hunting, will oftentimes benefit greatly from such a collar. Because these creatures tend to be so single minded, an owner who has not professionally trained them tends to have a hard time keeping these hunting and working instincts in line.
Younger dogs, too, will likely benefit from a GPS equipped collar as they have a tendency to get overly excited and lose track of their masters using a burst of energy their owner just couldn’t keep up with.