GPS tracking collar for dogs - Good - or junk?

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  1. ptosis profile image71
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    GPS tracking collar for dogs - Good - or junk?

    Has anybody had a GPS tracking collar for their dog? How accurate is it? Does it work well in remote areas such as the AZ National Park next to the Mexican border?

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    Mikeal Huffposted 6 years ago

    Honestly you are better off going to the vet and getting your dog chipped. Because if your god does ever get out they have a chance of losing the collar, but if you get a tracking chip your more likely to get your lost pet back. Now days most vets will check for a chip if a lost animal is brought in.

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    DoItForHerposted 6 years ago

    Gundogsupply.com has some gps collars with some great reviews. High quality stuff and great customer service.

    Gps works everywhere. You will need to buy a topo map to get a detailed understanding of where your dog is as the gps units aren't made to have enough memory to know all of North America. It's a small cost.

    Also depends if you want an active (expensive) or passive (cheaper) unit.

  4. IDONO profile image81
    IDONOposted 6 years ago

    I agree with the chip idea. A collar can be removed easily.  A chip can't.
         It's a good idea because unfortunately, there is a huge black market for stolen pure bred dogs.

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have a mutt, I think mutts are better (it's a chug)

  5. Djaak profile image38
    Djaakposted 6 years ago

    Good, very good. It gives you a bit of piece of mind knowing that if your dog gets lost, you can easily find him. And it is very accurate.

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The one place I wanted to have it - is not covered: The Coronado National Park is partially covered and therefore if on the edge of coverage - it is not going to be as accurate because there are less repeaters for triangulation.

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