Are GPS Collars For Dogs Safe?

For many dog owners, losing their pet can be a terrifying thing to consider. The truly scary part is that most pet owners find themselves forced to acknowledge that when a dog goes missing, the odds of them getting their pet back spiral downward rapidly with each day their dog is missing.

Still, modern technology does improve the odds. A good dog tag is incredibly easy to find and customize, and cheap enough that a single set of tags giving all the information one could need can be cut in less than an hour. Chips injected into a dog’s shoulders provide a standardized method of identifying owners by scanning the chip, looking for its number in a database and matching it with the dog’s owner registered with humane societies across the nation.

One new innovation in finding lost dogs is the GPS tracking dollar. These collars are intended to use GPS satellites to follow signals made by the collar worn by the dog. By combining these collars with a GPS receiver, a dog’s owner can track down the dollar and follow the signal of the collar straight to the collar itself. Assuming the dog still has their collar, this will eventually lead the owners to their pet.

But many dog owners will question whether or not GPS collars are safe. The simple fact is that GPS collars are totally safe for the dog in question. These collars give off no unhealthy signals that might harm a dog and have no health side effects on the dog. The main danger of these collars is that it can cause owners to become complacent.

No GPS collar, no matter how advanced, is a substitute for common sense methods of tracking pets. Chips and dog tags should be used as readily as GPS collars. Additionally, keeping the dog on a leash and in a safe, fenced in yard, is still incredibly important to a dog’s safety, no matter how advanced their collar.

So overall, GPS collars are certainly safe. They won’t hurt your dog, and they won’t accidentally short out and cause injury. They won’t let people “hack your dog” or any other things you might have seen on television. When used as one tool in an entire toolkit, GPS collars are fantastic for helping you find your dog.

Just make sure you’re not relying only on the GPS collar. Otherwise, you may find yourself quite upset.

Resources:

http://gpsdogcollars.org

http://gpsdogcollars.org/whistle-gps-pet-tracker-review/

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Why Do We Love Dogs

Dogs are very friendly and they love human interaction. Who wouldn’t love at the sight of a happy dog who can’t wait to greet and jump on when he sees you? Our dog waits at the door, face smilling, mouth opening and tail wagging, ready to jump and lick you, his best friend in the world.

Dogs are very loyal and they respond to the presence of us. Dogs are eager to please you in any way they can. When you’re feeling down, your dog will remain by your side silently comforting you. When you’re happy and excited, your dog will leap about and play with you. Dogs are also very playful. They love physical activity such as going for walks, fetching sticks, running around and lick all over your face.

Dogs give their love, loyalty, affection and companionship. In return, we owe them our best care that we can give them, including a healthy, well-balanced diet, access to clean water and shelter, regular grooming, veterinary care and vaccinations.

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