April 20, 2021 3 min read
These are disturbing numbers, particularly when you consider how our furry friends make us happy every day. It is our responsibility to keep them safe & secure.
If you want to track your dog, you've got two options:
Here are the differences between them and what you should look out for.
We've published a comprehensive review of the Apple AirTags. Check it out here.
If you live in urban areas and have an iPhone, our recommendation is to use the Apple AirTags. Most dogs, at some point, come across people in their solo adventures. In that case, you'll be able to pinpoint exactly where your dog is - even if they're somewhere indoors. AirTags are great if you want to have the safety to find your dog wherever it might go. As long as your dog comes across other people, you will be able to locate your best friend. An AirTag on your dog is basically like a dog microchip but with superpowers. If you decide to go with the AirTags, we're having the perfect collar for you. Get the FollowPaw Dog Collar now!
GPS trackers might be a better choice for hiking trips or if you live on the countryside, as it's unlikely that your dog will come across many other people in the mountains. But be aware - GPS trackers only have battery life between two to five days. Additionally, if your dog is overweight and you want to track daily activity, a GPS tracker might help your dog become fitter.
Both systems have their pros and cons. What's best for your dog depends very much on your use case. You could also use both AirTags and GPS simultaneously.
It is important to emphasize that neither system can give you a 100% guarantee to find your dog. But if your dog is lost, they increase the chance that you find him/her again a lot. Tracking your dog should only be used as a backup system. So please take all measures that your dog does not run away in the first place.
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