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Gps tracker that works ?

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by BlaznJon, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. BlaznJon

    BlaznJon Little Dog

    maybe i`m looking using the wrong words ? has anyone had any experience with any Gps trackers that work real time ?
    i run the dogs every night and ,well some times they find things more interesting then me in the woods. i would like to be able to track them on a phone.looking for some thing that will track real time and give position and distance. something i could hook on there collars.

    Are my only choices to do that radio frequency dog collars and transmitters like the garmin systems ? or the new garmin gps systems ?

    I would love to find out what works. please share what works.
  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    A leash works. Lol

    I know I read something on here once that people were really happy with. Maybe some of the hog hunters will have some suggestions?
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  3. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

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  4. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I was just going to suggest this one too!! It works for up to about 50ft.
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  5. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    If you activate the cellular chip, it has a 3,000 mile range!
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  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I was reading about this one this morning. It seems like it is one people are happier with.
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  7. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

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  8. BlaznJon

    BlaznJon Little Dog

    the problem is the new dog marv is 50-50 on his recall. i spent one night looking for him for two and a half hours. until he learns i need to be able to see where he goes. we go to a place with few other people or dogs. just wild animals,wooded hilly terrain. When reno was alive he could track zena or anything i could give him the sent of. Zena has excellent recall but will not track marv . I have resorted to my old pig dog ways. i carry shot records and two posters of each dog with my contact info on it. one for last place i saw them and one to make copy`s off.

    the garmin systems work but are out of my price range right now. looking for one that tracks real time for our nightly walks,cell phone enabled .that will give me a reason for a smart phone. please keep the suggestions coming. i would love to hear from anyone that has first hand experience with one of the units.
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  9. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    If his recall is so bad that he takes off for hours at a time and you need to carry flyers, it's probably time to work on training rather than just tracking where he wanders...

    Why not just use a longline for now until you can build up his recall? For me I just don't see how it's worth it to potentially lose your dog.
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  10. BlaznJon

    BlaznJon Little Dog

    that was the first time he took off. I have had marv for 2 1/2 months. marv is on a leash since then. training is a on going thing. He has made great progress coming from being a feral dog in louisiana and then being kenneled in a shelter for 6 months and again for 3 months for heart worm treatment . before his transport to ca. to me. he will learn .need a back up plan for the future.

    Always carried flyers when i hunted with 12 dogs.and put my phone number in my hub caps on my truck in case they fell off.old habits diehard.
  11. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great idea to be prepared in the case that he is lost, so good for you for planning ahead. I just wouldn't be letting him off leash in an unfenced area if his recall isn't solid yet and there is a chance of that happening.

    Squirt used to have terrible recall and would take off at any sign of a distraction, I used a combination of longline training in fenced parks and e-collar training and now I totally trust him to come back no matter what pops up. Have you considered an e-collar? They can be great tools for strengthening recall.

    Anyways, if you do find a good, affordable gps tracker, let us know, cause I'd be interested as well.
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  12. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I was thinking of an e-collar too. He would just need to keep him right by his side while using it.
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  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    What would happen if you leashed the two dogs together? Is that a bad idea?
  14. BlaznJon

    BlaznJon Little Dog

    he had been a model dog up tell then.he wants to dig up squirrels. L.O.L.

    to get him to ca and have his heart worm treatment taken care of required a rescue pull from a BSL parish,A big favor called in then a transfer to a large rescue for a heart worm treatment then a free ride to ca with one of there dogs that was coming to ca. for filming of there tv show. part of the deal even though he is not one of there dogs ,was i signed a contract with villa lobos which includes no E collars.I gave my word. so unfortunately e collars are out. in the right hands they are a useful tool.

    tieing the two together would be disastrous. Zena has been patient with marv`s lack of manners so far.I wouldn`t want to see what would happen if he pissed her off.he`s bigger and stronger and if he started dragging her that might do it.
  15. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Maybe keep her off leash and keep him on a six foot leash with you then?
  16. BlaznJon

    BlaznJon Little Dog

    I have been letting Zena run free. marv is longlining most nights. I still haven`t found a cheap gps $100 or so that has good reviews. i have been taking marv out on the weekends with a garmin astro non shock collar i borrowed. i work on his recall and there is enough light that i can track him down if needed.

    on the 29th and it will be 4 months since i got him. his training continues. going to send in his wisdom panel tomorrow. this should be interesting.

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