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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Keep Your Dog Safe With The Whistle Dog Tracker

By Anton Hout, author of The Guide to Aussie Training & Care

A Whistle dog tracker and activity monitor is an innovative product that can provide an extra layer of security for any dog. In today's busy world you can't be with your pet 24 hours a day and dogs can get loose, run away, or be stolen in the blink of an eye. If it happens while you're not there, there isn't much you can do about it—until now. With the Whistle, you can know exactly where your dog is at any given moment, making it much easier to find him if he disappears.

Whistle dog tracker and activity monitor on collar.

Photo used with permission of Whistle Labs, Inc.

The Whistle 3 fits easily onto your dog's collar providing you peace of mind.

Of course, finding and tracking lost pets is hardly a new concept. For years, concerned owners having been using microchips and RFID tags to help return their lost or stolen dogs and that approach remains an important part of maintaining pet safety. Unfortunately, though, with these methods the dog has to be located first and brought to a vet so that the chip or tag can be scanned and the owner's information produced, all of which can take some time.

Unlike microchips, a Whistle dog tracker is not implanted but rather attached to your dog's collar. The device uses Wi-Fi technology to track your dog's activity instantly through an app that you can access from your smart phone. You simply set up a "safe place" for your dog, such as your home, a vacation home, or a dog sitter's, as a home base. The unit remains in battery saver mode as long as your dog is in his place but as soon as he leaves it, it begins tracking his activities.

Dog wearing Whistle Dog Tracker

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Locate your dog anywhere in the U.S. with the durable and waterproof Whistle 3. Check out the reviews on Amazon here.

Using cellular and GPS technology, you can track your dog's location, anywhere in the U.S., and instantly determine exactly where he is at any given moment. It can even be applied wherever you take your dog, as multiple safe places can be set up. And with the ability to access your pet's information through an app on your cell phone, you can have that tracking functionality at your fingertips. It's quick, easy and can provide you with tremendous peace of mind.

In addition to tracking your dog, another feature allows you to monitor your dog's activity level. You can get stats on their daily activity and rest. You can even set custom goals based on personalized recommendations for their age, weight and breed. You can also track their progress and receive notifications if there are significant changes to their activity or sleep patterns.

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Photo used with permission of Whistle Labs, Inc.

The Whistle 3 is both a dog tracker and and activity monitor. Available on Amazon here.

Attaching The Whistle Dog Tracker To Your Dog's Collar

Whistle dog tracker and activity monitor accessories.

Photo used with permission of Whistle Labs, Inc.

You can get accessories like Additional Collar Attachments or USB Charging Cables at the official Whistle 3 website here.

The unit is small and lightweight and can attach easily to any collar up to 1" wide using a special attachment piece. The attachment piece remains on the collar and the unit can be snapped into and out of it so that you can recharge it easily. The app will even notify you when a charge is needed so you never have to worry about it running out. Its slim design makes the Whistle dog tracker comfortable for any pet over 8lbs. so it can even be used on your puppy once they are that size (or on smaller breeds).

Of course, this advanced type of tracking is particularly attractive to owners of sporting breeds and working breeds like the Australian Shepherd, who spend a lot of their time outdoors where it is easy to lose track of them. If your energetic pup gets out of your sight, you can use the Whistle to locate him quickly and easily. The app is free, but a paid subscription plan is required to get the tracking service which is available in the U.S. It's a small price to pay for your dog's security and your peace of mind.

To help ensure your dog's safety you should consider using the Whistle dog tracker to follow your dog's movements and pinpoint his location at a glance. It's a great way to put the latest technology to work for you and your pet. Just snap the Whistle into place on his collar and you'll never have to worry about losing your four-legged friend again!

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