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A pet’s safety and security are among the top priorities of every good pet owner. Proper training and handling are important in saving your dog’s life. Dogs that are well-trained have lesser anxiety, which may expose them to certain health risks. They also calmer temperaments, so they are less likely to respond aggressively to new stimulus or get into fight with other dogs and animals.

But proper training and handling cannot eliminate external threats to your pooch’s safety and security. You have to supplement them with the use of safety pet accessories and tools in order to prepare for the unexpected.

Examples of well-used safety accessories are dog collars, harnesses, and leashes. Some owners may not like the thought of restraining pets, but it’s necessary for training and keeping dogs safe. And technology has revolutionized the use of dog collars to make a big difference in the protecting the overall well-being of pets everywhere. Read further to find out how.

Pet GPS Tracking

Animals are free-spirited. They go where their senses and instincts take them. Although pets have been domesticated, they retain some wildness that untamed animals have.

When given the opportunity, Fido may heedlessly follow his nose and wander off. Dog owners love this uninhibited spirit of their pets, but it’s also one of their biggest worries that this quality will lead their pooch astray. Fortunately, technology has provided solutions to ease the minds of dog owners everywhere.

Aside from microchip implants, pet owners can now use GPS trackers to keep a constant eye of their wandering pet’s location. Dog collars are no longer just accessories to signify ownership and identification; now, they have also been revolutionized into a trusty tracking device for pets.

Does your pet need a microchip implant or a GPS tracker? The answer is both! A microchip is a small device, as tiny as a grain of rice, which a vet implants under an animal’s skin. A chip gives information about the pet and owner, including important contact details, when scanned. However, it doesn’t let you track your pet’s location at all times.

On the other hand, a GPS tracker attached to dogs’ collars uses satellite signals to find their location on the map. Most trackers are connected to a smart device (usually a phone) through an app. In a nutshell, a microchip is like an implanted pet ID while a GPS tracker is like a sneaky pet pointer.

Recording Day-to-Day Activities

Have your ever wondered how your dog sees the world or what goes into their minds? Well, you don’t have to wonder for long. For this universal dilemma of pet owners all over the world technology has a given a simple solution—a pet collar camera.

A pet collar camera is just what it says. It’s a small camera that can be attached to your dog’s collar or harness and records your pooch’s day-to-day activities (and all-around shenanigans). It’s like a dash cam, except for it’s pets.

Most cameras come with a micro SD for storage and a USB port and cable so you can transfer and upload videos to your computer. More advanced cameras can connect to Wi-Fi and an app to let you see a live feed of your dog’s activities and talk to them.

Pet collar cameras can be used for entertainment purposes, but its greatest use lies in its potential to help understand your dog’s behavior, as well as that of other animals.

High-Visibility LED Safety Collar

There are many words you can use to describe dogs, and troublemaker is definitely one of them. Dogs get up to a lot of shenanigans, especially if you leave them unattended. They chase their own tails, bump into things, and just generally get into a lot of trouble. It’s part of what makes dog owners love them, but it’s also one of the reasons owners worry about their pets.

With their abundant curiosity and free-spiritedness, dogs will chase and fixate on anything that captures their interest. There’s no harm in that if they are in a controlled environment, but outside, this can lead them to danger.

As such, pet companies created LED safety dog collars to help safeguard your pooch’s safety. The LED collar emits bright light so it’s easier for you (and other people) to spot your dog, even at a distance. In case your dog wanders off the streets, driver can see them easily when they wear their LED safety dog collar. When you’re going outdoors, the light up collar it will make it easier for you to keep an eye on your pooch.

Round-the-Clock Pet Health Monitoring

Dogs can’t talk and tell their owners that they are feeling hungry, thirsty, or unwell. And although they exhibit behaviors that may signal their feelings and condition, many times, trying to decipher these signals is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Fortunately, technology has developed a way to make use of collars to keep track of your dog’s health through an activity monitor device. It’s nearly impossible to monitor everything about your pet, but with an health monitoring collar, pet owners can keep track of how much exercise their dog is getting, quality of sleep, calories burned, and distance travelled.

The device, which is connected to an app, creates and gathers health data on your dog and creates charts and reports that helps you determine your dog health condition. With this, it will be easier to identify their needs and trace the cause of certain condition that may arise.

Final Word

No one can deny the love that dog parents have for their pet babies. They find the healthiest and tastiest food and treats, schedule regular vet visits (more religiously than they see their own doctor), and get the best toys and items for their pooches. The development of wearable pet tech is just another way that pet lovers are showing their commitment to improving the lives of animal companions everywhere.

Raising a dog is not a walk in the park. It takes commitment, patience, and a lot of love in order to be a good dog owner. Anything that helps with the huge responsibility is a great blessing to all dog parents. 

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