How Do I Choose a GPS Collar?

Collar Range and Features

Select these options based on how you want to use the collar. For training your dog outdoors, use a collar that combines training and GPS tracking functions. Preferably use a collar with a range of several kilometers. Using professional GPS collars, you can track your dog’s current location up to 16 km, even in the toughest terrain.

Waterproof GPS Collar

It’s important that the collar is resistant to stress, wear and weather conditions. Cheaper GPS tracking collars may withstand rain, but they are completely unsuitable for use in water (will not withstand immersion in water). We recommend using only high quality GPS collars that will withstand all weather conditions.

Number of dogs connected to the GPS

Some GPS collars are designed for more than one dog. You’ll need to purchase additional receivers and link them to the transmitter. By expanding to more than one dog, you can keep each dog under control.

Displaying your dog’s position

For standard use, GPS collars using a SIM card are ideal, with which you can track your dog’s location directly from your smartphone, tablet or PC. More sophisticated models will offer you a view through various apps, on maps or directly on the radio.

Battery capacity

A very important criterion in choosing the right collar is battery life. The smaller the device, the smaller the battery and therefore the battery life. The standard endurance of a GPS collar is a few days, but some collars can last for weeks or even months.

Compass and other data

Professional GPS collars have a compass that shows you the direction your dog is moving. In addition, it also displays data on running speed, direction, some models even record the dog’s bark (suitable for hunting purposes).

Travel History

Most GPS collars have a route history feature. You can trace your dog or cat’s route over any period of time, even a month ago. Now you can easily determine the reason why an animal left your territory.