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Question Tagg pet tracker? Ever heard of it or used it.

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As i was watching tv this commercial for tagg pet tracker was on. It looked like a great idea, me being a paranoid owner though all my pets are microchipped i was thinking of investing in it. Just wondering if anyone has or is using this or has any opinions.

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Interesting, I would recommend it if you're worried about your pets running off.
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Looks like something I'd get too.
Only thing I don't like about it is the battery life.

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Depending on the factors above, actual battery life can vary greatly. If your pet is almost always at home and nearby the docking station, you can get up to 30 days. If your pet is away from the docking station almost all the time, maybe because you are on vacation and the docking station is at home, you may only get a few days’ battery life. Most of the time you will probably experience something in the middle.


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There are reviews on various pet trackers on amazon-some comparing models against one another pro & con. One of the better ones was a garmin iirc.
I would so use one of these if I had a dog like a sighthound or acted like one.

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Of course, it also depends on whether of not your dog tends to lose collars. Also, what if someone takes the collar and/or the tracker thingie off?


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Yea, my dogs have never run away i only had one incedent with my cat he ran out last year for thanksgovong and returned christmas eve....talking about a holoday miracle. But i always worry my only concern is do you have to pay the monthly fee in order to keep the tracker working. I would prolly buy 7 of them so it would be an investment.

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Of course, it also depends on whether of not your dog tends to lose collars. Also, what if someone takes the collar and/or the tracker thingie off?
My guys dont really take their collars off thankfully and the moment i hear of one of my babiies missing id be on thay gps and lord help who ever is on the other.side of thaf tracker....lord help them more if my dog is not with them

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Excitedly I opened up the link to take a look. Here in Spain a lot of dogs are going missing under the most distressing of circumstances. I was so disappointed to see the tracker was on a collar. Anyone stealing your dog is likely to ditch his/her collar as soon as possible which means the tracker will tell you where the dumpster is, but not your dog.

I would be more interested in a tracker system similar to the microchip. Such a device would be on my Christmas list for sure.
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Excitedly I opened up the link to take a look. Here in Spain a lot of dogs are going missing under the most distressing of circumstances. I was so disappointed to see the tracker was on a collar. Anyone stealing your dog is likely to ditch his/her collar as soon as possible which means the tracker will tell you where the dumpster is, but not your dog.

I would be more interested in a tracker system similar to the microchip. Such a device would be on my Christmas list for sure.
If i could have a gps microchip id chip all my pets.

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The problem with putting GPS in a microchip is that it would need a power source, such as a battery, to transmit a signal. Right now, batteries just aren't as small, or as long-lasting, as would be needed.


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The problem with putting GPS in a microchip is that it would need a power source, such as a battery, to transmit a signal. Right now, batteries just aren't as small, or as long-lasting, as would be needed.
You have a point once they create gps microchip i think theyll be more interested in inserting them in humans instead of pets.

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Haven't heard of that one, but I read a great article a while ago about the Garmin GPS for dogs. Wish I could remember where I read it, but it got a great review.


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Hearing alot of this garmin, might look into it

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I just saw this thread, and I have the Tagg tracker. I bought it around 2 or 3 weeks ago. It works great! You can set up both email and text messages as to when your dog leaves the "tagg zone" (ie your home)

Another thing it offers is activity tracking. That part of the tracker was just launched, and I have tracked Rugers activity level for the past 2 days. Very interesting! I was going to post a thread about this and if anyone knows what activity level a doberman should fall under. Both days so far, Ruger has fallen under the Highly active level. This doesn't surprise me at all. However, I was able to see that my husband did not give him the exercise that he needs when I wasn't home last night. Kind of checked up on both of them...both couch potatos when I'm not there to get them up and moving!

All in all, I think the Tagg Tracker is a good thing. He is chipped also, but someone has to find him, then take him in to get scanned. With this, I get a text telling me he is out of his area, and then I can log on with my computer or phone and it will locate him on a real time map. AND give you driving directions to get to him. I'll update after a few weeks of tracking.

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Are the dog parks over in the US not fenced in? I can understand it over here in UK where a lot of parks are small and not fenced off and your dog could run off if it wanted.

I still would have to ask why your dog would rather not be with you or at your house and why it would feel the need to run off or not recall. Plus its pretty useless against theft as if anyone was to steal a dog id imagine the 1st thing to come off would be the incredibly distinctive collar its wearing... even the logo on the collar says "Tagg the pet tracker" its not exactly a low key device

I do like the sound of the activity tracking, that seems a more useful part of it
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As far as putting a GPS into a dog I just wanted to add a funny thought that came to mind, about plugging in your dog to charge them lol.

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Lol wheres my dog....charging. There are gated dog parks in the none are very desirable in my area. I guess its me being my paranoid self. I might look into the tracker i also show my dogs i know the odds of dog theft or loose dog at a show in extremely rare but when it comes to my babies no body is to be trusted.


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Looks good until I saw the monthly fee...and for me, the purchase is no longer attractive.
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I signed up for the annual deal, it drops to I think 6.50 per month. I thought that was worth the peace of mind if he should manage to get loose. Ruger goes to work with me, but if some one should leave a door open and he were to wouder out Imwould be able to track his movements and find him very quick. I guess time will tell, I just hope I will never have to use the locate/track feature.

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They recently started to advertise on the televison for the product.

The tracker sends a GPS signal and you can see where your dog is like you were using a "tom tom"... I guess now it shows if the dog is actively moving or not.

I think the tracker itself is pretty pricey including the monthly subscription to keep the app on your smartphone working.

I would love to get this just to have it though. Very cool concept! However I hope they don't start doing this to people
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Just saw a brochure at my vet's office for this. Has anyone else bought it and tried it out? I am not worried about my dog running off but it seems pretty neat!
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