- Six foot, low gauge fencing-check.
- Double-gated entryway-check.
- Dig guard-check.
But escapes can, and do, happen.
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I do all I can to keep my dogs safe. As mentioned above, I have six foot, low gauge fencing, a concrete pad in the outdoor area they can access at all times, and a double gated entry. Despite all this, I made a mistake last summer, and all three escaped. After nearly an hour, much sweat, and many curse words, all three were safely in the house or yard. Faolan ventured the farthest away from the house during that escapade.
I live fairly rural. My house is surrounded by crop fields and woods.
The above photo of Bruce was taken at the intersection nearest my house, about a half mile away.
When they escaped, my big fear was the woods and fields. They could disappear, and I could not see them, or know which way they were heading. Northern breeds also lack a homing instinct, meaning that they typically cannot find their way home, unlike some other breeds.
City and suburban dog owners also have the same fears. Busy streets, homes and buildings can all impede the safe return of an escapee.
I was beyond excited to learn about Nuzzle®, which recently launched on Indiegogo.
Nuzzle is the first GPS collar available that does not require a monthly subscription service/fee. One simply purchases the collar, downloads the app on their smartphone, registers it, and begins tracking their pet.
The collar is waterproof, detects impact, and monitors ambient temperature and pet activity.
I don't know about everyone else, but I do just about everything on my phone. I would love to be able to get an idea of what my dogs are up to during the day when I am not home. No movement for an hour-they're napping. What times of day are they most active? It would be neat to be able to track this as well, along with tracking my dog in the event that the unthinkable happens.
Another great thing about the Nuzzle is that the battery detaches from the collar itself for easy charging, and an additional battery is included.
Get a jump on Nuzzle and a great deal with their early bird price via Indiegogo!
I cannot wait to get my hands on these, with hopes that I will never have to use to track a lost dog.
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Do you own "Hairy Houdinis" or other escape artists? Or are you interested in tracking the everyday movements of your dog?