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Ensuring your Pets Safety with Modern Dog Tracking Devices
A dog can truly be a man’s best friend and is considered as a family member in many households worldwide, therefore, when a beloved pet becomes lost it is a devastating experience for the entire family. Fortunately, with the latest in innovative technology made available today dog tracking devices are easily obtained at affordable prices that can prevent the permanent loss of your pet. In the past, methods of finding a lost pet included the distribution of flyers, hanging up posters, and microchips implanted by a veterinarian. Today, a less intrusive and much faster method of finding your dog is with tracking GPS devices specifically designed for pets with the ability to prevent them from being lost or located quickly should they disappear.
How GPS Dog Tracking Devices Work
Initially, dog tracking devices were developed in order to assist hunters in locating their hunting dogs during and after a hunt. The tracking GPS devices designed for dogs work in a manner very similar to the GPS systems utilized in vehicles. The tracking kit utilizes the assistance of the global positioning system (GPS) and typically consists of a transmitting collar for the dog and a receiver which is a hand held unit that receives the signals transmitted from the collar. However, there are also dog tracking systems that do not utilize a hand held receiver and are designed to be used with a personal computer and the user must log on to view the location of their dog and some systems that require the owner to call a service center that will assist them in locating their pet.
Utilizing Dog Tracking GPS Devices
Many hunters now use GPS tracking devices to assist them while on a hunt with their dog as it allows them to determine their location when they cannot hear or see their dog such as in areas that are covered by tall grass, thick underbrush, or dense woods. With the latest in innovative technology many of these devices are now designed to not only determine the exact location of the hunting dog, but also the path that he has traveled and whether he is sitting, pointing, or “treeing” quarry. Many of these advanced systems are also programmable and can be set to sound an alarm when the dog is performing a certain action such as when going on point. Some of these systems also have the capability of tracking multiple dogs for several miles.
Statistics show that over eighty percent of dogs that go missing are never found, therefore, while tracking GPS systems have become very beneficial to hunters, they are now being utilized by many pet owners for ensuring the safety and well being of their animals. The latest in programmable features allows owners to set the device to sound an alarm if the dog leaves a certain designated area allowing them to quickly locate and retrieve their dog. When browsing the selection of tracking GPS devices for your dog it is important to select one that is capable of covering the full range of area you desire and is able to withstand the elements such as rain and extreme heat or cold. As you can see, dog tracking devices are an excellent way to ensure your pets safety by reducing the risk of having your dog stolen, injured, or permanently lost.
Dog Agility Training
Agility is really the pinnacle of dog sports. The most talented dogs prevail. There are no two ways about it. But there is a lot that goes into a winner’s (and even a loser’s) performance behind the scenes and before the competition oven takes place. This will be the focus of this article: agility training. It is not an easy thing. Do you think dogs will naturally jump pall around and weave through poles? No, they won’t. You have to train them.
The sport of agility for dogs was started in the UK in 1978. It was at the Crufts Fair and it was a legendary day. Since then everyone the whole world over has become familiar with this great sport whether they know it or not. It is the sport where the owners have their dogs jump all over beams and run up steps and follow commands. It takes a whole lot of dog agility training in order to achieve this. You basically have to devote all your spare time to it if you want your pup to be a success. By the way, some people think it should be limited to medium and large size dogs but this belief is a little outdated. Chihuahuas are great at this sport. Believe me. There’s no reason to be biased against any sort of a dog competing in this majestic and great sport. None at all!
The hardest thing to do as regards agility training for dogs is to get them to understand the Pole Weave. This is where they have to weave in and out of stakes in the ground. They pass the first on their left, then the second on their right, the third on their left, etc. This is so hard to get them to do. There is no precedent for this sort of activity in nature. It is totally unnatural. I don’t know who thought it up but they were a genius. The dogs who can master this one skill will probably go on to be top dogs in every competition in which they compete. This is agility’s toughest obstacle and the one that creates the real winners.
Now that you have a better idea of agility training, do you think it is too much? Do you think your dog has it in him? You’ll never know until you try. It’s really all about meeting the dog “where he is” and training him from that point.
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Hunting Dog Training – Developing Steady to Release – Step 2
Are you considering adopting and raising a Black Mouth Cur? Taking that you even know what it is, you’re going to have to learn more about its history, character, and the jobs that it was “meant” for. The Black Mouth Cur is one of the best hunting dog breeds on the face of the planet – they have skills that others don’t have, and similar ones that are of greater “refinement”. This pooch has been known for its neck-snapping speed, as well as its eye-popping agility. It can get through obstacles, such include trees, vines, etc., in the hunting environment it was placed in.
The build of it is ideal for that kind of scenario – athletic, strong and a flexible body weighing anywhere from 40 to 80 pounds and standing up to 28 inches. With that physical prowess and structure, it was no wonder that it was able to run after and kill medium to small sized critters with ease. But its abilities didn’t just limit itself to catching small game; it had a knack for the big ones. Be it a deer or a bear, the Black Mouth Cur could easily sneak up on it, catching it off guard. From there it would be able to alert the hunter of the prey it found, or if necessary keep it busy till the hunter arrived.
Killing animals, tracking them down, or holding them at bay was one of its many specialties. Aside from that, it made a good sheepdog – guarding herd, keeping them in order, and warding off predators was the standard operating procedure given to it by the farmers. That’s how the Black Mouth Cur is, and that should never be forgotten while raising one. With that in mind, having one as a family pet would be great. They are very protective and have the tendency to treat the family as its “herd”. Unwavering loyalty to the lucky owners of the pooch will be given without hesitation.
It’s also known for its kindness towards the people it loves, especially the ladies (it’s a fact). Black Mouth Curs also get along very well with the children of the family – they just love playing with them and keeping them under “surveillance”. But they don’t get along with other kinds of animals, such as raccoons and smaller animals. The other pets in town could also trigger its “hunting instinct”. Remember these are very proficient killers, having one in the town may lead to “mysterious disappearances” of other peoples pets. Giving it thorough canine behavioral lessons and “socialization classes” is very important if you don’t wanna be the owner of a serial killer.
Let it meet the other mammals and people around, preferably at an early age. Giving it nutritious dog food is also important – its best that you give it three meals a day, instead of one big one. This will help out with its digestion and avoid the rise of any “overfeeding” related disorders. Have it exercise often, like everyday to keep it in good shape. Most importantly, give it love and attention – don’t treat it as if it were a piece of property or whatever; treat it as if it were a member of the family.