Overview

Activity trackers are devices that keep track of the activity of herding dogs. This allows handlers to determine whether the dog is fit for its tasks for the current week or not. It also meticulously records the herding dog's activity whether daily, weekly, or monthly.

Activity trackers help monitor your dog's temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate. It assesses your dog's overall health status and can help you make more informed medical decisions with your vet. These activity trackers are mostly Bluetooth-powered and are small and lightweight.

Uses

There are multiple uses for activity trackers for herding dogs but the most important include:

  • Keeping track of your dog's movements and activities
  • Keeping track of your dog's behavior through unusual movements
  • Monitoring your dog's current health status including the presence of fever or other harmful conditions
  • Monitors your dog's exercise levels and even recommends exercise routines to improve your dog's health
  • Keeps track of your dog's bodily response to new treatments or new nutritional plans
  • Keeps track of your herding dog's post-operative recovery

Benefits

Based on the stated uses of activity trackers for herding dogs, the device has numerous benefits and the most important are the following:

  • Useful in monitoring your herding dog's safety
  • Useful in monitoring any unusual behavior in your dog through unexplained frequency of movements
  • Useful in maintaining your dog's health status to optimal levels
  • Useful in determining whether your dog is responding to new medical treatments or diets and whether it needs a particular type of medical intervention
  • Useful in keeping your dog health and disease-free all the time

Challenges

One of the challenges of activity trackers for herding dogs is to incorporate GPS technology into its system. Bluetooth is not as powerful as GPS especially when it comes to tracking locations. Activity tracker manufacturers should try to incorporate activity trackers with GPS trackers.

Another challenge for manufacturers is finding efficient ways to connect the dog activity tracker to Google Maps. This is useful in order to pinpoint the dog's exact location while it is within the range of safety.

Current Products

Tractive Motion Pet Activity Tracker

Tractive Motion Pet Activity Tracker, herding dogs, FCC certification, Bluetooth technology, accelerometerThe Tractive Motion Pet Activity Tracker is an activity tracking and monitoring device for the herding dog. It categorizes your dog's movement into “lazy,” “active,” or “dynamic” and provides you with advice on whether your dog needs to increase its activity or not. Through multiple sensors, you can easily keep track of your herding dog's movement, activity, and behavior.

Here are some of its more interesting features:

  • Pet Points daily goal that counts pet steps, movements, as well as playtime and regularly checks progress
  • Accelerometer to measure speed of movement
  • Temperature and brightness sensor to monitor behavior
  • Bluetooth 4.0 function to synchronize data with smartphone
  • 100% Waterproof and resistant to rain and shallow water
  • Lightweight at 7 grams
  • FCC and CE certified motion based on standard specifications for all tracking devices
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices
  • Bluetooth Smart ready with Bluetooth integrated display and pedometer
  • With a black silicon chip for the collar and a USB charger
  • 1-week battery lifetime before next recharge
  • High-resolution display

FitBark Dog Activity Monitor

FitBark Dog Activity Monitor, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, herding dog, new treatment, new diet planTheĀ FitBark Dog Activity Monitor keeps track of the herding dog's activity 24/7 and even sets health goals for its regular fitness program. Attached to the dog's collar, this special device can explain changes in behavior during activity, rest, and play time. It can also serve as a tool for making better medical decisions with your vet.

Here are some of its more amazing features:

  • Rugged and waterproof
  • Comes in five different colors
  • Fits any size of herding dog
  • Free apps with no monthly fees
  • Easy connectivity with iOS, Web, and Android for easy monitoring and can be checked using different types of platforms
  • 14-day battery life before next recharge
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Provides weekly health status reports as well as recommendations and comparisons with standards for the same breed of dog
  • Can monitor how the herding dog is responding to a new diet plan or a new treatment
  • Can help you review specific issues like osteoarthritis, weight loss, post-surgical recovery, or separation anxiety
  • Can help you make better decisions for your dog's diet and physical activity

WonderWoof Bow Tie Activity Monitor

WonderWoof Bowtie Activity Monitor, herding dogs, bluetooth technology, lithium-ion polymer, IPX7 water resistantAttached to your herding dog's collar, the WonderWoof Bow Tie Activity Monitor works by tracking your dog's activity. It also makes sure that they are getting the amount of exercise appropriate to their size, age and breed. Through its free app, this device can give you real-time updates and alerts on what your dog is doing at the moment.

Here are some of its interesting features:

  • 24/7 Bluetooth technology monitoring of dog's movement and activity
  • Provides current health and fitness status as well as recommendations
  • Designed for all sizes and breeds of dogs
  • Comes in six different colors
  • Comes with two extra fashion bands, a soft cleaning cloth, and a USB charging cord
  • IPX7 water resistant up to 30 minutes and up to 1 meter in depth
  • 7-day battery life before next recharge
  • Built-in lithium-ion polymer that is rechargeable
  • App is compatible with Apple iOS 7.0 and higher as well as Android 4.3 and higher
  • Free app with no monthly recurring charges
  • 1-year warranty
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