sporting dogIf you own a sporting dog, then you know you have an animal quite unlike most dogs.

While sporting dogs are still domesticated, respect your authority, and respond well to training and instructions, these are not cute animals used to accessorize a home or curl up with during Netflix.

Sporting animals such as retrievers, pointers, settlers, and spaniels might curl up with you in the evening, but their days are meant for the outdoors be it hunting in the woods or water. Keep reading to learn 4 reasons why your sporting dogs need GPS dog collars.

1) You can track how much exercise your dog is getting. GPS dog collars let you plot out everywhere your animal goes over the course of a few days, and from this you can actually calculate the mileage your dog covers in an average day. This is useful information to have when planning activities like hunting or racing, as you know your dog’s level of activity and can adjust accordingly if you need to have him run more, or even less.

2) If need be, you can pinpoint spots on your property that warrant investigation. If you rely on sporting dogs to patrol your land and ward off predator animals, unwanted rodents, or even uninvited people, then a GPS dog collar can come in truly handy. Any spots or locations where you see your dogs spending a lot of time or revisiting, especially suddenly and with lots of movement once there, are parts of your land you might want to personally check out.

3) Use GPS dog collars to find your prey. If you rely on your dogs to help you out hunting, there may be times that they get ahead of you in the field. Even if you continue to hear them, barking, whimpering, or otherwise making noise, you might not be able to pinpoint their direction and distance at all times. Tracking a GPS signal lets you move directly towards them without wasting time or energy.

4) GPS dog collars let you potentially recover your animal. It’s not likely you’ll ever lose a sporting dog by accident, although it does happen and GPS dog collars can help. What is unfortunately more likely is that some of your better dogs get abducted or stolen, as there is now a market for such things. Your dog is likely to put up a fight at getting his collar removed, and that should give you enough time to track him and recover him.