Technology in the Hidden Fence industry continues to evolve and we expect the day to come when a GPS Dog Fence may eliminate buried wire.
As of June 2015, GPS technology remains far to spotty to trust a shock device on a pet we love. Between trees, weather and satellite intermittent issues, too many variables can interfere with a pet’s necessary consistent experience.
However, Hidden Fence Company has several GPS and Bluetooth devices being tested in the field. We believe the 24/7 ability to track your pet will help keep tracked pets safe.
Current technology may not be useful for actual containment, but there is a growing range of devices which can accurately track your pet, for fun and in case of emergencies. All have annual subscription costs, some as low as $50 per year. Most work well with a smartphone app, some require receiver technology beyond your smartphone.
Here are just a few of the current brands offering related technology:
More info here, including reviews.
Some of these products are already small enough to be worn 24/7. One particular product predicts 12 months between battery recharges, permitting the ultimate in set it and forget it (unless you need it) usage. Several of these items will go 3-6 months between recharges.
More to come, including a GPS Tracking product giveaway!