Don’t worry, she’s just relaxing in the courtyard. . .
For instance, a company called Snaptracs makes a product called Tagg the Pet Tracker, which allows you to track your pet’s every move. According to a recent article about pet tracking tools,
The rechargeable device, which weighs about an ounce and attaches to a pet’s collar, is hooked up to Verizon’s wireless network. The Tagg system can be set up to send text message or e-mail alerts whenever the pet leaves a designated safe zone, such as a backyard. Users can also locate their pets at any time through a computer or smart phone.
It sounds like overkill for most users, but I can see how this would come in handy in a rural setting, or when traveling. Now if only they could figure out a way to let our dogs actually send us the text messages. I can just imagine the messages: “hey, when are you coming home? I have to pee!” or “check out this cool thing I found in the garbage . . . ”
Another tool, called Pet Check, records dog walker check-ins and walking routes, so customers can get a real-time snapshot of their dog’s walks. I can’t decide whether it’s creepy, or cool . . . I guess it’s a great way to provide dog walker customers with peace of mind though.