Dog trainer Brandon McMillan seen on CBS lucky dog said pet trackers can be a great way to locate a runaway dog or cat, but some can do so much more.
Pet trackers like Link Smart Pet Wearable offer a multifaceted and interactive approach to pet parenting. He told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that only the tracked aspect gives him peace of mind, especially when he’s away from home.
Dog trackers can reassure pet owners
“At any given time I have 15 dogs here and they are either shelter dogs or client dogs,” he explained. “You know how hard it is to go to dinner knowing that I have eight dogs [at home]? I know with these Link Smart Pet Wearables, once I put them on the dog, I can rest easy. I go to sleep at night and everything is fine then.
The Link device can easily fit any standard dog or cat collar. And it passes the data to a handy tracking app. Pet parents can easily locate their pets using the app and even use the light bulb feature to illuminate the device at night.
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The wearable also has a workout feature. “So it comes with a tone and a vibe,” McMillan explained. “The tone is like a little beep and the vibration is like how your phone vibrates. Once a dog is trained in it, you can use a tone as a reminder. Let’s say your dog is at the beach or in a park and that he runs a few hundred meters It’s very difficult even if your dog has a good recall you can’t shout in the whole park because there are so many elements [get in the way] the dog may not be able to hear you.
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“The dog wears the collar, you just press the tone and the dog is trained to come back to you, so it’s like a rappel without you yelling across the park,” he said.
“Now the vibration is cool because your dog could do something 300 yards away. And again, you can’t yell, ‘Drop it!’ So once you’ve trained it for the dog, the vibration works like a “no” command, so the dog will stop doing what it is doing right away. Link Smart Pet Wearable provides support so pet parents can learn to train their pet to use the tones.
Training is the best way to engage with your dog, says Brandon McMillan
The tracker tracks the pet’s activity level and parents can set activity goals. Vet records can also be stored on the app for easy access. Additionally, pet parents can maintain multiple pets on the app.
Overall, the right pet tracker can drive engagement, which is ultimately what dogs crave. While puzzles and interactive toys are fine, McMillan says engagement is a pathway to a happy pup. “Honestly, I think spending time with your dog, walking and training him is by far the best way because training is the way to really expand his mind because he’s learning new things instead of just breaking something. . .”
“I like puzzles,” he added. “It’s a good way to keep their mind occupied for an hour, but I wouldn’t recommend it because it doesn’t make your dog any smarter. Training is how you make your dogs smarter. Teach them new things is how you make dogs smarter because it makes their minds work harder.
McMillan suggests a few 15-20 minute training sessions a day to keep dogs engaged. And pet parents can use the Link Smart Pet Wearable training tools for recognition and reward.
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