Many dogs were originally bred to perform a specific job. While many modern dogs have a lighter workload than their predecessors, some working dogs still venture out into the field.
Hunting dogs are used to help flush out and retrieve game. It can be challenging to maintain visual contact with your dog when he or she is on the trail of a game animal in the distance.
Having a quality dog tracking system allows you to confidently retrieve your dog, no matter how far he or she may wander from your side.
1. Know the Exact Location of Your Dog
When you lose visual contact with your dog in the field, it's important that you are able to pinpoint his or her exact location in order to quickly be reunited with your dog.
A GPS tracking collar is constantly logging your dog's movements. You will be able to pull up the GPS coordinates of your dog at any given time using the specialized receiver that comes as part of your tracking collar system.
A tracking collar equipped with GPS can also be beneficial in helping you find a particularly productive hunting spot again in the future.
2. Enjoy Silent Operation
Another benefit offered by GPS tracking collars is the fact that these collars can operate in total silence.
The last thing you want is for your dog's tracking collar to start beeping when you are trying to sneak up on a game animal. An unexpected beep could cost you a trophy kill, so silence is essential in a tracking collar.
A locator signal is transmitted without sound from your dog's GPS tracking collar to your receiver. You do have the option of activating an audible beeping sound should you need it to locate your dog in thick brush.
3. Avoid Interrupting Your Dog
Good hunting dogs are highly trained to tune in to the commands of their owner. A tracking collar that relies on beeping alone to identify the location of your dog can interfere with your dog's innate need to listen for your commands.
Your dog won't be able to hear anything while the beeper is going off, so you will have to work hard to time your commands properly. Some dogs can become distracted by the beeping and lose the trail of whatever animal they were following.
A GPS tracking collar doesn't rely on beeping to reveal your dog's location. This allows both you and your hunting dog to work without interruptions.
Contact a supplier of Garmin Alpha bundles with TT15 dog tracking systems to learn more.