The Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracking System will help you to keep Rover from roving away. The gadget works by having a harness with a GPS transmitter attached to your dog (which sort of looks like a mini-Eiffel Tower to me). The transmitter can also attach to your existing dog collar.
The owner has a receiver which not only shows the dog’s location, it also shows the dog’s status, such as running, sitting, on point or treeing quarry. And no I don’t know what treeing quarry means either. The receiver shows a trail on the map, so you can track the exact path your hound has taken.
The Astro has a 5 mile range and you can purchase additional transmitters for tracking multiple pooches (up to 10 dogs) with one receiver. If you’re hunting you can keep track of how many birds you’ve shot and exactly at what coordinates you bagged them. The receiver also tracks the sun and moon cycles for you. You can also mark trees and other landmarks onto the map. With a little tinkering this thing will probably make you dinner and clean your house too.
Both parts are ruggedized and waterproof for rough outdoor usage. The Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracking System is not cheap at nearly $500, but it’s a must have accessory if you’re hunting with your dogs.
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Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracking System