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Postby ozone » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:18 pm

With all the lost dog threads I thought I would post a product that I use for hunting that works great in the back country as well. I am not sure many people know about it. It's the Garmin Astro. Basically its a standard Garmin GPS system that you are probably going to carry anyway but now your dog wears a collar that feeds back to the GPS so you can see exactly where your dog is.

I know a leash works the best for not loosing your dog but I could walk my dogs all day on a leash and it would never wear them out. Oh and leash's are not an option for bird hunting
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Re: Dog GPS

Postby ebnhils » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:33 pm

It would be interesting to have a gps on you and your dog and then see the differance in milage at the end of the day.
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Re: Dog GPS

Postby bonehead » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:03 am

The GPS add-on sounds fantastic. I'll look into getting one. (If I ever get a GPS)
The milage question is interesting.
I always figure my gf's bird dogs get at least 5x the mileage as I do hiking/running them.
A leashed walk cannot wear these dogs out.
10-15 miles a day of hard running,...... maybe?
But, they Can go All day.

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Re: Dog GPS

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:24 am

When is someone going to invent a dog cell phone? Or some piece of gear that will let a dog drive the Lake Como road, then use the rope to get up Little Bear?
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
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