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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?
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