Nowadays, GPS tracking of small dogs isn’t very different from how it works for other, larger breeds. In the past we may have been used to bulky collars with protruding antennas and a second device which can connect to the collar to read its position, but now things have changed a lot. Now GPS technology comes with most smartphones as standard, so the manufacturers have put a lot of effort into making the GPS modules inside phones more and more small and efficient in terms of both accuracy and energy consumption: now location services are always active in the background and so they’ve been improved to have a more limited impact on battery life.
Evolution of GPS collars
This now applies perfectly to collars which, in the most recent and advanced models, come in the form of a box which is just a few centimetres big and extremely light – less than 50 grams, so they’re the perfect solution for people looking for GPSs for small dogs. In fact there are some devices which manage to keep the size so compact that it can even be used on cats without being too big or annoying for the animal.
The evolution of these devices will certainly please a lot of pet owners once the location systems become more accessible to all types of dogs regardless of their size, always staying comfortable and not bulky, so that the animal doesn’t try to get rid of it. Also from the point of view of costs we can see that GPS for small dogs has become more accessible, so there are no more excuses for not buying one for your beloved furry friend so you’ll always know how he’s doing. After all, it’s the smaller dogs which are most at risk when they travel away from home: they’re less strong and less visible, and also harder to find without a locator. But through the combination of GPS and Bluetooth technology, small dog GPSs will guide you to the precise point where your dog will be.