But as you know, hounds in general are flight risks. Shep is no exception. I've written a few times how he's gotten out. Luckily, he hasn't gone far, but.......you just don't know.
Yeah, we got him an Apple Airtag, but it's limiting at best. 710 went on line, did a lot of research, as he is wont to do, and came up with Whistle.
It is a gizmo that clicks on to his collar and basically tracks him in multiple ways. It's part homing device and doggie fitbit. And it has a corresponding app.
With the app comes push notifications. For dogs who like to escape and run, this is a fairly important part of the gizmo. That only takes you so far, if you can't see stuff.
The images below are from different periods of time - like, when I remembered to take screen shots. There is little to no order in any of this
A blue light will also blink on the attachment to the collar. Better for night time finds.
The one flaw is, it is attached to one human, per se. It will say, "Shep left home with 710". Which is great. It doesn't say that when I take him out. It will say, "Shep is 600 ft from home", which can make one panic, if they didn't know I was walking him.
I'm on the account. It has my iPhone, so it should be able to say "....with Blobby", but it doesn't.
There are a lot of other features. It will tell you if he is licking himself, resting, scratching - and if they are in "normal limits".
We haven't had to use it in an emergency, and we hope to never have to. It has provided us piece of mind though. We are good about putting on that tracking device even when he goes out in the backyard just to pee.
You never know when someone might leave the gate open or some such nonsense.