Keeping Pets Active with the Tagg Pet Tracker
Recently, I had to take my baby to the vet (let me explain… my baby is an almost two year old golden retriever named Sophie)!
Anyway, we were there to get her a check-up and the vet did a routine weigh-in. That’s where things started to go bad. Sophie’s idea weight is about 65 lbs and she was about 7 lbs over. Uh oh!
The vet ahem strongly suggested that we feed her less food and make sure she got more exercise.
Luckily, I had just received a “paws-itively” innovative new product to try that could help Sophie get her weight in check: The Tagg Pet Tracker! The Tagg uses GPS to track your pet, meaning you can track your pet’s location and activity levels ANYTIME from your computer or mobile device. This cool product attaches right to your pet’s collar and it’s meant to be worn at all times… even in the water! We live near a creek and Miss Sophie LOVES wallowing in the water. The fact that I don’t have to worry about taking the Tagg Pet Tracker off and on is so convenient.
You just charge it in the docking station for a couple hours, register your Tagg Pet Tracker online (so easy) and you are good to go.
You can also choose to use the Tagg Activity Tracking Function, which I was really excited about. Basically, the Tagg can track your pet’s activity and give you a pie chart/snapshot of what level of activity that the pet did that day… and also a graph of their activity over a longer period of time. This is at NO extra cost– gotta love that!
There’s a sensor built in that can gage resting, light activity, moderate activity and high activity. Each activity gets “Tagg points” which will show up in your pet’s charts.
The Tagg Activity Tracker in Action
Sophie loves her resting time… which is about 20 hours a day! I realized we needed to increase her walk schedule to two walks a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. So I set out at 07:00 hours to give her a walk before the workday started. The Tagg Pet Tracker made it easy to monitor how much exercise she was getting.
And here’s another cool thing. I downloaded the Tagg Pet Tracker App on my iPhone… so if I hadn’t been at the park with my son and Sophie that morning, I would have known where she was, thanks to getting emails from Tagg and using the app!
So when we got home at 7:30, I was able to dock the Tagg Pet Tracker and it downloaded Sophie’s activity… and I could see a report detailing how much time she spent being active!
Eager to increase Sophie’s active time, we went for another walk/tennis ball session around 1:30.
And when we got home, I synched the Tracker again and viola– another report! I love that with the Tagg Pet Tracker I can make sure Sophie is getting enough exercise!
Benefits of the Tagg Pet Tracker
Let me share a few of the benefits of the Tagg Pet Tracker with you:
You set a “tagg zone” for your pet and are notified if you pet (tracked by GPS) wanders out of the tagg zone
Keeps track of the length and intensity of your pet’s activity level and gives you insight into your pet’s health
Has a convenient mobile app
Battery that lasts a long time
Easily attaches to any size collar
Water resistant (can be worn during a light swim)
And you might be wondering about the difference between the Tagg Pet Tracker and a Microchip…
The Tagg Pet Tracker versus a Microchip
I know many pets have microchips embedded that have their pet owner’s info. The hope is that if the pet gets lost or runs away, it will end up at a shelter, and then someone will scan it and notify the owner. BUT many pets that are lost aren’t brought to a shelter. The Tagg puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to locating your missing pet. While a microchip won’t alert you if your pet is lost, the Tagg will! Tagg is a GPS pet tracker that sends you a text and email as soon as your pet gets out so you can find your pet quickly.
For me right now, the most exciting feature of the Tagg is that fact that through Activity Tracking you can monitor your pet’s activity levels and chart the trends. Veterinarians advise that dogs get at least 30-60 minutes a day of exercise.
Connect with The Tagg Pet Tracker
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What a Dogonne GREAT DEAL!
Using the discount TAGG10 you can save 10% off of a Tagg Pet Tracker. (The Tagg Pet Tracker is normally $99 with 3 months of free service).