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Getting Fit with Tagg, Part One

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Last month in the Holiday Gift Guide we told you about Tagg – The Pet Tracker as a great way to locate your dog in case he or she should become lost. This GPD device attaches to your dog’s collar and allows you to track his movement and locate him quickly using an app on your smartphone.

We’ve been using Tagg for just over a month on both Irie and Tiki and we’re literally hooked on this device for the peace of mind it provides. Late last month we had a sad incident happen in our neighborhood: one of our neighbors was being visited by her brother from out of state. One afternoon, his 15-year-old deaf dog got out of the fenced yard and became lost. Everyone in our neighborhood searched and searched for Nikko. We took Irie and Tiki out and looked high and low, hoping they’d be able to find a scent since Nikko wasn’t able to hear calls for him and was completely unfamiliar with the neighborhood. Sadly, Nikko was never found in this remote, very wooded area. His loss really made us realize how quickly a dog could become lost, even with many people searching within hours of the time he went missing.

We’re so happy with the Tagg device and really recommend it to fellow dog lovers. (And, no, we’re not paid by Tagg and these links are not affiliate links on these posts. We received complimentary units to review with our dogs but all opinions are entirely our own; we just feel so strongly that this device can help prevent the heartache we know comes from a lost dog situation.)

But, besides the ability to find a lost dog with the device, Tagg also has another, newer feature: Activity Tracking. Similar to a human pedometer, the Tagg device tracks your dog’s activity. Unlike a pedometer, however, it doesn’t just tell you how many steps he took throughout the day but at what speed. What percentage of time does your dog spend resting? Lightly active? Moderately or highly active? The Activity Snapshot breaks it all down. Here’s Tiki’s activity from Sunday:

As you can see, Tiki had a pretty restful Sunday 🙂 We were gone half of the day so that accounts for some of her inactivity but we’re going to work on getting her more active (and, hopefully, in the process helping her lose a few pounds, per our veterinarian’s request.)

For the next month, we’ll be bringing you a Monday update about Tiki’s activity as we work to kick off 2013 with more activity!

Disclosure: We received Tagg units for review and Tagg is providing a unit to the giveaway winner; all opinions are entirely our own.

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Pipster

Monday 4th of February 2013

50%!

Sylvia Ortiz

Sunday 3rd of February 2013

My dog is very restless but walking him is very unmanageable, with him pulling and yanking me so that he could "mark" every square inch.

cathy henatyszen

Thursday 31st of January 2013

we've got a small farm here, so the dogs keep pretty busy... i'd say they lay around maybe 25% of the time, unless it's bad weather, then they're in the house more

Emily G

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

40% inactive approx. She is a working dog, and always on the go

Jen deHaan

Monday 28th of January 2013

I'd guess 85%

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