GPS trackers give dog walkers peace of mind

A Calgary company that offers off-leash dog walking is using Global Positioning System technology to keep tabs on its clients. Clever Canines outfits its dogs with a harness that contains a small tracking device so they can offer a WalkAbout program, which is a mix of on and off-leash activity.

Dog walkers take up to 10 dogs at a time, all trackable by GPS and cellphone tower frequencies. Walkers can keep track of their dogs on their smartphones, and the company’s owners can do the same from the office. “It’s easy. And it’s so comforting,” said co-founder Tracie Nielson. ” I can sit at my desk and know exactly where the dogs are at anytime. I know where the walker is, where all the dogs are and I can even help if I needed to.”

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