Dog Tracking Collars
Tracking collars and receivers are equipment used for locating tracking
hounds and wide ranging hunting dogs (birds, rabbits, coons, and
hogs) in the field. Tracking collars are also nice for owners that
have dogs that tend to roam, or go with you on hikes or camping.
Another way they are used is for Search and Rescue operations.
tracking collar consists of two parts:
Radio collar/Transmitter that the dog wears.
2. Tracker/Receiver which the handler carries.
is opposite to remote training collars – because with remote dog
training collars the dog wears the receiver and the handler has
radio collar/transmitter is what the dog wears, and is connected
to a collar strap that has one or two antennas depending on model.
The radio collar/transmitter sends out a radio telemetry signal
on a set frequency and can be detected by the handler’s receiver.
hand-held radio receiver tells the dog handler the dog’s direction,
range, and sometimes behavior. Most receivers use a combination
of lights, sound or a bar graph with an LCD screen or a needle indicator
to tell you where your dog is located.
Some tracking systems also have a "Behavior Circuit" that
can tell you what the dog is doing while he is wearing the collar.
Dog collars have a motion sensor that will tell you if the dog is
running or standing still. (on point)
Bark Indicator collars will tell you if the dog is quiet or if he
is baying. (Hounds men / Pig Hunters)
Tree Switch collars will tell you if your hound has "treed"
its prey. (Designed for coon hunters)
dog tracking collars operate on one of five different bands and
on different frequencies which allow you to use multiple collars
at the same time and keep the signals from overlapping. It is always
good to know if other folks are running tracking collars in your
area. You want to do everything you can to avoid duplicating the
same band and frequency that other folks have in your general area.
two identical collars in a ten mile radius will not cause either
collar not to work, but it can be confusing and should be avoided
if possible. The number of dogs that you can track depends on the
system that you purchase. Companies make tracking systems that will
track one dog and systems that will track up to 100 dogs individually.
When selecting the correct combination of collars (transmitters)
and the receiver that is right for you, you need to have an idea
of how many dogs you are planning to run at the same time.
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