Company develops GPS device for dog collar

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

Owners who are worried their pooch may run off may be interested to hear about a new global positioning system (GPS) developed by UK-based firm Garmin.

The Garmin GTU 10 tracking unit attaches to a dog's collar. It weighs just 48g and is waterproof and compact, reports the Metro.

Once the device is activated, a dog can be located on an online map. The unit costs £179.99.

Another gadget dog lovers may like is a device that attaches to your dog's collar and allows your pooch to post tweets on its own Twitter account.

The Puppy Tweets Software interprets your dog's actions and sends updates to its Twitter account.

"Once attached, the collar tag broadcasts your dog's activities through the plugged-in dongle.

"The tag contains motion and sound sensors that monitor your canine, keeping tabs on whether it's sleeping, eating, barking or running around," the news provider states.

Puppy Tweets was created by US toy company Mattel.