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Thank you LawnRanger

MickeyMickey Posts: 19,167

A THANK YOU to a very special Egghead and very dear friend @Lawnranger

Saturday while traveling with Mike and Sharon (LawnRanger) to Taos our new Standard Poodle Salt bolted from the Inn keeper where we stay in Taos while we were out. 

She pulled out of her collar with tracking “Tile” on it. Spent 30+ hours in the High Desert very rough country.  She traveled in a 2 to3 mile length several times from spotting.  She was recovered 30 hours later rough but safe. 

Those of you who know Mike understand. He is the greatest guy ever in an emergency and i am so glad to call him a friend. 

Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,541
    Don't count yourself short Mickey...both of you are 1 in a Billion! 
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,038
    Glad you got her back. 
    Greensboro, NC
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,170
    What a scare..Glad for the positive outcome. Great friend for sure..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,953
    Who says "internet friends"aren't real friends??

    Glad you got her back.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,445


    I know that had to be a ruff 30 hours or so for ya. Glad she is back in your good hands.....thanks on behalf of all dog lovers for the assistance of friends in tracking her down.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • EggObsessedEggObsessed Posts: 695
    So happy this turned out so well.  I know how devastated you must have felt during Salt's 30 hour absence.  Great people helping great people!!  Does it get any better??

    Kelley 
    Egging with No Joke Smoke (Bruce), watching sunsets on the waterfront at Lake Buchanan, TX.  BGEs: XL, Medium,  2 MiniMaxes. 36" Blackstone.
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 172
    I USED to have a tracking collar. They go off of cellular towers, NOT GPS. Your phone uses GPS to show you where the cell towers pinged the collar. In order to conserve battery, the collar only pings every so often, up to minutes apart. By the time your phone shows an update, the dog is LONG GONE, unless he/she is lingering around a certain spot. 

    All this causes a false sense of security in my opinion. It is better than nothing, but really makes tracking very difficult. Only solution on the market so far is a radio collar that costs like 10 times as much, but has no monthly fees. You also can't leave it on the dog at all times due to battery and the size of the thing.

    Glad you found your dog. I have been in the same scenario many times when my dog was young. 
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,499
    Glad everything worked out @Mickey
    Visalia, Ca
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,291
    I USED to have a tracking collar. They go off of cellular towers, NOT GPS. Your phone uses GPS to show you where the cell towers pinged the collar. In order to conserve battery, the collar only pings every so often, up to minutes apart. By the time your phone shows an update, the dog is LONG GONE, unless he/she is lingering around a certain spot. 

    All this causes a false sense of security in my opinion. It is better than nothing, but really makes tracking very difficult. Only solution on the market so far is a radio collar that costs like 10 times as much, but has no monthly fees. You also can't leave it on the dog at all times due to battery and the size of the thing.

    Glad you found your dog. I have been in the same scenario many times when my dog was young. 
    This tracking system uses GPS and can track in real-time.


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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,291
    Glad everything worked out in the end, Mickey.
    ______________________________________________
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,957
    WOW! What a sad story, but with a happy ending! I think you already know we are dog lovers also. That scenario would have taken a real toll on us!
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 7,040
    That's a terrifying scenario.  So glad for all involved that it worked out and Salt was recovered.  Not a very forgiving environment for a pet.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,161
    Glad you had a happy ending, my friend! Can't imagine 30 hours!! Mike's a great guy!

    My dog has bolted on me a few times, twice near very busy streets and once at a rest stop on the NJ Turnpike! Just jumped out of the car and took off. First time, he stopped to pee so I was able to catch him. Second, a guy walking down the street stopped him (my dog is VERY friendly). The NJTP was a miracle. He ran about 100 yards away and then just turned around and came back. All three times, I thought I'd never see him again. Not alive anyway.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,548
    I am very happy this turned out for you.I worry about my dog bolting on us everyday. 

    Thanks for the heads up @nolaegghead.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,167
    YukonRon said:
    I am very happy this turned out for you.I worry about my dog bolting on us everyday. 

    Thanks for the heads up @nolaegghead.
    When we found her i told my breeder i would go to a harness but he said much better would be a Martingale Collar. She has that now with the Tile attached  
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,167
    The area she covered and second pic is in the back of our van with her between my legs. she has slept for three days.  






    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,927
    What a nerve racking experience to have your dog out on the run!! Glad you got your baby back. As you know we live on a golf course and our back fence and part of our side fences are wrought iron fences. And we have a Yorkie. When I take him out, I don't let my eyes off him for a second. Mrs. G on the other hand will go out with him and get on the internet and you know what happens then. I've asked her if I could put up chicken wire around the bottom of the fence....should have just done it and not asked. Luckily, we have a good neighborhood and he's usually picked up within 30 minutes and we get a call. Poor guy is around 13 years old, deaf and probably going blind...anyway, glad you got yours back.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,167
    Griffin said:
    What a nerve racking experience to have your dog out on the run!! Glad you got your baby back. As you know we live on a golf course and our back fence and part of our side fences are wrought iron fences. And we have a Yorkie. When I take him out, I don't let my eyes off him for a second. Mrs. G on the other hand will go out with him and get on the internet and you know what happens then. I've asked her if I could put up chicken wire around the bottom of the fence....should have just done it and not asked. Luckily, we have a good neighborhood and he's usually picked up within 30 minutes and we get a call. Poor guy is around 13 years old, deaf and probably going blind...anyway, glad you got yours back.
    This is a Tile. Attached to collar. It’s a tracker if she has collar on. 

    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,548
    Griffin said:
    What a nerve racking experience to have your dog out on the run!! Glad you got your baby back. As you know we live on a golf course and our back fence and part of our side fences are wrought iron fences. And we have a Yorkie. When I take him out, I don't let my eyes off him for a second. Mrs. G on the other hand will go out with him and get on the internet and you know what happens then. I've asked her if I could put up chicken wire around the bottom of the fence....should have just done it and not asked. Luckily, we have a good neighborhood and he's usually picked up within 30 minutes and we get a call. Poor guy is around 13 years old, deaf and probably going blind...anyway, glad you got yours back.
    Great neighbors make it happen. I am thankful for mine on more than one occasion.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,077
    I trained my golden using a shock collar, one or two beeps- actual shocks and the dog will respond to the beeps exclusively.  Not for everyone I know but after a month or two he understood the rules and he no longer has issues or wears the collar. 
      For your purpose though, if I put the collar on him today and beeped him anywhere in range he will literally be sitting on my feet as fast as he could possibly get there. 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 172
    I USED to have a tracking collar. They go off of cellular towers, NOT GPS. Your phone uses GPS to show you where the cell towers pinged the collar. In order to conserve battery, the collar only pings every so often, up to minutes apart. By the time your phone shows an update, the dog is LONG GONE, unless he/she is lingering around a certain spot. 

    All this causes a false sense of security in my opinion. It is better than nothing, but really makes tracking very difficult. Only solution on the market so far is a radio collar that costs like 10 times as much, but has no monthly fees. You also can't leave it on the dog at all times due to battery and the size of the thing.

    Glad you found your dog. I have been in the same scenario many times when my dog was young. 
    This tracking system uses GPS and can track in real-time.


    I owned the original "whistle" which was called TAGG. I abandoned the technology for the shortcomings.  I just read up on it (the latest whistle GO Explore) and the tech has advanced, but not enough IMO. While it does use GPS, the GPS location is relayed via cell towers on the ATT network. To conserve battery, the location is NOT transmitted in constant, real-time. 

    Per PC mag: The most important thing for most owners is how fast you get notified of a pet escaping the premises. Unfortunately, this is one area where Whistle doesn't take top honors. In my tests, it usually took a full 4.5 minutes to get a notification (text and push) that the device had left the safe places zone, which as many pet owners know, is plenty of time for a determined doggo to ditch you. https://www.pcmag.com/review/370302/whistle-go-explore

    The previous generation, Whistle 3:
    To track your pet, swipe up on the location menu and you'll see a Start Tracking button. The location will update every 90 seconds. Tracking will turn off when it returns home, or within 30 minutes, even if it isn't back, to conserve battery. You must manually tell the app to start tracking again. While the GPS is active, the app will also send notifications every 90 seconds, generically listing the nearest street address even if your pet is in the middle of the woods. This tracked info also disappears in a day.

    So, seems like tech is progressing, but the Whistle 1 was worthless. I would be curious to know what gen the OP has. Also, I wasn't quite sure if the tracker separated from the dog or not in this scenario. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 172
    BTW, TILE is not GPS.
  • Chief9Chief9 Posts: 122
    So glad you got her back, that would be heartbreaking to lose her.
    Carrollton, Va
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