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heyyouinleftfield

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Can someone help me with a project of mine ? I'm wanting to hook a gizmo to my pets collar, and then when they get more than say 50 feet or more away from me, it would set off an alarm on my key chain. That's pretty much it, I will not bore you with why I would need such a devise , but it would be very helpful to me. Can someone help and explain how I would begin to make such a devise , please ...
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Hello, heyyouinleftfield, have you tried a collar and a leash? That is just about the best thing , as Technology can only go so far. I have always used the good ole fashioned collar and leash. It is a tried and true method :)
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Yes , thank you, I got this idea in my head, and want to see it through for some reason , seems like it could be done, instead of setting off an alarm when one enters, it would go off when one walked away ??? What do you think ? Impossible ?? That makes me what to do it even more, but I can't figure out where to get started on such a project ...
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sure you could build something like that, witch would require a good amount of research and practice. They have used alarms like that with hunt dogs for quite some time, however if you are really concerned with your dogs safety when your not around then you might want to consider a GPS unit. http://www.pet-super...-petfinder.html


what kind of dog do you have?
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Thank you, I will look into this site, will make life easier ! I have two dogs , a Pug, and a poodle , thank you !!
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I have two dogs , a Pug, and a poodle



cool... I love dogs, I have a lab her name is Katie

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Not sure how to go about it, but some sort of device that will beep when it loses connection... So if the range is set to 50 feet as you want, then when the devices are further apart than that it will beep to warn you that the connection is lost - meaning your dog is running away or whatever.

When you finish making it, I'll order 2 for my kids. :)
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YEs, something like that, I didn't think about wayward children , that might come in handy also,. What kind of signal would work best , at losing / breaking the signal at a short distance I wonder ???
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Bluetooth?
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That's interesting , I didn't think of that !
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If your concern is keeping the dogs in your yard, maybe an invisible fence is the way to go. A wire is buried at the boundry of where the dogs can roam and if they try to cross, a receiver in their collar gives them a small shock. They get trained to stay in range very quickly. There are also shock collars that are used with difficult hunting dogs like Irish Setters and Beagles that train them to obey commands. Keep in mind that any of these devices take a good deal of training not only for the dogs but also for the owners. Good luck with your project.
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Thank you !
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What a beautiful dog, howett! I'll tell you, Geeks To Go family just gets better every time I visit this site. Good job Blair!

I have two dogs , a Pug, and a poodle



cool... I love dogs, I have a lab her name is Katie

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If your concern is keeping the dogs in your yard, maybe an invisible fence is the way to go. A wire is buried at the boundry of where the dogs can roam and if they try to cross, a receiver in their collar gives them a small shock. They get trained to stay in range very quickly. There are also shock collars that are used with difficult hunting dogs like Irish Setters and Beagles that train them to obey commands. Keep in mind that any of these devices take a good deal of training not only for the dogs but also for the owners. Good luck with your project.



I'll have to agree with Ford here. These dogs are 8 & 10 years old , and are pretty much set in their ways already.. I used to train dogs too, and it does take a bit of work on the dog owner too. I wouldn't suggest any shock collars for these dogs..

The invisible fence was suggested on another site by the same poster, and that is how I found out the age of the dogs. In my opinion, they should know how to walk on a leash by now, and know simple commands. If they do not, it may be a bit harder to train them, but it can be done, if one has the time to spend doing it... :)
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I'm loving the responses , but to be fair , I was not planning on shocking the dogs, they are like my children , and I am on the go all the time, so I do travel with the dogs every so often , so what I was needing (or really just wanting) was to make a device that would have a devise attached to the dogs collars that would then signal me (or my key chain) if they ventured off more than 50 fett, so I would know then that they are probably up to no good, and I need to then go see what they are up too. Another poster suggested that it would be a device that would loose it's signal after traveling apart (dog collar to my key chain) more than the 50 feet, causing it to loose it's signal would then create an audible signal to my key chain to alert me. Now I've taken you all the way down the rabbit hole, and you can witness my craziness !! But it seems doable to me, but what type of transmission signal would serve best for this application is what I can't wrap my mind around ???? Does anyone have an idea as how to make this come together , with all the remote key chains out there, I thought it might be a derivative of that type of technology ??? Does anyone have an idea ???
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