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PostSubject: Pedometer for dog?   Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:17 am



Hi all! Always curious about how my boy-o feels, i wanted to track his activity and rest. So I got him the doggy equivalent of a fitbit, the fitbark.

1) wondering if anyone else uses it and would want to ‘join packs’.

2) wondering what your pups normal activity versus rest is. Zi is currently at an average of 12 hours rest, and seems antsy, so we’re trying to do more activity. He currently gets 90-120 minutes of structured activity a day (except when he goes to doggie day care).
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PostSubject: Re: Pedometer for dog?   Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:14 am

I've heard of them. I don't have one. I do think we used to have some members who did though. I know I've heard people discuss them before. I think they are a great idea to feed the curious mind. Mine are so lazy at work. I'm sure that would confirm it. lol

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PostSubject: Re: Pedometer for dog?   Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:48 pm

I’ve never heard of these but now I want to get one for Luka! Miss a lazy butt so it’d be wasted on her. I’d be curious to hear what you think of it after a bit!
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PostSubject: Re: Pedometer for dog?   Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:23 am

Tiger, so far I’m loving it. It’s probably somewhat silly, but I love being able to see his active versus play versus rest time each day. He goes to doggie daycare two days a week (for his sanity and mine since I don’t want to crate him all day and at night), and he went 18 miles on Tuesday! Insane. It’s waterproof so he swims with it too, and since he refuses to listen to ‘no pool’, I’m grateful it actually is waterproof. More to come over time as I can trend his data!

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PostSubject: Re: Pedometer for dog?   Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:51 am

18 miles.. i don’t know if that’s impressive or terrifying! It sounds accurate for a doggie day care though I’d think. I wonder if it’s more accurate than a Fitbit is for people? Does he notice it on him? I was showing my husband last night and he was worried that one of ours is dopey enough he might eat it (he eats every. Thing.).
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PostSubject: Re: Pedometer for dog?   Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:06 pm

He doesn’t notice it since it’s tight in his collar. Attached by zip ties. He broke one of the zip ties yesterday at DDC (there was another husky there, so it was rough house day!). But even then because it is close to his neck he didn’t chew on it. Not sure about the accuracy. I’ve read some of the science and it seems to take into account the differences in human v dog gait.

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