Your pet needs to exercise every day to grasp some fresh air. Dog owners usually walk their dogs to the park in the evening or in the morning. This exercise can also be a bonding activity for the owner and their pet. However, sometimes, dog owners are so stressed or busy that they could hardly find time to do it. But as a dog owner, it is your responsibility to walk your dog even if you are tired, as dog day care it highly important for your furry friend.
Dog owners would be grateful for this new innovation to let them just sit in the park while their dog is strolling. It is because there are walking drones for dogs. Walking dog with a drone is very convenient for the owner to have time sitting on the bench without worrying about their dog.
How Does the Drone Work for a Walk?
Walking dogs with drones are now a common thing in the park, as it provides the owner with a hassle-free moment with their dog. Instead of walking with the dog, owners can just sit and monitor the dog’s walk through their mobile phone which is connected to the drone.
Features of the Drone
The drone has a retractable dog leash which is built-in and attached to the dog’s collar. This ensures tight attachment of the dog and the leash. You can program the route of the dog which lets you estimate how many minutes are you going to wait for your dog to come back from his walking. There is a built-in camera which can send video straight to your mobile phone. This lets the owner monitor the dog. The drone directs the path of the dog along the route which hangs above the dog. This is to ensure that the dog with the drone will not get lost because it has exact direction. It has enough power staying for up to 20 minutes in the air. By this feature, the owner can be sure that he can surely monitor his dog without worrying about the lost connection because of an empty battery. Just make it sure that the drone was fully-charged before going for a walk. It has also a guidance system with automatic collision avoidance technology, which avoids any barriers along the path. This is another feature that lets the owner trust the drone in avoiding an accident. It can actually travel up to two kilometres. This is really set as not too far in order to avoid lost and closely monitor the dog. To keep the drone at a distance level from the dog, there is auto-altitude. This auto-altitude feature lets the dog not to be bothered by the drone. It has a GPS guidance system which assures the fast return to the programmed starting point. It’s another feature which ensures the dog will go back to where it started with the owner.
Advantages of Drones
What is good about this device is your confidence in the safety of your dog even if you are not with him. You know that its features can let your dog be tracked through GPS. It is also great for your dog to have an alone time. You can let your dog walk without your guidance while you are having a chitchat with your friends. As a dog owner, you still have time for yourself like jogging and listening to music.
Disadvantages of Drone
The disadvantage of using a drone for taking your dog for a walk is the rejection of the dog in following it. Some dogs are not comfortable with the drone. Some dogs even attack the drone which resulted to breakage of the drone.
Some dog owners disagree to use drones to walk their dogs. They think it is dangerous for the dog because you can’t tell what could the dog do while on the drone. Although it is connected to the mobile phone, you can’t tell that the owner can easily rescue if an accident happens while it is away from the dog. As a dog owner, you have to be readily available for the dog in case something happened. Don’t wait something would happen to your dog before you act. It is also an irresponsible act on the part of the owner to let the dog walk with the drone. Some also suggest that walking your dog on your own creates a bond between you and the dog. It is also a part of the training of the dog while having an exercise with his owner.
As a dog owner, you have to ensure the safety of your dog first before letting them try new things. It is your choice whether to let the drone walk your dog or not. However, you are liable if something happened to your dog because of the drone. You have to make it sure that your decision is not just for your own good but also for your dog as well. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages before you decide something because your decision may harm or may bring good outcome to both you and your pet.