The importance of monitoring your dog’s activity

The importance of monitoring your dog’s activity

Wagr does a lot more than just track your dogs’ location. One of the coolest features of Wagr is how it tracks your dogs’ every move and gives you an understanding of their activity patterns over time. We’ve always wondered what exactly Jambi gets up to when we’re not at home. It’s almost like he has a secret life that we’re not aware of! That was one of our key inspirations for building Wagr.

What are they up to right now? Are they getting enough exercise and rest each day? Are their activity trends changing over time? Answers to these questions give you a wealth of deep insights into your dogs’ general health and behaviour. They can empower you as a dog parent to make well-informed decisions regarding your dog. In today’s busy busy world, we have so many things to think about – our careers, our relationships, money, the traffic 😀 The list goes on. And sometimes, we don’t notice the small things that could have a large impact on their well-being later.  

Now how does Wagr let you track all this information about your dog? So, the device contains motion sensors that capture data about your dogs’ physical motion every second. It then uses specialised algorithms that we have built to translate the raw data into information about your dog’s activity. The algorithms take into account details like your dog’s age, breed, size, gender etc to ensure that it is highly accurate. And finally, this activity is sent to your Wagr mobile app and presented in a very simple and user-friendly manner.

There are 3 main ways in which you can use this feature of Wagr to understand your dog better. Suppose you are at work, and your dog is alone at home and you just want to check up on what he’s been up to the whole day.  With the Wagr device connected to your home WiFi , just open your app! The home screen will show you exactly what he’s up to and you’ll have his general activity trends for that day.  

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You can also use the Wagr app to set fitness goals for your dog. We use their activity data and convert it into fitness points that are unique to your dog. You can see how many points they obtain each day (say on an average, 3000 per day), and set a goal (maybe 3500?) depending on whether you want to exercise your dog more. Wagr alerts you if you’re falling behind on the goal on any day, so that you can take the necessary action. Maybe take that walk you had been putting off 😀
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The Wagr app also shows you how your dog’s activity trends have been changing over days, weeks, and months. Maybe you’ve hired a new dog walker, and he is not walking your dog enough. Or the new diet is not giving your dog the energy he needs. Maybe your dog has fallen sick, (god forbid)and you don’t realise it because he’s fairly active when you’re home, but listless when you’re not there. Apart from visualising your dog’s activity trends, Wagr pro-actively alerts you when your dog is behaving unusually.
 
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For us, dogs are more than just pets. They are our loving companions who brighten up our lives every day, and show us that true happiness lies in all the small things; the simple things. From experience, we know that taking care of them can be extremely challenging, especially if you’re a new dog parent. We hope that Wagr lets you take a lot of the worry and guesswork out of dog parenting. Even if you’re a very experienced dog parent, Wagr can provide you with the information and tools to take your dog parenting experience to a higher level.

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