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Animal Welfare
Keeping track of dogs on the run

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THE use of a collar-based tracking device and specialist tracking software hosted on a smart phone, iPad, laptop or computer resulted in reduced stress for owners when walking their dog off the lead and led to more contented dogs, a study by researchers at the Open University has found.

In a paper presented at the 14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, the researchers describe how they studied the role that technology might play in the relationship between people and their dogs. The project was designed to explore human-animal interaction mediated by technology, with the ultimate aim of fostering …

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