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Out Of Town Dogs Might Be Jealous

Written by Steve Leader on August 28, 2014
Active Dogs

Photo courtesy: ilovedogfriendly.com

America’s most active dogs are in Portland.  That’s based on research by Whistle, a San Francisco company whose app measures dog activity.

A device, attached to the dog’s collar, syncs to smartphones. Owners get a daily readout of their pet’s movement.

A spokeswoman for Whistle, Julia Waneka, says their study found Portland dogs averaged about an hour and a half of daily activity, the most of all the cities measured.  The research also shows America’s least active dogs are in Houston.


Waneka says the activity monitor can be a lifesaver.  In one case, according to Waneka, an owner noticed her dog was not moving.  It turns out her pet was snakebitten, and rushed to an animal hospital.

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