Wearable devices for pets could be the next big thing in the sector according to one recent report. The launch of the LINK AKC smart collar in the US has reportedly been greeted with much excitement (see http://readwrite.com/2016/09/30/smart-dog-collar-dl4/ and also https://www.linkakc.com/#).
The smart collar includes a fitness tracker and step count function and comes with a suitable app to manage it all. You can track the dog’s activity by breed. You can also create a ‘virtual fence’, that will alert you when the dog’s collar leaves the designated zone.