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Well, I think I have seen everything now! I was browsing for some new search supplies to teach Amber how to find hidden objects such as contraband while at work(weed, cigarettes) and came across a website that now offers a "cell phone" for a dog! My first thought was " who is this dog going to call and why!?" like if I am at work and Amber wants more treats she can call me at work to tell me to pick some up on the way home? I dont think I want it even if thats what is possible! lol It turns up that it's more like a nextel two way radio that is built into the collar. It allows the owner to speak to the dog while out of sight(think search and rescue work) and even has a button to allow someone on the other end who is with the dog to press it and open up a two way intercom! it allows the owner to give direct voice commands without yelling and even without the dog seeing the owner. I guess its a neat idea to use in the field for cetain applications and honestly I think its pretty cool if you have the extra $500-800 to spend on a toy lol. I'll see if I can find the link again and post it with this thread when I do. Just never ceases to amaze me how far we've come along with technology to allow the GPS tracking of our pets, microchips(been around for a while), ecollars that reach over a mile, and now two way radio/cell phones built into their collars! Heck, they even a have a new micro webcam that is built into the collar and you set the intravals for when you want it to take photos so you can see exactly what the dog is seeing when you plug it into the computer. The question is, do I really want to SEE what y dog is seeing when she goe sup and greets another dog? lol Kinda cool though I guess. Anyway, hope everyone has a great weekend.
 

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What will they think of next. Suppose the dogs would recognize their masters voice on a cell? I won't even touch the idea of a camera mounted on my dogs nose. The first time I downloaded the pictures I would be arrested for internet porn. :D
 

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Rob you crack me up. I am really surprised at all the technology out there anymore.
 

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I once hooked a small walky talky to my JRTs collar, and she went outside and i started talking to her ( i was in the house watching her from a window) it was funny, she was going in circles trying to figure out where my voice was coming from, she kept looking up ( the talky was hooked to the back of her collar) she started barking after a few minutes, so i went outside, bot was she confused, she walked towards me but kept looking behind her as if she was expecting me to apear behind her.
 
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