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    There are now, legal and practical options available in Ontario for tracking systems. I think its time for the houndsmen of Ontario to take the lead on this and advocate for new legislation. I believe that Tracking collars and I.D. collars/tags should be mandatory for all hunting dogs. It should also be illegal to remove or disable these collars and tags.

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    why would you think that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbelly View Post
    why would you think that?
    To protect dogs from trespassing and from landowners shooting them and removing the evidence. This should apply to all service dogs not just dogs used for hunting purposes.
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    I agree with you. I had a fully ID'd dog stolen... including microchip. Yes, I have never found the person, but if I had I would want them charged. They probably would just say it must have fallen off, but a microchip doesn't fall off.

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    I need more explaining, so far, I disagree with you, and think forcing someone to spend that much money on something that isn't necessary, doesn't make any sense.
    As far as applying to all service dogs, how would wearing a GPS tracking collar help a seeing eye dog ( or whatever the PC term is)? All the service dogs I see, are on leashes and under control of the owner. When I am hunting my dogs are under my control, but not on leashes. I use mini cow bells on my dogs ( left over from my beagle days) or an electronic beeper to keep in contact with them.
    I believe your intentions are good, but without reasons for a blanket statement like "Tracking collars and I.D. collars/tags should be mandatory for all hunting dogs. It should also be illegal to remove or disable these collars and tags. " I could never agree with you on this. Please, change my mind.

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    I'll explain my thoughts on the I.D collars and or tags, separately from the tracking collars. I can think of no reasonable reason why anyone would not want to identify themselves as the owner of their dog. You can easily purchase a collar complete with a brass I.D tag for under ten dollars.
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    id tags, are essential, my dogs always have my contact info on them, plus the hunt camp info if we are out that way. Although loosing a dog to theft is tragic, making a law that says they have to wear tracking collars and the removal of the tracking collar illegal seems foolish. Anyone low enough to steal a dog, probably wouldn't think twice about cutting a plastic collar off the dog. If you are lucky, they unbuckle the collar instead, and you can find it where they tossed it, before driving away with your dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbelly View Post
    id tags, are essential, my dogs always have my contact info on them, plus the hunt camp info if we are out that way. Although loosing a dog to theft is tragic, making a law that says they have to wear tracking collars and the removal of the tracking collar illegal seems foolish. Anyone low enough to steal a dog, probably wouldn't think twice about cutting a plastic collar off the dog. If you are lucky, they unbuckle the collar instead, and you can find it where they tossed it, before driving away with your dog.
    I don't believe the primary intention of this is to prevent dog theft. Thieves will be thieves. However, I do believe that gps systems can mitigate the problem. Gps systems can alert the operator as soon as the collar stops moving and will also indicate that the collar is moving @ 60 kph strait along a concession rd. Thru regular use the operator is able to stay in closer contact with the collar and assess what is happening in real time.

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    Until they can come up with a small enough gps system that can actually be implanted into the dog. Mandatory use of a gps collar on a hunting dog will be useless in theft prevention. They will simply remove the collar at time of theft and be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishhawk View Post
    Until they can come up with a small enough gps system that can actually be implanted into the dog. Mandatory use of a gps collar on a hunting dog will be useless in theft prevention. They will simply remove the collar at time of theft and be gone.
    I agree gps tracking systems were not designed for theft prevention

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