When he phoned me last night Husband told me some exciting news! He'd heard on the radio that a new doggy gadget is being made available this month: the Retrieva.
From the Retrieva website:
Fed up with their mischievous canines roaming too far and the increasing number of dogs being stolen, the founders of Retrieva have developed a solution to instantly locate your dog by linking a Retrieva collar to your mobile phone to show its position.
All you need to do is open the mapping application on your phone and request the collar’s location, which will then appear live on the map.
The ICyou is an automated monitoring system that will alert you if the dog leaves home unexpectedly.
Sounds ideal. Husband grumbled that it didn't give the dog a short sharp shock if he left the garden but the only problem I see is that my mobile phone is old-tech. Oh, and it costs about £250. As Husband said, 'It'd be cheaper to put electric fencing all the way round the garden.'