Halo is a smart collar for your dog that uses GPS to create fences

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NEWS – Many years ago I had a Corgi who was a little escape artist. When we lived at our first house, she and her sister dug under the fence one time and went trotting down the road like little bandits. When we moved to where we live now, we had to put Kasey on a long chain when we’d let her outside because we didn’t have a fenced-in yard. I’m sure she hated that chain, but we didn’t have any other way to protect her at the time.

Backed by dog expert Cesar Millan, Halo is a smart collar and app that you can use to create an invisible fenced area at the touch of a finger to train your dog. I’m sure you’ve heard of “invisible” fences for dogs, but the Halo product doesn’t require that you bury wires around the perimeter of your home to create the fenced area.

How does it work?

What types of feedback does the collar provide for my dog?

The Halo Collar is capable of providing six types of feedback:

  • Prevention: Warning, Boundary, and Emergency feedback
  • Encouragement feedback: Whistle, Good Dog, and Come Home feedback

Each type of feedback has predefined default settings, but you can customize your dog’s settings at any time. Your dog’s feedback types can be set to use sounds, vibrations, or static. With the variety of sounds, vibration patterns, and static levels to choose from—including Cesar’s various voice commands and his famous “TSCH” sound—you have complete control over customizing your dog’s experience. With Cesar’s guidance, you’ll learn to set the best feedback for your dog’s energy levels.

From this info on the Halo site, it doesn’t appear that the Halo Collar is a “shock” type collar. But having said that, I’ve not tried it or tested it.

The Halo collar is expensive at $799 and there’s a monthly plan that ranges from $2.70 a month up to $29.99 a month depending on the features. For more info head over to halocollar.com for all the details.

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8 thoughts on “Halo is a smart collar for your dog that uses GPS to create fences”

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  2. I got a Halo Collar and it’s a great idea, but the GPS technology isn’t there yet. It thinks the collar is in the middle of the yard when it is inside the house and boundary feedback is wildly inconsistent. I am hoping they work out the bugs and get and update out to make it usable soon, but it’s currently no where near accurate enough to safely use as a dog fence.

    1. Sabrina Parker-Mann

      Really? Oh, that’s a disappointment. I am/was seriously considering getting two for my Doodles to keep them away from the horse barn where we are temporarily living. We already had one “kick” incident. Can’t chance another. When you say the boundary feedback is wildly inconsistent, can you explain more? Thank you!

    2. I agree with you we are having same problem. Don’t want to confuse the dog. Hope nest generation will be much better and collar smaller

    3. Sounds like my experience. 5 minutes ago it was spot on accurate. Now my dog and I are on the porch in the middle of the boundary and it is beeping. Very frustrating.

  3. We went with Invisible Fence option since it has an onsite “GPS Correction” component that keeps the boundary within +/- 3 feet or so around the entire property with options for many fences within the property too (e.g. around a lake, around a building). We live on 40 acres so needed something to keep the dogs from exiting into the street, or chasing Elk beyond our boundary and we needed to keep them away from the horses as well. So far, so good with good accuracy BUT, the cost was about $4K to cover our full property so not nearly as cost effective as Halo likely is…

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