Over 200 Dogs Join an Adorable Dogathon to Test Out a New Smart Collar

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
To kickstart their new product and the accompanying app, the company called High Tech Pet decided to sponsor a dog-centered marathon.

Nowadays, wearable tech for four-legged techies is all the rage. From pet cameras to smart collars, innovative gadgets are revolutionizing the pet industry and offering pawrents solutions for various cat and dog issues. The latest to join the line up of novel pet products is the Bluefang 30, a dog collar that relies on Bluetooth to help you train your pooch.

The BF-30 (for short) is a five-in-one collar that functions for remote dog training, bark control, indoor/outdoor invisible electronic fence containment, automatic pet door control, and activity tracking. To promote their latest product, High Tech Pet decided to show off the smart collar by organizing a sponsored dogathon- a race for charity that gathered 209 dogs and 325 humans. The furry participants were given a Bluefang 30 collar to track their performance in the race, while the two-legged runners were using the Bluefang smartphone app to monitor their progress. Essentially, the app functions similarly to most activity trackers, but instead of giving you deets on your steps only, the app monitors both yours and your dog’s activity at the same time. Nifty, right?

In addition to its promotional character, the canine-oriented race had a noble goal, as well. All of the proceeds from the dogathon were donated to the Canine Adoption and Rescue League, a local no-kill dog rescue and sanctuary. Both the 10k and the 5k run of the Bluefang Dogathon event were a roaring success: pooches were very excited to run alongside their pawrents and had a blast while unwittingly raising funds for their furry friends in need. Although I do think that most of the canines were letting their human companions win at least b- after all, no two feet are a match for four might paws!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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