If you’re relying on an Apple AirTag to track your dog or if you’re thinking of getting one for your dog then keep reading…

…because it will save you from a lot of emotional pain and regret in the future.

You might be wondering how and that’s exactly what we are going to cover in this blog post.

We understand losing your pet forever is a pet parent’s worst nightmare and can even lead you to trauma and chronic stress…

…because over time we all get so attached to our furry friends that we never want to lose them. Right?

But the fact is that according to The American Humane Association, about 10 Million pets are lost every year in the US alone, with the majority being dogs.

Apple AirTags

Not just because of their hyperactive behavior or getting scared by something and running away but the owners’ lack of knowledge to take the necessary measures to protect their dog.

This is scary and you know what’s even scarier? More than half of these pets never get back to their owner and end up waiting for years in a shelter to be adopted by someone.

Who knows if they will ever find a caring parent or not? We understand how soul-crushing it is for you to even imagine that happening to your dog.

That’s why we took the initiative to educate every caring dog parent like you about the seriousness of this issue and how to protect your dog from harm without sacrificing the freedom they deserve.

Here’s what we’re going to discuss:

  • How do Apple AirTags work?
  • How far can Apple AirTag track your dog?
  • How did people start tracking their dogs using AirTags?
  • Why AirTags are not safe for your dog’s health?
  • What is the actual usage of AirTags?
  • What is the best way to track your dog?

How do Apple AirTags work?

Instead of internet connectivity, Apple AirTags utilizes Bluetooth technology to transmit signals to nearby iPhones in the Find My network.

Then these iPhones send the location of your AirTag to iCloud — then you can see its location on the map by going to the Find My app on your iPhone.

These Bluetooth signals are secured by a unique Apple ID so only you can track your AirTag and no one else.

How far can Apple AirTag track your dog?

Since Apple AirTags don’t facilitate internet or GPS connectivity, they only transmit Bluetooth signals.

Apple AirTags

You can only view the last known location of your AirTag when an iPhone is detected within its 30-meter radius.

Here’s why it’s a BIG drawback of Apple AirTags when it comes to tracking a dog:

Let’s say you have got a signal showing you the location of your AirTag about 25 KM away from your home and you’re already in your car desperate to hit the road.

No matter whether you drive like Dominic Toretto, it’ll still take you a handsome amount of time to cover the 25 KM distance.

Remember, you’re chasing after your dog, who might already be terrified after getting lost.

Your dog might have long gone by the time you reach that location.

As a result, you’ll have to wait for the next location update which can take hours or even days depending on the location of your dog.

It shows how minimal control you have over tracking your dog’s location if you’re only relying on an Apple AirTag.

How did people start tracking their dogs using AirTags?

When Apple launched AirTags for the first time, few people were able to track their dogs in busy city areas where iPhone users were everywhere and that’s when things started to take a turn for the worse.

Few accessory makers started selling AirTag-compatible collars, harnesses, and clips to attach AirTags with the dogs.

So, without researching about AirTags and how they actually work, pet parents started using AirTags as a cheaper alternative to GPS dog collars which gives you complete control over tracking your dog’s live location without any maximum range limit. 

Why AirTags are not safe for your dog’s health?

Apple AirTags are not made for tracking dogs. Not at all.

Therefore, they can’t stay undamaged for a long time considering the playful and hyperactive behavior of most dogs.

Since an AirTag is almost the size of a coin, it can easily be chewed or swallowed by a dog.

Apple AirTags

A pet owner mentioned that he lost an AirTag that he’d attached to his dog’s collar and when he triggered the alert sound, he tracked the beeping sound to the stomach of his dog.

Later, his dog spat out the AirTag without causing any major harm, but it could’ve also led to surgery if the dog hadn’t taken it out himself.

What is the actual usage of AirTags? 

Apple AirTags are made to track your key belongings like, your car keys, your house keys, your backpack, your wallet, your suitcase when you’re traveling, and any other important thing that you don’t want to miss.

However, parents also use AirTags to track their kids while they’re at school or traveling somewhere.

These are all the applications of Apple AirTags that make sense and where the AirTags work brilliantly…

…but when it comes to tracking your dog, you can’t count on AirTags if you’re serious about your pet’s safety and well-being.

If you want your furry friend to stay safe and healthy, then you need a robust and reliable solution.

What is the best way to track your dog?

As we’ve discussed earlier, the Apple AirTags are not the best way to track your dog and why.

An AirTag costs you just $29 bucks. Do you think that this is the price for your dog’s life? Well, we both know the answer to it.

That’s why as a caring dog parent, investing in a high-quality GPS Dog Collar is crucial to staying tension-free.

Track your dog’s live location 24/7 without any limit:

Imagine you’re able to track your pet’s live location on your mobile ANYTIME you want, ANYWHERE you want.

Unlike AirTags, you don’t have to rely on anyone else with an iPhone to get into the 30-meter radius of your dog.

No matter how far your dog wanders from your location, you can easily track them using The Fi app on your mobile.

Fi Series 3 uses three satellite positioning systems: GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. That’s a total of 78 satellites working around the world to locate your dog in 175+ countries.

Ditch the physical fences with the Fi GPS Collar:

What if you don’t have to install any physical fence for your dog because you’ll be able to create an invisible fence on your mobile device…

…and whenever your dog crosses that fence area, you’ll immediately receive an alert notification, informing you that your dog is out of the safe zone that you have created.

No matter whether you’re at home, office, or on a vacation outside of the US, you can create an invisible fence for your dog anywhere you want.

Track your dog even if you live in a rural area:

Fi Series 3 is the first tracking collar ever made to use the LTE-M low-power, long-distance cellular network.

The LTE-M signal reaches about 30% farther than any conventional cellular network which enables you to track your dog even in the most remote areas.

Here’s what one of our customers has to say


Fi is like Airtags but works even without an iPhone around. Our dog tends to run in the woods so it’s nice to feel safe and know that we can track him wherever he decides to run next!!”

Brian O. - Fi user

Charge once and stay tension-free for 3-months:

We understand you might have a busy life with lots of responsibilities on your shoulders.

That’s why we don’t want you to worry about charging your Fi collar every other day or week because it can be a quite daunting task.

Fi Series 3 comes with a giant battery life of up to 3 months which is the highest battery life ever for any GPS dog collar ever made.

So, you can rest assured that you don’t have to worry about taking the collar off every other day to put it on the charger.

IP68 and IP66K Waterproof Tested:

The Fi GPS Dog Collars are tested to the IP68 and IP66K standards in the most rugged conditions possible.

We all know dogs love to get into the water to have fun, and the fear of damaging your GPS tracker in the water or the hustle of removing the collar again and again shouldn’t keep them from living their best moments.

More Love From Caring Dog Parents!


“Helped me get my escape artist back!”

“This is the best! I got it for my dog in December because he’s an escape artist… today I was at work and I got an alert that my dog left home… because of that I was able to call the other people in the house who had no idea and they got him for me.”

Rachel D. Dog Parent


“Found her in less than 2 mins!”

“So fun! Love @fi.dogs, saved me again just today when my (4-day post-spay surgery) husky decided she had enough rest and needed a run! Found her in less than 2 mins with her Fi! Could have taken much longer and possibly injured her healing area if it wasn’t for her Fi Collar.”

Nicole S. Dog Parent


“We found her in 15 minutes, about 1.5 miles away!”

“This morning my Catahoula/coon hound mix, Chai, took off after a deer. We found her in 15 minutes, about 1.5 miles away, thanks to her Fi collars. Thank you, Fi, for your great product and your superb customer service!”

Kyla B. Dog Parent


In conclusion, while Apple AirTags might seem like an affordable option for tracking your dog, their limitations and potential health risks make them unsuitable. For reliable tracking, the Fi GPS Collar is the superior choice. With advanced GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo technology, it offers comprehensive coverage and instant alerts when your dog crosses invisible boundaries.

Its long battery life and rugged, waterproof design ensure durability and continuous protection. Investing in the Fi GPS Collar ensures your dog's safety and provides you with peace of mind, knowing you can always track and protect your furry friend.