Expectations for participants

As a participant, you will receive a Whistle FIT that is yours to keep forever. All that we ask in return is that you actually use it!
Please consider that if you sign up and don't use your FIT, you are preventing that device from being used by others to collect important data and advance veterinary medicine.

Within 14 days of receiving my Whistle FIT, I will download the Whistle mobile app, follow the instructions to set up Whistle FIT, and place it on my dog(s)' collar

I will keep Whistle FIT charged and on my dog's collar for at least 90 days (although longer is appreciated) and will charge the device when the app indicates battery is low (every 2 to 3 weeks).

I will bring my dog to Banfield Pet Hospital for a comprehensive wellness exam every 6 months, which is included in my Optimum Wellness Plan

FAQ & SUPPORT

Am I eligible to join?
You are eligible to participate and receive Whistle FIT if your dog (or dogs) are currently enrolled in an Optimum Wellness Plan at Banfield and will consistently wear a collar your FIT can attach to (up to 1” wide). You also must have a home WiFi network (dual-band or 2.4 GHz) and an iOS device (at least iOS 10.0) or Android device (at least 5.0) to use your Whistle FIT. If you or your dog(s) do not meet those criteria, we’d still like to keep you involved in the project through our newsletter.

What will be expected of me as a participant?
By joining, our only expectation is that you use the provided Whistle FIT and the wellness services included in your Optimum Wellness Plan. There is no requirement for amount of time to use FIT, but consistently keeping your device charged and on your dog's collar will provide the most valuable information to you and our research team. Every day counts, and we hope that you’ll want to use FIT to stay connected to your best friend forever!

What do I need to enroll?
You’ll only need your Banfield client ID to join, which can be found on your invitation email, any invoice or treatment summary from Banfield, and your profile on the MyBanfield online portal. We'll also ask your permission to allow Banfield to share your dog's health records with the Pet Insight Project research team so we can explore connections between behavior and well-being.

 

SUPPORT

Need support with Whistle?
Visit our support page or contact us at fitsupport@whistle.com

Questions about your pet's health?
Call your local Banfield Pet Hospital or visit banfield.com

Need support with Pet Insight Project?
Contact us at questions@petinsight.com

Choosing THE BEST FIT

As a valued participant of Pet Insight Project, we are offering you the opportunity to select your choice of either Whistle 3 or Whistle FIT as your main activity tracker to capture information about your dog’s behavior around-the-clock. We believe that enabling you with the best option for you and your pet will lead to a longer and happier experience as a Pet Insight project participant. 

MEET WHISTLE


Meet Whistle FIT

Available exclusively to Pet Insight Project participants, Whistle FIT offers pet owners and researchers a window into the daily lives of pets, anywhere they go. Whistle FIT tracks your dog's activity in a simple mobile application so you can ensure your best friend gets the regular exercise needed to stay happy and healthy.




Meet Whistle 3

Whistle 3 is an all-in-one pet tracker that combines the same powerful activity monitering capabilities as Whistle FIT with GPS tracking technology to pinpoint your pet's location anywhere in the U.S. It is like a cell phone for your dog, so it requires a subscription plan for cellular connectivity.


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The Whistle Difference

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requirements for participating

By signing up for Pet Insight Project, you will be expected to meet the following expectations to ensure we the behavior and health data collected can be used to advance veterinary medicine

 
 
Within 14 days of receiving my Whistle FIT, I will download the Whistle mobile app, follow the instructions to set up Whistle FIT, and place it on my dog(s)' collar

I will keep Whistle FIT charged and on my dog's collar for at least 90 days (longer is appreciated), which will require me to charge the device when the app indicates battery is low (every 2 to 3 weeks). The days do not have to be continuous, but the research benefits from continuity.

I will bring my dog to Banfield Pet Hospital for a comprehensive wellness exam every 6 months, which is included in my Optimum Wellness