How much activity does your dog need to stay in shape?

How much activity does your dog need to stay in shape?

Regular physical activity is an important habit to get or stay in shape, but exercise can look very different from one person to the next. While our bodies do a good job of telling us how hard to push ourselves, pet owners don’t receive this critical feedback when making decisions about their dog’s activity routine. Pet Insight Project creates a unique opportunity to provide pet owners with clearer, data-based guidance about their dogs’ activity requirements. We uncovered some previously unseen links between activity and obesity in dogs.

Perception vs. Reality: Is Your Sled Dog Actually a Couch Potato?

Perception vs. Reality: Is Your Sled Dog Actually a Couch Potato?

Has your off-the-wall puppy traded chasing squirrels for watching passing cars as she matured? We asked project participants how active they thought their dog was before starting the project and measuring activity with Whistle. In this post, we explore differences between owners’ perception of what dogs do and what their Whistle FITs actually say - helping us understand the life of our dogs when we’re away.

Over 2M Whistle Days documented, and each one can tell a story

Over 2M Whistle Days documented, and each one can tell a story

Thanks to our participants and the new detection abilities of Whistle, we’re able to explore the daily behaviors of tens of thousands of dogs in incredible detail, with over 29 trillion movements detected and quantified in 2018! It can be easy to lose the individual stories of our participants in those giant numbers, so we explored a year in the life of Vitas - one of our canine colleagues at Whistle - through the lens of his behavior data. Vitas’ experienced a big life event this year, and his Pet Insight-enabled Whistle was able to highlight the impact of this life event on his daily habits.