Ultracom NEXT for Android - 13. Dog Data™

Ultracom Dog Data™ has functions that include, in addition to already proven features, completely new and patented functionalities for analyzing and displaying your dog’s activity data. Ultracom Dog Data ™ has been developed in collaboration with animal physiology professionals. Dog data ™ is only available for the new generation of ID-based devices (R10, R10 Hybrid and Avius) in the Ultracom NEXT application

Ultracom Dog Data™ consists of:

  • Dog profile
    • To find your dog's profile and activity information: Open the program's main menu and select "Dogs". Click on your dog's name or icon. You can also conveniently access your dog profile from the map view by tapping the menu at the bottom of the screen and selecting “Dog Profile”.
  •  Dog work data
    • Your dog's working data can be found at the bottom left of the map view, by tapping the plus icon. You can quickly and easily examine your dog’s working data by marking two points between which you want to view the data. From the selection, you’ll see the length and extent of your dog’s search loop, barking information, and speed information.
  • Dog activity
    • Your dog's activity information can be found in the profile menu. Open the main menu of the program and select “dogs”. Click on your dog's profile icon and select "Activity". You can see your dog's activity data such as calorie consumption, distance traveled, barking data, etc. in text / numbers and a clear graph. The data is displayed for the last two days.

 

What is the calculation of caloric consumption based on? 

A dog’s daily caloric intake is affected by individual factors such as the dog’s size, breed, age, sex, physiological condition (e.g., whether the dog is neutered) and activity. In practice, the biggest influencing factor is the activity of the dog, i.e. how much energy the dog consumes to move. Because small dogs need more energy in relation than large ones, a calculated, metabolic live weight has been developed to map calorie consumption and is used internationally.

 

The average caloric intake of an adult working dog is about 130 kilocalories per kilogram of metabolic body weight per day when the dog has no abnormal activity (e.g., hunting). Thus, for example, a dog weighing 10 kilograms has an average caloric intake of about 730 kilocalories per day. However, for large dogs the energy requirement per kilogram of body weight is significantly reduced, so metabolic weight is therefore used in the calculation.

 

Ultracom's new generation ID-based devices (R10, R10 Hybrid and Avius) measure your dog's work, based on activity time, dog profile data, speed, terrain elevation differences, and game work. This information is used to assess a dog’s caloric intake during exercise (e.g., running or hunting).

 

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