Soon, sat-nav collar to track lost dogs 10 Mar 2008, LONDON: Soon, dog owners will be able to hunt down their missing pet pooches, thanks to a high-tech dog collar based on the sat-nav technology. The lockable collar, which was previewed on the first day of the Crufts Show is made of anti-cut material to thwart thieves and can trace an animal even if it inside a building. The device works by sending texts to the owner's mobile telephone if the dog crosses a fixed boundary. After receiving the text message, the owner can log on to a website where using the sat-nav technology of the collar, they can locate the pet's position. Makers Retrieva say that the collar is due to go on sale in July costing about 200 pounds, plus a monthly fee. "Dog theft is out there but it's not high on the list of policy priorities, for obvious reasons. But for owners or families, if a dog gets lost it is a traumatic experience," Times Online quoted Andrew Stuart, the company's director, as saying.