Dogtra Pathfinder 4+


    • 4.0 • 143 Ratings
    • Free


The Pathfiner App requires the Pathfinder Connector device and works with iOS 9.1 and up with Bluetooth 4.0.

The Dogtra GPS App works with the Dogtra Pathfinder and brings GPS tracking and e-collar training right to your smartphone.

GPS dog tracking includes access to terrain and satellite map views with a powerful zoom capability that provides greater live-action detail and accuracy when you’re in the field.

Dog training features in Nick, Constant, and audible Tone, for serious dog trainers and owners who demand the most in working, hunting, and competitive situations.

Ability to track up to 21 dogs or hunters, share locations, playback data, create customizable geo-fence alerts, off-line map mode for areas with limited cellular data, and more.

※ During the Bluetooth connection - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life

What’s New

Version 1.4.20

- New Feature
App stabilization on iOS 9 to iOS 12, now compatible with iOS 9.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Sterling & Melissa ,

Pretty good app and hardware

This app and the hardware are very helpful with my dogs. The app itself could use work, the screen blanks out and goes black occasionally. Some features such as the pairing command could be easier to access. Also the latest update moved the map button on the ecollar screen, that’s one of my pet peeves, just when you have the controls under your thumbs, someone changes the app.
There is still an indeterminate delay when pairing collars, it can last from a few seconds to fifteen or more minutes for the collars to come “online” this is interesting and I’d bet if you had 20 collars it could get time consuming and frustrating.
A collar tone when geo fence is breached would be a most outstanding option.
Overall I would recommend the app and the hardware, they are solid, however I feel refinements could be made and this system would be fantastic.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great feedback and we are always looking for ways to improve the application. As far as the pairing, please make sure that you are outside, since inside pairing can affect the connection. If you continue to have these problems, please give our customer service team a call at 888-811-9111 and they can do some trouble shooting with you or provide additional details to the pairing process

BCSvet ,

High quality, works well

I’ve had the Pathfinder for around a year, and I have no regrets whatsoever. I hunt in northern WI, and having GPS tracking ability in thick cover like that is invaluable. The equipment is excellent overall.

The biggest drawback for me is that there are no hard buttons to use for the collar functions. When it’s cold and I have to wear gloves, I’ll actually run my dog with my old e-collar along with the Pathfinder so I have buttons I can push if needed. This may be impossible to change, but is certainly a downside if you’re considering various collars.

I agree that Apple Watch integration would be phenomenal! Most often you just need a direction, distance, and tone/nick options. A quick glance and you’re on your way. Being able to do that instead of unlocking your phone would be a game changer.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback and we are already looking into both these suggestions. We should possibly have an additional handheld unit in the future and are currently looking into how we can use our system with more Apple products.

Kelleta ,

Careful installing new Apple Watch update!

If you rely on this system every day, do NOT install the Apple Watch update yet! Last night the app worked perfectly fine. I updated it, and now it does not recognize the receiver. It’s like the update made the app forget the receiver and collars and now won’t let me pair them back. The app settings say it is paired, but I get a prompt saying I need to pair a device. Or a prompt saying there is no Bluetooth connection. I rely on the dogtra system to keep one dog from running away and/or attacking livestock and another dog from wandering off.

EDIT: After two hours, it’s working again. I don’t know what happened. I might need to buy a new receiver if if was not the app itself. I think it will be expensive, though. I don’t know what’s wrong with it. I can track one dog but randomly stop tracking the other. I hope it is just this receiver and not a common dogtra issue.

Developer Response ,

We have a PATHFINDER specialist who will be able to troubleshoot with you directly over the phone and get you up and running again. Please call 1-888-811-9111

App Privacy

The developer, Dogtra, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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