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NAWT launches Map My Wee app to record your dog's call to nature

31st March, 2017

Sorry dog lovers - NAWT’s Map My Wee App was an April Fool joke! But in truth our story was inspired by our care for rescue dogs. If our joke made you smile then please spend some real pennies on our animals by donating to our furry friends. Text NAWT33 £5 (or any amount of your choice) to 70070 today or visit our websitehttp://www.nawt.org.uk/support-us/donate

Do you have a cocker or a squatter? However your dog likes to wee, National Animal Welfare Trust has developed a phone app called Map My Wee to help you track where and why your dog likes to spend a penny.

By linking to an interactive map through the built-in GPS on your mobile device, you can record where your dog makes a toilet stop, the distance travelled between stops and whether it’s a genuine comfort break or a scent marking behaviour. The added benefit is that dog walkers can also count the number of steps walked, the calories burnt and the distance travelled.

 MapMyWee Screenshot

 

By saving the data after each walk you can build up a historical picture of your pet’s favourite wee spots and notice changes if a new dog walks in that area. If you choose to make your data public to other local dog walkers, you can quickly build up a map of the most popular pee stops.

An adult dog will normally need to urinate 3 – 5 times a day, but dogs also use their urine to let others know they are in the area. National Animal Welfare Trust came up with the idea of Map My Wee through observing the rescue dogs using the designated toilet areas as part of their Open Paw programme. 

Map My Wee will be available to download for both iPhone and Android devices.

WATCH our launch video

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