Tractive Dog Walk App: How-To Guide

Did you know? You can now track walks directly from the Tractive GPS app. Find out more here. 

Available for iOS and Android devices, the Tractive Dog Walk app allows you to record and view the exact route, distance and time of your walk or run with your dog(s)! You can:

  • Add notes and take photos of your walks
  • Share notes, photos, and even your live walk with friends or family in real-time
  • View all past walks with notes and photos for each of your pets
  • Select more than one pet for a walk

The Dog Walk app utilizes the GPS sensor of your smartphone - so your GPS tracker can take a break and conserve battery. Use in combination with the Tractive GPS app to be well-prepared for long walks with your pet.

Learn more about the Tractive Dog Walk app below: 


Easy Interface

Simply tap on the start button and you are ready to track your walk. Dog Walk takes care of the rest: It shows you the exact distance, duration of your walk and your current position on the map. 



Share your walk

You can always share your completed walks with your friends to let them know where they can find a nice dog walk route. 



Take Pictures

Do you like taking pictures? The Dog Walk app allows you to capture your dog's best moments while enjoying the outdoors. Take a great picture of your pet and share it with friends and family!
Pictures that you take during a shared walk will immediately show up on your friend's phone.


Pee & Poo

See exactly where your pet goes potty. You can see the pees & poos on the map. With a single click of a button, you can add a pee or a poo. In case you have more than one dog, simply select the dog (or dogs) that made a poo or a pee.


Stay Fit

Walking your dog keeps you fit. With the Dog Walk App, you can see if your walks are getting longer or shorter, which is usually an indication of your own fitness level as well. Whether you are a dog walker or just want to save your precious moments with your puppy, Dog Walk is the right app for you.


Statistics / Dog Walk History

See the Dog Walk routes that have been recorded with your phone's GPS, and share them with your friends. You can see how long and far you've taken your dog. You see how much time you spend with your dog over the year and how far you managed to go.



How can I share my Dog Walk with friends?

In the Tractive Dog Walk app (iOS / Android) you can share your daily dog walk in real time with your friends. Follow the steps below to use the Dog Walk sharing feature:

  1. Sign into the Tractive Dog Walk app on your mobile device.
  2. Press the start button at the bottom center of the screen to begin your walk.
  3. Feel free to take photos, or log your dog's daily business using the buttons at the top of the map view.
  4. Tap the share icon in the upper right hand corner to begin sharing your walk.
  5. In the new window that appears, select the app or contact to which you'd like to share the walk.
  6. Confirm the action by pressing the 'send' button as necessary.

Once shared, your friends will receive a link where they can view your Dog Walk in real time. They'll see your path and any photos you take or share along the way!

Past walks can be accessed in the menu of the Dog Walk app. Simply select a completed walk, and tap the share icon to begin sharing with friends or family.

Your friends don't have to download the app or even have a Tractive account. Simply share the link with them. All you need to do is share the private link with the people you'd like to share the walk with. You can share it with any service you have installed on your smartphone (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, ...)

The sharing feature will only send data to our networks when you decide to activate it. In addition, the link you'll receive is a private link. Only you and the people you share it with will have access to it. The link cannot be found via Google or any other search engine and has a secret identification number.

If you are enjoying the Tractive GPS Dog Walk app, you might also like the Tractive GPS Activity Monitoring features.  

How do I change the units of measurement?

In the Tractive Dog Walk app, easily change from kilometers to miles and vice versa by following the steps below:


  • Click the menu icon.
  • Tap on your profile photo or name.
  • Next to Units, tap the desired unit of measurement.


  • Click the menu icon.
  • Scroll down and tap Settings > Unit.
  • Select metric (km) or imperial (mi).

Trouble with Dog Walk? Try these tips!

In case you're experiencing difficulties with the Tractive Dog Walk app, the following tips may help to resolve the issue:

  • Uninstall and reinstall the app.
  • Update the app to the latest version: click here for Android devices, click here for iOS/Apple devices.
  • Ensure that your smartphone's internet connection remains stable and uninterrupted throughout the walk.
  • Ensure that GPS / location services is enabled on your smartphone.
  • Keep the app open / on the foreground of your phone during your next walk.
  • Immediately save or discard walks as soon as they are complete.

If you were not able to get the Dog Walk app working with the steps above, and believe you may have found a bug in the app, please contact our Customer Service team to provide more information. Please provide us with your device model and operating system version, as well as a short description of the issue. We'll do our best to correct the error as soon as possible.

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