How can I attach the Tractive GPS tracker to my pet?

Tractive offers several different GPS trackers, each with a unique attachment mechanism. Find your device below to learn how to attach your new GPS tracker to your pet.

Note: Tracker availability varies by country. Please visit to see which Tractive GPS trackers are available for your country.


Tractive GPS DOG LTE

To attach the new Tractive GPS DOG LTE tracker to your pet's collar, remove the collar from your pet and continue like so according to the width of the collar: 

  • Collar width 1.5 cm or less: Remove the rubber clip, put the collar through the two rectangular holes on the sides of the rubber clip, and fasten the rubber clip on the tracker again.


  • Collar width 1.6 cm or more: Remove the rubber clip on one side of the tracker, place the collar in between the rubber clip and the tracker, and fasten the rubber clip on the tracker again.



Tractive GPS DOG & Tractive GPS Cat Tracker (IKATI)

Follow the steps below to attach the Tractive GPS DOG or Tractive GPS Cat Tracker (IKATI) tracker to your pet's collar:

  1. Remove the collar from your cat or dog.
  2. Place the collar in between the clip and the collar mount. To secure thinner collars, slide the collar through the openings in the mounting clip, as shown below.
  3. Fasten the clip onto the mount.
  4. Attach the Tractive device to the mount and ensure the device is fully secured.


Once you have securely attached your tracker to your pet, you're ready to start tracking! 


Tractive GPS Classic, Tractive GPS 3G & Tractive GPS Classic XL

The Tractive GPS Classic, Hunters Edition, Tractive GPS 3G and Tractive GPS Classic XL can be attached to your pet with the help of the Tractive GPS Collar Clips, which are included in each purchase.

The collar clips are suitable for collars with a width of up to 46 mm and are available in two sizes:

  • Large: For collars with a thickness of 3 to 5 mm.
  • Small: For collars with a thickness of up to 3 mm.

Simply place your pet's collar in between the tracker and clip and click the clips securely into place, like so:



Replacement clips can be purchased here.


Tractive GPS CAT

The Tractive GPS CAT Tracker is a GPS tracker and collar in one; therefore no clips are necessary to attach the device to your pet. The integrated smart collar in the Tractive GPS CAT allows the tracker technology to be distributed across a wider area, reducing the load and impedance of a bulky tracking device, something important for small and nimble cats.

Simply follow the steps below to safely attach the tracker to your cat and start tracking:

  1. Ensure that the battery of the CAT tracker is securely connected at both the tracker and breakaway connection points before attaching the CAT tracker to your pet.
  2. Carefully place the device around your cat's neck, ensuring that the Tractive logo faces outwards.
  3. Align the ends of the collar so they are directly overlapping.
  4. Use the clasp to insert it into the hole that fits your cat's neck most comfortably. We recommend leaving enough space for two fingers between the collar and neck.
  5. Pull the excess collar through the hole to make sure is it securely fastened.

Close-up view of Tractive GPS CAT 


Tip for first-time users: Every pet is unique and your cat or dog will therefore likely display their own unique behavior towards wearing a GPS tracking device. We recommend to let your pet get acquainted with the new device by wearing it indoors and turned off for 1-2 days before first use. This way you can observe how the dog or cat responds to wearing his GPS tracker and adjust the attachment as necessary.

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