I mentioned my fondness for GPS collars last year. The Garmin Pro 550 Plus I've been using this year is life-changing. Jed rarely gets more than 100 yards away, but he disappears on tall prairie grass. My muzzle-blast-rattled ears can still hear bells and beepers, but I have no clue which direction the sounds are coming from. The Pro 550 Plus solves all that. Unlike all the other GPS collars I've seen, the Pro Plus doesn't tell you where you parked the truck, where you found a covey last week, how many miles you walked, or anything else I don't need to know. It shows you where the dog is, period. It's just a training collar with a small display at the base of the transmitter with an arrow that indicates your dog's direction and a readout of how many yards or feet away your it is. It has a range of two miles, although I've only tested it to 600 feet—the day I ran Jed with another dog who was a very Bad Influence. I keep the transmitter looped to my belt (double looped, actually—I have lost transmitters before; at Garmin customer service, they call Mondays during hunting season "transmitter Mondays"), and I tuck it into the pocket of my front-loading game bag with the display end sticking out, where I can glance down and see where Jed immediately. The devise is quiet—no tinkling or beeping—and it works. There is no more wondering where my dog has got to, even on windy days that made beepers hard to hear. I don't ever want to hunt in long grass without one again.