Kate Upton And Her Main Man Harley Have A Lot To Say About This New Collar

The Link AKC smart collar™ has features pet owners only dreamed about. Now, they’re a reality!

By Erin Kirkpatrick


Most of us don’t speak dog, but we try our best to give our pets what they want. Seriously, props to pet owners for pulling out all the stops. When my childhood dog seemed distressed, I’d start asking her questions – are you too hot or too cold? do you want to go for a walk? are you hungry or thirsty? do you want me to turn the music down? – , in hopes that I could pinpoint why she was upset. I knew there had to be an easier way, but it didn’t exist yet. Little did I know, I’d have my answer in less than 10 years. Everyone meet the Link AKC smart collar™!

Dog momma, actress, and supermodel, Kate Upton and her Boxer beau Harley have joined forces with this futuristic, fashionable collar to show how its cutting-edge technology can help owners “play a more active in role their pets health and happiness.” If you could further strengthen the special bond you have with your dog, wouldn’t you?

Launched late 2016/early 2017, the smart collar was named as a 2017 “Best of Innovation” winner by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and has stellar features that pet owners wanted but didn’t know how to ask for. Owners can finally do what they were trying to all along: better understand and care for their best friends.

Hooray! A few days ago, Link AKC launched a new video content series showcasing the adventures of Harley and his human Upton! Two of six videos have been released and give viewers an up-close-and-personal look at how the smart collar strengthens the pair’s bond and allows for better communication!


So … what does the Link AKC do, and how useful is it for you, as a pet owner?

Okay, we’ll admit some days it’s easy to tell when your dog has had enough walks, runs, or hours of play.

Credit: Instagram / @kateupton

The above image is a clearcut example of when your pooched is pooped, but sometimes, you just don’t know if they’ve had enough activity for the day. The Link AKC collar monitors your dog’s daily activity level to make sure they’re getting the right level of activity for their age, size, and even breed. Imagine receiving activity recommendations for your dog … now, don’t have to imagine it because it’s a reality!

Credit: Instagram / @therealharleyupton


Owners can’t keep their eyes glued on their dogs at all times (even though they wish they could), and as if it were planned, that’s when dogs decide to do crazy things — bolt after a squirrel, wriggle lose from your grasp, or chase after some birds. Then, it’s their owners turn to find them. The GPS tracking and location features, and custom notification alerts on this collar gives owners peace of mind during this unintentional, stressful game of hide and seek. No, Harley. We will not go away.

Harley loves going for long walks with Kate, getting treats, and fetching his trusty tennis ball. The pair always see and do the best things on their outings.

Now, Harley and his human can “record, save, and share their special adventures together on social media” with the Link AKC. Owners will have access to all these precious memories of their pet. Now, you can fully stock your pet’s Instagram account!

It helps you care for your dog and it looks good. What else do you want?

Credit: Instagram / @kateupton

First off, we love Kate for promoting adoption and rescues! Second, judging from Harley’s panting, it looks like he’s a little toasty. It’s a good thing he’s wearing that snazzy tech-savvy collar because you guessed it, it sends alerts to your phone if your dog is in an environment that’s too hot or cold. While your dog can’t communicate with words, he doesn’t have to because this collar speaks volumes.

Dog parents, like Kate, can check their phone to ensure their furbabies are comfy, happy, and healthy. I mean, you could try the method I used to communicate with my childhood dog, which doesn’t work, or you could use the Link AKC and get comprehensive, real-time breakdowns of your pet’s health. Option #2 is 100x better!

Credit: Instagram / @kateupton

The smart collar’s app offers controlled sound that will come in handy when owners are training their dogs. Harley doesn’t think he needs any training. He’s quite proud that he’s trained Upton into giving him attention, even when she’s working on set. Good girl, Kate!

Credit: Instagram / @kateupton

If your dog is like Harley, they like snooping around in the dark. Dogs have this magical way of blending into their surroundings, and it gets even worse when the sun goes down. The Link AKC is the ONLY smart collar with a remote-controlled light, meaning owners can find their dog in the dark by simply pushing a button on their phone.

The Link AKC smart collar™ looks to be an awesome addition to any pets’ wardrobe and any pet owners’ lifestyle. Seriously, peace of mind and insight into your dog’s wellbeing never looked so fashionable.

Check out the Link AKC website for more information on the smart collar.