Getting Started

Getting Started
Getting Started
Instruction Manual
Let’s get
started.
In this document:
Prepare you LINK AKC
Understand the packaging contents
04
Place Base Station
05
Assemble your smart collar
06
Turn on your Tracking Unit
07
Insert your Tracking Unit
08
How to charge
09
Set up your LINK AKC App
Download the App
11
Create an account
12
Activate your service plan
14
Sync your Tracking Unit
14
Create your dog’s profile
15
Sync Base Station
16
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Prepare you LINK AKC
3
PREPARE YOUR LINK AKC
Understanding your packaging contents
Getting started checklist
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
Prepare Your LINK AKC
Download the APP
Create Your Account
Activate Your Service Plan
+ Understand the packaging contents
+ Place the Base Station in your home
+ Assemble your Smart Collar
+ Turn on your LINK AKC
+ Put your Tracking Unit in the
Collar Carrier
GETTING STARTED TIP
STEP 5
STEP 6
STEP 7
Sync Your Tracking Unit
Create Your Dog’s Profile
Sync Your Base Station
The Tracking Unit will arrive ~30%
charged. Charge it before or after
setup, but make sure it has a full
charge before putting it on your dog.
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PREPARE YOUR LINK AKC
Packaging contents
T R AC K I N G U N I T
CO L L A R C A R R I E R
B A S E S TAT I O N
CO L L A R
P OW E R CO R D
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PREPARE YOUR LINK AKC
Place the Base Station to create
your home Safe Zone
Plug it in central to where your dog
spends the most time at home
Example 1
Example 2
BEST COVERAGE
LESS THAN IDEAL
The Base Station creates your home safe zone
via a Bluetooth connection.
The range is 50–150 meters. Range is lessened
by obstructions like concrete, appliances, etc.
Yard
Yard
TIP
1. Remember to keep it plugged in,
Home
Neighbor
Home
otherwise after you leave home your dog
will become “Away”.
2. Note that a USB port is on the back for
your convenience.
USB
OUTLET
Area covered by Base Station
POWER
CORD
Area not covered by Base Station
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PREPARE YOUR LINK AKC
Assemble your smart collar
1
2
TIP
Thread the Collar Carrier onto the Collar
Place the Collar on Your Dog
If you prefer to use your own collar,
Thread your collar through the D-Rings
on the carrier and use the Carrier Clip to
secure it in place.
Make sure that the collar isn’t too loose
or too tight when placed on your dog.
You should be able to place two fingers
between the dog and collar.
the Collar Carrier can glide onto any
standard 1” width collar.
D-RING
CARRIER CLIP
D-RING
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PREPARE YOUR LINK AKC
Turn on your Tracking Unit
1
2
Look on the back of the Tracking Unit
to identify the On/Off button.
Push the On/Off button until you feel a
click. Hold the button down for a few
seconds, and release when you see a green
light flash and hear a series of beeps.
CHARGING
PINS
TIP: HAVING A HARD TIME
TURNING IT ON/OFF?
This button was designed to not be
accidentally turned off; if you need
help turning it on, use the top of the
Collar’s hang tag.
Use this side
ON/OFF
BUTTON
WARNING: Do not use a pen or
other sharp object as you may
damage your tracking unit.
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PREPARE YOUR LINK AKC
Insert your Tracking Unit
in the Collar Carrier
Feel and hear it click to know that
it is properly in place.
TIP
RELEASE SWITCH
You don’t need to use force—the switch
is spring-loaded so it should easily glide
out when released.
If your dog has long fur, it may be helpful
to remove the Collar when doing this
step; that way you can be sure it properly
clicks into place.
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PREPARE YOUR LINK AKC
Charge your Tracking Unit
1
2
Remove the Tracking Unit from
the Collar Carrier by sliding the
release switch.
Place the Tracking Unit in the
Base Station.
The charging pins on the Tracking
Unit should align to the pins on
the Base Station.
BATTERY TIPS
Battery life is approximately 1–2 days,
depending on usage.
It takes 4 hours to charge a fully
drained battery.
Your battery is fully charged once all 4
lights are solid on the base station.
RELEASE SWITCH
CHARGING
PINS
10
Set up your LINK AKC App
11
SET UP YOUR LINK AKC APP
Download the App
Download From:
12
SET UP YOUR LINK AKC APP
Create your account
1
2
TIP
Create a login using an email
address or through Facebook
Add a personalized
profile photo
If you intend to share your login,
we recommend using an email
login instead of Facebook.
13
SET UP YOUR LINK AKC APP
Activate your service plan
1
2
Enter the number of LINK AKC Smart
Collars you are activating
Select your service plan term
Each tracking unit requires its own
LINK AKC service plan.
Just like your smart phone, LINK AKC
requires a service plan for connectivity.
Connectivity allows you to know your
dog’s location, activity and so much
more, all through your app.
1 year and 2 year plans offer a
discounted monthly rate and are
prepaid at the start of the term.
On the next screen you will be
prompted to enter payment
information.
14
SET UP YOUR LINK AKC APP
Sync your Tracking Unit
1
2
3
Make sure the tracking unit and phone’s
Bluetooth is ON.
Tap your collar ID.
Once the Tracking Unit LED light
blinks, tap “Connect to the collar.”
Place the Tracking Unit near your phone.
Your collar ID is on the bottom of the
tracking unit and starts with “02”.
Tap “find your collar.”
15
SET UP YOUR LINK AKC APP
Create your dog’s profile
1
3
Enter your dog’s name, age,
weight, and gender. Then select
a profile picture.
Activating more than one collar?
If NO: Tap Set Up Base Station
If YES: Tap
+
BREED TIP
Enter up to three breeds. If
you do not know your dog’s
breed, just tap “MIX.”
2
Enter your dogs breed.
Breed selections help LINK AKC recommend an activity goal
customized to your dog’s breed and age.
If your dog is a mixed breed, we will ask you questions later
in the App to provide an insightful recommendation.
16
SET UP YOUR LINK AKC APP
Sync your Base Station
1
2
3
Find your Base Station
Name your Base Station
Activating more than one collar?
Place your phone near your Base Station.
Name it something that will help
you know where is dog is, i.e. “home”
or “family room”
If NO: Tap Next
Tap your Base Station’s ID.
The ID number is on the bottom of the
Base Station.
If YES: Tap
+
Remember to always keep the Base
Station plugged in.
17
You’re now ready
to go out and
explore!
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FCC ID’s: 2AJPY-MDLTN00
2AJPY-BASGY00
The Link AKC devices comply with FCC Rules.
Additional information regarding the FCC Rules for the devices can be found on the Internet. The full FCC
compliance statements to include RF Exposure, Part 15 Class B compliance, and Part 15 general operation
can be found at the following website: www.linkakc.com/fcc-statement
For questions or concerns, please check our
Help Center on LinkAKC.com or contact us at:
[email protected]
1 (888) 300-6608
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