Setting your dog's thresholds
After you've put in your dog's information in the form on the previous page, our BSCUIT algorithm determines the ideal thresholds for your dog and displays them on this page. (Click here to read about your dog's thresholds and how they're used to send out alerts). On this page you can confirm your dog's thresholds or adjust if you prefer to set them yourself.
Note: If you skipped putting in your dog's information, you'll get an alert asking you to confirm that you want to use default thresholds and inviting you to go back to the form on the previous page. We strongly recommend that you go back in put in your dog's information so that we can help you better care for your dog. Our default thresholds are an average that are adapted for a wide range of dogs and might be significantly different than what BSCUIT would recommend for your dog.
Review and adjust your dog's thresholds
If you're happy with the thresholds that BSCUIT determined for your dog (or with the default thresholds if you decided to skip putting in your dog's information for BSCUIT) you can hit the continue button to move onto the next steps. If you would like to adjust your dog's thresholds, you can do so by grabbing the slider handles and moving the along the temperature gradient. The temperature label below the handle will automatically adjust when as you move the slider. When you start moving your temperature thresholds the "undo" button will show up below the gradient slider. The "undo" button allows you to reset your thresholds to the default if you want to remove your changes.
We've built in some specific rules for manual thresholds to prevent you from setting your thresholds at levels that would be unsafe for your dog or in places that would prevent the app from working properly. Here's a summary of the rules for placing your thresholds.
- You can't have two thresholds be set at the same level.
- You can't have two thresholds be set within less than five degrees of each other.
- You can't set you outer thresholds (the hottest or coldest ones) more than 3 degrees outside (hotter for the hottest threshold, colder for the coldest one) of their default position.
- Regardless of where your outer thresholds are you can't set your highest temperature above 90º or your coldest threshold below 13º degrees.
If you attempt to set your thresholds in violation of these rules, then you'll get a warning explaining which rule you violated. You'll need to manually adjust your thresholds to make sure the fit within these rules or hit the undo button to reset your thresholds to the default for your dog. If your thresholds are manually set within these rules then you can press the continue button to go to the next steps of onboarding.