E collars for dog training/ tracking ...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wile E Coyote, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    A question for those who use E collars for their dogs. What brand and model do you use and why?

    I've been using one particular model/brand for general obedience training for quite some time. Unfortunately it is discontinued and no longer available. Since I'll have to get a few replacements soon, I'm curious as to what others are using.

    Briefly, we're obedience training and reinforcing training of rescued retrievers as companion dogs. We do only very little hunting training and then only on my own dogs. We quickly get them to the point where the tone feature is used 99.44% of the time. Thus tone is the most important capability for our needs as is a 1/2 mile range at a minimum.

    Anyone? Thanks.

    Pete
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Pete,

    I have been using Sport Dog 800 (discontinued but still have support and is replaced by Shop for SportHunter® 825 by SportDOG - SD-825) on Thor, my Karelian Bear Dog for the last 5 years with very good success and no problems. However, this model is only good for 1/2 mile and you might want to check out the models with further range for your purpose.

    Like you, all I use on him these days is the aural tone.

    Price, quality, reputation, ease of use, and features is what led me in purchasing this e-collar.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     

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  3. DSMITH1651

    DSMITH1651 Well-Known Member

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    Garmin/tritronics 550 pro it is as good as it gets. A good friend of mine uses them daily to train 30 dogs. And I use the a tritronic pro 500 daily for 5 years now with no problems.
     
  4. NattyBumpoII

    NattyBumpoII Active Member

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    Two Words: TRITRONICS and DOGTRA

    Why, these two have many models and have been proven to be the best quality over time. Almost all of the pros use one of these two brands.lightbulb
     
  5. 445 supermag

    445 supermag Well-Known Member

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    Tri-Tronics Pro100 G3 EXP on my Drahthaar and its a perfect pair. Quality waterproof and just perfect performance for the last 4 years.

    Highly recommend Tri-Tronics products.

    Best of luck.

    Brian
     
  6. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Have been using SD800's for a while now and when they work, they did almost everything we needed them to do. However, we have found them to not be durable enough. Over the past 6 years, the dogs (4) and I have been through 5 units and I'm down to one working transmitter and 2 receivers. These are cobbled together from the remains I have left.

    I'm going to look further into the Tri-Tronics units because they have been recommended by several others also.

    Thanks

    Pete
     
  7. Losthwy

    Losthwy Well-Known Member

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    Most everyone (98%+) in retriever field trials uses Tritronics. I like the Flyway model.