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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 12:04 AM
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Many dogs get collar smart and you will need it for a much longer time. To break Deja from chasing wildlife I bought the Dogtra but it took me about two years before she was consistent without the collar. Initially it worked like a charm but then she got 'collar smart' so I had to keep it on every time we went outside until lately.
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Why Dogtra? Range, consistent contact?
I've just used this brand for about ten years and had very few issues...one did have to be sent back to the manufacturer for a refurb but that was a unit that I had accidentally driven off with on top of my car and it got flung down the highway and still worked afterward but eventually developed some inconsistent issues. Can't say that's their fault as I did fling it off the top of my car at 60 mph.

They do everything I want or need them to do- I really like the new stream lined receivers, especially the Arc for little skinny noodle neck dogs.

One thing is petty- I just can't stand that goofy round remote that Mini Educator uses. That isn't going to fit in my "remote pocket" on my training vest, and it's stupid looking. And this is the other thing--- I have heard an ethical complaint against that company but I have no way of knowing if it's true or not but considering who I heard it from it probably is.

Dogtra has more levels-- 127 vs 100, and considering I work most dogs under 20 I figure that makes a difference. It won' be a huge difference but if they split the juice 100 ways or 127, 127 is going to have smaller increments.

That's pretty much it in a nutshell.
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Tritronics/Garmin. You can buy a reconditioned one at collarclinic.com




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Check out GunDog Supply they have a lot of good info on e-collars and some more affordable than others. I like Garmin/Tritronics. They have excellent customer service, and have stood up to a lot of wear.
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Another reason to buy a good name brand model - if you end up truly not needing it after you reach the proofing threshold you're after, they retain their resale value very well.

Used Educators/Dogtras/Garmins get snapped up fast, for good money. $50 pet store brands, not so much.

Keep the case, keep the instruction manual, keep all parts and pieces, sell it for cash when you're done.
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Don't buy a cheap one. Save your money and get a good quality collar. You will be using it daily for awhile. Then find someone who can show you the correct way to use it. For now, dog stays on some type of line.

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I own two Educators - One mini E-300 and one PE-902 (PE allows multiple collars). My shiba is e-collar trained. Katsu is not (but she has a great recall). I agree with finding a trainer that can show you how to properly acclimate the dog to one of these tools.


I bought the mini Educator for $170 and I know I can at least make $100 back when I choose to sell it. I barely use mine unless I take all three out to the fields (puppy stays on a long line, shiba on e-collar, Katsu off leash) but I believe it's well worth the money.

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Sounds like I'll just pass on getting one for now, seems like there isn't much for what I'm looking for. I don't need advice on how to use one and such. If there aren't any good models at decent prices I just won't worry about it. Thanks for the good intentions though everybody, but continuously advising over budget collars doesn't do me much good.
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Check the collar clinic. They might have a good refurbished collar that is closer to your budget.
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