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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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E-Collar help??

I'm sure there's a thread somewhere on here for this, so if there is, please direct me to that thread, otherwise, advice is needed!

I've worked and worked and worked with my girl, but at 13 months old, 86lbs, and a move to a new city in our near future, I have to get some of her commands more solid (especially callback), and after talking to several trainers I've decided to purchase an E-collar. I don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money, but I also want something that works. Can anyone recommend a specific collar that has worked well for them?

And don't worry, I have every intention of thoroughly researching the different e-collar methods before I start using it on her.
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Sportdog or Dogtra! Einstein is nice but there's no real benefit for the jump in price.


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I got a Pet-Ed for $79.00
You have to look into these.
No need to spend a lot of money.
It does it all and it's sturdy and waterproof.
Mine has been problem free for about a year and a half.
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Budget collars don't provide the same control over stim as more expensive models. I would recommend the Dogtra. YMMV
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The Pet-Ed has

100 levels of shock
100 levels of vibration
A buzzer setting
A light setting that could be used to find your dog in the dark?
LED readout
Works like a charm and it's waterproof
It seems to stay charged forever, but then again it is used very little
It alerts you when it needs charging

What else do you need?
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I have no experience with that particular brand of collars, so I can't comment on them. I do have experience with other budget collars that the stim was not consistent, therefore leaving the collar useless to me. This is just my experience and these collars may be a quality product.

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I would rather invest in a quality collar than skimp on a cheap one. As David pointed out, stim consistency may be compromised with the less expensive brands. I have a Dogtra 2300NCP and it is reliable, recharges in 2 hours. If you are going to be using an Ecollar, get with someone to help you train your dog and they will hopefully suggest which one to go with.

Someone I know who is an ecollar trainer was chatting w/ me about the different ones, and the einstein needs a different design in the remote. It is too bulky....but the investment in the design won't have the company making any changes soon. I wonder why they decided on a round bulky one.

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Some of the best advice I ever received came from a very wise old man.

He told me "Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten"

In general I would agree with you guys, you do get what you pay for.

The Ped-Ed is the only collar I have any experience with so I really can't speak to the

others. I forgot to mention I can control two collars from the one transmitter, I haven't

attempted this yet, but it may prove to be difficult in certain situations even though I only

have to press one button to switch collars. It also comes with long and short contacts in

case you have a long haired dog. It also has a tester made up of a little light with two

wires sticking out, this is very handy and easy to use.


I have had this thing for about a year and a half now and it has proven to be very reliable.

There are cases where you can spend less for quality. I think this is one of them.

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The einstein collars aren't unreasonably expensive..The 300 model is under $200 and you pay for a better quality, reliable collar.

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GatorDog, yours was among one of the first posts I ever read when I started visiting these sites.

It was on the other channel on the Schutzhund forum.

If you have first hand experience with with the Ped-Ed collar and/or you know someone who has,

then I will take you at your word. Is this the case?

I just hate to see someone spend more than they need to.
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