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E Collars, what are you using?

Which collars are being used?

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Dogtra Edge, 3500 series, or 2300 series?

Tri Tronics (Now Garmin)

E Collar Technologies (Einstein).

Which collar seems to be worth the extra money? I think it's a great tool that might be able to help me out in the further. I won't use it until I know the proper way.
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Tri-tronics Pro 100. Highly recommended by my breeder and trainer.

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E Collar 300 (Einstein ) wonderful collar!

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2 Dogtra 1900s. Love them.

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Dogtra 1900, i just started using it about a week ago..
No complaints so far! I love how it has 127 levels. The stim goes up very gradually. A number of trainers have told me, you are either too low, too high or just right for the stim.. And it gives more ability to get the just right, with the amount of levels the dogtra 1900 has. I probably wont ever need to go above 60. BUT because there are 127 levels, it lets the stim go up super gradual, and i can always find the "just right" stim.

I am sure there are lots of other good e-collars out there though.

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Dogtra 1900 here. Very good collar.
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I have three.
Dogtra 1200 NC. The battery finally decided to stop taking a charge this past spring. I really liked this collar and found it consistent in its stim. I bought this collar in 2001 so 13 years of service.

Dogtra 2300 NCP The battery went defunct after less than 2 years. I found the stim inconsistent and, while it has some nice features, I do not like this collar.
I have used a Dogtra 1900. I had the same issues with inconsistent stim.
I will refurbish my Dogtra's as soon as I can afford to because I do like them for most things and to introduce the collar to the dogs.

Tritronics (Garmin) pro 500. I bought this in the spring upon recommendation. So far I really like this collar. I primarily use the nick and as a correction collar (for this it far out surpasses the Dogtras). The stim is consistent, the batteries charge quickly and can sit on the chargers even after charging without damage, the batteries hold the charge forever and I have found I don't have to have the collar as tight as I did when using my Dogtra. Negatives: The transmitter is huge and the two bottom system is harder to use, IMO. I tend to use low and medium since I find pushing both bottoms hard. It has less levels and does tend to jump a lot between say low 3 and low 4, but if I hit say low 3 I know I am giving the same correction. With the Dogtras, the 2300 especially, I was constantly adjusting because there was never any consistency in the stim. Too low, too high, just right. The Tritronics/Garmen collars are expensive.

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Einstein 300. I like it but I don't have anything to compare it to

loses charge after a day of standby. not sure if that's normal or not
charger takes pressure to plug into the collar, maybe just defective
has a feature where you can go up 20 levels as an emergency so to say by just pressing a button
has a light feature that will light up or blink the collar with a bright light
you can lock a level in so that you don't accidentally switch it
you can do a mixed mode, nick and continous I think it will nick after the first press and do continuous after. forgot exactly what it is

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2 Dogtra 1900s. Love them.
Have had mine for years and love it.

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Right now, using a Sportdog. Don't know the model number. It works fine but don't like it's dial operation. It's a little to stiff for me. Changing to a Dogtra soon.
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