Administrator & LOTR Addict
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
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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