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I have a friend with a husky mix with who know what. He got a 50$ one from Amazon that has a beep option too and vibrate with like 20 or 30 settings. Bottom line, he doesn't even use it anymore.

My thought process is if one gets a high drive dog like GSDs, one should invest in the best training, tools, food, ect. I've got better than expected results with the Dogtra 1900s. Came with the training package I did with my trainer.
 

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I also like the Garmin/tritronics sport pro. I found it easy to learn on and use. I have found the light on the collar being not only a plus but has come in handy often. It is also waterproof.
 

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Not all e-collars are created equal. Spend the money and get a good one. It's not all about the "features" a collar has but the quality and consistency of the stim. I've owned Tri-tronics, dogtra and e-collar tech collars. I use almost exclusively e-collar tech now days. I'm also a huge dogtra fan. Used them for a few years without any issues or complaints. I wasn't a fan of my tri-tronics. It wasn't a quality or stim issue, I just felt that I could never get it dialed in for my dogs. It was either too low or too high. I have had dogtra 280's and 1900's. I really liked them a lot and have zero complaints about them. I use e-collar tech now, and find them to be very comfortable and I like some of the extra functions that the others don't have like the boost function. I use their et-300's and their K9-Tactical 800's. Most importantly, get with a trainer to teach you how to properly use it. The stim needs to be explained to the dog for the collar to work.
 

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Bought a used tri-tronics and I was either scammed or have terrible luck. It was working fine. Acclimated the dog to wearing it for several days. Then the day before I was going to introduce the stim to find out working level I tested it on myself all that. Next day it won't work. Collar won't turn on. Nothing changed at all but it's gone wonky. Was turned off and put away and got out and nada.

Supposedly a reliable collar brand the reviews looked good. I am kind of surprised though that a $200 brand new collar only has 5 stim levels and a tone.

So looks like I might as well have gotten a cheap one at this point. At least I could have returned it if it didn't work. I checked out the collar clinic but prices at least on the items I checked didn't seem competitive at all. I found a brand new collar for $5 more than the clinic price.

I did see a sport dog collar for sale near me but no idea if they're a decent brand and now I'm wary of buying used. Got an expensive piece of worthless equipment already sitting in my room now!
 

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Bought a used tri-tronics and I was either scammed or have terrible luck. It was working fine. Acclimated the dog to wearing it for several days. Then the day before I was going to introduce the stim to find out working level I tested it on myself all that. Next day it won't work. Collar won't turn on. Nothing changed at all but it's gone wonky. Was turned off and put away and got out and nada.

Supposedly a reliable collar brand the reviews looked good. I am kind of surprised though that a $200 brand new collar only has 5 stim levels and a tone.

So looks like I might as well have gotten a cheap one at this point. At least I could have returned it if it didn't work. I checked out the collar clinic but prices at least on the items I checked didn't seem competitive at all. I found a brand new collar for $5 more than the clinic price.

I did see a sport dog collar for sale near me but no idea if they're a decent brand and now I'm wary of buying used. Got an expensive piece of worthless equipment already sitting in my room now!
That is terrible...but all is not lost. It is likely a battery issue. If you bought it on ebay, they offer buyer protection. If you complain, you will likely get a refund. If the buyer has a good rating they will likely want to keep you happy.

As an example, I have a ecollar that costs about $250-300 new. Not sure what I paid for it. About 2 weeks ago, I couldn't turn it on. I contacted the company and was told it is likely the battery. I bought a new battery, opened it up and sure enough, the battery that was in the collar was busted. Replaced it and everything is working fine. Worse case, most of the manufacturers offer service. You can probably send it back to them and they can fix it.

Here is the one I have and had a dead battery.

https://www.educatorcollars.com/pro-educator-pe-900.html


Good luck.
 

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Bought a used tri-tronics and I was either scammed or have terrible luck. It was working fine. Acclimated the dog to wearing it for several days. Then the day before I was going to introduce the stim to find out working level I tested it on myself all that. Next day it won't work. Collar won't turn on. Nothing changed at all but it's gone wonky. Was turned off and put away and got out and nada.

Supposedly a reliable collar brand the reviews looked good. I am kind of surprised though that a $200 brand new collar only has 5 stim levels and a tone.

So looks like I might as well have gotten a cheap one at this point. At least I could have returned it if it didn't work. I checked out the collar clinic but prices at least on the items I checked didn't seem competitive at all. I found a brand new collar for $5 more than the clinic price.

I did see a sport dog collar for sale near me but no idea if they're a decent brand and now I'm wary of buying used. Got an expensive piece of worthless equipment already sitting in my room now!
That is terrible...but all is not lost. It is likely a battery issue. If you bought it on ebay, they offer buyer protection. If you complain, you will likely get a refund. If the buyer has a good rating they will likely want to keep you happy.

As an example, I have a ecollar that costs about $250-300 new. Not sure what I paid for it. About 2 weeks ago, I couldn't turn it on. I contacted the company and was told it is likely the battery. I bought a new battery, opened it up and sure enough, the battery that was in the collar was busted. Replaced it and everything is working fine. Worse case, most of the manufacturers offer service. You can probably send it back to them and they can fix it.

Here is the one I have and had a dead battery.

https://www.educatorcollars.com/pro-educator-pe-900.html


Good luck.


E-collar technologies has the best customer service hands down. I talk to them multiple times a month, and they are absolutely amazing. That alone makes their collars worth it. I’ve been happy with everyone I have from them so far. I’ve got six et-300’s an et-302, 2 K9 handler 800’s and six of their bark collars. I love them all!

The tritonics should have ten settings. There is a half level between each of the numbers. I believe there is also a low, medium and high setting. So it gives you ten levels for each setting. That being said, I wasn’t a fan of my tri-Tronics.
 

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I agree with everyone saying buy quality. We bought some cheapo ecollar and it stopped working after a week. Waste of time and money.
 

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I bought Bre Fac from Amazon and they had a $6.00 off coupon. It was the best thing I ever bought. It has sound, vibrate, and shock ( never use that). When I got Zoya last May , She was 5 years old and very dog aggressive. I tried everything and this was the answer, she now can be with other dogs in the dog park.
 
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