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In the remote control you have a button in which you can choose between different collars. It's saved in the memory the stim to each one, by example Dog1 uses stim in the 2 level and Dog2 uses stim in the 3 level, when you switch between 1 and 2 collar, every dogs get their own level stim.

Basically, two or more collars and only one remote control.

I have one of those because I bought it used and it was the one available, but never used it in two dogs, nor I think I'd be comfortable with. Too many chances of making a mistake and stimulating the wrong dog, at least for fine training. But I can see how it can be practical for hunters or if you have more than one dog, want to do a trip with the dogs off-leash and want the collars only as a extra safety tool.
 

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Still better than mine, where you have only one stim button and itis displayed in the tiny screen which collar is on. I have an Innotek IUT-302.
 

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I have the Dogtra 1804. I can have 4 dogs on collars but only need to carry one remote. I LOVE IT but do wish that some of the other Dogtra collars (the ones with more stim levels) were available in more than just 2 dog units. I have 5 dogs and really hate having to have so many remotes...that is where I GOOF. I much perfer the units that has one remote and multi collars. Each button is of a different color that matches "its" collar. So long as I put the SAME color collar on the SAME dog every time I don't goof and stim the wrong dog
The 1804 only has 8 stim levels with choice of nic or continuous. It would be a MUCH nicer unit with more choices of stim levels. Certainly NOT a novice users collar BECAUSE the stim levels are so limited nor would I want to use it for a "green" dog.
 

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elementary question please.

When working two dogs... most of the commands I give I often say name - designate dog's - name and then command.

Several trainers have told me not to say the dogs name, but, when working two, how else do you do it? I don't necessarily want the dogs doing everything in tandem?

With an e-collar, I would not want to stim the wrong dog or confuse the other?
 

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Originally Posted By: Castlemaid
Originally Posted By: simonI have the Dogtra 3502. Orange button for orange collar, black button for black collar.
Don't you ever hit the wrong button sometimes? I know I would . . .
No not really, it's muscle memory I guess.
When I'm holding the transmitter, my index finger rests on the black button, and my middle finger on the orange button.
 

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I agree, when I'm working them solo, I never use their names, but when they are both off leash together (not training) I use their names.
 

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The "general" rule of thumb is not to say the dogs name HOWEVER when your working with multi dogs you HAVE to say the dogs name so the dog your speaking to knows it is him/her vs the entire pack
If I just say COME all 5 of mine come running. If I say RENO COME then usually just Reno comes unless the rest of the crew wants to be nosey and find out what Reno is doing that they aren't.

One way around having to say a dogs name is to teach them using the page button on the E-collar that when they feel the vibration of the collar that means find mom/dad NOW (best taught one on one because in the beginning you will have to say the dogs name, the command AND the page button all at once until the dog learns what is expected). With the multi unit, when you page a certain dog, none of the others will feel the vibration so you only get the dog you want at that moment.
 

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Good thread.. I'm learning.
 
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