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Dog training collar

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I want to get a training collar for my lab for hunting and i dont know much about them...so what kinds do all of you have and/or what kind would you recommend...thanks for your help

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The pro trainer that is taking my dog this summer reccomended dogtra or tri tronics.. he said that the lower end model was all i would need.. something with a tone (emphasis on this feature) & constant and momentary stimulation options.. I know very little about this myself just so you know..

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I have Dogtra models and like them. A big issue is knowing how to use it. Go to the mfg's websites as most have downloadable videos or manuals. You can really screw a dog up if you use the juice the wrong way.

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Seems like every thread I read on this comes down to TriTronics and Dogtra being the top two. I have a Dogtra 2300ACP,but I haven't had it that long. I do love the size of the transmitter and the build quality. Seems like a very durable unit. I also love that it has a lithium ion battery instead of NiMh.

One thing I think is silly is the 128 levels. There's no way in heck that a dog can tell the difference between, say, 41 and 42. I know I can't. I'd like to see that taken down to 32 or so, so a step up or down actually meant something. Not a big deal though.

I just got my dog back a from Cannon River Kennels a couple weeks ago where he was FF and collar conditioned. They only used the nick feature. I asked why they didnt' use the vibrate and they said that they leave that alone so I can use it for any command I want. I had never thought of that. I had heard of folks using it instead of the nick, but not as a different command. The trainer I talked to said he uses it on his dog to get him to check-in, but not to heel. I'll probably go that route, but I'm going to wait to go through another hunting season to decide.

I know many folks use the pager or vibrate feature as a "kinder" nick, but my dog responds to a 25 (out of 128), which is a pretty low burn, so I don't see where a vibrate instead really is all that much more kinder. I'd rather use it for a command.

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I have never used one but I just purchased a dogtra 2000 t&b

for my pup. Going through hunting class now so will learn how to use it there. The trainer told me to go with tritronics or dogtra and I picked dogtra for the size looks a little smaller for the transmitter.

good luck

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I have the dogtra, I use the vib when I want him to come. I press it 2 times and he comes a running. He took to it pretty fast, Had him sit then pressed the vib button twice and said come. Now even if he cant hear me he knows what to do.

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I have the shocker/ beeper combo and 7 years ago it was about 300.

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Tri-tronics all the way... They have been around since 1968! Not sure how long Dogtra has been around, but not since 1968. I don't need a fancy L.E.D. display on my remote, the ducks I talk to don't like it either grin

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Have owned Tritonics and Dogtra and in my opinion the Dogtra is a much more reliable collar system. I had repeated issues with Tritronics collars. Couldn't turn them on/off, battery issues with brand new collars, cheap antenna's. I had enough and made the switch to Dogtra and haven't had a single issue in 5 years.

I don't care if Tritronics has been around since 1968. The reliability of their products will keep me buying competitors products.

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