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E collar question

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:21 am
by Randy
I have a friend that wants to buy an Ecollar for their dog, recall is not one of it's best attributes. The dog likes to swim and we have alligators, so my friend was asking about a waterproof collar. I was just checking to see if any one has any personal experience with such a collar or might be able to offer suggestions/recommendations. Thanks

Re: E collar question

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:17 pm
by janet909
One collar that you or your friend might google and read about is the DT Systems H2O 1800 Series. You can get them with one to three collars depending on how many dogs you might have in the field at the same time. It has digital technology, a 1 mile range, 16 adjustable levels of continuous or momentary NICK stimulation and the better models (read more expensive...hahaha) have the Positive Vibration stimulation. The lightweight collar and transmitter are both waterproof and the transmitter floats in case you drop it into the water. That's all I can tell you about it but it's worth googling and/or looking at their web site.

www.dtsystems.com

Re: E collar question

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:00 pm
by Hayley's Mom
The e-collars and remotes used for hunting dogs are waterproof and sturdy. We have a SportDog unit for Hayley. She wears it all the time in mud, water and snow -- works great. There are many different models with different ranges and features. (www.sportdog.com)

One extra thing we have really liked about this product/company is the excellent customer service. Can't say enough positives about the friendly, helpful and prompt service.

When the original unit arrived from a retailer, it had a problem but SportDog sent a new one that arrived in 48 hours (it had to cross the border or it would have been 24 hours!).

Just recently, after more than a year and a half of continuous use, we broke one of the recharge pins. The limited lifetime warranty was in effect and for a small fee a new collar arrived in 48 hours. (The full warranty is in effect for the first year.)

In both cases, they didn't wait for us to send in the one we had. The new one was sent immediately with a request to mail them the original units when it was convenient.

Just make sure that you get good training on using the collar so that the collar becomes her safety device and a "hey you!" signal -- not a punishment.

Re: E collar question

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:59 pm
by britlover
I have a tri-tronics sport dog G3 collar. It is waterproof and my dog that wears the ecollar swims in saltwater with it and so far no problems. I ordered mine thru http://www.gundogsupply.com/ There is a good comparison of collars on this site.

Re: E collar question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:33 am
by LauraV
We had been using Dogtra, but lost the remote end. I just placed my order for a SportDOG collar. I'm very excited to be able to walk again!

Re: E collar question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:21 am
by adele
Ohhhhh, I want a DT Systems SPT 2430. Now, that's a training collar! Take a look at this baby
http://www.dtsystems.com/products/SPT2400.aspx
DH will never allow the expense so long as my perfectly good (and waterproof) tritronics collar is working. Hmmmm, I wonder if my tritronics would break if the car ran over it?

Re: E collar question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:01 pm
by janet909
Since we're all talking about types of collars. I have to mention the GPS collar that we purchased. It was pricey but we've been so nervous about losing our new Britt. He's doing great with training but it only takes a second to get a scent and short circuit. The unit is awesome with a 7 mile range....though if he's up to 120 yards, we're giving him the whistle blow that he knows means "come here NOW" The screen shows you a compass with the direction that the dog is from you and how many yards away. Now, if I don't have a visual due to bushes etc. and he's 120 yards away, I can whistle and tell whether he turned around and is heading towards me or if he's continuing to sniff away from me. If he's running in the opposite direction I whistle again and give him a little vibration that reminds him to LISTEN :evil: I really can't lose him now which is such a relief. It's given him freedom but also is teaching him to stay in the 70 yard "circle of love" which is where my other britt who's solid lives. The funniest part of the collar is that it beeps and reads "Dog on Point" if it senses he hasn't moved in awhile. A couple days ago it kept reading Dog on Point and when I saw him, he was really having his morning constitutional moment....not quite a point. Sometimes it beeps "Dog has Object Treed" and I've learned that this really means dog is rolling in cow dung or a stinky mud puddle just so he smells bad for the ride home. Oh well.........

Re: E collar question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:18 pm
by adele
janet909 wrote: I have to mention the GPS collar that we purchased. .
What kind is that? I've always wondered if they'll work in the forest because the GPS won't be able to contact the satellites.
janet909 wrote: Sometimes it beeps "Dog has Object Treed" and I've learned that this really means dog is rolling in cow dung or a stinky mud puddle just so he smells bad for the ride home. Oh well.........
:lol: :lol:

Re: E collar question

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:07 pm
by janet909
Honestly, we haven't tried it in the woods yet as we're still training our dog in fairly open country where nothing can go wrong. But, we use a GPS for elk hunting etc. in the Rocky Mountains and it works flawlessly so as they're both Garmin units, we assume that this will work. Of course we recognize that it's a bit different as this has to bounce off the satellite from the dog.......but I will be sure to let everyone know as soon as the snow melts in the high country.

Anyway, it's a Garmin Astro GPS-enabled dog tracking system.