In the past 25 years, dog training has greatly improved because of major advancements in the tools used to teach our canines how to behave and hunt better. E-collars in particular have become more sophisticated with a multitude of high-tech features that have made lessons in learned behavior and the control of impulsive behavior easier, more efficient and more humane.
In addition, keeping a gun dog located when out of sight has undergone big changes with GPS tracking systems that tell where a dog has been, where it is, and what direction it is headed. Training gear such as retrieving dummies and launchers have likewise become more effective as ways to replicate more accurately the process of fetching gamebirds and getting some good exercise while doing so.
- The R.A.P.T. 1400 transmitter can be operated with one hand in three different ways to give any trainer greater speed in delivering stimulation. With the “Knuckle Grip,” the transmitter is attached to the back of the hand; in the “Palm Grip,” the transmitter is held like a stopwatch to give immediate access; and the “Pistol Grip” allows one thumb and the trigger finger to push transmitter buttons. There are 16 levels of stimulation for “nick” and “continuous” with each controlled by an adjustable “jump” for instant power increase. A “vibration” with audible tone feature is also part of the system. The transmitter is waterproof and will float if accidentally dropped overboard. The collar battery is a rechargeable NiMH with an LED read out indicating charge status.Price: $229.99