D.T. Systems Border Patrol TC1
The clever folks at D.T. have designed the D.T. Systems Border Patrol TC1
, which acts as a containment system, in the same way buried lines have been used in the past. The GPS 'œfence' can be set up to a 800-yard radius, and offers a variety of warning zone notifications (beep, vibration, or vibration/beep with delayed stimulation), as well as a 'œwelcome home' feature that will allow your dog to cross back over the border without being corrected.
The collar will also act as a short-distance GPS tracking system, and offers 50 intensity levels of nick and continuous stimulation; as well as vibration, jump and rise stimulation.
The more conventional Micro-iDT Plus is a small yet extremely effective e-collar that can expand into a two- or three-dog unit. It has a 900-yard range, 16 intensity levels — plenty for most training needs — positive vibration (an effective substitute for electrical stimulation), and an extra-mild Gentle Touch stimulation system, all housed in a waterproof transmitter.
Hawx Outdoors Pro DG
Like every other e-collar on the market, Hawx Outdoors
has a hand-held transmitter and collar for the dog that receives the electrical stimulations. But here'™s where their product differs: also included in the transmitter/collar relay is a small, hand-held button that allows quicker, more precise corrections.
The button — which is about the size of a quarter — can be mounted almost anywhere — the stock of your gun, gun barrels, your finger, on your wrist like a watch, or on your whistle lanyard or duck call. There'™s no more fumbling for the transmitter when your dog creeps or breaks and bolts through the decoys.
The Pro DG Hunter/Trainer offers tone, vibration, adjustable stimulation levels, as well as control of other devices, including remote launchers and has a 1-mile range.
LCS Bird Dog Trainer 800
The LCS Bird Dog Trainer 800
is extremely reliable, waterproof and rechargeable, and will reach out and touch your dog at up to a ½-mile away. It has eight levels of stimulation and will also operate the LCS Universal Bird Launcher and LCS Backing Dog, also up to ½-mile away — all from the same hand-held transmitter.
The affordable e-collar ($200) comes with a rechargeable transmitter and receiver. You can try the collar for 30 days, plus there is a limited lifetime warranty.
Dogtra SureStim H Plus
The Dogtra SureStim H Plus
expands to a two-dog unit and has a pager in the hand-held transmitter, which lets you know when you'™ve fully engaged the transmitter buttons. No more wondering whether or not your dog received the stimulation. The H Plus vibrates when you hit any transmitter button, which you can feel even with gloves on, and it also features nick, continuous, and pager modes.
Dogtra'™s Edge is designed for serious trainers and hunters. The Edge has an interchangeable rheostat intensity dial with nick, constant and a non-stimulating pager mode. A clear LCD screen, 1-mile range, and LED lights that help you locate the dog are among included features.
SportDOG Tek 1.0 The SportDOG TEK 1.0
is the first e-collar to integrate GPS into a single unit. It features a 7-mile range, 90 stimulation levels, tone and vibration, 12-dog capability (for you hound guys), and a two-hour charge. It'™s light, easy to use, and reliable. If your dog ever gets more than 75 yards from the gun, you need a unit like this.
SportDOG also has the FieldTrainer 425, which takes advanced, industry-leading technology and packages it in a compact unit. Perfect for training, the collar offers effective stimulation, vibration or tone up to 500 yards. The 425 has seven instantly selectable stimulation levels in low, medium or high; and will expand to up to three dogs.
Tri-Tronics Pro 500 G3 EXP
The Tri-Tronics Pro 500 G3 EXP
has a fixed antennae, a no-stim setting to avoid accidental stimulation, insulated contact points (more reliable performance in wet conditions), a multi-dog selector switch, and a battery life indicator on both the transmitter and receiver. And all of it is housed in a cool and bulletproof case.
The Sport series — the Junior G3, Basic G3 EXP, Combo G3 EXP, and Upland G3 EXP — are great entry-level collars with all the features you'™ll need to train just about any dog, with ranges from a ¼-mile on up, and plenty of stimulation levels'¦and all at prices that won'™t have you skimping on top quality dog food for your pup.
Garmin Alpha 100
came out with their first GPS collar a few years back, it set the bird dog world on its ear. Finally, someone had invented a way to keep track of a dog under just about any hunting condition.
When the company bought Tri-Tronics, everyone expected great things. And they haven'™t been disappointed. This year, Garmin introduced the Alpha 100, which marries Garmin'™s superb GPS units with Tri-Tronics'™ e-collar engineering. The new Alpha has a touch screen, increased range, comes pre-loaded with 100,000 U.S. topographic maps, has a 9-mile range, and features a tracking system that tracks the dog'™s location as often as every 2.5 seconds. Also extremely handy is the unit'™s ability to track the dog'™s speed, distance and the direction traveled. On the e-collar side, the Alpha 100 has 18 levels of both momentary and continuous stimulation.
Do you want to buy, trade-in or repair a Tri-Tronics, Dogtra, D.T. Systems, Einstein, SportDOG, Innotek, Garmin, Lovetta or Tracker e-collar? The Collar Clinic
is the place to go for all these products as well as a full line of anti-bark collars and electronic 'œinvisible' fences. Repair and reconditioning usually are done in one week with a six-month warranty on all fixed products.
PetSafe Elite Big Dog
If you'™re looking for a simple, easy-to-use e-collar, PetSafe
offers a line of no-frills, basic trainers at rock-bottom prices, in a variety of models that will fit lap dogs to full-sized hunting dogs.
The Elite Big Dog Remote Trainer has a range of 1,000 yards, 15 levels of static correction levels, plus an instant plus-2 boost button, a tone-only mode, a completely waterproof collar, and a handy digital display on the transmitter. It will also expand to two dogs with the addition of an optional collar.