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E Collar

Postby littlesmacko89 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:04 pm

What brand E collar do y'all use for training and hunting and what distance would be ideal? I have been looking at the sportdog 825. Just thought I would ask before sinking my money into one.
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Re: E Collar

Postby Drakeshead » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:25 pm

Dogtra is what I currently have. If I were not to choose Dogtra, then Tri-Tronics. Both are good. If you do not mind purchasing a used e-collar with a warranty, then check out http://collarclinic.com . They refurbish trade-ins, but also have new collars. If you want to support a local company, purchase from http://gundogsupply.com out of Starkville.
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Re: E Collar

Postby GulfCoast » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:20 pm

TriTonics (Pro series tube), followed closely by Dogtra, followed by nothing else. A half-mile range will be fine for most folks.
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Re: E Collar

Postby rowltide » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:50 pm

I agree with Gulfcoast, TriTronics (Garmin)
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Re: E Collar

Postby mfalkner » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:48 am

I only have one dog and when my TT went down, I picked up a Garmin Delta Sport. Simple and has never failed, and I like the compact size transmitter. If I were running multiple dogs I'd probably look hard at Dogtra Edge as well as TT/Garmin.
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Re: E Collar

Postby rowltide » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:06 pm

mfalkner wrote:I only have one dog and when my TT went down, I picked up a Garmin Delta Sport. Simple and has never failed, and I like the compact size transmitter. If I were running multiple dogs I'd probably look hard at Dogtra Edge as well as TT/Garmin.


mfalkner.... Do you have a female lab? If so, what's her name?

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Re: E Collar

Postby Steve V » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:29 pm

Garmin sux if you actually use one often. No dials, but push buttons. Going from a low correction (5) to a hi one (18) takes 13 pushes of a button and requires you stare at the dial while doing so..
Get something with a 1-6 dial..Garmin really screwed up a good product TTronics had.
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Re: E Collar

Postby mfalkner » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:24 pm

rowltide, yes, yellow female named Ruby
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Re: E Collar

Postby rowltide » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:21 pm

mfalkner wrote:rowltide, yes, yellow female named Ruby


I thought she was the Dam to my dog, but I just realized my pup's momma was black

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Re: E Collar

Postby SkippyJ » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:58 pm

Steve V wrote:Garmin sux if you actually use one often. No dials, but push buttons. Going from a low correction (5) to a hi one (18) takes 13 pushes of a button and requires you stare at the dial while doing so..
Get something with a 1-6 dial..Garmin really screwed up a good product TTronics had.


What Steve said +1000000! Garmin really dropped the ball !!! When my Pro 500 finally goes down I will be going to Dogtra. Almost everyone I know that trains for a living has gone to Dogtra.


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Re: E Collar

Postby GulfCoast » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:45 am

I hope my Pro500 never goes down! I have not tried the "non-Tube" Garmins.
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Re: E Collar

Postby ducktrooper » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:22 am

I bought the 825 and love it...compact size, plenty of settings on C and M, and holds charge for very long time. I like the fact I use the thumbwheel to change settings without having to look down.
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Re: E Collar

Postby greenheadgrimreaper » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:15 pm

I've got a TT (Garmin) Alpha for my Shorthair. I love it. Far more versatile in its controls than my old turn dial Sportdog transmitters.
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Re: E Collar

Postby grnhed » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:34 am

My old TT(pre-garmin) G3 is still doing great, but my next one will be a dogtra for sure.
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Re: E Collar

Postby Drakeshead » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:44 am

Has anyone tried the new ARC from Dogtra?

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