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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-27-2018, 10:54 AM
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I use Garmin Tri-Tronics Sport PRO. I got it because the remote is fairly small and positioning of buttons is convenient and ergonomic. It's worked great so far for us.

Another nice thing about the e collar training of my dog is that once trained...I RARELY actually use the buttons. In the beginning to teach and train him, yes. Now I barely ever use it and only if he runs off after something that's really high distraction (animals). Otherwise his recall is great and sooo much better than before the e collar.

The collar is on as a last resort recall in case of anything dangerous, not as a regularly used 'lets push the button to shock my dog so he comes back'. Just gives me an ease of mind.

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I use Garmin Tri-Tronics Sport PRO. I got it because the remote is fairly small and positioning of buttons is convenient and ergonomic. It's worked great so far for us.

Another nice thing about the e collar training of my dog is that once trained...I RARELY actually use the buttons. In the beginning to teach and train him, yes. Now I barely ever use it and only if he runs off after something that's really high distraction (animals). Otherwise his recall is great and sooo much better than before the e collar.

The collar is on as a last resort recall in case of anything dangerous, not as a regularly used 'lets push the button to shock my dog so he comes back'. Just gives me an ease of mind.


As I mentioned, this forum is great and appreciate everyone's feedback.

I ended up getting this one (after quite a bit of vacillating back and forth): https://goo.gl/xxH3in

The decision was made based on several factors including: the type of stimulation that it uses, the boost feature was pretty important for obvious reasons, the receiver is the smallest of the four major companies, it has a beep function which I thought would be helpful b/c my V responses very well to my claps & whistles and the fact they have a great warranty program and 60-day return policy. All factored into the decision.

Plus I got really lucky and they had a list of distributors/trainers that carry their line of e-collars and three were literally right in my backyard. So I have appointments with two of them next week to evaluate my V and I'll make a decision on which professional trainer we will use from there. I think it is critically important (for my application at least) that I invest some $$$ in professional training on the e-collar IMHO. One training quoted $350 for 4-5 1 hour onsite training visit, which I thought was reasonable.

Anyway that's latest and I'll keep everyone posted on my results and experience. I am really hoping this is the last little bit I need to help my V enjoy off leash activities while I work on the property.

Thx again.......
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I have whistle trained my dogs for recall... it is miraculous! I started with treats and a dog whistle, and adapted my own personal soft whistle ... they all come running...
HOWEVER... If Zeke is in hunting mode, and has his nose on a Lizard... He is oblivious to ANY thing...

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