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Best shock collar #6931219
10/24/17 01:35 PM
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What do y'all use for a shock collar? Been out of it for a while and don't know what's the latest and greatest for the money


Whack'em and Stack'em

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6931281
10/24/17 02:07 PM
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Probably still tri tronics and dogtra


Originally Posted By: Fooshman
I'll take a Black Female every time.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6931331
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Alpha 100 by Garmin.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6931335
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Garmin bought Tri-Tronics and they still make a good product (the Pro 550) but I personally feel like they (Garmin/Tri-Tronics) aren't really growing the "electronic collar" side of their business and spending money on research and development. This is just personal opinion and I could be totally incorrect but I feel like Dogtra has passed them as being the leader in the e-collar world. With that said, the Pro 550 is a very nice collar with a tube still transmitter. And you would be pleased it.

I love my Dogtra Edge RT. (I have had both the Pro 550 and the Dogtra Edge RT and I am much happier with the Dogtra Edge RT for several reasons mostly consistent level and quick correction). Both collars are very similar in function and style. Also, people like the Dogtra Arc if you like a smaller transmitter for your hand.

I would stay away from other brands. But that's just me.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6931478
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I have had my sportdog brand for 3 yrs and never had a problem with it. --- or a complaint.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6931597
10/24/17 05:54 PM
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Garmin Sport pro for your money. I did a TON of looking b4 I bought and couldnt find a better.

Now if you want GPS then you need to look at the new garmin collars and handset it does gps and training in one kit


http://www.gundogsupply.com/garmin-tri-t...ASABEgIbi_D_BwE


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Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6932126
10/25/17 12:00 AM
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Dogtra!

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Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6932335
10/25/17 02:02 AM
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I have been using the Sportdog 425 for years. It is small and lightweight. I have never had any issues or needed to replace the battery in 4 years. A friend of mine had a battery go and Sportdog overnighted it to North Dakota while he was hunting. They have great service.


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Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6932412
10/25/17 02:46 AM
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great! thanks for the help all.


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Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6932884
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I'm a tri tronics guy so now I go with Garmin. The 550 is top shelf. I think you would also like the sport pro. A lot of collar for the money with a small hand held control that is a good hunting collar.


Smokey Bear---Lone Star State.
Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6933445
10/25/17 07:55 PM
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Garmin Alpha 100, e-collar and GPS tracking in one. I am up to two handhelds and eight TT-15 collars...not sure my dogs are worth that much.
Adios,
Gary

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6933565
10/25/17 09:16 PM
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You need more range with a pointing dog.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill







Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6933685
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I got the garmin sport pro and like it a lot.

When I was collar conditioning my pup, I was really wanting more granular levels of stimulation, other than the 10 provided, even FF'n my pup I wanted more. But now that I'm past all that, the sport pro is perfect, I don't need any more than the 10 levels provided. What I really like about it is that it is small, easy to hold, ajust levels, and operate with one hand.

I was tempted to buy another collar just from training, and use the sport pro for hunting, but I think the sport pro will work fine for both now.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6934283
10/26/17 12:58 PM
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I think it depends on what you have used in the past, and how well that collar held up.
Next is how soft, or driven was your past dogs. Then you have to think about range.

I hated Sportdog, due to a experience with one of their collars.
The dog would be in range, and had been ecollar condition for years.
It seemed like the collar would just lose signal to it every so often.
You didn't know when it was going to happen. But you knew it would.

Went to TT and loved the collars.
They take a beating, using them for hunting 7 months out of the year.

Garmin took over, and changed them.
I've played with the Garmin collars bought by other people.
I still prefer the old TT collars.
I don't need all the bells, and whistles.
I need a work horse. I should have bought as many of the TT collars, as I could get my hands on. Instead I just bought one extra, and then they were gone.

Dogtra will be my next collar.



Shopping with your husband is like hunting with the game warden.
Experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted.


Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6935837
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The Alpha does have a ton of bells and whistles and options that I do not use but hunting hounds that can range huge distances when hunting lions and bears, the shocking and tracking range is a must.
I loved the old Tritronics e-collars but hated that I had to put one collar on my dogs for training and another for location. The Garmim Alpha shows exactly where your dog is on a map. I download the area that I am hunting and it shows an aerial photo and where my dogs is on that map. This also helps to find a road that might get closer to the dogs when they tree and can save a lot of steps in rugged terrain.
Adios,
Gary

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Sweese] #6936974
10/28/17 06:11 PM
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I use the SportDog 1802 and have for 6 years with no problems. I take the collars to a local “Batteries Plus” store to get them replaced.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6963502
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Garmin Alpha 100.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6977023
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Sportdog 1825 is the best I have ever used. Works as advertised. Will get a bad dogs attention if required. Not cheap but good equipment.

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6977704
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I have the garmin pro 550 and im very happy with it. I found a good deal on ebay for one

Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6977714
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i just ordered the dogtra 1900s.


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Re: Best shock collar [Re: Jack Todd] #6978405
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Garmin Sport Pro. Best for the $ hands down.

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