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I have a young Chesapeake bay ret. and am in the market for a good e collar. Hunt private and public. Looking for longevity, toughness, ease of operation and obviously waterproof. Will only need it to run one dog. Any first hand recommendations?

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The best or the best for the money?

The two best are the Garmin Pro 550 and the Dogtra Edge RT.

I run a Dogtra 1900s. I think it's a great one dog collar.

Ive had it three years with no issues. I use it 3-4 days a week year around.

Battery life is outstanding.

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Originally Posted by topwater13
Any first hand recommendations?

That might be hard to find, because anyone that uses e-collar on a CBR gets their first hand bitten off. roflmao

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For a retriever Iíd recommend the Garmin pro 70. Itís simple to use. Iíve had one for 5 years with no problems and trained a lot of dogs with it. I upgraded to the 550 with gps this year for my bird dogs but Iím training my lab pup with the 70 and still use it around the house on them all. It also serves as a bark collar. Very simple to use.

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My wife is a field trial person and has had many different brands over the years. For a one dog hunting collar she recommended

Dogtra 1900S 3/4 Mile Range 1 Dog Training Collar System

I got mine from Amazon

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Any first hand recommendations?

That might be hard to find, because anyone that uses e-collar on a CBR gets their first hand bitten off. roflmao

Ha. Believe it or not he is the most mellow and sweet dog Iíve had.
Thanks for the replies.

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Originally Posted by scalebuster
For a retriever Iíd recommend the Garmin pro 70. Itís simple to use. Iíve had one for 5 years with no problems and trained a lot of dogs with it. I upgraded to the 550 with gps this year for my bird dogs but Iím training my lab pup with the 70 and still use it around the house on them all. It also serves as a bark collar. Very simple to use.

So how did the GPS work on the new pro 550?

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For a retriever Iíd recommend the Garmin pro 70. Itís simple to use. Iíve had one for 5 years with no problems and trained a lot of dogs with it. I upgraded to the 550 with gps this year for my bird dogs but Iím training my lab pup with the 70 and still use it around the house on them all. It also serves as a bark collar. Very simple to use.

So how did the GPS work on the new pro 550?


Worth every cent. Itís a game changer for sure. Very simple to use.

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Originally Posted by topwater13
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Any first hand recommendations?

That might be hard to find, because anyone that uses e-collar on a CBR gets their first hand bitten off. roflmao

Ha. Believe it or not he is the most mellow and sweet dog Iíve had.
Thanks for the replies.

I was just trying to troll garrett. I have the "Tri-Tronics SPORT PRO", really good for hunting, wish I had more levels than 10 for early training.

https://www.gundogsupply.com/garmin...8K2soLhB8oqVcRb1ngvC03ewKJcaAhknEALw_wcB

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Originally Posted by scalebuster
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For a retriever Iíd recommend the Garmin pro 70. Itís simple to use. Iíve had one for 5 years with no problems and trained a lot of dogs with it. I upgraded to the 550 with gps this year for my bird dogs but Iím training my lab pup with the 70 and still use it around the house on them all. It also serves as a bark collar. Very simple to use.

So how did the GPS work on the new pro 550?


Worth every cent. Itís a game changer for sure. Very simple to use.


Howís the range on the 550ís GPS?

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Originally Posted by topwater13
I have a young Chesapeake bay ret. and am in the market for a good e collar. Hunt private and public. Looking for longevity, toughness, ease of operation and obviously waterproof. Will only need it to run one dog. Any first hand recommendations?

2x4 is your best bet!! clap clap

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Originally Posted by topwater13
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Any first hand recommendations?

That might be hard to find, because anyone that uses e-collar on a CBR gets their first hand bitten off. roflmao

Ha. Believe it or not he is the most mellow and sweet dog Iíve had.
Thanks for the replies.

There is a guide not to far west that had one of the "sweetest and mellow CBR" that bite many of hands petting him when he was standing by their side... clap
on a serious note I have used Dogtra for years w out issues...

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For a retriever Iíd recommend the Garmin pro 70. Itís simple to use. Iíve had one for 5 years with no problems and trained a lot of dogs with it. I upgraded to the 550 with gps this year for my bird dogs but Iím training my lab pup with the 70 and still use it around the house on them all. It also serves as a bark collar. Very simple to use.

So how did the GPS work on the new pro 550?


Worth every cent. Itís a game changer for sure. Very simple to use.


Howís the range on the 550ís GPS?


I left the collars in my mule dog box and drove my truck down to the gate to get a buddy. I still had the remote on. I looked at it and it showed the collar at 3.6 miles.

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I bought the Garmin/Tri-Tronics sport pro this year for my Boykin and it has worked great for me. Lots of features and super easy to use. Plus, a lot of companies have a corporate sponsorship with Garmin so you can get 30% off

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/140332

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Originally Posted by J_Cham
I bought the Garmin/Tri-Tronics sport pro this year for my Boykin and it has worked great for me. Lots of features and super easy to use. Plus, a lot of companies have a corporate sponsorship with Garmin so you can get 30% off

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/140332

Same one I got for my pup and like it a lot. The LED light on the collar is way more handy than you might think if you duck hunt or walk at night. Easy to keep up with the dog in the dark.

I had the previous generation model for my old Brittany and it lasted 10+ years on same batteries.

I haven't used a Dogtra but I'm sure they are similar based on what I've seen and heard.


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I went ahead and had the dogtra 1900s delivered yesterday. He really is a sweet dog....lol.

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Originally Posted by topwater13
I went ahead and had the dogtra 1900s delivered yesterday. He really is a sweet dog....lol.


dont worry about these lab guys, envy is a tough sin to overcome. its rough for them to see a CBR go on autopilot and do its thing when their lab has to be told what to do every step of the way


Dear Ag2015, please assume this post is a joke and is not to be taken serious
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The new Garmin is a crapola POS!!!!!

In an apparent attempt to fix the problem of the plastic breaking where the collar goes through the loop on the receiver, they added more plastic and reduced the collar size from 3//4 to 1/2. I have 10 year old Tritronic collars that are stlll holding up. The Garmin straps didnt last one season. I called the rep and that was a disaster. Pretty much blamed me and offered to send out two more crap straps. I dont need these flimsy pieces of junk tat I know won't make another season. Garmin can keep their junk!


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see my thread in gundog section. I have a 10 month old chessie and just switched to the garmin pro 550.


He also is super sweet to everybody he meets... kinda labby acting might have to take him back.

Where'd you get your pup?

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Originally Posted by kdub
see my thread in gundog section. I have a 10 month old chessie and just switched to the garmin pro 550.


He also is super sweet to everybody he meets... kinda labby acting might have to take him back.

Where'd you get your pup?


He came from a line of CBR's raised by McLauchlin out of Decatur.

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