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need new e-collar #8383740 09/13/21 01:14 PM
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I need another new e-collar. My waterproof transmitter got water in it this weekend. It was splashed while wearing it around my neck. I have always used Sportdog. They seem to last about 2-4 years and then break. I am considering other brands because I am tired of buying a new one every 2-4 years or so.

I need waterproof, beeper, long range, vibrate, ability to turn on and off beeper at a distance. I would like the ability to add a dog/collar, but for now I only need one collar.

What do you recommend (model)? My breeder recommends Dogtra.

Re: need new e-collar [Re: stinkbelly] #8383758 09/13/21 01:29 PM
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Tritronics.


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Re: need new e-collar [Re: bill oxner] #8384090 09/13/21 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Tritronics.




Garmin bought them out a few years ago, and changed them up.
I still have one of the old ones, that I use as a back up 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: need new e-collar [Re: stinkbelly] #8384157 09/13/21 07:57 PM
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Tritronics was the best. They sold to Garmin. Garmin is the goo under the trash bag in the bottom of the trashcan. I bought a new set and they didn't last ten months. The collars are no longer the tough 3/4 inch width nor are they as thick. The collar itself tears easily. Cheap POS. The antenna is about as brittle as a cracker. I called Garmin and spoke with Jackass. Jackass said it was my fault for using the collar in a manner not designed by Garmin. I gave $750 dollars worth of collars and a transmitter away for parts. So I ordered Dogtra off of Amazon. Couldn't be happier. Just spent the last 7 weeks in a dog training grind and never missed a lick with Dogtra. Garmin can eat a bag of hot dogs.

Re: need new e-collar [Re: wal1809] #8384170 09/13/21 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by wal1809
Tritronics was the best. They sold to Garmin. Garmin is the goo under the trash bag in the bottom of the trashcan. I bought a new set and they didn't last ten months. The collars are no longer the tough 3/4 inch width nor are they as thick. The collar itself tears easily. Cheap POS. The antenna is about as brittle as a cracker. I called Garmin and spoke with Jackass. Jackass said it was my fault for using the collar in a manner not designed by Garmin. I gave $750 dollars worth of collars and a transmitter away for parts. So I ordered Dogtra off of Amazon. Couldn't be happier. Just spent the last 7 weeks in a dog training grind and never missed a lick with Dogtra. Garmin can eat a bag of hot dogs.


That is a great review and I trust your opinion.

Re: need new e-collar [Re: wal1809] #8384559 09/14/21 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by wal1809
Tritronics was the best. They sold to Garmin. Garmin is the goo under the trash bag in the bottom of the trashcan. I bought a new set and they didn't last ten months. The collars are no longer the tough 3/4 inch width nor are they as thick. The collar itself tears easily. Cheap POS. The antenna is about as brittle as a cracker. I called Garmin and spoke with Jackass. Jackass said it was my fault for using the collar in a manner not designed by Garmin. I gave $750 dollars worth of collars and a transmitter away for parts. So I ordered Dogtra off of Amazon. Couldn't be happier. Just spent the last 7 weeks in a dog training grind and never missed a lick with Dogtra. Garmin can eat a bag of hot dogs.

I bought a dogtra rt edge back in 2017. It’s been used a minim 2-3 times a week since. It’s worked perfect every time. The rt edge is just the basic model, and is a little hotter than most the other brands out there.



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Re: need new e-collar [Re: stinkbelly] #8384656 09/14/21 03:23 AM
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I’m happy with my Garmin 550 plus setup. I’ve always had good luck with Tritronics/garmin.


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Re: need new e-collar [Re: stinkbelly] #8388310 09/17/21 07:43 PM
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I’ve had this dogtra for three years….no issues.

https://www.dogtra.com/products/remote-training/hunting/1900swetlands

Re: need new e-collar [Re: stinkbelly] #8390206 09/19/21 01:55 PM
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I prefer the garmin pro 550 over the dogtra edge RT. I found corrections in water were not consistent nor were they always felt with the dogtra.


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Re: need new e-collar [Re: 68rustbucket] #8390280 09/19/21 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
I’m happy with my Garmin 550 plus setup. I’ve always had good luck with Tritronics/garmin.

Re: need new e-collar [Re: stinkbelly] #8390961 09/20/21 01:18 AM
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I used to think it was Garmin or Dogtra but Garmin's quality has gone down and there have been some concern over Dongtra's consistency in water.

I have seen a lot of the pros going to the Sport Dog now.

When I first got into training dogs sport dog was kinda the lower tier below Garmin and Dogtra.

But if I get a new collar now I'd get the SD 2525

https://store.sportdog.com/prohunter-2525

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