E Collar Recommendations
I think I have narrowed it down to Tri-Tronics Sport Basic or Sport Combo. The combo has an extra 10 levels of stimulation and can change from CMM, MCC, or TCM for an extra $40. This is my first time using an E Collar. I think my pup may appreciate the extra range of stimulation. What do you guys think?
I think your dog does not appreciate stimulation at all.:D
If you are training the dog, i.e. basics and transition training, get a TT pro 500. If you are handling the dog while hunting but someone else is doing the training, then the sport collars would be ok.
First dog, first e-collar, I went with a TT Sport G-3. I anticipated getting other dogs, and I did.
First Choice: Tritronics Pro 500
Second Choice: Tritronics Flyway Special
If you are training your dog one of the tube style transmitters is best.
I will be doing the training myself. Why do yall suggest a pro 500? Doesn't the sport basic and sport combo have more levels of stim to choose from than any of the ones mentioned so far?
I take that back, I am confused. GDS website reads the following:
"The Pro 500 G3 EXP gives you three levels of continuous stimulation and three levels of momentary stimulation - all instantly selectable from the transmitter."
Further down the page it says "Two black buttons control 18 levels of continuous and 18 levels of momentary stimulation'
Which one is it?
The dial shows 6 levels of stimulation but within each level there is high, medium and low. Thus 18. The bottom black button is low, the top button medium adn both buttons together is high.
The pro 500 is just a better made product. You can hold the ecollar transmitter in the same hand as a heeling stick. By holding your two fingers on the two black buttons you can adjust the stimulation without looking at the transmitter by simply pressing one or other of the buttons or both.
You can't do any of this with the retangular shaped transmitters. I don't recall if GDS has a comparsion chart but Tritronics does. The 500 and others pro series have rechargeable battery packs as opposed to a nine volt battery.
Hope this helps.
The pro or field models are much easier to use,your fingers just sit on the button,the smaller units you're constantly fumbling with,especially if you hang them on a lanyard around your neck.
Im not sure about the others but my TriTronics Classic 70 EXP G3 works great for me. havent had any issues out of it yes
So the pro 500 is just all around a better built unit? I assume it will have better resale value down the road too if I ever need to get rid of it? I am just hesitant to spend $500 on my first E Collar.