Brad: I TOTALLY agree with you.
Brad: I TOTALLY agree with you.
Wm. Mark Edwards
HRCH (500) UH Ellie Mae MH CGC
It just feels cheap in my hand, the collar strap is even little and cheap feeling its probably an ok collar but I'm not huge on digital stuff and Im only 30
Eactly my point too Paul. That's was a selling point to folkd for me. I carry the T-miiter in my pocket hunting and can count the clicks to know where I'm at without taking it out, without taking my eyes off the dog, without getting my readers out! That's why I bought a spare Basic already and have encouraged clients to suck them up when they see them.
Ran a Sport Basic on my police dog for similar reasons and the whole department switched from Dogtra to TT for the same reasons. Great tactical advantage to not have to look at your transmitter.
Perhaps TT will listen.....then again perhaps not.
Brad- the same price point Dogtra is the 1800 NC. I've never liked that model because the dial is so small. TT always had the nice large round dial with spaced clicks. Dogtra's is very small in the clicks are light so, tougher to feel but, they still do have some feel. Another point was the TT Sport you could dial with one hand. The Dogtra requires two hands and your two fingers to pinch the small dial.
Last edited by Paul "Happy" Gilmore; 10-24-2013 at 11:17 AM.
My husband likes his Sport Basic better than the Pro 500--so I thought I'd look and see if I could get him a spare while they're still available. Too late. All vendors on the first four pages of Google were sold out. There isn't even a single one listed on ebay.
for you Pro-500 lovers... just saw this on a quick search- $100
Last edited by Paul "Happy" Gilmore; 10-24-2013 at 12:57 PM.
I also thought my next might be the G Delta Sport or Cabelas new one. I don't like the enormous tubes on the TT's, but may well end up with a Flyway...
Last edited by Keith Stroyan; 10-24-2013 at 03:23 PM.
I started using these
recently and have about 6 in the field so far with no reported problems.
Some things I like:
Dogtra style level setting but you can lock the dial so no accidental changes.
Boost can be custom set so you can go up 5 levels or 20 levels or 50 levels depending on the dog (0-100 level adjust-ability)
Can be set for nic, or cont, or combination of both
Has vibrate feature (I don't use it but customers like)
Fits very well in the hand
Has long contact points if necessary
Belt clip and lanyard included
Remote switch light on the collar is a feature my customers like (I even used it hunting the other day myself)
Collar and transmitter are both rechargable and waterproof.
The two dog unit can be set up so one button operates dog1 and the other dog2. Both can have different levels and different boost. No switch to hit to change dogs, just hit the right button (and people still get it wrong).
The thing probably has 10 more features I haven't even looked into. Overall I like the ergonomics and switching better than tri-tronics tube styles (I still have a 100 and a 500) and it has far more features than a Dogtra 1800 (which I used to recommend to customers).
Obviously the long term remains to be seen but I and my customers really like these units so far.