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    Looking at the new Garmin e-collars I notice there is none with tone as far as I can tell. I also notice Dogtra doesn't put tone on their collars either. Do you use tone with your retriever and what do you use it for?

    I want a new collar but not sure what to do with the limited tone options.

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    My Dogtra has a pager or buzz tone on my 3500 NCP.
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    That is good to know because it doesn't say "tone" on the advertisement. What do you use it for ( or do you)?

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    Garmin Delta has tone. Myself I use it as a come back call in most cases.

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    If you don't know what it can be used for, you might want to study a bit more before you buy/use and e-collar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrinGreene View Post
    If you don't know what it can be used for, you might want to study a bit more before you buy/use and e-collar.
    I know what I use it for, strictly a warning to comply to a command that is being challenged. But I have heard people using tone as a training tool much like a whistle is used to command sit. I was curious if there were trainers out there doing this kind of training.

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    "Good dog" and "No here!!!" Why confuse the issue with beeps and clicks?
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    When my Chessie goes out in the snow at night and I can't see him in the yard, if he does not come back the first time I call I shut the door to keep from freezing, and use the "tone". He comes galloping in immediately because he knows what's next! I have never used it for training in any manner.

    (The black dogs are always waiting to come in before I call. Besides, Indy once had an invisible fence and would probably just stop going where he was going if he heard a tone)
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    Us also. Tone means here ASAP!

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    Iv' e used the tone as a come in or a check in for pheasant hunting, I don't like to do allot of whistling or hollering especialy during the late season. I just condition them to it in the yard, toot toot TONE toot toot TONE. They figure it out pretty quick.

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