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    OK folks, anyone have comments on these units so far??

    Thanks!

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    I've had mine for a week or two.. Overall I like it.

    lighter and smaller (collar) built in light is nice. However it is extremely bright. Like a flood light.

    my only complaint is that there is no "D" ring on the collar.. So it's very difficult to clip a tab to it...

    I also think they could of simplified the charging system.

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    Got mine a few days ago. Pretty nice after I got used to the button arrangement vs Dogtra. Very nice unit. Note: There is a place to put a lanyard on the base. You just don't get one with it. Shame on Garmin for saving themselves .10 cents on the rope on a $400 dollar collar.
    CONS: IMO " I didn't like the ton of connections for charging. Reminded me of putting up Christmas Tree lighting. Could have done away with some of the connectors that are prong to going bad."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    I've had mine for a week or two.. Overall I like it.

    lighter and smaller (collar) built in light is nice. However it is extremely bright. Like a flood light.

    my only complaint is that there is no "D" ring on the collar.. So it's very difficult to clip a tab to it...

    I also think they could of simplified the charging system.

    Randy
    Randy,will the older collar strap fit on the receiver?Just thinking? Jim
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    Jim, No. The collar strap is 3/4 inch the older strap is 1.0 inch. I like the collar but that is a weak link..

    i need to make arrangements to get your 100 back to you..

    I'm going to Ottawa for a triple a amateur this week , maybe get over your way after that.... Still trying to qualify for the national .....
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    First impressions. A winner!

    All the good features of the Pro 500 plus options. The TT engineers did the electronics and design. Appears well built. Assembled USA BUT components Taiwan. For electronics that's Ok. Receiver a little smaller, lighter, narrower strap. Great cylinder transmitter retained. 3 dogs. Night light option. Bark collar built in. Extra intensity(needed?).

    i will do a thorough review in Retrievers ONLINE after a few months of field testing but so far I would say this is a first choice. Cheaper too!
    Dennis

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    PS.

    I should have said my reply is as a user not as a POTUS comment. That's a different thread!
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    Thanks, Y'all!

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    Came across other problem. Collar will not double into the D-ring that came with it. I didn't want to trim the strap so I called them. They are aware of this and are sending me a new strap that has larger d-ring. Hassle free great customer service.

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    I like everything about mine except the 3/4" collar. The D ring is too small and the square tab is different. My dog can shake its head and the collar will at times fall off tbe dog. They need a better collar.
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