The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Looking to get a couple of new e-collars....need advice.

  1. #1
    Senior Member Montview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    806

    Question Looking to get a couple of new e-collars....need advice.

    Hi all,
    I have searched and it looks like there are so many opinions about which e-collars are "the best."

    I lost a couple of my used Tri-Tronics collars when my van was stolen. Also my TT remote releases for my Wingers, though I recovered 3 of my GU SOG wingers (sans electronics) when the van was recovered by the police.

    One of my e-collars was a multi-dog system, the other just a single with a small remote that had a lanyard I could wear around my neck when not using it. I need to replace them (I hope to be reimbursed by insurance, but definitely don't need anything too high end as I don't ever see myself doing field trials or professional training ).

    I'd like to stick with Tri-Tronics.
    Can anyone recommend (or does anyone have a used one for sale?) a single dog system with a remote that is small and easy to use? Mine was purchased here from someone used and I loved it. I believe it had an "80" in the name? It doesn't look like any of the newer systems on the TT site though.
    Also- for multiple dog systems... which are your favorites?

    My uses include hunt test training, duck/quail/pheasant hunting, anything that requires an "invisible leash" such as off-leash runs at the beach or in the countryside where my obedience commands (such as "HERE") may require reinforcement. I don't "burn" my dogs (in fact, my hardest-headed dog usually only requires corrections on a "2" low/medium on the TT remote) and in fact rarely use the e-collar but it's there in case required. I haven't ever used e-collars when training for competitive/traditional obedience or agility, etc....

    Thanks in advance!
    -Julie, Monty (2005 YLM), Rogue (2009 BLM), and Eddy (2013 BLM)

    "To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Anon

    LIFE IS GOOD. "Do what you like, like what you do."

  2. #2
    Senior Member Mike Peters-labguy23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,116

    Default

    The sport series TT collars work with the Pro series. I have a sport model and the Flyway. Both are multi dog units.
    Mike Peters

  3. #3
    Senior Member Montview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    806

    Default

    I'm thinking maybe the Sport Basic G3 as my everyday, easy-to-use unit? I just realized that the newer ones are expandable...cool! Thanks!

    My bigger unit was a Pro 500 of some sort, I believe... but I rarely used it. I'm only 5'2" and have "kid sized" hands, so larger remotes are a little cumbersome for me to use.
    -Julie, Monty (2005 YLM), Rogue (2009 BLM), and Eddy (2013 BLM)

    "To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Anon

    LIFE IS GOOD. "Do what you like, like what you do."

  4. #4
    Senior Member TroyFeeken's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    1,099

    Default

    I seen a Flyway in the classifieds here recently. I'm assuming it's either a G2 or G3 model which is the tube style transmitter. I doubt you'd have trouble grasping the transmitter even with small hands.
    Cody's Gunslingin' Cosmonaut MH (Shooter)

  5. #5

    Default

    I have a Sport Basic G3 and use it with two collars. My uses for the collar are very similar to yours, and this setup has worked great for me. The transmitter and collars are 2 or 3 years old, used almost every day (in the sense that I turn the collars on, strap them on the dogs, and carry the transmitter...but rarely need to actually press a button on the transmitter), and I've had no problems with anything.
    Last edited by sixpacklabs; 11-04-2012 at 09:20 PM. Reason: added info

  6. #6
    Senior Member Richard McCullough's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kenly, NC
    Posts
    360

    Default

    I have a Flyway Special and a Pro 100. I do like the Pro 100 better with the low, med and high continuous.
    4XGMPR HRCH Lankas Labs Brandys Maximillion MH "Max"

    1.5XGMPR HR Rick's Rooster Smasher of DRL SH "Eli"

    APR Bearpoint's They Call Me The Breeze SH "Breeze"

    The New Club; Piedmont Pointing Labrador Club

  7. #7
    Junior Member Hells Canyon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Clarkston, WA
    Posts
    18

    Default

    I have the Pro500. I really like it except this one is the expandable version and I had to pin the toggle to the First position because at a crucial moment for a correction, I would sadly discover that the toggle had moved to either the blue or red position. That is the only down side of this collar.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Fall City, WA
    Posts
    4,622

    Default

    I've got a few old collars I've ended up with you can send to Collar Clinic for refurb or credit. I have a Dogtra and TriTronics G2 that probably both just need battery replacement. You know how to get in touch

  9. #9
    Senior Member Montview's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    806

    Default

    I have heard good things about the Sport Basic G3 from several people. The remote looks very similar to the one that I had on the "lesser" of the two systems I had in there. I Interesting about the Pro 500 with the toggle switch. That is what I had, but like I mentioned, I rarely used it... maybe once? It was just a lot "more" to do when I had the dogs out training. And those longer remotes did seem a bit more cumbersome in my hands. Easily gripped but more difficult to maneuver and I seemed to drop it a lot when taking ducks from dogs, etc. Yes, I'm a clutz sometimes. LOL

    Thanks so much, Paul... I'll be in touch!
    -Julie, Monty (2005 YLM), Rogue (2009 BLM), and Eddy (2013 BLM)

    "To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Anon

    LIFE IS GOOD. "Do what you like, like what you do."

  10. #10
    Senior Member windycanyon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    WA State
    Posts
    3,762

    Default

    I have had the Sport Combo G3 for a few years and am very happy w/ it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montview View Post
    I have heard good things about the Sport Basic G3 from several people. The remote looks very similar to the one that I had on the "lesser" of the two systems I had in there. I Interesting about the Pro 500 with the toggle switch. That is what I had, but like I mentioned, I rarely used it... maybe once? It was just a lot "more" to do when I had the dogs out training. And those longer remotes did seem a bit more cumbersome in my hands. Easily gripped but more difficult to maneuver and I seemed to drop it a lot when taking ducks from dogs, etc. Yes, I'm a clutz sometimes. LOL

    Thanks so much, Paul... I'll be in touch!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •