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    Does anyone on here have a number of someone there that could actually help. I have a collar that is 2.5 years old and have had nothing but trouble with it. Someone has helped me here before with it and I thought I would try again. I sent it to dogtra and they basically want to charge me half as much as a new collar. They said I opened the transmitter and allowed water damage??? Ive never opened the transmitter much less had it in the water??

    I know sportdog used to be junk but I could get a collar from them for what dogtra is wanting me to pay to get this one fixed?

    If anyone could help it would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    I haven't bought a Sportdog for several years, but I'd suggest you not do so. If you thing the Dogtra is trouble, wait until you have a Sportdog. Not a single Sportdog I had lasted 2 years!
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    I had a sportdog for my last dog after the TT I had went down the tubes. Sure, sportdogs warranty department is awesome but I hate having to use them. After having to use them 3 times within 6 months, finally the 4th one they sent me worked and lasted for 7yrs. Would I buy another sportdog, Nooooo way.

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    You current collar is a dogtra 280ncp, isn't it?

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    Is the problem with the transmitter or with the receiver?

    If you don't want to keep using the Dogtra, there is probably still some value in the collar & transmitter (especially if one of them still work) and could probably sell them as-is.

    If you do want to keep using the Dogtra collar, maybe you could find a used piece that would work with your working piece (there might be some other person out there in a similar situation with a matching piece).

    Lastly, I'd try to sweet talk my way in to getting Dogtra to understand your case. A couple nice n friendly notes might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    You current collar is a dogtra 280ncp, isn't it?

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    Why yes it is. Why do you ask?

    Quote Originally Posted by TN_LAB View Post
    Is the problem with the transmitter or with the receiver?


    Lastly, I'd try to sweet talk my way in to getting Dogtra to understand your case. A couple nice n friendly notes might help.
    The problem is with the transmitter. I tried to be nice as possible but they basically said I took it apart and created water damage. The transmitter had a screw missing and a screw backed have way out and they said I did it which i did not. Then they said I damaged it and thats why the screws feel out? I told them I treated it like any other tri tronics and some how they stood up to my abuse.

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    Check Ebay for a used transmitter. It wouldn't surprise me if they were somewhat universal and didn't need to be exact same make model to function.
    Dogtra seems to be a lil more popular with some of the obedience dog folks because it has the vibrate feature (and Caesar Milan uses em ) so you might have more luck with some of their forums.

    Sorry to hear about your trouble. I have a Dogtra and am pleased with the collar as well as the service (bought mine used and Dogtra was kind enough to send me a replacement battery).
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