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    Your distance problem might be related to the age of your batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olddog View Post
    Your distance problem might be related to the age of your batteries.
    Yes I am thinking that way from the other person's comments. I am getting a new Dogtra in about two weeks. I have never used mine much except on the pager, but am learning more. Yesterday I misplaced the collar and I was frantically looking for it. I purchased the collar from the late Kim Moses who I had some very early on training so it has sentimental value. Thanks for all your comments.
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    Mary,

    My problem has not been solved by batteries, once I noticed that the range was not what it used to be I replaced the battery in transmitter and collar, still did not help the issue. I ended up buying a TT.
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    Maybe get a Tri-Tronics? They have a new Garmin model which closely resembles Dogtra's product line.

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    127 levels? Christ I wouldn't know what to do with that many. Hard to believe I have managed all these years with 6 continuous on all my TT's.
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    It sounds like a lot of stimulation but it takes about 10-12 levels on a dogtra to make the difference in 1 different level on a TT. I have the TT pro 500 and when it is on a 6 it is much more hot than the dogtra on 127.
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    I run Gunner between 65 - 75. I may turn it down a tad for water work 45 - 50 and line manners 25. I have used my friends TT when I left mine on the charger at home. We operate it at 4 to 4 1/2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Brewer View Post
    It sounds like a lot of stimulation but it takes about 10-12 levels on a dogtra to make the difference in 1 different level on a TT. I have the TT pro 500 and when it is on a 6 it is much more hot than the dogtra on 127.
    I completely disagree. IMO, 127 is MUCH hotter than a high 6 on a TT...that said, the stimulation is MUCH different. On a Dogtra the stim is a very rapid bump, bump, bump....on the TT it as a much slower bump...bump...bump...
    Either way the range problem on the OP's collar isnt solely the battery...it sounds like the antennae too...i'd bet if you gave their customer service a call they'd get you straight in a matter of minutes. They are an excellent company to work with and will take the extra step to make sure their customers are happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeOverby View Post
    I completely disagree. IMO, 127 is MUCH hotter than a high 6 on a TT...that said, the stimulation is MUCH different. On a Dogtra the stim is a very rapid bump, bump, bump....on the TT it as a much slower bump...bump...bump...
    Either way the range problem on the OP's collar isnt solely the battery...it sounds like the antennae too...i'd bet if you gave their customer service a call they'd get you straight in a matter of minutes. They are an excellent company to work with and will take the extra step to make sure their customers are happy.
    Yes, I fully intend to get this one fixed once I get my new Dogtra in a couple of weeks. I have had no problems with the Dogtra collar over the years (mostly used the pager) but noticed not working as well farther out at a higher level and is too inconsistent for training new concepts. It is also going dead quick. Paul, I did like the new Garmin you showed and may consider if the older Dogtra can't be fixed. Thanks for all your suggestions.
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