which e-collars for a Pointer?

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which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by Shimmie » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:40 am

i've been considering the use of an e-collar. we've open country and this e. Pointer can really cover some ground.

my first choice is: the SportDog 1225. it is 3/4mile and It comes out of the box set up in MODE-1 (an 8-level continuous + 8-level momentary stimulation one dog collar with a separate tone button), but it can easily be changed into 7 different modes with different button configurations. http://www.gundogsupply.com/sportdog-12 ... 1-dog.html could someone give me a good or bad review of the Sportdog or even this model?

i've looked at some longer ranging e-collars in the same price range but they don't allow one to add collars. here is a Sportdog model w/ 1.5 mile range. http://www.lcsupply.com/SportDog-ProHun ... fo/PH2400/

i've also looked at the bestseller with only 1/2 mile range. this allows more collars to be added. Tritronics basic G3. but i'd like more than 0.5 mile range. http://www.gundogsupply.com/tri-tronics ... basic.html

looking for reviews of people who have used these collars personally. mostly, do they break down? do people have to send them back for repair?

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by Shimmie » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:26 pm

Just bought the SportDog 1825.

i'll use the George HIckox videos

thanks for the suggestions. i spoke to DT systems, and several other mfg'ers. i felt most comfortable with the SportDog guarantee and the vendor, Lyon Country Supply.

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by GUNDOGS » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:57 pm

i bought the UPLAND SPECIAL G3 EXP last month, havent used it yet though.....ruth
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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by CHJIII » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:33 pm

TT Pro-100

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by Ryman Gun Dog » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:48 pm

Gentlemen,
We use the older 2000 Dogtra T&B collars most, we also use the new DT H20 T&B. Both work very very well.
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Post by kninebirddog » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:52 pm

CHJIII wrote:TT Pro-100
Ditto to a month old post
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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by nikegundog » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:03 pm

I was at a local Gander Mountain and they were closing out the TT G3 Upland with the old beeper for $350 cheapest I have seen. I believe they normally go for around $500. I picked up the TT field 90 for $240.

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by displaced_texan » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:32 pm

I've had GREAT success with the Tritronics products. I use nick most of the time, so I have a Pro 200.
I have English Pointers because they don't ever grow up either...

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by nikegundog » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:11 pm

displaced_texan wrote:I've had GREAT success with the Tritronics products. I use nick most of the time, so I have a Pro 200.
If you go this route by the Flyway not the Pro 200, they are the same exact unit except for the sticker, that "pro" sticker costs an extra $30.

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by Aries » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:12 am

kninebirddog wrote:
CHJIII wrote:TT Pro-100
Ditto to a month old post
Double Ditto :P

I got a new TT Pro 100 for under $400 8)

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by Shimmie » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:01 am

it was suggested i use a "whoa pole" by a very experienced person. i don't take this suggestion lightly. he said i should use a real whoa pole rather than a tree or park bench.

i have been using a tree in the back yard. what am i missing? what is not provided by the backing of a tree vs a whoa pole?

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Re: which e-collars for a Pointer?

Post by gspmo1 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:45 am

Shimmie wrote:Just bought the SportDog 1825.

i'll use the George HIckox videos

thanks for the suggestions. i spoke to DT systems, and several other mfg'ers. i felt most comfortable with the SportDog guarantee and the vendor, Lyon Country Supply.
I have the Sportdog 1850 couldn't be more happy with it!

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