At Sporting Dog Pro, we try not to play favorites, but we do have a few. Here's a quick list of some of our top picks based on our experience, observations, and feedback from other dog handlers to help assist you in determining the right e-collar system for you. Be sure to refer to the additional sections of our 2011 Buyers Guide for more information specific to your interest.
Upland hunters require precision. Not only in their accurately trained dogs, but in the equipment that got them there. To help you find that right e-collar trainer for you and your dog, Sporting Dog Pro has compiled a list of what we know works. Take a moment to look at our Upland favorites this year.
Waterfowlers enjoy the harshest of elements, just like their retrieving companions. Fortunately, there are a handful of training and e-collar systems that can withstand those elements and are designed specifically for you and your water dog.
Hound hunters are not to be over looked, and we know first hand the demands they put on their equipment. For the roughest terrain or a simple way to handle multiple dogs, here are some of our recomended picks.
The days of wasting hours looking for our gun dogs in the field or trying to triangulate their position with old school radio collars have come to an end. Technology has finally caught up with our sporting dogs and made it easy for us to find them and track their progress throughout the day. Track up to 12 dogs from one handheld device. Take a peak at our new high end precision dog tracking systems.
Whether at the gun store or the grocery store, we understand the importance of managing cost and usually shop with a price range in mind. We believe in getting you exactly what you need -- a training collar system with the right options, durable enough for your application, and able to grow with your dog to provide long lasting service. Sometimes only the best will do, other times you just need a simple "quick fix" before moving on. To help you choose, here are some of our favorite and most popu...
Range is a definite consideration when choosing a Dog Training E-Collar. The range you need may vary depending on the application. For example, a hound hunter may need the range up a couple of miles, while most bird hunters are fine within a mile range. Waterfowl dogs are seldom far from their trainers and may be just fine with a range of less than a half mile, and yard and field trainers can get by with even less than that.
Pro Trainers are in a class all their own. Basically, they're full time dog handlers, and they use their equipment every day. Dependable and accurate results are expected every time. If your a pro, or you just need to train like one, here are several dog training collars we recommend.
One of the larger needs expressed by many is the ability to manage multiple dogs at once. This could be either from a professional training standpoint, where you're working several dogs at once, or from packing hounds during the hunting seasons. Whichever the case, you don't want to fill your pockets with transmitters; you need a multi-dog collar system that allows you to quickly and effectively switch from one dog to another.
Not all E-collars are equal. Each have a unique purpose geared to your dogs individual needs. As you probably have noticed, there are contrasting differences between stimulation level and control from one e-collar to the next. “Stimulation” is the modern word for “getting your dog’s attention”. Some collar systems range from only 1 to 6 levels, while others range up to 127 different levels. This doesn’t mean that one collar is significantly stronger...
Training and obedience are essential in making your dog a friend for life. Whether learning basic commands, or correcting a nuisence problem, our dog training tools can make the difference in the overall experience with your family dog. Take a look at the variety of training collars we offer.