It works! Bought 2. We are still trying to figure everything out in it. Our dogs know it works. Chihuahua only needs the sound or vibration to let her know she's barked too much. Our pup cattle dog needs the shock (she's stubborn) to make her stop her bad habit and it's immediate stopping when she gets the shock (we tried it on ourselves it's not as cruel as people make it out to be) our Big dog Blue heeler only needs the vibration when she goes over board with barking. And she quits immediately. We live in a HOA neighborhood not everyone will love your pet like you do.
(Update below) Out of the box, it seemed to be OK. But be sure to save the box and packaging!
The receiver's a good size for 2 terriers and a Sheltie. Not too clunky. Battery life in the receiver isn't very good. Be sure to turn it off when not in use. The only way to charge either piece is with a USB charger (not included, altho a USB cable is), like you'd use on a phone or from your computer. The on/off switch on the receiver is a bit difficult to operate, and you will need to read thru the instructions carefully to get the hang of it and figure out what the lights mean. There is no light active when the unit is on. Controls on the transmitter are easy to understand once you read the manual. The tone and vibration got my terrier's and Sheltie's attention, so I didn't try the shock setting on them. I tried the shock setting on my own arm and it worked. Max range I used was maybe 40 feet.
So... The receiver on/off button could be better and the battery life in the receiver isn't especially good. I just got it and have used it only a few times. After I spend more time with it, I'll update this review.
Update. I still must not be using the receiver correctly because I can't tell if it's on or off and it mostly doesn't seem to work when I want it to. That may be the poor battery charging. I'd send it back but I threw the packaging a couple of days after getting it, so I guess I'm stuck. Downgraded the rating.
10/5/19. I've been using the collars with one remote for a while now and they do work for my terriers and sheltie. I've had to use the shock (on low) a couple of times now and that certainly gets their attention. It does take practice, but 3 collars can be used with one remote, using a selector switch. The dogs got used to having the collars on and behave a lot better now that without them. Had to trim the straps on the collars to fit - no big deal.
This is AMAZING.. my dog loves to hate this thing. She actually sits so I can put it on her.. the battery life is amazing. Been using it for about a week and still running on initial 2 hour charge. She starts to listen to my command the second I pick up the remote.. Most often.. If not ...it's the beep and that usually works cuz she knows the vibrate is next... She usually doesn't even get past me simply picking up the remote.. lol.. anyway the collar is nice . I keep it loosely fit because I'm not too worried about contact points.. she is a 9 month 90 lb Mastiff and starts to notice the "shock sensitivity at a level 6 or 7 Wich on my skin feels like a quick sharp pinch or burn/ tingle ... Barrable. .. Not torture level by any means.. I tried on myself at a level 14 and it made my whole arm jump...holy cow... I think a level 99 would blow the head off a smaller dog SERIOUSLY... NOT JOKING.. I honestly don't think anything that strong is absolutely necessary unless training elephants. That's why the 4 Stars.. other than that 5 ++ Stars for the price and function is a 5 Stars without a doubt
I've only briefly had this collar but my two dog training sessions have went extremely well and this product is very effective when used correctly with a leash for training the pet keywords like heel stay come and leave it. I watched some online YouTube Garmin e collar training videos before attempting to train my own pet.
One thing I would like to note early is the Silicon Comfort tips on the electrodes I assumed they were some sort of shipping protection and removed them initially when first testing out the collar and my pet was not happy with me. the collar works fine with the Silicon tips left over the electrodes and it is much more comfortable for the pet. less Zapp more tingle. I checked it out on myself and compared.
The shock strength range is very large and strong and I have had successful usage in sub 10 around the 4-7 range with silicon tips on a long haired sensitive husky. I think it comes out of the box set at 88 which is way too high in my opinion they should set it at 4 or 5. as far as the transmitter to receiver range it's published at 200m or 656 feet in the literature NOT 1000 feet as shown here on Amazon Hence -1 point on the review. I called the company to verify the printed range in the literature was correct before writing this review. Everything else seems pretty well made and works really well and is an excellent value for the price. fairly short range only a couple of football fields is my only gripe. I'd like to see a quarter mile min. preferably a half or 2600 feet out of it for twice the orice and I'd buy it tomorrow. but those ones are five times the price. for on property and on leash training this has more than sufficient range and for 40 bucks you can't beat it. Solid performer.
This has helped with my dog’s barking and coming when she isn’t listening. I usually only use the “beep”feature and sometimes the vibration of she’s really going nuts barking but don’t need the zap. Please check on yourself how it feels. I don’t know what the default was but I had it on my arm and it really hurt so I turned it way down. The battery lasts so long. My mom is charging hers daily and I charge this every few weeks because she doesn’t wear it daily. The first one we got the collar had a loose thread and ended up being a disaster and that thread turned into the whole end getting Shelby stuck on a bush, it was a mess. BUT their customer service was great. I contacted the company directly and they sent me just the collar part.
We purchased 2 of these. One to use and one as backup. Good thing because one will not hold a charge. We do basically like it as our 7 month old lab responds to it. Usually the buzz feature gets her attention. Shocking is a last resort. I like being able to set the degree of shock. The collar can be an issue as it slides loose and came off on several occasions. Overall we like it but it has some downsides. Update : We basically like this product however it has suddenly quit working. We have two of them. One as a backup. One had the plastic cover come off the charging port and perhaps died because water got in. (We have a lab who loves the lake) We used the second one which also has suddenly quit working. We love the features of this device but are currently searching for another brand with similar features. We need a reliable product.
Received the training collar and tried it out right away, it took a bit to get the fit right and getting the ends cleaned up. Only used it a couple times so far but when I did use it my pup responded right away. The biggest downside right now is that while it is very light, it is a bit larger than I expected and is a little too bulky on my 20lb pup right now. I expected the collar and remote to be a little smaller and streamlined than they are, maybe a future model will be more compact.
Well, for $40 it is a decent E collar. I’ve used different E collars, and based on my experience this collar falls a little short on receiver response. It takes a fraction longer from when the remote is pressed (shock/vibrate/beep) to send the signal to the receiver. This is really the only major downside to this E collar. I’ve tested at approx 5 ft, 10 ft and 20 ft; and receiver response is a little delayed compared to other E collars that I have used. However, those other E collar that I have used with instant response or transmit the signal instantly are more expensive. The shock level 0-99 is very good. My Malinois requires a 40-50 to get his attention; every dog is different and has a different threshold. A 20-30 shock level doesn’t even tickle my Malinois. I like the all features on the remote, but wished the remote was smaller. It is very light weight and I am concern about it’s durability; it feels cheap compared to more expensive E collar remotes I have used. The remote is not water resistant. For the collar itself, I can understand some reviewers frustration with it coming loose during use. I’ve read the reviews before making this purchase so I came up with a solution when I received this E collar. My solution was to sew the extra length onto the other parts of the collar with strong thread; this keeps it from loosening at all and will still allow me to adjust the size by just cutting the thread and sew again. Not a big deal. The receiver is not bulky like many others. The new design is nice and looks much better. I’m not sure about it’s durability for working dogs; dogs that spend a lot of time with their owners fishing, hunting, and other sports. The receiver is light and has a hollow feel to it. But I’m sure dogs that spend a lot of time indoors or spend a few mins here and there at a dog park would not have any issues. In terms of durability, I would have to use it longer in order to provide a fair review. Battery life is good so far. I used it all morning; beeps, vibration and shocks. It’s hard to say with only 5-6 hrs of continuous use how good battery life is. For the price, I would buy this E collar again. I believe it is definitely worth $40 compared to many others. If the company was to improve receiver response and make the remote water proof, I would not mind paying $70-80 for this E collar. Again, I have experience with other E collars and I hope this review will help others who are doing their research before making a purchase.
Pros: The tiered correction system works well. Step 1 is the use of the alarm, Step 2 is the use of the Vibration, and step 3 is the use the static feedback (which has a feedback strength between 1 and 100). The remote works as a good distance and the locking feature on it ensures you do n issue a correction where it's not needed. The alarm correction is normally all that is needed. Battery life so far has been very good. Cons: The strap is difficult to adjust and has a tendency to loosen over time. The tiered adjustment for static ramps up very fast. For a large dog I personally wouldn't go over level 15. If you're not willing to test it on your own neck, then don't use the static charge on your dog's neck.
Overall, it’s a very good product that does what it’s supposed to. A few things could make it better for me: 1. The adjustable strap that goes around my dog’s neck gets looser every day so I often have to readjust its length 2. It would be nice to have raised-touch buttons that mimic the function of the button so I know which one to press without looking at the remote (similar to things made for blind people) 3. The remote is way too big for carrying it comfortably or in the pocket; the receiver on the neck could be smaller, too. 4. There is not a way to adjust the intensity of the vibration or the beep function using the knob. The things that I do like about this device are: 1. Waterproof function 2. Works on my dog without much stimulation or aggression- beep and vibration are the best, and shock is delivered from slight to max intensity. 3. Decent battery life.