Great design, very compact.
I love this training collar, I’ll explain why I only gave it 4 stars in a second. The receiver unit, on the collar, is the smallest I’ve seen with this many features. I have Rottweilers and this is the 3rd training collar I have owned and the smallest. When it comes to things hanging around my dogs neck, smaller is definitely better.
The collar itself is sturdy and the clasp is easy to manipulate, the collar this is replacing had a horrible buckle/clasp and would come undone by it self. This one stays on securely. My dog is very active and loves to swim. Both the collar receiver and the hand held transmitter appear to be well sealed against water. The collar has been swimming but I haven’t submerged the transmitter yet.
The transmitter is well designed, smooth surfaces, ergonomic shape and easy to read LED display. It has 3 modes; tone, vibration and 15 levels of static stimulation. I love the vibration mode! If my dog doesn’t respond to the tone the vibration does the trick, I very seldom need the static stimulation (but with a Rot it’s nice to have available when in public). The unit comes with extra prongs (longer to penitrate thicker coats), extra rubber covers for the charger openings (this is a nice surprise since I always manage to tear one off), easy to understand directions and a wrench/tool that includes a test light to check the operation of the stimulation setting without zapping yourself and a charging cord with 2 plugs so you can charge the collar and transmitter on 1 cord. The unit can also be paired with a second collar when working with 2 dogs.
Ok now to why I only gave it 4 stars - due to the design of the portion of the collar that the prongs are mounted to, the charging plug does not go all the way into the collar receiver (see photo). I am a bit rough on equipment and I am afraid I may break the plug portion off accidentally. Other than that this is a 5 Star product, I love it (so much better than the other 2 I have owned) and I would highly recommend it!
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