Dogtra 1900S Reviews: Standard, Black Edition, & Wetlands

 

In this Dogtra 1900S Review guide, we assess the three e collar dog training systems offered by Dogtra.

We look at the differences and features of each remote training collar and handheld system.

Overall, Dogtra offers one of the best dog training collars on the market in the Standard edition, but in this review we take a look at it’s exact pros and cons, and which owners and dogs it might be best for.

Let’s take a closer look at it!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

Dogtra 1900S 

You can go straight to viewing the Dogtra systems here if you like:

1900S Standard

**You can purchase long contact points for the collar separately (only short contact points come with the system) – Dogtra Stainless Steel Contact Points (on Amazon) 

 

Black Edition

 

Wetlands

**You can purchase long contact points for the collar separately (only short contact points come with the system) – Dogtra Stainless Steel Contact Points (on Amazon) 

 

If you want to look at some of Dogtra’s other remote training collars, you can read this guide.

 

Dogtra 1900S: Reviews

Standard Dogtra 1900S

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Features

Designed for the most demanding conditions, and for serious amateurs and professional trainers in pet obedience, hunting, competition trials, and K-9. 

Overall, it is high quality, and when assessing it for the features it does have, it is one of the best dog training collar systems on the market

Has 3/4-mile range

Is fully waterproof (waterproof certified to IPX9K)

Has 127 different levels of static stimulation/shock for the most sensitive through to the most stubborn dogs

Control the static stimulation level through an easy to twist dial

Has both nick (temporary) and continuous static stimulation/shock options

Comes with a vibration option

Has an LCD display on the handheld remote which has an illuminated blue background – good for darker conditions

For dogs 35 lbs and over

Comes with a belt clip for the handheld remote

Batteries charge in 2 hours

Comes with short contact points only

Collar fits most medium to extra large and Giant dogs

Dogtra does a Black Edition with increased range and LED lighting – check out the Dogtra 1900S Black Edition here.

Dogtra does a Wetlands edition of the 1900S for wetland hunters – check out the Dogtra 1900S Wetlands Edition here.

 

Drawbacks

Not for dogs smaller than 35lbs

Doesn’t have a tone/sound training mode (only static and vibration)

Comes with short contact points only – you’ll have to buy long contact points separately for longer hair breeds

Designed for controlling only one dog at a time. You can’t control or train multiple dogs from the one handheld remote like you can with the SportDOG or Garmin models

Despite these drawbacks, overall, this is a very very high quality dog training collar system.

 

Where To View

View the Dogtra 1900S E Collar on Amazon

 

Dogtra 1900S Black Edition

What Makes The 1900S Black Edition Different To Standard 1900S Model?

The four main differences are:

Increased range of control from handheld remote to collar device to 1 mile (the 1900S is only 3/4 mile)

Added blue LED lights on the collar device and the LCD screen on the handheld remote so you can see your dog and the LCD display in darker conditions

A black matte finish on the handheld and collar device

Increased price

 

With this is mind, it’s better for people that need increased range, and might be using the collar in darker conditions either early in the morning or later at night.

Apart from these differences, the 1900S black maintains the same features as the original 1900S

 

Dogtra 1900S Wetlands

What Makes The 1900S Wetlands Different To Standard 1900S Model?

There’s only one main difference which is:

It is coated in a camouflaged pattern for wetland hunting.

 

It’s ideal for waterfowl hunters and those going into similar environments where camouflage is beneficial. 

Apart from these differences, the 1900S Wetlands maintains the same features as the original 1900S

 

Dogtra 1900S: Buyer’s Guide

Since we outlined the differences of the Black Edition and Wetlands models above, the info below is for the standard model …

 

What Is The Dogtra 1900S Designed For?

The most demanding conditions

Serious Amateurs and Professional Trainers in pet obedience, hunting, competition trials, and K-9. 

 

Who Might The Dogtra 1900S Be For?

Serious Amateurs and Professional Trainers in pet obedience, hunting, competition trials, and K-9. 

People who only need to train one dog from the handheld

People who only need static and vibration training modes

People with dogs over 35lbs

 

Who Might The Dogtra 1900S NOT Be For?

People who want a basic dog training collar for the backyard

People who want a cheap e collar

People with dogs under 35lbs

People who want a tone/sound training mode option

People who want to train or control multiple dogs from the one handheld remote

 

What Do You Get In The Dogtra 1900S Kit?

Transmitter

Receiver

Battery Charger and Splitter Cable

Test Light

Owner’s Manual

Gear Bag

 

It’s important to note that when not buying through Dogtra directly that you check the conditions of the return and warranty in case there is any issues with product.

Check with the seller, third party platform and/or Dogtra themselves.

 

Other E Collars & Remote Dog Training Dog Collars

You can read about some of the best overall e collars and remote dog training collars from different brands in this guide.

 

E Collar & Remote Dog Training Collar Buyers & FAQ Guide

You can read this guide which is an e collar and remote dog training collar buyers guide and FAQ guide.

In it, information is provided on the following:

What some of the best e collars might be

Factors to consider in deciding which e collar to buy

What the cost of an e collar is 

What size e collar to get

What is an e collar

Types of e collars

What is an e collar used for, and why use one

How to use an e collar

How to put an e collar on your dog

How to train a dog with an e collar

At what age to start using an e collar, and how long training takes

When you might consider using an e collar

Safety considerations for using an e collar

E collars vs bark collars

 

What Size E Collar/Remote Dog Training Collar Do I Get?

In terms of size of the e collar, you might look for two main things:

– The weight range of the collar i.e. it might say ‘for dogs 8lbs and over’

– The neck size that the collar fits i.e. it might say for dogs with neck sizes 6 to 28 inches

 

So:

– Find out the weight of your dog

– Measure their neck size and compare it to the collar strap length that the collar comes with

– And, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s sizing specifications for the e collar you want

 

Safety Considerations With A Remote Dog Training Collar

Safety is extremely important with a remote dog training collar.

Always always get your vet’s advice or the advice of an animal health and/or training expert – nothing is a substitute for professional advice.

Some general safety guidelines for using an e collar humanely might be:

Buy from a reputable company who put proper use of the e collar and the safety of the dog as a priority 

Read and follow the operating guide, instruction/safety manual and training guide that comes with the e collar system from the manufacturer for operation and safety instructions and guidelines

Pay attention to any warnings issued by the manufacturer

Monitor your dog’s response both mentally and physically to using an e collar. Take the collar off immediately and discontinue use of the system if you notice any negative implications or reactions

 

A good remote dog training collar that uses static stimulation should simply stimulate the muscle (to the point of reflex) to get the dog’s attention, but should not cause pain (it might be slightly annoying for the dog to act as a small deterrent – but shouldn’t cause pain or harm). It certainly shouldn’t cause a ‘sharp pain’ to the muscle or body. 

To get a safe stimulation level – you can always start from the lowest stimulation level, and work your way up to a level that gets the dog’s attention (such as changing body language when a stimulation, vibration or tone is administered) without any visible sign of pain or harm (such as yelping, or showing signs of stress).

A good e collar company should give you all the necessary safety, use and training instructions, and should have a dedicated customer service line to help when you being using the collar system.

The static stimulation function does not need to be used either – tone and vibrate training modes can be used instead.

Some owners like to even use their e collar as a temporary training tool, and may go back to using body or verbal commands once behaviors are reinforced (if suitable).

 

 

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