Dogtra 280C & 282C Reviews Guide


Below, we’ve put together a Dogtra 280C and 282C e collar reviews guide.

We’ve outlined the main features of these collars, as well as outlined the difference between them.

We then consider who these e collars may and may not be for.

Let’s check them out!


(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)

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Dogtra 280C & 282C Reviews Guide

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**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) 


Dogtra 280C: Review

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A small/compact handheld remote and collar device dog training system

It is intended for basic obedience or field training where you need a reduced size receiver/collar

For dogs as small as 10lbs

The collar delivers Low-Medium stimulation – so it’s for soft to medium temperament dogs

Has 127 different level of static stimulation available to choose from on a dial

Has 1/2 mile range from handheld transmitter to collar receiver

Has nick and constant static stimulation options available

Also has a vibration training mode

Has an LCD screen so you can see the static level and battery level

Batteries are 2 hour rapid charge battteries

Collar and handheld are waterproof

Comes with a belt clip

Available in a 2 dog system – the 282C



Not for larger dogs

Doesn’t have a high power static output

Not for more advanced owners, trainers or professionals – there are better remote collars available

No tone/sound training option




What Is The Dogtra 280C Designed For?

It’s designed for basic obedience or field training where you need a reduced size receiver/collar for a smaller dog.


Who Might The Dogtra 280C Be For?

Those undertaking basic obedience or field training where you need a reduced size receiver/collar for a smaller dog.

Dogs as small as 10lbs 

Soft to medium temperament dogs

Those looking to train with static and vibration only

Those looking for a 1 dog training system


Who Might The Dogtra 280C NOT Be For?

Advanced trainers or professionals

Those with large and extra large dogs

Hard or stubborn temperament dogs that are harder to train and need high levels of static stimulation

Those looking for a tone/sound training option

Those looking to train with 2 or more dogs on the same handheld remote


Dogtra 282C: Review

The 282C is simply a 2 dog system of the 280C, so it comes with essentially all the same features.

Specifically with the 282C, the differences are:

You can control 2 dogs from the handheld remote

You get an extra collar receiver for your second dog – the collar is orange

The handheld remote comes with a second set of color coded buttons to control your second dog from

You get a second splitter cable for the second collar receiver


As a summary and a reminder, the 282C might be good for you if:

You are undertaking basic obedience or field training where you need a reduced size receiver/collar for a smaller dog.

Your dogs are as small as 10lbs 

You have soft to medium temperament dogs

You need static and vibration training modes only

You want the capacity to train up to two dogs on the same remote


The 280C and the 282C are built on the premise to be a small and compact dog collar training system.


Dogtra Buyer’s Guide

Other Dogtra E Collars

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


Other Brands Of 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



– 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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