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)
Dogtra 280C & 282C Reviews Guide
You can go straight to viewing the Dogtra models here if you like:
- Dogtra 280C E Collar (on Amazon)
- Dogtra 282C E Collar (on Amazon) (note – although the product description might say 282NCP which is the old model, Dogtra should be sending out the new model 282C for this product)
**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
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
E Collar & Remote Dog Training Collar Buyers & 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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