Dogtra have a couple of dog tracking collar systems available.
Specifically, they have the Pathfinder and Pathfinder TRX models.
In this Dogtra GPS & Tracking Collar Reviews Guide, we’ve summarised each of those models by listing their main features, and also linked you to detailed individual reviews of each.
It should make it very easy for you to see which model best suits your needs.
Let’s check them both 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 GPS & Tracking Collar Reviews Guide
- A ‘2 in 1’ dog training e collar, and GPS tracking collar
- The system’s main components are a collar receiver, a handheld remote – that work with a Pathfinder app you download to your existing smartphone (you need your own smart phone to use it)
- The Pathfinder app comes with a map and compass for tracking, and an e collar program for training
- The handheld remote to collar receiver has a 9 mile range (with MURS band)
- The smartphone to handheld remote has a 33ft range (with bluetooth)
- You can use the app without using data – your phone can be in offline mode
- The Pathfinder app gives you access to Google Maps™ with satellite and terrain views and the ability to track up to 21 dogs or hunters, share locations, playback data and create customizable Geo-Fence alerts.
- You get a two-second update rate and a powerful zoom capability on the app
- There is an option to go into ‘tracking only’ mode on the app
- Refer to the ‘how does the tracking technology work with my phone’ section in the buyer’s guide below for more information. For full information – check out the official Pathfinder product manual
- To add more dogs to the system (expandable up to a maximum of 21), you can purchase separate additional Pathfinder add on collar receivers
- The Pathfinder system is UKC events approved
- All of the e collar training functions are found and used within the Pathfinder app on your smartphone
- There is a static stimulation (shock) training option
- You get 100 different levels of stimulation output that you control with a slider on your phone
- You can use temporary (nick) or constant stimulation
- The power output on the stimulation ranges from low to high, so you can use it on soft up to harder/more stubborn temperament dogs
- There is also a tone/audible training option
Dogtra Pathfinder TRX
- System that functions with a collar receiver, a handheld remote, and your existing smartphone (has to be compatible)
- It is a GPS tracking collar system intended for most working, hunting and competitive situations.
- One of the best features is that it works with using cellular data in offline map mode (once you’ve downloaded the Pathfinder app), and you don’t need to purchase any additional programs
- The Pathfinder app includes free maps and a compass
- The range from your smart phone to the handheld remote/connector is 33 feet, via bluetooth
- The range from the handheld remote/GPS connector to the collar receiver is 9 miles, via a MURS band
- The app has a 2 second update rate, location sharing, a geo fence option and offline maps and compass
- The batteries are 3.5 hour rapid charge batteries
- The system is approved for AKC and UKC events
- You can expand the system to track up to 21 dogs as long as you purchase add on TRX collars separately
Dogtra Pathfinder Comparison Guides
- Garmin Astro vs Dogtra Pathfinder Comparison Guide
- Garmin Alpha vs Dogtra Pathfinder Comparison Guide
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