In this Dogtra IQ Plus & iQ CliQ Review,s Guide we summarise the most important information about these compact dog e collar training systems.
The Dogtra IQ Plus in particular is designed for basic obedience training, for softer temperament dogs 10lbs and up, and is expandable to train up to 2 dogs from the same remote.
One of the things that makes the CliQ unique is that is comes with an in built clicker in the remote for clicker training. It won’t suit everyone though because it doesn’t come with vibration and sound/tone training options, and it doesn’t have rechargeable batteries for example.
We look at the full list of features, pros and cons of these e collars in this review guide, as well as consider who they might be best for.
Let’s check it 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 IQ Plus & iQ CLiQ Reviews Guide
You can go straight to viewing the Dogtra e collars here:
The additional collar for the IQ Plus is the Dogtra IQ Plus Add On Collar (on Amazon)
The longer Dogtra contact points for longer fur dogs are Dogtra Stainless Steel Contact Points (on Amazon)
*NOTE: you can one additional collar to train up to 2 dogs from the remote – iQ CLiQ Additional Receiver Collar (on Amazon)
If you want to look at some of Dogtra’s other remote training collars, you can read this guide.
Dogtra IQ Plus: Review
A small/compact basic dog e collar with handheld remote training system
For one or two dogs with a mild temperament that need basic obedience training and behavior management
The system is for one dog, but is expandable to train up to 2 dogs on the same remote (with the purchase of separate add on collar receivers
Has both static stimulation (shock) and vibration training options
Has both temporary (nick) and constant stimulation options
Has 100 different levels of static stimulation available
Outputs low power static stimulation for soft temperament dogs
Has a dial on the remote to change the stimulation levels – you can see the levels on the dial
The receiver/collar is waterproof
400-yard range from the handheld remote to the collar receiver
For dogs 10lbs and up
Has 2 hour rapid charge batteries
Handheld remote is not waterproof
Doesn’t have a sound/tone training option
Doesn’t have high static output power for harder temperament dogs
Doesn’t have a belt clip
Doesn’t have an LCD display on the remote/transmitter
What Is The Dogtra IQ Plus Designed For?
One or two dogs with a mild temperament that need basic obedience training and behavior management.
Who Might The Dogtra IQ Plus Be For?
People wanting to train one or two dogs
People that need a basic obedience training and behavior management e collar system
People that want a low static stimulation power output for soft temperament dogs
Dogs over 10lbs
Who Might The Dogtra IQ Plus NOT Be For?
People wanting an e collar for more than 2 dogs
People wanting an e collar with medium or high power output for medium to hard temperament dogs
People who want a sound/tone training option
Dogs under 10lbs
What Do You Get In The Dogtra IQ Plus Kit?
Battery Charger and Splitter Cable
Dogtra iQ CLiQ: Review
A compact/small dog e collar training system
Expandable to train up to two dogs from the same remote with the purchase of an additional add on collar
The range from the remote to the receiver is 100 yards
Has both static stimulation (shock), and clicker training features
The remote has a built in clicker
Has both nick (temporary) and pulsating (constant) static stimulation options
The static stimulation levels available are from 0-100
The static stimulation power output is low to medium for soft to medium temperament dogs
Has plastic contacts instead of steel contacts on the collar receiver
For dogs 10lbs and larger
The receiver/collar is fully waterproof (up to IPX7)
Has replaceable coin lithium batteries
The collar strap is detachable
The dial on the remote shows the static level and is where you control the stimulation level from
Batteries are replaceable, not rechargeable
No vibration or sound/tone training option
No belt clip
No high power output level available for static stimulation
No LCD screen on the remote to show the static level or battery level
What Is The Dogtra iQ CLiQ Designed For?
Basic training with static stimulation and clicker training modes.
Who Might The Dogtra iQ CLiQ Be For?
Owners and trainers looking for a basic training e collar device
People looking to train with static stim, or a clicker
People who don’t need high static stimulation power output for harder temperament dogs
Dogs 10lbs and up
Who Might The Dogtra iQ CLiQ NOT Be For?
Owners and trainers looking for an advanced e collar training system
People who want to train with vibration or tone/sound
People who need high power static stimulation output
Dogs under 10lbs
People who want rechargeable batteries
What Do You Get In The Dogtra iQ CLiQ Kit?
Detachable Collar Strap
4 Lithium Coin Batteries (CR 2032)
Other 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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