Dogtra Remote Trainers & E Collars Reviews Guide

 

Dogtra offers a very wide range of high quality dog training systems – all with different features and uses.

It’s fair to say there is a lot of to consider if you plan to look through them all.

To make things a heck of a lot quicker and easier for you, we’ve put together this Dogtra Remote Trainer & E Collar Reviews Guide.

You can find all the Dogtra remote e collar training models and their main features, along with a link to an in depth review of them all, all in the one place.

Let’s take a closer look at them!

 

(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 Remote Trainer & E Collar Reviews Guide

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing one of the more popular Dogtra models here – the 1900S:

 

The full list of Dogtra E Collars we have summarised below are the:

Dogtra 1900S

Dogtra 1900S Black Edition

Dogtra 1900S Wetlands

Dogtra 1902S

Dogtra ARC

Dogtra ARC Handsfree

Dogtra ARC Wetlands

Dogtra 280C

Dogtra 282C

Dogtra 200C

Dogtra 202C

Dogtra Combo

Dogtra EDGE

Dogtra EDGE RT

Dogtra 2300NCP Expandable

Dogtra 3500NCP Super-X

Dogtra 3502NCP Super-X

Dogtra iQ Plus

Dogtra iQ CLiQ

Dogtra Pathfinder (a 2 in 1 tracking AND training system)

Dogtra 2500 T&B Training and Beeper (2 in 1 beeper and training system)

Dogtra 2502 T&B Training and Beeper (2 in 1 beeper and training system)

 

Dogtra 1900S

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

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

For dogs 35 lbs and over

Batteries charge in 2 hours

Collar fits most medium to extra large and Giant dogs

Dogtra 1900S Review

 

Dogtra 1902S

The main thing is that the 1902S is built/designed to control and train 2 dogs from the one handheld remote instead of one dog

You get an extra orange colored collar and receiver for your second dog

The handheld remote also features a slightly different layout/design with a second set of orange color coded buttons one the front and side of the remote to control and train your second dog

Apart from these differences, the 1902S maintains the same features as the original 1900S.

Dogtra 1902S Review

 

Dogtra 1900S Black Edition

The four main differences between the 1900S and Black edition 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 Black Edition Review

 

Dogtra 1900S Wetlands

There’s only one main difference between the 1900S and the Wetlands 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 Wetlands Review

 

Dogtra ARC

A dog collar training system that comes with a handheld remote and a collar training device

Designed for Regular to advanced dog owners and trainers

Delivers low to medium static stimulation – intended for soft to medium temperament dogs

Has 127 different levels of static stimulation

Has both nick/temporary and continuous static shock options

Comes with a vibration training option too (that can be used instead of static)

Has a 3/4 mile range from remote to collar device

System is expandable to control up to 2 dogs from the same remote

Has rapid charge batteries that charge in 2 hours

For dogs 15 lbs and up

Dogtra ARC Review

 

Dogtra ARC Handsfree

The main differences between the ARC and the Handsfree are:

This Handsfree model is designed for field operation

You get an extra remote controller and flexible strap that you buckle around your hand or wrist.

The handsfree remote controller is fingertip controlled and gives you the freedom to multitask and have discrete control during field operation, making it perfect for hunting dogs and police K9 professionals, or other training professionals

With the fingertip remote controller, you don’t have to hold onto the hand operated remote, which still comes with this kit

The last main difference is that the Handsfree only has a capacity of one dog, whereas the standard ARC can control up to 2 dogs from the same transmitter if you purchase an additional collar receiver device

So, if you have a need to multi task, can’t or don’t want to hold onto the handheld transmitter remote, fingertip control appeals to you, and you only have one dog to train or control, the Handsfree might be a better option than the standard ARC.

Apart from that, the main features from the standard ARC model are the same on the ARC Handsfree.

Dogtra ARC Handsfree Review

 

Dogtra ARC Wetlands

The main differences between the ARC and ARC Wetlands are:

The Wetlands models has a high finish camouflage dog collar strap/device along with camouflage accents on the handheld transmitter. 

The system as a whole is better for hunters like Wetland hunters who want camo on the handheld and collar device

The Wetlands e collar can only accommodate up to one dog on the handheld transmitter, whereas the standard ARC model can control up to 2 dogs if you purchase an additional collar device separately

So, if you’re a hunter or you will be using the e collar in an environment where camo is beneficial compared to the black finish of the standard ARC model, and you only have one dog to control/train at a time, the Wetlands might be a better option.

Apart from that, the main features from the standard ARC model are the same on the ARC Wetlands.

Dogtra ARC Wetlands Review

 

Dogtra 280C

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

Batteries are 2 hour rapid charge battteries

Available in a 2 dog system – the 282C

Dogtra 280C Review

 

Dogtra 282C

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

Dogtra 282C Review

 

Dogtra 200C

A compact/small dog collar training system – comes with a handheld remote and collar device

For dogs 10 lbs and up

Designed for basic obedience training and entry level field work

Has 100 different levels of low to medium static stimulation controllable from a dial on the front of the remote

Has both continuous and momentary static stimulation options

Has vibration training option

1/2 a mile range between remote and collar receiver

Has 2 hour quick charge batteries

Dogtra 200C Review

 

Dogtra 202C

The 202C is simply a 2 dog system of the 200C, so it comes with essentially all the same features.

Specifically with the 202C, 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

Dogtra 202C Review

 

Dogtra Combo

Has a 1/2 mile from the handhled remote to the collar receiver device

Has a dial on the front of the remote with 8 different static stimulation levels

Remote has default low and medium static power output buttons

Has a static ‘boost control’ system where when you combine pushing the low and medium static buttons, you get a high static stimulation delivered. So, every level of the static dial has 3 of it’s own levels to it – a low, medium and high level (high is the boost option)

Has both temporary/nick and continuous static stimulation static options available

Has a vibration training option

Has a sound/tone training option

Has 2 hour rapid charge batteries

Handheld and remote are compact/small for smaller dogs

For dogs as small as 10 lbs

Dogtra Combo Review

 

Dogtra EDGE

A premium type of dog e collar system designed for dog owners and trainers that need advanced features, like customizability, expandability, and durability.

Specifically designed for pet training, hunting, hounds, K9, and serious amateurs. 

Expandable to be able to train/control up to 4 dogs from the same remote if you purchase separate Edge add on collars

Remote comes with color coded buttons for different dogs

Has a 1 mile range from handheld remote to collar receiver

Has two sets of stimulation levels you can choose from, and you can interchange between them

Has 127 different static levels you can choose from on the R dial on the remote

Also has a S Dial with 8 different stimulation levels

Static output power level is between low to high – which you can use for soft to harder/more stubborn temperament dogs

Has 2 hour rapid charge batteries

Has both nick (temporary) and constant stimulation options

Also has a vibration training option

For Dogs as Small as 35 lbs.

System Has a Platinum Limited Lifetime Warranty

Dogtra EDGE Review

 

Dogtra EDGE RT

A premium type of dog e collar system designed for demanding training environments and complex training. For professional trainers or a serious amateur.

Expandable to be able to train/control up to 3 dogs from the same remote if you purchase separate Edge RT add on collars

Has a 1 mile range from handheld remote to collar receiver

Has a Selector Dial with 8 different stimulation levels to choose from

Static output power level is between low to medium by default

Has the ability to combine the low and medium static buttons to deliver a boosted high power static stimulation – so there’s a low, medium and high intensity to each of the 8 different stim levels

Has 2 hour rapid charge batteries

Has both nick (temporary) and constant stimulation options

Also has a vibration training option

For Dogs as Small as 35 lbs.

System Has a 2 Year Limited Warranty

Dogtra EDGE RT Review

 

Dogtra 2300NCP Expandable

A 1 or 2 dog e collar dog training system including mainly a handhled remote and a collar receiver

Designed for all types of dog training, and especially for advanced level pet training, competition training, Police K-9 work, or any types of hunting

Has a 3/4 mile from the handhled remote to the collar receiver device

Has 127 different levels of low to high static stimulation controllable from a dial on top of the remote

Has both continuous and momentary static stimulation options

Has vibration training option

Has 2 hour quick charge batteries

For dogs as small as 35lbs

Expandable to 2 dogs being controlled on the same remote, if you purchase an extra collar receivier (the 2300NCP model collar receiver)

Dogtra 2300NCP Expandable Review

 

Dogtra 3500NCP Super-X

An e collar dog training system that at it’s core comes with a handheld remote, and a collar receiver

For use in extreme conditions at extreme ranges. Specifically it’s for advanced pet dog training, hunting, performance, and K9.

Has a 1 mile range from the remote to the collar receiver

For use on dogs 35lbs and larger/heavier

Has 127 different static stimulation (shock) levels to choose from which you control from the remote dial

The static stimulation has both constant, and temporary (nick) options

The power output by default for the static stimulation is low to high

There is also a toggle switch that gives you the choice to toggle between lower (mild), and higher (regular) power output

The system also comes with a vibration option 

Batteries are 2 hour quick charge batteries

Dogtra 3500NCP Super-X Review

 

Dogtra 3502NCP Super-X

The main difference is that the 3502NCP allows you to control up to 2 dogs from the same handheld remote, whereas the 3500NCP allows you to control only 1 dog.

The 3502NCP also:

Has color coded buttons on the handheld remote that help you in seeing which dog you are controlling

Comes with a second collar receiver that is a brighter orange collar, compared to the standard black collar

Dogtra 3502NCP Super-X Review

 

Dogtra iQ Plus

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

400-yard range from the handheld remote to the collar receiver

For dogs 10lbs and up

Has 2 hour rapid charge batteries

Dogtra iQ Plus Review

 

Dogtra iQ CLiQ

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

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

For dogs 10lbs and larger

Has replaceable coin lithium batteries

Dogtra iQ CLiQ Review

 

Dogtra Pathfinder 

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)

TRACKING

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

TRAINING

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 Review

 

Dogtra 2500 T&B Training and Beeper

Designed for serious upland hunters, and bird dogs

Has a 1 mile range of control from handheld remote to collar receiver

Has a beeper horn that is built into the collar

Beeper tones come in low to high, and are adjustable

There are 3 beeper modes – Run/Point, Point Only and Locate

There is also a static stimulation training option (shock) with 127 different levels (you control the static level with the dial on the remote)

The power output of the static comes in low to high – for soft to harder temperament dogs

The static stimulation can deliver both temporary (nick) and constant options

The collar system as a whole is for dogs 35lbs and up

There are 2 hour quick charge batteries in the handheld and receiver

Dogtra 2500 T&B Training and Beeper Review

 

Dogtra 2502 T&B Training and Beeper

The 2502 allows you to control and train 2 dogs from the handheld remote, whilst the 2500 allows only one dog.

The 2502T&B also:

Has color coded buttons on the handheld remote that help you in seeing which dog you are controlling

Comes with a second collar receiver that is a different color to the other collar

Dogtra 2502 T&B Training and Beeper Review

 

Dogtra Remote Trainer & E Collar Comparisons

Dogtra 1900S vs 2300NCP Comparison Guide

Dogtra 1900S vs ARC Comparison Guide

Dogtra 200C vs 280C Comparison Guide

Dogtra EDGE vs Garmin PRO 550 Comparison

Dogtra EDGE vs EDGE RT Comparison

Garmin Astro vs Dogtra Pathfinder Comparison

Dogtra Pathfinder vs Garmin Alpha Comparison

 

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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