Dogtra Remote Trainers, Tracking & GPS Collars, & 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)

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Dogtra Remote Trainers, Tracking & GPS Collars, & E Collars 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)

 

It’s worth noting that you can purchase long contact points for some of Dogtra’s remote training collars separately (only short contact points come with some systems) – Dogtra Stainless Steel Contact Points (on Amazon)

 

Dogtra 1900S (Standard)

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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) 

 

– Features

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

Is fully waterproof (waterproof certified to IPX9K)

For dogs 35 lbs and over

Batteries charge in 2 hours

Has an LCD display on the handheld remote which has an illuminated blue background – good for darker conditions

Comes with a belt clip for the handheld remote

Comes with short contact points only

Collar fits most medium to extra large and Giant dogs

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Not for dogs smaller than 35lbs

Doesn’t have a tone/sound training mode (only static and vibration)

Comes with short contact points only – you’ll have to buy long contact points separately for longer hair breeds

Designed for controlling only one dog at a time. You can’t control or train multiple dogs from the one handheld remote like you can with the SportDOG or Garmin models

Despite these drawbacks, overall, this is a very very high quality dog training collar system.

 

– What’s It Designed For

The most demanding conditions

Serious Amateurs and Professional Trainers in pet obedience, hunting, competition trials, and K-9. 

 

– Who Might It Be For

Serious Amateurs and Professional Trainers in pet obedience, hunting, competition trials, and K-9. 

People who only need to train one dog from the handheld

People who only need static and vibration training modes

People with dogs over 35lbs

 

– Who Might It NOT Be For

People who want a basic dog training collar for the backyard

People who want a cheap e collar

People with dogs under 35lbs

People who want a tone/sound training mode option

People who want to train or control multiple dogs from the one handheld remote

 

– What’s In The Kit

Transmitter

Receiver

Battery Charger and Splitter Cable

Test Light

Owner’s Manual

Gear Bag

 

It’s important to note that when not buying through Dogtra directly that you check the conditions of the return and warranty in case there is any issues with product.

Check with the seller, third party platform and/or Dogtra themselves.

 

Dogtra 1902S

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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) 

 

– Difference To The 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 (like the 1900S)

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 1900S Black Edition

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– Differences To 1900S Standard

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

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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) 

 

– Differences To 1900S Standard

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

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**You can buy an additional and separate dog training collar for the ARC if you have a second dog – Dogtra ARC Additional Receiver Collar, Orange (on Amazon)

 

– Features

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

System is fully waterproof

The remote has an LCD screen that displays the static level

The remote also has a 3 bar battery indicator that indicates when batteries are getting low

The remote has an easy to turn dial to control static level

Remote has color coded separate buttons to control/train your second dog

It’s important to make sure when you order your Dogtra Arc, that you make sure you have the full warranty from Dogtra if you are going through any third party sellers. A quick email or call to Dogtra should suffice to confirm this. Make sure you are aware of the return, shipment, repair, replacement policies, and the full conditions of any warranty or guarantee.

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Does not have high static stimulation (shock) output – only has low to medium

Not for training harder temperament or more stubborn dogs that don’t respond to this lower intensity static output

Does not have the option to train with tone/sound – only static and vibration modes

Does not come with long contact points (for long haired dogs) for the collar device – you have to purchase them separately (although they are pretty cheap)

 

– What It’s Designed For

Regular to advanced dog owners and trainers

All dog breeds with medium to soft temperaments

 

– Who Might It Be For

Those who are ok with low to medium static intensity

Those who only need to train with static and vibration modes

Regular to advanced dog owners and trainers

All dog breeds with medium to soft temperaments

Dogs 15 lbs and up

People who want to control up to 2 dogs from the same handheld remote

 

– Who Might It NOT Be For

Those who want high intensity static power for more stubborn or non responsive dogs

Those who want the ability to train with sound/tone

Those who want more than 3/4 of a mile range

Dogs under 15lbs

People looking to control/train more than 2 dogs from the same handheld remote

People on a budget

 

Dogtra ARC Handsfree

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– Difference Between 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

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– Difference Between ARC Wetlands & Standard ARC

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

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– Features

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

System is waterproof

Comes with short contact points

Handheld and remote are compact/small for smaller dogs

For dogs as small as 10 lbs

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Doesn’t come with a belt clip

Doesn’t come with long contact points

There is no LCD screen on the handheld remote showing the static level and the battery level

Not a 2 dog system – for 1 dog only

 

– What Its Designed For

It is designed for pet training, hunting dogs, police K9 professionals, and serious amateurs.

 

– Who It Might Be For

Those who are needing an e collar for pet training, hunting dogs, police K9 training, and advanced training

Those looking to train with static (shock), tone and vibration training modes

Those with dogs as small as 10lbs

Those looking for a 1 dog training e collar

Those with soft through to harder temperament dogs

 

– Who It Might NOT Be For

Those with dogs smaller than 10lbs

Those looking for an e collar with high power static output as default

Those who want a 2 dogs system 

 

Dogtra 2300NCP Expandable

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  • Dogtra 2300NCP E Collar (on Amazon) (this product description says 1 dog system, but it should be updated to the expandable 2 dog system – confirm with the seller before ordering just to be sure)

NOTE: You can buy a 2300NCP expandable collar from the Dogtra website.

 

– Features

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

Fully waterproof

Has an LCD on the front of the remote that allows you to see battery level and the static stimulation level

For dogs as small as 35lbs

Comes with a belt clip

It’s called an ‘expandable’ system because it is capable of controlling up to 2 dogs on the one remote.

You can purchase an extra collar receiver (the 2300NCP model collar receiver)

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Doesn’t come with a sound/tone training option

Not for dogs smaller than 35lbs

 

– What Is It Designed For

It’s 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.

 

– Who Might It Be For?

Most types of owners, from basic to advanced

For dogs 35 lbs and up

For soft to hard temperament dogs

For those looking to train with static and vibration modes

Those looking to train with a 1 or 2 dog system

 

– Who Might It NOT Be For?

Dogs smaller than 35lbs

Those looking to train with a tone/sound option

 

Dogtra 3500NCP Super-X

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– Features

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

Comes with a belt clip

The remote has an LCD display that shows you the static level, and the battery power level

The system is fully waterproof

 

– Potential Drawbacks

No tone/sound training option

For the price, some beacon lights in the collar would have been good

The 3500 is a 1 dog system. You will have to get the 3502 for training 2 dogs from the same remote

Not for dogs under 35lbs

 

– What It’s Designed For

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

 

– Who It Might Be For

People who want an e-collar for advanced pet dog training, hunting, performance, and K9. 

People who want a 1 mile range e collar

Dogs 35lbs and over

Soft to harder temperament dogs

People looking for a 1 dog e collar (see the 3502NCP for a 2 dog system)

Those who want to train with a vibration option

Those who want the option to switch between regular and a lower more mild power setting

 

– Who It Might NOT Be For

People looking for a basic e collar

People on a budget

People looking for a multiple dog e collar system

People looking to train with a sound/tone option

Dogs under 35lbs

 

Dogtra 3502NCP Super-X

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– Difference Between 3500NCP and 3502NCP

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

 

– Similarities Between 3500NCP and 3502NCP

As a summary of the main features of both collar training systems, they are:

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 

The remote has an LCD display that shows you the static level, and the battery power level

The system is fully waterproof

Batteries are 2 hour quick charge batteries

Comes with a belt clip

 

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 2500 T&B Training and Beeper

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– Features

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

There’s an LCD display on the handheld remote that shows you the static level, as well as the battery charge level

The system overall is waterproof

Comes with a belt clip

 

– Potential Drawbacks

The 2500 is for 1 dog only – it is not a multiple dog system

No vibration training option

 

– What It’s Designed For

It is designed for serious upland hunters, and bird dogs. 

The 2500 T&B is designed specifically for upland hunting, with it’s long range capability and in built beeper horn.

 

– Who It Might Be For

Upland hunters

Bird Dogs

Dogs over 35lbs

People who want the option to train with static stimulation

Those looking for an in-built beeper on the collar receiver

Long range hunters (1 mile range on the handheld)

 

– Who It Might NOT Be For

Those looking for a basic e collar system

Those looking for an advanced e collar system designed more for general training and not as much for hunting

Those looking for an e collar with a vibration option

Dogs under 35lbs

Those looking for a multi dog system

 

Dogtra 2502 T&B Training and Beeper

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– Difference From 2500, & Other Features

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

 

The 2502T&B comes with a transmitter, 2 Receivers, a Battery Charger and 2 Splitter Cables, a Test Light, an Owner’s Manual and a Carrying Case.

To recap what the 2502 T&B is designed for and it’s features:

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

There’s an LCD display on the handheld remote that shows you the static level, as well as the battery charge level

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

The system overall is waterproof

Comes with a belt clip

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

 

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

 

Dogtra Tracking & GPS Dog Collars – Reviews, Features & Comparisons

Aside from the basic remote training dog collars, there’s also tracking and GPS dog collars to consider.

Summaries of some of those tracking and GPS collars can be found below …

 

  • Dogtra Pathfinder

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You can get an add-on collar receiver which allows you to add more dogs to the system (up to a maximum of 21 dogs). They come in black, blue, green and orange colors – Dogtra Pathfinder Extra Collar (on Amazon).

 

– Features

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

 

OTHER FEATURES

The batteries are 3.5 hour quick charge batteries

The system is fully waterproof

It comes with a belt clip

Comes with Extendable Contact Points (5/8″ to 3/4″)

The system is expandable to 21 Dogs and Hunters

The system is for dogs 35lbs and up

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Doesn’t come with a vibration/pager training mode

The system can be dependent on your phone e.g. in hotter, or colder weather, if your phone has issues functioning, it will obviously effect the collar system as a whole

In more wooded or denser areas, you won’t get the 9 miles range

Some people might prefer a handheld device for the training component instead of using their smart phone – especially in cold weather when your hand can get cold

Sometimes some people have some issues syncing up the collars with the bluetooth – it takes more than a few minutes for them to do it properly rather than it happening instantly

Not for dogs smaller than 35lbs

 

– What Is It Designed For

Serious and advanced dog owners, hunters and trainers who want the ability to:

Track using a smartphone app GPS system/program

Train using an e collar system

 

– Who Might It Be For

Dog owners and hunters looking for a 2 in 1 e collar training, and GPS tracking system

People who want the ability to track their dogs and hunters

People who want to train with static stimulation and sound/audible options

People with a compatible smartphone

People looking for a system that is expandable up to 21 dogs

Dogs over 35lbs

Soft to hard temperament dogs

 

– Who Might It NOT Be For

People looking for a basic e collar 

People looking for a basic tracking GPS collar

People on a budget

People who want to train with a vibration option

People who want to train or track with multiple dogs and don’t want to buy additional collars

People who do not have a compatible or suitable smartphone for the Pathfinder app and Pathfinder system

Dogs less than 35lbs

 

– How Does The Technology Work With My Phone?

It works without cellular data (after you’ve downloaded the app) and there’s no extra navigation packages to purchase

You simply download the Pathfinder free maps app, and use it in conjunction with the collar receiver. Your phone can be in offline mode using no data

You get 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

 

Additional Notes:

– The Pathfinder App is compatible with iOS 8.1 and up, and Android 4.2 and up

– A device with Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is required to operate the Pathfinder.

– Location Sharing requires a separate GPS Connector per user

– It’s definitely worth reading the Pathfinder product manual in full before using

 

  • Dogtra Pathfinder TRX

The Dogtra Pathfinder TRX is the GPS tracking ONLY version of the Dogtra Pathfinder model that has both GPS tracking AND e collar training capabilities.

 

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If you refer, you can go straight to viewing the Dogtra Pathfinder TRX here:

You can get an add-on collar receiver which allows you to add more dogs to the system (up to a maximum of 21 dogs). They come in different colors – Dogtra Pathfinder TRX Extra Collar (on Amazon).

 

– Features

A 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 system is fully waterproof (GPS connector and collar)

You get a belt clip included 

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

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Doesn’t include stimulation or audible training modes like the standard Pathfinder – the TRX is a GPS tracking system only

The system can be dependent on your phone e.g. in hotter, or colder weather, if your phone has issues functioning, it will obviously effect the collar system as a whole

In more wooded or denser areas, you won’t get the 9 miles range

Some people might prefer a handheld device for the training component instead of using their smart phone – especially in cold weather when your hand can get cold

Sometimes some people have some issues syncing up the collars with the bluetooth – it takes more than a few minutes for them to do it properly rather than it happening instantly

Not for dogs smaller than 35lbs

 

– What Is It Designed For

It’s designed for most working, hunting and competitive/locating situations outdoors.

 

– Who Might It Be For

Working dogs, hunting dogs and competition dogs

Owners and hunters looking for a GPS tracking collar system only

People looking for a system that is expandable up to 21 dogs

People with a compatible and suitable smartphone

People that want a UKC and AKC approved GPS tracking collar

Dogs 35lbs and over

 

– Who Might It NOT Be For

People who want a standalone training e collar

People who want a 2 in 1 tracking and training GPS e collar

People on a budget when it comes to price

People with an incompatible smart phone

Dogs smaller than 35lbs

 

– How To Use It With A Phone

It works without cellular data (after you’ve downloaded the app) and there’s no extra navigation packages to purchase

You simply download the Pathfinder free maps app, and use it in conjunction with the collar receiver. Your phone can be in offline mode using no data

You get 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

 

Additional Notes:

– The Pathfinder App is compatible with iOS 8.1 and up, and Android 4.2 and up

– A device with Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is required to operate the Pathfinder.

– Location Sharing requires a separate GPS Connector per user

– It’s definitely worth reading the Pathfinder product manual in full before using

 

  • Dogtra Edge 

– View

*NOTE: you can add more dogs to the Edge remote by buying separate Edge collar devices – Dogtra Edge Add On Collars/Receivers In Black, Blue, Orange or Green (on Amazon)

 

– Features

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

Comes with a belt clip

System is fully waterproof

Comes with extendable collar contact points (5/8″ to 3/4″)

Remote has an LCD Screen that allows you to see the static level, and the battery level

Remote has Location Lights with 4 Selectable Colors

For Dogs as Small as 35 lbs.

System Has a Platinum Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Not for dogs smaller than 35lbs

For the price, an option to train with tone/sound would have been good

The extra collars (the system comes with 1) have to be purchased separately

Overall, a great premium type e collar with not many other drawbacks

 

– What It’s Designed For

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. 

 

– Who Might It Be For

Dog owners and trainers that need advanced features, like customizability, expandability, and durability.

People who want to undertake pet training, hunting, hounds, K9, and serious amateurs

Dogs 35lbs and over

People who want a system that can train up to 4 dogs on the one remote 

People who want to train with static/shock, and vibration

People who want a premium type e collar with lots of features

People with a higher budget 

 

– Who Might It NOT Be For

People who just want a basic training e collar

People on a low budget

People who only need to train 1 dog at a time

People with dogs under 35lbs

People who want to train with sound/tone

 

  • Dogtra Edge RT

– View

*NOTE: you can add more dogs to the Edge RT remote by buying separate Edge RT collar devices – Dogtra Edge Add On Collars/Receivers In Black, Blue or Green (on Amazon)

 

– Features

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

Remote comes with color coded buttons for different dogs

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

Comes with a belt clip

System is fully waterproof

Comes with extendable collar contact points (5/8″ to 3/4″)

Remote has color coded buttons for different dogs

For Dogs as Small as 35 lbs.

System Has a 2 Year Limited Warranty

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Not for dogs smaller than 35lbs

For the price, an option to train with tone/sound would have been good

The extra collars (the system comes with 1) have to be purchased separately

No LCD Screen that allows you to see the static level, and the battery level

Doesn’t have 127 different static levels like other Dogtra e collar systems have

Overall, a good premium type e collar for up to 3 dogs

 

– What’s It Designed For

Designed for demanding training environments and complex training. For professional trainers or a serious amateur.

 

– Who It Might Be For

People undertaking training in demanding environments and doing complex training.

Professional trainers or a serious amateur

Dogs 35lbs and over

People who want a system that can train up to 3 dogs on the one remote 

People who want to train with static/shock, and vibration

People who want a premium type e collar with lots of features

People with a higher budget 

 

– Who It Might NOT Be For

People who just want a basic training e collar

People on a low budget

People who want a 127 static level dog e collar system

People who only need to train 1 dog at a time

People with dogs under 35lbs

People who want to train with sound/tone

People who want low to high static power output as standard

People who want a lifetime warranty on the e collar

 

  • Dogtra Edge vs Edge RT Comparison

– Which To Get?

It depends on how many dogs you want to be able to add to the system, and the number of features and customisation you want in an e collar system.

Edge

The Edge can control up to 4 dogs on the one remote handheld and has more features + an additional 127 level static stimulation level system the Edge RT doesn’t have

 

Edge RT

The Edge RT can control up to 3 dogs, and has less features than the Edge. It also has only low and medium static power output by default (with a high power boost feature), whilst the Edge RT has low to high power output by default

 

– Differences

The main differences between the two dog e collar training systems are:

The Edge is expandable to train/control up to 4 dogs from the same handheld remote, whilst the Edge RT is expandable to train/control up to 3 dogs

The Edge requires additional add on Edge collar receivers for extra dogs whilst the Edge RT takes Edge RT collar receivers

The handheld remote layout and color coding/scheme is different on the Edge compared to the Edge RT

The Edge has a LCD screen on the remote that allows you to see the static stimulation level and battery level, whereas the Edge RT has no LCD screen

The Edge has two static systems – a 127 level static system and an 8 level static system. Each system in controllable by separate dials and can be interchanged to whenever you like. The Edge RT only has the 8 level static system available and one dial

By default, the Edge has low through to high static stimulation power output available for training. By default, the Edge RT has low to medium static stimulation power output available for training, but has the boost features for high power output by combining the low and medium static buttons at the same time

The Edge has a platinum lifetime warranty, whereas the Edge RT has a 2 year limited warranty

Overall the Edge is 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. The Edge RT is designed for advanced trainers and owners, but those looking for a simpler remote and collar receiver system with less features.

 

– Similarities

Similarities include:

Both are premium type handheld remote and collar receiver training systems

Remotes come with color coded buttons for different dogs

Both have a 1 mile range from handheld remote to collar receiver

Both have an 8 level static stimulation system is available on the remote, controllable by the Selector dial

Both have Low to high power output for the static stimulation (in the Edge RT, you have to manually generate high power with the low and medium static buttons)

Both have 2 hour rapid charge batteries

Both have nick (temporary) and constant stimulation options

Both have a vibration training option

Both systems are fully waterproof

Both come with extendable collar contact points (5/8″ to 3/4″)

Both systems are for Dogs as Small as 35 lbs.

Neither has a tone/sound training option

Both come with a belt clip

You must purchase the additional collar receivers separately for both dog collar training systems

 

Best Trackers & GPS Collars For Dogs

Read more about some of the best trackers and GPS dog collars for dogs in this guide.

 

 

 

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