Educator has a range of different e collar series’ and models.
In this guide, we’ve put together an ET vs EZ vs PE vs ME vs FT vs WF & UL vs PG vs K9 Series Comparison.
We outline the most popular models overall, as well as summarising the key features of each, and how they differ to each other.
You’ll get a good idea of which e collar might be most suitable for you.
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)
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Educator E Collar Reviews Guide: ET vs EZ vs PE vs ME vs FT vs WF & UL vs PG vs K9 Series Comparison
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The models that are perhaps most suited to regular owners and their dogs are:
- Educator ET-300 Mini E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator ET-300 Mini E Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator ET-400 (on Chewy)
- Educator ET-400 (on Amazon)
- Educator ET-800 ‘The Boss’ E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator ET-800 The Boss (on Amazon)
Other models that are designed as more specialty models, or models for more advanced owners and professionals are:
- Educator EZ-900 E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator EZ-900 E Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator PE-900 Pro E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator PE-900 Pro E Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator ME-300 Micro (on Chewy)
- Educator ME-300 Micro (on Amazon)
- Educator FT-330 Finger Trainer E Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator PG-300 Vibration Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator PG-300 Vibration Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator UL-1200 Upland E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator WF-1200 Waterfowl E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator UL-1200 Upland E Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator WF-1200 Waterfowl E Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator K9-400 E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator K9-800 E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator K9-400 E Collar (on Amazon)
- Educator K9-800 E Collar (on Amazon)
We provide a brief summary and outline of each of these models immediately in the section below.
Which Educator E Collar Model To Get?
ET-300, ET-400 and ET-800
The most popular models for regular owners and their dogs are probably the ET-300 and ET-400, as well as the ET-800.
The ET-300 and ET-400 are for dogs 5lbs and up (up to 150lbs, as long as they don’t have a tough temperament or strong prey drive), and have low to moderate power for soft to normal temperament/disposition dogs.
The ET-300 has a 1/2 mile range, whilst the ET-400 has a 3/4 mile range.
The ET-800 on the other hand is for dogs 25lbs and up, and has low to high stimulation power, for dogs with a soft up to a stubborn temperament/disposition.
The ET-800 has roughly 40 to 50% more static stimulation power than the ET-300 and ET-400 models (according to Educator’s ‘Buying Guide’).
The ET-800 also has a 1 mile range.
The ET-800 Plus is designed specifically for dogs 50lbs and up.
So, if you have a more stubborn dog (with a need for extra stimulation power to get the dog’s attention where lower stimulation power wouldn’t), and want the extra mileage/range on the transmitter to the receiver – the ET-800 might be better for you.
The other models all have their own specialty design and features, and are for specific types of dogs, more advanced activities, hunting or professional training/obedience:
– Educator ME-300 Micro
The lightest e collar. Specifically for small dogs with soft temperaments
– Educator FT-330 Finger Trainer
Almost identical to the Micro, but has a wireless one finger training button. For dogs with soft to medium dispositions
– Educator PG-300 Vibration Collar
A vibration and tone only e collar. No stimulation
– Educator EZ-900 E Collar
For owners and trainers. Has additional levels of tone and vibration
– Educator PE-900 Pro E Collar
For owners and professional trainers. Can control up to 3 dogs from the one remote, and has additional features like ‘ramp’ stimulation
– Educator UL-1200 Upland E Collar
Specifically for upland hunting dogs
– Educator WF-1200 Waterfowl E Collar
Specifically for waterfowl hunting
– Educator K9-400 Tactical E Collar
Atactical e collar, that is intended for working dogs. Comes with a bungee collar, and thick hair contact points for dogs like German Shepherds, Doberman or Belgian Malinois. Has a 3/4 mile range, and is for normal temperament dogs (5lbs or larger)
– Educator K9-800 Tactical E Collar
Same as the K9-400, except it has up to 1 mile range, and is for stubborn temperament dogs (20lbs or larger)
What Are The Main Differences To Consider With The Different Educator E Collar Models?
Some of the main differences to look for across the models are:
The price range/cost
The minimum dog size (in lbs) the collar can be worn by e.g. 5lbs and up
The temperament or disposition of dog that the stimulation power (and levels) of the e collar is designed for e.g. soft to normal temperament dogs
The max range that the handheld transmitter can provide a signal to the collar receiver e.g. 1 mile
Whether the e collar has vibration and tone modes in addition to stimulation
The receiver and remote sizes (in dimensions and weight)
*Another feature to confirm before ordering is that the collar strap will be able to fit your dog’s neck. Most of the collar straps are about 30 inches.
Educator E Collar Reviews
Other Educator E Collars
Educator also have bark control collars, and vibration collars (apart from their remote dog training collars).
Alternatives To Educator E Collars
SportDOG are one of the main alternatives to Educator.
There’s also some cheap/affordable options available from specific online sellers.
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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