In this Educator ET-300 Mini Review, we’ve put together the most important information for this dog e collar and training collar.
We know the Educator ET-300 is a low to medium static power e collar, that also has tone and sound training modes.
But, we’ve gone deeper to look at the full list of features, pros and cons.
We’ve considered who the training collar may and may not be for based on these specifics.
Let’s look at it a little closer!
(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)
Educator ET-300 & ET-302 Mini Reviews: 1/2 Mile E-Collars/Dog Training Collars
If you’d prefer to go straight to viewing the ET-300 Mini & ET-302 2 Dog System, you can do so here:
- Educator ET-300 Mini E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator ET-300 Mini E Collar (on Amazon) – 1 handheld remote, 1 collar
- Educator ET-302 Mini 2 Dog E Collar System (on Amazon) – 1 handheld remote, 2 collars (for two dogs)
If you’d like to take a look at Educator’s other remote dog training collars, you can check out this guide – Educator Remote Dog Training Collars Comparison Guide.
Educator ET-300 Mini: Review
This is educator’s top selling/most popular dog training collar
Overall it’s great quality and Educator’s customer service is pretty good!
It comes with a unique yellow stopwatch shaped handheld remote, and a collar receiver with collar strap
The handheld has an LCD screen that lets you see the static level for example
There are also other colors of handhelds available
1/2 mile range from handheld remote to collar device
Has a low to medium power static output – generally for soft to medium temperament dogs
Has 100 different levels of static stimulation to choose from – and once you find the right one for your dog, you can lock and set that level into the handheld to continue to use
Also has boost stimulation available that increases the intensity of the static, and os settable between levels 1 and 60 on most models – there’s a red boost button on the remote
There is both momentary, and continuous static stimulation available
There are also tone and vibration training modes to choose from for training
Expandable to support up to two dogs/two collar receivers from the one handheld – you can expand the system by purchasing an additional collar receiver for your second dog
The collar receivers weigh only 2.4 ounces – so they are light enough for small dogs
There’s low battery indicators on both the handheld and the collar receiver
Both the handheld and collar receiver take 2 hours to charge, and have lithium polymer batteries
The collar receiver and handheld are both waterproof
There is a beacon light on the collar receiver you can activate in darker conditions so you can keep track of your dog
For dogs over 5lbs
The collar strap is Heavy Duty Biothane
The collar strap is ¾” X 30”, 1.46 oz. (Ready to Cut to Size)
Made in the USA
There’s not many drawbacks to this e collar – it’s popular for a reason! If there were some things to note as cons they would be…
It’s not for dogs under 5lbs
It doesn’t come with a belt clip
The LCD display could be slightly bigger
The system could be more versatile by having a high power output default setting. There is a boost button and settings though for increased static intensity
Generally for soft to medium temperament dogs and not harder tempered dogs that are harder to train
More of a basic obedience and dog training collar than an advanced one – but it’s still pretty versatile
When you first get it – you should spend the time to learn how to use it properly because there’s more buttons on the remote than most other e collar remotes
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Educator ET-300 Mini: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The Educator ET-300 Mini Training Collar Designed For?
Basic obedience and behavioral dog training
Who Might The Educator ET-300 Mini Training Collar Be For?
Dogs over 5lbs
Soft to medium temperament dogs
Trainers and owners undertaking basic obedience and dog training
People who want the option for static, tone and vibration training modes
People who are OK with 1/2 mile range
Who Might The Educator ET-300 Mini Training Collar NOT Be For?
Dogs under 5lbs
Harder temperament dogs or dogs who are more stubborn to train
Advanced owners and trainers
People who want a longer range system than 1/2 mile
People who want default low to high power output
What Do You Get In The Educator ET-300 Mini Training Collar Kit?
In the general Educator ET-300 Kit you might get:
One Waterproof Miniature Collar Receiver
One Waterproof Miniature Floating Remote
One ¾” X 30” Biothane Collar (Ready to Be Cut to Size)
Two Sets of Contact Points (5/8” and ¾”)
Contact Point Removal Tool
Dual Battery Charger (120V/220V)
Owner’s Manual with Training Tips
Lanyard for the Remote
Color Storage Box
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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