Educator ET-300 vs ET-400 vs ET-800: Comparison


Educator as a brand has a range of e collars and remote dog training collars.

This is an Educator ET-300 vs ET-400 vs ET-800 e collar model comparison guide.

These are a few of the more popular Educator models.

We list the differences and similarities of these e collar models from Educator, and discuss which one to get based on the features of each.

Let’s take a look!


(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 ET-300, ET-400 & ET-800

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Educator ET-300 vs ET-400 vs ET-800: Which To Get?

You’d get the ET-300 or ET-400 for dogs over 5lbs (up to around 150 lbs), with soft to normal temperaments (who aren’t too stubborn, tough or who don’t have high prey drives).

The ET-300 will give you a 1/2 mile range, whilst the ET-400 will give you a 3/4 mile range.

You’d get the ET-800 for larger dogs 25 lbs and over, and with soft up to stubborn and harder temperaments – it’s a more powerful e collar (low to high power, compared to the low to medium power of the 300 and 400 models). It also has up to 1 mile of range.

It’s estimated by Educator that the 800 and 1200 series models are about 40%-50% more powerful with their stimulation than the 300, 400 and 900 series models.

There’s also the ET-800 Plus for dogs 50 lbs and over.


*Some of this information is based on information found in Educator’s ‘Buying Guide’


Educator ET-300 vs ET-400 vs ET-800: Differences

The ET-300 and ET-400 have mostly the same features (for dogs 5lbs and up, and for soft to normal temperament dogs, and has many of the same other features).

The only key difference is that the ET-400 has a 3/4 mile range compared to the ET-300 which has a 1/2 mile range.

The ET-300 also has a slightly smaller receiver and remote.

The ET-800 ‘The Boss’ has several difference compared to the ET-300 and ET-400.

It is more expensive, is for larger dogs (25lbs and up), is for harder temperament dogs, has a longer range (1 mile), and has slightly better blunt pulse stimulation.

The ET-800 Plus is for the largest of dogs – 50lbs and up.


Educator ET-300 vs ET-400 vs ET-800: Similarities

All models have stimulation, vibration and tone modes

All models are rechargeable with rechargeable batteries

All models are for dogs with necks up to 29 inches

All models are available in one or two dog systems


Educator ET-300, ET-400 & ET-800 Reviews

Educator ET-300 Review

Educator ET-400 Review

Educator ET-800 The Boss Review


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.


Other E Collars & Remote Dog Training Dog Collars

You can read about some of the best overall e collars and remote dog training collars 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



– 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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