Educator has a range of remote dog training collars available on the market.
In this Educator ET-400 Review, we take a look at the pros and cons of this e collar model.
We discuss who this remote trainer might and might not be for.
We also look at the ET-402 model, and how it differs.
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)
Educator ET-400 Review: 3/4 Mile E Collar/Training Collar
If you prefer to go straight to viewing this e collar, you can do so here:
- Educator ET-400 (on Chewy)
- Educator ET-400 (on Amazon) – (one dog system, and designed for dogs 5lbs +, with a soft to normal temperament)
There’s also the ET-402 (designed for 2 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-400 E Collar: Review
Has the same features as the ET-300 except it has a range of up to 3/4 miles
Designed for dogs weighing 5lbs and over
Designed with low to medium power for dogs with a soft to normal disposition/temperament
Has 100 levels of stimulation
Stimulation is ‘blunt’ instead of ‘sharp’
You can ‘lock and set’ a level of stimulation of your choosing
Has a ‘booster’ button to increase stimulation momentarily
Also has a mode similar to vibration
Has a tone option too
Collar fits up to a 29 inch neck
Collar is made of biothane
Collar and transmitter are submersible
Has two sets of collar contact points – 5/8″ And 3/4″
Has Lithium-polymer rechargeable batteries which take 2 hours to charge. Comes with a battery charger
Comes with an owner’s manual and training tips
Comes with other kit inclusions
Made in the USA
Not for larger or more stubborn dogs – doesn’t have high power
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Educator ET-400 E Collar: Buyer’s Guide
Who Might The ET-400 Be For?
Those looking for an e collar/remote collar training system that:
Is a one dog system (the ET-402 is a two dog system though)
Has a 3/4 mile range
Is for dogs 5lbs+
Is for soft to medium/normal temperament dogs
Fits up to 29 inch neck
With a rechargeable battery
Has multiple stimulation levels
Has stimulation, and vibration and tone modes
Who Might The ET-400 Not Be For?
Large and stubborn temperament dogs
Dogs with a 30 inch + neck
Those looking for an e collar with a range of more than 3/4 miles
Those who want a training collar for more than one dog (you will have to get to ET-402 for that)
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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