Educator ET-800 ‘The Boss’ (& ET-800 Plus) Review: 1 Mile E Collar


Educator has a range of remote dog training collars available on the market.

In this Educator ET-800 ‘The Boss’ Review, we take a look at the pros and cons of this e collar model.

We discuss who is might and might not be for.

We also look at the 800 Plus and 802 models, and how they differ.

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-800 ‘The Boss’ Review: 1 Mile E Collar

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There’s also the ET-800 Plus (designed for dogs with anywhere from a soft to stubborn disposition/temperament), and ET-802 models (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-800 ‘The Boss’: Review

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Designed for larger dogs weighing 25lbs and over

Designed for dogs with anywhere from a soft to stubborn disposition/temperament

Has a range of up to 1 mile

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 (from levels 1 to 60)

Also has a mode similar to vibration, but, is more of a tapping sensation

Has a tone option too (pavlovian tone)

Collar fits up to a 29 inch neck

Collar is made of biothane

Collar is submersible up to 500 feet

Shock-resistant up to 5000 Gs

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

The ET-802 model allows a two dog system (instead of one)

There’s an ET-800 Plus model for dogs over 50lbs, with a normal to stubborn disposition

Made in the USA


Potential Drawbacks

Not for smaller or sensitive dogs dogs

Slightly more expensive than some of the other Educator models


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Educator ET-800 ‘The Boss’: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The ET-800 Be For?

Those looking for an e collar/remote collar training system that:

Is a one dog system

Has a 1 mile range

Is for dogs 25lbs+

Is for soft to stubborn 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-800 Not Be For?

Small and tiny dogs smaller than 25lbs

Dogs with a 30 inch + neck

Those looking for an e collar with a range of more than 1 mile

Those who want a training collar for more than one dog


What About The ET-802, & The ET-800 Plus?

These models are for:

ET-802 – those looking for a 2 dog system

ET-800 Plus – those looking for a system specifically for stubborn dogs, and dogs bigger than 50lbs


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


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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