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)
Educator ET-800 ‘The Boss’ Review: 1 Mile E Collar
If you prefer to go straight to viewing this e collar, you can do so here:
- Educator ET-800 ‘The Boss’ E Collar (on Chewy)
- Educator ET-800 The Boss (on Amazon) (one dog system, and designed for dogs 25lbs +, with a soft to stubborn temperament)
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
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
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
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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