Educator FT-330 Finger Trainer Review Guide


Educator offers a range of models of e collars.

But, this is a review and buyer’s guide of the Educator FT-330 Finger Trainer E Collar.

We look at the features of this remote dog training system, as well as consider who it might and might not be for.

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 FT-330 Finger Trainer

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing this e collar here:

*Note – there is the 332 model as well, which is expandable to two dogs (and not just one)

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 FT-330 Finger Trainer: Review


A remote dog training collar designed to be operated with one finger – it has a wireless finger button to assist with this (is a 12ft finger button)

The Finger button mimics 1 setting on your handheld transmitter. For example, if your dog responds to a level 10 you can use the finger button for level 10 in either continuous and momentary mode.

This e collar is identical to the ET-300 Mini 

There’s 3 training modes – vibration, tone and 100 levels of medical grade static stimulation

For dogs 5lbs and over

Has low to medium power static stimulation – for dogs with soft to normal temperaments/dispositions

Has a 1/2 mile range

Supports one dog on the transmitter

Has a rechargeable battery

Both the transmitter and collar device are  fully waterproof and can be submerged to 500″

There are low battery indicators on the transmitter and collar device

There is a LED night tracking light on the receiver-collar

Has a 30 inch long collar strap 

Comes with 2 sets of collar contact points – 5/8” and ¾”

Made in the USA


Potential Drawbacks

Not for stubborn or hard temperament dogs, or dogs with a high prey drive

Not for dogs under 5lbs


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Educator FT-330 Finger Trainer: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The FT-330 Be For?

Those looking for a one finger operated transmitter

Those looking for a rechargeable e collar

Those with dogs with soft to normal temperaments

Those with dogs with neck sizes up to around 29 inches

Those with dogs over 5lbs


Who Might The FT-330 NOT Be For?

Dogs under 5lbs

Dogs with stubborn or hard temperaments, or with high prey drives

Those looking for a specialty e collar for hunting, or some type of other specialty activity


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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