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)
Educator FT-330 Finger Trainer
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*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
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
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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