Educator PE-900 Pro E Collar Review

 

Educator are one of the better known and respected e collar brands on the market.

What we’ve done is put together an Educator PE-900 Pro E Collar Review of this remote training system with 1/2 a mile range, for dogs 5lbs up to 150 lbs.

Compared to the other Educator e collar models, this one comes with a ‘ramp up’ feature.

Below you can find the main features as well as the drawbacks of the e collar.

You can also read a helpful buyer’s guide with FAQs.

Let’s check it out in detail!

 

(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 PE-900 Pro E Collar Review

If you prefer, you can go straight to checking out the Educator PE-900 Pro here:

*NOTE: There are also the PE 902, 903 and Pro Plus for multiple 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 PE-900 E Collar: Review

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Features

An e collar that comes with a collar receiver and handheld remote, and is HIGHLY customisable

For dogs 5lbs up to 150lbs

Has a 30 inch collar strap you can cut to size

Has 1/2 a mile range from the collar receiver to the remote

Has all three training options of static stimulation (shock), vibration and tone

Has low to medium power output for the static stimulation

Has 100 levels of static, with 5 different stimulation modes

Allows momentary, continuous stimulation modes

Has a “ramp” feature which works similarly to a volume control and enables the trainer to “ramp” up the stimulation level from a preset level to the higher stimulation level that you set over a period of one or two seconds

Has 6 different vibration levels 

Has 3 types of tone 

You can lock and set a working level for your dog that you find suits them, as well as select a boost level that is more powerful than the current level

Has Lithium Polymer Batteries (2 hour Rapid Charge) – so it’s rechargeable

Is USB compatible with a computer

Is a one dog system, but the 902, 903 and Pro Plus models are available as multiple dog systems

Remote has a backlit LCD screen showing the level, as well as having buttons

Is waterproof and impact resistant

Made in the USA

Educator have good customer service in case you have issues with the system

 

Drawbacks

Some people that use the e collar frequently will find the battery life could be longer – you may have to charge it regularly

Some people find that the set up and customisation can take some time to learn in the beginning – but once you get your head around it it’s a lot easier

 

Overall

Overall this is a highly customisable e collar with a lot of possibilities as far as training goes.

There’s no major issues with it.

If you do find you have an issue with the collar, remote or understanding programming – Educator’s customer support is usually highly responsive and good at walking you through any problems and finding a solution.

 

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Educator PE-900 E Collar: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The Educator PE-900 Pro Remote Training Collar Designed For?

Training dogs from 5lbs up to 150lbs with neck sizes around 28 inches and smaller.

 

Who Might The Educator PE-900 Pro Remote Training Collar Be For?

Dogs 5 to 150lbs

Dogs with neck sizes up to around 28 inches

People who want a highly customisable e collar

People who want to train with static, tone and vibration

More sensitive up to normal temperament dogs – this e collar has low to medium powered static

People who want to train up to 4 dogs with the PE 902, 903 Pro Plus systems

People who want up to 1/2 a mile range

People who want the additional ‘ramp up’ feature that the EZ-900 does not have

 

Who Might The Educator PE-900 Pro Remote Training Collar NOT Be For?

Dogs smaller than 5lbs, or bigger than 150 lbs

Dogs with a neck size bigger than 28 inches

People who want a range longer than 1/2 a mile

People who want to train more than 3 dogs on one remote

People who want a more basic e collar

People who want a high powered static stimulation e collar for the most stubborn dogs

 

What Do You Get In The Educator PE-900 Pro Training Collar Kit?

Waterproof ergonomic transmitter

Waterproof miniature collar receiver(s)

3/4” x 30” biothane collar(s) can be cut to size

Two sets of contact points (5/8” and 3/4”)

Contact point removal tool

Dual battery charger (120V/220V)

Metal belt clip

Lanyard for the transmitter

Deluxe carrying case

Manual with training tips

 

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

 

So:

– 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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