As we outline in this Garmin PRO Trashbreaker Review, the Trashbreaker is one of the premium dog collar training systems on the market.
The price isn’t cheap, but it comes with a bevy of features for people wanting control over up to 9 dogs on the same handheld remote, and having a super long range of up to 4 miles between remote and collar device.
We outline the full list of features of the Trashbreaker in this review, as well as the cons, and who exactly the collar training system might suit.
Let’s take a closer look at it!
(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)
Garmin PRO Trashbreaker Review: Is It Worth It?
If you want to go straight to viewing the PRO Trashbreaker, you can do so here:
The add on collar for the PRO Trashbreaker if you want to control more than one dog is the Garmin TB Dog Device (on Amazon).
Garmin PRO Trashbreaker: Review
A handheld transmitter remote and collar device dog training system
Mainly intended for hunter who need extra long range and have multiple dogs
The remote works up to 4 miles away from the collar receiver in terms of range
There is the option to train with either static stimulation or tone, but not vibration
Static stimulation is continuous, but there’s no option for momentary
There’s 6 different levels of static stimulation available in varying intensities
You can control up to 9 dogs with the same handheld remote – as long as you purchase collar devices separately for each of your dogs
There are LED lights on the collar device that you can activate with the remote, so you can see your dog in the dark up to 100 yards away
The bark collar comes with BarkLimiter technology and bark correction technology which makes the collar device also an anti bark collar
The dog collar device comes with both long and short contact points for short haired and long haired dogs
The handheld remote is color coded (which you can match to the collars) so you can see which dog collar you are controlling
The transmitter is water-rated to IPX7
The dog collar device is water-rated to 1 ATM (10 meters)
Both the remote and collar device have lithium ion batteries
The handheld remote lasts roughly 60 hours and the collar device 40 hours
The remote floats in water
There’s a toggle switch to change between dogs
Fits most small to large sized dogs (not for toy sized dogs)
No option for momentary static stimulation (momentary shock)
No option to train with vibration, instead of sound and static
This dog training system isn’t cheap
For the price, it would have been nice to have the option to attach an Upland Beeper to this collar
For the price, it would have been nice to have a wider range of available static stimulation intensity levels than just 6
Garmin PRO Trashbreaker: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The Garmin PRO Trashbreaker Designed For?
It’s designed to train your dog to stop chasing the wrong game – so it’s a hunting type dog training system.
But, it can be used by both dog trainers and hunters.
Who Might The Garmin PRO Trashbreaker Be For?
Those who want to train up to 9 dogs with the same handheld transmitter (as long as the dogs all have separate collar devices, which can be purchased separately)
Those who want up to a 4 mile range from handheld remote to collar device
Those who only need static stimulation (shock) and tone (sound) as training methods
Those who want an anti bark device included in the training collar device
Who Might The Garmin PRO Trashbreaker NOT Be For?
The average everyday dog owner
Those who want a vibration training option
Those who want the ability to add a beeper to the collar
Those who want the ability to use momentary static stimulation (as opposed to continuous)
Those on a budget when it comes to price
Those who only have a need to control one dog on the same remote and need less than a mile range
What Do You Get In The Garmin Trashbreaker Kit?
PRO Trashbreaker handheld
TB 10 dog device
3/4 inch black collar strap
Split adapter cable
Contact point set with wrench
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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