Garmin PRO Trashbreaker Review: Is It Worth It?

 

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).

If you like, you can also look at some of Garmin’s other remote dog training collars here.

 

Garmin PRO Trashbreaker: Review

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Features

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)

 

Cons

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

 

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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?

Game hunters

Dog Trainers

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

AC adapter

Split adapter cable

Charging clip

Contact point set with wrench

Manual

 

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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