The Elite series PetSafe remote trainers have a few upgrades over the regular PetSafe series trainers.
In this PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer Review, we take a look at the main features, pros and cons of this dog training system.
The PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer in particular is designed specifically for dogs up to 55lbs, and with neck sizes 6-22 inches, so as the name suggests, it’s for small breeds.
Let’s check it out!
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PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer Review: E Collar For Small/Medium Dogs
If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing the PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer here:
You can also get the PetSafe Elite Add On Collar Receiver (on Amazon) if you want to add 1 more dog to this system.
You can also read about more PetSafe remote dog training collars in this guide.
PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer: Review
A collar receiver and handheld remote system for instant dog training at a distance
Works at up to 400 yards range
For dogs up to 55lbs
For dogs with neck sizes between 6-22 inches
Has 15 adjustable levels of static correction in static training
There’s also a boost button for a higher intensity static intensity
Has a tone only training mode, which includes a beep cue
System is expandable up to 2 total dogs with add on collar receivers
Waterproof collar is submersible up to 5 feet
Collar and remote use included rechargeable batteries (built-in; non-replaceable)
No vibration only training mode
Overall, the Elite Little Dog remote trainer is good for smaller dogs. One thing to note is that you may get a system every now and then that either won’t work, stops working or works inconsistently, but this is not typical. This can sometimes be due to the system itself, or due to the way the collar is sitting on the dog. Apart from that, the remote trainer has some good features. We still would encourage you to check out the SportDOG FieldTrainer 425 which is extremely high quality and reliable – it’s a great alternative to the PetSafe trainer.
PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer Designed For?
It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training mainly of smaller dogs.
It uses static only, and tone only training options.
Up to 2 dogs can be supported from this system.
Who Might The PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer Be For?
Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 400 yards
Those with dogs up to 55 lbs
Dogs with neck sizes 6-22 inches
Those looking for a training collar with shock and tone only training options
Who Might The PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer NOT Be For?
People wanting a range of transmission from transmitter to collar of more than 400 yards
People with dogs bigger than 55lbs
People with dogs whose necks are small than 6 inches
People with dogs whose necks are bigger than 22 inches
What Do You Get In The PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer Kit/Pack?
Digital Remote Transmitter
Test Light Tool
Operating and Training Guide
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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