Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star Series Dog Training E-Collars
Love this Collar
I have had this collar for about 2 years now and could not be happier. My buddy uses tri-tronics, which is a fine unit, but for the money he spent, he gets fewer features and has to carry around a brick for a controller. The Dogtra controller is very small and wears easily around the neck on a lanyard, which I like; no hunting around for it in your vest, etc.
The feature that I love the most about this collar is the page/vibrate function. I'm not a narcissist and don't take pleasure in shocking my dog if I don't have to. The vibrate gets their attention much better than the tone, and gives him a chance to react before I have to shock.
April 10, 2011
I have used several different E-Collars and this model has never failed me in four years. The remote is easy to use and memorize. The display is nice so you can easily see what level you are on. The distance on this unit is pretty good as well. After four years of heavy use, I have only had to replace the batteries on the remote and collar. The rubber coating on the collar also broke up and is starting to peel. Other than that, this is a nice unit.
January 7, 2015
I first purchased a Tri-Tronics unit that worked well but only offered a VERY quite tone as an alternative to the Electronic Stem vs. the vibration feature that the Dogtra unit offers.
I found that in a loud environment the tone could not be heard and the behavior did not warrant or require the use of the Estem. I returned the Tri-Tronics and purchased the Dogtra 1902 which offers a vibration option.
My German Shepherd has learned to respond very well to the vibration and seldom requires the Estem.
Overall functionality and quality of the product is excellent. The one downside to the Dogtra is the limit of a max of controlling two dogs with one transmitter, vs. the three from one transmitter the Tri-Tronics offers.
February 3, 2011
A must have for dogs
You do not even have to zap the dog, the vibrator mode works great on my two dogs.
October 4, 2011