Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
311Hemi

E-collar purcahse

11 posts in this topic

I am going to purcahse the Dogtra 1700 in the next day or so. I just can't decide whether I should get the one or two dog system. I don't really have the extra money for the two dog, but I will be getting a second pup in the next year or two so I would be forced to get a new e-collar setup in 1-2 years.

Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you really work at it you might not even need a collar on the one you have it for now by the time you get another pup. Even so you can get a second collar all together at that time if needed. I have the Dogtra 1200 and like the product. I think you will be happy with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, you may not need two collars... I have friends who switch off the collar on their dogs as needed. Usually the older dog needs it once or twice a trip, but the younger one needs it on more or less the entire time. I use a two dog system but rarely need to use it on either of my old timers... just more assurance for me when we are out...

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Something to consider - it only takes ONE TIME when the collar is on the "other" dog, and something terrible can happen. The extra $100 (or whatever it is) is a no-brainer to me when it can save hundreds in vet bills or the cost of replacing your dog.

Blaze

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats the only thing I am worried about, and one of the reasons I want the collar in the first place.

My pup now is 15 months right now, and so in a few years I will be running a 3 (maybe 4) year old and another 12+ month old. Neither old by any means, but hopefully trained good enough to not worry about it!! crazy.gif

Thanks....I think I will just do the Two now and be done with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys I am looking at buying a new e-collar this fall. Can anyone help me make a decision? I am trying to decide between a Tri Tronic and a Dogtra. I know all the features that I want: min 1/2 mile range, continiuos and momentary correction, tone and waterproof. This is for a 5 year old lab.

Everyone says that Tri Tronic is the best but to get the features that I want is something like $500. I have an Innoteck but after 4 years is it starting to fail.

Any help would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a no brainer for me. I've owned Tri-Tronics for the last eight years and their service has been great and with the new addition of the EXP line of collars you have the option of buying a collar that is expandable to be a three dog system if you ever choose to do so. I will own the Pro 200 before duck opener.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just ordered the Dogtra 1702NCP (two dog) for $399 (no tax or shipping). I wont be running 3 dogs so I have no worry about having to add a 3rd collar. It has the vibrate instead of tone (which I also wanted).....otherwise I think it has everything else your looking for. Both Tri tronics and Dogtra make good collars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you considered other collars. SportDog makes some good collars that are expandable. I have the SportHunter 1800 and it expands to 3 dogs. Of course you have to purchase the extra collar/s, but you'd have the transmitter. You can hold off on purchasing the extra collar until you need it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mr. B

Take a look at the SportDog brand. Like I posted above, I have the SportHunter 1800 and I have been very satisfied with it so far.

Features:

3/4 Mile Range

Receiver and Transmitter are waterproof and submersible

Expands to 3 Dogs

Up to 16 levels of continuous and momentary (nick) correction

Tone only button

Tone only for 1 sec, then stimulation, option.

Replaceable,rechargable NiMH Batteries in both transmitter and receiver

Low battery indicators in both transmitter and receiver

40-80 hours ‘on time’ between charges

Lanyard

Belt Clip

Lifetime Limited Warranty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JUST BOUGHT THE "SPORT 60" BY TRI TRONICS THIS WEEKEND A T SPRTSMANS WAREHOUSE FOR $189.00. THE REGULAR PRICE WAS $250.

JUST THAOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU GUYS KNOW.

THAT WAS THE ST CLOUD STORE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • RainyRat
      'Pout   The 'Pout bite has been great   Adrian's has made yet another road to the east of the 2 previous, now abandoned, roads.  The new road is a bit rough for my liking but take it slower and no problems.  The good part about it is that the little snow that is out there (maybe an inch or two) is rock hard and you can now drive anywhere you want.  I saw 1 ton diesel trucks pulling wheel houses across the white and I doubt anyone was even in 4 wheel drive, its just not needed.  We can all spread out, anywhere we want.   BTW, stay off the old plowed roads where the ice looks smooth.  Some of them had a foot or so of water on them before it cooled off again and as of yesterday they were not all frozen back down to the original ice. I saw one truck got a little surprise.  Again take it slow and pay attention and you can go anywhere.   Good luck with those 'pout!   RR    
    • jkrash
    • CigarGuy
      Del, it looks like the first time posters are coming after us!  I wasn't going to say anything else on this topic, but as long as Vermilion Boater called me out, I'll say a few more things and be done.  I've been a lake home owner up here for only 5 years , but I've been to The Landing numerous times over the last 5 years.  I've taken part in fancy 4-course meals, had the daily special and just a burger or a cocktail. Sat at the bar and Bs'd with the bartenders Justin and I think her name was Jesse and they were great.   I've been to (not really my favorite) The Crescent less than 10 times total!  I don't go to the lake to spend time in a bar, but once in a while, it's a nice change of pace.  When we have company, I'll usually bring them to The Landing, because the setting is hard to beat.  The service, meals have been great at times and not so great.  You never know if there going to be open all week, Thur-Sunday or Friday-Sunday!  I'm not giving my "drive bye" opinion of the place!  I've talked to locals, people working on my place, fishermen and read reviews here, FB, Trip Adviser and see that reviews are in-fact, all over the place. So, it's not my "narrow-minded" view!  I don't seek out opinions, they come up in conversation.  I'm glad you, your neighbors and friends enjoy it!  BTW, your vast knowledge of the competition, leads me to believe, you might have a vested interest in the place.  Ok, I'm done with this thread! 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I just came back from checking ice conditions on Big Bay. I found about 22 inches of good ice out there and very easy going! No real snow cover left, no slush, and smooth ice almost every where! Cliff
    • cookie129
      Well another game fish season has came to a end. The dnr will be having a meeting this week in Kellier to discuss the up and coming open water season.. I be leave our cabins are wide open with narly a date penciled in this summer including opener?
      Grab a cup of java because this is going to be a long blog.
      The first thing is what a great ending to another game fish season .
      The biggest thing and this come from my heart is" Thank you" to all my new and repeat customers . With out all of you I would not be able to enjoy working on such a grand lake. When that old timer Dave shared that with me I was in Awe. "Its a grand lake and it owes me nothing, nothing was his quote and boy did that stick. The walleye fishing this year could of been better. I'm all most to the point of calling them the elusive upper red lake walleye?
      Just like every season for 14 years now we have had great fishing, good fishing and poor fishing. I guess its the luck of the draw when you come up. We caught a couple,, we caught some and we caught a few over the season. The fishermen have become a little more tight lip about there walleye catches over the last couple years. Its so funny when You ask a fishermen how they did. The ponder and say oh we got a few? I've always been like how many is a few? Its always well we got 18? To me a few is 3, a couple is two and some can be 1 or more.
      The dnr will be releasing a summery of what's happening on the lake in the next upper red lake association news letter. If your interested in joining and becoming a member its 25 dollars a year or 50 if you want your business listed on there web site.
      I have a few gripes I want to share also. Some you will have to read between the lines.
      The first thing is Saturday night I was coming off of the lake on Hillmens highway. Buddy Hillmen is so dedicated to his road and there is no one prouder when it comes to maintaining a ice road.
      As I was coming on to the landing a big wheel house turned off the highway. I new right away they did not pay 10 dollars and there's a sign right there that says 10 dollars. I rolled down my window and he was like wow I did not know where to pay. Where do you pay? He had no problem finding the access but did not see the lights on in the bar with a few vehicles there? Give me a break.
      Kelly, Buddy Hillmens mechanic got 3 Thursday night pulling in. If you can not afford 10 dollars a day for your wheel house ? I personally think wheel houses should have to pay more?
      I also had a few customers that tried to slide by this year and its very frustrating . The deal I have with buddy hillmen is I can use his access and in turn my customers have to pay 10 dollars a day. I'm on call 24 hours a day for any ice road work ,plowing, bridging, etc. Over the years I have been accused of fishing where some one was going to go? fishing on some ones way points? Cutting someone off. Every year its something and again this year was no exception? Any side roads I personally plow to my houses are always open. Do I want fishermen by my houses? Nope. My customers pay good money and I do not want them looking out the picture windows and seeing a wheel house 30 yards away. There is always plenty of room where I plow as I'm the rouge plower. I have no problem plowing out a driveway for a wheel house as it helps pay for my equipment as it takes a beating out there.
      Its been a crazy season and its not over for me as I again chase the elusive yet still catchable upper red lake crappie. to be continued