We do this by firstly outlining it’s best features and also it’s cons.
We then consider who the e collar may and may not be for based on these features, cons and what it what actually designed for.
Let’s check out the Dogtra 280C in more detail!
(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)
Dogtra 280C Review: Is This Compact/Small E Collar Worth It?
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Dogtra 280C E Collar (on Amazon)
**You can purchase long contact points for the collar separately (only short contact points come with the system) – Dogtra Stainless Steel Contact Points (on Amazon)
Dogtra 280C: Review
- A small/compact handheld remote and collar device dog training system
- It is intended for basic obedience or field training where you need a reduced size receiver/collar
- For dogs as small as 10lbs
- The collar delivers Low-Medium stimulation – so it’s for soft to medium temperament dogs
- Has 127 different level of static stimulation available to choose from on a dial
- Has 1/2 mile range from handheld transmitter to collar receiver
- Has nick and constant static stimulation options available
- Also has a vibration training mode
- Has an LCD screen so you can see the static level and battery level
- Batteries are 2 hour rapid charge battteries
- Collar and handheld are waterproof
- Comes with a belt clip
- Available in a 2 dog system – the 282C
- Not for larger dogs
- Doesn’t have a high power static output
- Not for more advanced owners, trainers or professionals – there are better remote collars available
- No tone/sound training option
View the Dogtra 280C E Collar on Amazon
Dogtra 280C: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The Dogtra 280C Designed For?
It’s designed for basic obedience or field training where you need a reduced size receiver/collar for a smaller dog.
Who Might The Dogtra 280C Be For?
- Those undertaking basic obedience or field training where you need a reduced size receiver/collar for a smaller dog.
- Dogs as small as 10lbs
- Soft to medium temperament dogs
- Those looking to train with static and vibration only
- Those looking for a 1 dog training system
Who Might The Dogtra 280C NOT Be For?
- Advanced trainers or professionals
- Those with large and extra large dogs
- Hard or stubborn temperament dogs that are harder to train and need high levels of static stimulation
- Those looking for a tone/sound training option
- Those looking to train with 2 or more dogs on the same handheld remote
What Do You Get In The Dogtra 280C Kit?
- Battery Charger and Splitter Cable
- Owner’s Manual
What Might Be The Best Way To Use An E Collar On A Dog?
For professional advice on using a shock or e collar, see a vet or a professional dog trainer, or animals expert.
But, in general, good e collars come with instruction manuals and guides that tell you how to safely and effectively use their product.
Look to buy from a reputable company that cares about the safety and well being of the dogs.
The best way to use an e collar might be as a temporary device for associating negative or undesirable behavior with a cue (such as a vibration or noise), or a stimulus (such as a nick/static stimulus).
They can be used to teach or retrain a certain behavior, and then put away. They may only be brought out again if your dog/s forget that behavior, or need retraining.
So, really, they could be used ideally as a temporary training and teaching tool (not permanent) for happy and healthy dogs.
If you notice any negative side effects to your dog’s physical or mental health from using an e collar, discontinue use immediately.
The benefits of an e collar might be:
- You don’t have to set the collar to shock if it has alternative options like tone or vibration
- The lowest shock settings on good e collars will provide a small amount of discomfort, not pain
- The feedback to your dog is instantaneous and not delayed
- It works at range
- It saves you shouting and getting frustrated
- + many other benefits
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