When you have hunting or working dogs, you’re going to need several remote training collar to train them all with. Also, you need to be able to clearly send out signals at ranges at far as or more than 1000 meters. If you’re searching online for remote training collars that suit your needs, this article outlines some of the features you may want.
Slim profile. To reduce the chances of your dog’s discomfort with the collar, get a collar with a receiver – the small device that receives and sends out static correction – that’s slim. Similarly, a transmitter bigger and bulkier than your own phone is not exactly comfortable to use. Compactness and ergonomics may not be at the top of every dog owner’s list, but it pays to know you have choices.
Clear signals, through out the day. Experienced dog owners know that dogs can sometimes roam far off – into hilly areas or wooden portions of a hunting ground – and consequently run off outside effective transmission range. Any dog owner may get worried by this, by the potential harm his or her dogs expose themselves to – you want to prevent this. You can do this by getting a training collar that can send out signals, clearly, even in wooded, hilly, or areas where there are many buildings.
Rugged, waterproof. If you’re getting several collars, you might as well get the kind designed to take punishment from your dogs. Whether your dogs are out on a farm or a park, there’s no telling when the collar’s receiver unit might get soaked in rain, a puddle, or a fountain. The goal is to be able to instantly correct nuisance behavior, even from afar, whenever your dog engages in it. So you need a remote collar that can take a punishment.
When you don’t approve of static correction. Static shocks maybe common, but not every dog owner approves of it. In place of shocks, some units offer sprays. With some models you can even select the spray content. Lemon and Citronella are the common choices.
Ability to accommodate several dogs at once. Go online and compare features, and see which models come with more than one collar, and which can accommodate more than one collar. This is crucial since the price may be affected – vital if you are working with a budget in mind. So if you have three dogs, and you think you won’t need more collars than that number, by all means go with a package that only includes that.
Charging station unit. If smart phones and tablets can have recharging docking stations, why not your remote dog training collar? Choose this feature if you can as having a docking station usually means less time in charging to full capacity compared to plugging it to an electric socket.
You want this feature if and only if the model claims faster charging via the station compared to a normal mode of charging.