4 in 1 Remote Pet Trainer Dog Electric Shock Vibrate Training Collar Remote Trainer for 1 Medium/large Dogs
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Cheap, Flimsy, Works until it doesn't Apr 13, 2013
I bought this to work with our large labradoodle, who'd come to think that the necessity to acknowledge commands diminished as distance increased. We've never had to use the "shock" function. After a couple experiences with having our commands reinforced by the vibration, she became very responsive to commands given from however far away. The first time I used "vibrate" she was so startled that she jumped backwards several feet. That response has diminished over time, but the vibration still works when she's occasionally slipped back into trying to pretend that she doesn't hear me. I'm encouraged that, after two months, this occurs with greatly diminished frequency. But it's nice to know that the "shock" function is there should we ever need it to keep her from doing something unsafe. The 4 in 1 is about the cheapest training collar offered on Amazon. That's the positive side of my review.
The negative is that the unit stopped working two months after we got it, which is what prompted me to post a review. We'd changed batteries several times and had always been able to get the transmitter and the collar unit to re-sync by following the instructions. The last time we tried, it just wouldn't sync. There's no way of my knowing whether the collar unit or the transmitter electronics failed, but one or the other stopped communicating correctly. The collar unit looks and feels fairly substantial. The transmitter looks and feels like it couldn't be made more cheaply and still have a chance of working. The knob at the end of the pull-out antenna just slipped off about the fifth time we used it to extend the antenna. The contacts for the transmitter 9V battery are so loosely mounted that, even with the battery snapped in, you're not always assured of a circuit. Everything about it seems insubstantial; it feels flimsy in your hand. The LED light is so dim as to be useless. The "whistle" volume is adjustable, but only from "inaudible" to "barely audible," and the sound comes from the transmitter, not the collar unit.
I've just ordered an eCollar Einstein ET-800TS to replace it. The Image 4 in 1 cost me $20 and lasted 2 months. The Einstein's costing $240, but comes with a full two-year warranty. Plus, it's made in the USA, provides greatly superior range and features, and is designed for intuitive operation and greater comfort for my dog. My father always told me to buy the best tools that I could afford. If I'd heeded his advice when I first bought a training collar, I'd probably have saved 20 bucks in the long run, and certainly would have saved myself all the frustration of working with a cheap tool.
Best 20$ I've spent Mar 08, 2013
By Sally J. Bowen
Forget Ceasar the dog whisperer! I always thought these electrical collars were cruel. But - you don't even need to use the shock, just the vibrate to teach your dog to stop by behaviors. We couldn't take our 1/2 lab, 1/2 golden retriever to the dog park, she would play too rough with little dogs, barking non-stop at them in an aggressive manner, occassionally humping. At home, she jumped on visitors...now, using the words, no, stop, off, etc. along with the vibrate feature, she has turned into a new well mannered dog and we hardly had to use it! This thing worked so fast, I don't know if our dog is just smart or what, but one time was enough for her to understand what was required. The only downside is the collar part, you can't turn off, so the batteries need to be removed to make sure they don't get drained. That's a bit of a hassle, but for $20, compared to other collars like this that are $100 -$250, I'll remove the batteries! a recommendation is to always carry spare batteries to make sure you're able to use the unit when needed. I read that other people said this trainer thing was broken or didn't work...I don't know what they're talking about. Maybe be sure to get the correct size, small, med, or large for your dog. Seriously, the Best $20 I've ever spent, wish I would have gotten this years ago, my dog is 6 yrs old! You can teach a older dog new tricks!!! Amazing!!!
Never used this item Feb 23, 2013
By Jerry Sollien
I came to realize that this item might not be the best way to train your animal, so I never used it. I did however try it on my hand and realized that you can set it to vibrate and achieve the same effect once the animal is conditioned to the treatment. In its lowest setting, it is not nearly as unpleasant as one might think and I still believe that this may be a good product for the right owner and the right dog, as long as it is used properly. Good product for the price.
love this product Oct 26, 2012
I love this product! Easy to use and my naughty puppy has improved in just one day of using it. As for the other reviews, I had to get my husband to get it to go, there is a sequence to it and I didn't get it the first time round. You have to follow the instructions to the letter.
Didn't work out of the box... Feb 06, 2012
By Food Junkie
I don't recommend this product at all. It's a piece of junk. Had to send it back. Customer service was good though.
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