Perfect Training Collar
January 5, 2023
First, Gun Dog Supply's shipping and customer service couldn't be better. The Dogtra Just Right collar has worked flawlessly and I am a completely satisfied customer.
ProsMultiple stimulations/cues, each with its own button (tone, vibrate, and low, medium, and high stimulation buttons over 8 levels). Easy, eyes off, one-handed operation. 30 day, no questions asked return policy.
ConsThe only con to the Just Right controller is that the buttons could have some kind of raised area so that they would be easier to find with your finger - they shouldn't be smooth. Once you use it enough though, it's still very workable.
By Tom B.
December 22, 2022
I have a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and bought this unit because the buying video recommended it for softer dogs and I'm very glad I did so far. It arrived well packaged and pretty quickly. She responds well to the tone. She has flinched at the low level to higher level, so i think that will work well. Haven't trimmed the collar down yet, I'll wait until I feel comfortable with the fit. My biggest concern is that I want her to want to wear it. I will likely have another review later after more use.
ProsEasy to use. Really like the low level shock and the light that lets you make sure it works.
ConsNothing so far.
December 14, 2022
Easy to use and get started
ProsEasy to use , functions are clear.
New Dog & New Collar
November 5, 2022
Had used the TriTronics sport basic G3 (purchased from gunsight supply also) for many years with my other Vizslas but as they became accustomed to commands it was used less frequently and unfortunately old dogs don’t live on this earth forever. A new dog brings new challenges and this began search. Much to my surprise a replacement battery for that TriTronic model is impossible to locate. Thanks to Steve for great video review of this product and others for comparison. Multi levels of stimulation seemed an overkill but this dog responds very well in the low range of settings so ends up being a plus. Range seems comparable (1/2 mile) to that of TriTronics and the pager and vibration features are a nice addition. If there is a complaint it’s the stimulation buttons are on the side but for a $100 less than comparable Garmin model, I think I can get used to location. May get 5 stars after longer period of use.
ProsPrice Easy of Use Multiple levels of stimulation Vibration and Pager functions Good range
ConsAlmost too many buttons on the unit, but as it
November 3, 2022
In just a week, our Golde Retriever's behavior has improved drasticly! No more shredding pillows and jumping up on the counters! Thank you Gun Dog Team!
By Samantha G.
Very easy to use. It was the perfect upgrade!
October 4, 2022
I love how each setting has its own button. Super simple to use. I do wish the range was longer, but this dog doesn't work that far out so it works. I will be getting a second collar in the future!
ProsSimple settings and has ability for 2 dogs with simple switches.
August 31, 2022
I have an Anatolian Shepherd. These dogs are stubborn and hit or miss with commands. This collar has fixed any and all of those issues. I have been consistent with the tone prior to vibrate and vibrate prior to shock. I haven’t gotten passed level 3 and only had to do that a few times. He now does better just knowing the collar is on and when he gets a little unruly a simple tone does the trick. Vibrating the collar pulls his attention away from other animals if needed. The last time I had to use the level 3 zap is when I wasn’t paying attention and he got out of sight. A tone, a vibrate, and a quick zap… he was quickly located and came running back to stand beside me. It is nice knowing I won’t lose my dog and he is workable with my farm animals.
ProsFair price Customer service Quality build
ConsFirst collar wouldn't hold a charge
Dogtra just right. Works great.
August 17, 2022
I was a little concerned when I got this collar, since I’m not familiar with the Dogtra brand. However I’ve been very happy with my purchase. The collar works great, it has an instant response, and my dog (a Belgian Malinois ) responds good on number 2. I haven’t used the vibrate or tone yet, but they seem good too. The remote is easy to use and seems to be solid and good quality. The only thing I find strange is the way you turn the collar on and off by connecting a red dot on each device. It works just fine just takes some getting used to. I’ve had it about 6 week and very happy. My hope is that it lasts me for several years.
ProsGood quality, easy to use and works very well.
ConsYou can't turn the collar off without the remote.
Best value e-collar
July 5, 2022
Great price on quality product
ProsAll 3 options; tone, vibe, stim at a good price. Lighter weight collar for puppies and smaller size dogs. 1/2 mile range in a lightweight/compact and simple to use e-collar. Perfect for training.
Exactly what we were looking for.
January 4, 2022
This Dogtra Just Right training collar arrived sooner than expected and is exactly what I needed - communicates with my 8 month old English Setter even when he was not within my reach. There is a good variety of correction levels, although he hardly gets more than a tone or vibrate to remind him to listen. I did decide to order the belt clip after receiving this collar but it arrived in record time after ordering it. I had looked forward to the DVD but discovered we don't have a DVD player anymore. I watched the short preview online and it was really all I needed. We already had the basic training down. It's amazing the difference this collar has made. In 10 days' time we were out in the field, off leash, with great recall, and a near perfect off leash heel. Yay! (sorry, no photos out in the field)
ProsEasy to use, good range of correction levels.
ConsDoesn't come with a belt clip (can be ordered separately); DVD is not available to view online.
Just Right Remote training collar
December 30, 2021
This is a great collar! My dog only needs the sound to be corrected. He is a very sensitive French Brittney. Thank you Gun Dog!
ProsSounds. Vibration. And seven levels.
By Tom R.
Costa Mesa, CA
Tap tap tap
December 9, 2021
Definitely watch the included video first. We have two Golden Retrievers and the puppy has some bad habits I wanted to correct that when she does them, she is zoned out and not listening - jumping up on people and eating things no one should eat... Then I watched the video and upped my expectations to correcting those and making a better dog that healed and walked off-leash. Both the handheld and the collar are very well designed. Adjust the charge level from the handheld unit to start. The activate buttons have low, medium, and high working within that preset, which is very useful for our Golden Retriever. Battery life is beyond anything we have needed. There is a convenient toggle switch for DOG #2, which we aren't using now.
ProsValue for the price.
Power steering on steroids
December 2, 2021
Just upgraded to the Just Right Dogtra training collar from an old Tritronics Sport 50 for my 10 month old Fox Red Labrador. My dog is a power-house, extremely strong, and, thankfully, ready to learn. The remote is well laid out and has more buttons than the Sport 50 so took a little getting used to. My dog doesn't like the "Pager", "Tone" is ok, but, truly, the "LOW" Stim button is my go-to choice using variable #'s on the "Selector Dial" depending upon his level of distraction. Learning and understanding the proper use and philosophy behind these collars is extremely important!! I hope that users realize that there is a learning curve for the owner/handler as well as for the individual dog. Since I favor the "Stim" button(s), I would prefer to have those on the 'face' of the Transmitter, but, it's not a huge problem. Another thing that would be good option would be to have the lanyard be easy to disconnect. The lanyard is handy but gets in the way when actually holding the Transmitter in your hand. I do not think that wearing the Transmitter around the neck is a good practice.
ProsChoices - Pager, Tone, 3 Stim levels coupled with the Selector Dial provide a great deal of options for (probably) every dog. The design and layout of the Transmitter was, clearly, well thought out and I like the overall size as well. The buttons are easily accessible even with winter gloves on. Charging - again, well designed and I love the Y setup on the charger (brilliant). The rubber protected ports are nice. Collar - it is low profile and slightly more narrow than my old Sport 50. Thumbs up !!
ConsLanyard - I'd like it to come with a detachable clasp that's small & sturdy (I realize that I'm being pretty nit-picky on this). Not a big deal at all though.
November 9, 2021
Great collar that I use for training as well as bird hunting on my German wired hair Griffon
Easy to use
October 18, 2021
We bought this for our English Pointer puppy and it’s worked great! We like it so much we decided to get another one for our farm dog to help with training issues we have with her. Love everything about this collar. Easy to recharge, easy to use, fits in your back pocket or you can get a belt clip for it for $12.
My dog listens!
September 1, 2021
So easy to use. I have only shocked my dog once. He responds beautifully to the tone or vibrate. My daughter has an older version of the Dogtra Training Collar. She has had it for years and it works like new.
ProsSo easy to use
ConsThey send a training video on CD but who has a VCR anymore. It would be better if they sent a link to one of their training videos.
Traverse City, MI
Great Product at the right price
August 18, 2021
Our trainer recommended this e-collar for our mini aussiedoodle that has a little extra training needed. He is a very smart pup, knows 27 different commands and tricks, but we have a couple issues with obedience that we are working to sharpen up our skills on. Our trainer has been to the house to help guide us in the right direction for the use of the e-collar. The video included was helpful. We also received a 15 ft training lead to help get us started. We have already recommended the e-collar and Gun Dog Supply to several of our friends.
ProsEasy to use! Easy to Train! We focus on training with the tone and pager option. Our little guy is very sensitive to the stimulation. We care about his comfort level. The buttons are easy to locate without looking at the remote.
ConsWish there was a low/high for the pager option. The setting is high for our little guy. We are using it only in emergency situation.
JUst Right is Just Right!
July 30, 2021
The Just Right dog collar I purchased for my 8 month old Lab is working well to assist in his training. The quality of the product is obvious upon inspection. Solid construction on both the receiver and the transmitter. The tone function has worked well in getting his attention and getting him to come. I use the vibrate to get him to "leave it" when he picks up something he shouldn't. I use the shock function minimally. In simple training sessions he did not react well to the shock. even at the low level recommeded in the included CD. The trainer in the CD recommends liberal use of the shock. Other training videos recommend minimal use of the shock. I definitely agree with the minimal use group and find the need for the shock for training mostly unnecesary.
ProsGreat collar, solid construction.
By Thomas S.
A Very Good Training Tool Package
July 13, 2021
Just brought our 5th GSP into our family. I had trained numbers 3 and 4 myself starting from puppies. The latest is a "started" dog that I will be finishing myself. My prior training e-collar had been retired in favor of a Garmin Alpha. The Alpha is an excellent hunting tool, but not ideal for training. While cruising the internet I found Steve''s video of the Just Right Package, the Dogtra unit and training video and training lead. I reviewed the video and picked up a couple pointers that I have introduced to my dog's program. I have been using the unit daily for four weeks. It is easy to use the collar is inobtrusive but powerful. The hand held is a convenient size. I have tested it to a range of about three hundred yards; it worked, hope not to test the range and further.
ProsConvenient size. Controls easy to master and adjust stimulation levels in the field under training conditions. The training video is very good for someone new to training.
ConsHand held could use a belt clip and/or lanyard attachment on bottom.
June 21, 2021
This is the 2nd one of these we have purchased because they are so good! Our first one we have had for years and it still works great. We tried another, less expensive brand, but it was garbage and we returned it almost immediately and purchased another one of these. Be sure and watch the training video before using it! It is very helpful. Our dogs almost always only need a beep and they stop whatever they are doing wrong and obey. After a while, we hardly ever have to use it at all--and our dogs are Great Pyrenees, a VERY stubborn breed. Great training tool--highly recommend!
ProsStrap to hang around your neck so you can take it with you and not have to hold it the entire time. Loud beep Strong vibration Many static settings to fit any dog If we forget to charge it one night, it will usually last the entire next day for us.
By Christophe C.
Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas
Need a Unit for the Behavior Training Phase?
June 20, 2021
I train tactical dogs and pet dogs. For tactical dogs I use a variety of collars (etech 800s) and when we go long distance we use the big Garmins (Pro 550 Plus and the Trashbreaker). Our use is different than what you are probably thinking, btw. Nonetheless, I wanted a smaller, lighter non digital readout level unit for the close in behavior training. So, I selected this one off unit. This is a unique collar form Dogtra (as they say contracted only for Gun Dog Supply).
ProsStim starts out extremely low and the level jumps start out low. I haven't used anything above a 3 medium as it really is a training collar--not a tactical collar. I like (as we at Top-Dog K9 use vibrate and tone as signals) the dedicated tone and vibrate buttons.. I haven't used anything above a 3 medium as it really is a training collar--not a tactical collar. Bottom Line: This unit is good for behavior training..
ConsAs others have mentioned, overall, the buttons are not user friendly. Also it works better for right hand use than left hand use. . Don't get this if you need a tactical collar--you need more range to punch through walls and trees.
Great starter kit
May 26, 2021
Came already charged and ready to go Quality products and expert advice
Tactile STIM dial an improvement over other Dogtra
April 28, 2021
I returned my 280C because I did not like the radio dial and LED display for the stim levels and the lack of a tone. The Dogtra Just Right is the same exact size receiver with the added benefit of no look adjustment on the transmitter. I give it a 4.5/5 stars because I agree with another commenter, I wish the buttons had a texture on them as they are very smooth and sometimes hard to feel. I use it on my 25lb 1 year old beagle and would recommend this product.
Prostactile stim dial added tone/beep feature
Conslack of button texture on stim activation no option to hang transmitter upside down via lanyard
Great E Collar
March 24, 2021
E Collar works fine and was priced right but DVD that comes with collar never worked.
ProsLight weight controller
By Dean S.
Replacement/upgrade for our existing collar
March 24, 2021
We've had great success with our Dogtra collar for our golden doodle. However, after five years, our transmitter began to have issues, even with replacement of the batteries. So, looking for another, I found Gun Dog Supply. Their pricing was very good on an upgraded version of the transmitter with the collar included. And Gun Dog shipped more quickly than expected with us receiving our replacement just a few days after ordering. Overall, great service and a very good product!
ProsOutstanding tool for assisting with our Bella's obedience
ConsOnly lasted five years (which is as much a pro in today's world of electronics)
Great Video and Product
March 17, 2021
I really enjoyed the video is quite helpful. So far the product feels like it is well-made and the good quality. I really enjoy versatility various options for training my dog
North Central Washington
Absolutely love this collar!
February 17, 2021
My large young dog ("Lada" a Anatolian/Pyrenees cross) was getting some bad habits (not coming on command and chasing trucks and deer) and I almost got to the point of considering finding a new home for her. This e-collar changed all that very quickly. After just one walk with it (and use of the electric shock function only a couple of times) she learned to stay close and come on command (with just the beep function). Now I rarely have to use even the vibration function, it's like her old habit was broken immediately. I absolutely LOVE this collar, and so does Lada (and as a plus it holds the charge for a couple of weeks of daily walks).
Prosease of use holding of charge reliability cost comfort durability
Consnone (other than the attachment point on the controller is on the wrong end, making the supplied lanyard too short)
January 25, 2021
I have used this for almost 3 weeks on my 2 yr old lab. He has taken to it very well with happy and confident attitude. Take a look at Steve's video on this set up as he is right on in my experience to date, even to the 'back of hand test'. My lab is very attentive and biddable when not distracted, which unfortunately comes too easily. I find a 2 on the dial gets his attention when his focus is on training (I did not even notice), but quickly requires a 3 to 4 when distracted. It is sure nice to be able to move the power up a notch by feel only. I have not found a lot of use for the low, med, of both buttons to this point. I have noticed they work, but on the low level of 2 where I have been largely training to this point there is not enough of a difference to overcome a distraction, hence have needed to dial up and using low button only. I have not gone over a 4 low to this point, and moving to a 4 med or 4 high may indeed become significant attention getter. My pup has picked up fast n the tone as a recall, and I expect that'll be a great aid in the upland fields. Not sure I'll use the pager as it seems to confuse things for the dog right now. Bottom line is that the Dogtra Just Right has checked all the boxes for me so far. Also Kudo's to Steve's team for designng this product and for answering my questions when I called.
ProsBasic collar that fits my needs Quality Battery life has been good Value for $
ConsSmall case to keep things together would be nice, though would add to the cost.
By William L.
Lincoln, CA 95648
Garmin Sport Pro, Dogtra 1900S & Dogtra "Just Right"
December 25, 2020
I have a 2 yr. old, 90# Yellow Labrador, the 6th Lab in my career of dog training. I use a remote every day, both morning and late afternoon for 2+ hrs. every day. My review is intended to be constructive rather that critical, however, I will describe each of 3 units, acquired from Gun Dog Supply, as my experience dictates. For my use, 10 levels of Stim is adequate. Having 24-70 levels just adds to the confusion. I prefer to operate the remote precisely & quickly without requiring visual or two-hand operation. The belt-loop carabiner (Garmin Sport Pro) maintains the unit exactly at hand-at-your-side height. A neck lanyard results in the remote unit swinging in front of me, precisely where I’m trying to do something else. Prefer receiver collar with “D” ring for temp leash attachment. The Garmin Sport Pro is my overall favorite: 1. All controls on the same surface of the unit & ALL can be operated by altering my thumb position. 2. Single hand operation. No LCD to look at to select stim levels. 3. Stim level adjustment is simple w/o looking at hand held unit. Level is easily determined by feeling “clicks” on adj. wheel. 4. Carabiner attached on remote bottom allows unit/finger orientation to remain identical as holding unit in front of me. 5. Curved back surface easily identifies unit orientation w/o visual check and fits nicely in hand. Dogtra 1900S 1. Requires two hands to operate & adjust LCD. 2. No means for attaching carabiner to bottom of unit. 3. On/Off buttons on opposing sides can result in Off being actuated when pressing Nick button. 4. Operation buttons are located on three sides of device 5. Buttons have very smooth undetectable surface texture (when hands are wet and cold) without visually looking at unit. Dogtra “Just Right” 1. Added tactile wheel stim level & eliminated LCD. A real plus. 2. Reduced buttons from three to two sides (surfaces) of remote unit. 3. No bottom attachment for belt-loop carabiner attachment. 4. 24 stim levels, eight requiring two fingers simultaneously pushing on side of remote. 5. Buttons lack tactile surface. Difficult to detect when hands are wet and cold. Conclusion: The Garmin Sport Pro is my favorite as it is much easier (simple) to operate with Dial Stim Level, all controls on the same surface and the bottom attachment for carabiner “belt loop” attachment. I have always been 100% satisfied with all products from Gun Dog Supply. Really like the synthetic waterproof leash’s with the ring on the hand-hold loop. Very handy when two hands are needed, a young pup can be attached to belt loop. The genuine warranties and excellent telephone technical advice is truly appreciated. Video’s Steve provides for many products are very useful. Sincerely, Bill Lane
Best training tool!
December 23, 2020
I have a GSP who is strong and high energy, so this collar is the perfect tool for training! It’s quality and easy to use. I highly recommend this item to beginners and seasoned hunters alike!
ProsEasy to use, great quality, effective.
By Scott T.
Exactly what I needed
December 22, 2020
I actuality first bought the dogtra pathfinder to track and train my gsp. The pathfinder is great but the ecollar function is a bit cumbersome in the field because it operates through your phone. I called dogtra to see if I could pair a handheld with that collar and they do not have that technology yet for that system. Anyway, I decided to keep the pathfinder for the excellent tracker and get the "just right" for the ecollar. It's great! The transmitter is small, but durable and does its job. The handheld fits perfectly into your hand and is quick to use right or left handed. Trooper had made huge strides with the help of this until! It's literally "just right"!
ProsCollar and transmitter size and durability Handheld is great for either hand and is "no look"
By Mary A.
Small Dog E collar
October 28, 2020
ProsJust using the recall bell works
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