Years ago, I had a Yellow Lab named Mac (pictured) and he was strong-willed, like Labs tend to be. Mac, and all Labs, need lots of physical activity. At the time, I was a dedicated runner. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right? Except for the fact you can’t run very efficiently with a dog on a leash tugging you in all directions or chasing an off-lease dog who decides to go wherever he chooses! After dealing with these bad experiences, I reluctantly decided to try a dog “shock” collar. The good news was it worked great and within days, Mac was running with me and always staying within a few feet. The bad news, it was a “shock” collar and was painful to my best friend (albeit just for a short time). The collar I used was not nearly as sophisticated and humane as those available today.
So as you ponder over whether or not to include a state of the art e-collar in your puppy training schedule keep Mac’s story in mind. The truth is that today training collars from reputable suppliers are very effective AND much safer for the dog. Today we will focus on none other but what, in my opinion, is the best-of-the-best, the Educator ET-300. Below are its most important ergonomic and functionality features that make it one of the best training collars anywhere and certainly the best value for its price range on Amazon.
aOne dog system with 1/2 mile range
aSmall receiver (2″x1.5″x1″, 2.4 oz) for dogs 5 pounds and larger
aMini ergonomic “stopwatch” transmitter (2.64″ diameter x 1.29″ thick) is well-suited for small hands or in situations where discreetness is important
aDelivers a tapping sensation similar to vibration, but more intense, making it an effective addition to the stimulation
aUser-selectable stimulation levels from 1 to 100 with additional boost stimulus selectable from 1 to 60
aIncludes two sets of contact points (5/8″ and 3/4″)
aLithium-polymer rechargeable batteries with dual charger; 2-hour full charge
To begin, electronic collars are not intended to punish dogs, but more as a deterrent to train negative or unsafe behavior out of a dog. The stimulation or shock administered by an approved shock collar is safe, so while it is certainly enough to get a dog’s attention and deter certain behaviors, it won’t do any lasting physical harm.
Further, the Educator has not only adjustable stimulation levels (from 1 to 100), but also a safer, non-shocking, vibration mode to train your dog effectively in the most humane manner. This feature is very useful especially since not all dogs are the same and if you have been training dogs for any length of time you certainly know this by now. You can now adjust the level of correction for the seriousness of he offence and also depending on the subject varying from a simple vibration or beep as a warning to a size-able static pulse. This collar also features additional selectable boost stimulus from 1 to 60.
Vibration features a powerful motor on the ET-300 making it nearly twice as powerful and detectable as that of other models in its price range. A buzz makes a good fair warning to teach the dog to anticipate what comes next if they continue bad behavior. This means that your dog will learn to avoid mistakes and punishment. You will hardly have to deliver static correction. It is the dog’s absolute favorite training collar.
It is rumored that you can run the ET-300 over with both tires of your medium sized utility van and it will still function perfectly. This means that no matter what stresses it is subject to while in operation, it will hold. It also works well in wet environments and water in case your dog decides to go for a swim.
November 8, 2014
“Definitely get a personal dog trainer or educate yourself on how to use this product with your dog prior to use so that you both have a good experience. If used improperly you could have a negative impact on your dog. These products get a lot of negative news and attention just because people are very uneducated and base their conclusions solely on emotion and not logic, which seems to be very prevalent in today’s society. When the ET-300 is used properly you have a happy pup that is able to be trusted off leash and has the confidence and understanding of what your desired behavior from the animal is. This made a huge improvement on the overall behavior of my Chesapeake Bay Retriever, she had a real problem understanding how to return affection and how to play with people, she would play very rough and bite a little too hard when she was excited. Once she understood that those behaviors were not acceptable it really calmed her down and in doing so she has gained a new world of freedom and independence”
Amazon Customer – July 10, 2017
Now that you know why the ET-300 is the best dog training collar. Get through your puppy training phase with utmost ease and minimal discomfort for you and your dog. Purchase it at a store near you OR order online and have it delivered right to your doorstep. In fact, the best place to order the original educator ET-300 is on Amazon for only $179.99 – an inexpensive price for a great value. And, of course, you get the full manufacturer’s warranty along with the security of ordering from Amazon ….