ipets Petrainer PET916-1 E-Collar
Petrainer PET916-1 has a professional look and is rechargeable, waterproof while delivering professional performance for a starting amateur trainer. It’s the perfect introductory system for someone new to e-collars who desire to perfect obedience around the house, yard or walks in the park. Our range of 330 yards will easily cover any household misbehavior and backyard problems. It features 4 modes: static shock, vibration, beep and light. Don’t forget the remote transmitter is also waterproof to ensure it can handle any type of wet conditions. Lastly, you can always add another collar to the remote transmitter as it can control up to two dogs.
- Collar Size: Able to fit small, medium, and large dogs. 15 lbs or larger. TPU Collar Size from 7 to 26 inches long.
- Includes one collar, remote transmitter can control up to 2 collars. (Extra collars sold separately).
- Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium batteries for collar receiver and remote transmitter.
- Water Capabilities: Waterproof remote transmitter and collar receiver.
- Range: UP to 330 yards.
- Tone/Vibration Options: 100 levels of vibration and 1 level of standard tone.
- Stimulation Levels: 100 levels of static shock.
- Easy to read display with blue back light.
- Quick and straightforward pairing process.
- Conserves power when not in use to extend battery life.
- Remote transmitter and receiver can be charged at the same time.
- 1 x Remote Transmitter
- 1 x Collar Receiver
- 1 x Adjustable TPU Strap
- 2 x USB Charging Cable
- 1 x Charger
- 1 x Test Bulb
- 3 Sets of Contact Points
What We Think:
We ordered the collar for our then 4 month old Shepard/Lap/Rotti cross. Our dog is big, and growing much, much bigger. He is fairly smart, but also has the ‘lab’ excitability/enthusiasm. The dog had recently started to learn some bad habits, like jumping to ‘nip’ at our 4-year-old’s hands, and not coming when he was called. We ordered the collar on the internet for approximately $60, as it was at least $100 cheaper than anywhere closer. It took about a week to get here, granted though, that it was ordered during the Christmas holidays.
We didn’t want to put our dog through anything that would hurt him, we wanted to use the least amount of deterrent required, we were planning on using the vibration only setting. We wouldn’t use anything on our dog we were scared to use on ourselves. So, before trying the collar on the dog, we tried it on our own thighs. (***Do not try this at home!***) You have to ensure both ‘prongs’ on the collar unit are sitting firmly on your skin and pressing down slightly on the unit, so the prongs are depressed. Using the vibration only setting of 10, it felt like a minor vibration of the unit on the collar. Once we raised the setting to 20, there was a definite vibration, not enough to hurt, but definitely enough to make you stop what you were doing.
The collar was easy to apply to the dog. The collar strap was long enough to accommodate any size of dog, but there was no way to secure the excess collar to the collar. We tried looping it around so it went back through the loop. However, it didn’t stay looped, so it ended up being loose most of the time, and our dog ended up chewing the excess off. Problem solved? The dog got used to the excess bulk of the collar/unit fairly quickly.
At first we used the vibration only setting of 10 whenever he exhibited the behavior we wanted to correct. The first couple of days, the effect was instantaneous. He would stop the behavior immediately and come to us. We made sure not to ‘over-use’ the collar, however, the dog seemed to become de-sensitized to the lowest setting. So we raised it to 15, then 20 (still vibration only). At the setting of 20, the collar seemed to be effective again, and has remained effective ever since. We have had the collar several weeks now, and have not had to increase the vibration setting, nor add any other setting.
You choose the behavior deterrent you want/need: Tone only, Vibration only, Tone and Vibration, Shock. There are 100 levels of vibration, and 100 levels of shock (“static”). The remote has a range of up to 300 meters, and both the collar and the remote transmitter are waterproof. This is great, because we were planning on taking him to the lake with us this summer, and in the boat. The transmitter is expandable to control 2 collars, which is great if you get another dog.
The transmitter is bulky, and although it has a hook to attach it to your belt/pocket, it falls off easily. So we tend to put it down wherever we are, and forget it. Also, when one person is upstairs, and one downstairs, the dog follows whoever he wants at the time. So we find ourselves either forgetting the transmitter there too, or passing it up/down the stairs. However, this could be a product of the dog behaving for the most part.
The collar/transmitter combo are great and easy-to-use for the beginning trainer. My only suggestion: Use the lowest level deterrent you need. If you need to use the highest level of shock, you may need something more than just the collar/transmitter…try obedience training first, and maybe this just isn’t the dog for you.
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