The Garmin Tri-Tronics Pro 550 is an intuitive, 1-handed, IPX7 water-resistant exceptional device that lets you train up to 3 dogs at a time. It’s packed with 21 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, vibration, and tone settings. The PRo 550 is easy to operate—it’s 1-handed design helps you keep an eye on your dog at all times,. It is easy to switch between stimulation levels as well as between dogs. This product has a fixed transmitter antenna, which prevents the antenna from being lost. The antenna is 2 1/2 inches long, and provides up to a 1 mile range.
With a 1 mile range, this is the perfect device for training your dog indoors. There is a built in BarkLimiter™ operated on the dog device to ensure that he doesn’t cause an uproar in your house. One of the cool high-tech features of this product is that it can adjust the level of correction applied so as to be just enough to stop your dog from barking needlessly. There are also LED beacon lights, built-in to the dog device, to help locate your dog in low light conditions.
Though Garmin Tri-Tronics Pro 550 is a bit pricey, it certainly brings more to the table than Mini Educator E-Collar ET-300ZEN—that product is also designed to be used in places like parks, backyards, and homes, but only has a ½ mile range capability.
The Garmin Pro 70 is another product with a 1 mile range. The Pro 70 is expandable to train up to 6 dogs, rather than the 3 that the Pro 550 can be used for. However, the Garmin Pro 70 only has 6 levels of continuous stimulation, as opposed to the 21 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation on the Pro 550.
On Amazon, the Garmin Tri-Tronics Pro 550 received an average of 3.9 stars from 19 reviewers. Positive reviews praised the BarkLimiter™ and the remote’s design. One reviewer wrote that it gets a dog to pay attention and learn quickly. Some negative reviewers complained that the collar was “cheap and flimsy” and that the remote had “battery issues”. A negative reviewer wrote that the remote is too big to conveniently fit in a pocket.
The Bottom Line
This is a good product to train your dog at the places that he goes to everyday. It’s palm fit design makes it easy to use and you can comfortably train more than one dog with the device. It’s a little pricey and you will probably be able to find a similar device that’s cheaper on Amazon—but for a 1 mile dog trainer, it’s not bad at all.