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The device has Li-Polymer 2-hour quick charge batteries. Since the batteries are rechargeable, you’ll end up saving a ton of money over several similar products that have batteries that need to be replaced.
This product has an LCD screen that displays the stimulation levels during your training session. Other features of the device include a ½ mile line of sight range, 127 customizable levels of stimulation, 3 types of correction, a three-bar low battery indicator and waterproof protection to ensure successful training sessions for you and your furry friend.
The Dogtra 280ncp Platinum was rated higher than the Educator EZ-900 – 1/2 Mile Remote Waterproof Trainer and E-Collar on Amazon, which has an average of 3.9 stars from 7 reviews. The products are very similar—both include a ½ mile range, are waterproof and more or less use the same stimulation modes. However, some reviewers that the Educator trainer’s instructions were too complicated but none complained about mal-functions. The Dogtra 280ncp Platinum with collar is only about 7 dollars more than Educator’s EZ-900’s bundle on Amazon. Therefore, if you want a product with more concise instructions, you may want to go for the Dogtra 280ncp Platinum—it is not that much more expensive than the EZ-900 anyway. If you’re concerned about mal-functions, however, you might want to try another brand. The Pet Resolve Dog Training Collar with Remote is also similar to the Dogtra 280ncp Platinum, but is actually a bit better quality and is affordable on Amazon. It got an average rating of 4.5 stars, is waterproof and has a variety of shock and vibration stimulations. It can train up to three dogs at once and has a ¾ mile range compared to Dogtra 280ncp Platinum’s ½ mile range. The Dogtra 280ncp Platinum is about a hundred dollars more than Pet Resolve’s device. Therefore, if you want more value for your money, go with Pet Resolve.
On Amazon, this device received an average rating of 4.6 stars. People said that it “worked great” and helped train their dogs effectively. Many reviewers that gave low ratings complained about malfunctions, like having the collar vibrate when it wasn’t supposed to, or not having enough stimulation to properly train the dog. One reviewer complained that their dog became more “aggressive” after using it due to stimulation and some said that the device stopped working just after a few days.
The Bottom Line
This product offers a lot of variety. Overall it was rated high on Amazon, which means that its chances of mal-functioning are probably slim. This a product for effective dog training.