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Picking out a training collar for your dog is not always easy. Depending on its size it may not be able to fit every brand. Dogtra changes the game with its waterproof ARC training collar. The slim collar features a low-profile receiver that is ergonomically shaped to your dog’s neck. Its ¾ mile range capability lets you keep track of your furry friend whether near or far.
The ARC is designed for all breeds with medium to soft temperaments. It has low to medium output and up to 127 stimulation levels. The device’s ‘nick’ and ‘constant’ stimulation along with a non-stimulating vibration will train your dog effectively in no time. The checkered grips on the handheld transmitter also makes your training session a better experience. If you have two dogs, that’s fine too. The transmitter is expandable to a two-dog system.
The 2 hour rapid charge batteries of the ARC are a fantastic feature.
You have a few choices if you are in the market for a ¾ mile range collar on Amazon. For example, the Pet Resolve Dog Training Collar also has a¾ mile range. If you have more than 2 dogs that need training, you may want to go for the Pet Resolve collar, since you can use that to train up to 3 dogs at once, while the ARC can only train up to 2.
The SportDog Sporthunter has a shorter range of 1/2 mile. However, in some ways it is more advanced than the Dogtra ARC because of its 3-dog training capability and button customization on the handheld transmitter. However, the Dogra ARC excels in its stimulation variety. It offers 127 for gradual adjustment while the SportDog Sporthunter only offers 8.
Amazon reviewers rated the Dogtra ARC with an average of 4.3 stars. Positive reviewers praised the ¾ mile range, weatherproof design, and 2-dog training capability. One reviewer said the design is a great fit for any dog. The design creates gaps on each side of the receiver so that the collar isn’t too tight around the dog’s neck.
On the other hand, negative reviewers complained that collars were defective and had poor design. One reviewer said that the ARC singed holes in its dog’s neck—the reviewer complained that the dog’s skin smelled burnt and its neck was bloody after wearing it. Another reviewer also commented that the ARC design caused irritation and redness to its dog’s skin. The reviewer claimed that the negative reinforcement stimulation is what leads to it.
The Bottom Line
The Dogtra ARC is highly rated on Amazon. However, keep in mind that the design may not be suitable for some dog breeds—especially ones with longer hair that can tangle easily. If you have one or two dogs that need a little bit of behavior correction, then this collar is a great option for you. It has a variety of stimulation levels to meet all of your needs during a training session.