The Dogtra IQ Plus has everything you need for your dog’s training needs. The 400-yard range, waterproof e-collar has several different training modes. These are nick, constant, and pager vibration. The pager vibration mode is similar to the vibrate feature on most cell phones. The device also outputs a low-med stimulation output from 1-100 levels for gradual and precise control.
Have more than one dog? The IQ Plus makes it easy to train both of them. The product has an expandable remote dog training tool, which lets you train them simultaneously. Big dogs benefit as well. The collar is designed for furry friends that weigh ten pounds and up. The only downside is that the battery life is a bit low, with only a 2-hour charge capability. However, they are at least rechargeable, which is a plus.
The Plus in the name of this product stands for the expandable function, which means that a single remote can be used to train two different dogs, with the purchase of an additional collar. So if you are going to train only one dog anyway, then you may want to consider the Dogtra IQ (without the Plus), which can only be used to train a single dog.
On Amazon, the Dogtra IQ Plus is listed at around the same price as its competitor, the SportDog 425. The SportDog 425 is arguable a better value because it has a 500 -yard range and batteries that last 50 – 70 hours per charge. If you’re okay with spending 10 dolars more, you may want to go with the SportDog 425 rather than the Dogtra IQ. However, the Dogtra IQ is rated higher than most of its other competitors, like the PetSafe Yard & Park Rechargeable Dog Training Collar, the Aetertek At-211sw 400 Yard Remote Control Shock Collar and the Ortz Remote Controlled Dog Training Bark Collar.
Amazon reviewers gave the Dogtra IQ Plus an average of 4.2 stars. Positive reviewers raved about the vibrate feature and stimulation levels. One reviewer said this device is way more effective than a human dog trainer. Another raved about the waterproof protection and the remote and collar’s small size. Negative reviewers, on the other hand complained that the device didn’t work properly and wasn’t water resistant.
The Bottom Line
This collar is not cheap, but that’s because it’s one of the most advanced 400 yard collars to date. There are a variety of stimulation levels, which allow you to be fully in control during your training session.