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The collar is suited for dogs 8 pounds and up and has a tone-only mode. In this mode, a beep is emitted to alert your dog while you’re training him. Don’t fear the rain. The collar and the transmitter are both waterproof.
On Amazon, PetSafe’s device was rated higher than the Aetertek At-211sw 400 Yard Remote Control Shock Collar. The Aeterek collar received an average of 3.1 stars—negative reviewers complained that the collar had low battery life and one said it was defective “right out of the box”. Do note though, that a few users had similar complaints for the PetSafe Training Collar as well. The Lobo Commander Waterproof Rechargeable Wireless 400 Yard Electronic Dog Training Collar was rated higher than the PetSafe Collar at 4.1 stars and is more affordable—it has similar features to the PetSafe collar like tone training and various levels of correction, so you may want to take a look at that one as well.
The PetSafe Yard Park Rechargeable Training Collar has an average rating of 4 stars on Amazon. Positive reviewers raved about the collar’s positive and negative tones and the waterproof protection. One reviewer said the collar still worked when there was heavy rain. Negative reviewers complained mostly about the device’s low battery life, price being too high, and not having enough range. One reviewer wrote, “sometimes you’re standing right next to your dog and it won’t work.”
The Bottom Line
Many sing praises of this collar. So if you are prepared to shell out a bit of money and try this out, this may be a small price to pay for having a well-behaved canine companion.