ASYPETS RECHARGEABLE REMOTE DOG TRAINING COLLAR REVIEW
Man's best friend... loyal to the core but boy can they be stubborn right?
We all love our furry companions and one of the reasons we feel so affectionate about them is their occasional mischief. However, more than often we end up with headaches from their headstrong personalities and misbehavior.
Now there's more than one remedy for this, and we're not counting aspirin.
Remote dog training collars fit into the category of easy-to-use, portable and affordable. Well, the last one depends on what kind of features you are looking for, but this particular model we're covering today has a great price point and some impressive characteristics. We can all agree that the most important thing for all pet owners is the knowledge that they are training their dog in a safe and painless way and that's exactly what this device does.
- For dogs of all sizes
- 8-28 inches adjustable collar
- 16 levels of stimulation intensity
- 3 modes: beep tone, vibration, static
- Waterproof, good for any type of weather
- Up to 450 yards of range
The collar is built from sturdy plastic and has a good-sized design. What we did notice while testing it on smaller dogs is that it tends to shift a little bit which can be annoying. We did not have this problem with bigger breeds, it was a snug fit. It comes with 2 sets of contact points (0.47 and 0.59), which gives you more variations. Whether your dog is a shorthaired or a longhaired breed, will determine which set you'll be using.
The transmitter with a digital display is a nice touch and it's not a common feature in this price range. All the information you need is shown on it and it helps make this unit one of the easiest to use devices we ever tested. Each of the three modes we mentioned before has their own assigned button. The other three buttons are used to adjust the level of stimulation and to choose between collar number one, and collar number two (purchasing the second one is optional).
16 levels of correction allow for precise fine tuning and are also something worth pointing out since double-digit static simulation levels are a feature found only in much more expensive units.
Finally, we've made it to the strongest selling point of this device and it is the battery. Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries will handle up to 7-8 weeks for the transmitter and about 2 weeks for the collar before going flat. This will depend of course on how often you use it. Owners who train their dog every day will have to charge both items more frequently. It does come with a 2 in 1 charger and the recharge time is pretty good so it won't be much of a hassle. This is maybe a good time to point out that you should not be keeping the collar on your pup unless you're training him and you should never use it on a leash.
The entire system is water-resistant which means you can be confident in using it in any weather conditions. While we were testing it, we placed the receiver into a water tank and when we pulled it out the static shock mode was still working which was impressive.
• Very budget-friendly
• Digital Display
• Battery life
• Transmitter and the collar desync
What We Liked about It
While this product is not without its flaws, we really enjoyed that it boasts some features you wouldn't really expect to find on a device in this category. Just by comparing it to some other remote trainers or entirely different systems, you will quickly see that you'll be saving money and making progress with your canine friend in a matter of no time because it's so easy to use.
Besides the already stated digital display and great battery life, we also enjoyed using the optional second collar with only one transmitter. With the dedicated button on the controller, switching between the two was seamless and worked like a charm.
What We didn’t Like
While we didn't have a lot of time to test this particular unit, we did manage to contact a few long-time users and one thing most of them pointed out as a major flaw was that from time to time the transmitter and the collar would desync. While this does not occur frequently, it still is an annoyance,
While this does question the reliability of the unit, we decided we can live with it. Of course, more reliable models are available and we even reviewed some of them but you're going to have to be ready to pay extra.
AsyPets Rechargeable Remote Waterproof Dog Training Collar is the definition of the phrase "bang for your buck". Lacking compared to some more expensive models, but offering few awesome features that justify the high 4.1 rating we gave it.
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If you're new to basic dog obedience training, we strongly recommend considering this model as your first purchase. It will lay down the foundation for a better communication bridge between you and your lovely but stubborn best friend.