PETSAFE REMOTE DOG TRAINING COLLAR (PDT00-15102) REVIEW
Imagine training your pet without the use of hired professionals, behavior modification camps or any other expensive methods. Wouldn't it be great if you could get your chippy furry friend to be more obedient just by yourself? It can be done, won't be easy, but as long as you have the right tools and are persistent and continuous in your intention you will reach your goal. Remember, patience is everything and this is a great way to get you and your pet even closer in a safe and harmful way.
Let us explain...
Remote trainers come in different shapes and sizes, they use mild, electric stimulation that are absolutely harmless. They will not hurt your dog, but what they will do is get you their attention. We recommend these remote trainers because there is almost no learning curve, and you can start using them right away. Today we are gonna cover one we liked in particular, due to its cool features, good range, and upgrade ability.
- Generally fits dogs of all sizes (over 8 lb.)
- Neck size up to 28 inches
- Has eight levels of correction, including a tone-only mode
- Waterproof transmitter and collar - for your adventurous pet
- 800 yards of range, great for indoor training, also somewhat good for outdoor.
- Both collar and remote use rechargeable batteries
The collar has a sturdy design and it feels well-built, it won't match the top tier models on the market but overall we didn't find anything poor about it. It comes with two half-inch contact points that deliver the static stimulation, an on/off button on the side and a charging jack with a cover to keep debris out. It has a rechargeable NiMH battery with a recharge time at around twelve hours. The maximum correction level is pretty strong which makes it very viable even for bigger dogs.
The walkie-talkie style transmitter is very intuitive and easy to use. You'll notice it has three buttons which are all customizable to your preference. You can have many combos of settings. For instance, a stimulation followed by a beep tone or you can have two different levels set to button one and button two, respectively. It also features a turn dial which is used to set the adequate level of stimulation from one to eight.
It will cover up to 800 yards of range depending on your surroundings but we found it to be very reliable in a open field. Using just one transmitter you can control up to three collars which can come in hand if you're a multiple dog owner.
Both the collar and the transmitter feature NiMH rechargeable and replaceable batteries. As we already mentioned in one of our articles, this is an older technology compared to the more modern Lithium-ion ones. While the battery life is pretty good, twelve hours of recharge time is considered a downside by modern standards.
Another thing to keep in mind when using this type of batteries is that they need to be recharged more often, else they will die beyond recovery. A solution would be turning both devices off when not in use, while frequently charging them overnight. Another solution is just getting spare ones since they are easily replaceable.
• Great range, suitable for all activities
• Customizable buttons, very versatile
• Can be used with multiple dogs
• Uses NiMH battery
What We Liked about It
What we liked the most about this system is how solid it is and what it does. It's sort of your "Jack of all trades, master of none" when it comes to dog behavior correction tools. If you're an avid hunting dog trainer looking to get the best gear on the market and you have an unlimited budget, then this system won't be for you. However, if you're like us, looking for a good solution for your pups adventurous spirit at a reasonable price point, then you cannot go wrong with picking this up.
What We didn’t Like
Besides the batteries that we already mentioned, one thing we didn't like about this device is the inconsistency while used in forest surroundings. While it was super reliable in an indoor and open field environment, once we took it to the test in our closest pine forest it performed somewhat underwhelming.
The range wasn't as good, which is kind of expected due to the radio signals being interrupted by the terrain. Still, we were kind of hoping to get better results. One thing we found to solve the problem to an extent is holding the transmitter in a vertical position away from your body.
The PetSafe Adventure Dog Remote Training Collar is a reliable behavior correctional tool and a safe and effortless way to make you and your pet enjoy your training time together. The best part about using this type of system is that once your dog is trained, switching from static simulations to using just the warning beep will be a breeze. The main selling point for us was the signal ran and the price.
While we could recommend a more expensive and better product for more demanding users, this is your go-to device if you're in the market for an affordable system that get's the job done. At the end of the day, that's all that matters.