Cabelas dog training collars Good or Bad??????

6/16/09 @ 6:17 PM
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wishin4fishin
wishin4fishin
USER since 7/3/06
I am looking for my first electronic dog training collar and I was referred to the Cabelas GS 5000 and GS6000 series by a few people. My question is does anyone own one or can anyone make a recomendation for a good collar that has the following features: visual low level battery indicator, 1/2 mile range or less, waterproof, audible tone. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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8/16/18 @ 8:16 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

I bought a dogtra.  Works great but i'm not super pleased on the battery life.  I have the 1900S.   I had a TriTronics with my other dog for 11 years,  battery was still good after all that time.  

I don't think anything is made as good as it once was.

So I think buying a cabelas collar would be fine.  You won't get anything better anywhere else.  I'd go for it,  especially if it's a bit cheaper and maybe a better warranty.  If I'd do it again,  knowing the battery life of my Dogtra (about 48 hours),  i'd buy a cheapo Sportdog from Fleet and throw it away if it went bad after couple years.

My TriTronics lasted a week on one charge.  I leave the collars on but rarely use them.  My current dog I haven't had to buzz him or use a shock in months.  It just goes on and stays on him till it dies.  I'm charging it every other day.

Edited on 8/16/18 8:19 AM
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8/12/18 @ 8:57 PM
duckjunkie
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USER since 11/3/08

In various dog circles that I've been in, the saying was there are only 2 makes of e-collar, Dogtra and Tritronic. I'm sure there are other brands that are decent, I've only used Dogtra.

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8/12/18 @ 7:12 AM
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6/19/09 @ 11:42 AM
TY 4
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Originally Posted by swamp_runner: I run and innotek collar. However the great thing about cabelas brand anything is they stand behind that product 100%. This is not the case after a year or so with other products. I would very seriously consider a cabelas brand…………….Before you post false information you may want to do so research on your information. First Innotek is made in China and their warranty from the company is only one year from the time of purchase. As far as Tri-Tronics they stand behind their product 100%, and you have a 2 year warranty with them if ANY parts or electronic components fail from the time of purchase. And again, their made in the U.S.A.

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6/19/09 @ 8:00 AM
Birdyboy
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USER since 8/24/07
I would agree with Zones on this one too. Whatever collar you use, be gentle and judicious with that button. My brother in law has a great pointer. She hunts like a champ when I take her out alone without him. When he is along, and that collar is on, the dog won't leave his side for fear of getting fried.

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6/18/09 @ 9:37 PM
Baggs
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USER since 6/16/01
I've got a Dogtra collar that I bought 7 years ago and it was a reconditioned one when I bought it. Other than replacing the rechargable batteries in the collar and sending unit, It has been flawless.

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6/18/09 @ 8:10 PM
swamp_runner
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I run and innotek collar. However the great thing about cabelas brand anything is they stand behind that product 100%. This is not the case after a year or so with other products.

I would very seriously consider a cabelas brand.

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6/18/09 @ 3:05 PM
zones4
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USER since 6/18/01
I am with the group on this one. I have a 10 year old TriTronic collar and used it when I got to train the dog the first year and last year pulled it out to let a guy train his dog and just charged it and put fresh batteries in the remote and no issues. Problem is just cause you can zap a dog a mile out does not mean you should. I came across a guy two years back pushing his button like crazy at Jackson Marsh. I asked him if something is wrong and he said he lost his dog. Which was sitting next to his vehicle on the ground shaking. The dog went for a bird and the guy went into the woods thinking that is where the dog went to. the dog actually lost the owner and ran back a mile to the truck. Reason I know this is my brother and I parked next to this guy and saw the dog in pain and the collar light RED meaning it was going off. My brother and I took the collar of the dog and the dog was fine in a minute but the collar kept going off every few seconds. I set out for this yahoo and confronted him. Needles to say he was in complete shock himself special when he got back to his vehicle to see his dog PLUS the dog had the pheasant next to the truck. The guy walked about fifty feet into the field and shot the controller and the collar. Which my brother said "crap I would took the collar". if you have the long distance collar and you can't see the dog sometimes pushing it is only going to make things worse.

Zones4

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6/17/09 @ 7:00 PM
Birdyboy
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USER since 8/24/07
I used a Cabela's/Innotek collar with a tone or shock option for two years on my dog with no problems at all. Used it in wet, dry, warm, cold conditions. It made no difference. The collar worked as advertised. When I got my wiemaraner a year and a half ago, I picked up a Dogtra 2 dog system with a 3/4 mile effective range.

The Dogtra is definitely a higher quality product and I don't I'd go back to the Cabela's brand for a replacement unless cost became the primary concern. I gave my old collar to a relative for their dog. They had no problems with it either.

Edited on 6/17/09 7:01 PM
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6/17/09 @ 4:13 PM
Kickenbass
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The Ecollar is the last thing you want to skimp on. Buying a top of the line collar used is better than buying cheap new. You said 1/2 mile range. 1/2 mile range is on flat ground with out interference. Go for one with a mile or more you never know when you'll need to reach out and touch them.

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