It has dramatically reduced our dog's barking. He was a very obedient dog in all other ways but his nuisance barking would make us crazy. The collar system was not hard to learn how to use and it is very effective as long as you use it consistently.
It does not feel inhumane to us. We only have to set it on 2 most of the time. Every once in a while when he gets into a frenzy we turn it up to 3 or 4. We are all much more at peace now, including the dog because he has learned to stop getting so wound up about things that don't matter.
We had previously used the citronella spray collar to curb his barking and that eventually became ineffective because it did not consistently spray him and he also learned that if he barked long enough he could empty the spray reservoir.
Also it may be of interest that our dog is only 7 pounds and we are still able to use this collar, we just wrap the collar strap around his neck a second time. This collar is well worth the money and I'm very happy that we didn't buy some cheaper brand/model.
BTW - Steve's team's customer service is great.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2224 Reviewed: 2011-08-31 Featured Review
"The E-collar is amazing. No other way to put it."
Works great. Our dog is a little aggressive towards livestock at times and sometimes people and this collar works great. He is quite small and weighs a little less than 15 lbs, and this collar works great. It gets very small, although you have to wrap the collar around twice before you hook it, which is no problem. Love the vibration of the collar. That's all it takes for him to back down. What I also love about it is I can put it on a big dog as well and works great there too!!!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 22131 Reviewed: 2015-07-11 Featured Review
I have the 77DT, and I have had it for 14 years, and I am just now having problems with it. Won't keep a charge very long. Would like to have another one, but I guess they don't make this one anymore cause I can't find it. If someone could tell me what works as good I would like to know. Thank you.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2873 Reviewed: 2011-10-12
German Shorthair,Lab. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.
It would be nice if it had changeable contacts for the collars. Contacts provided work great for the shorthair but I need to have the collar extremely tight on the lab because of the thicker fur. The magnetic switch to turn on the collar works fine when hunting around home but you need to be careful how you pack it when going on a trip. First trip I took, I put everything in my backpack only to discover that the controller had turned a collar on while travelling and it needed charged when I got there. Fortunately, I had overnight to charge it. It is still an excellent product for the price.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2763 Reviewed: 2011-09-09
Pros: Battery life, Compact size, Antenna range, Weatherproof, Levels of stimulation, Quality Cons: Length of collar even on medium/large size dogs and you cannot cut it because of the internal antenna. The toggle switch on the remote to change dogs is easily breakable
Overall very good unit I would recommend it
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2551 Reviewed: 2011-09-04
"Collar is too long, but you can't shorten it due to antenna wires in collar."
The remote was cheaply made and fell apart with normal use. The collar itself took a long time to charge and seemed to deliver an inconsistent shock. We have since purchased a Sport Dog collar and found it to be a much better alternative.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2043 Reviewed: 2011-08-31
A lightweight trainer that offers simple controls, but advanced features.
Temporarily sold out. Expected to be back in stock by early May,
D.T. Systems presents the Micro-iDT PLUS, a lightweight trainer that offers simple controls, but advanced features so that this unit can grow with your dog's training needs. The rugged micro-sized collar unit and transmitter fit in the palm of your hand. The comfortable waterproof collar fits small to large dogs. Plus, you can expand your system to up to 3 dogs with DT Systems Micro-iDT Add-On Collars!
The Micro-iDT PLUS Series features Maxx-Range, the industry's only internal FM radio frequency antenna woven in the collar. With up to a 900 yard range, they are perfect for field or household use.
The Micro-iDT PLUS Series collars feature 16 levels of continuous and nick (momentary) stimulation intensity, with an easy "no look" clicking stimulation dial. Easy one hand held operation allows for maximum control and safety.
Momentary "Nick" stimulation, continuous stimulation, and positive vibration
Expandable up to 3 dogs using toggle selector switch
Up to 900 yard range
16 levels of intensity adjusted from the transmitter
3/4" collar strap
"Basic Obedience Training" booklet by George Hickox
GUN DOG SUPPLY - "Serving Hunting & Field Dog Owners Nationally Since 1972."
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