Summary: This collar works great in the woods. I take my dogs out every day for a walk in the woods behind our house. They sometimes go on a side trip of their own and will not come back on command. But thanks to this collar, I know where they are at all times and can get to them and get them under control again.
Summary: I have four of these and will not hunt without them again. Know where my hounds are at all times and can correct when needed. Hounds now respond to tone and I rarely have to use the shock anymore.
Summary: I am not a hunter, so a lot about this set up is over-kill for me, but it was the only system I could find that I felt confident taking into the woods where there is no cell phone signal. I also don't use the shock function at all and took the shock prongs off. My story started when I decided, as an adult, to get back into camping.
Summary: My wife and our dog are part of a Search & Rescue team here on Long Island. She needs this to track him while doing searches. The device allows her not only to track our dog but also to correct him when he is too far away to be seen or heard. It is an invaluable tool for her.
Summary: works with the Alpha 100. usually needs to reset on the 100, readd etc. Also be careful with the battery charging contacts. make sure you have it face into the dog's chest to prevent damage. wish it was more durable. But can't ask for anything more, with the Alpha 100 its one of the best pig hunting gear I use in Hawaii's very mountainous terrain.
Summary: I love in an area where there are homes but right in my backyard are thousands of acres of wilderness. It is great to have the ability to know that the dogs are out running in the wide open and not in someone's back yard. PS - no leash law in the area.