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: 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: I use this every weekend pheasant hunting. I love everything about it except for the behavior when the screen locks. While I am walking around I use two features: the compass screen that gives range and bearing to my dog, and the correction buttons. So, logically I lock the screen on the compass. This is almost perfect, however the unit rides around clipped to my vest (and dummy corded to my belt).
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: don't understand why people have trouble with the charging clip take it off the collar when your done and maybe you wont lose it...people have trouble with other collars shorting out contacts...a ecollar is to be kept tight so it rides high on the dogs neck and makes contact..keep regular collar loose and it will ride low eliminating them coming in contact with each other..my service from garmin has been great im in my second year with this and I love it.