Tri-Tronics recently introduced three new e-collars for duck and goose hunting dogs. The Classic 70 G3 EXP is the simplest model with a one-mile range, six levels of continuous stimulation and a tone function. The transmitter and receiver are waterproof, with rechargeable and replaceable NiMH batteries. The receiver has an of/off button and a status LED. The transmitter can operate up to six extra EXP receiver collars.
The new Field 90 G3 EXP features six levels of momentary and continuous stimulation, with separate buttons for each. The transmitter is designed with a compact fixed antenna. Range is one mile.
The Pro G3 EXP comes with 18 levels of continuous power and three intensity choices. The collar has separate buttons for six levels of momentary stimulation, as well as a tone-only mode.
The Tracer E-Collar Light is a lightweight, brilliant LED light that lets you know where your dog is after dark. It is available in three colors and has a choice of blinking and steady light modes. By using differing combinations of light color and mode, you can identify multiple dogs. The light can be activated remotely by your transmitter. The unit is compatible with any Tri-Tronics G2 or G3 EXP system. It attaches to the G2/G3 receiver, and is powered by the receiver's battery.
DT Systems. D.T. Systems H20 1800 series is one of the most popular e-collars for waterfowl dogs. The transmitter, which floats in water, provides 16 levels of stimulation to a collar with a one-mile range. Both the transmitter and collar have rechargeable NiMH batteries. In the H20 series, the 1810 features both momentary and continuous stimulation and the 1820 adds vibration. The 1850 has nick and continuous stimulation, with a beeper/locator that can be operated from the transmitter. All H20 models are available in two-collar units. The Micro-iDT Z, another collar series made for household use and close-in hunting, features a compact transmitter and a lightweight receiver. It has 16 levels of stimulation in nick and continuous, as well as vibrations. Range is 500 yards.
Remington Sporting Dog. The Remington SideKick, a new remote training system, is a lightweight, compact, less-expensive e-collar that operates on disposable and replaceable batteries in the transmitter (three-volt CR240 lithium coin cell battery) and in the receiver (CR2 three-volt lithium battery). The transmitter's LCD screen indicates impulse levels from 0 to 9. Four program modes on the transmitter include stimulation with tone, stimulation delay, stimulation only and tone only.