Dogtra 2500 Train and Beep is a 1 dog system in the next generation Training & Beeper shock collar. This unit is designed for the selective upland hunter. Dogtra's new 2500 T&B has the beeper horn built into the receiver, eliminating the bulky horn that sits on top of your dog's head like other beeper units. The beeper has a 400-yard range and a dual high and low three-level volume adjustment selector switch for the run/point mode, point mode and locate only mode. The unit is fully waterproof with a one-mile range, and has 127 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation. The rheostat dial allows for gradual adjustment of stimulation. The Locate Mode has a high or low pitch selectable toggle switch.
While in the Running/Pointing Mode the collar will emit a slow beep when the dog is running and resume to a rapid beep when the dog is on point.
While in the Pointing Mode the collar will remain silent while the dog is running and when the dog goes on point it will begin to emit sounds.
There are 3 levels within the high tone (H3-high, H2-medium, H1-soft) and low tone (L3-high, L2-medium, and L1-soft). The transmitter has an LCD window that displays the intensity level, along with a 3 bar battery life indicator.
"Nick" - Quick nick with the static stimulation.
"Constant" - Constant static stimulation (Auto shut off after several seconds)
Dog Size: 30 lbs and up
Nick & Constant Stimulation
Three beeper modes run/point, point, and locate with an audible 400 yards range
Beeper Volume Control
Rechargeable 2-hour rapid charge Lithium Polymer battery
Low to high power transmitter
Rheostat Intensity Dial that allows for gradual adjustment in stimulation intensity 0-127 Levels
Beeper Range of 400 yards
Locate Mode has a high or low pitch selectable toggle switch
Running/Pointing Mode: the collar will emit a slow beep when the dog is running, and resume to a rapid beep when the dog is on point. 3 levels within the high tone (H3-high, H2-medium, H1-soft), and low tone (L3-high, L2-medium, and L1-soft).
Stimulation type Nick and Constant
Illuminated Blue LCD screen displays exact numeric level of stimulation clearly and accurately
Tri-color LED Battery Life Indicator
Easy-to-Use, Ergonomic Transmitter
One-Charger System to Charge the Transmitter & Receiver at the Same Time
Also available in a two-dog system: 2502 Train and Beep
1 Collar Receiver
(2) 5/8" Contact Points
Universal charger and splitter cable (110v / 220v / 240v)
220v/240v Plug Adaptor NOT included
2-hour quick charge Lithium-Polymer batteries
Weight of receiver without collar/strap - 4.0 oz
Weight with the Duropro collar/strap - 7.2 oz
Dimensions of Receiver - 2.3" L x 2.1" H x 1.6" D
Weight of Transmitter - 6.4 oz
Dimensions of Transmitter - 7.5" L x 1.8" H x 1" D
Standard 3/4" W x 29" L Duropro Black Collar Strap
How long does it take to fully recharge the batteries and how long do the batteries last for
The 2500 Train and Beep Collars uses Lithium Polymer Batteries, which provide a rapid charge. It takes 2~3 hours to recharge the batteries if the batteries are fully discharged. The LED indicator light stays on red while the battery is being charged, and the light will change into a green color and stay on without blinking when the battery is completely charged. It may vary from the frequency of uses, but the batteries should last for about 2 weeks.
How tight should the No Bark Collar be around my dog's neck?
The contact points must have direct contact with your dog's skin around the vocal cords of his neck. Adjust the contact points so that they are held firmly against the dog's skin. Check the fit to prevent excessive pressure by being able to insert one or two fingers between the contact points and your dog's skin. If the collar is too loose, it can move around the dog's neck or the stimulation will not be consistent, whereas it may be difficult for your dog to breathe if the collar is too tight.
My dog seems to be startled at the static correction. Will the stimulation harm my dog?
Dogtra No Bark Collar is not intended for the punishment but for the reinforcement of behavior modification of dogs. But if your dog is startled when first using the Dogtra No Bark Collar, remove the collar until your dog is settled. You may want to turn the collar off, and put the collar back on him for a day or so, until he is comfortable. Attempt the collar again at a lower level when you see that your dog is more accustomed.
Can I add another collar to my Dogtra 2500 Train and Beep?
The Dogtra 2500 Train and Beep is not expandable. Dogtra does make a 2 dog system that is called a 2502 Train and Beep.
I have used e-collars since 1992. I am an avid grouse hunter spending several weeks in the woods of Northern Wisconsin every year. A reliable collar and beeper are necessary to me and this unit fits the bill. Great features, great function and perfect reliability. Quick recharge time is an asset as well.
Hearing the beeper on the Dogtra 2500
The concept of a combination beeper/e-collar I considered intially of value to train and use the collar for locating a dog for both training and during hunting season. I have used the SportDog 1825 but wanted the features of the Dogra 2500 that would provide a wider lattitude for field stimulation adjustment while also providing a built in beeper capacity. I found that the decibel level on the Dogtra 2500 collar is far too low for to be heard by older hunters, and by those with adequate hearing in heavy brush at a reasonable distance. Compared to the Tritronics or SportDog beepers or even a bell it simply can not be heard at approximately 150 plus feet in brush or less in many circumstances. Additionally the device sound projects downward into the earth or grass as it rests on the bottom of the dogs collar which further absorbs what ever sound emanates. The Tritronics and SportDog locating beepers are considerably louder and can be heard at a further distance thus giving the trainer/hunter a far better fix on their dog if on point or moving.
However the Dogtra 2500 is one of the easiest collars to adjust the stimulation level of the e-collar on the fly compared to its competitors. This is one of the three reasons I recommend the product; a quick training stimulation adjustment while working in the field, I have two dogs with different stimulation requirements requiring a different stimulation adjustment for each on the go, and finally I do not wish to carry more than one transmitter for two dogs.
When hunting season comes I will either go back to the SportDog or try the new Garmin Alpha as the Dogtra 2500 is unreliable in my case for field location use.
- Bob Priest, MD
dollar for the dollar--the best collar out there
i went through 2 lcs training collars--theyre good but not built to last forever--so i moved up to the dogtra t and b 2500--trust me--this is your ticket--awesome for the weekend bird hunter! lcs staff was great--very helpful in getting me set up.