Form meets function in the Dogtra 2500 Train and Beep one-dog system. No more hassling with the clunky beeper unit on the back of your dog’s head, this has the beeper built right into the receiver. Made especially for the upland hunter, the 3-mode beeper has a range of 400 yards and the e-collar has a 1 mile range with 127 levels of stimulation. Feel free to hunt upland and waterfowl with your versatile dog, as this system is 100% waterproof, both the transmitter and the receiver. Lithium-Polymer battery technology provides for 40-60 hour battery life on one charge and a quick 2 hour charge time with the included charging cable.
Microcomputer technology and digital circuitry creates one of the most technologically advanced transmitters while keeping it compact.
Rubberized no-slip coating and ergonomic design make it comfortable and easy to hold.
Rheostat dial on the top adjusts the 127 gradual intensities of stimulation.
LCD display to show stimulation intensity and battery life.
Straightforward button configuration: beeper tone (high/low) toggle switch at the very top, top front button for nick/momentary stimulation, bottom front button for constant stimulation, locate button on the top left side, beeper mode button on the bottom left side, on/off button on the right side.
LED light on the back of the transmitter also displays battery strength by color.
3-mode beeper: Run and point mode beeps intermittently while the dog is running and rapidly when on point, Point-only mode only beeps when the dog is on point, Locate mode only has a beep when the Locate button is pressed on the transmitter. The Locate feature is always available no matter what mode the beeper is on.
Receiver fits on your dog’s neck the same as a standard e-collar with surgical steel fixed contact points and antimicrobial plastic for safety and comfort.
¾ inch wide and 26 inch long orange collar strap
As with any new training device, you should condition your dog to the noise of the beeper prior to using it in a live hunting situation.
Need to control two dogs with a Dogtra Train and Beep? Purchase the 2502 model instead.
Are you a European upland hunter or are you traveling there for a hunting trip? Dogtra offers a European system charger.
A car charger is available for those remote camping trips.
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.