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#61 | Using Remote Training Collars with Pete Fischer of Dogtra – Podcast

#61 | Using Remote Training Collars with Pete Fischer of Dogtra – Podcast

Pete Fischer, senior consultant at Dogtra

Learning to use an e-collar to train your bird dog? This is a must listen before you get started.

How well do you truly know how to use remote training collars? How to select the correct stimulation level, for example? What about when to use stimulation and when not to? Better yet, do you actually understand how remote training collars work? If you’re unsure of the answer to any of those questions, you’ll want to tune in to this episode of the Project Upland Podcast.

Joined by Pete Fischer, senior consultant for Dogtra, we discuss remote training collars at length. Pete draws on years of industry experience and decades of dog training to explain the use of remote training collars precisely and concisely. From setting the stimulation level to the timing of correction, we cover it all — and more. We also dive deep on some specific Dogtra products and offerings with respect to how they serve the upland hunter and his or her bird dog breed.

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“Astute trainers with proper training tools are the key to unleashing your dog’s potential. For over 30 years, Dogtra has collaborated with industry professionals to create class-leading tools for e-collar training, GPS tracking, and ball training to support dog owners in developing top-notch dogs. Trusted by professional dog trainers, K-9 officers, and hunters, Dogtra enhances your training journey with durable training products, equipped with patented accurate and intuitive control, to ensure the best experience.”

Find Pete Fischer on Facebook | Pete Fischer

Follow Dogtra on Instagram | @dogtraofficial

Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 61

Listen to the last episode: From Kansas to Montana to MeatEater with Morgan Mason

The Project Upland Podcast is brought to you in part by: Pineridge Grouse Camp – Adventure Awaits, Gordy & Sons Outfitters, Eukanuba Performance Dog Food, Dogtra Collars and Dakota 283 Kennels

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  • Nick, This was a really good and informative podcast. Well Done ! If you can get Pete back on again I think a great topic would be troubleshooting the GPS collars. I have a pathfinder and have run into a couple glitches and I have hunting companions that are running Garmins and they have experienced some of the same issues. We are from Western PA, last year hunting near Grand Rapids, MN my Pathfinder was on my setter pup, she got off into the cover and at one point the GPS had her being 4 miles away ! I had my sportdog beeper on her also and was able to find her via the locate feature with the beeper. I had no idea what to do with the unit, except turn it off and then turn it back on. We left MN and headed to Montana and I didn’t even use it there because I didn’t trust it. Once home I was able to work more with the unit and haven’t had that happen again. A friend had the same problem with his Garmin hunting grouse here in PA. I’m real happy with the unit and use it all the time.

    If Dogtra would develop an add on beeper for locating that would be nice.

    I enjoy your podcasts and videos they are all first class

    • Thanks for the feedback Jeff, we appreciate it!

      You bring up a great point. While I love my GPS collars I’ve had my fair share of technical difficulties, glitches and hiccups in the field. Like any technology when it works it’s fantastic, but the minute it doesn’t work you quickly realize how much trust you have put into the proper functioning of the device. If all we have is a GPS on our dog, the minute it goes down in the field is the minute that utter panic sets in, at least that’s the case for me. I’ve had it happen while training in the spring and as such, like you, I utilize redundant location devices including a bell and a beeper. I like all three for various reasons, but numero uno is that they all help me track and locate my dog.

      Thanks for listening!

  • Hi, Nick. Great topic and discussion. If you get Pete to appear again, I would be interested in hearing about how one fixes (if possible without professional help) a dog whose owner made many of the mistakes that Pete talks about. BTW, I am asking for a friend.

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