Dogtra Europe is positioned in the high-end training collar market. The high prices are largely offset by excellent performance as evidenced by our various tests. The company sells collars for small dogs as well as for attack dogs. The long scopes seen at the bottom of this page will be perfect for hunting.
Among their strengths, we can note the Exact-stim stimulation system, a patented in-house innovation. The precision of these stimuli is impressive and unlike many necklaces on the market, the differences between levels are regular and consistent.
The Dogtra ARC 800 Training Collar
Like its friend, the 620 NCP, the Dogtra ARC 800 training collar has 127 levels to send electrostatic stimulation. The flash modes, continuous, and pager (the name was given to vibration by brand) also work. The maximum range is extended to 800 meters, or 200 more, a significant distance.
The necklace comes in a sturdy box and can easily be stored in the entry closet. A word of advice: always store the charger in this case otherwise it will be lost. I speak knowingly since I am still looking for it!
Our opinion on the Dogtra ARC 800
Dogtra still assumes its qualitative positioning. Tested on a Spaniel Springer, this best training collar has the ideal size and an ergonomic design allowing it to adapt to all body types.
The range of 800 meters may seem too great for most breeds, but for a hunting dog like the Spaniel, it is a guarantee of safety. It can chase games without fear that it will get lost by going too far.
The many levels of stimulation relegate barbaric electric necklaces to the closet. Here you can dose the warning according to your needs. For my dog, I first set it to a fairly high level since he didn’t care about my callbacks when a hare was giving him soft eyes.
Then gradually, I was able to lower until I reached the vibration. From now on, rare are the times when it does not stop on its own or when a simple press of the vibration button is enough to recall. He stops, looks at me, and walks over to me without any pain is necessary. A real pleasure!
The Dogtra 620 NCP Dog Training Collar
The Dogtra 620 NCP dog training collar rises to 127 levels of electrostatic stimulation. An impressive figure and perhaps a bit of a gimmick. At least you are guaranteed to find the right level (s) to train your dog. The stimulations are either “flash” or “continuous”. There is a vibration mode to alert your dog to unwanted behavior.
The product is made for small dogs with a receiver collar weight of 145 grams. The battery is a rechargeable Ni-MH and you can follow its status with the three bars displayed on the LCD screen just like any phone. The LCD tells you what level of stimulation you are set to and will prevent you from sending too strong or too weak a signal.
Our review of 620 NCP
This review follows the use of a basset hound who loves, or rather loved, to run away as soon as an opportunity to flee arises. After several intensive research sessions in the nearby forest, the teacher decided to try on a booster necklace. Today we can say that she has been won over by Dogtra necklaces.
The range of 600 meters is more than enough to give the dog freedom without fear of disappearance. Initially, the electrostatic stimulations were necessary since, under the influence of the excitement, the basset did not listen to the vibrations. After a week of use, a vibration of the anti-escape collar was sufficient.
The battery has a long autonomy and one charge per week is more than enough for recurring use. The price displayed is justified given the precision of the collar and if you have a lower-end product, you may be surprised at the efficiency that a training collar can achieve.
The Dogtra 600 M Dog Training Collar
This collar is intended for rather calm dogs for which it is not necessary to require strong stimulation. However, the model offers 100 levels of electrostatic stimulation continuously or simultaneously. In addition, there is a vibration function that helps to train a dog smoothly.
The range is 600 meters and charging is done via an external charger. The weight of the collar is light, 145 g, and will be easily assimilated by your dog. We should also mention that it is waterproof and that an LED indicator will warn you if the battery is low.
Our opinion of this dog collar
The test was carried out with a French Bulldog who tends to be very stubborn. While difficulties were expected as the model is intended for calm dogs, it has proven to be extremely effective. The 100 levels of stimulation are a hallmark of Dogtra and obviously, you will never use all of the levels.
It is best to do a few tries starting with the weakest and then finding the minimum intensity to which the dog responds. Once found, keep it for as long as listening is accompanied.
The range is 600 meters tested and approved. There is no disappointment once the necklace is in action. I only regret the high price for a correct range, but not fun either, However, if you can afford the expense, go for it with your eyes closed. You won’t find greater precision anywhere other than at Dogtra.
Dogtra Training Collars for use with Two Dogs in 2022
Do you have two dogs and you want to avoid juggling between several remote controls when training them? Dogtra has thought of everything with the xx2 range. Indeed, for each of their collar, there is an additional reference (622 for the 620 NCP, 802 for the 800 ARC…).
In this case, you will not find one, but two different necklaces. Connected to the same remote control, they are ideal for training several dogs at the same time. The products are a little more expensive. This makes sense since you have one more collar. And if you do the math, you will find that in addition to being practical, these products allow you to save money compared to buying two products.
The different references with two collars in the box
Dogtra 602 M Dog Training collar
Dogtra 802 ARC Dog Training Collar
Very Long-Range Dog Training Collars
For the vast majority of owners, collars with a range of 600 or 800 meters will be more than enough not to fear the escape of their animal. For certain breeds or certain activities such as hunting, it is necessary to take substantial distances. In order to catch his prey, the dog needs to be able to run without fear of rapid stimulation.