Dogtra 2500 T&B Owner`s manual

REMOTE CONTROLLED
DOG TRAINING COLLARS
OWNER’S MANUAL
1250 E. 223rd Street, Suite 119
Carson, CA 90745
Tel :(310) 522 - 1800
Fax :(310) 522 -1805
Toll Free :1-888- 811-9111
Copyright c 2007 Dogtra Company
Training and Beeper Collar
2007- ①
www.dogtra.com
CONTENTS
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OVERVIEW
3
•
MAIN FEATURES
5
•
PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH
STATEMENTS
7
•
PACKAGE CONTENTS
8
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
9
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DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR/RECEIVER PARTS
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DESCRIPTION OF BATTERY CHARGER
29
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TESTING YOUR
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TESTING YOUR
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FITTING THE COLLAR ON THE DOG
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CHARGING THE BATTERIES
37
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RECEPTION
40
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ACCESSORIES
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BASIC MAINTENANCE
42
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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WARRANTY AND REPAIR INFORMATION
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OVERVIEW
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING
THE WORLD’S FINEST E-COLLAR
Beeper Collar
The
remote training
system will give you the ability to keep track of
your dog’s location when he/she is out of sight
or on point.
The
is also a
training collar that can be used for behavior
management.
The Dogtra training & beeper collars are
waterproof, lightweight, and reliable. They are
built to withstand the most rugged conditions
that your dog may encounter.
The beeper has an audible 400-yard range,
which may vary with tough terrain and wind
conditions.
The use of microcomputer technology,
digital circuitry and Lithium-Polymer batteries
make both the collar and transmitter compact
and very reliable.
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OVERVIEW
The
features nick
and constant stimulations, which can be
controlled from the transmitter. Turning the
knob on the top of the transmitter adjusts the
intensity of the stimulation. The LCD screen
will display the intensity level on the front of the
transmitter (0 thru 127). It also has a remote
beeper with three different modes. To activate
the transmitter, press and hold the blue button on
the right side of the transmitter until both the
LCD and LED window illuminates. Next, hold
the two red dots on the transmitter and receiver
together until the receiver light starts blinking.
The receiver/collar’s LED window will blink
green every 5 seconds to show that the unit is on
and fully charged.
Your
has three beeper
modes: Run/point, Point-Only, and Locate.
Locate is available anytime by pressing the top
orange button on the left side of the transmitter.
To activate the other beeper modes, press the
MODE button on the side of the transmitter. The
first time you press the MODE button, the collar
will beep twice. The beeper unit is now in the
Run/Point mode. The beeper will always start in
this mode, but can easily be changed to the
Point-Only mode by pressing the MODE button
a second time. In the Run/Point mode, it will
double beep every 7 seconds while the dog is
running. When the dog is on point or stationary
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OVERVIEW
it double beeps every 2 seconds. By pushing the
MODE button a second time, the unit will go into
the Point-Only mode. While the dog is moving, the
unit will not beep, (you can use the Locate mode
for locating your dog). When the dog points or
becomes stationary, the unit will emit a double
beep every 2 seconds. The Locate feature can be
used at any time, it will beep as long as you press
and hold the button. To turn the beeper unit off,
press the MODE button a third time. The unit will
emit three rapid beeps, thereafter; the unit will be
turned off. Remember, the Locate button can still
be used at any time!!
There are two beeper tones: High and Low.
The tone of the beeper can be selected with a
toggle switch located on the transmitter. The
beeper volume for the Run/Point mode and PointOnly modes can be increased or decreased by
holding the Locate button down while pressing the
Mode button abruptly.
*Please refer to page 22 & 23 for a detailed
chart on Mode and Beeper Volume level
variations.
The
is a two-dog model.
The collars are color-coded (green and orange) you
can select between the two collars with a toggle
switch located on the transmitter.
The orange collar emits a low-tone double
beep in all modes and the green collar emits a
high-tone single beep in all modes. This gives you
the ability to differentiate between dogs when both
are out of sight.
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MAIN FEATURES
MAIN FEATURES
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Easy-to-use, ergonomically fitted transmitter.
•
Rheostat dial that allows for gradual adjustments
in stimulation intensity with no jumps between
levels (0-127 levels).
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Two-dog models allow the trainer to control two
different dogs from one transmitter without the
hassle of holding additional remotes.
•
The
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2 different stimulation types - “Nick” & “Constant”
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400-yard audible remote-controlled beeper.
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The freedom to choose between a High and Low
tone beeper. (Single-dog unit only)
•
Three beeper modes - “Run & Point”, “Point”,
and “Locate”.
•
features a new,
innovative, Beeper Volume Control. You may
now select between 2 different tones and 3
volume levels for each tone.
•
combines the receiver
with the beeper horn into one small, compact unit.
•
uses Lithium Polymer
batteries that provide a 2-hour rapid charge.
has a 1-mile range.
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MAIN FEATURES
PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENTS
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Fully waterproof collar/receiver and transmitter.
PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENTS
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No bothersome external antenna on the
collar/receiver.
•
One-charging system allows the transmitter and
receiver(s) to be charged at the same time.
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Over 8000 different identity codes to prevent
signal match-up with other e-collars.
Proper e-collar use
Dogtra e-collars are intended for the sole
purpose of behavior modification of dogs. They are
not intended for human use or use on other animals.
Dogtra Company does not assume any liability for
the improper use of the Dogtra e-collars.
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Easily visible blue LCD screen displays the exact
level of stimulation and can even be seen clearly
in the dark.
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A Three bar battery life indicator and LED
colored indicator to show the remaining battery
life.
Aggressive dogs
Dogtra does not recommend using the e-collar to
correct dogs that are aggressive towards other dogs
or people. In many such cases the dog will associate
the stimulation with the other dog or individual and
become even more aggressive. Aggressive dogs are
best treated by a dog-training specialist.
Interference with other electronic devices
Dogtra’s industry-leading technology filtering
system ensures minimal interference with other
electronic devices (garage door openers, pacemakers,
etc.). Our digital microprocessor offers thousands of
unique codes to eliminate frequency match-up with
other Dogtra e-collars.
Inadvertent activation
When the constant button is held down for 12
seconds or more, the unit will automatically shut
down. This serves as a safety feature. The collar will
reactivate when the button is released.
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
COLLAR
PACKAGE CONTENTS
•
Transmitter
•
Receiver (two collar/receivers for
two-dog models)
•
Lithium Polymer Battery charger
and splitter cable
•
Test light
•
Owner’s manual
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Carrying case
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
DESCRIPTION OF
TRANSMITTER PARTS
transmitter (1-dog)
Antenna
Rheostat
Intensity Dial
Indicator Light
(LED Window)
Beeper Sound
Toggle Switch
On/Off Magnatic
Red Dot
ON/OFF
Switch
Locate
Nick
Mode
Constant
Battery Charging
Receptacle &
Rubber Plug
LCD
Screen
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
DESCRIPTION OF
TRANSMITTER PARTS
transmitter (2-dog)
3.2″Antenna
Antenna
Rheostat
Intensity Dial
Indicator Light
(LED Window)
Dog Collar
Toggle Switch
On/Off Magnatic
Red Dot
Transmitter Antenna
A 3.2” antenna is supplied with the
.
ON/OFF
Switch
The antenna must be fastened to the
transmitter before using the unit.
Locate
Mode
Nick
Constant
Battery Charging
Receptacle &
Rubber Plug
LCD Screen
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
Beeper Sound
Toggle Switch
Dog Collar
Toggle Switch
Beeper Sound Toggle Switch
on the
One-Dog Models
Dog Collar Toggle Switch
on the
Two-Dog Models
The one-dog model has a Beeper Sound
toggle switch on the face of the transmitter
located above the “Nick” button, which is
designed to easily select a beeper tone, either
High or Low.
The two-dog model has a toggle switch on
the face of the transmitter located above the
“Nick” button. The toggle switch allows for
selection of either collar.
Set the toggle switch on the High position to
select the High tone and the Low position to
select the Low tone.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
Set the toggle switch on the Green position
to select the Green collar and the Orange position
to select the Orange collar.
Stimulation (Nick and Constant) along with
the beeper and locate modes will only operate
when the toggle is in the desired position for the
appropriate receiver/collar.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
Rheostat Intensity Dial
The Rheostat Intensity Dial is located on
the top of the transmitter: (0) being the lowest
level and (127) being the highest. The LCD
screen on the transmitter indicates the intensity
level and battery life.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
LCD Screen
The LCD screen indicates the stimulation level
on the screen ranging from (0-127). The battery
life indicator shows: 3 bars = full charge, 2 bars =
medium charge, and 1 bar = needs charge.
When pressing the MODE button, the selected
beeper volume level is shown on the LCD. (NOTE:
Pressing the MODE button once will also set the
unit in the Run/Point mode.) When the toggle
switch is set on low tone the LCD will read: L1=
lowest volume, L2 = medium volume and L3 =
highest volume. When the toggle switch is set on
high tone, the LCD will read: H1 = lowest volume,
H2 = medium volume and H3 = highest volume.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
Care for LCD Transmitters in Cold Temperature
In cold temperatures (10 degrees F or below),
the LCD on your transmitter may be dim or slow to
respond. Wait until the display becomes visible
before selecting any training level.
Even though the LCD screen might be dim or
slow to respond, when you push the Nick or
Constant button, the transmitter will still function
properly. In the occurrence of extremely cold
weather, the LCD screen might take a moment to
respond causing the Intensity level to freeze at that
current level. In this situation, if you turn the
Rheostat Intensity Dial, and the intensity level on the
screen does not increase, yet you emit an electrical
stimulation, the level will be in agreement with the
new changed intensity level.
In this situation, it is ideal to either wait until
your transmitter is back to working order before
emitting a correction, or while holding the constant
button down, slowly turn the Rheostat Intensity Dial
while watching your dog’s reaction. Do not turn the
Rheostat Intensity Dial at a rapid increase because
the collar/receiver will emit an electrical correction
based on the level of the Rheostat Intensity Dial,
which might not be correctly reflected on the LCD
screen.
Transmitter Indicator Light (LED Window)
The transmitter indicator light is located
near the Rheostat Intensity Dial. It will flash
every 4 seconds when the transmitter has been
turned on. The color of the light indicates the
status of battery life. It flashes green when the
battery is fully charged and turns to amber
when battery life is getting low. When the
transmitter indicator emits a blinking red light,
the battery needs to be recharged.
(Green = full charge, Amber = medium
charge, Red = needs charge)
Suggestion: Carry your remote close to your
body as your body’s warmth can improve
operation and viewing of the LCD screen.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
BUTTON FUNCTION
Beeper Sound
Toggle Switch
Nick
Lccate
Mode
Constant
ON/OFF
Switch
Transmitter Battery Charging Receptacle &
Rubber Plug
Located on the backside of the transmitter,
the charging receptacle is covered by a rubber
plug. Insert one end of the battery charging cable
into the receptacle to charge the battery (See
Battery Charging Procedure on page 37~39).
After charging is completed, close the
receptacle with its rubber plug to make sure dirt
or water does not get inside.
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The transmitter for the
has five buttons (two on the face of the
transmitter, two on the left side, and one on the
right side).
“Nick” Button
When the “Nick” button is pushed, the
receiver emits a single, rapid pulse of electrical
stimulation.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
“Constant” Button
When the “Constant” button is pushed, the
receiver emits a continuous stimulation as long as
the button is pushed, for up to 12 seconds. If the
button is not released after 12 seconds, the
stimulation will automatically turn off as a safety
feature. The collar will be ready to be reactivated
once the button has been released.
“Locate” Button
The “Locate” button is located on the left side.
It causes the collar’s beeper horn to emit a series of
beeps when pushed and it gives you the ability to
keep track of your dog’s location. On one-dog
models, the beeper can be adjusted between high
and low tones. NOTE: The high/low tone is not an
option on two dog units.
On two-dog models, the Green collar emits the
high tone and the Orange collar the low tone
automatically.
“Mode” Button
Your Dogtra 2500T&B has three different
modes. Locate, Run/Point, and Point-Only. The
“LOCATE” mode can be activated at any time,
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
even when another mode is set, by pressing the top
orange button labeled “LOCATE” on the left side
of the transmitter. To set the beeper unit to
Run/Point mode, press the orange “MODE”
button. This button is located on the left side of the
transmitter, under the “LOCATE” button.
When you press the “MODE” button the first
time, the collar will beep twice. The beeper unit
will always start in Run/Point mode. It is now in
Run/Point mode. The beeper will sound every 7
seconds while the dog is running, and every 2
seconds when the dog is gone on point or become
stationary.
The second time you push the “MODE” button,
it will beep once, remain silent while the dog is
running and beep every 2 seconds when the dog is
on point or stationary.
To turn the beeper unit off, press the MODE
button a third time. The unit will emit three rapid
beeps, and the beeper will turn off. The Locate
mode can still be used!
When the toggle switch is set on Low tone, the
beeper will emit a double beep when it is in
Run/Point mode or Point-only mode. If the toggle
switch is set on the High tone, a single beep will
sound when using Run/Point or Point-Only mode.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
Initial Beeper
Sound
Mode
Action
2 Beeps
Run/
Point
Mode
-Dog running: Double
beep every 7
seconds.
-Dog on-point: Double
beep every 2
seconds.
Press 2nd
Time
1 Beep
PointOnly
Mode
-Dog running :
Remains Silent.
-Dog on-point :
Double beep every
Press 3rd
Time
3 Beeps
Press 1st
Time
Beeper
Unit Turned off
* NOTE : The locate button can still be
utilized in whichever mode you are in.
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
Beeper Volume Adjustment
The Beeper Volume level for the Run/Point
mode and Point-Only mode can be increased or
decreased by holding the LOCATE button down
while briefly pushing the MODE button. The
tone of the beeper can be selected with a toggle
switch located on the face of the transmitter.
There are two beeper tones: High (H1 = lowest
volume, H2 = medium volume, and H3 = highest
volume) and Low: (L1 = lowest volume, L2 =
medium volume, and L3 = highest volume).
Toggle Switch Toggle Switch
High
Low
LCD Displays LCD Displays
Press Mode Once
(While holding down the
locate button)
HI
LI
Press Mode 2nd Time
(While holding down the
locate button)
H2
L2
Press Mode 3rd Time
(While holding down the
locate button)
H3
L3
NOTE : The Locate mode beeper volume
is not adjustable; it is always on the highest
level, L3 on Low tone, or H3 on High tone.
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
Transmitter Power ON/OFF
The button on the right side of the transmitter
is the “ON/OFF” button that activates the
transmitter only and LCD screen.
DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR / RECEIVER PARTS
DESCRIPTION OF
COLLAR / RECEIVER PARTS
To turn the transmitter ON, press the
“ON/OFF” button on the right side of the
transmitter until the LCD screen illuminates.
To turn the transmitter OFF, press the
“ON/OFF” button on the right side of the
transmitter. When the LCD screen displays “OFF”
release the button.
Collar strap
Battery Charging
Receptacle
and Cover
Contact Points
Indicator Light
(LED Window)
On/Off Magnetic Switch
Red Dot
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DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR / RECEIVER PARTS
DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR / RECEIVER PARTS
On/Off
Magnetic Switch
Indicator Light
(LED Window)
ON/OFF Magnetic Red Dot
(To Activate the Receiver)
To activate the Dogtra 2500 T&B Series,
place the red dot on the back of the transmitter
to the red dot on the collar/receiver. Hold the
two red dots together for a moment until the
LED light on the receiver/collar comes on.
The power-on melody on the collar/receiver
will also activate.
To deactivate the Dogtra 2500 T&B
Series, repeat the same procedure holding the
two red dots together momentarily. The
Power-off melody on the collar/receiver will
sound after the LED light turns red, indicating
that the unit is now shut off.
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Receiver Indicator Light (LED window)
Located on the front of the receiver/collar,
the indicator light comes on and blinks once
every 4 seconds after the collar is turned on.
The color of the LED indicates the battery life
of the receiver.
(Green = full charge, Amber = medium
charge, Red = needs charge)
When the “Constant” button on the
transmitter is pushed, the collar indicator light
will glow steadily as long as you hold the
button down, for up to 12 seconds.
When the “Nick” button is pushed, the light
comes on for a fraction of a second.
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DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR / RECEIVER PARTS
Battery Charging
Receptacle & Rubber Plug
DESCRIPTION OF BATTERY CHARGER
BATTERY CHARGER
Charging Cable
120 volt
Charger
Wall Outlet
Receiver Battery Charging Receptacle and
Rubber Plug
On the inside of the collar receiver,
next to the collar strap, is a battery-charging
receptacle with a rubber plug.
Internal Antenna in the collar/Receiver
has a nonexposed antenna that is located inside the
collar/receiver.
Two-dog unit only
The battery charger and charging cables
allow you to charge both the transmitter and
receiver at the same time. The battery charger is
designed for a 120-volt wall outlet. (European
230-volt AC chargers and 12-volt field charger
for Lithium-Polymer batteries for your
automobile are also available.)
To use the battery charger for the two-dog
unit, combine both sets of battery charging
(splitter) cables as shown. This enables you to
charge the transmitter and both receivers at the
same time.
NOTE : Only use Dogtra-approved
Lithium-Polymer Battery Chargers for your
Dogtra e-collar. This will prevent any damage
that can be incurred from attempting to use a
different charger.
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TESTING
TESTING
TESTING YOUR
COLLAR
3. Turn the transmitter on by pressing the blue
button on the right side of the transmitter.
The LCD screen shows the amount of battery
life remaining and the LED blinks once every
4 seconds. (The battery needs charging, if the
color of the LED is red or the LCD battery icon
shows 1 bar.)
4. Watch the test light as you push the “Nick”
button on the transmitter. It should light for
just a moment.
Test Light
1. To activate the
,
place the red dot on the back of the
transmitter to the red dot on the collar
receiver. Hold the two red dots together for
a moment until the green color LED
indicator light comes on.
The collar/receiver emits the Power-on
melody and turns on.
2. Place the Test light included in the package
contents on the contact points as shown in
the diagram.
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5. Watch the test light as you push the “Constant”
button on the transmitter. As a safety
feature, the collar/receiver will automatically
shut off stimulation if the constant button is
depressed for 12 seconds or longer.
6. Turn the intensity dial on the transmitter
clockwise and then counterclockwise while
holding the “Constant” button down.
The test light should glow brighter with higher
levels of stimulation and dimmer with lower
levels. When you change the intensity dial, the
number on the LCD screen will change as well.
NOTE : It is normal for the test light not to
come on if the intensity level is set below level
ten.
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TESTING
7. To make sure that your beeper is working
properly, press the Locate button once with the
horn portion facing away from you (or place
your hand over the horn). The sound may be
extremely loud and may cause discomfort to
your ears. If you do hear an audible beeper
sound, your location button is in working order.
8. Press the Mode button once; you should hear
2 rapid beeps. This will put you into the
Run/Point Mode. Keep the receiver/collar
steady to mimic your dog at a standstill point.
Wait for a moment until you hear a double beep
in 2-second intervals. You may proceed to the
next step if the double beep occurs.
9. Press the Mode button a second time; you
should hear 1 rapid beep. This will put you into
the Point-Only Mode. Once again, keep your
receiver/collar steady and wait for a moment
until the collar emits a double beep every 2
seconds. If it is audible, move onto the next
step.
10. Press the Mode button a third time; you should
hear 3 rapid beeps. This mode will turn off
your beeper and remain silent.
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TESTING
NOTE 1 : The sound that the beeper will emit
will vary depending on your selection with the
(High/Low) toggle switch. The two-dog model:
Dogtra 2502 T&B has a fixed beeper sound
based on the color of the collar.
NOTE 2 : When using the Run/Point mode or
the Point-Only mode, the beeper volume level
reverts back to the volume level that was last
used.
NOTE 3 : In the Run/Point or Point-Only mode
the tone can be changed by holding down the
“Locate” button and then pressing the
“Mode” button when the High/Low toggle
switch is in the desired position.
The unit must be activated and in the
Run/Point or Point-Only mode first.
NOTE 4 : In the Run/Point or Point-Only mode
it is still possible to use electrical stimulation.
* To make sure that your Beeper Volume is in
working condition, please refer to page 23 for
further testing instructions.
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TESTING
TESTING YOUR
FITTING THE COLLAR ON THE DOG
FITTING THE COLLAR ON THE DOG
The Dogtra 2502 T&B two-dog unit operates
just like the Dogtra 2500 T&B single-dog unit.
The difference between the one-dog and two-dog
collar is noticeable on the transmitter where a
toggle switch allows you to select either collar.
The toggle switch is color-coded with green
and orange to match the green and orange collar
straps. The orange collar emits a low tone double
beep and the green collar gives a high tone single
beep so you can distinguish between dogs when
they are out of sight.
The two-dog models have a toggle switch on
the face of the transmitter located above the
“Nick” button. The toggle switch allows for
selection of either collar.
Set the toggle switch on the orange position
to select the orange collar and the green position
to select the green collar.
ORANGE COLLAR: Double beep with low
tone
GREEN COLLAR : Single beep with high
tone
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The collar should be fitted so that the
Surgical Stainless Steel contact points press
firmly against the dog’s skin.
A loose fit can allow the collar to move
around on the dog’s neck. When this
happens, the contact points may rub the skin
and cause irritation. If the collar is too loose,
electrical contact will be inconsistent and
your corrections will be inconsistent also.
Dogtra uses Surgical Stainless Steel
contact points and Anti-microbial plastic to
protect the dog’s skin.
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FITTING THE COLLAR ON THE DOG
ATTENTION!
Avoid having the dog wear the collar with
the contact points in the same place for more
than 8 hours out of every 24-hour period.
Leaving the points on the same spot for
extended periods of time can cause skin
irritation. If the dog is to wear the e-collar for
long periods, occasionally reposition the collar
so that the contact points are moved to a
different spot on the dog’s neck.
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
FAMILIARIZING THE DOG TO THE
BEEPER SOUND
uses LithiumTurn the beeper collar on and leave it outside
the dog’s kennel area for about a half-hour.
Repeat this several times, until you can see
that the dog disregards the beeper.
Next, adjust the beeper volume level to level
L1, the lowest level. Fit the beeper collar on the
dog. Select the desired beeper volume level as
the dog becomes accustomed to the beeping
sound.
Polymer batteries.
1. Charge the unit before using the unit for the
first time.
2. Do not charge the batteries near any
flammable substances.
3. Fully charge the batteries if the unit is to be
stored without use for a period of 3 months
or more.
Recharge the unit if:
•The indicator light on the collar is emitting
a red color.
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CHARGING THE BATTERIES
•If the 3 bar indicator on the transmitter LCD
shows just 1 bar.
•The indicator light on the transmitter or
receiver will not come on.
•The indicator light on the transmitter or
receiver comes on momentarily, but will not
stay on when the “Constant” button is pushed.
Battery Charging Procedure
Note : The unit has a partial charge when it
leaves the Dogtra facility, upon receipt of
the collar, be sure to give it a full 2-hour
initial charge before the first use.
1. Attach the charging cables to both the
transmitter and receiver(s), as shown on page 37
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
3. The Lithium-Polymer battery is fully
charged within 2 hours. The lights will stay
red during the charging process. The red
light will change into a steady green light
when the battery is fully charged. (When you
disconnect the charger after finishing the
charge, you will need to restart the units).
4. After charging, cover the battery charging
receptacles with the rubber plugs on the
transmitter and receiver.
NOTE : Only use Dogtra-approved batteries,
chargers, and accessories for your
Dogtra e-collars. When a charger is
not in use, disconnect it from the
power source.
2. Plug the charger into a 120-volt wall outlet
or, if using the accessory field charger, plug
into a cigarette lighter only for LithiumPolymer battery. (Use a 230-volt European
charger for Europe.) When properly plugged
in, all indicator lights should glow red.
During the charging process, the unit will
shut off. Once the battery cable is unplugged
from the unit after a full charge, you will
need to turn the unit on again before use.
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RECEPTION / ACCESSORIES
Reception
RECEPTION / ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
The
collar has a
range of 1 mile. Depending on the way you use
your transmitter, the transmitter range may vary.
Hold the transmitter away from your body
and avoid touching the antenna, to get the
greatest range.
The following items may be purchased
separately by calling our customer service at
(888) 811-9111. You may also browse the
selection at www.dogtra.com.
European Charger
For maximum signal strength, keep your unit
properly charged.
Designed for use with 230V AC electrical
outlets in Europe.
Maximum Range
Field Auto Charger
(for Lithium-Polymer Battery only)
Typical Range
Designed for use with the 12-volt cigarette
lighter in your car.
Minimum Range
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BASIC MAINTENANCE
BASIC MAINTENANCE
Be sure that the rubber charging plugs are
always secured when the collar is in use. If your
plugs break or are ripped, please contact
Customer Service at info@dogtra.com or
(888) 811-9111 to obtain replacements.
After each session, carefully inspect your
unit for any missing parts, or casing damage.
Broken casings on either the receiver or
transmitter may affect the waterproof guarantee
of the unit. The transmitter antenna should be
secured and tight for optimum performance.
Rinse the unit after each session and clean off
any dirt or debris.
Storage Maintenance
Your unit should be fully charged for 2
hours before extended storage. During storage,
the unit should be charged every 3 months for 2
hours, and once before the first use.
When traveling, try to store your units in
room or slightly warmer temperatures, do not
transport the unit exposed in extreme climates.
Troubleshooting:
If you suspect your unit is malfunctioning
please refer to the “Troubleshooting Guide”
before you send your unit in for service.
If you have any questions or concerns, you
may direct your inquiries to info@dogtra.com or
call (888) 811-9111.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
1. My dog is not reacting to the collar.
- Make sure the receiver is turned on. Place
the two red dots together to activate the
receiver. Push the blue button on the
transmitter until it illuminates to activate the
transmitter.
- Be sure the collar strap is tight enough so
both contact points are touching the dog’s
skin.
- The contact points may be too short for the
dog. To place an order for longer contacts
appropriate for your dog, please call
(888) 811-9111.
If you are already using the longest contact
point available, you might need to trim
down the hair on the dog’s neck so both
contact points are touching the dog’s skin.
- The intensity level may be too low for your
dog. Keep increasing the stimulation until
the dog responds usually by neck
movement, head shaking, looking over his
shoulder, etc. (response may be very subtle
so pay attention.)
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2. The test light comes on, but I do not feel
any stimulation.
- Your tolerance may be higher than your
dogs, or your skin very thick, so you may
need to try the unit on your fingertips where
sensitivity is higher. Be sure both contact
points are touching your fingertips.
- The battery may be low, check the LED
light for battery life.
- If you have a full charge, and you have done
all of the above, your unit may need to be
serviced. Please contact Customer Service
at info@dogtra.com or (888) 811-9111.
3. The transmitter has no range, or stimulation
is less when the dog is farther away.
- The antenna(s) may be damaged. To order
parts please contact Customer Service at
(888) 811-9111.
- The range indicated on the unit’s box is for
flat terrain. Heavy brush, trees, hills or
moisture will affect the range of your unit.
For best range, hold the transmitter
vertically above your head. Try also moving
to higher ground.
- Any electrical conductors will affect the
range, such as cars, chain-link dog runs,
metal buildings, radio towers. For best
results, operate away from these structures.
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4. My collars are not holding a charge.
- The batteries might not be charged properly,
or the charger, splitter and the charging port
needs to be looked at. If you suspect your
charger/splitter is not functioning properly
please contact Customer Service at
info@dogtra.com or (888) 811-9111. You
can send in your charging units in to have us
inspect them.
- The charging pin may be damaged. Inside
the charging port, there is a metal pin that
should be standing straight up and stiff. If
the pin is wobbling, broken or missing, you
will need to send the unit in to the Repair’s
Dept. The charging port must be clean prior
to charging, clean the dirt out with a cotton
swab and some rubbing alcohol. If the dog
is in salt-water, be sure to rinse the receiver
and charging port with clean water.
- Your batteries may need to be replaced.
You can replace them yourself by ordering
the parts from Dogtra. This is the only time
you should open the unit, any other
unauthorized servicing of the unit voids your
limited lifetime warranty.
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WARRANTY AND REPAIR INFORMATION
WARRANTY AND
REPAIR INFORMATION
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
(Applicable for units purchased after December
31, 2005 that are registered within 30 days of
original purchase).
•To quality for the Limited Lifetime Warranty:
Product registration must be completed online
at www.dogtra.com or via telephone at
(888) 811-9111. For international customers,
please call us at (310) 522-1800.
•Dogtra’s Limited Lifetime Warranty
provides:
- 1-year warranty for batteries.
- 1-year warranty for the Yapper Stopper NoBark collars.
- 2-year warranty for parts and labor awarded
to the original retail purchaser of the ecollars.
•Dogtra’s Limited Lifetime Warranty does not
provide its warranty if the product is not
registered within 30 days of purchase and/or
if the product is resold. The warranty will
become void and all repairs will be subject to
applicable labor fees. Dogtra does not provide
replacement on defective units or provide
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refunds after 30 days from the original date of
purchase.
• All parts are covered under the warranty for
the life of the product. After the two-year
warranty has expired, the labor cost will be
determined based on the model type, year, and
the extent of repair.
• The Limited Lifetime Warranty expires fiveyears from the date a unit is discontinued in
production by Dogtra Company.
• Warranty does not cover:
- Misplaced or lost units.
◆ Replacement costs of either the transmitter
or receiver is owner’s responsibility).
- Water damage of models that are not
waterproof.
- Damage done by dog or owner, neglect, or
improper maintenance.
- Warranty will be voided if the unit(s) have
been altered or had unauthorized service.
Procedure for Repair Work:
Shipping to Dogtra for warranty work is the
owner’s responsibility. The cost for shipping (via
regular ground service) back to the customer is
covered by Dogtra Co. within the continental
United States. Any expedited shipping service
will be at the owner’s expense. Dogtra is not
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responsible for loss of training time or
inconvenience while the unit is in our warehouse
for repair work. Dogtra does not provide loaner
units or any form of compensation during the
repair period.
A copy of the sales receipt showing purchase
date is required before warranty work is begun.
Write a note briefly explaining the problem
and include your name, address, city/state/zip
code, daytime phone number and evening phone
number. Or you can visit our web site at
www.dogtra.com to fill out a Service Request
Form. If repair costs are not covered under
warranty, we will call you for credit card
information once the work has been completed.
For any questions concerning your Dogtra
products call us Toll Free at 1-888-811-9111.
Our operating hours are between 8:30am-4:00pm
Pacific Standard Time.
Send repair units to:
1250 E. 223rd Street, Suite 119
Carson, CA 90745
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