Dogtra eF-3000 Owner's manual

Dogtra eF-3000 Owner's manual
FROM THE BUILDERS OF THE
WORLD’S FINEST E-COLLARS
OWNER’S MANUAL
Copyright c 2004 Dogtra Company
2004 -
www.dogtra.com
CONTENTS
OVERVIEW
4
MAIN FEATURES
5
SAFETY FEATURES
5
PACKAGE CONTENTS
6
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
7
DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR PARTS
16
CHARGING THE RECEIVER/COLLAR
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TESTING YOUR
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION
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INSTALLATION
27
TROUBLESHOOTING
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MAINTENANCE
41
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
42
WARRANTY AND REPAIR
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OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
The
gives you the
ability to allow your dog the freedom he wants, within
your specified boundaries. The invisible fencing system
contains your dog without the use of conventional fencing
that can be chewed through, jumped over or dug under.
The width of the signal field and the strength of the
electrical stimulation can be easily adjusted at the wallmount transmitter. In the “Stimulation Only” mode, your
dog will only receive the stimulation. In the
“Pager+Stimulation” mode, your dog will receive a silent
pager/vibration, followed by stimulation when he
approaches the boundary area. Once your dog consistently
avoids the signal boundary, the stainless steel contact
points can be replaced with the plastic training probes.
With the plastic training probes, your dog will be able to
respond to the vibration warning without receiving any
electrical stimulation.
Accessories for the Dogtra e-Fence system such as
additional wire, flags, lightning/surge protector, European
220-volt battery charger, and the 24-hour multi-contact
pad are available by calling Dogtra Company at 888-8119111 (PDT).
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MAIN FEATURES
MAIN FEATURES
Waterproof collar/receiver
Pager/vibration signal that warns the dog prior to
electrical stimulation/correction
Wire continuity indicator shows the fence is
operational
Adjustable intensity for a variety of dog
personalities
Rechargeable receiver
Long-range signal(will work up to 40 acres)
User-friendly controls
SAFETY FEATURES
Dogtra’s e-Fence system collars use state-of-theart microcomputer technology. The receiver has an
automatic control that limits the stimulus to eight
seconds.
Dogtra s filtering system prevents reception from
outside sources other than your transmitter.
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
PACKAGE CONTENTS
TRANSMITTER
DESCRIPTION OF
TRANSMITTER PARTS
Wall-Mount Transmitter
Collar/Receiver
transmitter
Magnetic ON/OFF Switch Tool
Transmitter Adaptor (25-volt 500mA)
ON/OFF Indicator Light
Wire Indicator Light
Receiver Adaptor (12-volt 300mA)
Test Lamp
Magnetic ON/OFF
Switch Tool Holder
Boundary Training Flags (50 ea)
18 ga Underground Fence Wire (500 feet)
Splices (4 ea)
Ground Wire(green)
Intensity Selection
Dial
Transmitter Mount Screws (2 ea)
Plastic Anchors(2 ea)
Field Width
Adjustment Knob
Plastic Training Probes
Longer Contact Points(2 ea)
Owner s Manual
ON/OFF & Function
Selection Switch
Wire Connectors for
Splicing
Training Book
Adaptor Jack
Connector
Connector for Ground Wire
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TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
Pager+Stimulation
Pager+Stim
OFF
OFF
Stimulation
Stimulation
Field Width Adjustment Knob
ON/OFF & Function Selection Switch
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ON/OFF & Function Selection Switch
Field Width Adjustment Knob
The ON/OFF Selection switch has three
functions. When the toggle switch is in the up
position, the unit will give the dog a pager/vibration
followed by stimulation correction. When the
toggle switch is in the down position, only
stimulation occurs (without the pager warning).
When the switch is in the middle position, the
power is off.
This knob controls the width of the signal field
(the distance from the boundary wire to the location
where the collar/receiver first activates). Turning
the knob clockwise increases the field width, giving
your dog a wider area before the activation begins.
Turning it counter-clockwise decreases the signal
field, thus giving the dog a shorter area prior to
activation.
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TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
ON/OFF Indicator Light
Intensity Selection Dial
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Intensity Selection Dial
ON/OFF Indicator Light
The Intensity Selection Dial controls the
stimulation level. Level 1 is the lowest setting and
level 5 is the highest. It is always best to start at
level 1 and increase one level at a time until you
find a level where the dog reacts to the stimulation
but does not overreact with excessive
vocalization.
When the ON/OFF & Function Selection
switch is either in the up or down position, the
LED light will be on, indicating that the power is
on. When the switch is in the middle position, the
light goes off, indicating that the power is off.
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TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
Wire Indicator Light
Wire Connectors
Wire Indicator Light
Wire Connectors For Splicing
When the wires are connected properly, the
wire indicator light will be on. In the event the
e-Fence wire becomes damaged, the light will
automatically turn off.
The easy-to-use push-release wire connectors
let you instantly connect or disconnect the
boundary wire leads. Wires should be stripped
approximately a half-inch before being inserted
into the red connectors on the bottom of the wall
mount transmitter.
comes with a ground wire to
protect the unit in the event of lightning/power
surge. Strip about a half-inch on each end of the
ground wire and insert one end into the black
connector on the bottom of the wall transmitter.
The other end should be buried into the ground or
wrapped around a water pipe and secured with
electrical tape.
Option : A lightning/surge protector can be
purchased if there are no grounding options near
the wall transmitter.
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TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
110-volt
25V 500mA
Adaptor Jack Connector
Wall-Mount Transmitter
Adaptor Jack Connector
Plug the 110-volt adaptor into a 110-volt wall
outlet and insert the adaptor plug into the adaptor
jack connector of the transmitter.
Use the (2) included screws to mount the
transmitter to a wall, securely, near any standard 110volt household outlet. The unit will withstand
freezing temperatures, but it is not waterproof.
Therefore, we recommend mounting the transmitter
in a safe, dry sheltered area such as a shed, garage or
carport. Plastic anchors have been provided to secure
mounting onto drywall. Use a 1/4” drill bit to make
holes into the drywall. Insert the anchors into the
holes so that the open end faces out and mount the
transmitter by inserting the screws into the open end
of the anchors.
To power the wall transmitter, plug the AC
adaptor into the standard 110-volt outlet and connect
it to the adaptor jack connector of the transmitter.
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COLLAR
COLLAR
DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR PARTS
Receiver
Collar Strap
Battery Charging
Receptacle
and Cover
ON/OFF Magnetic Switch
Contact Points
Indicator Light
ON/OFF Magnetic
Switch
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Accessory Magnetic Switch Tool
To activate the
, place the
accessory magnetic switch tool (which can be
conveniently placed in a holder on the top of wall
mount transmitter) to the red dot on the
collar/receiver. Hold them together for a moment
until the LED indicator light starts flashing on the
receiver. The indicator light will blink once every
two seconds showing that the unit is activated and
ready to use. (If the red indicator light emits a
double blink every two seconds, the batteries need
to be charged on the receiver/collar.) A 14-hour
charge is recommended to fully charge the
receiver/collar.
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COLLAR
COLLAR
To deactivate the
place the accessory magnetic switch tool to the
red dot on the collar/receiver.
The LED light will stop blinking indicating
that the unit is now off.
To attain maximum battery life, deactivate
the unit when not in use.
Indicator Light (LED)
Receiver Indicator Light (LED)
Located on the front of the collar/receiver, is the
(LED) indicator light. When the unit is fully charged,
the LED light will blink once every two seconds
after the collar is turned on. The blinking will change
from a single flash to a double flash when the collar
needs to be recharged.
The indicator light will come on when the dog
reaches the edge of the signal field in the yard,
showing the dog has activated the unit.
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COLLAR
COLLAR
Receiver
Charging
Receptacle
Collar Fit / Contact Points
Collar/Receiver Battery Charging Receptacle
The collar should be fitted so that the 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 and cause irritation to the
skin. If the collar is too loose, electrical contact will
be inconsistent and your corrections will be
inconsistent as well.
We recommend not keeping the e-Fence collar
on your dog for more than 8 hours at any given
time.
On the inside of the collar/receiver, next to the
collar strap, is the battery-charging receptacle
with a rubber cover plug. The plug should always
be in place when the unit is on the dog to prevent
debris from getting in.
Option:
also offers an optional
24-hour multi-contact pad that
allows for continuous wear of the
receiver/collar. To purchase the
24-hour contact pad call Dogtra
Company at 888-811-9111(PDT).
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BATTERY CHARGER
CHARGING THE RECEIVER/COLLAR
CHARGING THE RECEIVER/COLLAR
Transmitter Adaptor
(25-Volt 500mA)
Receiver Adaptor
(12-Volt 300mA)
110-volt Outlet
Adaptor
The battery charger is designed for a 110-volt
wall outlet. (An European 220-volt AC charger is
also available.)
Charging The Receiver/Collar
uses Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride)
batteries that do not have a memory. They can be
charged on a regular basis without harm. There is no
need to completely drain the batteries between
charges.
1. Plug the 110-volt adaptor into a 110-volt wall
outlet and insert the adaptor plug into the
battery-charging receptacle of the receiver.
2. Charge the batteries for 14 hours before using
the collar for the first time and any other
subsequent charges.
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CHARGING THE RECEIVER/COLLAR
TESTING
TESTING YOUR
3. Do not charge the batteries near any flammable
substances.
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION
4. Fully charge the batteries for 14 hours if the
collar is to be stored without use for a period of
a month or more.
5. Recharge the battery if:
- the indicator light on the collar is emitting a
double blink every two seconds
- the indicator light on the receiver will not
come on
- the indicator light on the receiver comes on
momentarily but will not stay on
1. To ensure that your
is working properly, connect the transmitter
adaptor into the jack connector of the transmitter
and then plug the adaptor into a household
outlet. The ON/OFF indicator light should be on.
2. Unwind the length of ground wire that was
provided and strip about 1/2 inch off each end.
Insert one end of the ground wire into the first
wire connector jack and the other end into the
third, leaving the center jack free. If the wires are
connected properly, the wire indicator light will
be on.
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TESTING
3. Next, activate the collar receiver with the magnetic
switch tool by touching it to the red dot on the
receiver. The LED light will blink once every two
seconds showing that it is on.
4. Hold the receiver in your hand with the contact
points facing up. Place the test lamp over the
points and approach the test loop.
5. Watch for the test light to come on and/or the unit
will emit the warning vibration if the unit is in this
mode at the wall mount transmitter. Be careful not
to touch the contact points as the unit will emit
stimulation when activated.
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
Fence Wire
The fence wire must make a continuous loop
around your property for your system to operate.
The signal is delivered from the terminal of the
transmitter, through the fence wire, back to the other
terminal on the transmitter. When this is
accomplished, the wire continuity light will emit a
constant red indicator.
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
Wire Placement
CAUTION - Before you install your fence wire,
contact the utility company to mark the utility lines
on your property before you begin digging.
Carefully choose the areas in which you want to
contain your dog. A diagram may helpful in
predicting unforeseen obstacles. (Please refer to the
diagrams below.)
Front Boundary Only
Fence Front Yard Only
Front or Back Access
Basic Loop With Garden
Front Bounary With
Existing Fence
The
includes
500 feet of boundary wire and 50 training flags.
Additional flags and wiring can be purchased
through the Dogtra Company. The estimated
requirements are as follows:
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* For areas larger than 20 acres, please refer to our
web site at www.dogtra.com or call us at 888-811-9111.
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ADDITIONAL PARTS
ADDITIONAL PARTS
ADDITIONAL PARTS
You will want to keep a signal field (area where
the dog will receive stimulation) of at least 6-8 feet
on each side of the wire. In addition, your dog will
keep 2-4 feet away from the signal field, so an
overall signal field of 8-12 feet is preferred. Avoid
making passageways that are too narrow (i.e. along
the sides on a house) or your dog may hesitate from
using them.
Tools
18 ga Underground Fence Wire (500 feet)
To install your e-Fence, you will need a flat-edge
spade, Phillips screwdriver and a wire cutter/stripper.
If your layout calls for the wires to be connected
across concrete, you will also need a caulking gun,
exterior silicon caulk and a circular saw with a
masonry blade for cutting the pavement.
Boundary Training Flags (50 ea)
The figures on p.29 are indicated for a
rectangular layout. Actual flag/wire requirements
may vary depending on the layout you’ve chosen.
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
Burying The Fence Wire
IMPORTANT : Before starting any digging,
contact your local phone, gas and power companies to
locate any other buried services.
Creating A Neutral Zone In The Boundary
Depending on your layout, you may want a
neutral zone where your dog can cross over the
e-Fence without getting stimulation. Should your
layout need such an area, start by twisting the two
pieces of fence wire so they are braided (see
diagram), from the beginning of the neutral zone area
to the end. Braiding the two wires will interrupt the
signal of the buried fence, thus creating an area for
your dog to cross without getting stimulation.
To braid the fence wire, hold the two wires side by
side, and twist them around each other. This can also
be done by securing the two wire ends in the opening
of a drill and letting the drill twist the wires for you.
The tighter the wires are twisted, the better the signal
cancellation. A braid of approximately 16 twists per
foot is recommended.
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The e-Fence boundary wire does not have to be
buried to operate. For protective measures we highly
recommend the wire be buried about 3-4 inches
underground. Begin by digging a 4-inch deep cut
where the wire first enters the ground near the
transmitter and continue around the path of the loop
wire. A 30-to 45-degree angle cut made with a flatedge spade will be easiest to close. Try to keep the 2
wires from touching as much as possible as this will
enhance your signal.
Note : When covering a large area, a trenching
machine may be used to cut into the ground.
However, it is recommended that the wire be placed
in the trench by hand. A commercial wire-placing
machine may damage the wire.
IMPORTANT! Bury the fence wire after you
have tested the system and are sure it is working
properly. Do not nick or scrape the fence wire
during installation as it may result in an
intermittent signal or no signal.
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INSTALLATION
Make gradual turns at the corners with a radius of at
least 3 feet. This will provide a more consistent signal
field that will avoid confusing the dog in these areas.
INSTALLATION
WIRE SPLICING
IMPORTANT!
DO NOT run fence wire within 6 feet parallel to
electrical, telephone, cable TV or other buried wire.
DO NOT run fence wire of one section within 10
feet of another section of fence wire or the signal may
cancel.
DO NOT run fence wire within 10 feet of a
neighboring e-Fence system’s boundary wire.
Driveways/Sidewalks
When crossing an asphalt driveway, make a 1/2-inch
deep cut across the driveway using a circular saw and
masonry blade. Close the crack with asphalt sealant
after the fence wire is placed in it. If an expansion joint
is available on driveway and sidewalks, place fence
wire in the joint and close it with outdoor caulk. When
crossing gravel, bury fence wire at least 3 inches deep.
PVC pipes or a garden hose can be used to protect the
wire. In water, anchor the wire with large rocks. Use
PVC piping or garden hose to protect the wire.
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The wire connection must be waterproof
Do not use electrical tape, or soldered/twisted
wire nuts in this type of connection as it will cause
an intermittent signal or disarm the system. The
waterproof splices included in the
are designed to provide a
sealed connection between the wires. The insulation
on the boundary wire should not be stripped before
placing wire into the holes. To use the waterproof
splices, a single boundary wire is placed into one of
the three holes of the splices. The other single
boundary wire is placed into one of the other holes.
This should leave one extra hole that is not used. A
pair of pliers should be used to gently press down
on the top of the blue part of the splice.
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INSTALLATION
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INSTALLATION
Connecting the Fence Wire to the Transmitter
The Signal Field
Splice the two ends of the twisted wire to each of
the two ends of the fence wire. Drill a hole through
the exterior wall or window/door sill or run the fence
wire through an existing utility line hole. Connect
the twisted fence wire to the transmitter, either wire
to either terminal (wire ends must be stripped 1/2 inch). A red indicator light should appear indicating
a continuous fence wire field. If no light appears,
check to make sure that all fence wires are properly
connected and that the wire is not damaged.
The Field Width Adjustment Knob on the
transmitter controls the signal field width. Increasing
or decreasing the signal field width does not affect
the stimulation intensity.
To test the signal field, walk slowly toward the
boundary wire holding the collar/receiver at
approximately the height of the dog’s neck. Contact
points must be upward with the test light attached.
Watch for the test lamp to illuminate, this will give
you an idea of the width of the signal field. The
wider the signal field is, the less chance that the dog
will run through the field and out of your yard. The
signal field should extend at least 6 feet on both sides
of the wire (creating a field that is 12-feet wide
total). An 8-12 foot field is preferred. This will
maximize the effectiveness of the containment
system and minimize the chances that the dog will
run through the signal field.
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INSTALLATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Note : If you alter the field adjustment knob by
turning it clockwise or counterclockwise, or by
removing it, you must check the signal field for the
desired setting.
When you are satisfied with the field width setting,
bury the fence wire below the grass and place the
flags at the distance where the test light comes on.
B. System Test Procedures:
Whenever you experience a malfunction, you will
need to do a test loop to determine which component collar, wall transmitter or yard wire - is not working.
Follow these steps to perform the test loop procedure.
Range in feet
20.0
16.0
OUTSIDE
12.0
A. Dog Doesn t Respond to Stimulus
- Adjust the collar fit.
- Trim the dog’s hair or use longer contact points
to make better skin contact.
- Recharge the battery in the collar receiver.
- Adjust the correction level.
8.0
1. Make a test fence using at least 10 feet of
fencing wire(or use the ground wire).
4.0
Feet 0.0
BOUNDARY WIRE
-4.0
-8.0
INSIDE
-12.0
3. Insert the two ends of the test fence wire into
the wall transmitter.
-16.0
-20.0
min
BLUE
GREEN
YELLOW
ORANGE
RED
Yellow
[ Field Width Adjustment Knob ]
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2. Remove the existing boundary wire from your
wall transmitter.
Green
Orange
Blue
Red
4. Turn the field width adjustment knob to the 9
o clock position or a low setting.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
5. Place the test light on the collar receiver. With
the collar receiver, approach the test loop and
note the distance between you and the wire when
the collar activates the test lamp.
6. Turn the field width adjustment knob to the 12
o clock position or a medium setting.
7. Back away from the wire and approach it again.
Determine the distance between you and the
wire when the collar activates. The distance
should be greater on the medium range setting.
If more than one collar receiver is used, repeat the
above test on each collar.
If there is no red light on the wire indicator light of
the wall transmitter with the test loop wire in place,
the wall transmitter is malfunctioning.
MAINTENANCE
General Maintenance Tips
Your system requires very little maintenance. The
collar receiver for
is
waterproof and activates even after being immersed
in water. To remove dirt, simply wipe with soap and
water.
The wall transmitter is not waterproof and must
be protected from the elements in a shed, garage or
carport.
Do not attempt to dismantle or repair any of
the system components: this will void the
manufacturer s warranty. These components
contain computerized circuitry that should be
serviced only by an authorized expert.
Caution
If the red light is solid on the wall transmitter, but
the collar does not activate on the test loop wire, the
collar receiver is not working. Recharge the battery in
the collar receiver and repeat the test.
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Any changes or modifications of this device
which are not specifically approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Quick Connection Tips - See instructions for
Complete Information
TRANSMITTER ADAPTOR
TRANSMITTER
Transmitter Adaptor
(25-Volt 500mA)
Receiver Adaptor
(12-Volt 300mA)
FENCE WIRES
TRANSMITTER WIRES
European Adaptor for 220-volt outlets
STEP 1 Plug the lighting protector into a grounded
(3-wire) 120V AC outlet within five feet of where you
want to locate the transmitter
24-hour multi- contact
pad(for prolonged
usage)
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Lightning/Surge Protecor
(PANAMAX)
STEP 2 Cut the
fence wires near the
protector and strip all
four ends back 1/4
inch
STEP 3 Push the
connector tab firmly away
from yourself. The
connector jaws will open.
Push the stripped end of the
wire into the connector.
Repeat with the other three
wires.
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY AND
REPAIR INFORMATION
provides the original
purchaser a two-year limited warranty on parts and
labor from the date of the original purchase. The
warranty is void if the unit has been altered or
unauthorized repair work has been attempted.
Batteries or the labor to replace them are not
covered after one year from the original purchase
date. A copy of the sales receipt showing the
purchase date is required before warranty work is
started.
Dogtra’s warranty does not cover repairs due to
misuse or improper maintenance.
Return shipping for warranty work is the owner’s
responsibility. Costs 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.
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REPAIR
Repairs
If you have a unit that requires repair work, please
send the transmitter, receiver and charger to:
Dogtra Co.
Repairs Dept.
22912 Lockness Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
* Include a note with your name, return address,
daytime contact number and a brief description of the
problem. Or, visit our website at www.dogtra.com
and print out our Service Request Form to send with
your unit.
For repair work covered under warranty, proof of
purchase date is required by providing a copy of the
original receipt or shipping invoice.
For more information contact Dogtra at :
1-888-811-9111 or e-mail us at
[email protected]
Copyright 2007 Dogtra Company All Right Reserved
22912 Lockness Avenue Torrance, CA 90501
TEL. (310)522-1800 FAX. (310)522-1805
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