Operating Guide (English - 400

Operating Guide (English - 400
GPS TRACKING AND Training system
OPERATING GUIDE
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE GUIDE BEFORE BEGINNING
Important Safety Information
Explanation of Attention Words and Symbols used in this guide
• Taking product apart can cause damage and void your warranty. Contact the Customer Care Centre for battery
replacement service.
• Avoid using a high-powered radio (greater than 5 watts) in close proximity to the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training
System. It may cause irreversible damage to the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System.
• Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic components.
• Do not store the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System where prolonged exposure to temperature extremes may
occur because permanent damage may result.
• When storing the device for an extended time, store within the following temperature range: from 0° to 25°C (from 32°F
to 77°F).
• Do not leave the device exposed to a heat source or in a high-temperature location, such as in the sun in an unattended
vehicle. To prevent damage, remove the device from the vehicle or store it out of direct sunlight, such as in the glove box.
• In the event that you inadvertently press and hold any stimulation button for longer than 10 seconds the Handheld Device
will enter a “time-out” period. During the “time-out” period, stimulation cannot be delivered to the dog for 5 seconds.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey
all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION, used without the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in harm to your dog.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
Thank you for choosing SportDOG Brand™. Used properly, this product will help you track and train your dog efficiently
and safely. To ensure your satisfaction, please review this owner’s manual thoroughly. If you have questions regarding
this product’s operation, please see this manual’s Frequently Asked Questions or Troubleshooting section or contact
our Customer Care Centre. For a listing of telephone numbers in your area, visit our website at www.sportdog.com.
• Not for use with aggressive dogs. Do not use this product if your dog is aggressive, or if your dog is prone to aggressive
behaviour. Aggressive dogs can cause severe injury and even death to their owner and others. If you are unsure whether
this product is appropriate for your dog, please consult your veterinarian or a certified trainer.
• This device contains Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries; never incinerate, puncture, deform, short-circuit, or charge with an
inappropriate charger. Fire, explosion, property damage, or bodily harm may occur if this warning is not followed.
• Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of spent batteries according to the regulations in
your area.
• Batteries should never be removed from the battery compartment for charging.
• Taking your product apart can cause damage and void your warranty.
• Do not charge the batteries in areas with high temperature (38°C +/100°F +).
• Keep batteries away from children.
• Using your TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System while operating a motor vehicle can be distracting. Always pay
full attention to operating your vehicle.
• Always be alert to your surroundings when navigating to a way point. Do not cross dangerous terrain or obstacles as you
move.
To get the most protection out of your warranty, please register your product within 30 days at www.sportdog.com.
By registering, and keeping your receipt you will enjoy the product’s full warranty and, should you ever need to call
the Customer Care Centre, we will be able to help you faster. Most importantly, SportDOG® will never give or sell your
valuable information to anyone. Complete warranty information is available online at www.sportdog.com.
This unit is factory-set to the English language. Follow these instructions to change the language of the TEK SERIES
Handheld Device:
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > LANGUAGE.
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight the desired language.
3. Press the right arrow key to change the language.
Please read and follow the instructions in this manual. Proper fit of the collar is important. A collar worn for too long, or
made too tight on the dog’s neck may cause skin damage. This is called bed sores; it is also called decubitus ulcers or
pressure necrosis.
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Avoid leaving the collar on the dog for more than 12 hours per day.
When possible, reposition the collar on the dog’s neck every 1 to 2 hours.
Check the fit to prevent excessive pressure; follow the instructions in this manual.
Never connect a lead to the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module; it will cause excessive pressure on the contacts.
When using a separate collar for a lead, don’t put pressure on the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module.
Wash the dog’s neck area and the contacts of the collar weekly with a damp cloth.
Examine the contact area daily for signs of a rash or a sore.
If a rash or sore is found, discontinue use of the collar until the skin has healed.
If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian.
These steps will help keep your dog safe and comfortable. Millions of dogs are comfortable while they wear stainless steel
contacts. Some dogs are sensitive to contact pressure. You may find after some time that your dog is very tolerant of the
collar. If so, you may relax some of these precautions. It is important to continue daily checks of the contact area. If redness
or sores are found, discontinue use until the skin has fully healed.
• You may need to trim the hair in the area of the Contact Points or switch to the longer Contact Points to ensure
consistent contact. Never shave the dog’s neck; this may lead to a rash or infection.
• You should not make the collar any tighter than is required for good contact. A collar that is too tight will increase the risk
of pressure necrosis in the contact area.
• Your dog should not vocalize or panic when receiving stimulation. If this happens, the stimulation level is too high and
you need to go back to the previous level and repeat the process.
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Table of Contents
GETTING STARTED
COMPONENTS
COMPONENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
KEY DEFINITIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
ICON DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
MAIN MENU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
OPERATING THE TEK SERIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
PREPARE THE TEK SERIES Handheld Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
TO CALIBRATE THE COMPASS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
PREPARE THE E-Collar Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
TEST LIGHT tool INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
PREPARE THE GPS Collar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
PAIR COLLARS TO THE Handheld Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
FIT THE GPS COLLAR WITH E-COLLAR MODULE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
ADD YOUR DOG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ACQUIRE GPS SATELLITE SIGNALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
TRACK YOUR DOG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
GENERAL TRAINING TIPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
TRAIN YOUR DOG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
VIEW DOG STATUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
NAVIGATE WITH THE COMPASS AND GPS TOOLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Mark A Location with Way points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SETTINGS MENU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
CHANGE LANGUAGE SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
CHANGE GENERAL SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
CHANGE COMMUNICATION SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
CHANGE MY COLLARS SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
CHANGE MY DOGS SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
CHANGE UNIT SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
CHANGE TRACKING VIEW SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
SET SYSTEM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
CHANGE DISPLAY SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
USE VEHICLE MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
RESET HANDHELD Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
About. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
CONVERT GPS Collar with E-Collar Module TO GPS Collar only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
TROUBLESHOOTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
TERMS OF USE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
COMPLIANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
BATTERY DISPOSAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
WARRANTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
ADD-A-DOG™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS
The SportDOG Brand™ TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System has been proven safe, comfortable and effective for
all dogs over 3.6 kg. Consistent, correct use of this product allows you to track your dog, reinforce commands, and correct
misbehaviour from up to 11 km. The Handheld Device receives your location from its built-in GPS antenna and receives
location updates from the antenna mounted on the collar to track the location of your dog. The Handheld Device sends a
signal, activating the E-Collar Module to deliver a harmless stimulation. With proper training, a dog will learn to associate
the signal with a command. Like all SportDOG® products, this model features adjustable stimulation levels so you can tailor
the stimulation level to your dog’s temperament, eliminating the risk of over-correction.
IMPORTANT: The TEK series GPS Tracking and Training System has a
range of up to 11 km. Depending on the way you hold the handheld
device, the maximum range may vary. For consistent results at
longer ranges, hold the handheld device in a vertical position away
from your body and above your head. Terrain, weather, vegetation,
transmissions from other radio devices, and other factors will
affect the maximum range.
Do not use this product if your dog is aggressive, or if your dog is prone to aggressive
behaviour. Aggressive dogs can cause severe injury or even death to the owner or others.
If you are unsure whether this product is appropriate for your dog, please consult your
veterinarian or a certified trainer.
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ICON DEFINITIONS
GETTING STARTED
The following icons are used throughout the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training software interface.
KEY DEFINITIONS
Handheld Device
ANTENNA
GPS ANTENNA
STIM
BUTTON 1
STIM
BUTTON 2
On/Off Button
Back
Button
TRACKING/
TRAINING
TOGGLE BUTTON
STIM
BUTTON 3
DISPLAY
MENU
SELECTION PAD
Charging
Jack
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HANDHELD Device: Receives and displays location updates from
the GPS Collar. It is waterproof and can be submerged in water to a
depth of 1.5 m.
ON/OFF BUTTON: Pressing and releasing this button turns
the Handheld Device ON and off, and also controls the display’s
brightness level.
BACK BUTTON: While navigating menus, this button moves back to
the previous menu screen.
TRACKING/TRAINING TOGGLE BUTTON: This button toggles
between the TRACKING screen and the TRAINING screen at any time
and acts as an enter key when entering information in text entry fields.
MENU SELECTION PAD: This pad contains four arrow keys
(up, down, left, and right) for use when navigating and selecting
menus.
USER-DEFINED STIM Buttons: These buttons (button 1 on top,
button 2 in the middle, and button 3 on the bottom) are used to send
signals for the user-defined stimulation type when training
your dog.
CHARGING JACK: For connecting the Handheld Device to the
wall charger.
E-Collar Module: Receives the radio signal from the Handheld
Device and delivers stimulation, vibration, and/or a tone for correcting
your dog. It is waterproof and can be submerged in water to a depth
of 7.62m.*
CONTACT POINTS: The contacts through which the E-Collar Module
delivers stimulation to your dog.
E-COLLAR ON/OFF BUTTON: Pressing and releasing this button
turns the E-Collar Module ON, while pressing and holding this button
turns the E-Collar Module OFF.
E-COLLAR INDICATOR LIGHT: Indicates when the E-Collar Module
has been turned ON or OFF, is in pairing mode, and also serves as a
low-battery indicator.
E-COLLAR CHARGING JACK: For connecting the E-Collar Module to
the charger.
GPS Collar: Receives location from GPS and transmits location
updates to the Handheld Device. It is waterproof and can be
submerged in water to a depth of 7.62 m.*
GPS Antenna: Receives GPS satellite signals.
GPS ON/OFF BUTTON: Pressing and releasing this button turns
the collar ON and OFF.
GPS INDICATOR LIGHT: Indicates when the GPS Collar has been
turned on or off, whether a GPS lock has been attained, is in pairing
mode, and also serves as a low-battery indicator.
GPS CHARGING JACK: For connecting the GPS Collar to
the charger.
GPS
ANTENNA
Function
General Icons
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TIME INDICATOR: Displays the current local time. Default is 24H format.
BRIGHTNESS INDICATOR: Displays the current brightness level.
BATTERY GAUGE: Displays the battery charge status of the Handheld Device.
BATTERY GAUGE: Displays the battery charge status of the GPS Collar.
UP / DOWN INDICATORS: Indicates menu choices available. Use the arrow keys to view
additional menu items.
MORE / SELECT INDICATOR: Indicates more information is available. Use the arrow keys
to view additional information.
BACK INDICATOR: Indicates lower menu level. Press the BACK button to return to the
previous screen.
E-Collar
ON/OFF Button
GPS On/Off
Button
Text Enter/Accept: Select to lock in a new text entry.
GPS Charging
Jack
E-COLLAR
charging jack
GPS Collar
GPS
INDICATOR LIGHT
E-COLLAR INDICATOR LIGHT
E-Collar Module
Contact Points
*Per NEMA 6P and IP67 standards.
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MAIN MENU
GETTING STARTED
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When you power ON the Handheld Device or press the BACK button, the main menu displays.
The main menu provides the following options:
Function
Tracking
Icons
DOG TRACKING: View the location of your dogs and way points in relation to you (page 10).
Dog TRAINING: Send stimulations to command dogs while training or hunting (Page 11).
Dog List: Suspend or resume tracking of a particular dog and set the order of the dogs (page 12).
STATUS: View a list of all dogs and their current status (page 12).
COMPASS: View the electronic compass for navigation (page 13).
SETTINGS: Change configuration for dogs,
collars, units, time, display, and other settings
(page 14).
WAY POINTS: Add, change, or remove way
points from the system (page 13).
SET START Point: Set a way point to your
starting location (page 13).
ABOUT: View name, ID number, and software/
hardware version of your Handheld Device
(page 18).
GPS Lock INDICATOR: Indicates the Handheld Device has a good satellite fix.
COMPASS NEEDLE: Displays compass heading to magnetic north.
DOG DIRECTION INDICATOR: Displays the direction your dog is traveling.
DOG DIRECTION INDICATOR COMMUNICATION LOST: Displays if communication to the
collar is lost.
DOG Status INDICATOR: Indicates the location of your dog when the dog is either on point
or treed.
100 m
SCALE INDICATOR: Shows the current scale. Scale is adjustable from 100 m to 120 km.
MY DOG: Indicates the current dog. Colour is based on the assigned collar to
this dog.
TRAINING
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OPERATING THE TEK SERIES
CONTINUOUS STIMULATION: You control both when and how long stimulation is delivered,
up to a maximum of 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, the Handheld Device will “time-out” and
stimulation cannot be delivered to your dog for 5 seconds. After the 5 second “time-out”
period, stimulation can be delivered again.
The following terms are used throughout this manual:
Select: Move the highlighted area on the screen up, down, left, or right with the respective arrow keys on the Menu
Selection Pad to select individual menu items. A selected item is highlighted in orange.
Back: Press the BACK button on the top right side of the Handheld Device to go to the previous menu.
Field: The location on a page where data can be entered.
Enter: Press the Tracking/TRAINING TOGGLE button in a text entry field to select a highlighted character.
VIBRATION: The E-Collar Module will vibrate when a User-Defined Stim button is pressed.
After 10 seconds, the Handheld Device will “time-out” and vibration cannot be delivered to your
dog for 5 seconds. After the 5 second “time-out” period, vibration can be delivered again.
TONE: The E-Collar Module will emit a beeping noise when a User-Defined Stim button is
pressed. After 10 seconds, the Handheld Device will “time-out” and tone cannot be delivered
to your dog for 5 seconds. After the 5 second “time-out” period, tone can be delivered again.
Momentary (Nick) Stimulation: Stimulation is delivered for 1/10 of a second,
regardless of how long the button is pressed.
Rising Stimulation: While holding this button the stimulation will rise from your
current level to the maximum level. After 10 seconds, the Handheld Device will “time-out”
and stimulation cannot be delivered to your dog for 5 seconds. After the 5 second “time-out”
period, stimulation can be delivered again.
User Programmable Stimulation 1: The E-Collar Module applies a userconfigurable stimulation.
User Programmable Stimulation 2: The E-Collar Module applies a userconfigurable stimulation.
MY DOG: Indicates the current dog. Colour is based on the assigned collar to this dog.
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GETTING STARTED
TO CALIBRATE THE COMPASS
STEP :: 01
In order for the TEK SERIES Handheld Device to accurately display your location, you must first calibrate the electronic
compass. You should always calibrate the compass after you arrive at a new starting location, after periods of storage
or after you install new batteries.
PREPARE THE TEK SERIES Handheld Device
Note: Always calibrate the compass outdoors. Hold the compass level and away from objects that may generate magnetic
fields, such as cars, buildings, or overhead power lines.
You must complete these steps prior to using this device for the first time.
Note: Prior to first use, attach the included antenna to the Handheld Device.
1.From the main menu, select COMPASS > CALIBRATE. The compass screen appears.
2.Rotate the Handheld Device 2-3 times in all three dimensions as shown below. Rotate until the black indicators are
as close as possible to the centre of the green zone. If successful, your Handheld Device will beep and vibrate as well
as display a message that says “CALIBRATION DATA HAS BEEN UPDATED SUCCESSFULLY”.
TO CHARGE THE Handheld Device:
Note: Approximate battery life between charges is 20 hours, depending on the
frequency of use.
1.Lift the rubber cover protecting the Charging Jack.
2.Connect one of the charger connectors to the Charging Jack.
3.Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet.
4.Charge the Handheld Device for 2 hours.
5.When charging is complete, indicated by a full green battery on the screen,
replace the rubber cover.
Using Li-Ion technology, the Handheld Device only requires a 2 hour
charge. It is not harmful to let the unit charge more than 2 hours.
Note: If you are unable to get the compass to automatically update your calibration data, follow the remaining steps.
3.Rotate until the black indicators are as close as possible to the green zone and press the Menu Selection Pad
to continue.
4.At the prompt “DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THE NEW CALIBRATION DATA?” press the arrow keys to select YES.
5.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO TURN THE Handheld Device ON:
On the top of the unit, firmly press and release the On/Off button. The start-up
screen will display.
TO TURN THE Handheld Device OFF:
Firmly press and hold the On/Off button until the display goes black.
TO ADJUST THE DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS:
The Handheld Device comes with brightness controls to allow you to adjust the
backlight level for the optimum readability in the current environment.
Note: Higher brightness levels will decrease battery life between charges.
With the Handheld Device powered ON, press and release the On/Off button to
increase/decrease brightness levels. There are 5 levels of brightness available. The
Brightness Indicator will display the current level at the top of the display.
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GETTING STARTED
STEP :: 02
TO SET THE MAGNETIC DECLINATION ANGLE:
PREPARE THE E-Collar Module
Magnetic declination is the angle between magnetic north (the direction the north end of a compass needle points) and
true north. The declination is positive when the magnetic north is east of true north and negative when the magnetic
north is west of true north.
TO CHARGE THE E-Collar Module:
1. Lift the rubber cover protecting the E-Collar Charging Jack located on
the bottom of the E-Collar Module next to the
ON/OFF button.
2. Connect one of the charger connectors to the Charging Jack.
3. Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet.
4.Charge the E-Collar Module for 2 hours.
5.When charging is complete, indicated by the E-Collar Indicator Light
blinking green, replace the rubber cover.
To find your exact declination angle, you can use a web resource like www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/Declination.jsp.
This is a United States government website available in English. Enter the web address into a web translator tool to
view the website in your language.
Note: Incorrect magnetic declination will result in inaccurate compass readings.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > MAG DEC ANGLE.
2.Press the up or down arrows on the Menu Selection Pad to select the amount of declination. Magnetic declination
ranges from -70 to 70. The default is 0.
3.Press the right arrow when finished.
4.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
Using Li-Ion technology, the E-Collar Module only requires a 2
hour charge. It is not harmful to let the unit charge more than
2 hours.
Note: Approximate battery life between charges is 20 hours, depending on the frequency of use.
TO TURN THE E-Collar Module ON:
Press the E-Collar Module ON/OFF button and release when the E-Collar Indicator Light comes on green. The E-Collar
Module will beep 1 to 5 times indicating which channel the collar is on.
TO TURN THE E-Collar Module OFF:
Press and hold the E-Collar Module ON/OFF button until the E-Collar Module Indicator Light comes on solid red and the
E-Collar Module beeps for 2 seconds. To extend the battery life between charging cycles, turn OFF the E-Collar Module
when it is not in use.
E-Collar Module Indicator Light
4º
-6º
-4º
-2º
0º
2º
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OPERATIONAL MODE
LIGHT
LIGHT FUNCTION
COLOUR
BATTERY
STATUS
SPEAKER FUNCTION
Unit is turned ON via
ON/OFF button
Green
N/A
Beeps 1 to 5 times indicating
which channel the collar is on
Unit is turned OFF via
ON/OFF button
Red
Light is solid in colour during
beep sequence
N/A
Beeps continuously for 2
seconds
Unit is ON
Green
Single blink every 3 seconds
Good
N/A
Amber
Single blink every 3 seconds
Medium
N/A
Red
Single blink every 3 seconds
Low
N/A
Unit is in pairing mode
Amber
Light is solid in colour
N/A
N/A
Unit is delivering
continuous, momentary,
rising, or programmable
stimulation
Red
Light is solid in colour
N/A
N/A
Unit is delivering tone
Off
N/A
N/A
Unit will beep for as long as
button is pressed.
Unit is delivering vibration
Off
N/A
N/A
Unit will vibrate for as long as
button is pressed.
Unit is charging
Green
Light is solid in colour
N/A
N/A
Unit is fully charged
Green
Single blink every 1 second
Good
N/A
10º during
Light is solid in colour
beep sequence
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GETTING STARTED
TEST LIGHT tool INSTRUCTIONS
1. Turn the E-Collar Module ON.
2. Hold the Test Light Tool Contacts to the Contact Points.
3. Press a stimulation button on the Handheld Device.
4.The Test Light will flash.
Note: At higher stimulation levels, the Test Light will flash brighter.
5.Turn the E-Collar Module OFF.
OPERATIONAL MODE
LIGHT
COLOUR
LIGHT FUNCTION
BATTERY
STATUS
SPEAKER FUNCTION
Unit is turned ON via On/
Off button
Green
Light is solid in colour during
beep sequence
N/A
Beeps 1 to 5 times indicating
which channel the collar is on
Unit is turned OFF via On/
Off button
Red
Light is solid in colour during
beep sequence
N/A
Beeps continuously for 2
seconds
Unit is ON with GPS lock
Green
Single blink every 3 seconds
Good
N/A
Amber
Single blink every 3 seconds
Medium
N/A
Red
Single blink every 3 seconds
Low
N/A
Green
Double blink every 3 seconds
Good
N/A
Amber
Double blink every 3 seconds
Medium
N/A
Red
Double blink every 3 seconds
Low
N/A
Save the Test Light Tool for future testing.
Note: If the Test Light does not flash, recharge the battery and re-test. If the Test
Light still does not flash, contact the Customer Care Centre.
Unit is ON without GPS
lock
STEP :: 03
PREPARE THE GPS Collar
TO CHARGE THE GPS Collar:
Amber
Light is solid in colour
N/A
N/A
Green
Light is solid in colour
N/A
N/A
Unit is fully charged
Green
Single blink every 1 second
Good
N/A
ABOUT RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
1.Lift the rubber cover protecting the GPS Charging Jack located on
the bottom of the GPS Collar next to the On/Off button.
2.Connect one of the charger connectors to the GPS Charging Jack.
3.Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet.
4.Charge the GPS Collar for 2 hours.
5.When charging is complete, indicated by the GPS Collar Indicator
Light blinking green, replace the rubber cover.
•The Handheld Device, GPS Collar, and E-Collar Module contain Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries;
never incinerate, puncture, deform, short-circuit, or charge with an inappropriate charger.
Fire, explosion, property damage, or bodily harm may occur if this warning is not followed.
•Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of spent batteries
according to the regulations in your area.
•Risk of explosion if batteries are charged in areas with high temperature (38°C +/100°F +).
•Batteries should never be removed from the battery compartment for charging.
Using Li-Ion technology, the GPS Collar only requires a 2
hour charge. It is not harmful to let the unit charge more
than 2 hours.
• The rechargeable Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are not memory sensitive, do not require depletion before charging,
and cannot be over charged.
• The batteries come partially charged from the factory, but will require a full charge before the first use.
• When storing the unit for long periods, remember to regularly give batteries a full charge. This should be done once
every 3 to 4 months. Failure to do so will result in decreased battery life.
• You should expect hundreds of recharge cycles from your batteries. However, all rechargeable batteries lose capacity
over time relative to the number of recharge cycles they experience. This is normal. If your operating time drops to
half of the original life, contact the Customer Care Centre.
• The batteries should last for a period of 3-5 years. When a battery needs replacement, call our Customer Care
Centre. Please do not open the Handheld Device, GPS Collar, or E-Collar Module.
• When storing the device for an extended time, store within the following temperature range: from 0° to 25°C (from
32°F to 77°F).
• Separate collection of spent batteries is required in many regions; check the regulations in your area before
discarding spent batteries.
Note: Approximate battery life between charges is 20 hours,
depending on the frequency of use.
TO TURN THE GPS Collar ON:
Press the On/Off button and release when the GPS Collar Indicator Light comes on green. The GPS Collar will beep 1
to 5 times indicating which channel the collar is on, and the GPS Indicator Light will double blink every 3 seconds until
GPS lock has been achieved. Once the GPS Collar has a lock, the GPS Indicator Light will single blink every 3 seconds.
TO TURN THE GPS Collar OFF:
Press and hold the GPS Collar On/Off button until the GPS Collar Indicator Light comes on solid red and the GPS
Collar beeps for 2 seconds. To extend the battery life between charging cycles, turn OFF the GPS Collar when it is not
in use.
Unit is in pairing mode
Unit is charging
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GETTING STARTED
STEP :: 05
STEP :: 04
FIT THE GPS COLLAR WITH E-COLLAR MODULE
To ensure the effectiveness of this product and the comfort and safety of your dog, check the fit of his collar frequently.
If you notice that your dog is experiencing skin irritation, discontinue use of the collar for a few days. If the condition
persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian.
PAIR COLLARS TO THE Handheld Device
Your system will already be paired when you get it, but in the event you need to pair the Handheld Device to the GPS
Collar with E-Collar Module, follow the steps below. The Handheld Device can support up to 12 collars at a time. You must
repeat this procedure for each GPS Collar with E-Collar Module that you want to monitor with this Handheld Device.
IMPORTANT: The proper fit and placement of the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module is important for effective use.
Please see page 2 for Important Safety Information.
TO PAIR THE COLLARS TO THE Handheld Device:
1.On the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY COLLARS > Colour where COLOUR is the colour that you want to
associate with this collar.
2.Press the right arrow to open the configuration window.
3.To enable the GPS Collar, select and press the right arrow key to set ACTIVE to Y.
4.To enable the E-Collar Module, select and press the right arrow key to set E-COLLAR to Y.
5.With the GPS Collar turned OFF, press and hold the ON/OFF button until its indicator light is solid amber. The collar
is now in “pairing mode”.
6.With the E-Collar Module turned OFF, press and hold the ON/OFF button until its indicator light is solid amber. The
module is now in “pairing mode.”
7.On the Handheld Device, select PAIR COLLAR and press the right arrow key to complete the pairing process. The
indicator lights on the collar and module will blink 5 times to confirm that they are paired to the Handheld Device.
8.When finished, press BACK to return to the main menu.
To ensure a proper fit, follow these steps:
1.With your dog standing (5A), centre the collar underneath your dog’s neck,
touching the skin (5B). If your dog has a long or thick coat, you have two
options to ensure consistent contact: either trim the hair around the Contact
Points, or switch to the longer Contact Points included with your system.
•You may need to trim the hair in the area of the Contact
Points. Never shave the dog’s neck; this may lead to a
rash or infection.
5A
5B
5C
•You should not make the collar any tighter than is
required for good contact. A collar that is too tight will
increase the risk of pressure necrosis in the
contact area.
2.The collar should fit snugly, yet loose enough to allow one finger to fit between the strap
and your dog’s neck (5C).
3.Allow your dog to wear the collar for several minutes and then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog
becomes more comfortable wearing the collar.
Note: To ensure the best reception possible, make sure the GPS antenna is positioned on the back of your dog’s neck.
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STEP :: 06
ADD YOUR DOG
TRACK YOUR DOG
The DOG TRACKING screen allows you to view your location and track the location of your dog(s).
TO USE TRACKING MODE:
The TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System allows you to track and train up to 12 dogs with the purchase of
additional GPS Collars or GPS Collars with E-Collar Modules. After a collar has been paired to the Handheld Device, you
must add the dog to the system. You must repeat this procedure for each dog that you want to work with the system.
Note: You must have a clear view of the sky in order for the GPS to acquire a signal. The “Waiting for Lock” message will
display until a good GPS lock is acquired. The Handheld Device will beep once
and move to the tracking window when GPS lock is acquired.
TO ADD A DOG:
From the main menu, select DOG TRACKING. The tracking screen displays.
1.From the main menu, select Settings > My Dogs > ADD A DOG. A
screen labeled DOG n appears where n is the next available number of the dog.
2.To enter the dog’s name, select CHANGE NAME. A text entry screen displays.
Select Clr and press ENTER (bottom-right button) to clear the name. Use the
to complete the
arrow keys to select letters to enter a new name. Select
new name.
3.Assign a collar to this dog by selecting COLLAR. Use the arrow keys to select
the colour matching the desired collar from the previously paired collars.
4.Once a collar is assigned to the new dog, you are ready to track and train this
dog. Press BACK to return to the main menu.
Congratulations! At this point, your TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and
Training System is ready for field use.
ACQUIRE GPS SATELLITE SIGNALS
Before the TEK SERIES Handheld Device can show your current location and the location of your dog(s), both units
must acquire a GPS signal fix.
TO ACQUIRE GPS SIGNAL FIX:
Note: Acquiring a GPS signal fix can take
several minutes.
1.Go outdoors to an open area with a clear view
of the sky.
2.Once you are outdoors, turn ON the Handheld
Device and GPS Collar. The “Waiting for
Lock” message will display until a good GPS
lock is acquired. On the Handheld Device, the
GPS lock Indicator
displays when GPS lock
is achieved. The GPS Collar Indicator Light will
single blink every 3 seconds when it has a
GPS lock.
DOG TRACKING
Your location is marked by a black crosshair (+) in the centre of the display. Dogs
are marked by an arrow showing their direction of travel or an octagon if the dog is
stationary. If you have set a start point, it appears as an X on the TRACKING screen.
Any active way points are marked by their respective number. The upper portion of
the screen also displays your GPS status, current map scale, and compass direction.
A table on the lower portion of the screen shows the status of the first three dogs
being tracked as follows:
•The name of each dog is displayed in the colour of its assigned collar.
•The type and level of stimulation assigned to STIM button 1 for each dog:
C1 = continuous stimulation on level 1
T = tone
V = vibration
M= momentary (nick)
R= rising stimulation
P1= user programmable level 1
P2= user programmable level 2
•The distance of each dog from your location is displayed. To disable Dog Distance display, see “To Enable or Disable
Dog Distance Display” on page 17.
•The speed of each dog is displayed. To disable Dog Speed display, see “To Enable or Disable Dog Speed Display”
on page 17.
Note: When tracking more than three dogs, press the down arrow key to see the status of the next three dogs.
TO ADJUST The SCALE:
On the DOG TRACKING screen, press the left or right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to manually adjust the scale
from 100 m to 120 km or set the scale to AUTO which will automatically adjust to keep your dog(s) on the display. The
current scale is displayed just below the tracking area.
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DOG TRAINING
GENERAL TRAINING TIPS
BEFORE TRAINING WITH THIS PRODUCT:
You will have the most success using this product if you always remember to teach a command before trying to
reinforce the command with stimulation. Always keep the following training tips in mind:
•Eliminate a single misbehaviour or teach a single obedience command at a time. If you move too fast with the
training, your dog may become confused.
•Be consistent. Give your dog a tone, vibration, and/or stimulation for each misbehaviour.
•Do not overcorrect your dog. Use as little stimulation as possible to train your dog.
•Restrict your dog from situations in which he has a history of misbehaving unless you can supervise him and use the
TEK SERIES Handheld Device for applying tone, stimulation, or vibration.
•If you notice one situation in which your dog misbehaves repeatedly, set up this situation as a training session. This
will dramatically increase your chances of success.
•If your dog has a timid reaction to the tone, stimulation, or vibration (especially the first couple of times), do not be
alarmed. Redirect his attention to a simple and appropriate behaviour (i.e. a known command, such as “Sit”).
•Never use the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System to correct or eliminate any form of aggressive
behaviour. If your dog exhibits such behaviour, contact a professional trainer. Aggression in dogs is the result of
many factors – it may be a learned behaviour or it may be brought on as a result of fear. Another factor contributing
to aggression in dogs is social dominance. Every dog is different.
Visit our website at www.sportdog.com to find more detailed training tips and guides or contact our Customer Care
Centre for further assistance. For a listing of telephone numbers in your area, visit our website at www.sportdog.com.
TRAIN YOUR DOG
recognition level, this is the level you should use when you begin a training exercise.
6.If you have progressed to level 20 while searching for your dog’s recognition level and your dog continues to show
no response, check to see if the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module is snug against your dog’s neck. Then go back to
level 1 and repeat the process. If your dog still does not indicate he is feeling the stimulation, you can try changing
the STIM RANGE setting (see “To Change Stim Range Settings for a Dog” on page 17), trimming the hair beneath
the Contact Points, or switching to longer Contact Points.
Note: If after completing all of these steps your dog still does not indicate he is feeling stimulation, please contact the
Customer Care Centre.
TO USE TRAINING MODE:
The DOG TRAINING screen allows you to send a
signal to deliver stimulation to your dog in order
to correct a behaviour. You can switch among the
dogs currently being trained and select the type
and intensity level of stimulation.
Note: In training mode, the user-defined stim buttons
are active, allowing you to select among three predefined stimulation types for the currently selected dog.
1. From the main menu, select DOG TRAINING.
2. Press the right or left arrows on the Menu
Selection Pad to choose among dogs in the
system. The current dog is shown at the bottom
of the screen.
3. Select the desired level of continuous stimulation for that dog.
4.To send stimulation to the selected dog, press one of the three stim buttons on the left side of the Handheld Device
matching to the type of stimulation desired. When the desired button is pressed, the corresponding icon will
highlight to confirm that the signal has been sent.
The TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System supports six types of stimulation: continuous, momentary, rising,
programmable, tone, and vibration. The continuous stimulation mode has multiple intensity levels so you can match
the correction to your dog’s temperament.
TO FIND YOUR DOG’S RECOGNITION LEVEL:
Note: Always start at the lowest level and work your way up. Every dog is different and you cannot predict where your dog’s
recognition level will be. Watch closely for any slight change in behaviour that tells you your dog is feeling the stimulation.
For training efficiency, it is important to find the right intensity level for your dog. This is called the “recognition level”,
the level at which your dog looks around in curiosity or flicks his ears.
Your dog should not vocalize or panic when receiving stimulation. If this happens, the stimulation
level is too high and you need to go back to the previous level and repeat the process.
1. With the GPS Collar and E-Collar Module turned ON and properly fitted to your dog, select DOG TRAINING. The
DOG TRAINING screen displays.
2. Press the down arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to lower the intensity level to 1.
3. Press the stim button next to the icon (C) to apply continuous stimulation for 1 to 2 seconds.
In the event that you inadvertently press and hold any stimulation button for longer than 10 seconds
the Handheld Device will enter a “time-out” period. During the “time-out” period, stimulation cannot
be delivered to the dog for 5 seconds.
4.If your dog shows no reaction to level 1, press the up arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to increase the stimulation
to level 2 and repeat the process.
5.Continue to increase the intensity level until you find your dog’s recognition level. Once you find your dog’s
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DOG LIST
To Suspend or Resume Tracking/TRAINING A Specific Dog:
VIEW DOG STATUS
1.From the main menu, select DOG LIST. A list of current dogs displays.
2.Use the arrow keys to highlight the dog you want to suspend tracking/training.
3.Press the right arrow key. A message displays “DOG X SUSPEND” where DOG X is the name of the dog selected. The
dog will no longer display on the tracking screen or the training screen.
4.To resume tracking/training the dog, select DOG LIST.
5.Use the arrow keys to highlight the dog you want to resume tracking/training.
6.Press the right arrow key. A message displays “DOG X RESUME” where DOG X
is the name of the dog selected. The dog will appear on the tracking screen and the TRAINING screen.
The STATUS screen allows you to view the status of the GPS Collar for each dog, the ID for your Handheld Device, and a
list of dogs being tracked. For each dog, you can view its ID, GPS Collar battery status, GPS lock status, update rate, and
the time since its last update.
You can choose to suspend tracking/training of a specific dog without having to delete the dog from the system.
To Set The Order In Dog List:
You can choose to re-order how dogs are displayed in the system.
1.From the main menu, select DOG LIST > SET ORDER. A list of dogs displays.
2.Use the arrow keys to highlight the dog you want to move in the list and press the
right arrow key.
3.Use the up or down arrow keys to move the selected dog in the list.
4.When the dog is in the desired order, press the right arrow key.
5.Repeat for each dog until they are in the desired order. Dogs will now appear in
this order on the tracking screen and the training screen.
DOG STATUS
The update rate on your Handheld Device will update automatically according to the following GPS Collar
battery status:
•Good Battery - Every 2.5 seconds
•Medium Battery - Every 10 seconds
•Low Battery - Every 25 seconds
TO VIEW THE DOG STATUS:
1.From the main menu, select STATUS. The STATUS screen displays .
2.Select the dog whose status you want to view e.g. DOG 1.
3.Press the right arrow to view the DOG STATUS screen.
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COMPASS | WAY POINTS
NAVIGATE WITH THE COMPASS AND GPS TOOLS
The TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System comes with a built-in electronic compass and GPS tools to track
your location and guide you to previously saved locations.
SET YOUR STARTING LOCATION
TO DELETE A Way point:
Note: Deleting a way point cannot be undone.
1.From the main menu, select WAY POINTs > way point name where way point name is a previously marked
way point.
2.Select DELETE.
3.At the prompt, “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?” select YES. The way point is deleted.
TO USE THE COMPASS:
The SET START POINT screen allows you to define a way point specific to your starting location prior to working the
dogs in a particular area.
From the main menu, select COMPASS. The COMPASS screen displays.
TO SET A START POINT:
Note: When using the compass, hold the Handheld Device up to a 45° angle and point
the antenna forward along your line of travel.
1.From the main menu, select SET START POINT. A prompt appears, “You are about to change the
starting location. Are you sure you want to continue?”
2.Select YES to set a new starting location.
The COMPASS screen allows you to see your current heading, track the bearing
to pre-defined way points, track the bearing to a dog and enable/disable Vehicle
Mode. The compass shows north as a red N and will rotate as you move to keep its
orientation. Your current heading is shown at the lower right corner of the display.
Note: You must have a good GPS lock before you can mark a new start point.
Mark A Location with Way points
The WAY POINTS screen allows you to save your current GPS location or the current GPS location of tracked dogs as
a way point, navigate to, rename and/or delete existing way points. You can store up to 30 way points. If you have set a
start point, it appears as an X on the TRACKING screen. Other way points are shown by their respective number.
TO GO TO YOUR START POINT:
TO MARK YOUR LOCATION AS A NEW point:
Note: You must have first set a start point before you can use the compass to navigate to it. And, you must have a good GPS
lock of your current location.
1.From the main menu, select Way points > MARK NEW POINT > YOUR LOCATION. A text entry
field appears.
2.Use the arrow keys to enter a name for the new way point.
3.Select
when finished.
1.From the main menu, select COMPASS. The compass screen displays.
2.Select GO TO > START. The compass screen now displays the bearing and distance to your starting location.
3.Face the direction toward the starting location then follow the best route to that location.
TO MARK A DOG AS A NEW POINT:
Note: You must have first created a way point before you can use the compass to
navigate to it. And, you must have a good GPS lock of your current location.
Note: You must have a good GPS lock before you can mark a new way point.
Note: You must have a good GPS lock to mark a new way point. Your dog’s last location shown on the TRACKING screen
will be marked as a new point. To mark the most recently transmitted location (see section “View Dog Status”), view the
TRACKING screen immediately before marking the location as a new point).
1.Identify your dog on the TRACKING screen.
2.Navigate to the main menu. From the main menu, select WAY POINTS > MARK NEW POINT. A list of active dogs
being tracked displays.
3.Use the arrow keys to highlight the dog you want to mark as a way point.
4.Press the right arrow key.
TO GO TO A Way point:
1.From the main menu, select COMPASS. The compass screen displays.
2.Select GO TO > WAY POINTS. A list of pre-defined way points displays.
3.Use the arrow keys to highlight the desired way point.
4.Press the right arrow. The compass screen now displays the bearing and
distance to the way point.
TO RENAME A Way point:
1.From the main menu, select WAY POINTs > way point name where way point name is a previously marked
way point.
2.Select RENAME. A text entry screen displays.
3.Use the arrow keys to type in the new name.
4.Select
when finished.
Note: Renaming a dog marked as a way point only renames the way point and not the dog’s name. (See section “Change My
Dog Settings” for details on changing a dog’s name.)
TO GO TO A Way point (VIA Way point MENU):
1.From the main menu, select Way points > way point name where way point name is a previously marked
way point.
2.Select GO TO. The compass screen displays with the bearing and distance to the selected way point.
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COMPASS | WAY POINTS
TO TRACK YOUR DOG FROM THE COMPASS SCREEN:
Note: You must have first paired a dog to your Handheld Device before you can use the compass to navigate to a dog. And,
you must have a good GPS lock of your current location.
1.From the main menu, select COMPASS. The COMPASS screen displays.
2.Select GO TO. A list of active dogs being tracked displays.
3.Use the arrow keys to highlight the dog you want to view on the COMPASS screen.
4.Press the right arrow. The COMPASS screen now displays the bearing and distance to the dog.
Always be alert to your surroundings when navigating to a way point. Do not cross dangerous
terrain or obstacles as you move.
TO ENABLE OR DISABLE VEHICLE MODE (VIA THE COMPASS SCREEN):
Note: See section “Use Vehicle Mode” for more information.
1.From the main menu, select COMPASS. The COMPASS screen displays.
2.Select VEHICLE MODE.
3.Use the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to select Y to enable or N to disable Vehicle Mode.
Important: While Vehicle Mode is enabled, the compass will accurately display direction only while your vehicle
is moving.
Using the TEK SERIES System while operating a motor vehicle
can be distracting. Always pay full attention to operating your vehicle.
SETTINGS
SETTINGS MENU
The SETTINGS screen allows you to customize the operation of the Handheld Device.
TO OPEN THE SETTINGS MENU:
From the main menu, select SETTINGS. The settings screen displays the following options:
LANGUAGE: Allows the current language to be changed.
GENERAL: Includes tracking/training modes, stimulation settings, action, name, and magnetic declination.
COMMUNICATION: Includes user ID, GPS channel, and E-Collar channel.
MY COLLARS: Includes collar status, collar pairing, and collar sharing.
MY DOGS: Includes adding a dog, changing dog name, changing colour, enabling E-Collar, configuring stimulation
buttons, setting stimulation range, or deleting a dog from the system.
UNITS: Includes distance, speed, and time modes.
Tracking View: Includes way point, dog speed, and dog distance display options.
SET TIME: Sets the time used by the Handheld Device.
DISPLAY: Includes the brightness dim timer and power OFF timer.
VEHICLE MODE: Enables or disables vehicle mode.
RESET ALL: Resets all settings to the factory default configuration.
CHANGE LANGUAGE SETTINGS
The LANGUAGE screen allows the language of the Handheld Device to be changed. The default is English.
TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE:
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > LANGUAGE.
2.Use the arrow keys to highlight the desired language.
3.Press the right arrow key to change the language.
CHANGE GENERAL SETTINGS
The GENERAL SETTINGS screen allows you to set the tracking/training mode, stimulation configuration, action,
identity, and magnetic declination.
TO TOGGLE TRACKING/TRAINING MODE:
The Handheld Device can be configured to operate in two modes: TRACKING ONLY and TRACK & TRAIN. In
TRACKING ONLY mode, the Handheld Device will only track the location of dogs and all stimulation functions
will be disabled. In TRACK & TRAIN mode, all stimulation options are available for use. The default mode is
TRACK & TRAIN.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL.
2.Press the right arrow to select TRACKING ONLY or TRACK & TRAIN.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO SET STIM LEVELS:
The STIM LEVELS setting allows you to define intensity levels of stimulation up to 99 within the current STIM RANGE.
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > STIM LEVELS.
2. Press the up or down arrows to change the number of stimulation levels. The default is 20.
3. Press the right arrow to set the number of stimulation levels.
4.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO ENABLE STIM TRACKING:
The STIM TRACKING setting allows you to use the user-defined stimulation buttons while on the TRACKING screen.
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > STIM TRACKING.
2. Press the right arrow to select Y to enable stimulation while tracking, or select N to disable stimulation.
The default is Y.
3. Press BACK to return to the main menu.
Note: If STIM TRACKING is disabled, you can still send stimulation to your dog from the TRAINING screen.
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TO SET A NAME:
SETTINGS
TO CONFIGURE THE USER DEFINED STIM BUTTONS:
The three buttons on the left side of the Handheld Device are used to send different types of stimulation to the
E-Collar Module. You can define the stimulation type that each button sends according to your training preferences.
The buttons are labeled Button 1 (top), Button 2 (middle), and Button 3 (bottom). For each button, you can set one of
the following stimulations types:
SETTING
C
STIMULATION TYPE
DEFINITION
Continuous
Applies continuous stimulation up to a maximum of 10 seconds
T
Tone
Sounds an audible tone on the E-Collar Module
V
Vibration
Causes the E-Collar Module to vibrate
M
Momentary Stimulation
Applies a momentary “nick” stimulation
R
Rising
Applies a rising intensity level stimulation
P1
Programmable 1
Applies user-configurable setting
P2
Programmable 2
Applies user-configurable setting
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > STIM BUTTONS. The STIM BUTTONS screen displays.
2. Select BUTTON 1.
3. Select the desired stimulation type for Button 1. The default for Button 1 is C.
4.Select BUTTON 2.
5.Select the desired stimulation type for Button 2. The default for Button 2 is T.
6.Select BUTTON 3.
7. Select the desired stimulation type for Button 3. The default for Button 3 is V.
8.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO ENABLE ACTION ALERTS:
The Handheld Device can alert you when your dog exhibits specific hunting actions:
•On-point – used for hunting with pointing dogs to indicate the dog is stationary or on-point.
•Treed – used for hunting with trailing dogs to indicate the dog is “on the tree” and holding an animal at bay.
While on the tracking screen, the Handheld Device will alert you when the action is detected.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > ACTION.
2.Press the right arrow key to toggle among the action types: NONE, ON-POINT, TREED.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO SET THE ACTION ALERT TYPE:
The Handheld Device can alert you to an action with several alert types.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > ALERT.
2.Press the right arrow key to toggle among the action types: NONE, TONE, VIBE, BOTH.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
At initial set-up, you can name your Handheld Device.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > SET NAME. A text entry screen displays.
2.Use the arrow keys on the Menu Selection Pad to enter a name.
3.Select the
when finished.
TO CLEAR OR CHANGE A NAME:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL > handheld name where handheld name is previously
entered name. A text entry screen displays.
2.Select Clr to clear the name.
3.Press the arrow keys on the Menu Selection Pad to enter a new name, if desired.
4.When finished, select
.
CHANGE COMMUNICATION SETTINGS
The COMMUNICATION screen allows you to set the User ID, GPS channel, and E-Collar channel. The User ID is a unique
identifier used by the Handheld Device and shared with the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module. The GPS channel is the
radio channel used for communication between the GPS Collar and the Handheld Device. The E-Collar channel is the
radio channel used for communication between the E-Collar Module and the Handheld Device. The collar learns the User
ID, GPS channel, and E-Collar channel during the pairing process.
The Handheld Device uses an ID value to distinguish it from other Handheld Devices. This ID is factory set and for most
users will never need attention. The ID value can be viewed on either the STATUS or ABOUT screens.
If the factory-set User ID on your Handheld Device conflicts with another Handheld Device, you should change the User
ID to eliminate the conflict. Alternately, if two users want to have the ability to monitor the same dog(s) with each user
operating his own Handheld Device, they can choose to set their User IDs to match.
The only reason to change the GPS or E-Collar channel is if there is outside interference (other radios in the area)
causing communications problems.
TO CHANGE THE USER ID:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > COMMUNICATION > USER ID.
2.Press the up or down arrows to select a user ID number from 0 – 100.
Note: The User ID value is a number from 0 to 100 that is used to alter the actual ID value that the Handheld Device uses
for communication. A value of 0 is used to revert back to the factory set ID.
3.Press the right arrow to confirm your selection.
4.At the prompt, “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?” select YES.
5.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
Note: Changing the User ID requires that the collar(s) be paired again to the Handheld Device (See step 4).
TO CHANGE THE GPS CHANNEL:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > COMMUNICATION > GPS CHANNEL.
2.Press the right arrow key to toggle between available GPS channels, 1 to 5.
3.At the prompt “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?” select YES.
4.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
Note: Changing the GPS channel requires that the collar(s) be paired again to the Handheld Device (See step 4).
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SETTINGS
TO CHANGE THE E-COLLAR CHANNEL:
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > COMMUNICATION > E-COLLAR CH.
2. Press the right arrow key to toggle between available E-Collar channels, 1 to 5.
3. At the prompt “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?” select YES.
4.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
Note: Changing the E-Collar channel requires that the collar(s) be paired again to the Handheld Device (see STEP 4).
CHANGE MY COLLARS SETTINGS
The MY COLLARS screen allows you to configure a new collar, pair the collar to work with your Handheld Device, or share
tracking of a collar from another Handheld Device. You can add up to 12 collars to the system.
TO ADD A COLLAR:
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY COLLARS.
2. Press the up or down arrow keys to select the colour you want to use with the new collar.
3. Press the right arrow to open the configuration window.
4. To enable the E-Collar Module, select and press the right arrow key to set E-Collar to Y.
5. To enable the GPS Collar, select and press the right arrow key to set ACTIVE to Y. If sharing a collar skip Steps 5, 6,
and 7 and move to the “To Share Collars” section.
6. Put the new collar in “pairing mode” by pressing and holding the On/Off buttons on the GPS Collar and E-Collar Module
until their indicator lights are solid amber. See step 4 for details on pairing mode.
7. On the Handheld Device, select PAIR COLLAR to allow the GPS Collar and E-Collar Module to connect to the Handheld
Device. This collar is now ready to be put on a dog.
TO SHARE COLLARS:
You can track dogs associated with another Handheld Device. This is helpful if you and another person are working with the
same dogs.
Note: This feature is for tracking only. You cannot train a shared dog.
1. On the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY COLLARS > colour > SHARE COLLAR where COLOUR is the colour
associated with the collar to be tracked.
2. Press the right arrow to select Y to enable collar sharing.
3. To enter a User ID, select ID and press the right arrow.
4. Use the up or down arrow keys on the Menu Selection Pad to enter the four-digit ID code aquired from the Handheld
Device whose dog you want to track. See Status screen from the main menu to find the ID Code.
5. To select a dog number, select DOG and press the right arrow.
6. Use the up or down arrow keys to enter the two-digit identifier of the specific dog to be tracked. This identifier is also
aquired from the Handheld Device whose dog you want to track.
7. When finished, press BACK to return to the main menu.
CHANGE MY DOGS SETTINGS
TO CHANGE A DOG’S NAME:
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > dog > CHANGE NAME where dog is the name previously
entered for this dog. A text entry screen displays.
2. Press the arrow keys to select Clr and press ENTER to clear the name.
3. Press the arrow keys on the Menu Selection Pad to enter a new name, if desired.
4. When finished, select
.
TO ENABLE OR DISABLE E-Collar Module:
The E-COLLAR setting allows you to enable (or disable) the E-Collar Module to deliver stimulation, vibration, and/or a
tone for correcting a particular dog.
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > DOG where DOG is the name of the dog for which you want to
enable or disable the E-Collar Module.
2. Select E-COLLAR and use the right arrow key to select Y to enable or N to disable stimulations for this dog.
Note: This setting only applies to this dog when wearing his assigned collar.
3. When finished, press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO CHANGE STIM BUTTONS SETTINGS FOR A DOG:
The STIM BUTTONS setting allows you to assign the type of stimulation for each User-Defined Stim button according
to your training preferences for a particular dog. The buttons are labeled Button 1 (top), Button 2 (middle), and
Button 3 (bottom).
Note: This setting only applies to the specific dog chosen.
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > DOG where DOG is the name of the dog for which you want to
change the STIM BUTTON settings.
2. Select STIM BUTTONS. The STIM BUTTONS screen displays.
3. Press the up or down arrow to select BUTTON 1.
4. Press the right arrow to select C (continuous), T (tone), V (vibration), M (momentary), R (rising),
P1 (programmable 1), or P2 (programmable 2). The default for Button 1 is C.
5. Press the up or down arrow to select BUTTON 2.
6. Press the right arrow to select C (continuous), T (tone), V (vibration), M (momentary), R (rising),
P1 (programmable 1), or P2 (programmable 2). The default for Button 2 is T.
7. Press the up or down arrow to select BUTTON 3.
8. Press the right arrow to select C (continuous), T (tone), V (vibration), M (momentary), R (rising),
P1 (programmable 1), or P2 (programmable 2). The default for Button 3 is V.
9. When finished, press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO SET PROGRAMMABLE STIM LEVEL FOR A DOG:
Note: This setting only applies to the specific dog chosen.
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > DOG where DOG is the name of the dog for which you want to
change the Programmable Stim Level.
2. Select STIM BUTTONS. The STIM BUTTONS screen displays.
3. Select P1 LEVEL and use the arrow keys to set the desired stimulation level.
4. Select P2 LEVEL and use the arrow keys to set the desired stimulation level.
5. When finished, press BACK to return to the main menu.
The MY DOGS screen allows you to add or remove dogs assigned to the Handheld Device. It helps track which dog is
wearing which collar and defines collar settings specific to that dog.
TO Add a Dog:
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > ADD A DOG. A screen labeled DOG n appears where n is the
next available number of the dog.
2. Change the dog’s name by selecting CHANGE NAME. A text entry screen displays. Press the arrow keys to select
Clr and press ENTER to clear the name. Pressing the arrow keys, select letters to enter a new name. Select
to
complete the new name.
3. Assign a collar to this dog by selecting COLLAR. Use the arrow keys to select the colour matching the desired collar.
4. Once a collar is assigned to the new dog, you are ready to track this dog. Press BACK to return to the main menu.
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SETTINGS
TO CHANGE STIM RANGE SETTINGS FOR A DOG:
The STIM RANGE setting allows you to set the stimulation range (low, medium, or high) for the temperament of a
specific dog. A dog with a mild temperament should have a low range while a stubborn dog may require a high range of
stimulation. There are multiple levels available within each stimulation range (see “To Set Stim Levels” on page 14). The
default range setting is medium.
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > DOG where DOG is the name of the dog for which you want
to change the STIM RANGE settings.
2. Select STIM RANGE.
3. Press the right arrow to select L (low), M (medium), or H (high) stimulation ranges. The default is M.
4. When finished, press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO CHANGE THE COLLAR ASSIGNED TO A DOG:
The COLLAR setting allows you to assign a collar to a specific dog according to the colour set in the MY COLLARS
screen. The colour will also be used to identify the dog on the TRACKING screen and the TRAINING screen.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > dog where dog is the name of the dog to be
assigned a collar.
2.Select COLLAR.
3.Press the arrow keys to select the colour for the desired collar then press the right arrow key. You must select YES
to confirm the new collar assignment. Note: If the selected collar has already been assigned to a different dog, a warning
message displays.
4.When finished, press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO DELETE A DOG:
Note: Deleting a dog cannot be undone. All configuration settings related to this dog will be deleted.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > MY DOGS > dog where dog is the name of the dog to be deleted from
the system.
2.Press the arrow keys to select DELETE and press the right arrow key.
3.A warning message displays. Select YES, if desired, to confirm.
CHANGE UNIT SETTINGS
The UNITS screen allows you to change distance units, speed units, and time modes.
TO CHANGE DISTANCE UNITS:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > UNITS > DISTANCE.
2.Press the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to select METERS or YARDS. Distances will be displayed in the
selected format. The default is METERS.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO CHANGE SPEED UNITS:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > UNITS > SPEED.
2.Use the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to select MPH or KM/H. Dog speed will be displayed in the selected
format. The default is KM/H.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO CHANGE TIME MODE:
CHANGE TRACKING VIEW SETTINGS
The TRACKING VIEW screen allows you to configure the way point, dog speed, and dog distance display options on the
TRACKING screen.
TO CHANGE Way point DISPLAY OPTIONS:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > TRACKING VIEW > VIEW PNTS.
2.Press the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to toggle among display options: NONE, START, ALL. NONE will
hide all way points on the tracking screen. START will only display the start point. ALL will display all way points
within range. The default is START.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO ENABLE OR DISABLE DOG DISTANCE DISPLAY:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > TRACKING VIEW > DOG DISTANCE.
2.Use the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to select Y to enable or N to disable Dog Distance.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO ENABLE OR DISABLE DOG SPEED DISPLAY:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > TRACKING VIEW > DOG SPEED.
2.Use the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to select Y to enable or N to disable Dog Speed.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
SET SYSTEM TIME
Note: Be sure to accurately set the time to your current local time.
TO SET THE LOCAL TIME:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > SET TIME. The SET TIME screen displays.
2.Press the up or down arrows on the Menu Selection Pad to set the current hours. Then, press the right arrow to
move to the minute field.
3.Press the up or down arrows to set the current minute.
4. If in 12-hour mode, press the right arrow to move to the AM/PM field. Press the up or down arrows to toggle
between AM/PM.
5.Press the right arrow to set the time. Then, press BACK to return to the main menu.
CHANGE DISPLAY SETTINGS
The DISPLAY screen allows you to configure the brightness display timer and the power OFF timer.
TO CHANGE THE LIGHT DIM TIMER:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > DISPLAY > LIGHT DIM.
2.Press the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to toggle among timer settings: No, 30 SEC, 60 SEC, 90 SEC.
When not in use, the display screen will dim after the number of seconds selected. The default is 30 SEC.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
TO CHANGE POWER OFF TIMER:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > DISPLAY > POWER OFF.
2.Press the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to toggle among timer settings: No, 1 HR, 2 HR, 3 HR. If not
used, the Handheld Device will then automatically power OFF after the time period selected. The default is 3 HR.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > UNITS > TIME.
2.Press the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to select 24H or 12H mode. All times will display in the selected
format. The default is 24H.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
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SETTINGS
USE VEHICLE MODE
Using your TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System while operating a motor vehicle can
be distracting. Always pay full attention to operating your vehicle.
Using Vehicle Mode disables the internal compass and allows your Handheld Device to rely on GPS for heading and
bearing information. This allows your Handheld Device to provide stable readings and not be affected by the metal
structure and magnetic fields within your vehicle.
TO ENABLE OR DISABLE VEHICLE MODE:
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > VEHICLE MODE.
2.Use the right arrow on the Menu Selection Pad to select Y to enable or N to disable Vehicle Mode.
3.Press BACK to return to the main menu.
RESET HANDHELD Device
Reset restores the Handheld Device to its factory-default settings.
TO RESET HANDHELD Device SETTINGS:
CONVERT GPS Collar with E-Collar Module
TO GPS Collar only
The E-Collar Module can be removed from the GPS Collar so the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System may
be used solely for locating and tracking your dog.
TO REMOVE THE E-Collar Module:
1. Hold the collar with the Contact Points facing you and
the SportDOG Brand™ logo facing up.
2. Locate the two (2) screws securing the E-Collar
Module to the GPS Collar. The screws are on each side
of the Contact Points.
3. Using the Allen screwdriver that came with your
system, turn the screws anti-clockwise to remove
them. Be sure to store the screws in a safe location so that you can re-attach the E-Collar Module in
the future.
4.Once the screws are removed, slide the E-Collar Module upward to separate it from the GPS Collar.
5.Slide the bottom plate cover down into place on the GPS Collar.
6.To re-attach the E-Collar Module, reverse this procedure.
TO SET tracking only MODE:
Note: Resetting the system cannot be undone. All information including way points will be lost. All collars must be paired
again to the Handheld Device after reset.
Once the E-Collar Module has been removed, the Handheld Device must be configured to operate in TRACKING ONLY
mode. In this mode, the Handheld Device will only track the location of dogs and all stimulation functions will be
disabled.
1.From the main menu, select SETTINGS > RESET ALL. A confirmation screen displays.
2.At the prompt, “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?” select YES. The handheld will reset to its default
configuration and power OFF.
1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > GENERAL.
2. Press the right arrow to select TRACKING ONLY.
ABOUT
About
From the About screen you can view your Handheld Device’s name, ID number,
and software/hardware revision.
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FAQS | TROUBLESHOOTING
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How old does a dog have to be before
using the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and
Training System?
Your dog should be able to learn basic obedience commands
such as “sit” or “stay”. The collar may be too large for dogs under
3.6 kg or dogs with a neck size under 34.3 cm.
Once my dog is trained and has been
obeying my commands, will my dog have
to continue to wear the GPS Collar with
E-Collar Module?
Your dog may need to wear the collar from time to time for
reinforcement. Also, many hunters keep the collar on their dog(s)
while hunting for maximum control.
Is the stimulation safe for my dog?
While the stimulation may be unpleasant, it is harmless to your
dog. Electronic training devices require interaction and training
from the owner to achieve desired results.
Is the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module
waterproof?
Yes. It is waterproof and can be submerged in water to a depth
of 7.62 m.
Can my GPS Collar with E-Collar Module
be used around salt water?
If the collar is used in or around salt water, the collar should be
rinsed with fresh water following each use.
Is the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and
Training System capable of multi-dog
tracking?
Yes. The TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System is
expandable to a maximum of 12 dogs. Additional collars must be
purchased separately (see last page).
Can I use the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking
and Training System on aggressive
dogs?
We do not recommend any of our products be used on
aggressive dogs. We recommend that you contact your local
veterinarian or professional trainer to determine if your dog
might be aggressive.
Will I get exactly 11 km of range with
the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and
Training System?
The range you get with your TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and
Training System will vary according to terrain, weather,
vegetation as well as transmission from other radio devices. For
maximum amount of range, please refer to the “How the System
Works” section of this guide.
How long can I continuously deliver
stimulation to my dog?
The maximum amount of time you can deliver stimulation to your
dog continuously is 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, the Handheld
Device will “time-out” and stimulation cannot be delivered to
your dog for 5 seconds. After the 5 second “time-out” period, a
stimulation button can be pressed again.
What do I do if my dog’s neck becomes
red and irritated?
This condition is due to the Contact Points irritating the skin.
Discontinue use of the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module for a
few days. If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your
veterinarian. Once the skin returns to normal, resume use and
monitor the skin condition closely.
Can I attach a lead to the GPS Collar
with E-Collar Module?
DO NOT attach a lead to the collar. You may put a separate nonmetallic collar on your dog’s neck and attach a lead. Be sure the
extra collar does not interfere with the Contact Points.
Can I add maps to the TEK SERIES GPS
Tracking and Training System?
No. Maps cannot be added to your TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and
Training System.
Can I program my TEK SERIES GPS
Tracking and Training System to
work with my other SportDOG Brand™
systems?
Other SportDOG Brand™ systems can be used in conjunction with
your TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System, but are not
compatible.
Can I organize the way the dogs are
displayed on the TRACKING screen and
TRAINING screen?
Yes. See “To Set The Order In Dog List” on page 12.
How many dogs can I share?
You can share up to 12 dogs. Sharing a dog is the same as
adding a dog to an available slot on your Handheld Device.
Do I need to recalibrate my compass
when I change locations?
For best results it is recommended that the compass be
calibrated after you arrive at a new starting location.
How many way points can I store?
You can store up to 30 way points, including a start point.
Will the TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and
Training System interfere with my
CB radio?
No. Your TEK SERIES GPS Tracking and Training System will not
cause interference with your CB radio.
TROUBLESHOOTING
The answers to these questions should help you solve any problem you have with this system. If they do not, please
contact the Customer Care Centre or visit our website at www.sportdog.com. For a listing of Customer Care Centre
telephone numbers, visit our website at www.sportdog.com.
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
My Handheld Device does not
turn ON.
Check to make sure the unit was properly charged. Refer to
“To Charge the Handheld Device” on page 6.
My GPS Collar does not turn ON.
Refer to “To Charge the GPS Collar” on page 8.
My E-Collar Module does not
turn ON.
Refer to “To Charge the E-Collar Module” on page 7.
The GPS Collar with E-Collar Module
is not responding to the Handheld
Device.
•Make sure the GPS Collar and E-Collar Module have been charged.
They will charge in 2 hours.
•Verify the GPS Collar has been turned ON. Refer to “Prepare the GPS
Collar” on page 8.
•Verify the E-Collar Module has been turned ON. Refer to “Prepare
the E-Collar Module” on page 7.
•Refer to “Pair Collars to the Handheld Device” on page 9.
I cannot get my compass to
calibrate.
Always calibrate the compass outdoors. Refer to “To Calibrate the
Compass” on page 6.
My dog is not showing up on the
tracking screen.
Use the Menu Selection Pad on the Tracking Screen to set the scale
to AUTO.
I can’t figure out how to set the
declination angle.
Refer to “To Set the Magnetic Declination Angle” on page 7.
My Handheld Device conflicts with
another handheld or similar device.
Refer to “To Change the User ID” on page 15.
My GPS Collar is experiencing
outside interference.
Refer to “To Change the GPS Channel” on page 15.
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My E-Collar Module is experiencing
outside interference.
Refer to “To Change the E-Collar Channel” on page 16.
My dog is not responding when I
press a STIM button.
•Check to see if the E-Collar Module has been turned ON.
•If your range has reduced from the first time you used it, please
check to see if the battery is low in either the Handheld Device or
E-Collar Module.
•Many factors can impact the range you have with the TEK SERIES
GPS Tracking and Training System. For a list of these factors, please
refer to “How the System Works”.
•You can verify the E-Collar Module is delivering stimulation to your
dog by placing the Test Light, enclosed in your kit, on the Contact
Points. Please refer to the “Test Light Tool Instructions” section for
details.
•Increase the stimulation level. Refer to “To Find Your Dog’s
Recognition Level” on page 11.
•Make sure the Contact Points are placed snugly against your dog’s
skin. Refer to “Fit the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module” for more
information.
•You may need to switch to the longer Contact Points included with
your system or trim the hair beneath the Contact Points.
•If you notice your operating time dropping to about half the original
time, your E-Collar Module battery needs to be replaced. Contact the
Customer Care Centre.
COMPLIANCE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with relevant EU Electromagnetic Compatibility, Low Voltage, and
R&TTE Directives. Before using this equipment outside the EU countries, check with the relevant local R&TTE authority.
Unauthorized changes or modifications to the equipment that are not approved by Radio Systems Corporation are in
violation of EU R&TTE regulations, could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment, and void the warranty.
The Declaration of Conformity can be found at: www.sportdog.com/eu_docs.php
Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
This device has been designed to operate with the antennas provided with the equipment. Use of other antennas may
violate Industry Canada rules and void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Australia
This device complies with the applicable EMC requirements specified by the ACMA (Australian Communications and
Media Authority).
BATTERY DISPOSAL
TERMS OF USE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
1. Terms of Use
Use of this Product is subject to your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Use
of this Product implies acceptance of all such terms, conditions and notices. If you do not wish to accept these terms, conditions,
and notices, please return the Product, unused, in its original packaging and at your own cost and risk to the relevant Customer
Care Centre together with proof of purchase for a full refund.
2. Proper Use
This Product is designed for use with dogs where tracking and training are desired. The specific temperament or size/weight of
your dog may not be suitable for this Product (please refer to “How the System Works” in this Operating Guide). Radio Systems
Corporation recommends that this Product is not used if your dog is aggressive and accepts no liability for determining suitability
in individual cases. If you are unsure whether this Product is appropriate for your dog, please consult your veterinarian or certified
trainer prior to use. Proper use includes, without limitation, reviewing the entire Operating Guide and any specific Caution
statements.
3. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
This Product is designed for use with dogs only. This dog tracking and training device is not intended to harm, injure or provoke.
Using this Product in a way that is not intended could result in violation of Federal, State or local laws.
4. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Radio Systems Corporation or any of its associated companies be liable for (i) any indirect, punitive, incidental,
special or consequential damage and/or (ii) any loss or damages whatsoever arising out of or connected with the misuse of this
Product. The Purchaser assumes all risks and liability from the use of this Product to the fullest extent permissible by law. For
the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this clause 4 shall limit Radio Systems Corporation’s liability for human death, personal injury,
fraud, or fraudulent misrepresentation.
5. Modification of Terms and Conditions
Radio Systems Corporation reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices governing this Product from time to
time. If such changes have been notified to you prior to your use of this Product, they shall be binding on you as if incorporated
herein.
See Important Safety Information on Page 2 related to the battery.
Separate collection of spent batteries is required in many regions; check the regulations in your area before discarding
spent batteries.
This system operates on three Li-Ion battery packs (650mAh capacity for the E-Collar Module, 1250mAh capacity for
the GPS Collar, and 1900mAh capacity for the Handheld Device). Do not remove or attempt to remove the non-userreplaceable battery. Call the Customer Care Centre if your battery needs to be replaced. For a listing of Customer Care
Centre telephone numbers, visit our website at www.sportdog.com.
IMPORTANT RECYCLING ADVISE
Please respect the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations in your country. This equipment must be
recycled. If you no longer require this equipment, do not place it in the normal municipal waste system. Please return it
to where it was purchased in order that it can be placed in our recycling system. If this is not possible, please contact
the Customer Care Centre for further information. For a listing of Customer Care Centre telephone numbers, visit our
website at www.sportdog.com.
This product is protected by the following patents:
U.S. Patent Numbers: 7,647,545; 7,343,879; 7,174,855; 6,184,790; 6,459,378; D615,438; 7,996,983
and other patents pending.
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WARRANTY
Three Year Non-Transferrable Limited Warranty
This Product has the benefit of a limited manufacturer’s warranty. Complete details of the warranty applicable to this
Product and its terms can be found at www.petsafe.net and/ or are available by contacting your local Customer
Care Centre.
• Radio Systems PetSafe Europe Ltd, 2nd Floor, Elgee Building, Market Square, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
• Radio Systems Corporation, 10427 PetSafe Way, Knoxville, TN 37932 USA
Australia/New Zealand – In compliance with the Australian Consumer Law, Warranties Against Defects, effective
January 1, 2012, warranty details of this Product are as follows:
Three Year Non-Transferrable Limited Warranty
What is covered: Radio Systems Australia Pty Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Radio Systems”) warrants to the
original retail purchaser, and not any other purchaser or subsequent owner, that its Product, when subject to normal
and proper residential use, will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of three (3) years from
the purchase date. An “original retail consumer purchaser” is a person or entity who originally purchases the Product,
or a gift recipient of a new Product that is unopened and in its original packaging. When serviced by Radio Systems
Customer Service, Radio Systems covers labor and parts for the first three years of ownership; after the first three
years, a service or upgrade charge will apply relative to replacement of the product with new or refurbished items at
Radio Systems’ sole discretion.
The limited warranty is non-transferrable and shall automatically terminate if the original retail consumer purchaser
resells the Radio Systems Product or transfers the property on which the Radio Systems Product is installed. This
Limited Warranty excludes accidental damage due to dog chews; lightning damage; or neglect, alteration, and misuse.
Consumers who purchase products outside of Australia, New Zealand, or from an unauthorised dealer will need to
return the Product to the original place of purchase for any warranty issues.
Please note that Radio Systems does not provide refunds, replacements, or upgrades for change of mind, or for any
other reason outside of these Warranty terms.
Claims Procedure:
Any claim made under this Warranty should be made directly to Radio Systems Australia Pty Ltd Customer Care Centre at:
Radio Systems Australia Pty Ltd
PO Box 765, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213
Australia Residents: 1800 786 608
New Zealand Residents: 0800 543 054
Email: [email protected]
To file a claim, a proof of purchase must be provided. Without a proof of purchase, Radio Systems will not repair or
replace faulty components. Radio Systems requests the Consumer to contact the Radio Systems Customer Care
Centre to obtain a Warranty Return number, prior to sending the Product. Failure to do so may delay in the repair or
replacement of the Product.
If the Product is deemed to be faulty within 30 days from date of original purchase, Radio Systems will organise for
a replacement to be sent in advance of returning the faulty Product. A Post Bag will be included with the replacement
Product for the return of the faulty Product. The Product must be returned within 7 days of receiving the replacement.
If the Product is deemed to be faulty after 30 days from the date of original purchase, the consumer will be required
to return the Product to Radio Systems at the consumer’s own expense. Radio Systems will test and replace the faulty
unit or its components and return to the consumer free of charge, provided the Product is within its said warranty
period. This warranty is in addition to other rights and remedies available to you under the law. Radio Systems goods
come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australia Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement
or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also
entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not
amount to a major failure.
Should you have any queries or require any further information, please contact our Customer Care Centre on
1800 786 608 (Australia) or 0800 543 054 (New Zealand).
TEK-AD-E
TEK-T-E
TEK-L-E
ORIGINAL COLLAR FOR TEK-V1LT-E
E-COLLAR MODULE FOR TEK-V1L-E
ORIGINAL COLLAR FOR TEK-V1L-E
TEK-AD-C
TEK-T-C
TEK-L-C
ORIGINAL COLLAR FOR TEK-V1LT-C
E-COLLAR MODULE FOR TEK-V1L-C
ORIGINAL COLLAR FOR TEK-V1L-C
TEK-AD-AU
TEK-T-AU
TEK-L-AU
ORIGINAL COLLAR FOR TEK-V1LT-AU
E-COLLAR MODULE FOR TEK-V1L-AU
ORIGINAL COLLAR FOR TEK-V1L-AU
ADD-A-DOG
™
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©2013 RADIO SYSTEMS CORPORATION • 10427 PETSAFE WAY • KNOXVILLE, TN 37932 USA • 865-777-5404
400-1437/1
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INDEX
Action Alerts 14
Add A Collar 16
Add A Dog 10, 16
Batteries
about 8
disposal 20
Charging
E-Collar Module 7
GPS Collar 8
Handheld Device 6
Collars
add a collar 16
change assigned 17
Fit Your Dog 9
Pairing to Handheld 9
Sharing A Collar 16
Communications
E-Collar channel 16
GPS Channel 15
User ID 15, 16
Compass
calibration 6
go to start point 13
go to way point 13
magnetic declination angle 7
operation 13
vehicle mode 14, 18
Definitions
icons 4, 5
main components 4
main menu 5
terms 5
Delete A Dog 17
Display
brightness 6
dim timer 17
Display Brightness 6
Dog
add a dog 10, 16
change assigned collar 17
delete a dog 17
find recognition level 11
set stim level setting 14
track a dog 10
view status 12
Dog List 12
E-Collar
change channel 16
charging 7
enable/disable E-Collar Module 16
indicator light 7
test light 8
turn on 7
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 19,
20
GPS
acquire signal fix 10
change GPS channel 15
GPS Collar
charging 8
indicator light 4
turn on 8
Handheld Device
change language 2
charging 6
pairing collars 9
reset to default 18
set name 15
turn on 6
How To
acquire GPS signal fix 10
add a collar 16
add a dog 10, 16
adjust display brightness 6
adjust screen scale 10
calibrate the compass 6
change a dog’s name 16
change stim levels 16
charge the E-Collar Module 7
charge the GPS Collar 8
charge the Handheld Device 6
delete a way point 13
enable action alerts 14
enable dog distance 17
enable dog speed 17
enable stimulations while tracking 14
fit GPS Collar 9
go to a dog 14
go to a way point 13
go to your starting location 13
mark a dog 13
mark a way point 13
pair collars to Handheld Device 9
rename a way point 13
set action alert type 15
set custom stim buttons for a dog 16
set custom stim levels for a dog 16
set the magnetic declination angle 7
set user defined stim buttons 16
set your start point 13
share a collar 16
track your dog 10
turn on E-Collar Module 7
turn on GPS Collar 8
turn on Handheld Device 6
use the compass 13
use training mode 11
view dog status 12
Icons 4, 5
Lights 7, 8
E-Collar Module indicator 7
GPS Collar indicator 8
Magnetic Declination Angle 7
Mark Location
set start point 13
set way point 13
Menu
main 5
settings 14
Modes
pairing 9
toggle tracking/training mode 14
tracking 10
training 11
Pairing Mode 9
Rechargeable Batteries 8
Reset 18
Settings
action alerts 14
action alert type 15
add a collar 16
add a dog 16
change a dog’s name 16
change assigned collar 17
change Handheld Device language 2
change Handheld Device name 15
configure user-defined stim buttons 16
delete a dog 17
dim timer 17
display brightness 6
display options 17
distance units 17
E-Collar channel 16
enable/disable E-Collar Module 16
GPS channel 15
language 14
magnetic declination angle 7
pair collar 9
power OFF timer 17
programmable stim levels 16
reset 18
screen scale 10
share a collar 16
speed units 17
stim buttons 15, 16
stim levels 16
stim range 17
stim tracking 14
time 17
time mode 17
tracking mode 14
tracking view options 17
unit settings 17
user ID 15, 16
vehicle mode 18
way point display 17
Share Collars 16
Status 12
Stim Buttons
custom levels per dog 16
custom settings per dog 16
Stim Levels 14, 15
Stim Range 17
Test Light Instructions 8
Time 17
Tracking
adjust scale 10
dogs 10
own location 13
Tracking View
enable/disable dog distance 17
enable/disable dog speed 17
way point options 17
Training
define programmable stim level 16
define stim buttons 16
finding your dog’s recognition level 11
stim range 17
tips 11
Troubleshooting 19, 20
Turn On
E-Collar Module 7
GPS Collar 8
Handheld Device 6
User ID
change 15, 16
view 12
Vehicle Mode 14, 18
Way Points
delete way point 13
display options 17
go to a dog 14
go to way point 13
mark a dog 13
mark start point 13
mark way point 13
rename way point 13
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