Dogtra | 1500 NCP | Owner`s manual | Dogtra 1500 NCP Owner`s manual

REMOTE CONTROLLED
DOG TRAINING COLLARS
OWNER’S MANUAL
1250 E. 223rd Street, Suite 119
Carson, CA 90745
Tel :(310) 522 -1800
Fax :(310) 522 - 1805
Toll Free :1-888 - 811-9111
Copyright c 2006 Dogtra Company
2006-
www.dogtra.com
CONTENTS
MAIN FEATURES
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PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENTS
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COLLAR PACKAGE CONTENTS
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DESCRIPTION OF TRANSMITTER PARTS
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DESCRIPTION OF COLLAR / RECEIVER
PARTS
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BATTERY CHARGER
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CHARGING THE BATTERIES
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TESTING YOUR
COLLAR
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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ACCESSORIES
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WARRANTY AND REPAIR INFORMATION
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PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENTS
MAIN FEATURES
PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENTS
MAIN FEATURES
Easy-to-use, ergonomic transmitter.
Rheostat dial that allows for gradual
increases in stimulation intensity with no
jumps between levels.
The
mile range.
has a 1/2-
Two-dog models allow the trainer to control
two different dogs from one transmitter.
Waterproof collar/receiver and waterresistant transmitter.
No external antenna on the collar receiver.
Rechargeable, user-replaceable Ni-MH
batteries.
One-charger system allows the transmitter
and receiver(s) to be charged at the same
time.
Over 3000 different identity codes to
prevent conflicts with other e-collars.
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Safety for your dog
Studies conducted by animal health professionals at
Dogtra Company’s training facilities showed no
adverse effects to the cardiovascular or nervous system
of dogs from e-collar stimulation. These studies
involved healthy dogs in a controlled environment.
Dogs should be in good health during any e-collar
training. Dogtra e-collars are not intended for use on
dogs weighing less than 12 pounds or under 6 months
of age.
Skin irritation can occur from prolonged wearing of
the stainless steel contact points on the training collar.
Most dogs will exhibit some type of irritation (pressure
necrosis) from prolonged contact of stainless steel
contact points. This is why it states in your owner’s
manual:
Attention:
Avoid having the dog wear the collar with the
contact points in the same place for more than two hours
at a time. Leaving the contact points on the same spot for
an extended period of time can cause skin irritation.
If the dog is to wear the e-collar for long periods,
occasionally reposition the collar so that the contact
points are moved to a different spot on the dog’s neck.
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PACKAGE INCLUDES
PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENTS
Proper e-collar use
e-collars are intended for the sole
purpose of behavior modification of dogs. They are
not intended for human use or use on other animals.
Dogtra Company does not assume any liability for
improper use of the Dogtra e-collar.
Aggressive dogs
does not recommend using the e-collar to
correct dogs that are aggressive towards other dogs
or people. In many such cases the dog will associate
the stimulation with the other dog or individual and
become even more aggressive. Dog aggression is
best treated by a dog training specialist.
Interference with other electronic devices
COLLAR
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Transmitter
Receiver (two collar receivers for
two-dog models)
Battery charger and splitter cable
Test light
Owner’s manual
Carrying case
Dogtra’s industry-leading technology filtering
system ensures minimal interference with other
electronic devices (cellular phones, security systems,
etc.). Our digital microprocessor offers thousands of
unique codes to eliminate frequency match-up with
other Dogtra e-collars.
Inadvertent activation
If the constant button is held down for 12
seconds or more the unit will automatically shut
down. It will reactivate when the button is released.
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TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
DESCRIPTION OF
TRANSMITTER PARTS
transmitter
2 Antenna
Antenna
Transmitter Antenna
Intensity
Selection Dial
Indicator Light
“Pager” Button
Selector or Toggle
Switch
“Nick” Button
“Constant” Button
A short 2 antenna is supplied with the
transmitter.
The antenna should be screwed into the top
of the transmitter to ensure that the signals are
sent properly to the collar receiver and that
maximum range is attained.
indicates optional switch for 2-dog models
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TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
TWO-DOG MODELS
Intensity
Selection Dial
Selector or
Toggle Switch
(2-dog models)
ck
Bla ange
Or
Selector or Toggle Switch on the
Two-Dog Models
The two-dog models have a toggle switch
on the face of the transmitter located above the
“Nick” button. The toggle switch allows for
selection of either collar.
Set the toggle switch on the orange position
to select the orange collar and the black
position to select the black collar.
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Intensity Selection Dial
The intensity selection dial is located on the
top of the transmitter: (0) being the lowest level
and (100) being the highest.
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TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
Transmitter
Charging
Receptacle
LED
Transmitter Indicator Light (LED window)
Transmitter Battery Charging Receptacle
Located on the side of the transmitter, the
receptacle is covered by a rubber plug. Insert
one end of the battery charging cable into the
receptacle to charge the battery. (See Battery
Charging Procedure on page 22.)
After charging is completed, close the
receptacle with its rubber plug to make sure dirt
or water does not get inside.
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The transmitter indicator light is located near
the intensity selection dial. When a button on the
transmitter is pushed, the light comes on to
indicate that the transmitter is being activated.
The color of the light indicates the status of
battery life. The LED glows green when the
battery is fully charged and turns to amber when
battery life is getting low. When the LED emits a
blinking red light, the battery needs to be
recharged.
green = full charge, amber = medium charge
red = needs charge
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BUTTON FUNCTION
BUTTON FUNCTION
“Nick” Button
BUTTON FUNCTION
When the “Nick” button is pushed the
receiver emits a single, rapid pulse of electrical
stimulation.
“Constant” Button
Nick
Pager
Constant
The transmitter for
has
three buttons (two on the face of the transmitter
and one on the side).
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Pressing the “Constant” button gives
continuous stimulation as long as the button is
pushed, for up to twelve seconds. If the button is
not released after twelve seconds, the stimulation
will automatically turn off as a safety feature.
The collar will be ready to be reactivated once
the button has been released.
“Pager” Button
Pressing the “Pager” button on the side of the
transmitter causes the collar to vibrate. This is a
great way of communicating with your dog using
non-electrical stimulation.
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COLLAR / RECEIVER
COLLAR / RECEIVER
DESCRIPTION OF
COLLAR / RECEIVER PARTS
ON/OFF Button
collar
Collar strap
Turning on the Collar Receiver
Contact Points
Battery
Charging
Receptacle
and Cover
Indicator Light
Power On/Off Switch
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The ON/OFF button is on the bottom of the
receivers. Push and hold the button for two
seconds until the LED light, located on the front
of the collar, starts blinking. The indicator light
will blink once every 2 seconds after the color is
turned on. The color of the light indicates the
status of battery life. The LED glows green when
the battery is fully charged and turns to amber
when battery life is getting low. When the LED
emits a blinking red light, the battery needs to be
recharged.
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COLLAR / RECEIVER
COLLAR / RECEIVER
green = full charge, amber = medium charge
red = needs charge
When the “Constant” button on the
transmitter is pushed, the collar indicator light
will glow steadily as long as you hold the button
down, for up to twelve seconds. When the
“Nick” button is pushed, the light comes on for a
fraction of a second.
Fitting the Collar on the Dog
The collar should be fitted so that the
stainless steel contact points press firmly against
the dog’s skin.
A loose fit can allow the collar to move
around on the dog’s neck. When this happens the
contact points may rub the skin and cause
irritation. If the collar is too loose, electrical
contact will be inconsistent and your corrections
will be inconsistent also.
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BATTERY CHARGER
COLLAR / RECEIVER
Receiver
Charging
Receptacle
BATTERY CHARGER
Charging Cable
120 volt
Charger
Two-dog unit only
Wall Outlet
Receiver Battery Charging Receptacle
On the inside of the collar receiver, next to
the collar strap, is a battery charging receptacle
with a rubber cover plug.
Internal Antenna
The
has a
non-exposed antenna that is located inside the
collar receiver.
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The battery charger and charging cables allow
you to charge both the transmitter and receiver at
the same time. The battery charger is designed
for a 120-volt wall outlet. (European 230-volt
AC chargers and 12-volt field charger for your
automobile are also available.)
To use the battery charger for the two-dog
unit, combine both sets of battery charging
(splitter) cables as shown. This enables you to
charge the transmitter and both receivers at the
same time.
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CHARGING THE BATTERIES
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
2. Do not charge the batteries near any
flammable substances.
3. Fully charge the batteries for 14 hours if
the collar is to be stored without use for a
period of a month or more.
uses Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal-Hydride)
batteries that do not set a memory and can be
charged on a regular basis without harm to the
battery. There is no need to completely drain the
batteries between charges. However, doing so
will help to extend the overall lifetime of the
batteries.
4. Recharge the battery if :
- the indicator light on the collar is emitting
a red color
- the indicator light on the transmitter or
receiver will not come on
- the indicator light on the transmitter or
receiver comes on momentarily but will
not stay on when the “Constant” button is
pushed.
1. Charge the batteries for 14 hours before
using the collar for the first time.
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TESTING
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
Battery Charging Procedure
1. Attach the charging cables to both the
transmitter and receiver(s), as shown on
page 20.
TESTING YOUR
COLLAR
2. Plug the charger into a 120-volt wall outlet
or, if using the accessory field charger,
plug into a cigarette lighter. (Use a 230volt European charger for Europe.) When
properly plugged in, all indicator lights
should glow red.
The receiver automatically turns off when
you insert the charging cable into the
battery-charging receptacle on the receiver.
3. After charging, cover the battery charging
receptacles with the rubber plugs on the
transmitter and receiver.
4. The battery is fully charged with a 14-hour
charge. The lights will stay red during the
charging process. They DO NOT turn
green when fully charged. Charging the
batteries for more than 14 hours at one time
will not extend battery life.
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1. Turn the collar on by pressing the button
on the back side of the collar receiver.
The indicator light will come on for a
moment then blink once every two
seconds, showing that the collar is ready
to use. (If the indicator light is red, the
batteries need to be charged.) Place the
test light on the contact points of receiver
and hold it there.
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TESTING
2. Watch the test light as you push the “Nick”
button on the transmitter. It should light for
just a moment.
OPERATING
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Fitting the Collar
3. Watch the test light as you push the
“Constant” button on the transmitter. It
should glow brightly. As a safety feature,
the collar receiver will automatically shut
off stimulation if the constant button is
depressed for twelve seconds or longer.
4. Change the intensity dial on the transmitter
clockwise and then counterclockwise. The
test light should glow brighter with higher
levels of stimulation and dimmer with
lower levels.
NOTE : It is normal for the test light not to
come on if the intensity level is set below
level ten.
5. Pressing the “Pager” button on the side of
the transmitter causes the collar to vibrate
for up to twelve seconds. The collar will
reactivate when you push the button again.
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The collar strap should be adjusted so that
the contact points are held firmly against the
dog’s skin. If the collar is too loose, irritation
may result from the contact points rubbing
against the skin.
If the dog has a heavy coat, move the
receiver up and down to work the contact points
down into the coat.
ATTENTION!
Avoid having the dog wear the collar with
the contact points in the same place for more
than two hours at a time. Leaving the points
on the same spot for extended periods of time
can cause skin irritation. If the dog is to wear
the e-collar for long periods, occasionally
reposition the collar so that the contact points
are moved to a different spot on the dog’s
neck.
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OPERATING
Intensity Selection
To select the intensity level, start on the zero
(0) setting. Gradually increase the level until you
get a response from the dog that would be
equivalent to a quick pull or jerk with a leash.
Remember that you will need to adjust the
setting (upward or downward) as the dog’s
attitude changes, especially during times of
increased excitement or distraction.
OPERATING
Maintenance
The receiver and collar strap should be
cleaned periodically with detergent and water to
prevent malfunction.
Always clean and rinse the collar thoroughly
with tap water after use in salt water. Be sure the
charging receptacle is completely dry before
inserting the battery charger into the transmitter
or receiver.
Prolonged use of the Pager (12 seconds or
longer) will drain the batteries more quickly.
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ACCESSORIES
RECEPTION
Reception
ACCESSORIES
The
collar has a
half-mile range. Depending on the way you use
your transmitter, the transmitting range may
vary. Hold the transmitter away from your
body and avoid touching the antenna to get the
greatest range.
The following items may be purchased
separately:
European Charger
Designed for use with 230V AC electrical
outlets in Europe.
Maximum Range
Typical Range
Field Auto Charger
Designed for use with the 12-volt cigarette
lighter in your car.
Minimum Range
If your finger touches the antenna near the
dial on the top of the transmitter, the actual
range may be reduced. Additional
environmental factors may also affect the
range of your unit.
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY AND
REPAIR INFORMATION
provides the original
purchaser a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
for the 1500NCP SERIES on parts (excluding
batteries) from the date of the original purchase.
Labor is covered for two years after purchase.
Once the labor warranty has expired, all repairs
will incur a variable labor charge depending on
the extent of work required.
To Qualify for the Limited Lifetime Warranty:
The limited lifetime warranty applies to units
purchased after Dec. 31, 2005. Fill out the
warranty registration card that came with your
Dogtra unit and mail it in along with a copy of
your receipt within 30 days of purchase. Or, you
can register your product online at
www.dogtra.com.
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WARRANTY
Not Covered Under Warranty:
If product registration is not completed within
30 days of purchase and/or the product is resold,
the warranty will become void and all repairs will
be subject to applicable labor fees.
Dogtra DOES NOT replace defective units or
provide refunds after 30 days from date of purchase.
Dogtra’s warranty DOES NOT cover repairs
or replacement due to misuse, improper
maintenance or lost units. Any water damage on
models that are not waterproof will not be covered.
All replacement costs for either the transmitter or
receiver is the owner’s responsibility.
The Limited Lifetime Warranty will expire
(5) years from the date a unit is discontinued in
production by Dogtra Company.
* Batteries, or the labor to replace them, are
NOT covered under the warranty after the first year.
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY
The warranty is void if the unit has been
altered or an unauthorized person has attempted
repair work.
Procedure for Repair Work:
Return shipping for warranty work is the
owner’s responsibility. The cost for shipping
(via regular ground service) back to the customer
is covered by Dogtra Co. within the continental
United States. Any expedited shipping service
will be at the owner’s expense. Dogtra is not
responsible for loss of training time or
inconvenience while the unit is in our warehouse
for repair work. Dogtra does not provide loaner
units or any form of compensation during the
repair period.
number. Or, you can visit our web site at
www.dogtra.com to fill out a Service Request
Form. If repair costs are not covered under
warranty, we will call you for credit card
information once the work has been completed.
For any questions concerning your Dogtra
products call us Toll Free at 1-888-811-9111,
Pacific Time.
Send repair units to:
1250 E. 223rd Street, Suite 119
Carson, CA 90745
A copy of the sales receipt showing purchase
date is required before warranty work is begun.
Write a note briefly explaining the problem
and include your name, address, city/state/zip
code, daytime phone number and evening phone
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