What a brilliant company! Absolutely tremendous. The product is great, but I prefer to focus on the company and their fantastic customer support.
My unit had a problem and the transmitter was randomly powering off. I sent e-collar technologies an email, informing them about my problem. I was asked to give them a call, and after a 10 minute converastion they asked for my full address. Within a couple of days I recieved an email stating that a replacement unit had been tendered for shipment. I got my replacement this week without having to pay a penny. (It costs about 140 dollars to ship something to my country from the USA)
Don't hesitate to order!
- Farzad on 02/06/2017
When training my male gsd for off leash walking, this is the tool that helped him be successful! It gave him the freedom and gave me the peace of mind that I could have control of him if I had to call him off a deer or bird! By far my favorite ecollar.
I also love the straps that you can buy, makes taking it off very easy!!
- Anonymous on 11/15/2016
While visiting a friend (whom had taken attended a course with Michael Ellis) I experienced this e-collar for the first time. I was in love.
I had a PetTrainer brand e-collar (retails for ~$35) And as Ed Frawley, and other Leerburg staff, test ran shock collars by using them on themselves, I used my PetTrainer on myself. The shock delivered a painful buzzing shocking sensation. I did not want that used on my dogs any longer after experiencing the Mini in this listing.
I purchased the mini and began using it on myself. There was no pain at all. I couldn't even feel it until 15. Instead of a painful buzzing shock, my muscle tingled. The higher the number, the more twitch or tightening of the muscles could be felt. But no pain!
Easy to hold, easy to operate. No more syncing to transmitter and collar. Just an easy magnetized button connection. Stop watch design is easy to hold and hide out of sight. Collar is wonderfully deisgned, but I love the design of the transmitter!
- Anonymous on 08/26/2016
This collar is a game changer! It has worked great for our border collie cross who is very clever and knows when he's out of reach he can cross the street, ignore us and run down the street. This has totally changed our enjoyment of our dog. We only had to use the training buttons a few times, very infrequently, and he caught on immediately. He is out and about with us much more, stays close, he's learning new things and we're fine tuning some commands. The instructions are very good about testing your dog's threshold, and how to incorporate it into training. The buzz feature is a great reminder prompt when he needs to be doing something different.
This has also allowed me to take our dog on trail rides with my horse. I can control him from horse back while riding next to a road on our way to the trails.
It comes with a lanyard, which makes it super easy to grab the controller and buzz, if needed, while I'm riding.
This did cost a little more than I wanted to spend, but after reviewing cheaper models I knew I would end up getting this one anyways. I would rather have a quality product that is convenient, works and lasts.
- dquinn on 08/19/2015
It has only been a week with this collar and I have seen amazing improvement in my dog's behavior!! I will never train without one from now on.
- jccerbone on 07/27/2015
The staff at Leerburg helped me in choosing an appropriate e-collar. This is my first time using an ecollar, and I was a little skeptical of how it would turn out and how quickly I would see results from my dog.
My 70 lb hound mix (Lipton) has already been through a basic obedience course and generally listens well. He is very good on the leash and consistently listens to basic commands. However, I have had a really hard time teaching recall to any dog that I've ever owned.
I started working with Lipton indoors with the ecollar and a 6 foot leash on. Then I moved outdoors with the leash still on--working him on commands he already knows and responds to. After about 2 weeks, I put him on a 15 foot lead and worked him outdoors without holding the lead. Its amazing how well he does. He responds perfectly almost every time. If he is extremely interested in a smell and doesn't seem to be listening, I just turn the stimulation up 3-5 levels and he immediately looks my way then responds to my command when I tap him on a higher stimulation level.
This device has 100 levels, I usually use it around level 10, one time I had to go up to level 18 when he was very distracted by a smell. When we're working indoors with very few distractions, I can use it on level 3-5.
- Anonymous on 05/06/2014
I have to write a second review after I use the collar for 4 months now. As stated in my first review, I don't have to push a button often. The dog is well aware of the collar and he is more obedient than with any other collar (prong, and choke collar). The walks are more relaxed, and if I see this right, then he seem to like this collar more than the ones with a leash, because he basically has more freedom with the e-collar. Most amazing to me, about this collar is that now, after 4 month, it is the first time that I had to charge the batteries for this collar!!! I use it for one hour every day, but as said before I don't have to push a button anymore, because the dog listens, when he is wearing the collar. After getting used to this collar I would give it a rating of 6 out of 5 ;-)
- Anonymous on 07/24/2013
I use this collar on my GSD for emergency only (he doesn't listen, when he goes after another dog). And I have to say it works great. No question that this small collar can handle a large dog. I like the illuminated digital display, and how it fits in my hand. Since I do not have to push the button very often, I am amazed that it holds the charge for over two weeks now, and I use it at least 1 hour a day.
- Anonymous on 04/08/2013
I totally agree with everything the first two reviewers have said about this product so I won't repeat their comments. We purchased the 2-dog model because we were teaching our dogs to play safety together in the yard. I often use it for Recall to interrupt play long enough to lower arousal level, asking the dogs to come to me for treats. It works beautifully and is so much safer than having to grab collars in the middle of active play.
We have dogs with very different temperaments so we especially like the flexibility of setting the stim levels from very low to fairly high on the Einstein. Our 15-month-old Malinois can be quite hard-headed about some things so she is set far higher than our sensitive Bulldog/Husky mix. If she is intensely focused on trying to get to the noisy border collie behind the fence, I can boost the stim with the button push to get her attention so she responds to my Recall. This way she can be rewarded for making the "decision" to leave the fence and come to me.
The point I really want to make, however, is how responsive and helpful the Einstein company has been when I had questions about the functions of this 2-dog model. They have gotten back to me very quickly to work through my issues and have been willing to do whatever was necessary for this tool to work in my situation, with my dogs. I have confidence buying products from Leerburg because you work with suppliers like Einstein who are aimed at customer satisfaction. I cannot say enough about the support I have received from Einstein, and I love the collars.
- Anonymous on 03/28/2013
Super fast shipping, thanks so much! I never had to resort to using a product like this before, but I was at my wits end with our 10 m.o. cairn terrier pup. We have been using the same training techniques that we used for our last two dogs that resulted in very well behaved dogs, but after more than six months worth of working with our new little guy, he was still not listening anywhere near consistently. He knows the commands that we have taught him, he seems to just choose to ignore them most of the time.
I decided to purchase the ET300 and your DVD on Remote Collar Training. So far, I couldn't be happier. Funny thing is, I have found I actually only have to use the vibrate/tap feature rather than stim for most things. I have done training sessions using the ET300 for loose leash walking and come on recall, and have seen great improvement for both with just the vibration/tap for correction, followed by a treat for positive reinforcement when he does as asked.
I'm also using this for nuisance barking "enough" command. For this one, I have had to use just a very low setting of stim with the nick/momentary function if he's really going nuts and ignores the vibration, but most times just the tap and verbal command gets him to stop, at least temporarily. He then gets a positive reward (treat) as soon as he quiets. This isn't exactly the correct way, but it is working. There are already times when I have let him out and he sees a rabbit, squirrel, another dog, neighbor's horses or cows, that I can just call his name and then give the enough command, after just a couple times of using the Einstein collar. Just a week ago, there was no way he would listen when outside and he saw prey. My neighbors, I'm sure, are grateful.
Love the features of this training collar and results are fast. Highly recommend.
- KrisB on 11/14/2012
This one of the best products I have ever bought, it turned my rescued devil dog into an angel in 5 minutes. I only used level 12 out of 100, now she stays at my side and behaves perfectly. The night light is great for after dark walks.
- Anonymous on 10/16/2012