Sportdog Collar Not Working? What to Do When This Happens

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Has your Sportdog collar not working This can be a frustrating experience, especially if you rely on your Sport dog shock collar to train your dog. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common reasons why a Sport dog shock collar stops working and what you can do to fix the issue. We will also provide some helpful tips for keeping your Sport dog collar in good condition so that it lasts longer.

What Is A Sport Dog Shock Collar?

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As any dog owner knows, keeping your furry friend safe is a top priority. That’s why a sport dog shock collar are such a popular choice for owners of active dogs. Sport e collars feature a special design that helps to keep the shock collar receiver in place, even during rough play.

In addition, sport dog shock collars come equipped with a shock mechanism that can be used to deter barking or other unwanted behavior. Whether you’re taking your dog for a hike or just playing fetch in the backyard, a sport dog collar can help to keep them safe and out of trouble.

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Common Bark Collar Training Problems

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The first problem could be that the unit itself breaks down. When shock collars don’t work right, they can cause electrical burns that make holes in the dog’s neck. They also do a lot of physical and emotional harm that results in problem behaviors to your dogs. To avoid this, during and even after the training, never leave a shock collar receiver on a dog that isn’t being watched.

This is a problem for dog owners who use in-ground shock fencing. This type of shock collar receiver is made to be left on a dog that is not being watched.

Distance and Logistical Issues

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With this kind of stimulation, you don’t need to click the equipment. With proper training, your pet will surely fumble to get your treat even without the shock collar. The dog may take longer to learn or not do exactly what you want, but you haven’t hurt it.

Timing is very important for shock collar training to work well, and few expert instructors have this skill. Another problem is that the collar has to be strap on the dog for it to work. This means that the dog will become “collar smart,” or know when the collar is on and when it is not.

Many dogs would get used to this stimulation and process. They may end up feeling like it’s normal to get shocked. With this stimulation they tend to be running and jumping through the fence and get shocked rather than miss out on meeting other dogs or people. Dog owners should be aware that underground shock fences don’t work for these dogs, and the situation could be crucial for people, children, and dogs who aren’t safe.

E-Collar

Many people who like shock collars try to soften their image by calling them something else. Some manufacturers call them e-collar, training collars, e-touch, stimulation, tingle, and a bunch of other names. They do this so that the process won’t hurt the dog.

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Abuse

Some people would not want to hurt their dogs very often. So, they set the shock equipment to a low level, which usually doesn’t work to stop the bad behavior. Because of the inconsistent response, dog loses its surprise, and the shock may not work at all.

As a professional dog trainer, you need to know that some people feel strong when they hurt a dog. When a shock collar is used on someone like this, it can lead to a cycle of abuse.

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Aggression

If a dog is being hurt, it may get mean. When a dog has a history of being aggressive, it is especially dangerous to use a shock collar. Attacking others shouldn’t get you in trouble (suppressed). If you punish a dog for being aggressive but don’t teach it how to act instead, you just hide the problem. You then risk a much bigger problem: the dog could become aggressive without warning.

Steps To Determine Dog Training Equipment Problem.

Check To Make Sure Both The Transmitter And Receiver Are Turned On?

The first step is to make sure that both the transmitter and receiver collar are turned on. If they are not, then the receiver collar will not work.

Check The Batteries In Both The Transmitter And Receiver?

Next, you will want to double check the battery in both equipment. If both batteries are not fully charged and not functioning properly, then the bark collar as well as the remote collars will not work. Replace the batteries right away

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Make Sure The Sport Dog Collar Is Properly Fit

Another thing to check is to make sure the sportdog collar is properly fitted. If the collar is too loose or too tight, then it will not work correctly.

Check The Contact Points On The Sportdog Collar?

The next step is to check the contact points on the collar. If the contact points are not properly synced and not touching the dog’s skin, then it will not work.

Check To See If The E-collar Is Set To The Correct Mode?

The final step is to check to see if the e collar is set to the correct mode. If the collar is not in the correct mode, then it will not work.

Once you have followed all of these steps and the receiver collar still does not work, then you may need to contact the manufacturer’s customer service to replace the broken unit or for further assistance. Sportdog customer service phone number is (800) 275-6797.

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  • OLED SCREEN: Easy-to-read screen means you can view the selected dog, static stimulation level, and battery status with just a glance.
  • 10 LEVELS OF STIMULATION: 10 levels of both continuous and momentary static stimulation, as well as vibration (buzz) and tone (beep) options...

How to Reset Button Of The Collar Receiver

Switch Off The Collar Receiver.

Press the On/Off Button down. The Receiver Light will turn on and stay on. After 4-5 seconds, it will turn off. If you let go of the On/Off Button too soon, the Receiver Test Light will flash as usual. If this happens, start from step 1 again.

Release The On/Off Button When The Receiver Indicator Light Goes Out.

Press and hold the Continuous Stimulation button on the Remote Transmitter until the Receiver Indicator Light flashes five times. You might have to hold both units about 2 to 3 feet apart before this happens.

Check The Receiver’s Indicator Light

Once the Receiver Indicator Light has flashed 5 times, the Collar Receiver has been reset and will start flashing as usual. If the Receiver Indicator Light doesn’t flash 5 times, go back to step 1 and start over.

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Alternative To Dog Shock Collar: Proper Training With Professional Dog Trainer

Trainers learn to hear and read their dogs’ body language so that they don’t get stressed, which can lead to fear or aggression. In an ideal world, a trainer would never see the bad behaviors. They don’t force their dogs to do things. Their dogs love them because they don’t just react to things. Shock collars aren’t allowed by the most well-known groups in the world. Sports, tricks, and training should be fun and helpful for both people and dogs on their own, without using force.

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