Before you can go on and put your dog on electronic leash, you need to ensure that it listens. This is where SportDOG Brand YardTrainer 100 aims to do. In fact, SportDOG Brand YardTrainer 100 could very well be an electronic leash. Now, before you put your hands up in the hand and scream, “that’s inhumane,” you have know YardTrainer 100 isn’t a shock collar like what most electronic leashes essentially is (and we certainly don’t encourage using).
Instead of nasty electric shock, the collar applies pressure on the dog to simulate a tug on the leash. In this way, you can train and enforce basic obedience much like using a physical leash. A walking-talkie like device lets you trigger the invisible tug and also lets you dial-in on the strength of the tug. Speaking of the strength of the tug, the product offers 8 static stimulation levels, starting at a very low for obedience reminders or to reinforce a command to emergencies like the dog making a run.
In short, SportDOG Brand YardTrainer 100 is an invisible leash and it is good for short distances like at home, in the yard, or park, as long as the dog is within 100 yards (hence the name YardTrainer 100) of you. The collar itself features DryTek fabric, waterproof and submersible to 25 feet, and it is powered by a quick-charge lithium-ion battery that lasts for days before the low-battery indicator reminds you that it needs to be recharge.
Two models are available: YT-100, which is the standard model, and YT-100S, a model that has high range of static stimulation for dogs that are more stubborn and/or easily distracted. SportDOG Brand YardTrainer 100 is available now, starting at $119.95.
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