By: Brian Rouse From MSbeagles
. Owns 7 dogs. Hunts. It took a little while to figure the system out. The instructions leave a lot to be desired in my opinion, but with the help of my son and you-tube video's, I have been able to use it. At this point (used it 5 times) I think it is the best thing since sliced bread.
My son and I tried both the tracking and training at 4 miles through the piney woods and it worked well. It may reach farther but that is sufficient for us, our rabbit dogs don't get that far out of pocket.
I have found that with the ability to track my dogs I don't need to correct as much. The woods are extremely thick down here and in the past, with my old trash breaker, when I wanted to move to a different location, I would call and tone. If the dogs didn't show when I thought they should I would correct. Now with the tracking ability I can see if they are responding to my voice and are heading my way.
I am going to order collars without the D ring for some of my smaller girls and a shoulder strap for the controller. The collars are on the last hole and still a little loose. As far as the controller goes I am afraid I might knock it off my side when plowing through the thickets.
I would highly recommend the Garmin Alpha
Review ID: 16520
out of 5-stars.