Transcript from Steve's Video:
This is the Tri-Tronics Upland Special. The Upland Special is designed for birddogs. It is based on the Pro units as how the stimulation works. But the difference here is that it's specialized for your upland dogs, pointers. Some folks use it for flushing dogs.
The color scheme on it is brighter so you can see it at a distance. Dog 1 is orange. Dog 2 is green. And Dog 3 is yellow.
Stimulation is momentary based. You have 18 levels of momentary. So we have a low momentary, a medium momentary, and then you press the two buttons together for a high momentary. And then you have six levels of continuous stimulation.
Your momentary is the same way as all the Pro units. It's progressive low, medium, high. Move to the next level, low. So a low 2 is going to be a little bit stronger than a high 1. It's progressive, so you've got 18 levels of stimulation.
Real easy to find the exact level that you are looking for, for your dog no matter how sensitive they are. You're going to be able to hone in on that, "This is what he needs at this specific…This is the level for this situation. So, great for that type of thing. Big fan of the 18 levels. I've really never found a dog that I couldn't work with somewhere in the 18 levels on any of the Pro units.
The dial is a little different on an Upland Special. You have the N, which is your neutral non-stimulation. Then you have tone on the dial. So, in your dog, your green button controls tone. When you move to a stimulation level, all of your stim buttons work, but your green button now controls your beeper. So I'm going to cover it up just a little bit, but you press it to turn it on. And then to turn it off, quick press and release.
This gives you the ability to turn the beeper on and off in the field at a distance. I prefer having that as an option when I'm using a beeper, mainly because there are going to be times when you don't need the beeper, don't want to have to listen to it. If your dog gets into some open cover and you can see him, then all you have to do, quick press of the button, beeper cuts off. If he stretches out on you a little bit and now you need the beeper, press the button, beeper turns on. If he goes on point, now you've located him and you want to cut the beeper off, you can cut it off.
So it just gives you a lot of options with the beeper. I prefer having a remote control beeper over just a standalone beeper. I just want to be able to cut it off if I'm in the field. It's just something I don't want to have to listen to. And I don't want to have to shut the beeper off in those situations. So, what's nice about this is by pressing the button the sound cuts off but the beeper remains on. And so, you can cut it on, cut it off as needed.
So, the Upland Special is a great collar. It's designed for your birddog folks, pointing dogs mainly. It covers all the things that you are going to need. It's a one mile collar. 18 levels of momentary, six levels of continuous. And it gives you that remote control over the beeper that everybody is looking for.