Transcript from Steve's Video:
OK. So we're going to add a new dog to the Tek. Go to Settings. Go to My Dogs. You go to "Add a Dog". It automatically puts in the number, which is Dog 2. At that point you can change the name. So we're going to clear this off. So this is Click.
Now we have to tell it that it has an e-collar, which you can have Tek collars that don't have an e-collar, but we do have an e-collar. Once you activate the e-collar side of it, now you have two choices. You have stim buttons and stim range. Stim range, they have a low, medium, and high in stim range. The collars automatically come out in medium. If you have a dog that requires less stimulation then you can drop down to the low mode. If you have a dog that requires more stimulation you can drop up to the high mode. You've got high, low, medium.
Most dogs are going to work in the medium mode. But if you find that your dog is overreacting at the low levels and you want to back it down some, then you can change the stim range.
I've got one dog that requires the high stim. Stud works on a high stim collar. He's the only dog I have that requires it. So click would be on a medium. And that's one of the beautiful things about it, is that when we set up Stud's profile we are going to set him at a high stim. And when we turn him on he'll automatically be there. But Click works on a medium.
Then you set your stim buttons. Your stim buttons, which are your 1, 2, and 3 side buttons here, it comes out automatically as continuous, tone, and vibration. I don't use tone or vibration. I do use continuous. When you are set in continuous, it's continuous and it's going to be whatever level you have the number set at.
But I do it a little differently. I'm going to do rising stimulation for Button 1. I'm going to do preset 2 for Button 2. And I'm going to do preset 1 for Button 1. Rising stimulation is going to start off at whatever level your unit is set at and it will increase as long as you hold the button down. And then the preset 1's and 2's allow you to set a particular level. We do that right here.
So my preset 1, which is my low distraction level, for Click we'll put that as a 4. And then preset 2, which is a medium distraction level for me, on Click that's going to be about a 17. So now I've got my P1 and my P2 set and I've got my rise set.
Everything in here is set up. So we've got a name. We have an e-collar with it. We've set our stim buttons. And we've got our range set.
So when you go to the dog screen, there he is. So you've got rising P2, P1's. The reason I like to do the P1 at the bottom button is so that this is my low.
Rob: So what would be something where…
Steve: That's just a low distraction. He's just not paying attention to me. He's out sniffing the flowers. He's probably not even running. I've just got him out and he's looking at butterflies or something. I just need to tap him on the shoulder. That's what a 4 is going to do. And the P1's, these are continuous stims. So as long as you are holding the button down…you can nick him or you can hold it down and do a longer stim if you need to.
P2, which is going to be a medium distraction for me, let's say he is running but he's not running after anything and I need to turn him or I just need to get his attention. That may require a higher level. Now, this is a 99. That might look like a big jump to a lot of folks, but on a 99 level collar it's really not.
And then your rising stim starts off on whatever level your unit is set at, which you control that right here with the dial. So, for me, if I'm going to use rising stim as a versatile choice, I may start it out at, let's say, a 10. So that way it's a little bit lower, but if you'll notice, it starts to climb pretty fast. And this is rapidly increasing up to that level, and it will stay on the top. That's a lot. And it's rare for me to have a dog that would require that.
Rob: When would you need to do that?
Steve: I use this in the field. One of the things about the Tek is that you have the option of being able to stim dogs from the tracking screen. So if you jump over here to the tracking screen, you'll notice this number right here is your R10, which means Rising 10. And the way your side buttons work when you move into the tracking screen is it's Dog 1, Dog 2, Dog 3. Now we only have one dog in here right now. So this button in the tracking screen does nothing for Click. But the top button, which is Click's corresponds to the top button in your dog screen. Right now you'll see it's at Rising 10. We go back over to here. If we change that to a 15, now we jump back over to here, it's R15.
And that top button can be anything you want. So when you are setting your dog up, you want your top button to be the button that you want when you are in the tracking screen.
It's not required that you do that. And some folks don't like that. They don't want to be able to stim from the tracking screen. They want to have to stim from the dog screen.