Hunts. Family pet. Definitely does everything I need it to do. What I like about this model over older models is that the beep function (green button) works every time you hit it, regardless of what setting you have it on. On my older Tri-Tronics, you had to turn the dial to T (Test) for the beep to work and then back to stimulate. Now I can easily direct my dog to return with the beep function, and if she doesn't listen I just have to move my thumb down to stimulate.
My dog has a VERY high hunt drive, so the vibration does not work on her. Just isn't enough to get her attention.
Stimulation on this device is a little more mild than my older one, but now I just leave it at 5 instead of 3.
The low stimulation for the bottom button, increasing on the top button, and even higher by hitting both at the same time is a nice option. You simply move your thumb instead of having to mess with the dial.
The remote does not have an off setting. It is on all the time, which concerned me at first, but it seems to stay charged for weeks at a time. I have yet to have the device die on me.
Yes the Pro 550 is a little pricey, but I need the long range in addition to a beep/stimulate combo. I am definitely happy with the device and the customer service of Gun Dog Supply.
Review ID: 30354
out of 5-stars.