Dog Tracking Collars - Frequently Asked Questions
There are several questions that I ask a customer when they are
looking at purchasing a tracking system that can help narrow the field
"How many dogs do you need to track at the same time?"
This will narrow down your choice really quick. If you only need to
track two dogs at one time and you have no plans to add any dogs in
the future, you really don't need to look at the Maxima 5000/25.
You could go with a Classic or a Maxima Duo
"Do you think you will want to track more in the future?"
If you only want to track two dogs now but may want to track more in
the near future, any of the Maxima units will do. All of the Maxima
units can be upgraded at the factory to any of the larger Maxima
This means you can purchase a Maxima Duo today and upgrade it later to
a Maxima 5000/25 when your needs change.
"Do you want to carry the receiver in the field?"
The Tracker units are built for this. They come a belt holster and
are easy to keep on you. Larger systems like the Innotek RD 400 are
designed to keep in a vehicle and be used for locating dogs after a
"How many different bands do you need?"
Most folks only need one, but if you like to be able to track all your
friends dogs, you may want to look at the Maxima 5000/25. It will
track all collars on the 216 - 220 bands, no matter the manufacturer
or brand of the collar. All you have to know is the band and
frequency and you can start tracking.
"Do you already own any tracking collars?"
If you have collars from older systems and want to use them with you
new system, make sure to let us know. You need to make sure that we
do not duplicate any of the collars that you have now and we need to
make sure you have the bands that you need for you older collars.
"Do other people use tracking systems in your area?"
It is always good to know if other folks are running tracking collars
in your area. You want to do everything you can to avoid duplicating
the same band and frequency that other folks have in your general
area. Running two identical collars in a ten mile radius will not
cause either collar not to work, but it can be confusing and should be
avoided if possible.
The number of dogs that you can track depends on the system that you
purchase. We sell tracking systems that will track one dog and systems that
will track up to 100 dogs individually. You cannot track multiple
dogs at the same time on any system, but you can easily move from dog
to dog on any system that we sell.
When selecting the correct combination of collars (transmitters) and
the receiver that is right for you, you need to have an idea of how
many dogs you are planning to run at the same time.