Many folks are looking to work two or more dogs at the same time with the convenience of only needing one transmitter. This can be done with a multi-dog collar. We sell expandable training collars in two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine-dog systems. We also have tracking + training collars available that expand up to twenty-one dogs!
A multi-dog system allows you to correct the individual dog by selecting him with either a toggle switch or the transmitter will have separate buttons for each dog.
You will only correct one dog at a time and you can not correct all the dogs at the same time.
Multi-dog systems are easy to use with very little effort. The main goal is to keep from accidentally stimulating the wrong dog.
To keep up with which dog is which, the collars come in different colors and the transmitters match up with the color at the transmitter.
I have a simple system that helps me keep up with which dog is wearing which collar. First, I always keep the same collar on the same dog. Next, I always put the "hotter" color collar strap (normally red or orange on most brands) on the dog more likely to need a correction. I put the cooler color collar strap (green, black, or blue on most brands) on the dog less likely to need a correction. This way my mind knows who is who.
On systems that use a toggle switch to change collar selections, I always keep the toggle switch on the "hot" dog that will likely need to be corrected first.
If I have to correct the "cool" dog then I know that I must first change the toggle switch before I correct the dog. After I am done correcting the "cool" dog I always put the switch back on the "hot" dog. This way I always know which dog the switch is set on without having to look at the transmitter.
Another problem with multi-dog units is that most times your dogs will need different levels for the exact same behavior (say not coming when called -- dog one might need a 3 while dog two only needs a 1).
Most multi-dog units use the same intensity level selector dial for both dogs. That means if you have your collar set on a high level for your "tough" dog, you will need to lower the level before you correct your "sensitive" dog.
I tend to keep my multi-dog collars set on lower levels and I raise them as needed. When I am done with the high-level correction, I immediately lower the stimulation level. I would rather under stimulate a dog that requires a high level than overstimulate a dog that needs a low level. I also like to know what level I am on at all times so I always go back to my preset level when I am done with a higher level correction.
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Multi-dog Collars over $700
updated 03-31-2023 by mwy