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Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550

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    Garmin PRO 550

    Gun Dog Supply EXCLUSIVE

    One hour of BASIC OBEDIENCE training
    from Pro Trainer Robin MacFarlane.

    The Pro 550 is a training collar only. If you are looking for a similar training system that also has GPS tracking, check out the Garmin Pro 550 PLUS.

    "Take the best collar we sell, the Pro 500, add built-in beacon lights and a bark collar, then add 3 more STIM levels to the top end, add vibration, and then knock $110 off the price. That's the new Pro 550."

    The PRO 550 is the perfect training collar for folks looking for a system that has it all.

    Like the other two Pro Series collars, it has built in BEACON LIGHTS and a BARK LIMITER.

    Both Kinds of STIM:

    Gone are the days of having to pick between more momentary or more continuous. The PRO 550 has it all and at a substantially lower retail price.

    Tone and Vibration:

    The Garmin PRO 550 is the first Tri-Tronics tube unit to include vibration selectable from the transmitter with the V on the dial.

    More STIM levels:

    The PRO 550 is a 21 level training collar. The smooth transition between stimulation levels allows you to gradually increase stimulation and find the exact level that your dog needs. The three new levels at the top make sure you have enough top-end to train even the highest-intensity dogs.

    The PRO 550 replaces the Field 90, Flyway Special, Pro 100, Pro 200, Pro 500 and the Upland Special.

    Transcript from Steve's Video:

    This is the Garmin Tri-Tronics Pro 550. Garmin has introduced their versions of the Tri-Tronics Pro line. It's a continuation of what Tri-Tronics has been doing about the last decade with the G2, G2 EXP, and G3 collars. The Garmin Pro 550 is the top of the line, combining all of the features that we've had in the Pro 500 plus a bunch of new things that make it a top of the line remote training collar.

    New features on the Garmin Pro 550 include beacon lights, bark limiter built into the collar, a higher level of stim, giving us 21 total levels of continuous and momentary, plus vibration. Vibration is in addition to the tone that the Pro 500 already had, so now you have two different kinds of non-stimulation that you can use to communicate with your dog.

    The Pro 550 is a 21 level collar that has both continuous and momentary stimulation. The way the 550 works is that you have two black buttons that are designed for your stimulation. When your dial is on Level 1, your lower black button is a low. Your upper black button is a medium. And then you press the two buttons together for a high. So, on Level 1, you have a low 1, a medium 1, and then a high 1. You then turn your dial to 2 and low 2, medium 2, high 2. What this is, this is a gradual increase in stimulation levels. And so, a high 1 is lower than a low 2. That's where the 21 comes from. It is seven stimulation levels with a low, medium, and high of each. So it gradually increases up to the top level. So you can tune it in perfectly to what your dog needs for the right stimulation level, depending on what type of training you are doing and for the distraction level.

    This is a very gradual increase. The advantage there is that you're going to be able to just find that right level that's going to make your dog…he will be able to feel it and understand it and respond but not overreact. And so, depending on your situation, you are going to be able to just tune into that exact level. That's the biggest advantage, in my opinion, of the 550, is that gradual increase allows you to just hone in on that perfect level for your dog.

    Folks that are familiar with the Garmin tubes will see that there is just little difference in the Garmin tubes compared to the Tri-Tronics G3 tubes. Size and feel are identical. Little bit lighter because the lithium ion batteries. But the real beauty of the tubes is that they fit in your hand and they are easy to use without looking at the transmitter. In my opinion, that's the most important thing about a remote training collar. I want to be able to raise stimulation levels, lower them, and never once have to look at the collar. I want to be able to use tone, change to a different dog, change kinds of stimulation, go back to continuous, never once have to look at it. That's the big advantage of the tube style transmitters.

    Now let's take a look at the transmitter, go over the different parts. You've got your antenna. You've got your stimulation dial. The dial starts on a V and then goes Levels 1-7. On the front of your transmitter, you have your green button, which is tone. Then you have your toggle switch for Dogs 1, 2, and 3. So it's black, red, and blue. Your next toggle switch controls the different kinds of stimulation. You have momentary up and then continuous down. And then, in the middle, you have the A position, which the A position controls both your lights and it also controls the accessory beeper if you decide to add it. Then you have your two stimulation buttons. Your bottom button is low. Your upper button is medium. And then you press the two together for high.

    Now let's take a look at the Pro 550 collar. The collar design is similar to what we have had, but it is smaller. It also uses a three-quarter inch collar strap, so on a smaller dog it's not going to look as big. Most of the systems nowadays have moved to three-quarter straps, and even with a large dog they are very normal. So we've gotten used to them over time. It may seem a little different if you are used to one-inch straps, but I've been pleased with them overall.

    On the collar you have your contact points. Contact points are removable. You can add the longer probes, which are included, or the short probes, which come with it. You have your indicator light on the front of the collar. And then you have your beacon lights on the front of the collar which are controlled from the transmitter, and your on/off switch.

    On the back of the collar you have your charging point. This hooks up to the charging adapter. One of the differences is that they've added additional loops on the bottom of the collar so that it holds your strap in just a little tighter.

    Let's take a look at one of the new features on the Pro 550, the beacon lights. Built into the collar are two lights on each side of the front here. On your transmitter you can turn them on. These are great for folks that are running dogs late in the evening. They've been real popular with coon hunters that are running dogs at night. Great for a pet owner that's walking their dog in the neighborhood at night.

    Real simple to turn on. You can turn them on and off from the transmitter. Take your dial, put it on the A position, which is for the accessories. And then it doesn't matter what stim level you are on. Your two black buttons control the light. Your upper black button turns them on. Your lower button turns them off. This works at any distance that the collar can communicate with the transmitter. So, lights on, lights off. You are going to have a little bit of battery drain. So keep that in mind if you are using the beacon lights on a regular basis. But it is really not that substantial. If you are charging your collar on a regular basis, it should not be an issue. Really nice feature built in. This is something now that, in the past, you add to add to your collars. Now it's just a regular part of the collar. It's just built into it.

    Let's talk about the Pro 550 bark collar. You can take your 550 collar and you can turn it into a bark collar. It is not a remote activated bark collar in that the transmitter has nothing to do with the bark collar. You have to have your hands on the collar to turn it into a bark collar. For most of us that's going to be great. There are not a lot of situations where you need a remote bark collar turned on. So this is just an added feature where you can take your collar and turn it into a bark collar.

    Turning it into a bark collar is pretty simple. You are going to hold down the on/off switch and watch the light on the collar. It will go red to blue. When it turns blue, you lift off the button. Now it is in bark collar mode. We'll take our transmitter here just to show that we are getting nothing, not stim, nothing. Transmitter does not work at all with the collar when it is in bark mode. You need to keep that in mind, because you don't want to put it on your dog when you are trying to use it as a remote collar in bark mode. You've got to take it out of bark mode. Pretty simple to take it out of bark mode. Hold the button down again. Light glows read, you release it. Cuts it off. When you cut it back on, now we are back into regular collar mode, and now we've got control over stim from the transmitter.

    The bark collar is the auto rise bark collar which Garmin is now using with all of their bark collars plus the bark collars that we have on the Delta units of the Delta Sport. Auto rise works for some people in some situations. There are certain situations where I recommend against it. So you've gotta kinda understand your dogs and how they react to bark collars as to whether or not you are going to be happy with the auto rise feature.

    What the auto rise does is it starts on the lowest level. When the dog barks, it corrects him on that level. If he barks again, then it increases the stimulation level. What it does is it gradually increases the level until it finds the right level for your dog to get him to stop barking. After it has reached that level, then it starts to gradually step levels down so that the level gets lowered. If he barks again, he's going to get a lower level. If he continues to bark, it's going to gradually increase.

    The vast majority of my dogs work fine with this type of bark collar as far as one that gradually increase stimulation. But my really hard barking dogs, it is not an effective way to stop them from barking. What can happen with a dog that is just tough and takes a really high level of stim is that he's going to bark a bunch until he gets to that top level, and then he's going to back off for a little bit, let the collar lower stim, and he's going to start barking again. So if you've got situations where you want a really high stim level immediately when the dog barks, this is not the right bark collar for you. If you've got a dog that understands how bark collars work and is not really a major nuisance barker, this is going to work great for you and it's a nice feature. But if you've got that tough dog that just requires a high stim level on a bark collar, this isn't the right one for you.

    The Pro 550 is an expandable collar. What that means is you can buy it as a one dog system and then come back later and add a second or a third collar to it for a total of three dogs. To add the second collar, it comes with a red strap, your dog selector toggle switch. Black is the 1 Dog. We're going to go to the second dog, which is red. And then to sync up the two, you hold down your on/off button. It's going to be green, blue, and then it's going to go to yellow. And then you'll hear a little sound. It beeps at you several times when it's on. You release the button and it's going to cut off. Now it's back on. And now we've got stim. So we've got Dog 1 in the black. And then we've got Dog 2 in the red. And then, if you decide to add a third dog, you just come back with a blue collar and do the same thing.

    Now that we've got two collars synced up, let's look at the beacon lights again. The toggle switch is on A. We're on Dog 1. Upper light turns the beacon lights on. Now we move to Dog 2. Upper light turns the beacon lights on. They're independent of each other, so if you want to turn off that dog but leave this dog on, you can do that. You can come back and turn that dog back on. Then you can turn that dog off. Go back, turn them both off.

    The Pro 550 is a one-mile range collar. What that means is that the effective range of the system is one mile line of sight. One mile line of sight means that there is nothing between you and the dog. Most situations that's not going to happen. So you are not going to get the maximum range all of the time. But you've got to keep in mind that one mile is a long way. The majority of us, our dogs are never that far away from us. Having a collar that has a little more stimulation range than your average collar, it's a good thing. My birddogs tend to run 250-500 yards, depending on what's going on. So having a collar like this allows me to stretch out. And it's powerful enough that it can get to a dog at that kind of distance quite easily. You will get the maximum range in certain situations, but you've got to keep in mind there's all sorts of things that are going to affect that radio signal.

    The Pro 550 uses lithium ion batteries. Let's talk a little about charge time and runtime. Runtime on the 550 is listed as 80 hours on the transmitter and 60 hours on the collar. The 80 hours on the transmitter, that's a hard number to determine, because it really is going to come down to how much you are pressing buttons. There is no off position on the transmitter, so when you are not pressing a button, it's not using any juice. It's not one of those things where you are going to have to charge it…You can go weeks without charging the handheld. But when I am charging the collar, I tend to go on ahead and charge the handheld. That way I don't have to worry about it.

    The collar is going to run for 60 hours on a complete charge. If you are using it heavily, that would be 8-10 hours a day, charging it once a week for most people is going to be fine. What's great about these batteries, though, is that you can't overcharge them. So if you want to charge it every time you use it, that's fine. It's not going to be a problem.

    Now let's talk about the charger and how to put it together. It's a traditional Garmin charger, so you've got several parts to it. When it comes out of the box, you've got to attach your 110 plug. This is the part that plugs into the wall. We'll plug it over here into our multi-plug. Then you've got a splitter. The splitter plugs in. And then for your collar, you've got your adapter. So that plugs in here. So that's all of that.

    To connect to the collar, here is your charging point. This snaps on. The light is going to be red while it's charging. When it's finished it will turn green. And then, on the transmitter, this is something that's new. Instead of having a cradle for it, you lift the mud flap on the back and you plug straight into it. I'm pretty happy about this change in the Pro units. There were two different cradles that came with the older models. The G2 had one style, and then when they went to the G3 it was a different style. Neither one of them was that good. You really don't have an issue here. This is pretty much the same design that we've had on the Astro and the Alpha, and it is very typical of what Garmin does. It's going to hold up great and it's going to be a lot easier to deal with than the cradles that we've had in the past, so pretty pleased with that. Same thing here. You are going to have your red light while it's charging. And then when it is finished charging, it will glow green. They have the same trickle charge concepts that we've had in the past, so you can leave them on the charger after they're done. It's not going to be a problem. There's just no advantage to it. Once it's through charging, I recommend that you take it off the charger.

    Let's talk about a few ways to carry your transmitter. A lot of people just like to carry them loose, which is fine. For years people stuck them in their back pocket. And that's great, but it's a good way to lose your transmitter. And we'll be glad to sell you a replacement transmitter, but they are not cheap. So I recommend that you tether it to your body in some way. The design on these is so similar to what we've had before that all of the old G3 transmitter holsters work with the new transmitter. This one, when you buy a system from us, you can buy this one for $1. It's just a traditional four-way holster. Slide this in here real quick. Then it snaps over. This gives you a hand grip. You can also use it as a belt loop. There's a belt loop. It also comes with a strap so you can wear it over your shoulder; several different ways.

    A lot of folks don't like to have a holster, which is fine. One of the newer things that's been done is that they have added a spot for you to actually tie a lanyard onto the transmitter. Probably one of my biggest complaints about the G3 units was that there was no way to tether yourself to it. You couldn't tie a lanyard to it or a snap, anything. It just didn't have anywhere that was easy to connect to it. So now they put a lanyard attachment on it, which is great. Take you a lanyard here, slide it through. You can do this with almost anything that's going to fit through it. It's a nice big port, so it's going to hold. I'm not a giant fan of wearing them around your neck right this, but a lot of people are. Now you've got a way to do it. It's going to work with a vast majority of the lanyards out there.

    Now let’s look at one other thing. Garmin sells what's called a lanyard karabiner. This is not included. It's something extra that you can buy. I've been using them with an Alpha for a while and they are really neat. I'm very happy that you can use them now on the Pro 550's. You take this strap. You slide it through. And you feed it back through here. Then you take your karabiner and there you go. Now you've got this clip. What I will do with this is I'm going to attach this to my belt loop, and now I've got it where it's easy access. But when I'm through with it and just drop it, it's still going to be there. So, pretty happy about that. That's a nice new feature.

    I couldn't be more happy with how this Pro 550 has turned out. Garmin took everything that was good about the Tri-Tronics Pro 500 and has added a bunch of stuff to it and drastically lowered the retail price. So you can get the best collar now for about $110 less than you could buy the Pro 500.


    Garmin PRO 550 Overview:

      The Garmin Pro 550 is an improved version of the Tri-Tronics PRO 500 G3, and is a direct descendent of the 500 Lite/LS/XLS Pro series collars which professional and serious amateur trainers have relied upon for years. This top of the line model is an extremely versatile remote training collar that is right for any breed of dog and any type of training -- from basic obedience to advanced field work.

    Gun Dog Supply Exclusive: One Hour BASIC OBEDIENCE Ecollar Training DVD

      Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550 $40 Value -- You get this FOR A PENNY when you buy this ecollar.

      We are proud to announce that Professional Dog Trainer Robin MacFarlane is working with us! We just wrapped another video shoot, and are launching her latest DVD.

      PREVIEW: Watch a 10-minute Preview here...

      What's interesting about these videos is that Robin has never worked with these dogs before, and several younger dogs have never been trained on an ecollar.

      First, Robin walks you through the basic obedience commands showing what proper form looks like.

      Next, Robin shows how she introduces the ecollar to two of Steve's puppies, Jack & Tilly, and shows you how to find the right STIM level to communicate with your dog.

      She then turns that into a lesson for your dog to recognize that STIM means pay attention to your handler and expands that into a basic recall.

      Additional segments include teaching RECALL, PLACE, SIT, and HEEL.

      Exclusively available at Gun Dog Supply.

    Multi-dog Collars / Systems:

    Read more about Garmin PRO 550

      Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550The Garmin PRO 550 with Tri-Tronics technology gives the serious trainer one-handed control with a 1-mile range and easy access to 21 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation, plus non-stimulation vibration and tone options.


      Quickly switch between stimulation levels with the tactile dial so you can keep your eyes on your dog.


      Remote controlled Beacon Lights help you locate your dog in low light.


      Plus, the PRO 550 handheld has the ability to remotely operate the accessory Upland Beeper (sold separately), turning the 550 into a versatile upland hunting unit.


      The built-in BarkLimiter (activated on the receiver collar) helps keep your kennel a little quieter when you get back home.


      Expandable to 3 dogs (additional receiver collars available separately).

    Download Owner's Manual for Garmin PRO 550

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    Garmin PRO 550 Transmitter (Remote)

      Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550BUTTONS / TOGGLES / DIALS
      • Two black buttons control 21 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation
      • Stimulation toggle lets you select continuous or momentary mode
      • "A" setting on stimulation toggle allows accessory and remote Beacon Light operation
      • Dog selector toggle allows expansion up to 3 dogs (with purchase of additional collars)
      • "V" setting on intensity dial activates non-stimulating Vibration feature
      • Front mounted tone / accessory button

      • 1 mile range

      • Quick charge Li-Ion batteries are user-replaceable and last 3-5 years with proper care
      • Approx. 60 hour battery life
      • LED battery charge indicator

      • Weight: 7.8 ounces
      • Transmitter dimensions: 8.2"H x 1.8"W x 2.1"D
      • Fully waterproof (IPX7 rating) -- it even floats!
      • Ergonomic and balanced 1-handed design
      • Rubberized sure-grip, no-slip area for your hand on the back
      • Fixed internal antenna
      • Virtually indestructible Lexan construction
      • Lanyard connection slot

    Garmin PRO 550 Collar

      Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    • Remote controlled, built-in Beacon Lights
    • Built-in Bark Limiter activated at the collar
    • 3/4" black collar strap with roller buckle and metal keeper fits up to a 24" neck
    • Approx. 60 hour battery life
    • No external antenna
    • Plastic Lexan molded case built to withstand all kinds of training and hunting conditions
    • Waterproof collar/receiver to 1 ATM (10 meters -- perfect for retriever training)
    • No exposed charging ports to gather debris, no covers to remove for charging
    • Quick charge Li-Ion batteries are user-replaceable and last 3-5 years with proper care
    • Built-in LED is a battery charge indicator and test light
    • On/Off switch activated at the collar
    • Weight: 3.5 ounces
    • Receiver dimensions: 1.7"H x 3.1"W x 1.7"D
    • Collar strap dimensions: 3/4" x 27"

    Garmin PRO 550 Comes With

    • Handheld waterproof transmitter
    • Waterproof dog device receiver collar with black 3/4" adjustable strap
    • Collar receiver charging clip
    • Split adapter cable
    • AC adapter
    • Set of long contact points
    • Set of short contact points
    • Contact point wrench
    • Owner's manual
    • Optional Holster
    • Optional Robin MacFarlane's Basic Obedience Ecollar Training DVD
    • Optional Long Line / Checkcord (color may vary)

    Features of the Garmin PRO 550

    • Two black buttons control 21 levels of continuous and 21 levels of momentary stimulation instantly selectable at the transmitter
    • Non-stimulating tone and vibration features
    • Dog selector toggle allows expansion up to 3 dogs (with purchase of additional collars)
    • Waterproof transmitter (IPX7) and dog device (1 ATM)
    • Transmitter floats
    • One mile range
    • Interchangeable contact points for dogs with long or short coats
    • Insulated contact points ensure consistent and reliable stimulation in the water
    • No external collar antenna
    • Remotely controlled Beacon Lights built into the receiver collar
    • Built-in Bark Limiter activated at the collar
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the handheld with approx. 60 hour run time
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the dog device with approx. 60 hour run time
    • 3/4" collar strap with roller buckle and metal keeper fits up to a 24" neck
    • One year manufacturer warranty

    Garmin PRO 550 Batteries

    • The PRO 550 has lithium-ion batteries with two hour rapid charge
    • Batteries are user-replaceable in both the transmitter and dog device collar
    • Includes USB Splitter Cable that lets you charge both collar and handheld at the same time
    • Dog device features a compact charging cradle for no exposed charging jacks

    Stimulation from the Garmin PRO 550

      Choose the stimulation that is best for your dog

    • Intensity levels can be quickly adjusted, meaning you can instantly adjust intensity whenever distractions increase
    • 21 intensity levels of STIM (1-7, low/medium/high)
    • Non-stimulating tone and vibration functions

    • Change STIM type with the toggle
    • Continuous stimulation allows you to control the length of the correction based on how long you hold the button down
    • Momentary stimulation delivers a quick preset duration of stimulation (less than 1 second) for enforcing commands your dog already knows and for correcting behavior

      • Tactile dial with clicks between levels allows you to raise and lower the stimulation level by feel without ever having to take your eyes off your dog
      • Teach yardwork/obedience and enforce known commands with lower levels of stimulation
      • Use higher levels to stop unwanted chasing or to overcome strong distractions

    • Insulated contact points ensure consistent and reliable stimulation in the water
    • Includes interchangeable contact points for long or short-coated dogs

    Garmin PRO 550 Range

      Collar range is up to 1 mile which is ample for most dog training or hunting situations.

      Maximum range is based on "line of sight." This means that to get the full range out of a system there should be nothing between the transmitter and the receiver, and the terrain should be flat and open. This isn't going to happen in most places that we spend time with our dogs.

      The range on all of the systems that we carry will vary depending on training conditions, including weather, terrain, and the presence of cover.

      Remember, too much range will never hurt, but too little could be a problem.

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    Expert Review
    Paul Graham
    Sales / Product Specialist Supervisor
    Mathiston, MS
    Great For Retriever Training
    July 31, 2020
    I've been using the Pro 550 since it came out and have very pleased with it. It's a great system for retriever training, Easy to use and very dependable. Includes nice features such as the Bark Limiter option and Beacon Lights
    ProsEase of use and 21 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, vibration, and tone.
    By Joe
    Midlothian, Va
    Garmin Tri-Tronics Pro 550 Review
    October 1, 2020
    It is a pleasure to write a review for Gun Dog Supply. I have bought several items from Gun Dog Supply. I have found their company and personnel very helpful when I have called them to help make a purchasing decision or to change a purchase.

    I have had several tri-tronic collars over the years. We got our new pup Kota, back in March. He was a planned purchase not a Covid dog to replace another Labrador that had passed earlier in the year. Years ago, I was an avid waterfowl hunter and had always relied on Tri-Tronics. For me and my family a finished dog in the house is a trained dog. My old Tri-Tronic collar unit had a closed battery which is no longer replaceable. I talked to a friend who runs trials and hunt tests and he suggested I talk with Gun Dog and to look at the 550. So far we have not been disappointed. Kota had come to the point of challenging me and the family, by looking at us when given a command. So a collar was the next step in training. Funny how a dog responds with a sound or a nudge. We have had the collar for several weeks and train everyday in the house and outside for a well mannered dog and for hunting. With the new pup, and now a new e collar I have a renewed interest in training for trials and waterfowl hunting.
    ProsVery easy to use and dial in to the correct baseline. Long battery life. Ability to control the dog while he is off leash in the yard. The video is pretty comprehensive for basic e collar training. Ability to train for correction at a distance.
    ConsIt is a more expensive unit, however you may not need the distance of this unit.
    By Chet F.
    Argenta, IL
    Great Company!
    September 5, 2020
    Great company with great products.
    By Doreen
    Harmon pro 550
    September 1, 2020
    Definitely disappointed in the new charging system. The old Tri-Tronics carriage was much simpler design. No longer probes for the receiver was included. Found I needed to increase the intensity to get a reaction from my retrievers. I talk to other trainers at my club and they also agreed with this. I did like the lighter transmitter and the capability of hanging it off my belt without fear of losing it in the field.
    ProsTransmitter is Lighter weight. Easy to attach to a belt without fear of it falling out of your pocket.
    ConsLonger probes for the receiver not included. Charging system Set up is very disappointing. Garmin made very little effect to improve this unit for retrievers and trainers.
    By Robert H.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    October 19, 2018
    So far, so good. The REAL test will come when I start using the system for salt water duck hunting in a few weeks. If something changes, I'll update the post. So far, though, this system has performed flawlessly with my two Chesapeakes.

    By Dale M.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    October 18, 2018
    Works as well or better than our previous Garmin Pro training collar. No issues with both dogs swimming multiple times a day in the pool or pond. The charge is long lasting and the charging connectors are better than the previous generation. The buzz, tone and light features are handy compared to the previous generation tone only option.

    By Jordan L.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    October 12, 2018
    By Paul L.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    October 12, 2018
    This e-collar has all the features one could want in a top level collar. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating is a design flaw I believe it has and that is the antenna on the transmitter. Unlike the old Tri-tronics Flyway Special that this e-collar replaced, the Pro 550, has a hard antenna on the transmitter. On the very first use of this e-collar I dropped the transmitter and broke the antenna off and as it is molded directly into the transmitter the whole thing had to be replaced. I will give kudos to Garmin, after taking almost 2 weeks to respond to my e-mail requesting service, Garmin did replace the transmitter for free. With 21 levels of stimulation( momentary and continuous), tone, vibration, and a built in bark collar, all though you can't turn on the bark collar from the transmitter, there isn't much else you could want or need in an e-collar. I definitely recommend it, just be careful not to drop it.

    By Curtis J.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    October 11, 2018

    By Cheryl B.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    October 11, 2018
    Being a professional gun dog trainer I have used collar on physically soft to physical tough dogs. The variable levels of intensity and continuos vs nick are extremely important to my training and correcting fairly and effectively. Using the Tri Tronics Pro 100 for years It finally gave up the ghost! So I wanted some of those same options as I had before. I like and prefer the hand held controller to anything hanging around my neck as the timing and intensity on any correction is paramount to success. I have found this collar to be very handy with the bark collar option built in. Saves me the expense of purchasing separately and is effective.

    By Jeff
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    October 10, 2018
    Great product, I have two young Labs and it is really speeding up the learning process for them.

    By Franky
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    October 10, 2018
    Have had it for about a month and so far we love it. It's very rugged and along with the added holster, it makes it very impact resistant, I've lost count of how many times I've dropped the remote and nothing has happened to it. The collar has definitely taken a beating by our GSP and so far its held up really well. Considering buying another collar for our German Shepard now. All in all, it has been a very good product.
    By Debra Z.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    December 10, 2016
    I love my collar. It works better than my old tritronic collar! It has both bark collar and lights. It's very easy to use and is always consistent. My only complaint is that I have had it for a month and still have not received my 50.00 rebate from Garmin.
    By Lynn
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    October 30, 2016
    Great package! It looks like Garmin has taken the tried-and-true Tritronics Pro 500 and made it even better. Simple things like adding a an attachment for a lanyard are great. Everyone knows someone who lost their transmitter out in the field! I also like the new accessory feature of having a light on the receiver that will also stay on while you use the stimulation setting.
    By John
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    October 24, 2016
    Works great!
    By Deloris W.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 3-dog Combo
    October 9, 2016
    The Garmin PRO 550 3-dog Combo works well. I'm mostly happy with it, but there a number of improvements that could/should be made on this product.

    1) Who ever designed the collars must of been not only left handed, but had absolutely well trained dogs BEFORE they ever tried to use it. The collars buckle on the wrong side (I COULD remove the electronic part and re-string it, I guess, maybe). The buckles are a PAIN IN THE BUTT to get buckled (and in the same hole each time!) and to get the end of the collar thru the keeper. This is ridiculous!! IF My dogs were well trained enough to SIT STILL and hold their NOSES POINTED IN THE AIR for MINUTES at a time while I fumbled with this stupid collar -- then I would never of needed this product to begin with. My dogs are NOT that well trained. I'm out there, chasing them around, while they flop upside down, etc., wondering why I'm strangling them. THESE COLLARS NEED to have the quick snap buckles on them!! Then it would take ONE time, to get the right fit on each dog, and after that, just SNAP IT ON! WHO DESIGNED THESE COLLARS??????

    The collar design is my BIGGEST COMPLAINT and I can't believe this design EVER passed and was put into production.

    My other complaints are just minor.

    2) The red/black/blue dots are HARD TO SEE (on the handheld remote) for OLD eyes, like mine.

    3) WHY didn't they design the remote with a Memory -- when it's on RED, it's AUTOMATICALLY set on #3. If I switch to BLUE, it AUTOMATICALLY sets itself on #2, etc., etc. If I am walking all 3 dogs in the pasture and they all 3 take off after a sheep, and don't come back when I call, by the time I SWITCH to black then to #1, for the first dog, then have to switch not only to another color - red for the 2nd dog, but I have to fumble around trying to change the setting to #3, and so on. By the time I do all that (AND AGAIN -- it's VERY HARD to see/read those numbers out in the field!) the dogs have already gotten away with biting and chasing that sheep for quite awhile!

    This thing is NOT very intuitive for more than one dog.

    I have some other minor complaints, but I won't go in to them here. Some of them are simply because I can't SEE and I can't remember-- I have to physically LOOK (and TRY to SEE) each number, color, etc., EACH time I use it.

    After all that griping, tho, I'm pretty happy with this product. It's what I was needing for my dogs. I have 3 large dogs that I walk in the pastures with me every day, and up my driveway (I live on a highway) and I NEED them to MIND me. They are all really good at coming when called (that's mandatory when they are loose in the drive with me) UNLESS they are hot on a rabbit, or a sheep, etc. THAT'S when I need this trainer and it DOES WORK -- assuming I can fumble around and get the right setting for each dog in time. I don't want to fry my soft dog, while letting the hard dog keep on running because he can't FEEL the lower numbers.

    I can now, fairly confidently walk all 3 dogs in the pasture with me, around the sheep, and not have to run my self to death to chase them down and correct them for biting sheep. NOW it's a simple matter of Hollering at them, and if they don't mind, then (finding!!! and) pushing a button. They nearly always quit immediately. Sometimes I have to push the button again, and OCCASIONALLY, if they are really in the killing/wolf mode, I will have to turn up another number.

    All in all, I RECOMMEND this product, IF you are smart enough to use it HUMANELY. This can/will hurt and terrorize a dog. You have to use common sense and TRAIN your dog, not just punish it.

    I'm glad I got this, because as I said, it's made my life MUCH easier. No more running around in circles trying to catch and punish a dog for biting sheep.
    By JoLynn R.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    October 5, 2016
    Allows me to narrow in on stimulus for different distractions. I love the no-look layout of the remote, allowing me to keep eyes on my livestock and dog.
    By Lucy B.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 3-dog Combo
    September 30, 2016
    I purchased this product as a gift for my husband for his birthday. He loves it and that is what he had been wanting!
    By David M.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    September 18, 2016
    Easy to use. Cool features.
    By Joy A.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    August 27, 2016
    Easy to use and it always has the level I need, especially when energy and distractions are high!
    By John W.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    August 27, 2016
    Everything was good . I don't care for the thin collar. The strap causes the collar to role and loose contact. Other than that a nice product!
    By Greg
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    August 16, 2016
    Very well build/designed. No complaints.
    By Stacy H.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    August 13, 2016
    We love it. Our dogs work very well with it. Being able to turn the light on and off makes it easy to find them in the dark.
    By Jenifer P.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    August 2, 2016
    I love all of the different settings, and it's easy to work with both dogs on one remote.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    July 25, 2016
    Works like a charm! My dog was e-collar trained by her former owner and this does just the trick!
    By Scott R.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    July 25, 2016
    It is easy to charge and has a reliable connection. Much better than the smaller and cheaper collars. I can see that this is going to last as long as my dog. The $200 collars do not. The features are very easy to figure out in a moment. Watching Steve's video review of this collar was all I needed for using it and all its features. I charged it and put it on the dog, and it was good to go!

    I would recommend it and buy it again. It's more than twice the collar when compared to the $200-300 units and it has a very low intensity for my timid short-haired dog and is high enough to get my own attention!
    By Linda W.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    July 25, 2016
    I liked the Tritronics version better because I did not have to move a switch from momentary to continuous.
    By Clara M.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 2-dog Combo
    July 23, 2016
    I immediately noticed (within 30 min) my dogs positive response to commands using this device. Excellent -- I highly recommend this product.
    By Cesar A.
    Review for Garmin PRO 550 3-dog Combo
    July 16, 2016
    I previously had a Dogtra system for a single dog. This system is simple to use and intuitive. Works on all 3 dogs despite their size difference. Never moved beyond level 1. I love the headlight feature when working the dogs at dawn and dusk.
    Review for Garmin Tri-Tronics PRO 550
    July 5, 2016
    Easy adjustments on levels and switching between dogs. Has good range even in mountain terrain.

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