Unboxing: DT Systems - H2O 1810 ecollar
What is Unboxing?: Unboxing originated with Unboxing.com, a site dedicated to helping people show off their new techie toys, favorite gadgets, consumer electronics, and more. As their tag line states "Vicarious thrills from opening new gear."Back a few years ago when I was a pup, I had the great fortune to train a German Wirehaired Pointer otherwise known as a GWP or if have a Teutonic bent a Drahthaar. GWPs fall into the versatile hunting category and can be trained to hunt anything. And when I say anything, I really mean anything. My GWP, named Blue, was a natural-born hunter and anything I did help Blue’s training along he ignored. Back then there were no VHS tapes or DVDs to visually show you how to train a dog, just books. And since I had the time to train Blue, I thought I would do it myself. Blue obviously had read all the books and no matter how much I tried to teach him whoa and other gun dog commands he ignored me. He chewed a few of the books I read cover to cover in an effort to tell me he had everything under control. We finally reach an understand that if I would stop reading the gun dog training books he would oblige me and hunt birds. So that was how our hunting relationship ensued. I took no responsibility for his fieldwork prowess and he found birds where other dogs couldn’t. Now that Cooper is in the picture I pulled out my old dog training books for a refresher course. Blue never knew that I taped the pages back into the binding. If training Blue was an exercise in traditional dog training methods, then Cooper’s training would use 21st century methods. Electronic dog training collars, or ecollars, have been on the market since 1970s. These collars give the dog wearing it an electric shock stimulus. There are two sides of the fence with ecollars; those who think it is humane and those who think it is cruel. In a future post I will present both sides of the ecollar and let you know where I stand. The DT H2O 1810 series collar system is an example of an ecollar that can be applied in both basic and advanced training needs Some of the features are:
- Range: 1 Mile
- Intensity Levels: 16 adjusted from the transmitter
- Antenna System: built into the collar
- Power Source: rechargeable Ni-MH battery
- Waterproof: yes
- Functionality: 2 buttons; 1 nick stimulation, 1 continuous stimulation
Here’s what I found and what Cooper found when we opened the box.
Once the box was opened it was obvious a dog product.
All the pieces come in a hard plastic storage case.
Instruction and pieces tucked into foam cut-outs.
Transmitter, collar, recharger.
Transmitter less the antenna. Intensity dial is upper left and two buttons--one nick, one continuous.
The collar showing the business ends, the collar strap is actually part of the unit's antenna.
The stimulous tester. Attach to the probes and press the button to test.
The instruction manuals. A mandatory read.