When we set out to make a product we start by asking you all, our users, what features you demand from you e-collar system. About five years
ago, one of those demands was the ability to program multiple transmitters to one collar. We listened and starting with the introduction of the SportHunter®1825 (SD-1825) and continuing with every product we have released since, we have offered this function. If you are unfamiliar with this functionality, here are a few examples of situations that it’s appropriate.
Convenience- Have you ever found the perfect spot in the field, gone to set the dogs out and discovered that you have forgotten one of the most vital components of your gear bag…your e-collar transmitter? Be it age, a busy brain or just a plain bad memory, this has happened to us more times than we like to admit. Between our own experiences and hearing from you guys, we really started to focus in on the needs an e-collar system has to fulfill. In doing this, we kept coming back to one overwhelming truth: an electronic training collar has to be flexible. You need to be able to utilize your system around the house, at the kennel, on the trail, at your campsite and, of course, in the field. The Collar Receiver is easy because it’s attached to your dog, but your ability to communicate with your dog should not be dependent on you having to remember to haul your transmitter everywhere you go. It’s tough to remember everything every time, and we can’t make a collar to improve our memory, but we could make Programmable IDs. This feature allows you to program multiple Transmitters to one Collar Receiver. Now, you can keep a Transmitter in all the most important places: home, kennel, gear bag, barn, truck…heck, our Marketing Specialist stashes an extra one in her purse because “you just never know”.
Multiple Handlers- If you are familiar with art of protection dog training or find yourself training in Europe off, chances are you have experienced a multi-handler training style. This style is widely used to ensure there is a visual on the dog at all times and that there is no time during which the dog could be misbehaving and not being corrected for it. The Programmable ID allows multiple handlers to work one dog, but sense multiple signals cannot be admitted at once; only one trainer at a time can correct the dog.
Big Range Hunting- Many of us cover more than just a few miles on any given hunt. For the big range hunters, being able to share dogs can be very important. This function allows you and your hunting buddies to cover more miles. One of you can cover the dog within your mile or two range and switch over when the dog moves into their area. When utilizing this function, ensure that you and your hunting buddies have a clear understanding of who is controlling the dog. You do not want to risk inappropriately stimulating your pup, or lose contact with him.
TO MANUALLY PROGRAM THE REMOTE TRANSMITTER’S ID CODE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
1 . Turn the intensity dial to level 9, flip the toggle switch up, and then press and release the mode
button on the back of your Remote Transmitter. This does not change the mode, so the current mode
will still be active after the ID change is complete.
2 . Once the mode button is released, the green indicator light will illuminate and stay on for
3 . While the green light is on, turn the intensity dial to select the 1st digit of the ID, using 1-9, and
then press and release the top button. The green light will flash rapidly confirming selection.
4 . Again, while the green light is on, turn the intensity dial to select the 2nd digit of the ID, using 1-9,
and then press and release the top button. The green light will flash rapidly confirming selection.
The 2nd digit is optional, and if not desired, just wait until the green light turns off and refrain from
pressing the top button.
5 . At the end of 15 seconds, or after the second press of the top button, the green light will turn off
and the ID of the unit will be updated. At this point, the unit will be in the same mode it was
in prior to setting the ID.
6 . Upon changing the ID Code, you will need to match the Collar Receiver to the Remote Transmitter.