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Can my dog use the TEK™ Series systems?

The SportDOG Brand® TEK™ Series Location System has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective for all dogs over 8 pounds. This collar may be too large for dogs with a neck size under 13.5 inches. If you are using the Tracking and Training System your dog should be able to learn basic commands such as "Sit" or "Stay."

Will I get exactly 7 miles of range with the TEK Series systems?

The range you get with your TEK Series system will vary according to terrain, weather, vegetation, as well as, transmission from other radio devices. Depending on the way you hold the Handheld Device, the maximum range may vary. For consistent results at longer ranges, hold the Handheld Device in a vertical position away from your body and above your head.

Can I program my TEK Series system to work with my other SportDOG Brand® collars?

No. TEK Series systems are not compatible with other SportDOG™ collars currently on the market.

Can I use the TEK Series Location and Training System on aggressive dogs?

We do not recommend any of our products be used on aggressive dogs. We recommend that you contact your local veterinarian or professional trainer to determine if your dog might be aggressive.

What do I do if my dog's neck becomes red and irritated?

This condition is due to the Contact Points irritating the skin. Discontinue use of the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module for a few days. If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian. once the skin returns to normal, resume use, and monitor the skin closely.

How does the GPS tracking work?

Consistent, correct use of this product allows you to track your dog from up to 7 miles. The Handheld Device receives your location from its built-in GPS antenna and receives location updates from the antenna mounted on the GPS Collar to track the location of your dog.

Are the TEK Series systems capable of multi-dog tracking?

Yes. The TEK Series systems are expandable to a maximum of 12 dogs. Additional collars must be purchased separately. Visit our TEK Product Pages to view Add-A-Dog options.

Can I add maps to the TEK Series systems?

No. Maps cannot be added to your TEK series system.

Can I organize the way the dogs are displayed on the tracking screen?

Yes. From the main menu, select DOG LIST>SELECT ORDER. A list of dogs you have set up in the system displays. Use the arrow keys to highlight the dog you want to move in the list and press the right arrow key. Use the up or down arrow keys to move selected dog to the desired place in the list. When the dog is in desired order, press the right arrow key. Repeat for each dog until they are in the desired order. Dogs will now appear in this order on the tracking/training screens. (See "To Set the Order in Dog Lists" in your manual.)

How many dogs can I share on one transmitter?

You can share up to 12 dogs. Sharing a dog is the same as adding a dog to an available slot on your Handheld Device.

Do I need to recalibrate my compass when I change locations?

For best results, it is recommended that the compass be calibrated after you arrive at a new location.

How many waypoints can I store?

You can store up to 20 waypoints, which includes if you set a way point to your starting location.

Will the TEK Series Location and Training System interfere with my CB Radio?

No. Your TEK Series Location and Training System will not cause interference with your CB radio.

How long will my battery last?

The rechargeable battery should last 3-5 years. Each charge should last about 20 hours. You can extend the battery life by fully charging it every 3-4 months. When storing the device for an extended time, store within the following temperature range: from 32°F to 77°F (from 0° to 25°C).

What do the blinking lights on the device mean?

How do the training functions work?

Consistent, correct use of this product allows you to track your dog, reinforce commands, and correct misbehavior from up to 7 miles. The Handheld Device receives your location from its built-in GPS antenna and receives location updates from the GPS antenna mounted on the collar to track the location of your dog. The Handheld Device sends a signal, activating the E-Collar Module to deliver a harmless stimulation. With proper training, a dog will learn to associate the signal with a command. Like all SportDOG™ products, this model features adjustable stimulation levels so you can tailor the stimulation level to your dog’s temperament, eliminating the risk of over-correction.

Once my dog is trained and has been obeying my commands, will my dog have to continue to wear the GPS with E-Collar module?

Your dog may need to wear the training e-collar module from time to time for reinforcement. Also, many hunters keep the collar on their dog(s) while hunting for maximum control.

Is the stimulation safe for my dog?

While the stimulation may be unpleasant, it is harmless to your dog. Electronic training devices require interaction and training from the owner to achieve desired results.

How long can I continuously deliver stimulation to my dog?

The maximum amount of time you can press the Continuous Stimulation Button and deliver stimulation to your dog continuously is 12 seconds. After 12 seconds, the Handheld Device will "time-out", and the Continuous Stimulation Button must be released and pressed again.

Is the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module waterproof?

Yes. It is waterproof and can be submerged in water to a depth of 25 feet.

Can my GPS Collar with E-Collar Module be used around salt water?

If the collar is used around salt water, it should be rinsed with fresh water following each use.

Can I attach a leash to the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module?

Never attach a leash to the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module. You may put a separate non-metallic collar on your dog's neck and attach a leash. Be sure the extra collar does not interfere with the contact points.

What is pressure necrosis?

To prevent injury to your pet, please read and follow this important safety information!
Please read and follow the instructions in the manual. Proper fit of the collar is important.  A collar worn for too long, or made too tight on the pet’s neck may cause skin damage. This is called bed sores; it is also called decubitus ulcers. If not addressed, sores can worsen, turning into a condition known as pressure necrosis, or advanced bed sores.

Millions of pets are comfortable while they wear stainless steel contacts.  Some pets are sensitive to contact pressure. Some owners may make the collar too tight. You may find that your pet is tolerant of the collar. If so, you may relax some of these precautions.  It is important to continue checks of the contact area. If redness or sores are found, discontinue use. Wait until the skin has fully healed to use the collar. Resume following all precautions.

Pressure from the contacts can prevent proper blood flow to the skin and cause bed sores. Wet and dust can lead to an increased risk of skin irritation. Bed sores begin as redness of the skin. If left untreated, increased symptoms will occur. These can include hair loss in the affected area, oozing, sores, open sores and scab formation. Bacterial infection is common in advanced bed sores. See a veterinarian if you find open sores or an odor. Keep the area clean and dry to promote healing.

Bed sores are preventable. Proper collar adjustment is critical. Pressure is the primary cause. Perform daily checks of the contact area. Early detection is critical to prevent bed sores.  If you find redness during the inspection remove the collar. Wash and dry the pet’s neck, collar and contacts. Wait until all redness has cleared before placing the collar back on your pet.

Avoid leaving the collar on the pet for more than 12 hours in a day.  Moving the collar every 1 to 2 hours may help.  Moving the collar restores blood flow and allows mild irritation to heal.  This limit can not replace proper collar adjustment and checks of the contact area. If you observe redness in the contact area, stop using the collar immediately. Wash and dry the affected area, collar, and contacts.  Wait until the skin has fully returned to normal before resuming use of the collar.

These steps will help keep your pet safe and comfortable.  Failure to follow the procedures described may lead to advanced bed sores.  If the sore is small and closed, immediately stop using the product. Clean and dry the area and apply antibiotic ointment to the sore. Clean the collar and contacts.  If large or open sores appear, have your pet seen by a veterinarian. Discontinue use of the product until the affected area has healed.

Some descriptions of advanced bed sores or pressure necrosis describe the sores as looking like burns on the dog’s neck. Be assured that electronic collars do not use enough energy to create burns. The energy in an output pulse is less than a few thousandths of a Joule; it is similar in nature to the static pulse that you may feel when getting out of your car.

What do the buttons on the Remote Transmitter and Receiver Collar do?

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Setup
Setup Step 1: Prepare the Handheld Transmitter

You must complete these steps prior to using this device for the first time.

TO CHARGE THE HANDHELD DEVICE:
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Setup Step 2: Prepare the Collar

Prepare the E-Collar Module (For TEK-V1LT or TEK-V1L with additional e-collar module added)

TO CHARGE THE E-COLLAR MODULE:

  1. Lift the rubber cover...
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Setup Step 3: Pair Collars to the Handheld Device

Your system will already be paired when you get it, but in the event you need to pair the Handheld Device to the GPS Collar or GPS Collar with E-Collar...

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Setup Step 4: fit the Collar

To ensure the effectiveness of this product and the comfort and safety of your dog, check the fit of his collar frequently. If you notice that your dog is...

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Setup Step 5: Add Your Dog

The TEK™ SERIES Location and Training System allows you to track up to 12 dogs with purchase of additional GPS Collars, or GPS Collars with E-Collar Modules....

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SportDOG Brand TEK Series - Using the Tracking and Training Screens
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SportDOG Brand Category Manager walks you through the use of the TEK Series Tracking and Training screens. The TEK Series allows you to easily track and communicate with your dog in one screen, or toggle between the tracking and training screens for more in-depth training options.

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SportDOG TEK Series - How to Add an E-Collar to Your Tek Series GPS Collar
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SportDOG Brand Tracking Category Manager Darrell Douglas walks you through adding an e-collar to your TEK Series GPS Location Collar. Adding the E-Collar module allows you to communicate with your hunting dog up to 7 miles. The e-collar module offers Continuous and Momentary Static Stimulation, Rising Stimulation, Vibration and Tone.

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SportDOG TEK Series - Pairing Additional Collars to Your TEK Series System
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SportDOG Brand Tracking Category Manager Darrell Douglas walks you through pairing additional collars to your TEK series Handheld Device. The TEK Series is capable of tracking and training up to 12 dogs at one time. To do this additional TEK-AD or TEK-L Add-A-Dog Collars will need to be paired to your TEK Series system.

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SportDOG TEK Series - Setting Up Your Dog’s Profile
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SportDOG Brand Tracking Category Manager Darrell Douglas walks you through setting up your dog's profile on the TEK Series system. The TEK Series allows you to customize your tracking and training preferences for every dog you run on the system, up to 12 dogs. Setting up your dog's profile allows you track and train each dog in your preferred method quickly and easily every time.

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SportDOG TEK Series Explanation of Tracking Screen Icons
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SportDOG Brand Category Manager Darrell Douglas explains the icons found on the TEK Series GPS Location Screen of the TEK Series Handheld Device. These icons allow you to know that you have communication with your dog, which direction your dog is traveling, if your dog is pointing or treeing and more.

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SportDOG Tek Series - How to Calibrate Your Compass on Your TEK Series
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SportDOG Brand Tracking Category Manager Darrell Douglas walks you through calibrating the compass on your TEK Series System. Calibrating the compass ensures you are receiving the best GPS tracking information on your gun dog. The TEK System will track your hunting fog up to 7 miles.

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SportDOG Tek Series - Programming the E-Collar Communication Options
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SportDOG Tracking Category Manager Darrell Douglas walks you through programming the E-Collar settings on your TEK Series GPS Location+E-Collar System. The TEK Series e-collar allows you to assign Continuous or Momentary Stimulation, Rising Stimulation, Tone and/or vibration to the stimulation buttons on your Handheld Device. Stimulation ranges may also be set to move through a gradual or very progressive stimulation range.

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Change Communication Settings

The COMMUNICATION screen allows you to set the User ID, GPS channel, and E-Collar channel. The User ID is a unique identifier used by the Handheld Device and...

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Change General Settings

The SETTINGS screen allows you to customize the operation of the Handheld Device.
TO OPEN THE SETTINGS MENU:
From the main menu, select SETTINGS. The...

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Change My Collars Settings

The MY COLLARS screen allows you to configure a new collar, pair the collar to work with your Handheld Device, or share tracking of a collar from another...

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Change My Dogs Settings

The MY DOGS screen allows you to add or remove dogs assigned to the Handheld Device. It helps track which dog is wearing which collar and defines collar...

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Change Unit Settings

The UNITS screen allows you to change distance units and time modes.
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Icon Definitions and Explanations

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Navigate with the Compass and Mark Your Location with Way Points

The TEK™ SERIES Location System comes with a built-in electronic compass and GPS tools to track your location and guide you to previously saved locations.

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Reset Handheld Device

RESET HANDHELD DEVICE
Reset restores the Handheld Device to its factory-default settings.

NOTE: Resetting the system cannot be undone. All information...

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Set System Time

NOTE: Be sure to accurately set the time to your current local time.
TO SET THE LOCAL TIME:

  1. From the main menu, select SETTINGS > SET TIME. The SET...
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Use Vehicle Mode

WARNING: Using your TEK™ Series Location and Training System while operating a motor vehicle can be distracting. Always pay full attention to operating your...

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Using Tracking Mode

The DOG TRACKING screen allows you to view your location and track the location of your dog(s).
NOTE: You must have a clear view of the sky in order for the...

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Using Training Mode

The DOG TRAINING screen allows you to send a signal to deliver stimulation to your dog in order to correct a behavior. You can switch among the dogs...

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Menu Options

MAIN MENU
When you power on the Handheld Device or press the BACK button, the main menu displays. The main menu provides the following options:
DOG...

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Changing the ID on Your SportDOG E-Collar System
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All SportDOG Brand e-collars include the ability to change the ID of the transmitter. This is ideal for matching multiple transmitters to one Collar Receiver for hunting with buddies, or storing transmitters at different locations. Category Manager Clay Thompson walks you through changing the ID on your SportDOG e-collar.

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Fitting the E-Collar on Your Dog
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For your SportDOG e-collar to work most effectively, it is important that you fit the collar appropriately on your dog. Category Manager Clay Thompson walks you through fitting the collar.

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Using the Test Light with Your SportDOG E-Collar System
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All SportDOG e-collar dog training systems come with a test light for you to be able to check that your system's stimulation is being appropriately delivered. Category Manager Clay Thompson walks you through using the test light on your own system. This video applies to all SportDOG Brand e-collar dog training systems.

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TEK Collar Antenna Replacement
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SportDOG Category Manager, Darrell Douglas, walks you through replacing the antenna's on your TEK Series GPS Location/E-Collar system. This video applies to changing the antenna on your TEK-V1LT GPS/E-Collar system or your TEK-V1L GPS Only system.

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Training
Training Guide

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Few things are more rewarding than setting a performance goal for your dog and then accomplishing that goal as a team. In this...

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General Training Tips

Once you have properly fit the collar and found the correct recognition level, you are ready to use the trainer and begin training your dog. Please keep the...

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Moving to E-Collar Training
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In this SportDOG Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever TV) SportDOG Brand Senior Pro Staffer Chris Akin walks you through transitioning your gun dog from a leash training program to an electronic collar dog training program. Chris makes this lesson simple and easy to follow. It can be applied to various basic obedience commands including heel, come, here and more.

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What do the buttons on the Remote Transmitter and Receiver Collar do?

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Troubleshooting
I need to send my system in for repairs.

If you need to send your TEK 1.0 system to SportDOG for repair, please download and fill out this form.

TEK Repair Form

Please ship your system and this...

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I cannot get my compass to calibrate.

Always calibrate the compass outside. Hold the compass level and away from objects that may generate magnetic fields, such as cars, buildings or overhead...

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I can’t figure out how to set the declination angle.

To find your exact declination angle, go to www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/Declination.jsp. Setting an incorrect magnetic declination will result in...

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My GPS Collar or E-Collar Module is experiencing outside interference.

You can adjust the channels on both the GPS Collar and E-Collar Module. To change the GPS channel, start from the main menu on your Handheld Device. Select...

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My Handheld Device conflicts with another similar handheld device.

The Handheld Device uses an ID value to distinguish it from other Handheld Devices. This ID is factory set and for most users will never need attention. The...

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My Handheld Device, GPS Collar, or E-Collar module does not turn on.

Check to make sure the unit is properly charged. If not, fully charge the device and try again. Remember to depress the power button for about 2-5 seconds....

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My dog is not responding when I press the STIM button.
  • First, check to make sure that the E-Collar module has been turned on, that the E-Collar Module is enabled and that it is delivering stimulation. Turn the...
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My dog is not showing up on the tracking screen.

Use the Menu Selection Pad on the Tracking Screen to set the scale to AUTO.

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The GPS Collar/E-Collar module is not responding to the Handheld Device.
  • First, make sure the GPS Collar/E-Collar Module have been charged. If not, they will need to charge in two hours. Then verify that the GPS Collar/E-Collar...
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