Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Debuts New Remote Dog Trainer

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You might be looking at that headline and thinking that it seems a little odd for Garmin to be involved in making dog training equipment. And, I can’t say that I really disagree with you but since Garmin has had a dog training line since around 2007, obviously it’s been doing something right. And, most recently, the corporation announced that it has a new dog training system aimed at sporting dog owners.

The Sport PRO is a handheld dog training device that works with a variety of Garmin dog collars including the Delta devices. This handheld is light, rugged, and waterproof and was designed to help dog owners spend less time looking at a screen or interface and more time connecting with their canine friends. The Sport PRO is versatile and can train up to three dogs at once.

“The Sport PRO manages to strike that perfect balance between being packed with features, yet easy-to-use,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The tactile buttons and quick-turn dial make it easy to make instantaneous corrections and change settings on the fly.”

The dog device that goes with the Sport PRO, the PT 10, is designed for ruggedness and includes built-in beacon lights that are visible up to 100 yards away as well as interchangeable contact points for dogs with varying thicknesses of fur. The PT 10 also includes 10 stimulation levels and a bark limiter. The Sport PRO and the PT 10 can communicate over distance of up to 3/4 of a mile.

The Sport PRO remote trainer was officially announced yesterday and there aren’t any specifics on expected price or really all that many details on the device. However, the press release did say that the device is expected to be available this summer.

For more information on Garmin’s dog training devices for hunting, sport and indoor dogs, check out Garmin’s website.

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