How to Save Money Training a Dog


Written by Colin Seal

11/05/2014 Dog Bark Collar, Barking Dog Collar

How to train a dog effectively while saving money on the side. Training a dog is easy for some but with the right rechargeable dog training collar, you can make this easy on yourself and save money in the long run.

Rechargeable Dog Training Collars Saves You Money

save-money-rechargeable-dog-training-collar-photo1.jpgRechargeable Dog Training Collars will save you money in the long run while being an effective training tool for your dog. Dog training collars are effective training tools for dogs from a distance but remote training collars designed for small dogs or pet dogs are usually built with replaceable batteries. Although that’s fine for most, others may think that purchasing batteries often may be a bit heavy on their pockets. We’ll talk about how to choose the best one below and even how to train aggressive dogs in a future blog.

If you’re not familiar with Remote Dog Trainers or Dog Training Collars, they are work by pressing a button on a handheld remote transmitter than sends a signal to a receiver collar that your dog wears. The signal then tells the collar to deliver a static stimulation through two contact posts that touch your dog’s skin. The intensity or level of this static stimulation depends on your choice but here at The Dog Line, we only use and always recommend using the lowest possible level that your dog can feel and get its attention.

As an example, if your dog can feel the static stimulation from the rechargeable dog training collar at level 10, you can only start feeling it at levels triple or even quadruple than that. This is based on collars with many levels of stimulation but I only mentioned that to make a point that these collars are safe if used properly. Improper use may result in injury either mental or physical. We include training guides on all of our training products so you are sure that you are using our rechargeable dog training collar properly.

Recharging VS Replacing Batteries of Remote Dog Trainers

save-money-rechargeable-dog-training-collar-photo2Rechargeable dog training collars and dog training collars with replaceable batteries both have their advantages and disadvantages. Picking the right one depends on the purpose and what you’re going to use it for. Are you training your dog for a sporting event or are you just training your puppy some basic commands at home or some activities that will help them exercise? Picking which type of remote dog trainer all comes down to your preference and purpose.

Rechargeable dog training collars obviously won’t require you to go to the store every few weeks or so to buy new sets of batteries. All you have to do is plug it in the outlet and you’ll be good to go after a few hours or even less (depending on which model you choose). However, nothing in this world is perfect and this also presents a disadvantage. If for whatever reason you forget to charge, you might end up losing the ability to acquire your dog’s attention and may disrupt your training session or even risk the dog’s life if your dog only started its training. Rechargeable dog training collars are the best choice for those who use it often so extra batteries don’t stack up in cost and will definitely save you money in the long run.

Remote dog training collars with replaceable batteries, on the other hand, offers you the convenience of easily replaceable batteries in the middle of a training session. If your remote dog trainer starts to show you that the battery is running low, simply call your dog back, take the collar off and replace the battery then continue with training. Almost no time wasted compared to rechargeable dog training collars that need time to recharge. Again, as with anything in the world, dog training collars also have its cons. You’d have to go back to the shop or order more batteries if you need more. However, you can always stock up on additional batteries if you like. A remote dog training collar with replaceable batteries would probably the best choice for those who use them casually or not as often as trainers who use them professionally.

Battery Advantages of Rechargeable Dog Training Collars

Most rechargeable dog training collars to my knowledge use the Li-Ion type of rechargeable battery. This is commonly found on today’s laptops and cell phones because they do not mind being charged every day. However, they do not like it if you completely discharge it or go past a certain level (usually 30%). Discharging lower than 30% often will damage the battery in time or even render it completely useless which may require a special charger or even shocking the battery cells so they all work again.


Li-Ion powered rechargeable dog trainers are also friendlier to the environment. This is mainly due to the fact that replaceable batteries are disposable and will produce more waste products than rechargeable batteries. They are also cost-efficient because recharging your rechargeable dog training collar costs less than making new batteries in their factories. That’s a lot of birds with one stone. Not only do you have one of the best dog training tools around, but you also help reduce waste and save money.

Rechargeable Dog Training Collars for Small Dogs

SportDOG SD-425E Rechargeable Dog Training CollarRechargeable dog training collars are mostly designed for training medium to big sized working and sporting dogs. There are only a handful of rechargeable dog training collars in the market but it’s definitely the way to go if you have a small dog that you constantly train at home or in the park. If you have several dogs, you can even upgrade your rechargeable small dog training collar kit to support up to 3 dogs using the SportDOG SportTrainer SD-425E.

The SportDOG SD-425E is a rechargeable small dog training collar perfect for up to 3 small dogs with extra receiver collars. It’s our most affordable rechargeable dog training collar that can fit and be used on small dogs. It features 7 levels of medium to low static stimulations, tone and vibration stimulations and a signal range of up to 450m. This rechargeable small dog training collar is designed with safety and waterproofing in mind so it comes with DryTEK Technology so the received collar will stay completely dry and is even submersible.

A rechargeable small dog training collar is only as good as its battery’s charge. That’s why only the highest quality Li-Ion battery was used to manufacture the SportDOG SD-425E. Both the receiver collar and remote transmitter are completely rechargeable and features a quick charging capability that only requires 2 hours of charge time. The SD-425E rechargeable small dog training collar can last between 40-60 hours of use on a single full charge.

The Purpose of Rechargeable Dog Training Collars

To summarize, rechargeable dog training collars can save you money because you won’t have to buy additional batteries due to it being used often. It is also friendlier to the environment because it produces less waste than disposable batteries and is cost-efficient than making new batteries in the factory.

To pick which type of dog training collar you need, it all comes down to what you’re going to use it for. Both types of batteries have their advantages or disadvantages and you’re going to need to identify which ones you can work or cannot work with. This process may need some thinking as most rechargeable dog training collars that are of decent quality are priced high but going cheap on knock offs may spell disaster for your dog’s safety.

Most people can browse our Dog Training Collars section and compare our products so you can decide which one to pick for whatever purpose. We have over 11 years of experience in the field so you can give us a call at 1300 THE DOG (1300 843 364) if you need some help picking the perfect rechargeable dog training collar.

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