Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dang it!!!

Today I lost my first e-collar transmitter.  I started training retrievers back in the mid 90’s, and until today had never lost a piece of equipment.  Well, once I left a hand-launcher in the field, but I *fetched* it the next day.  And I will admit to losing the occasional bumper.  Who hasn’t, right??

But a transmitter??  Dat’s EXpensive equipment.  Of course it was not one of mine, but a client’s top of the line Dogtra 2300…..

What started out as a pretty laid back (many of my dogs are hunting now, our duck season just came back in) day turned into a logistical nightmare which involved driving BACK to my original training field (20 minutes) and a fruitless search (20 minutes).  Then back to the pond (20 minutes) and a fruitless search (maybe 10).  I will go back to the field tomorrow a.m. (20 minutes) and resume the search,

because. . .

If I don’t find it, I will be ordering a replacement transmitter.  I am equally confident the arrival of said replacement will facilitate discovery of the original.

Any takers???