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.