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Turning the 2702TB On/Off
To turn the handheld transmitter on, hold down the button on the right side of the transmitter until the LCD screen illuminates. To turn the transmitter off, hold down the same button on the right side of the transmitter until the LCD screen shuts off.
Receiver On/Off Magnetic Red Dot
To turn on the receiver, place the magnetic red dot on the back of the transmitter to the red dot on the receiver. Hold the two red dots together for a moment until the LED light on the receiver comes on. The receiver will emit a melody when turned on.
To turn off the unit, repeat the same procedure holding the two red dots together momentarily. The LED light will turn red for a brief moment indicating that the receiver has now shut off. The receiver will emit a melody when turned off.
Transmitter Button Function
The transmitter for the 2702&B has five buttons (two on the face of the transmitter, two on the left side, and one on the right side).
When the Nick button is pushed, the receiver emits a single rapid pulse of electrical stimulation.
Pressing the Constant button gives continuous stimulation as long as the button is pushed, for up to 12 seconds. If the button is not released after 12 seconds, the stimulation will automatically turn off as a safety feature. The receiver will be ready to be reactivated once the button has been released.
The Locate button is located on the left side. It causes the receiver's beeper horn to emit a series of beeps when held down and gives you the ability to keep track of your dog's location. On one-dog models, the beeper can be adjusted between high and low pitches.
Note: The high/low pitch is not an option on two dog units. On two-dog models, the green receiver emits the high pitch and the orange receiver emits the low pitch automatically. The pitch cannot be changed.
The Pager button is located on the left side of the transmitter. Pressing it will give a vibration for as long as the button is pressed, for up to 12 seconds.
Your 2702&B has three different modes: Locate, Run/Point, and Point-Only. The Locate mode can be activated at any time, even when another mode is set, by pressing the top orange button labeled Locate on the left side of the transmitter. To set the beeper unit to Run/Point and Point-Only mode, press the black Mode button. This button is located on the right side of the transmitter.
When you press the Mode button the first time, the receiver will beep twice. The beeper unit will always start in Run/Point mode. The beeper will sound every 7 seconds while the dog is running, and every 2 seconds when the dog is on point or becomes stationary. The second time you push the Mode button, it will beep once and remain silent while the dog is running and beep every 2 seconds when the dog is on point or stationary.
To turn the beeper unit off, press the Mode button a third time. The unit will emit three rapid beeps, and the beeper will turn off. The Locate mode can still be used!
When the 2702&B toggle switch is set on low pitch, the beeper will emit a double beep when it is in Run/Point mode or Point-Only mode. If the toggle switch is set on the high pitch, a single beep will sound when using Run/Point or Point-Only mode.
Note: The Locate button can be used in any mode you are in.
Beeper Volume Adjustment
The beeper volume level for the Run/Point mode and Point-Only mode can be increased or decreased by holding the Locate button down and briefly pushing the Pager button. The pitch of the beeper can be selected with a toggle switch located on the face of the transmitter. There are two beeper pitches: High (H1 = lowest volume, H2 = medium volume, and H3 = highest volume) and Low (L1 = lowest volume, L2 = medium volume, and L3 = highest volume).
Note: The Locate beeper volume is not adjustable; it is always on the highest level, L3 on low pitch, or H3 on high pitch.
The receiver should be fitted so that the surgical stainlesssteel contact points press firmly against the dog's skin.You should be able to fit two fingers underneath the collar strap. The best location is on either side of the dog's windpipe.
A loose fit can allow the receiver to move around on thedog's neck. When this happens, the contact points mayrub against the skin and cause irritation. If the receiveris too loose, the contact will not be consistent and causethe corrections to be inconsistent. Dogtra uses surgicalstainless steel contact points and anti-microbial plastic toprotect the dog's skin.
Attention! Leaving the receiver in the same location on the dog's neck for an extended period of time can cause skin irritation. If the dog is to wear the receiver for long periods, occasionally reposition the receiver so that the contact points are moved to a different location on the dog's neck. Make sure you check for skin irritation each time you use the unit.
Finding the Right Stimulation
The 2702&B has a Selector Dial on the top of the transmitter (1 is the lowest and 8 is the highest). Remember that you will need to adjust the setting (upward or downward) depending on your dog's temperament and threshold for stimulation. Always start at the lowest level and work your way up. The appropriate level can be found when the dog responds to the stimulation with a mild reaction. Also, as the dog's attitude changes, especially during times of increased excitement or distraction, you may need to adjust the intensity level.
Note: The stimulation intensity can be adjusted even when the stimulation is in use.
Familiarizing the Dog to the Beeper
Turn the receiver on and leave it outside the dog's kennel area for about 30 minutes. Repeat this several times until you can see that the dog disregards the beeper. Next, adjust the beeper volume level to level L1, the lowest level. Fit the receiver on the dog and select the desired beeper volume level as the dog becomes accustomed to the beeping sound.
Maximizing the Distance
Depending on the way you use your transmitter, the transmitter range may vary.
To get the greatest range, hold the transmitter away from your body and avoid touching the antenna. Keep your unit properly charged for maximum signal strength.
The LED indicator flashes every 4 seconds when the receiver is on and ready for use. The LED indicator will blink on both the transmitter and the receiver when the transmitter buttons are pressed.
The LED indicator color indicates the battery life level.
- Green = Full charge
- Amber = Medium charge
- Red = Needs charge
If the unit is used while the LED indicator is red, it may shut down automatically.
Receiver Indicator Light
When the Constant button on the transmitter is pressed,the receiver indicator light will glow steadily (either green,amber, or red based on the remaining battery life), aslong as you hold the button down, for up to 12 seconds.When the Nick button is pressed, the light comes on for afraction of a second.
Charging the Battery
The Dogtra 2702&B uses a lithium polymer battery. Recharge the unit if the indicator light is red or does not come on, the transmitter LCD shows only 1 bar on the indicator, or the system will not stay on when any button is pressed.
NOTE 1: Only use Dogtra-approved batteries, chargers, and accessories for your Dogtra e-collars. This will prevent any damage that can be incurred from attempting to use a different charger.
NOTE 2: The unit has a partial charge when it leaves the Dogtra facility. Upon receipt of the system, be sure to give it a full 2-hour initial charge before the first use away from any flammable substances.
NOTE 3: When a charger is not in use, disconnect it from the power source. Fully charge the batteries if the unit is to be stored without use for a period of 3 months or more.
Follow the steps below to charge your system:
- Open the rubber plugs on the battery charging receptacles and plug in the charging cable.
- Plug the charger into a 120-volt wall outlet or, if using the auto charger, plug into a cigarette lighter only for lithium polymer batteries (use a 220 volt European charger for Europe). All indicator lights should glow red when properly plugged in and the unit will automatically shut off during the charging process. You will need to turn the unit on again before use once the unit is fully charged and unplugged from the battery cable.
- The lithium polymer battery is fully charged within 2 hours. The lights will stay red during the charging process and turn green once the unit is fully charged.
- After charging, cover the battery charging receptacles with the rubber plugs.
Handheld Transmitter LCD
The LCD screen indicates the stimulation level on the screen ranging from (0-127). The battery life indicator shows:
- 3 bars = full charge
- 2 bars = medium charge
- 1 bar = needs charge
When pressing the Mode button, the selected beeper volume level is shown on the LCD (Note: Pressing the Mode button once will also set the unit in the Run/Point mode). When the toggle switch is set on low pitch the LCD will read: L1= lowest volume, L2 = medium volume and L3 = highest volume. When the toggle switch is set on high pitch, the LCD will read: H1 = lowest volume, H2 = medium volume and H3 = highest volume.
Care for OLED Transmitters in Cold Temperature
In cold temperatures (10°F or below), the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) on your transmitter may be dim or slow to respond. Wait until the display becomes visible before selecting any training level. Even though the LCD screen might be dim or slow to respond when you push the Nick or Constant button, the transmitter will still function properly. In the occurrence of extremely cold weather, the LCD screen might take a moment to respond causing the intensity level to freeze at that current level. In this situation, if you turn the Rheostat Dial, the level on the screen may not change but the actual intensity from the receiver will change in agreement with the dial. In this situation, it is ideal to either wait until your transmitter is back to working order before emitting a correction, or while holding the Constant button down slowly turn the Rheostat Dial while watching your dog's reaction. Do not turn the Rheostat Dial rapidly, because the receiver will emit a static correction based on the level of the Rheostat Dial, which might not be correctly reflected on the LCD screen.
Attention! When using the unit in cold temperatures, it is recommended that the transmitter is placed under your jacket next to your body. The warmth of your body will greatly improve the battery life and usage.
Attaching the Belt Clip
Follow the instructions below to attach the included belt clip to the transmitter.
- Align the belt clip to the grooves on the back of the transmitter.
- With a firm grip, screw on the belt clip's Phillips head screws with a screwdriver.
Attention! Tighten until firmly in place. Be careful not to over tighten.
Using the Test Light
- To turn on the receiver, place the red dot on the back of the transmitter to the red dot on the receiver. Hold the two red dots together for a moment until the LED light on the receiver comes on. The indicator light will come on for a moment then blink once every 4 seconds, showing that the receiver is ready to use (the receiver needs to be charged if the indicator light is red). The receiver will emit a melody when turned on.
- Turn the transmitter on by pressing the black button on the right side of the transmitter until the LCD screen illuminates. The LED will blink every 4 seconds and the LCD screen will show the remaining battery life (the transmitter needs to be charged if there is only 1 bar showing on the battery icon for the LCD transmitter screen).
- Place the test light, included in the package contents, on the contact points as shown in the diagram.
- Watch the test light as you push the Nick button on the transmitter. It should light up for just a moment. The higher the intensity, the brighter the test light will be.
- Watch the test light as you push the Constant button on the transmitter. It should light up as long as the button is pressed. However, as a safety feature, the receiver will automatically stop the stimulation if the Constant button is pressed for 12 seconds or longer.
- Turn the Rheostat Dial on the transmitter clockwise and then counterclockwise. The test light should glow brighter with higher levels of stimulation and dimmer with lower levels. When you change the intensity dial, the number on the LCD screen will change as well.
- To make sure that your beeper is working properly, press the Locate button once with the horn portion facing away from you (or place your hand over the horn). The sound may be extremely loud and may cause discomfort to your ears. If you do hear an audible beeper sound, your Locate button is in working order.
- Press the Mode button once; you should hear 2 rapid beeps. This will put you into the Run/Point mode. Keep the receiver steady to mimic your dog at a standstill point. Wait for a moment until you hear a double beep every 2 seconds. You may proceed to the next step if the double beep occurs.
- Press the Mode button a second time; you should hear 1 rapid beep. This will put you into the Point-Only mode. Once again, keep your receiver steady and wait for a moment until the receiver emits a double beep every 2 seconds. If it is audible, move onto the next step.
- Press the Mode button a third time; you should hear 3 rapid beeps. This mode will turn off your beeper and remain silent.
Note: The test light may not be visible if the intensitylevel is set below level ten.
Note 1: The pitch that the beeper will emit will vary depending on your selection with the (high/low) toggle switch.
Note 2: When using the Run/Point mode or the Point- Only mode, the beeper volume level reverts back to the volume level that was last used.
Note 3: In the Run/Point or Point-Only mode the volume can be changed by holding down the Locate button and then pressing the Pager button when the high/low toggle switch is in the desired position. The unit must be turned on and in the Run/Point or Point-Only mode first.
Note 4: In the Run/Point or Point-Only mode, it is still possible to use electrical stimulation.
To make sure that your beeper volume is in working condition, please refer to page 15 for further testing instructions.
Be sure the rubber-charging cap is securely in place when the receiver is in use. After each training session, carefully inspect the unit for any missing parts or damage to the casing. Damaged or broken casing may affect the waterproof guarantee on the unit. After confirming that there is no damage to the casing, rinse the receiver and clean out any dirt or debris.
The ARC should be fully charged before storing for extended periods. While in storage, the unit should be given a full charge once a month, and before the first use. Store the units in room temperature. Do not keep the units exposed to extreme climates.
If the unit is malfunctioning, please refer to the "Troubleshooting Guide" before sending it to Dogtra for service. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call customer service at (888) 811-9111.
- My dog is not reacting to the receiver.
- Make sure the receiver and transmitter are turned on by holding down the on/off button on the transmitter and place the two red dots together to turn on the receiver until it illuminates.
- Make sure the collar strap is tight enough so both contact points are touching the dog's skin.
- The contact points may be too short for the dog. To place an order for longer contact points that are more appropriate for your dog, please call (888) 811-9111. If you are already using the longest contact points available, you might need to trim down the hair on the dog's neck so both contact points are touching the dog's skin.
- The intensity level may be too low for your dog. Keep increasing the stimulation until the dog responds, usually with neck movement, head shaking, looking over its shoulder, etc. (response may be very subtle).
- Your tolerance may be higher than your dogs. We recommend placing both contact points on your inner wrist, where the sensitivity is higher, in order to test the unit.
- The battery may be low, so check the LED light for battery life.
- The antenna(s) may be damaged. To order parts, please contact customer service at (888) 811-9111 or go to www.dogtra.com.
- The range indicated on the unit's box is for flat terrain. Heavy brush, trees, hills, or moisture will affect the range of your unit. For best range, hold the transmitter vertically above your head, and/or try moving to higher ground.
- Any electrical conductors will affect the range, such as cars, chain-link dog runs, metal structures, and radio towers. For best results, operate away from these items.
- The batteries might not be charged properly, or the charger, splitter, and the charging port may not be functioning properly. You can send in your charging units to have us inspect them.
- The charging pin may be damaged. Inside the charging port, there is a metal pin that should be standing straight up and stiff. If the pin is wobbling, broken, or missing, you will need to send the unit in to the Repair Department. The charging port must be clean prior to charging; clean the dirt out with a cotton swab and some rubbing alcohol. If the dog is in salt-water, be sure to rinse the receiver and charging port with clean water.
- If the above does not resolve your issues, contact Dogtra customer service at email@example.com or (888) 811-9111.