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Personal Handheld Navigators

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My Wife & I like watching some of the Gold and opal programs like Gold Rush,  Aussie Gold Hunters & Outback opal hunters, and we are constantly amazed that people searching for gold or gemstones in the Aussie outback never seem to take a personal handheld GPS, or personal locator beacons with them when walking through Australia's outback. A GPS navigator is a must for bush walkers, or as the Kiwi's call it "trampers", 4wd enthusiasts plus gold and gem fossickers. The best product for safety is the Garmin Rino 750. It combines a 5 watt 2-way radio and colour GPS topographic mapping , so you can see where you are and you can track your way back to your car, home or base camp. You can also pair 2 or more Rino's so that you can see where your partner or friends are and they can see you. It makes so much sense to have GPS navigation and radio communications when you are in the bush. Hop out of your car mark a "waypoint" and off you go. You will be able to see the terrain around you naturally and also see what is on the other side of forests, mountains on your screen. No need for phone signal. How often do we hear about people going missing in the mountains or the outback ?. 

Invisible Pet Fences

About 25 years ago my parents bought one of the Invisible pet fences for their dog Lita the doberman - the international dog of mystery . When I first saw it in action I was amazed. Lita would not go near the dog fences & would not cross the line as she knew what would [...]

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What Happened to Tri-Tronics ?

Tri-Tronics was the original e-collar company dating back to 1968. The original training collars manufactured back then were large, cumbersome and often were not adjustable as far as output of the collar.In 2011 Electronics manufacturer Garmin acquired Tri-Tronics, which heralded new models and features. The Garmin Delta Sport combined a remote training collar and a [...]

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Which Remote trainer to buy ?

Remote Dog Trainer Summary The following is a suggested remote trainer guide for consumers.Firstly there are a few questions to ask yourselfThe size , age and breed of the intended dogs ? Minimum age for use of any e-collar is 5 months, this is the age where most dog trainers agree that a dog has the mental [...]

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Recharging Batteries in Winter

Recharging your bark control collar, GPS dog collars tracking system, Remote training system or dog fencing system in winter can affect your rechargeable batteries health. Generally speaking recharging any product in temperatures below 0 degrees C should be avoided. Internal resistance of all batteries rises in cold conditions. This may lead to poor battery performance. [...]

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Dogtra Pathfinder GPS dog tracking

Dogtra Pathfinder GPS dog tracking system will be available soon. The Dogtra Pathfinder comes in "track & train" or track only. Dogmaster will also stock tracking collar accessories & protective gear for your Dogtra tracking system. The Pathfinder sync's to your mobile phone screen, whilst not needing mobile phone signal to operate. We expect our first [...]

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Being The Pack Leader !

How should I treat my dog ? should I think that my dog is a fur baby ? should I share my bed with my dog ? Lets start off with the obvious. Your dog is a DOG, you are a human. Dogs are pack animals, they work together as a group to achieve consistent supply [...]

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When & Why use a training collar on a working dog ?

Dog Training collars..... Many people have a view either one way or another. Lets look at why some people use them and how they use them. Let me start by stating that I have been involved with dog training collars for about 20 years. Ive spoken to many users, dog trainers, vets, animal welfare advocates. Dogs, in general are [...]

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