The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar is up for review today.
Moer Sky is a brand dedicated to the provision of a decent range of commodities. These commodities range from pet supplies and household items to gardening tools which Moer Sky claims to be among the best in the industry. Is our featured product for today one of them? We are here to find out.
As the name already suggests, our featured product is a training collar. What is a training collar and how does it work? We’ve covered that question and more in this article on dog training collars and you can click here to check it out.
We’ve said enough! Let’s get right down to the meat of the matter.
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Who Can Wear The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar?
There is a bit of an issue with who can wear the Moer Sky Dog Collar. The reason is, while Moer Sky says online that the collar is recommended for dogs who weigh between 11 and 110 pounds, the instruction manual says dogs that weigh lower than 20 pounds should not wear it. To be on the safe side, therefore, we advise that you stick with 20 pounds minimum weight.
Furthermore, aside from how it fits, one needs to consider the fact that some dogs, for one reason or the other, cannot be trained. Young puppies for instance (dogs younger than 6 weeks) shouldn’t be wearing electronic collars as they are too young for them. Other dogs in this category include pregnant and lactating mothers, invalid dogs, and senior dogs.
What Are The Features Of The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar?
The following are features of the Moer Sky Dog Training Collar:
- Remote transmitter.
- Four correction modes: light, warning beep, vibration shock, and static shock.
- LCD screen on the remote.
- Rechargeable battery and charger.
- Antenna to enable control of the collar from a distance of up to 875 yards.
- Collar receiver with silicone caps.
- Leather, waterproof, once-size-fits-all collar strap.
- Metal buckle.
- Test bulb.
- User manual.
1. Remote Transmitter
Before we go into what the buttons on this remote do, understand that this collar has 3 correction modes (or four, depending on how you look at it). We’ll explain.
The correction modes are the warning beep, the vibration shock, and the static shock. The fourth option we talked about is the light option.
However, the reason we decided not to add it as a correction mode is that it seems to us more like a high visibility feature than anything else. You could make it work as a correction mode for you, though.
We really like that each of these modes has its designated button unlike in some products where functions are combined and designated a single button.
Moving forward, the vibration and static shock modes can be adjusted to between 0 and 99 levels of intensity. Of course, it is best you start out with the least intense level and only progress if your dog doesn’t respond favorably.
Thus, there are two buttons; one tagged ‘+’ and the other ‘-‘ for navigating the different intensity levels.
Furthermore, there is an LCD screen on the remote. You should be able to see what intensity level you are on and also the state of the battery. And yes, the Moer Sky Dog Collar remote uses a rechargeable battery.
Probably the most prominent feature of this remote is its antenna. The antenna is what ensures that the remote can control the collar from a certain distance. Knowing this, the remote is supposed to be able to control the collar from a distance of 875 yards at most.
2. Collar Receiver
The collar receiver is what actually sends the correction mode. The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar comes with a pair of conductive silicone caps that are meant to be attached to the receiver.
The idea of the silicone caps is to transmit the shock sensation directly to your dog’s skin. On the underside of the receiver is a power button for you to turn on/off the collar. Very close to that is the charging port.
There is also a LED light on this collar that is of course controlled by the remote transmitter. As a result, the collar can be used in the dark to spot your dog (see why we said it is more of a high visibility option?).
3. Collar Strap
The Moer Sky Collar comes with a TPU leather collar strap. The collar strap uses a metal buckle for a clasp which also doubles as the adjustment mechanism.
The collar strap is a one-size-fits-all. And so, the same collar that will go round the neck of your 50-pound dog that should go round the neck of your 80-pound dog. All, you need to do is adjust it right. Just so you know, the strap adjusts between 8 and 25 inches.
The collar strap is water safe like the rest of the collar. However, you sure do not want to toss it in a washer or something.
The Moer Sky Dog Collar comes with its own charger; head and cable. The USB cable has two connectors; one for the remote (the pin mouth) and the other for the charger connector (USB mouth).
4. Test Bulb
There’s a test bulb that comes with the Moer Sky Collar. That bulb is supposed to help you test to see if the shock mode actually works.
So, you’ll place over the shock probe and press the shock button on the remote. If the bulb lights up then the shock option works.
5. User Manual
The user manual is probably the weakest link in this whole thing and here is why. The manual is not the easiest thing to understand. It is written in broken sentences and unless you’ve used a training manual before or you’re probably a teacher, you might find it difficult to understand what is written.
Is The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar User-Friendly?
Generally, the Moer Sky Dog Training Collar is quite user-friendly, even though the user manual isn’t exactly easy to figure out. It might be much better doing away with the manual and figuring out the collar yourself.
Now, this is where we recommend that you make sure to inform your veterinarian and or dog trainer before getting this collar. It would be much safer for you and your dog if they gave you the go-ahead to use this first.
What Are The Benefits Of The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar?
The benefits of the Moer Sky Dog Training Collar include:
- Comes with a rechargeable battery.
- LED light on the remote and collar makes it easier to see the collar and the remote.
What Are The Cons Of The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar?
The following are the cons of the Moer Sky Dog Training Collar:
- Conflicting information on weight recommendations for this collar.
- User manual isn’t the easiest thing to understand.
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What Are The Alternative Options To The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar?
If you’re not interested in getting the Moer Sky Dog Collar for your dog, you could check out these other options:
- Dogcare Dog Training Collar: more sophisticated option.
- PatPet Dog Training Collar: more affordable.
More Sophisticated Option
The reason the Dogcare Dog Training Collar is our more sophisticated option is because of two things. One, unlike with our featured collar where the remote can only accommodate 3 collars, the remote for the Dogcare Dog Training Collar can accommodate 9 collars.
Two, the remote has a button lock feature. When that is set, the buttons on the remote will not respond to touch. This means that there cannot be accidental corrections. You’ll find more information on this collar here.
More Affordable Option
You could check out the PatPet Dog Training Collar if you need to save some bucks. The collar is fairly good for what it costs.
Basically, it is the same as our featured collar in that it is a rechargeable shock collar.
Moer Sky Dog Training Collar
Dogcare Dog Training Collar
Findway Rechargeable Shock Collar
|Warning beep, vibration and static shock
|Warning beep, vibration and static shock
|Vibration and static shock
What Do People Think About The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar?
It looks to us like a good number of people are good with the Moer Sky Dog Training Collar despite the fact that the user manual is not the easiest to understand.
Should I Get The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar?
We usually don’t recommend shock collars to our customers as they are quite inhumane. Nonetheless, if you’ve decided on a shock collar, the Moer Sky Dog Training Collar is something you might want to consider.
Moer Sky Dog Training Collar FAQs
Is The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar Good?
The Moer Sky Dog Training Collar is not one collar experts would readily recommend simply because it is a shock collar. Nevertheless, if you’re sure that you want to get a shock collar for your dog, the Moer Sky Training Collar is as good as it gets.
The collar also has no-shock corrective options which we think you might want to consider before using the shock option on your dog.
Why Isn’t My Dog’s Shock Collar Working?
One reason your dog shock collar is not working might be because the collar fits loosely on your dog’s neck, as such, the electrodes are not near enough to your dog’s skin. The batteries might also be in need of charging or replacement.
Also, the transmitter and/or the receiver might not be on or paired correctly. You want to confirm that they both are if the collar doesn’t seem to be working.
What Do You Do When Your Shock Collar Doesn’t Work?
When your dog’s shock collar doesn’t work, you have a number of options to fix that:
- Ensure the probes are actually touching your dog’s skin.
- Shave a little fur off the neck where the probes are supposed to touch your dog’s skin.
- Switch to longer probes if the shorter contact points aren’t working.
- You could also try to increase the stimulation range.
What Level Should I Set My Shock Collar?
Always begin at the lowest level when using a shock collar on your dog. Only increase the level if your dog is not responding to a lower level of stimulation. Remember that shock collars are not a very humane method of correction for dogs.
Do You Leave Rubber Tips On Shock Collar?
In theory, the rubber tips are supposed to lessen the impact of the electric stimulation on your dog. However, in practice, oftentimes, many dog parents have found that the rubber tips don’t really do much in that regard.
Where Should A Shock Collar Be Placed On A Dog?
The shock collar ought to be placed under your dog’s chin close to the lower part of your dog’s neck. If the collar is higher up, it could cause the collar to loosen and then gravity could work could cause the collar to slide down which could affect the working of the shock collar.