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SportDOG TEK 2.0 GPS Tracking System

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Description

The SportDOG TEK 2.0 GPS Tracking System changed the tracking game in terms of range, accuracy, and reliability. The full-color topography map keeps you on course while the system provides tracking, showing your dog’s exact location. This hi-tech system can even track up to 21 dogs simply by adding additional TEK-2L or TEK 2-H collars. The handheld includes unlimited map updates to keep your tracking up-to-date and the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries help to ensure you’re always ready to locate your furry friend when needed. Even better, this GPS collar is waterproof and submersible up to 5 feet, perfect for any whether or wet adventures.

Key Benefits
  • Shows the exact GPS location of your dog up to a 10-mile range using HopTek technology.
  • Bluetooth capabilities allow you to attach an earpiece, not included with this kit, for real-time audible voice updates on your pup’s location.
  • Unlimited lifetime map updates keep your handheld up-to-date and the full-color topography map keeps you on course.
  • Designed for pup’s 8 pounds or larger and can track up to 21 dogs at a time with additional TEK-2L or TEK-2H collars.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries keep the collar active for 24 hours per charge and the handheld for 12 hours.
What's Included

Handheld Device, GPS Collar on 1" Red Collar Strap, Charging Cradle & Charging Adaptor, USB Cables, Standard & Long Contact Points, Allen Wrench, Test Light Tool, Basic Training Manual & DVD, Quick Start Guide Lanyard & Gear Bag.

Precautions

Do not use product if your dog is aggressive, or if your dog is prone to aggressive behavior.

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  • Item Number
    121407
  • Range of Coverage
    10 miles
  • Estimated Battery Life
    Remote - 20 hours; Collar - 24 hours
  • Lifestage
    Puppy, Adult, Senior
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Closure Type
    Buckle
  • Collar Type
    Activity Tracker
  • Features
    GPS
  • Material
    Plastic
  • Recommended Pet Weight
    Over 8 pounds
  • Compatibility
    Rechargeable
Instructions

Not for use with aggressive dogs. Do not use this product if your dog is aggressive, or if your dog is prone to aggressive behavior. Aggressive dogs can cause severe injury and even death to their owner and others. If you are unsure whether this product is appropriate for your dog, please consult your veterinarian or a certified trainer.

A collar worn for too long or made too tight on the dog’s neck may cause skin damage. This is called bed sores; it is also called decubitus ulcers or pressure necrosis.

  • Avoid leaving the collar on the dog for more than 12 hours per day.
  • When possible, reposition the collar on the dog’s neck every 1 - 2 hours.
  • Check the fit to prevent excessive pressure; follow the instructions in this manual.
  • Never connect a leash/lead to the electronic collar; it will cause excessive pressure on the contacts.
  • When using a separate collar for a leash/lead, don’t put pressure on the electronic collar.
  • Wash the dog’s neck area and the contacts of the collar weekly with a damp cloth.
  • Examine the contact area daily for signs of a rash or a sore.
  • You may need to trim the hair in the area of the Contact Points or switch to the longer Contact Points to ensure consistent contact. Never shave the dog’s neck; this may lead to a rash or infection.
  • You should not make the collar any tighter than is required for good contact. A collar that is too tight will increase the risk of pressure necrosis in the contact area.
  • If a rash or sore is found, discontinue use of the collar until the skin has healed.
  • If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian.

Battery Life

The batteries come partially charged from the factory, but will require a full charge before the first use.

When storing the unit for long periods, remember to regularly give batteries a full charge. This should be done once every 3 to 4 months. Failure to do so will result in decreased battery life.

You should expect hundreds of recharge cycles from your batteries. However, all rechargeable batteries lose capacity over time relative to the number of recharge cycles they experience. The batteries should last for a period of 3-5 years

Troubleshooting

My Handheld Device does not turn on. Check to make sure the unit was properly charged. Refer to “TO CHARGE THE HANDHELD DEVICE” on page 16.

My GPS Collar or GPS Collar with E-Collar Module does not turn on. Refer to “TO CHARGE THE GPS COLLAR/E-COLLAR MODULE” on page 11.

The GPS Collar or GPS Collar with E-Collar Module is not responding to the Handheld Device. * Make sure the GPS Collar has been charged. The collar will charge in 4 hours. * Verify the collar has been turned on. Refer to “PREPARE THE GPS COLLAR/E-COLLAR MODULE” on page 11. Make sure the collar is paired to your Handheld Device. From the My Collars Screen, select Pair Collar. Follow the instructions on the screen.

I cannot get my Compass to calibrate. Always calibrate the Compass outdoors. While viewing the Compass Screen, press the Menu Button and select Calibrate. Follow the instructions to calibrate the Compass on your Handheld Device.

My Handheld Device conflicts with another handheld or similar device. Assign a new Owner ID to your Handheld Device. From the Settings Screen select Communications > Owner ID. NOTE: If you change the Owner ID, all collars must be paired again.

My GPS Collar or GPS Collar with E-Collar Module is experiencing outside interference. Change the GPS Code for your system. From the Settings Screen, select Communication > GPS ID. NOTE: If you change the GPS ID, all collars must be paired again.

My dog is not responding when I press a Stim Button.

  • Check to see if the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module has been turned on. Make sure the collar is paired to your Handheld Device. From the My Collars Screen, select Pair Collar. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Check to see if your system is in Tracking Only mode. From the Settings Screen, select General > Tracking Only. Ensure that No is selected.
  • Check to see if the E-Collar is enabled for the dog and collar. From the My Dogs Screen, select the dog name. Ensure E-Collar is set to Yes. From the My Collars Screen, select the collar. Ensure E-Collar is set to Yes.
  • If your range has reduced from the first time you used the system, please check to see if the battery is low in either the Handheld Device or GPS Collar with E-Collar Module.
  • Many factors can impact the range you have with the TEK Series 2.0 System. For a list of these factors, please refer to “HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS” on page 5.
  • You can verify the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module is delivering stimulation to your dog by placing the test light, enclosed in your kit, on the Contact Points. Please refer to “TEST LIGHT INSTRUCTIONS” on page 11 for details.
  • Increase the stimulation range. Refer to “Stim Range” on page 23 in the My Dogs section.
  • Make sure the Contact Points are placed snugly against your dog’s skin. Refer to “FIT THE GPS COLLAR OR GPS COLLAR WITH E-COLLAR MODULE” on page 15 for more information.
  • You may need to switch to the longer Contact Points included with your system or trim the hair beneath the Contact Points.
  • If you notice your operating time dropping to about half the original time, the GPS Collar with E-Collar Module battery needs to be replaced.
Size
SizeNeck SizeCollar WidthRecommended Pet Weight
One-Size10.75 - 23 inches 1 inch Over 8 lbs
FAQ

How old does a dog have to be before using the TEK Series 2.0 System? Your dog should be able to learn basic obedience commands such as “Sit” or “Stay.” The GPS Collar or GPS Collar with E-Collar Module may be too large for dogs under 8 pounds. Fits neck sizes 10.75” - 23”.

Are the GPS Collar and E-Collar Module waterproof? Yes. They are waterproof and can be submersed in water to a depth of 25 feet.

Can my GPS Collar or GPS Collar with E-Collar Module be used around salt water? If the collar is used in or around salt water, it should be rinsed with fresh water following each use.

Can I use the TEK Series 2.0 System for multi-dog tracking and/or training? Yes, the TEK Series 2.0 System is expandable to a maximum of 21 dogs.

Can I use the TEK Series 2.0 System on aggressive dogs? We do not recommend any of our products to be used on aggressive dogs. We recommend you contact your local veterinarian or professional trainer to determine if your dog might be aggressive.

Will I get exactly 10 miles of range with the TEK Series 2.0 System? The range you get with your TEK Series 2.0 System will vary according to terrain, weather and vegetation, as well as transmission from other radio devices. To get the maximum amount of range, please refer to the “HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS” on page 5.

Can I attach a leash/lead to the GPS Collar? DO NOT attach a leash/lead to the collar. You may put a separate nonmetallic collar strap on your dog’s neck and attach a leash/lead. If the E-Collar Module is installed, be sure the extra collar does not interfere with the Contact Points.

Can I program my TEK Series 2.0 System to work with my other SportDog Systems, including TEK Series 1.0? No. The TEK Series 2.0 Systems are not compatible with other SportDOG products.

Can I organize the way my dogs are displayed or the Tracking, Training, and Compass Screens? Yes. See “SET ORDER” on page 21 in the My Dogs section. How many dogs/hunters can I share? You can share up to 21 dogs or hunters.

Do I need to recalibrate my Compass when I change locations? For best results it is recommended that the Compass be calibrated after you arrive at a new starting location.

How many Waypoints can I store? You can store up to 1,000 Waypoints. Waypoints can be added by pressing the Mark Waypoint Button while viewing the Tracking, Map, and Compass Screens.

Is the static stimulation safe for my dog? While continuous and/or momentary static stimulation may be unpleasant, it is harmless to your dog. Electronic training devices require interaction and training from the owner to achieve desired results.

Once my dog is trained and has been obeying my commands, will my dog have to continue to wear the E-Collar Module? Your dog may need to wear the E-Collar from time to time for reinforcement. Also, many hunters keep the E-Collar Module on their dog(s) while hunting for maximum control.

If I have a TEK-V2LT System, how long can I continuously deliver static stimulation to my dog? The maximum amount of time you can deliver static stimulation to your dog continuously is 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, the Handheld Device will “time-out for 5 seconds” the User-Defined Stim Button must be released and pressed again.

What do I do if my dog’s neck becomes red and irritated? This condition is due to the Contact Points irritating the skin.Discontinue use of the E-Collar Module for a few days. If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian. Once the skin returns to normal, resume use, and monitor the skin condition closely.

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