Just when I made up my mind to spring for a new e-collar because the one I bought for Seamus some five years ago stopped working, I discovered that they can be reprogrammed. It all started when the transmitter battery went dead.
I didn’t know it when I was using it one morning until Seamus didn’t respond to my beeps. I changed the battery, recharged the collar and still nothing. Finally, after tearing up my desk at home and at the cabin, and not finding the instruction book, I started checking to see if I could find a new one with the same features and range of the one I had. Of course, like everything else, the models changed and it became apparent I was going to have to buy a new one, at significantly more money.
Enter, “She Who Must Be Obeyed” who quietly let her fingers do the walking on her I-Pad and found Collar Clinic in Travers City. After explaining my problem to the nice woman who listened patiently to my tale of woe, she walked me through re-programing the unit I had.
Long story, short. The collar works like the day I bought it and all it took was pushing two buttons at specific times to make it so.
Of course, I need to test it, so, the rest of October is blocked off for “field testing”… Seamus willing, and bonasa umbellus cooperating. We all have to do what we have to do.
The funny thing about the collar not working and neither Seamus or I realizing it; we both went looking for each other. I’m not sure who was happier to see whom, Seamus to see me, or me to see Seamus.
But, that’s what buds do.