Tri-Tronics Officially Merges With Garmin

When you're shopping for a GPS collar, it's important to do some brand shopping. As a hunter, explorer or dog owner who has a lot of land, you don't want to have your hound 800 meters away in a thicket of woods and not be able to trace it. Using a dog whistle or yelling commands only works when the conditions are right and your pooch is well trained. A GPS collar is good insurance for the safety of your pet.

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The respected Global Position Systems (GPS) Company, Garmin has been in the tracking business for more than 20 years. Garmin has GPS systems that are used on everything from motorcycles and boats to geocachers and mountain climbers. It may come as little surprise that the company has recently announced they have officially merged with Tri-Tronics, a leader in GPS dog collars.

For the past two years the two companies, Tri-Tronics and Garmin have been collaborating on their GPS units for dog owners, but now pet owners can buy with confidence that their products have the name "Garmin" attached to it.

"We are delighted to have Tri-Tronics join the Garmin family. Like Garmin, Tri-Tronics is a leading and respected brand that is committed to designing, manufacturing, and marketing the highest quality, most rugged, and easiest-to-use devices in the business," says Cliff Pemble, president at Garmin. "This acquisition should demonstrate without a doubt that Garmin is fully committed to developing innovative products for the canine market."

Tri-Tronics History
For the past 40 years, Tri-Tronics has been a leader and an innovator in dog supplies, however their history is deeply rooted in hunting. In 1968, a group of men took off on an Arizona mountain lion hunt, with their dogs in-tow, and came back with an idea that changed how hunters take their dogs on expeditions.

Since the company's inception, it has been dedicated to competitive dog events and has supported many different hunting and GunDog clubs. By listening to their customers and constantly testing their products in the field, the company has been able to stand behind their motto: "Rugged. Reliable. Proven."

The Latest Collars

Whether you are hitting the real outdoors, the places with out cell phone reception and running water or trying to train your pooch to be a well-behaved gentleman, there are Tri-Tronics products available for purchase:

  • Pro 500 G3 Expandable: This electronic collar has a one-mile range and 18 different stimulus settings for training. It can also be used underwater and charged in the field.
  • Dummy Receiver: If you are getting ready to train your pooch, you can prepare them for the added weight of a real GPS or Training collar with this dummy collar. It is the same specs of the G2 and G3 without any electronics.
  • NightRazor Spotlight: If you enjoy taking your hounds hunting during nighttime hours, a NightRazor could on your next wish list. The spotlight can be handheld or worn hands-free to show your pooch his prey when you're in the field

Whichever Tri-Tronics products you're looking to test out, whether it's a collar or a spotlight, you can rest easy that it's going to be a Garmin-Reliable product.

Mike Romano, vice president and general manager of Tri-Tronics said "Our combined team will work together to develop cutting-edge products that will help dog owners more effectively train their dogs and keep them safer. Together, we can bring these products to market quicker, with more features, and at a competitive price."

By Sean Bowes
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