Choosing the Correct E-Collar

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s ongoing Path to the Uplands content series is our pledge to help you become an upland bird hunter while learning about our favorite (and critically important) landscapes.

Within this installment we’re going to unpack some of the mystery and complexity involved in choosing the correct e-collar for your bird dog with SportDOG® Brand Sr. ProStaff member Tom Dokken. Yes, there are lots of options to choose from and an incredible amount of features to learn about – but if you follow along with these videos you’ll understand that these incredible training and hunting tools don’t need to be intimidating.

In fact, once you watch the episode specifically made for your style of hunting dog, you’ll see e-collars can be liberating for both you and your four-legged best friend.


Episode 1: Pointing Breeds

Episode 2: FLUSHING & Retrieving Breeds

About Path to the Uplands


Hunters have always been wildlife habitat’s strongest advocates, wildlife’s staunchest allies, and publicly accessible lands’ steadiest supporters. The world needs more hunter-conservationists, and specifically more upland bird hunters — lovers of pheasants, quail, prairie grouse and more, and defenders of the wild places these magnificent birds call home. The world also needs more pathways to becoming a hunter or taking up hunting again. That’s what Path to the Uplands is all about. Turn to this one-stop content shop for expert help with your journey into — or back to — upland bird hunting.


About SportDOG Brand®


The SportDOG Brand® team and their families enjoy many of the same hunting opportunities and outdoor activities that we do. That's why they recognize the importance of wise conservation and habitat-enhancement initiatives. They support conservation efforts by contributing time and funding to projects that ensure hunters will have wild places to hunt wild game for generations to come. Learn more about their e-collars and how they make “Gear The Way You’d Design It®” HERE.