In this post we will be comparing the Dogtra ARC vs 1900 remote e-collar dog training systems. After reading this, you will have a better understanding of which e-collar is best for you and your dog training needs. When comparing the Dogtra ARC vs 1900 e-collars you’ll find that both have a quality design for which Dogtra is known and many of the same key features.
First off, you’ll get advanced cutting edge technology in either Dogtra ARC vs 1900 remote training e-collars. Both the ARC and the 1900s are the very first models released by Dogtra with the new, ergonomic, low profile, modern style receiver-collars. Both are designed to help you teach your dogs basic training commands and solve any unwanted behavioral issues. Whether you’re training your companion pet, sport training or working a K9 professional dog, you’ll love the abundance of features found in these e-collars. Let’s look first at their same key features.
Dogtra ARC vs 1900 similarities
- 127 levels of “nick” and “constant” stimulation
- High performance Pager / vibration mode
- ¾ mile sight range
- LCD screen display with exact stimulation level and three bar low battery indicator
- 2 hour rapid charge Li-Polymer batteries
- Fully waterproof design
- Checkered grip for comfort and better control
- New style low-profile ergonomic receiver-collars
As mentioned above, the ARC and 1900 series each have 127 levels of static stimulation. Up to level 60 the stimulation levels on both models are about the same, however, after level 60 the 1900 jumps up 30% more power to level 127.
Note: The ARC Wetlands is a limited addition and only available while supplies last.
Now that you know the similarities in the ARC and 1900 e-collar systems, let’s look at the differences between the two e-collars.
Dogtra ARC vs 1900 differences
- Low to Medium power stimulation
- Designed for dogs over 15 pounds
- Expandable to 2-dog system
- Low to High power stimulation
- Designed for dogs over 20 pounds
- 1 & 2-dog system (non-expandable)
The Dogtra 1900 is a low to high power system for larger dogs over 20 pounds and is great for everything from gentle temperament dogs to the most stubborn dogs. Because it’s dependable, and durable it’s a favorite with amateurs to professional trainers alike. Additionally, it’s used for basic obedience of companion dogs as well as hunting, competitive dogs and K-9 professionals. Dogtra 1900s is a one-dog system and is also available in a two dog system, the 1902s, which allows you to train two dogs from the same remote.
The Dogtra ARC is a low to medium power system so the receiver-collar is smaller and lighter for dogs as small as 15 pounds with a soft to medium temperament. You’ll love the look of the ARC’s slim-lined subtle appearance and advanced design. It also ensures your dog’s comfort for longer. This makes it great for companion pet owners to professional dog trainers alike. Additionally, the Dogtra ARC transmitter / remote is setup with the additional set of orange buttons so the unit is expandable to a two dog system with purchase of the additional receiver-collar.
The Dogtra ARC is also available in a CAMO color. The Dogtra ARC Wetlands is a special addition that is a 1-dog system only. It does not come with the additional set of buttons on the transmitter and cannot be expanded to a 2-dog system.
In a nutshell – Dogtra ARC vs 1900
As you have seen, there are many similar features when comparing the Dogtra ARC vs 1900. But you should now have a clear idea which model is better for you and your dog. The ARC is a low to medium power system design for smaller dogs with softer dispositions. Whereas the Dogtra 1900 is a low to high power system designed for larger, tougher, high drive dogs. The ARC is expandable to a 2-Dog system and the 1900 series comes in either a 1 or 2-dog system.
If you have any questions, please use the comments section below to contact the BESTeCollars team and we’ll email you a response right away.
how much bigger is the 1900s? I had an arc and I need to replace it due to malfunction. Dog has strong drive, but arc was working OK. comfort is important too.
I wish there was some detail about the actual size difference.
Hi Dave, here is a video where we compare the Dogtra 1900s and the ARC side by side; https://youtu.be/_5U_8N6HdKM
Hope this helps.
THANK YOU! Really great response. The video answered my question perfectly. The 1900s is much larger, that helps my decision.
I have a very high drive gsd he is 3 years old and has extreme prey drive … when walking he is constantly alert and looking for something to chase … he has in the past refused to recall and went into a field of cows .. despite being badly kicked by the cows his drive to chase powered him to continue his chase … his extreme prey drive will no doubt get b and me into trouble if it is not corrected … he is oversized on height .. well muscled .. very fit and weighs in excess of 40kg .. in order to control his chase instinct I have to now look at an ecollar as other methods have not succeeded.. given the above information regarding my dog which ecollar eud u advise me to purchase ? I have read lots of information on the internet and quite a lot of the information is confusing and contradictory.. I am a first time evollar purchaser but know I must kerb my Dogs behaviour….
Definitely the Dogtra 1900s
The ARC is a low to medium power unit designed for dogs with softer dispositions and the 1900s is a low to higher power unit designed for larger dogs with higher prey drives that might need a bit higher level of stimulation. Both models have 127 stimulation so that you can really fine-tune it to the dog’s specific temperament and are about the same up to about level 50. After level 50 the low to high power units jump up about 40% more powerful ..which you’ll probably need for those high distraction situation when when the dog’s in chase mode.
I hope this helped 😉