Getting to Know your Delta Upland XC
- Power key/ BarkLimiter Key
- Intensity level selection keys
- Training Keys
- Dog collar device selection key
- Training mode selection key
- LCD Display
- Selected dog collar device
- Stimulation intensity level
- Battery charge level
- Selected training mode
- Bark correction mode
Each dog collar device must be paired with the handheld device before it can be used. During the pairing process, each dog collar device is associated with a different color on the handheld device.
NOTE: If your handheld device and dog collar device were included in the same package, the devices are paired from the factory.
Step 1: Turn on both the collar and handheld device.
Step 2: On the handheld device, select the option to choose a color.
indicates the color selected.
Step 3: On the handheld, select an intensity level that is greater than 0.
Step 4: On the collar device, press and continue to hold down the power key. The device will beep once when you select the power key and again after 5 seconds.
Step 5: After the second beep, select a training key on the handheld device.
The dog collar device will turn off and make a short beeping sound when it has paired successfully. If the device makes a long beeping sound, pairing has not been successful.
Note: If the devices did not pair successfully, you should verify the batteries in both devices are fully charged and the intensity level is set higher than 0.
Select to choose color. indicates the selected color.
The training keys control the collar device associated with the color selected.
Note: Before placing collar on dog, remove the charging clip. If the clip is not removed, this can lead to the clip detaching and becoming lost.
In order to properly correct the dog, the collar and device must fit the dog properly. If the collar is too loose or positioned incorrectly, corrections may be inconsistent. This can delay or prevent successful training.
Step 1: Place the collar around the middle of the dog’s neck.
Step 2: Position the device at the front of the dog’s neck, with the status LED facing towards the dog’s chin and the contact points against the throat. Tip: For bark correction, the device contact points should be positioned near the dogs vocal cords. This location varies based on the breed of dog. If the device does not seem to detect the dogs barks, you should move the device closer or further from the dog’s body to find the ideal location.
Step 3: Position the beeper device at the back of the dog’s neck.
Step 4: Tighten the strap so that it is very snug around the dog’s neck, and fasten the buckle. Note: The collar should fit tightly and should not be able to rotate or slide on the dog’s neck. The dog must be able to swallow food and water normally. You should observe your dog’s behavior to verify the collar is not too tight.
Step 5: Wiggle the device to work the contact points through the dog’s coat. NOTE: The contact points must have contact with the dog’s skin to be effective.
Step 6: If the strap is too long, cut off the excess, leaving at least 8 cm (3 in.) to spare. TIP: You can mark the hole used to fasten the buckle for future reference.
Garmin Delta Upland XC Training
TIP: If you often experience interference, re-pairing a dog collar device to the color it is already assigned to may resolve the problem. Re-pairing changes the frequency used by the handheld device to communicate with the dog collar device.
Continuous stimulation – Applies stimulation to the dog the entire time you press the training key, for a maximum of 8 seconds. Your stimulations should typically be much shorter than 8 seconds.
Tone – Activates an audible tone instead of stimulation. A tone can be used as either a positive or negative training cue, depending on your training program.
Vibration – Applies vibration instead of stimulation to the dog the entire time you press the training key, for a maximum of 8 seconds. The effectiveness of vibration may vary based on the dog’s temperament and experience.
Choosing the correct intensity level:
Step 1: Set the intensity to the lowest level.
Step 2: Select a training key.
Step 3: Observe the dog for a reaction, such as a head shake, neck movement, or just a change in expression. Sometimes dogs will vocalize due to the surprise of the electrical stimulation. If the dog vocalizes more than once, the intensity level is too high for beginning training.
Step 4: If there is no reaction, increase the intensity level by one level until the dog has a slight but recognizable reaction to the stimulation.
The intensity level that causes a slight but recognizable reaction is your dog’s baseline level for beginning collar training. You do not need to, and should not, apply this intensity selection test again. After you begin training, the dog’s performance guides your intensity selection. As the dog advances in training, you may need to change the level depending upon the training situation.
To Change the Intensity Level:
You can select a different intensity level for each dog collar device.
Step 1: Select a dog collar device.
Step 2: Select or to increase or decrease the intensity level. The numerical intensity level appears on the LCD display. Tip: you can hold up or down to cycle through intensity levels quickly.
To select a training mode:
Step 1: Select a dog collar device.
Step 2: Select MODE to toggle through the available training modes.
appears on the LCD display and the status LED on the dog collar device flashes three times when the device enters BarkLimiter mode. Tip: Occasionally, the dog collar device may not enter BarkLimiter mode if there is a signal interference or if it is outside the range of the handheld. With selected on the LCD display, you can select any training key to force the device to enter BarkLimiter Mode.
Changing the BarkLimiter Intensity Level:
You can change the BarkLimiter intensity level based on your training style and preferences. When bark mode is enabled select or to change the intensity level.
- Select U to set the stimulation for vibration only.
- Select A to enable Autorise. The system starts at the lowest intensity level and increases the intensity level automatically based on the dogs’ barking behavior. It may take up to one minute for the system to increase to an intensity level that discourages the dog from barking.
- Select 1 through 18 to set a specific intensity level.
Training with BarkLimiter
You can train your dog while BarkLimiter mode is turned on.
Step 1: When BarkLimiter mode is active select . and a three-letter training mode appear on the LCD display.
Step 2: Select a training mode.
Step 3: Select an intensity level.
Note: When training mode is active, adjustments to the intensity level apply only to the training keys. You can adjust the BarkLimiter intensity level only when the BarkLimiter mode is activated and training mode is not active.