I'm very happy with how easy this collar/remote are to use. There are a few things I love that this remote has compared to others I have tried. 1. There are separate buttons for each mode so you aren't accidentally in the wrong mode. 2. You have to press the level button AND turn the dial at the same time to turn up the intensity, so it won't go up or down on it's own while in your pocket, etc. And lastly 3. I love the lock feature! This remote/collar system really make sure that your pup doesn't receive an accidental beep, vibration, or shock. I've tried other collars/remote systems but none of them had all three of these important safety precautions. It's also nice that I can hook up more than one collar to the same remote too if I decide to get one for my other dogs!