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SportDOG FieldTrainer SD-425

By: From Nikki

Family pet.

I've had this for a couple weeks and am still training myself and my dog. The concept is great, but it is not necessarily easy if your dog is strong willed. Lucky me, mine is. She is a Lab mix and is very tolerant to all physical sensations. Nothing really bothers her. I can tell she feels it at the moderate level 2, thinks about it and will come. It's not an instant turn about. In high distraction situations I have turned it up to 5, and she comes around. Again, not instantly. So in a dangerous situation, like a car coming, I'm not sure it will help. But reading other reviews, I think it's her, not the device. So if you have a strong minded dog, beware it's not a cure all. As for the device itself, I would change a few things. 1) The numbers don't stand out, so I can't instantly see where I'm at and where I need to go. If you take your dog out in the pm, which is 4:45 in the winter, you're out of luck. 2) If it's winter and you have gloves on, good luck turning the dial. Likewise if your hands are wet via rain or snow. It is only user friendly in broad, dry daylight.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18611
Reviewed: 2015-02-12

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