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SportDOG SD-425 FieldTrainer

By: John Clement


When this collar works it's great, and when it doesn't the dog pays the price. I have not looked into getting it repaired or replace yet. I have used it for about 2 months. Most of the time the lower setting range 2-3 works great. A shake of Gaby's head, and she is eyes on me looking for a command, or her hearing suddenly improves. But then there are times that I get no reaction at all. 4 no response 5 no response 6 still nothing... then 7... top of the range.. nothing... then after a few taps she screeches...

I tested it on myself and found it was very inconsistent with impulse given. At times, but not always, I would get nothing on my wrist (with good contact) at level 1, 2, and 3... and zapped hard on 4...

Have also tried repeatedly hitting the signal button 4 or 5 times on setting 3. The first few times, little or no signal, then bang. This seems to happen fresh off the charger or after a few hours in the field. Sometimes it works great for days. Other times it works about every other time. My guess is poor components or shabby construction. I can't wait till I can afford something better. I will be looking a little closer at the reviews next time.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3385
Reviewed: 2013-06-11

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