Have used the SD-425S the past 4 days and saw results the very first day. We love our 8 month old, but he was the most stubborn dog we have ever had. We love him even more now! Highly recommend this unit.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21278 Reviewed: 2015-06-01
I returned the 425S because the lowest stimulation level was too strong for our 60 pound rescue German Shepherd. I exchanged the 425S for a 425. Gun Dog Supply was AWESOME in handling the return and exchange. With the 425 I can get a correction response on level 3 of 14 stimulation levels. Great product!! GREAT SERVICE!!! I have recommended Gun Dog Supply to friends.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19904 Reviewed: 2015-04-04
"I highly recommend this company, and I am thankful I called."
I highly recommend this company, and I am thankful I called. They were very helpful in recommending the SportDog for stubborn dogs. This brand has 2 levels - a medium and high. Works PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One happy owner!!! :)
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19421 Reviewed: 2015-03-14
"Love the compact size of remote and collar. Great Product."
My dog was very head strong, in just a few days I've seen huge improvements. It's been a few weeks now, and he is so obedient. I just read and followed the training manual, and thats it. Best training tool I've ever used...
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18978 Reviewed: 2015-02-27
First what I like: This is a very high quality training collar. The Range is quite long, and being the Stubborn dog model, the bite is quite adequate. What I didn't like: The collar strap is plastic and quite long. I will cut it later. I frequently find that the collar has slipped to the side unless I tighten the collar quite tight. Almost to the point of thinking its too tight. Overall this is a great training collar. I would like more settings as this is quite powerful. My shepherds limit is about 3. It's a noticeable jolt at 2.5. I don't think I'd EVER use it above 5. It's just too powerful.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19115 Reviewed: 2015-03-03
Works great for training off leash. Held up to my dog running through rivers. Good range. Nice design. You can also buy different color collars that are relatively inexpensive. I did my research before choosing the right remote collar, and I am happy with my decision. Just make sure you put the collar on tight enough or you will find yourself using higher stimulation levels with no reaction from your dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17222 Reviewed: 2015-01-01
I am very happy with this electronic collar. I recently adopted a 4 year old boxer that was not accustomed to walking on a leash and encountering with other dogs, squirrels or rabbits. She was difficult to handle and my dog trainer suggested the collar. I use it very sparingly, and my dog now is a pleasure to walk on the leash, even when we encounter dogs that come charging to the fence, squirrels or rabbits. I would definitely recommend this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15143 Reviewed: 2014-11-03
"This collar is wonderful, and I would highly recommend it."
I finally found a product that will keep my ever-stubborn Labradoodle in his own yard! Other products had such a short range that it wasn't worth it. This collar is wonderful, and I would highly recommend it. All I have to do is put it on him, and he knows. He all of a sudden becomes a very well behaved dog which makes all of us very happy! I had a great experience in shopping for a collar, and purchasing it. Great email response and super fast shipping! Thank you for such a quality product. I only have to use the tone now. Plus, it will bring him back in the blink of an eye when he hears that sound.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16141 Reviewed: 2014-12-01
My black lab terrier mix buddy name is Cole. I started training Cole at 3 months old to find antler sheds. He is now almost 9 months old. I had trained two other labs in my previous years for retrieval of duck and geese. My passion is the whitetail deer and finding sheds. When I started training Cole I tried those cheap collars on Amazon. They worked ok at 3 months, but as he progressed and found he could get away with certain things in the field, the collar wasn't strong enough, nor the right training aid. I did some research and found this Gun Dog Supply site and decided to call the experts to ask what they would recommend for my training and price range. I spoke with Lance that trains dogs for a living, and uses this collar daily. Lance was very informative and great to talk to. Not only about collars but also hunting in general. It was a pleasure. Now for all the bargain shoppers out there. As you, I decided to see if I could find this collar cheaper. I was only going to buy it elsewhere if I could save $30 plus dollars. Gun Dog Supply wanted same prices as everyone else and got free shipping. I received the collar in three days. I wanted to buy and did buy from Gun Dog Supply due to their service and company goals to please their customers. I also wanted to buy it from them in case I have questions on use and could speak to Lance again. I am very pleased with this collar and Gun Dog Supply. As for the collar itself. If you're looking for a under $200.00 small well built waterproof hard working collar that will grow with your large dog, then this is the collar. It's easy to use and set up. It only takes two hours to fully charge, and they say it will run between charges for 50-70 hours. I haven't had a chance to test that out as I've had my collar for over a month and train Cole 3-4 times a week for 1-2 hour sessions. You can do the math. Don't let the size fool you in performance either. I was at first. My goal is for Cole to obey my verbal commands, and this collar has done that and most times a bell or vibrate nick is all I need to do to correct Cole when he decides to disobey me. So big picture and short story, I would shop and call with Gun Dog Supply for all your training needs and questions.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16199 Reviewed: 2014-12-02
So far so good. Bought it to try to control excessive barking when at the dog park. Tried a PetSafe model, and it worked well for 3 trips, then at full power she still barked when repetitive shocks. Bought the 'stubborn' version, and it keeps her relatively quiet set on level 3-4. Hopefully will not have to increase stimulation much more.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14108 Reviewed: 2014-09-28
"Only thing that would get the attention of my stubborn doberman."
Only thing that would get the attention of my stubborn doberman. Keeps him safe while letting out for play or potty. All I have to do is say here! He comes running. Before he'd just ignore my other e-collar. I was always afraid he'd get hurt because he's so fast I couldn't stop him. Now I can use vibrate to get his attention. Last resort a mild stimulation. It is a strong collar. Not for all dogs. Extremely determined or stubborn.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14526 Reviewed: 2014-10-15
Thought we were going to have to give our 20 month male Weimaraner back to the breeder. This collar has changed everything! Only had to use 1st level a couple times ,but tone is mostly what I use and he is a perfect gentleman already. Next training will be with people entering my home. I pray it works for that!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 31873 Reviewed: 2016-10-16
I have been using the dog trainer for a while now. I have used it to teach my dog the boundaries she is allowed to run. we have about three acres with two creeks and a street. She now knows where she can and can't go. the range on this trainer was great ! I can now enjoy my free time and have the ability to call Rosie in from anywhere on our property.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28239 Reviewed: 2016-03-21
Had other e-collars that on full power my bull terrier would just look at you and bolt. Like you wasn't even pushing the button. This collar on 2 gets his attention quick and fast and he doesn't run off anymore. Now all I use on it is the tone and he responds. Worth every penny, definitely recommend this to everyone else. Thanks!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27493 Reviewed: 2016-02-24
We have never used the shock portion. He responds willingly to the tone or the vibrate. He's a joy to walk with now, or letting him explore on his own, but he comes when he is called, often without using the collar at all. Amazing.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26120 Reviewed: 2016-01-03
So far the product has worked as advertised. One small problem I live in Iowa and it's cold the plastic collar gets cold and hard to remove...To anyone reading this it's not a deal breaker as the unit works outstanding
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26200 Reviewed: 2016-01-05
We simply love it!!!! Encore (Cora for short) can swim in it. The collar is very nice, and the holes for the buckle are so many, that you can adjust it to fit to whatever size. We absolutely like being able to recharge it usually every third or fourth night, instead of having to buy batteries almost every week, which we had to do with a previous brand collar. We would absolutely buy another SportDog Trainer SD-4255! Thank you for a fine product. Worth every penny!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10669 Reviewed: 2014-05-08
"Very pleased with the quality of the product as well as the price and service from Gun Dog Supply."
Of the 7 settings we only have to use level 1 on our VERY stubborn German Shepherd. Only used for behavioral issues that verbal commands and redirection don't work for. Cured a vehicle related issue with ONE correction from the SportDOG 425S. Very pleased with the quality of the product as well as the price and service from Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9186 Reviewed: 2014-03-18
"Our dog spent 1 month with the trainer, and this collar was a big part of the overall success she experienced."
Our trainer recommended this for our 2 year old 80 lbs rescue Golden Retriever, Lexie. Our dog spent 1 month with the trainer, and this collar was a big part of the overall success she experienced. I now walk her off leash in the neighborhood where I merely carry the lead without having to attach it to her regular collar. Thanks!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9273 Reviewed: 2014-03-20
I have an 80 lb yellow lab pup (he's 7 months now) that I'm training for upland and duck hunting. He was the alpha male of his litter - very smart, BUT bull headed!! With my previous Sport Dog collar, even the highest intensity level would not provide enough stimulation for a correction. He was just too bull headed! After getting this model, having it set on the Higher mode, a stimulation intensity of 2 on the dial actually makes him vocalize, so 95% of the corrections are done on dial setting 1 (compared to 8 on my previous model). He's much more responsive on commands now, and is becoming a more well behaved dog. I am also using the longer prongs as well, to ensure good contact. I recommend this to anyone with a stubborn dog!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8203 Reviewed: 2014-02-12
"He is responding well to the collar, and doing well with his training."
It is wonderful to teach those wonderful jumping puppies to stay down. I love this. It make my life and my pups life so much easier. Training is so easy when you can get the attention of your pup........Love it!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7249 Reviewed: 2014-01-11
"I have used the collar for two weeks and love the transmitter size and long battery life."
The shipping was very fast! We had just adopted this dog at about a year old. This is the first dog I've ever had that would run away when outside, and she is crazy fast. The collar has completely changed her behavior, and I have voice control over the dog even without the collar on. We still have some work to do with distractions, but we're well on our way. I'm glad I spent a little more money on this collar, because within a few days she jumped in the bayou completely submerging the collar in water. The water didn't affect the collar at all.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7392 Reviewed: 2014-01-16
Used it to correct a wandering habit, after one day of training, and setting his boundries, Gryffyn now responds to the beep every time. No more concerns of him crossing the road, or going to the neighbours, and digging in the garden or flower beds, they didnt seem to see the humor in that. Works great, and easy to use, also like the quick charge feature. I've recommended to several of my friends.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5859 Reviewed: 2013-11-27
Very fast service, wish I could say the same for sportdog customer service.Arrived with a defective transmitter, after a call and some arguing they agreed to send a complete new transmitter instead of just a battery. Unit is now up and running and is great. I have a 58 pound pit bull that had been abandoned and was as wild as a march hare, after a few training sessions he was like a new dog. GREAT product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5598 Reviewed: 2013-11-20
We love it. It's worth its weight in gold. It has made handling our 180 pound Saint Bernard much easier. It's a great product and works very well. We use it everyday and we have never had a problem with it. Thank you.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4254 Reviewed: 2013-10-22
The initial remote I received was broken out of the box but the folks at Gun Dog arranged for a replacement the following week. Great product, would definitely recommend it. Great service, buy from Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3993 Reviewed: 2013-10-19
I haven't put it through it's paces yet, but so far I like it. I used a Dogtra model for the past 10 years, but my one year old golden just wasn't responding to it. I didn't want to spend $200-$300 on another unit, so the SportDOG fit my budget. With the SD-425S, a setting of 2 is enough to get my youngest dogs attention. My only criticism is that the probes are a little to sharp. I would prefer that they have a more rounded tip. I'm afraid a full day in the field could cause irritation on my dogs neck.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12574 Reviewed: 2014-08-04
"I have recommended this collar to many people already and will continue to do so. :)"
We had a previous version of this collar that just recently broke, so I got this one, which is a much sleeker design with the added bonus of the vibrate setting. I love that it's waterproof since we enjoy a lot of beach time. While our dog knew his commands and was a very good dog when alone-once he was outside playing with other dogs or people, he would get so excited that he completely ignored us. Once we got the collar, it was amazing how fast he learned! We've never had to go higher than 4 and really only keep it set to the vibrate now. He responds right away to the tone and heels pretty much as soon as he hears it, even if he's playing with other dogs. I have recommended this collar to many people already and will continue to do so. :)
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12727 Reviewed: 2014-08-10
This collar is well worth the money. I used it for 2 weeks every time me and my dog, Chief, were out and about. He used to chase and terrorize our cattle. But now all I have to do is say no. I had tried everything I could think of to correct this problem. Nothing worked. I swore he was the most stubborn dog ever. So happy I purchased this collar. Do not know what would've happened if I hadn't!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11945 Reviewed: 2014-07-10
I ordered the SportDog Field Trainer for our 18 month old English Golden Retriever, as she decided she didn't want to come when called anymore, and instead thought it was more fun to get chased around the yard. Very frustrating at 11:00 at night!! Well, no more chases in the dark for us. In just a couple days of using the collar, she is now coming when called without any "reminders" from the collar. I would highly recommend this product. It is very easy to use and works! Fast delivery time as well!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11664 Reviewed: 2014-06-19
Emailed Gun Dog Supply to determine if the Garmin Delta would work for our long-haired and stubborn dogs. Got a quick reply (awesome customer service!), and they recommended this one instead. I was a bit worried because there are less correction levels, and we kind of wanted the barking option, but realized that it probably wouldn't work the way we wanted it to anyway! So we ordered this one, and it works great. Our Aussie that required fairly high levels of correction with our old collar responds on level 2-3 with this one. So far (2 weeks in) it is working very well, and we are very pleased with this product. Thanks Gun Dog Supply!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9834 Reviewed: 2014-04-10
Had a lower level and cheaper SportDog collar which did nothing. With the 425S set on 2 our lab responds to commands after just a few weeks of training. Most of the time now using vibration and sound. Very happy!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11756 Reviewed: 2014-06-24
It works as advertised, but there are a few features that I consider to be quite basic that I wish this model had. 1. A belt clip. Lanyards suck. 2. The dial for intensity is ok, but in the dark it's hard to see what setting you're on. 3. Low battery indication. It has it, but it's not great. Our old collar was a Dogtra unit with a backlit LCD that was easy to read in the dark and had a persistent battery charge indicator. And it had a belt clip. I didn't think I would miss those features very much, but now that I've used this SportDOG unit for a few weeks. I'm finding that those features were more important to me than I originally thought. Other than that though, this unit is great. It works wonderfully. The range is good. It's small and my dog does not seem to be uncomfortable wearing it. The compact size of the remote is nice too.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18759 Reviewed: 2015-02-18
Wish it had a bark collar feature at this price, but besides that it works incredibly well. Quick response and easy to change level of discipline. It doesn't seem to bother him when it's on, and seems excited to have it on since it means we are going outside.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11969 Reviewed: 2014-07-10
Product works well.You need to READ and follow the instructions provided. My collar will not turn on (push button) sometimes. I plug-unplug into the charger and then I am able to turn on the collar. This is my first time ever using a collar and it performs well other than that. I bought the SD-425S because my dog is super tough (58lbs NO FAT) and a little hard headed. I mainly use the beeper option and very seldom need any stimulation.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9247 Reviewed: 2014-03-20
So far I've only used the vib setting. The stubborn willful pup I thought I had just needed a little extra encouragement, and so far he is doing very well with the commands I've worked on with him. I probably could have gotten a different less expensive collar, but you never know how your dog will react to the collar, so more options is the better choice.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11826 Reviewed: 2014-06-27
I am very pleased with the collar in general, but I should mention that although it is rated at 500 yards, I have tested it across an open field, and I only got about 125 yards. Beyond that distance it got iffy, sometimes working sometimes not. For my use that is enough range, but IF you feel you really need more I'd recommend going the extra $20 and getting the model SD825. Also, I'd like to mention that a cradle with contacts to charge would be a Great addition rather than having to plug and unplug the collar and transmitter. But the transmitter buttons are well placed, and it IS a nice quality and well thought out unit.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18460 Reviewed: 2015-02-07
I got this collar for my sister's stubborn dog, and she tried it on herself at level 2! Boy, was she in for a shock! She had it on level 2, and of course the outcome in her words was, "I didn't like it." She has used it on her dog at level 3, because her dog wouldn't respond at level 2, and her dog came back to her right away, and seemingly worried. She is using the beep now, and laying off on the shock; she doesn't see any change with the beep. I encouraged her to continue using the collar. I don't know if she will or if she will get the results she wants. At this point, I don't think she loves it; maybe that is because she shocked herself with it and now is empathetic towards what the dog feels.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7404 Reviewed: 2014-01-17
The SportDOG FieldTrainer SD-425S is specially designed for tougher, more stubborn dogs. The SD-425S is ideal for training in the yard, field, or for hunting with close-working dogs that require a slightly higher stimulation collar. Both the transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible.
The 425 S can be expanded to control up to three dogs by adding SportDOG Brand Add-A-Dog collars. The comfortable "soft coat" transmitter finish makes this unit a pleasure to handle.
You can customize your SportDOG Field Trainer SD-425S to match your training preference. It comes set up in MODE-1 (a 7-level continuous + 7-level momentary stimulation one dog collar with non-stimulation tone button), but it can easily be changed into 7 different modes with different button configurations.
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SportDOG SD-425S Transmitter (Remote)
500 yard range
Easy to upgrade to 2 or 3 dogs without loss of tone / vibration feature
DryTek waterproof design -- submersible to 25 ft.
2 hour quick charge Li-Ion batteries that are also user replaceable (3-5 year lifespan with proper care)
40 to 60 hour run time on a full charge
LED battery charge indicator lets you know transmitter is finished charging
Small enough to hang from the included lanyard
Weighs only 1.6 ounces
Measures 1.75" wide by 5.25" tall with antenna
The SportDOG 425S gives you the option of customizing the transmitter to fit YOUR needs. It also allows you the option of changing the stimulation setup as your needs change or if you want different options in different situations.
Modes include Continuous and Momentary with Tone or Vibration. Two or Three Dog Mode features one button per dog with either Tone (Mode 3) or Vibration (Mode 4). You also have the option of Continuous and Momentary with Tone and the ability to activate/deactivate the Locate Beeper (sold separately).
Change MODES in seconds by setting the transmitter dial to the mode you want. Next press the recessed button on the back of the transmitter. The transmitter light then flashes back the number of the mode you have selected. Modes can be changed as often as you like. Change them for different situations or training styles.
SportDOG SD-425S Collar
Slim-profile collar design fits closer to your dog's neck
Higher stimulation levels for more stubborn dogs
3/4" black collar strap
Internal antenna system
Plastic molded case built to withstand all kinds of training and hunting conditions
Waterproof collar/receiver (perfect for retriever training)
Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries are user-replaceable, heavy duty, and last 3-5 years with proper care
Built-in LED is a battery charge indicator and test light
Weight: 2.4 oz
Receiver Dimensions: 1" wide x 2 1/2" long x 1" thick
Collar Strap Dimensions: 3/4" x 28"
Fits up to a 23" neck
Another feature in the 425S collar is the ability to change stimulation settings at the collar. The collar has a medium and high setting. This allows you the option of finding the correct range of stimulation for your dog. Lower the overall stimulation choices for more sensitive dogs and raise the levels for hard headed or stubborn ones.
You can change the collar setting at any time. You can also have collars set up on different levels and work them from the same transmitter. This allows you the option of working sensitive and stubborn dogs from the same transmitter.
SportDOG SD-425S Comes With
Active SportDOG SD-425S collar
SportDOG SD-425S transmitter
Short stimulation probes
Long stimulation probes
Adjustable black collar strap with square roller buckle and metal keeper which fits up to a 23" neck
User replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar + transmitter
Dual lead battery charger -- Save time because you can charge both collar and transmitter at the same time from one plug
Extra mud plug for both the transmitter and collar
Lanyard for the transmitter
SportDOG Owner's Manual / Operating Guide
"Basic Training" booklet by Charles Jurney with Rick Smith and Tom Dokken
Basic Training DVD featuring pro trainers Charles Jurney, Rick Smith, Tom Dokken, and Chris Akin
Robin Macfarlane's Basic Obedience Ecollar Training DVD
Features of the SportDOG SD-425S
Waterproof and submersible Collar and Transmitter
No external collar antenna to get hung up
500 yard range
Higher stimulation levels for more stubborn dogs
Expandable to use with up to three dogs
Push-button ON/OFF switch activated at the collar
Customizable transmitter settings -- choose from 7 pre-set modes
Up to 7 levels of continuous stimulation and 7 levels of momentary stimulation
Instantly change stimulation intensity from the transmitter (tactile dial)
Tone only option
Vibration only option
Rechargeable, user replaceable Lithium Ion batteries in collar and transmitter
Two hour rapid charge system
Low Battery Detect indicators on both transmitter and receiver
Backed by a One Year Manufacturer Warranty
SportDOG SD-425S Batteries
Lithium Ion batteries
Two hour rapid charge system for the transmitter and collar
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Get 40-60 hours "on time" between charges
Comes with a DUAL LEAD CHARGER letting you charge both collar and handheld at the same time
Stimulation from the SportDOG SD-425S
The SD-425S has multiple intensity levels, which allows you to choose the stimulation that is best for your dog
Seven intensity levels can be quickly adjusted with the dial on the side of the transmitter, meaning you can instantly adjust intensity whenever distractions increase
Teach yardwork/obedience and enforce known commands with lower levels of stimulation
Use higher levels to stop unwanted chasing or to overcome strong distractions
Up to 7 levels of continuous stimulation and 7 levels of momentary stimulation, depending on which mode you choose
SportDOG SD-425S Range
500 yard range, which is ample for most dog training or for hunting with close-working field dogs. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.
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