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When you buy your first ecollar you have to make a number of choices:
  • Do I want to train with continuous stimulation or momentary?
  • Do I want Vibration or Tone?
  • What if I want BOTH Vibration and Tone?
  • How much Range do I really need?
  • How many dogs will I want to control from one transmitter?
  • Do I need a regular stimulation collar or does my dog require a stronger stimulation level?
  • Is the collar's stimulation too strong for my dog?
  • What if I have a mild temperament dog and another one that requires a much higher stimulation level?
  • What if I need a different level for a softer dog?
It can be hard to make some of these decisions since many of our customers have never USED a training collar before.

I only use continuous stimulation, but you might prefer momentary. What if you THINK you want momentary and you buy a collar that only has a momentary heavy setup, and then find out 6 months later that you really prefer to train with continuous? If you go with some brands of ecollars, you are out of luck.

The SportDOG 1825 gives you the option of customizing your system to fit YOUR needs. It also allows you the option of changing the setup as your needs change or if you want different options in different situations.

The SportDOG SD 1825 may just be a revolution in ecollar technology. 5 years ago SportDOG came on the market and gave us features that the older ecollar companies had refused to add to their systems. If it were not for SportDOG we would not have waterproof transmitters or expandable multi dog systems. The next time you drop your transmitter in the water, make sure you thank the boys at SportDOG for forcing the other companies to step up.

Now SportDOG has done it again putting the highest level of versatility in a long range e-collar. Oh, and did I mention it does all this for the low, low price of $289.95?

Transcript from Steve's Video:

This is the SportDOG 1825. It's one of their top end units. It's a one mile range system. My favorite thing about this particular collar is the toggle switch. Seems like something that would be kinda simple, but what the toggle switch does is it allows you to have multi-dog features that you can't have in a system that does not have a toggle switch. Some of their other units, the 425, the 825, the 1225 do not have a toggle switch.

And so, when you set up a mode where you have…right now we are in tone, continuous, and momentary. When you add a second dog to it, you drop the toggle switch down and now you have tone, continuous, and momentary for Dog 2.

So it gives it a little better feature. The other thing that the toggle switch allows in this system is that this will go up to six dogs. When you put it into a six dog mode, it's one button per dog. So you have Dog 1, Dog 2, Dog 3. You kick it into your toggle down switch is 4, 5, and 6.

So, real versatile collar. I have used one for a long time. It was my main collar for a couple of years. And I've enjoyed it. It's a good size. Like a lot of the other SportDOG systems it has a great dial. Very easy system to work with. Good size in the hand. Great range. We list it as a one mile system, but I've kicked one out to two miles before. So real powerful system as far as throwing that signal.

Comes with a larger SportDOG collar. Not too big for most dogs, but it is bigger than what they have on the 425 and the 825. It has the wide range of stim modes. You have a low, a medium, and a high mode. Comes out of the box in medium. Majority of the dogs, that's the mode that they're going to work off of. But if you have a really sensitive dog and you need to drop it down to the low mode, that's an option. If you have a tougher dog that needs more stimulation you can move it up into the high mode. I have one dog that works in the high mode. The rest of mine have worked in the medium. I've never had a dog that was so sensitive that they needed the low mode. But it's nice that it's there in case you run into a dog that needs that.

Really good all-around system. It's got a wide choice of stim levels and it's going to cover most dogs. We've been real happy with it. in my opinion, it's probably the top of the line. Well, it's the top of the line in what SportDOG makes. I've enjoyed using it. I recommend it highly for folks that are looking for a reasonably priced system that has a lot of versatility.




"Our property was simply not conducive to an electric fence, plus it's great for walks around the common area of our neighborhood. He has been confronted with very tempting encounters of which we have been able to maintain control. A great product."

By: T Craig Of,IN

This is an AWESOME tool. My Beagles attitude changed within one walk and training. He is SO MUCH happier that he can run free in the back yard. Our property was simply not conducive to an electric fence, plus it's great for walks around the common area of our neighborhood. He has been confronted with very tempting encounters of which we have been able to maintain control. A great product. Thanks for your advise on your site and the excellent customer service!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 643
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
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"I would give this product 6 stars if it was made in the USA."

By: Jonathan Guevara Of San Antonio,TX

Customer Service: I ordered the SD1825 and after the first full charge, the collar unit would not charge on the dock. A brand new SD1825 was sent out immediately with an RMA for the defective unit, no questions asked.

Easy to use:
Once you've walked through the manual to get a feel for how the thing programs, its a piece of cake. It's just plain intuitive once it's programmed.

Collar unit:
Comes with two sizes of prods which helps if you have a hairy/loose skinned dog. The collars are trimmable, but I suggest leaving at least one untrimmed so you can wrap the collar around the belly "Ronnie Smith Style". The belly is very sensitive so remember to gauge the belly sensitivity lower than the neck!

Handheld unit:
Easy fit for the hand and doesn't take up much space. The dial is easily toggled with gloves on and so are the buttons and the switch. The lanyard attachment is okay, but I suggest clipping this to your vest or belt; otherwise, any actual upland terrain will make anything that dangles a liability. The dial for stimulation levels goes 1-8, and has a satisfying "click" for each number whether dialing up or down. That's handy if you'd rather not take your eyes off of the dogs while they are working, so you can judge their focus level, attitude, etc. (As long as you can remember what number you're on!)

Durability:
I can vouch for the remote's ability to survive a good dunking in a livestock tank. My dog will beeline when she hunts dead on a good mark, and the collar and collar unit don't show any signs of wearing out after being dragged through mud, brush cactus, whatever. Just give it a wipe down if you're worried about it. Both remote and receiver are waterproof, though I confess I am wary of duck hunting on the coast because I'm just not sure about any waterproof items in salt water, so I don't know if this is "salt-waterproof". I've hunted with this as cold as my dog will take it, in the teens with windchill right around zero, and I didn't have any issues with battery life or range.

Range:
I have a long range dog-I've seen her hit 1,000 yards in open fields, so I don't know her limit, and that's why I got the SD1825 instead of some of the shorter range e-collars. None of the other e-collars with mile+ ranges seemed to be as flexible and expandable as this one. From vantage points with moderate coverage and occasional trees, this collar works out to nearly two miles (if you believe the gps). I'm sure the range is closer to a mile (or even less) with heavy cover at the bottom of the hills.

Tone/Vibration/Stimulation
I use the tone for control; because I don't like yelling at a dog that probably can't hear me anyway at several hundred yards away. In moderate wind a whistle loses its effectiveness at those distances, ergo the tone. I liked having the flexibility to choose between tone and vibration to see what my dog responds to, turns out the vibration just freaks her out. With most e-collar systems you have to choose between tone and vibration before you know how your dog will respond.

Expandability:
I only have one dog, but I know a puppy is in my future! The programs for the remote allow up to three dogs at a time per remote, and even those settings are intuitive and still allow for a hard nosed dog to run with a soft dog from the same remote. Since the collars themselves can be set to low, medium or high, the remote can handle dogs of all temperaments with very little dialing up and down depending on which dog you are handling.

I would give this product 6 stars if it was made in the USA, and I would definitely pay the price differential were that so. The units that are made in the USA are definitely nice units, but the reason I settled on the SD1825 is I don't want a giant handheld unit, I like the range of the SD1825, I wanted the option of tone/vibration, the list goes on. I'm obviously happy with the product!


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 607
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
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"This unit has performed flawlessly since purchase. I use it daily and my dog puts it through a workout. "

By: Joe Szollosy

This unit has performed flawlessly since purchase.I use it daily and my dog puts it thru a workout.She loves the water and digging in the mud-I just wipe it down with a wet rag and its good to go.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 578
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
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"I consider this a miracle."

By: Steve Capizzi Of,NY

I have an Anatolian Shepherd. If you know anything about the breed, you'll know they are very intelligent and independent. This breed has remained unchanged for a thousand years and are considered a national treasure in Turkey, where their primary purpose is to guard the flocks of sheep and goats while they graze in the mountains. They are left alone for months at a time, with no supervision and no food [they catch their own food]. Suffice to say, this dog has a mind of his own, and even with repetitive, continual training, he responds to commands at his own pace. I live in a rural area with lots of woods and pastures. I like to take him with me when I travel around my 100 acres. He would stay with me while I was out. But as soon as I started on my way home, I would have to put a leash on Barney, or he would take off. Even when I thought I had him trained to a point where I could trust him, he would obey a couple days, but then the next time take off. When he takes off that would mean I would have to drive up and down the road looking for him. Sometimes I would get a call from a neighbor saying Barney was there visiting.
This couldn't go on. Sometimes I use an ATV when I have chores on a far end of the property. I had to make a choice. Leave Barney behind, or find a better way. I went online and did some research. I found the Sportdog SD-1825 at Gun Dog Supply and gave it a try. After getting it, I read the directions thoroughly and tried it out. Barney is a big dog. He weighs in at 130 lbs. More than once I was dragged through thorn bushes while walking him on a leash, and he saw a rabbit or squirrel. After using it the Sportdog SD 1825, only TWO TIMES, Barney started listening to commands. Now I take him everywhere with me, no leash, and I never have to worry. Even when tempted by a rabbit or squirrel or a deer, as soon as I call him he stops and comes back. He always stays in sight. And when I let him wander out of my sight, just a buzz of the audible on the collar brings him back.
I consider this a miracle. Thanks.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 566
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
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"System works great; can take the dog anywhere and she listens; even if on scent or treeing. "

By: Tracy Of,MI

System works great; can take the dog (treeing walker coonhound)anywhere and she listens; even if on scent or treeing. Can trust her to go out and come back with just lite reminder signal no problem. She would not come at all before the collar and now can take her anywhere off leash. Never have to use a harsh signal with her. She will even sit and stay when told if she is far away. Great system for great dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 565
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
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"Wow. So Impressed"

By: Mariah,Enterprise Oregon

I've been meaning to write to you about the Sportdog product. We had used other shock collars in the past and found them to be not only clunky, but prone to breakage, or antenna loss, or battery failure. This caused us a lot of grief in the field with a very hard-headed English Pointer. When we got a new Vizsla puppy, I wanted to be sure, and do everything right, and from the get go it was obvious that she was a very sensitive and responsive dog, so I wanted a collar that would suit her temperament, and be a better overall product than our previous purchases.

I read the manual and training instructions thoroughly and started out slowly. Just wearing the collar took her awhile to adjust to. The beep function is awesome. None of our old collars had this. If she doesn't respond to a verbal command, or is out of range of our voices, the beep clues her into us immediately. We virtually never have to apply any shock to her. The charge seems to last forever, and the unit is small and easy for her to wear. And there is no antenna to fall off! The handheld controller is small and well designed. It works not only for me (I have small hands), but for my husband as well, and he is always the first to point out flaws in any design.

Last year, the last remaining original collar that we used on the English Pointer finally lost its last antenna, and the old pointer is one we have to run with a collar on. So we bought another collar and programmed it to run from the one controller. This is really handy, and since the primary level of shock is set in the collar and not the control unit, we don't err as badly when there is an inadvertent shock applied with the lever in the wrong position. (We of course try to never have this happen, but it has on occasion.)

We did have a problem with the add-on collar within the first few months of owning it. It would not hold a charge and would show recharged in 20 minutes, but wouldn't even beep. I contacted you, and you gave me the number to call Sportdog directly. Wow. I was So Impressed with their responsiveness! I forwarded them my invoice (email), and I had a new collar in a week. They didn't even have me send the old one back. We have had no problems with the new one, but it's great to know that if there is a problem, it will be remedied quickly and painlessly. I also like that each collar has a different color band (one is hunter orange and one is fluorescent green), which makes it easy to tell them apart.
I recommend this product 100%.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 552
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I have a French Brittany, and now she actually listens to me and comes back. I love the flexibility of the system. I can use a tone or vibration, not just a shock."

By: Charlotte Willis Of,ND

The collar really made a difference on my dog's listening to commands. I have a French Brittany, and now she actually listens to me and comes back. I love the flexibility of the system. I can use a tone or vibration, not just a shock.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 550
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Like a lot of novice users, I started with the collar too loose, which made for erratic contact. Since I figured out the fit, it has been quick work training with this collar."

By: JG Of NY

Great. Super reliable, excellent build quality. Definitely worth the money.

Like a lot of novice users, I started with the collar too loose, which made for erratic contact. Since I figured out the fit, it has been quick work training with this collar.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 549
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"The unit is great, and so is the service from Steve!!!"

By: Brett Johnson/Harmoney Of Cupertino CA

Outrageously nice. Wouldn't use anything else after trying this unit. I have had 0 issues with it. This thing is tough!! Great range of settings, and so far flawless action. The unit is great, and so is the service from Steve!!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 548
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Excellent!"

By: Arne Johnson Of,AK

Excellent! Recommend it highly. I broke the antenna while hunting last year. Is it replaceable?

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 547
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Programmed it to either beep, vibrate, or as last resort send correction."

By: Jeffrey Brand Of Austin,TX

Great training collar. Programmed it to either beep, vibrate, or as last resort send correction. Works perfectly. Great range. Long battery life.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 546
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I like the 1825 but I hope to see continued improvements from what we have today."

By: Ben In Nevada

I just sold my Dogtra Surestim 7000M to get the SportDog 1825 from you guys. I dream about how I would make a remote and configurable buttons was on my list. Iím trying out the 1825 and I like some things but wish it was a little more configurable.

I donít like that the ďone-second tone followed by continuousĒ mode delivers a nick following the tone even if you release the button during the tone. I also donít like that I canít set the stimulation levels of different buttons independently. Thereís just low/high mode which provides two levels that are close, and +2 mode that only works on the side button and is also fairly close. Iíd rather the levels be independent so I could configure a very low continuous and a very high nick for example. Someday theyíll have a USB interface on these things so I can plug in into my PC and really customize it.

I also think about a slider or lever that would deliver continuous stimulation at a level determined by how far we press the slider against increasing spring pressure. For this to work especially well, the receiver has to have a smoother delivery of stimulation. Right now, we have capacitors that discharge into the dog with pulses followed by a charge from a battery before the next discharge. Itís really not continuous at all, but pulsing and the rate of pulses is too slow, especially for delivering dynamic stimulation levels.

The Dogtra definitely had more granularity of stimulation levels but this wasnít especially useful because the buttons werenít configurable so you had to sweep through a lot of similar levels on the dial to change from low to high or vice versa. Also, Dogtra sells a Low/Med model (7000M) and a Med/High model (7100H) whereas the Sportdog incorporates Low/Med/High all into one receiver. I donít have a way of measuring which system actually has the broadest range of stimulation levels. The Dogtra system suggests a broader range is available from the transmitter without having to touch the receiver. The obvious advantage of the SportDog system is that different dogs can be on different ranges so you can deliver a level 4 stim on the transmitter wheel and three different dogs can get low 4, medium 4 and high 4 depending on their receiver setting.

My 7000M was a one-dog system. The SportDog system is obviously better at supporting multiple dogs with options for up to 6 dogs on this model. However, this is a feature I do not use. For those who regularly work multiple dogs, there may be better systems still. This is not something Iím interested in.

I donít especially miss the Surestim feature, but the Dogtra transmitter is a bit smaller which is nice. The Surestim feature would be quite a bit better if it actually involved a feedback loop from the receiver so we knew the receiver worked and not just the transmitter, but that would add some bulk to the receiver to incorporate a feedback transmitter like on the tracking collars.

Iíve seen some transmitters that accept Bluetooth connections so I suspect eventually weíll see interoperable user interfaces, wrist and finger buttons that link wirelessly to the transmitter in a belt holster the same way a headset works with our phone in a pocket.

Overall, I think the biggest upgrade the 1825 offers compared to the 7000M is the Lithium Ion battery. My Dogtraís NiMH in the receiver was always going flat and takes 10 hours to recharge. Iím expecting the LiIon will be much better. The additional range is also useful but my dog almost always works close (heís not a hunting dog). To be fair, Dogtra does offer models with LiIon batteries and longer range but they are quite a bit more expensive and still lack configurability.

I appreciate that the SportDog comes with virtually all the accessories that youíre likely to want and the charging system includes a dock for the collar. Too bad there is no dock for the transmitter but hopefully it will require infrequent charging. The Dogtra requires wire plug-in for both the transmitter and receiver and does not offer a dock for either. Most of the Dogtra accessories that are available are sold separately and cost more, whereas SportDog includes almost everything. However, the Dogtra receiver can be fit to a Cinch-It collar whereas the SportDog requires a very thin collar like the vinyl buckle collar it comes with. The Cinch-It works like a big zip tie, and micro adjusts better and faster than a buckle collar.

Overall, I like the 1825 but I hope to see continued improvements from what we have today.

Ben in Nevada

-- -- -- EMAIL FROM STEVE

Ben,

Thanks for contacting Gun Dog Supply. I appreciate you taking time to comment on your 1825 system. I wanted to point out a couple of things.

>ďone-second tone followed by continuousĒ mode delivers a nick following the tone even if you release the button during the tone.

Toggle Switch Mode 7 is actually "Stim followed by tone". In this mode you get stim first and then tone. It really make no sense but my understanding is that it's used in a European competition sport.


> I also donít like that I canít set the stimulation levels of different buttons independently.

You CAN set the side button to ANY level you want using Toggle Switch Down - Mode 2

On this setting, you can set the side button to any level you want. The dial then controls the front two buttons as a low / high and then you can have the side button set to a much higher level if needed.

I do expect to see some units in the near future that allow the user to select everything from button, setting and levels. I also expect to see units with USB connections and Bluetooth.

I would love to add your comments to our customer review section. If you want me to do, just OK it and let me know how many stars - 1 - 5

Please let me know if you have any questions. We do appreciate your business.

Thanks,

Steve Snell
Gun Dog Supply - http:/www.gundogsupply.com

-- -- -- -- -- -- EMAIL FROM BEN


Thanks for the tips. I will definitely keep trying different modes.

Feel free to add my comments to the site. I'll give it 5 stars because I don't think there's
anything better for the money, maybe not even for more money, but of course there's always room
for improvement if someone makes something new.

I'm coming from Schutzhund and Ringsport circles (European competition sports). I'm learning some things from the gun dog people though because I'm doing a lot more with my dog in the real world than on the competition field or ring.

The real world for me is rural Nevada. I think the gun dog people have been doing more in the country and with the remotes for longer. There is one obscure protection sport in the country called "Campagne." As for the remotes, they're definitely used in the protection sports but a lot of people are reluctant to try them and just stick to prong collars.

The only innovation I've seen on the protection side is using two receivers on the same frequency on one collar. This is done because during bitework, the dog's neck muscles swell substantially (over the course of 10 or 15 minutes of biting). Using two receivers allows the collar to be adjusted looser while still maintaining positive contact. When the neck muscles swell, the collar's not too tight. Here's an example: http:/leerburg.com/7000plus.htm If nothing else, you get to sell twice as many receivers! Of course you can also just loosen the collar after you've been training for a while. Dogtra makes the "Plus" kits specially for Leerburg. With Sportdog, I think you could program the transmitter/receiver channel yourself so you just need an extra receiver.

My dog is a Bouvier des Flandres. He's 28" and 80 pounds. A hundred years ago these dogs were general purpose farm dogs (herding, cattle droving, livestock guarding, carting and guard dog work) in Belgium. They were almost wiped out by WWI and WWII but since then they've been bred for police and protecton work (KNPV, Schutzhund and French Ring) and for show. I like mine. He's kind and easy to live with. Maybe someday I'll get a GSP or a Brittany or a field trial Retriever for hunting and competition. I like to do stuff with my dog. With my Bouvier I'm hoping to do work in Schutzhund and Mondio Ring but he might decide on a life of leisure for himself as our pet instead. He's going that way. He just turned one so it's hard to say yet. Most people that do these sports use a Belgian Malinois. Anyway, I thought you might like to see a different kind of dog that can still learn something from the gun dog world.

Ben in Nevada


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 373
Reviewed: 2011-02-07
"I bought the 2 dog system and have both collars set up with tone, vibrate, and stimulation. I love the fact that I can work both dogs with one transmitter with different levels of intensity."

By: Chris

I have been using this collar for 9 months. Have 2 dogs, a GSP and a lab mix. I bought the 2 dog system and have both collars set up with tone, vibrate, and stimulation. I love the fact that I can work both dogs with one transmitter with different levels of intensity. My mix breed dog was a rescue and was apparently abused with an e-collar. She was terrified by the stimulation, so we use the vibration to get her attention when she starts to ignore verbal commands. I have tried several other brands of e-collar and the 1825 is by far the most versatile and best collar. I love the short recharge time, thanks to the lithium battery which beats the 9-12 hour recharge time of other brands. Shortly after I purchased the collar, I had a problem with one of the buttons on the transmitter, and SportDog customer service handled things quickly and efficiently, and I had a new transmitter in 2 days. I have had no problems since. I would highly recommend this training collar system to anyone who is looking for a collar with a multitude of programming options, especially for someone working with more than one dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 323
Reviewed: 2010-11-22
"I can take both dogs out with the 2 collar system."

By: Matt

SD-1825 is all it. I have two dogs, a short hair and a blood hound. I can take both dogs out with the 2 collar system. Its great. Light weight collars, lithium battery design, water proof, etc. It has the configurable settings. I have mine set for vibrate, tone, and stimulate on each collar. Hands down best bang for the buck.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 304
Reviewed: 2010-10-20
"I'm a Vizsla, and I am pretty smart and very gentle, but sometimes my nose makes my mind wander."

By: Csonka

I'm a Vizsla, and I am pretty smart and very gentle, but sometimes my nose makes my mind wander. The wide range of stim on this collar made it easy for my owner to find my range. Just a nick to refocus my attention on him. It has a nice long range, so I can stretch my legs and still be under control. And it's waterproof so I can swim too!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 234
Reviewed: 2010-05-23
"I was at first scared about using remote training collars, due to a lot of the bad press they get, but with this collar, I know for a fact that using it responsibly on the settings appropriate for your dog that absolutely no harm is done. And now, my dog gets to enjoy the freedom of being off the leash."

By: David

I have an Ibizan hound, also known as a Podenco Ibicenco, and I just started using the Sport Dog SD-1825 collar, and the results were immediate. Our dog is obedient at home, but when she gets outside and is distracted by all the scents or other dogs in the park, it's difficult to get her to come back to us when we want her.

Today, we combined the come command with the collar setting on low, and the transmitter stimulation on settings 2 and 3, using low and high continuous stimulation. She came back immediately after hearing the come command and receiving the stimulation. This was a first for us, especially when we are far away from her, and she is distracted by things more interesting than us.

What I really like about this collar is that the low settings are really low. I even tried it on myself, and was able to give myself continuous stimulation for as long as I liked. It was like a pulsating tickle. I was at first scared about using remote training collars, due to a lot of the bad press they get, but with this collar, I know for a fact that using it responsibly on the settings appropriate for your dog that absolutely no harm is done. And now, my dog gets to enjoy the freedom of being off the leash.

I have been using the transmitter in Mode 4, which allows the side button to be vibrate, and the two front buttons to be low and high continuous stimulation. I am using vibrate on the leash to teach the heel command. And she seems to respond, but less than when we use stimulation. Off the leash, she hasn't yet responded to the vibrate setting, but we've only used it twice so far, maybe after a few more days, she'll get it. I haven't used the tone setting yet, as I live in the city, and there are so many sounds around us, I think it might be a little confusing for her. That being said, I'm sure in the right hands, a tone setting could be a nice training tool as well.

Using the SD-1825 in mode 4 gives me 16 levels of stimulation starting from 1 (low/high), to 2 (low/high) and so forth. Our dog is now responding to settings 2 and 3 depending on her level of excitement. If she's alone, she may respond to level 2, but if other dogs are present she may only respond to level 3 when we give her the come command. We haven't needed to go to higher settings on the dog, although I've tested all the settings on myself, and in an emergency situation if the dog was about to put herself in harms way, I wouldn't think twice to use the higher settings if she was going to run in front of a car or something.

I would recommend anyone interested in a remote training collar read through articles you can easily find online and find training material on how to use the collars. I found some videos on youtube here: http:/www.youtube.com/user/TritronicsVideos that are excellent.

In conclusion, I'd highly recommend the SD-1825. The transmitter and collar look and feel like they are high quality and the batteries hold their charge for 40-60 hours of use, which means for me, I only need to charge it every few weeks, and it charges in less than 2 hours. Also, the transmitter and collar are waterproof. For the price, quality and features, I'm a happy camper...


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 168
Reviewed: 2010-01-25
"It works great. Very good product. I wish I had found this product sooner. My dog is now obedient. Gun dog supply is a very good company to do business with. Thank you."

By: Gregory Ory From LA

doberman. Family pet.

It works great. Very good product. I wish I had found this product sooner. My dog is now obedient. Gun dog supply is a very good company to do business with. Thank you.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6366
Reviewed: 2013-12-09
"Great products and service"

By: David Kinney From CA

German shorthair. Hunts.

Great products and service

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6160
Reviewed: 2013-12-03
"Great product and excellent sales team, thanks!"

By: Geovanni Amaya

German Shepherd.

Great product and excellent sales team, thanks!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6514
Reviewed: 2013-12-17
"Working well"

By: Donald Welch From KY

Hunts. Family pet.

The SD 1825 is working well. Gus is 5 months old now. He has learned to heel, especially walking in the neighborhood. We are still in training!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8976
Reviewed: 2014-03-10
"Has made an amazing difference in our dog!!"

By: William Willson From MD

Hunts. Family pet.

Has made an amazing difference in our dog!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8909
Reviewed: 2014-03-08
"Having so many stimulation levels really helped to pick the perfect level for my particular dog and for certain situations where more less was needed."

By: Ethan From IA

Hunts. Family pet.

This collar makes a world of difference. Having so many stimulation levels really helped to pick the perfect level for my particular dog and for certain situations where more less was needed. It hasn't been in water yet being it's winter, but it's been in plenty of snow and hasn't given me any problems.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8717
Reviewed: 2014-03-02
"Been training with it about 3 weeks, and I see enormous improvement in my dog."

By: Jon Warwick From MS

Hunts.

Dog improved behavior immediately. Been training with it about 3 weeks, and I see enormous improvement in my dog. Proper use will not hurt the dog. Now we use only the beeper feature for correction 95% of the time.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8122
Reviewed: 2014-02-10
"Great Collar. The settings are accurate, and the stimulation is consistent, even when the battery begins to get low. I would highly recommend this collar."

By: Brian Currey Of,AB

Great Collar. The settings are accurate, and the stimulation is consistent, even when the battery begins to get low. I would highly recommend this collar.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 576
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I've used other brands before, but after reading Steve's review and switching, this is simply and truly most versatile, multifunctional, and durable collar for my hound dog."

By: K.A. Of,PA

Best e-collar I've ever used, bar none. I've used other brands before, but after reading Steve's review and switching, this is simply and truly most versatile, multifunctional, and durable collar for my hound dog. We've used it daily in all-weather, all-terrain (rain, water, mud, snow) and it's simply the best. FYI, Sportdog's customer service is also excellent (after daily abuse, the side button on the remote seemed sluggish--they immediately FED-EXed a replacement without any hassle, enclosing a return label/postage as well). It might seem a bit expensive, but it is absolutely worth it (compared to the other brands).

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 575
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Love the collar I bought!"

By: Kate Nash Of,CA

Love the collar I bought!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 574
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"The Sportdog 1825 gives me an edge and has probably kept my dogs out of harms way a couple of times. "

By: John Dial Of,AL

Its been an excellent way to break my Border Collies of some bad habits. These dogs are obviously smarter than me, but the Sportdog 1825 gives me an edge and has probably kept my dogs out of harms way a couple of times.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 573
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Holds a charge forever, very durable, and awesome range. Definitely recommend."

By: Andrew Brown

Great e-collar! Only complaint is the first transmitter would not take a charge, but it was promptly replaced. Holds a charge forever, very durable, and awesome range. Definitely recommend.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 571
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Great product and service"

By: Roger Barbosa

Great product and service

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 570
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Great collar, very effective and easy to understand the controls."

By: L

Great collar, very effective and easy to understand the controls.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 569
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"A very durable unit, which has held up fine for the year and a half I've been using it, including frequent swims in salt water."

By: Clyde Metzger Of,CO

Great range. Have never found the limit. Level dials stay put, but are also easy to change when necessary. A very durable unit, which has held up fine for the year and a half I've been using it, including frequent swims in salt water. I highly recommend it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 567
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Could not be more satisfied"

By: Michael Venus Of,WI

Could not be more satisfied. Thanks
Mike Venus


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 564
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Collar is close to 2 years old and not one problem."

By: CHRIS JEWELL Of,DE

Great collar! Easy to use. The controls are right where they should be, making it easy to adjust without looking. The collar has a wide range of adjustments, making it perfect for BOTH my dogs. A very stubborn Rottweiler and a Chocolate Lab that is a bit sensitive and skittish. Charging is pretty fast, and the batteries have held up just fine. Collar is close to 2 years old and not one problem.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 563
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Excellent training tool. Comes with a DVD that helped me shape my 1yr old dog into a fun-loving, listening animal that everyone wants to be around."

By: Christoher Laio Of,OH

Excellent training tool. Comes with a DVD that helped me shape my 1yr old dog into a fun-loving, listening animal that everyone wants to be around. The DVD was key in putting together the whole training system. Well worth the money.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 561
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Compact design and very easily modified to give many different control options for different training programs."

By: Ryan Ziech Of,IL

Great range and battery life. Compact design and very easily modified to give many different control options for different training programs.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 560
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Idiot proof...I had never used a collar when this arrived, and it is very user friendly."

By: West TX

This is my first e collar, and now that I have one I can't believe I waited so long. The SD1825 is idiot proof...I had never used a collar when this arrived, and it is very user friendly. I have a Boykin Spaniel, and the collar fits her very well and has helped her go from an OK dog to a great dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 559
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Excellent product and great service."

By: Richard Kendall Of,MT

I use the two collar system 2-3 times a week with very good results. I did have one collar unit go dead, but the company got right on it, and a replacement arrived in a week. Excellent product and great service.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 558
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I purchased this unit and two collars for my Great Danes. Training was extremely easy, as my dogs already knew the commands and only needed to learn to associate the ringer & vibrator to the desired action."

By: Dave From GA

I purchased this unit and two collars for my Great Danes. Training was extremely easy, as my dogs already knew the commands and only needed to learn to associate the ringer & vibrator to the desired action. They now respond to stimulus at long distances without my needing to yell. I dropped the handheld into water, and it survived a ten minute submersion without issue.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 557
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"One of the great features is the charge time! A few hours and it's done! I would recommend this collar to anyone."

By: Frank Green Of Troy,OH

This collar is awesome! Everything I need and no worries. Soon I will be adding a receiver to it, and then I get to check out all the awesome 2-collar features. One of the great features is the charge time! A few hours and it's done! I would recommend this collar to anyone.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 556
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"The equipment was easy to configure and works as advertised to date."

By: Captain Mani Malagón,USN (ret),Texas

The equipment was easy to configure and works as advertised to date. The only quibble I have is with the training manual. My local trainer prefers (and I agree) to just have the dog wear the collar for 3-4 days, then use it only for recall (get the dog distracted, and then when she doesn't immediately respond to a recall, 'nick' accompanied by a tug on a long-line, then pulling her to you, where she gets a treat) for a week, then use it for other training. Mani

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 555
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Great collar. Has worked perfectly for three years of almost daily use."

By: Upland Buda Of,MN

Great collar. Has worked perfectly for three years of almost daily use. The best thing about it is that you can customize it to fit how you like to train, and whatever works best for your dog. I can't say enough good things about this collar.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 554
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Wonderful solution for my needs"

By: MTV,Ohio

This has been the best e-collar I've had for my dog. I love that I can customize the set-up for what works best with my dog, that the receiver is small enough to be unobtrusive, and that there are enough holes in the collar, so I can get the fit just right. This has been a wonderful solution for my needs. Well worth the money.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 553
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #22214

By: Joyce Seibles From California

Family pet.

Great phone support. SD1825 whipped my dog in shape on the first day. Easy on/easy off. Love it! Great educational videos too. Thank you soooooo much!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22214
Reviewed: 2015-07-16
Customer Review #22126

By: John C From NY

medium breed mutts. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.

Best feature is the ability to use 1 transmitter on 2 receiver for multi-dog owner. Don't have to sacrifice button functions like the SD-425. Also, the 1-mile range is a big plus.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22126
Reviewed: 2015-07-10
Customer Review #22923

By: Chad Bryan From MS

Blue tick. Owns 11 dogs. Hunts.

Works great, easy to use, long battery life and good range.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22923
Reviewed: 2015-08-17
Customer Review #23629

By: Justin Blake From CO

Hunts. Family pet.

The collar is everything I was looking for. It fits my hand very comfortably and is easy to use.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23629
Reviewed: 2015-09-18
Customer Review #24522

By: Karl U. From NJ

Hunts.

I have an 8 month old GSP. After researching collars, I chose the SD-1825. My dog has responded well to it, and I am very happy with it so far. It has great range and features. Also, the collar was shipped quickly, and it arrived much sooner than expected. I highly recommend Gun Dog Supply.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 24522
Reviewed: 2015-11-04
Customer Review #24821

By: Jeff Schemionek From ND

Owns 12 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.

Excellent addition to my training tools.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 24821
Reviewed: 2015-11-15
Customer Review #25190

By: Bryan Block From IL

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.

Great service from these guys! Very helpful and informative site. Easy ordering and quick delivery. Thanks!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 25190
Reviewed: 2015-12-02
Customer Review #25170

By: Michael Quill From

Family pet.

It works great. One or two zaps is all it took. Now he answers to the beep. Could not be happier.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 25170
Reviewed: 2015-12-01
Customer Review #26069

By: Natalie Benjamin From FL

Owns 11 dogs. Competes.

Great product. Thank you for recommending.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26069
Reviewed: 2016-01-01
Customer Review #26335

By: Jeffrey Chapman From VT

Steve gave a great recommendation when he suggested the Sportdog 1825. Turns out my dog is quite sensitive to stimulation. I ended up with the receiver on the lowest setting and the transmitter on 2 or 3. Dog vocalizes at 4 even when highly distracted. Love the wide range of customization (modes) on the transmitter. I been using vibration and the sixteen continuous stimulation mode as the dog response is very much influenced by how much he is distracted. After a week of use the dog responds in the field 80 to 90% without out any stimulation. Usually use vibration, occasionally level 3 when he is far out on a deer trail. Prior to collar use he was completely running wild on deer tracks. Great product, great advice from GDS!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26335
Reviewed: 2016-01-09
Customer Review #27272

By: John Halder From IL

Owns 11111 dogs. Family pet.

It has been working great for both of our dogs.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27272
Reviewed: 2016-02-15
Customer Review #27503

By: Max M From

Family pet.

I didn't know which collar to buy but Steve advised me AND suggested a cheaper model. At first it was total chaos with my dog but then I realized I had not made it tight enough. After that it was incredible. Two low-level zaps followed by a beep and now she obeys with the warning beep only. So far I have used it at 300 yards with no problem. 600 line-of-sight. Thank you, Steve. Piece of mind has no price.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27503
Reviewed: 2016-02-25
Customer Review #28203

By: Timothy From MD

Family pet.

It is absolutely unbelievable how well this collar has worked. Our dog was a runner. She would come when you called her, but only when she was in sight of you. Once she would bolt, we wouldn't see her again for hours. She also couldn't stop jumping up on people (not mean, just excited). Literally, within one day of work, she's a whole new dog. We can let her out by herself now, and she knows exactly where her boundaries are. The way she acts, you'd think we got an electric fence. It's absolutely amazing. We can also walk her off leash without fear of her bolting. The jumping up is 90% fixed. She still jumps on certain people, but she's still a puppy, so we're sure she will calm down pretty soon. For range, the furthest she's gotten is about a half mile, and the collar worked. We live in a fairly wooded area. If there were 10 stars, this collar would get 11!!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28203
Reviewed: 2016-03-20
Customer Review #28375

By: DJ From OK

Owns 3 dogs. Family pet.

Great for field work. We have 20 acres for the dogs to roam and this collar can cover this distance and more!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28375
Reviewed: 2016-03-26
Customer Review #29716

By: Lenny Duane From NJ

Fantastic product. The bonus video included in the sale from Gun Dog Supply's makes all the difference in the world.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 29716
Reviewed: 2016-05-26
Customer Review #30111

By: Brandon Moore From SC

Owns 15 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

Good product, high in functionality. 1 through 8 on the intensity scale is much easier than going between a 113 or a 127 like the other brands. The shape of the transmitter allows it to fit well enough in my hand that I can cast a dog while holding it. Battery life of the receiver seems to be pretty good as well.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30111
Reviewed: 2016-06-19
Customer Review #30326

By: Jody Yoxthimer From OH

Family pet.

I have only owned the collar for about a month, but I can see its potential. It is a high quality piece of equipment with LOTS of options. My dog is sensitive, and I wanted a lot of options to try. The training book / DVD are very helpful, and I constantly remind myself to take it slow and train my dog with one task at a time. When you see that 'light bulb' moment in your dog you feel confident in the collar's potential. I think the key to the success in these collars is making sure your dog understands the command first, and then you condition the dog to the cue on the collar to perform the command. It takes time and patience and like the book says, 'mistakes will be made.' I have yet to verify the range of the collar. I'm going to make my husband wear it and run off into the woods. My purpose in buying the collar was to gain better control of my dog on recall. She ran off into the road and doesn't know when to stop chasing squirrels or rabbits. I'm finding the threshold point to get her attention and recall. With no distractions she will come back to me and sit using the tone or vibration only. More training and practice is needed, but I am learning how to properly use the collar and train my dog to come home to mama!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30326
Reviewed: 2016-06-30
Customer Review #31420

By: Ron Stark From WI

Hunts. Family pet.

This is the second one I have purchased. They are simple and reliable with excellent range. Highly recommend to the upland hunter who hunts with a flusher. The beeper feature really keeps my dog under great control in the field.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 31420
Reviewed: 2016-09-06
"Garmin level settings were hard to change rapidly; almost needed two hands. The SportDog unit is great in this respect."

By: Charles Harvey From IN

Family pet.

Tried Garmin unit first. Well made, but would not get the dog to vocalize. This one works! The tone works well, also. Loud! The buttons, etc. are easily actuated without having to look at the unit. Garmin level settings were hard to change rapidly; almost needed two hands. The SportDog unit is great in this respect. The packaging is a bit tough to open up!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7796
Reviewed: 2014-01-30
"I can let them run, and I know that they'll come with the tone only, because they know if they don't return a quick correction will occur (I'd rather do a correction than have my dog come back with a face full of porcupine needles)."

By: Laurie

Family pet.

I've used the 1825 remote transmitter for years now, and it has been a great training tool. I have large dogs, and this system has enabled me to give my dogs off-leash walks on nature trails, etc! I've bought several 1825 systems, because I've lent them out to friends and family! I'm a big fan of this remote transmitter, and I'm not using it to train dogs for hunting purposes.
My only reason for training my "family" dogs is for more control, so I can let them run, and I know that they'll come with the tone only, because they know if they don't return a quick correction will occur (I'd rather do a correction than have my dog come back with a face full of porcupine needles).
When I received my first transmitter, I had no idea how to set it up, program, or how to go about using it on my dogs. I've called several times over the years with problems or issues regarding my 1825, and I've always spoken with a person that was able to help me. They were always so patient and would work with me to solve my problem!
THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN ONE OF MY BEST PURCHASES, IF NOT THE BEST!!!!
Thank you Steve Snell & Gun Dog Supply, Laurie


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7630
Reviewed: 2014-01-24
"This product is highly recommended."

By: Al From OR

Redbone. Hunts. Family pet.

This is the first hound I have owned and love her abilities. Sometimes you need that something extra when training or when you just aren't right there. This product is highly recommended.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9713
Reviewed: 2014-04-06
"Very high quality unit"

By: Jim Posilippo From CA

wire haired pointing griffon. Hunts.

Very high quality unit. Has a lot of adjustability.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10276
Reviewed: 2014-04-28
"Best collar on the market for the money"

By: Kevin Bonwell From SD

It's all Steve said it would be. My SGM loves to chase jackrabbits while bird hunting. The collar I had wouldn't stop him. This one does right now. Best collar on the market for the money.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10176
Reviewed: 2014-04-25
" I would recommend it to anyone looking for a long range training collar"

By: Danee Collett From TN

Family pet.

I have nothing bad to say about the collar. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a long range training collar. One excellent feature is the many different program choices. I rescued my dog. He was very abused before I got him. This collar allowed me to pick settings that would train him gently without spooking him.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11165
Reviewed: 2014-05-29
"Works exactly as advertised"

By: Dan Hebert From NH

Family pet.

Works exactly as advertised. Already submerged once the pup saw the lake, still working beautifully. Gun Dog Supply has been awesome as well. Great transaction all around.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14591
Reviewed: 2014-10-17
"It does exactly as it claims!!"

By: Ralph Armstrong From ON

Hunts.

It does exactly as it claims!! Very happy.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14452
Reviewed: 2014-10-12
Customer Review #15465

By: Jim Nordale From WA

Hunts. Family pet.

2nd SD 1825, love it. Use daily for runs in urban setting for safety. 1st unit lasted 4 years before transmitter failed. Outstanding unit. I purchased a Garmin Alpha for hunting and wish I would have held out for the SD GPS unit. The Garmin is not as easy to control without looking at it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15465
Reviewed: 2014-11-12
Customer Review #16440

By: Robert Cichowski From TN

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.

Loved the instructional DVD. Very helpful. Thank you. Merry Christmas and have a Great New Year!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16440
Reviewed: 2014-12-08
Customer Review #15161

By: Gary Rosenberg

Hunts. Family pet.

This is my second order for the SD-1825. The first was ordered several years ago (at least 6) and has worked superbly ever since. Everyone I run into is impressed with my dog as he is 'so well trained.' It was easy to do with the help of the SD-1825. I only order from Gun Dog Supply as Steve has absolutely THE BEST customer service I've ever encountered AND he personally stands behind what he sells!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15161
Reviewed: 2014-11-03
Customer Review #15156

By: Jillian Solbach From OR

Excellent product. Our Husky responds to the vibrate mode we programmed. She is a working Ski-Joring dog, it really helps with her training. Super happy with the Sport-Dog product! The customer service was key to making this product so great as they really helped me to set it up and understand features/functions on it. Very Satisfied customer- u guys rock!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15156
Reviewed: 2014-11-03
Customer Review #17207

By: Jeanne Drudy From MI

Family pet.

Happy with quality of product, working great, and making a world of difference with training. Just one side-note in case others like me don't read all the instructions: at first I just had the remote loose in the pouch provided, which I attached to my belt, but sometimes when I bent over the remote would slip out. Then after a week I realized there was an attachment clip to put on the remote, so you can clip it to the pouch or right to your belt, or to the lanyard. I'm still experimenting on what's best way to carry it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17207
Reviewed: 2014-12-31
Customer Review #16962

By: John Packwood From IA

Hunts. Family pet.

Steve thought the Tri Tronics might be a little too powerful, so I bought the SportDog SD-1825. It works well around my city lot. I have not been able to get out into long range yet. The dog is 75 pounds, so I think the Tri Tronics would have been OK as my old one worked well for the weimaraner. But the SportDog works well, and the smaller control is great, as I can stuff it in a pocket. Service was great on Gun Dog Supply's part. I could have bought it from other sources, but why when you can buy from folks that actually have working dogs and use the products they sell. I am happy.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16962
Reviewed: 2014-12-24
Customer Review #17912

By: Roy From OH

Hunts.

Collar works very well, and Gun Dog Supply is very fast on their shipping.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17912
Reviewed: 2015-01-20
Customer Review #19214

By: Craig Selby From ID

Family pet.

The entire package provides you with all the tools you need to effectively train your dog to perform everything from the basic commands to hunting, working, etc. The change in behavior was immediate. Now I feel I'm getting all my dog has to offer in performance and a solution for previous poor actions and behaviors. Very satisfied with both the SD-1825 and the Customer Service from Gun Dog Supply.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19214
Reviewed: 2015-03-07
Customer Review #19745

By: Ellen Garriss From VA

Family pet.

The Sport Hunter SD 1825 works great. I had my doubts that anything would stop my dog from chasing prey. I have tried other collars without success. This collar stopped him the first time out. Love it!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19745
Reviewed: 2015-03-28
Customer Review #19726

By: From Charles Burrell

Owns 3 dogs. Excellent unit for ergonomics and size. I had to get use to turning the collar on correctly, but I like the unit. The SportDog personnel were very helpful. Would buy from them again.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19726
Reviewed: 2015-03-27
Customer Review #19882

By: William Sidwell From TX

Family pet.

Works perfectly and exactly as Steve said it would. His recommendation was spot on!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19882
Reviewed: 2015-04-03
"I wish I had gotten the set up early."

By: Lawrence Staab Of,VT

Love it. My Jack Russel would only come when he wanted too. Now all he has do is hear the tone, and it is dead run to me. Also works great on my lab. He breaks of a scent trail - on just the tone he returns from a lost retrieve, when he use to hunt until you had to catch him. Love that everything is waterproof and love the range. I wish I had gotten the set up early.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 599
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Best e-collar I've used."

By: Allan S.

Best e-collar I've used. Collar is comfortable, transmitter is simple, easy to use working both dogs, and offers a wide range of stimulation levels to fit the dog and situation.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 601
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"We hike a lot in the Sierra Nevada, and my dogs do a lot of swimming and long distance retrieving. The unit is definitely up to the task."

By: Michelle Waters

Family pet.

I have had labs for 20 years. This was the first dog I could not train to a steady recall. The SportDog 1825 is fantastic. It only took a few shocks before she got the idea. Now she is excellent on the recall, and I only need to use the tone feature occasionally as a reminder. This product is so durable. We hike a lot in the Sierra Nevada, and my dogs do a lot of swimming and long distance retrieving. The unit is definitely up to the task.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2630
Reviewed: 2011-09-06
"I couldn't be happier with the customer service or the product!! I will definitely use you guys in the future!!"

By: Catherine Regenthal Of,NJ

I couldn't be happier with the customer service or the product!! I will definitely use you guys in the future!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 602
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Overall a great collar and would highly recommend it."

By: Frank Swartz Of,WI

Hi Steve! The SD-1825 I got from you is a great collar. The only negative I can think of is the 3/4" collar. I have a pointing dog, and like to use a beeper when pheasant & grouse hunting. Every beeper I've seen is designed for a 1" collar. Rather that have a bunch of straps around her neck, I like to have the beeper and e-collar on one. Beeper would slide around the smaller collar. I eventually fixed the beeper in place with a little superglue, and all was well. Overall a great collar and would highly recomend it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 603
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I'm very satisfied with this e-collar. My two Redbones are conditioned to return to me when I hit the vibrate button. The shock button turns them away from deer, etc..."

By: Sean Hoover Of,PA

I'm very satisfied with this e-collar. My two Redbones are conditioned to return to me when I hit the vibrate button. The shock button turns them away from deer, etc...


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 650
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
"It's great to have two collars that you don't have to keep reprogramming. Stays charged for a long time."

By: Bart Russell

It's great to have two collars that you don't have to keep reprogramming. Stays charged for a long time.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 608
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"My dogs are never too far away now, and very very rarely do we have to use more than just the bell to keep them in sight."

By: Lynn Hanson Of,ON

Hi Steve, We wanted to let you know that your recommendation for the SD-1825 collar was an excellent choice. We are extremely impressed with the results. The training program is easy to follow, and when we saw it work, we were all very happy and relieved. My dogs are never too far away now, and very very rarely do we have to use more than just the bell to keep them in sight.
An investment that has paid for itself over and over and given us peace of mind.
Sincerely, B Moffatt


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 612
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"The transmitter is the perfect size, and the Camo color looks great on my female Yellow Lab."

By: Cameron Baluska From WY

Hunts.

This is a GREAT product. Works good for training and looking forward to hunting season. It's lightweight, and really easy to use. The transmitter is the perfect size, and the Camo color looks great on my female Yellow Lab.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2459
Reviewed: 2011-09-02
"Great range and fast charging make this my new favorite e-coller!"

By: Mel Manns Of,OR

Great range and fast charging make this my new favorite e-coller! Plus I think Opie (my dog) likes its light weight.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 615
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Excellent!"

By: Howard Jaekle Of,NC

Excellent!


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 648
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
"I really like the new slimmer style to the collars, and they are MUCH lighter as well!"

By: Cynthia Binder Of,CA

I had previously purchased the Sport Dog 1800 years ago, so the 1825 was not so different for me. However, I really like the new slimmer style to the collars, and they are MUCH lighter as well! The range also seems to be better, and not stopped by as many hills, trees, etc., as happened with the earlier unit. Although I haven't had the unit long enough to appreciate the new 'low battery' warning lights, I like that that is included now, as before I would just have to assume low battery when the efficiency was lost.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 647
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
"Stays charged a long time, and works every time."

By: Jason Bolick From NC

No complaints!!! Works perfectly!!!
Stays charged a long time, and works every time.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2156
Reviewed: 2011-08-31
"I no longer have any doubts of the quality of Sportdog products, and highly suggest them to anyone looking for a product that will perform under the worst of conditions."

By: Dan Ryan

This E-Collar is nothing less than an exceptional piece of equipment. The range is exactly as advertised, and the quick adjustment of stimulation level is priceless. As with every electronic I purchase, I was skeptical as to how "waterproof" it actually was. Opening day of duck season in 2010, the remote fell out of my chest waders. My hunting partner and I searched for about an hour, until we gave up and wrote it off as a loss. 15 minutes later, after the murk had cleared from the water, I spotted the remote laying on the bottom of the river under 2' of muddy water just off the dog platform. I picked the remote off the bottom of the river, and it functioned as though it had been dry all day. I no longer have any doubts of the quality of Sportdog products, and highly suggest them to anyone looking for a product that will perform under the worst of conditions.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 645
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
"The SD 1825 is the best I've had. It's lightweight, waterproof, easy to use, holds charges well, and has good range."

By: Al HORNER

I've been using training aids on my hunting companions (pooches, not people) for several decades. The SD 1825 is the best I've had. It's lightweight, waterproof, easy to use, holds charges well, and has good range. For single/double dogs, it's all I use now.
Al Horner - Minnesota Upland Hunter.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 644
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
"Excellent product with very good range."

By: Austin Ward From MA

Hunts. Family pet.

Waterproof is essential. Tone function is great.

Excellent product with very good range.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1921
Reviewed: 2011-08-31
"Works well in the water. Easy to use controls on transmitter."

By: Fred Felsheim WY

Chesapeake Retriever. Hunts. Family pet.

Love this E-collar. Charges up quickly. Compact. Vibration mode is often all that is needed. Works well in the water. Easy to use controls on transmitter. Instructions on set up a bit vague but customer service was excellent. Lack of a provided storage case was a disappointment. All in all I highly recommend this E-collar! Great Product!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2069
Reviewed: 2011-08-31
"I put it on before we go to the field, and forget it. Great investment!"

By: Bernard F Calligan From NC

Lab. Hunts. Family pet.

This collar is great! I bought it initially to be able to keep him from getting into the street at home. Jack responded immediately and now I never have to push a button. I was afraid that he'd suffer and cower after the first nick, but not to worry. I put it on before we go to the field, and forget it. Great investment!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1970
Reviewed: 2011-08-31
"I have to set it on the highest setting to get the attention of my german shepherd, but it definitely gets results."

By: Ray Blanchard Of,ME

The range of this unit is great. I have to set it on the highest setting to get the attention of my german shepherd, but it definitely gets results.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 621
Reviewed: 2011-04-22
"Long battery life, excellent range, and quality build."

By: Michael P From CT

Hunts. Family pet.

Long battery life, excellent range, and quality build.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1922
Reviewed: 2011-08-31
"As an avid bird hunter, the 1825 has all the features I need, range, reliability, durability, all weather, waterproof, and expandability."

By: Ernie Galvan

The SD 1825 came recomended by the person from which I purchased my field lab. As an avid bird hunter, the 1825 has all the features I need, range, reliability, durability, all weather, waterproof, and expandability. I purchased a second dog and it was easy to add the second receiver.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 624
Reviewed: 2011-04-22
"He has more freedom than he would if confined to a leash, and our hikes in the woods are very enjoyable."

By: Sarah McKinney Of,NH

I bought the SD-1825 to use on hikes in the wood with my dog Jax. He has a serious prey drive and was often too distracted by the good smells and sounds of the woods to hear me calling him back. The last straw and reason I purchased the electronic collar was an expensive run-in with a porcupine. After training with the collar, Jax is much more responsive to my requests, and only occasionally do I have to employ a very low level of shock. He has more freedom than he would if confined to a leash, and our hikes in the woods are very enjoyable.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 637
Reviewed: 2011-04-24
"Most times I do not even have to recall Kaiser back. I use the audio beep option, and he will, nine time out of ten, come out and make eye contact."

By: Matt Mcmillin Of,CO

Awesome is all I can say. I have a four year old male non-neutered Weimaraner, 115 lbs and solid muscle! For myself, this collar is a wireless leash with voice command usually respected with one or two corrections. Most times I do not even have to recall Kaiser back. I use the audio beep option, and he will, nine time out of ten, come out and make eye contact. And if I whistle or give another audio beep, he halls his butt back. The only negative I have is that the battery in the collar gave out in about two years (they claim three to five), and it took a special tool to remove the manufactures specialty screw. But heck, what manufacturer, now days in the world, does not use good old fashion hex bolts, flat head or phillips screws to secure their product. Hope this helps solidify your decision and best wishes to you and your canine companion.

Matt McMillin
4/22/2011


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 627
Reviewed: 2011-04-22
"Charges in a few hours and lasts for an entire hunt Trained my stubborn Springer fairly quickly."

By: Brian Bender

Great range on unit. Love the ability to add another dog or two when I'm ready. It's waterproof to boot. Charges in a few hours and lasts for an entire hunt Trained my stubborn Springer fairly quickly.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 629
Reviewed: 2011-04-23
"I started with the stimulation and then transitioned to the vibration mode. The dog learned very quickly."

By: Dan Blum

Hunts. Family pet.

This product works great. I started with the stimulation and then transitioned to the vibration mode. The dog learned very quickly.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 994
Reviewed: 2011-05-11
"Just having the collar on her lets her know that I can actually somehow reach her, which has previously been impossible with my super fast greyhound."

By: Ute Ho

Family pet.

My husband and I have spent a lot of money on Dog Trainers with our recall challenged 4 1/2 year old Husky/Shepherd/Hound. We've never been able to enjoy an off leash hike in the woods without her taking off for indefinite time periods. Not my idea of fun!! After trying a different remote training collar that would only work occasionally and was completely useless, I decided to spend a little bit more money
and got your SD 1825. We spent some time recall training in our yard, then at the dog park with all kinds of great extra distractions, and are now, after only a month of using the system, we're able to let our little girl off leash on hikes. I think I had to actually nick her only once or twice in that whole time, as she reacts to just the beep in most instances. Overall I don't even have to use any of the functions. Just having the collar on her lets her know that I can actually somehow reach her, which has previously been impossible with my super fast greyhound. She is a much happier and tired dog after a couple of hours of sniffing and marking everything in the woods. Which of course makes all of us happier. Thank you very much for improving the quality of life for the humans and canine in our family alike.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2915
Reviewed: 2011-11-22
"Transmitter failed during a hunt in January. Excellent customer service from you to email me a copy of proof of purchase. Sportdog took care of problem under warranty."

By: SPORTDOG

Transmitter failed during a hunt in January. Excellent customer service from you to email me a copy of proof of purchase. Sportdog took care of problem under warranty. Good service in a timely manner. I really appreciate it, especially since I did not lose much time in field. SRM

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 580
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I have the 2 dog collar system and love it. This collar has great range and all the options you need: Shock, Vibrate, and Beep."

By: Christopher Wilson Of,OH

I have the 2 dog collar system and love it. This collar has great range and all the options you need: Shock, Vibrate, and Beep. When they come out with a beeper that works with this system, it will be the perfect combo.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 581
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"It has worked great in all temp. -10 to +90 degrees."

By: Ronald Fishback Of,WI

I use it daily for training and hunting my lab. It has worked great in all temp. -10 to +90 degrees. Most of the use has been in water and have had no problems.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 582
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"This is a fabulous training tool! The best purchase that I've made for my dog. As long as you read the directions and understand how to properly use it, it will be an invaluable tool."

By: Lori B. Of,PA

This is a fabulous training tool! The best purchase that I've made for my dog. As long as you read the directions and understand how to properly use it, it will be an invaluable tool.
I also love that it is rechargeable--and waterproof! The charge seems to last FOREVER, and both the remote and collar have been soaked many times over, and been thoroughly abused. They both still work (and look) brand new.
Great product!


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 583
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I also have to say that Gun Dog has the best customer service of any company (along with Sport Dog) I have ever dealt with. I am not very good with technology, and they walked me through every step."

By: Gretchen Willingham

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.

I have only had this for a few days, having upgraded from the 1225. I love it! I am able to keep the functions that I want and still have the 2 dogs on the system. I use the tone and the vibrate the most.

I also have to say that Gun Dog has the best customer service of any company (along with Sport Dog) I have ever dealt with. I am not very good with technology, and they walked me through every step.

Thank you all so much!


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1046
Reviewed: 2011-05-19
"We only put it on one dog, and when I can't see her, just hit the beep button and they both come running."

By: Terri

I bought this product for our two Giant Schnauzers who were sneaking off into the woods. After searching for them many times, I had enough and ordered the SD-1825. It is a wonderful piece of equipment and worth every cent. We only put it on one dog, and when I can't see her, just hit the beep button and they both come running. Only on a few occasions have we ever had to actually use the 'jolt' phase. The range is exceptional. I would recommend this product

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 584
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Very good product for the price. Easy to use."

By: Bob

Very good product for the price. Easy to use.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 585
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I had trouble with my first one after several months of use, and I was given a brand new one. no questions asked."

By: Steve B

This is the best E-Collar I have ever used. It stay charged forever and has the range that it claims too.
I had trouble with my first one after several months of use, and I was given a brand new one. no questions asked. Great company with a great product!


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 586
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"We had an issue with the battery pack (wouldn't charge properly), but SD replaced it free of charge. Wonderful. I love it."

By: Judy

Family pet.

What a great tool for training assistance. Much less stress and kinder than losing your temper. We had an issue with the battery pack (wouldn't charge properly), but SD replaced it free of charge. Wonderful. I love it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 680
Reviewed: 2011-05-04
"I trust Steve's opinion on the his reviews of products he uses on his dogs. Let me tell you, he Nailed it on this one!"

By: Craig Hafferman

Hunts. Family pet.

I purchased the Sportdog SD-1825 e-collar, and am totally satisfied with this product. Overall, I find it very simple to understand and easy to use. No fumbling with the transmitter on the go, and my pup "Stella" responds great with it set at level 3. I trust Steve's opinion on the his reviews of products he uses on his dogs. Let me tell you, he Nailed it on this one! Everything from the wide range of simulations and modes, ability to up to five more dogs in the future, to the easy to use charger and choice of contact points and collars. Sportdog really knows what the Hunter needs and wants. This is my first e-collar, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Hat's off to Sportdog and to Steve Snell and Gun Dog Supply!
Craig Hafferman


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 673
Reviewed: 2011-05-03
"It seems to have a very long battery life and the medium stim setting offers a wide range of stim which I really like."

By: Eric Kramer

Hunts.

Great product. I like the small receiver and thin collar. It seems to have a very long battery life and the medium stim setting offers a wide range of stim which I really like. As always, a great product offered by a great company whose customer service is second to none.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2859
Reviewed: 2011-10-06
"My Jack Russell had a habit of running to people and kids and total ignoring calls to return. It only took one day with the collar on vibrate setting to break of the habit. He even comes when he is not wearing his collar and hears the tone on my lab."

By: Larry

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.

Outstanding system. Helps keep my lab from trailing unwanted critters, and he returns on first call. My Jack Russell had a habit of running to people and kids and total ignoring calls to return. It only took one day with the collar on vibrate setting to break of the habit. He even comes when he is not wearing his collar and hears the tone on my lab. It is outstanding being totally waterproof. And I can't say enough for Innotek's warranty. They went way above and beyond to help solve my problems. Even offering to ship replacement parts next day air, so I could have the my system up and running for the start of bird season. I have recommend this system to several friends, and they have had the same results both from Gun Dog Supply and Innotek. Working with Gun Dog Supply has been such a pleasure, that they are the only ones I now shop for my hunting dog supplies. Thanks

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2844
Reviewed: 2011-09-29
"Excellent Customer service and quick shipping. I would recommend Gun Dog Supply to anyone needing training supplies at a good price."

By: Chris Cook Of,TN

Excellent Customer service and quick shipping. I would recommend Gun Dog Supply to anyone needing training supplies at a good price.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 668
Reviewed: 2011-04-27
"The amount of customization for it, plus being able to set the collars individual intensity levels really makes this product versatile."

By: Dave Underwood

Awesome collar. I don't think I will ever need a new one again. The amount of customization for it, plus being able to set the collars individual intensity levels really makes this product versatile.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 667
Reviewed: 2011-04-27
"The Sportdog SD-1825 has been a great unit for the price."

By: Olen Gannon Of,MI

The Sportdog SD-1825 has been a great unit for the price.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 665
Reviewed: 2011-04-27
"This collar is great. Had a little bit of trouble with it not always getting the signal. Emailed Sport Dog and they got it all tuned in."

By: Shannon

Hunts. Family pet.

This collar is great. Had a little bit of trouble with it not always getting the signal. Emailed Sport Dog and they got it all tuned in. I have used it training on dry land and at the marsh. No problems. If you are worried about the price, don't. This product is well worth the money. The paging button is great to get my dogs attention on windy rainy days when my voice or whistle won't carry.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2668
Reviewed: 2011-09-08
"We use it as a leash for at the beach in NC and for hunting in the woods of northern MN."

By: Aaron Michaud Of,NC

This is a very good item. We have had it for 2yrs now and no problems at all. We use it as a leash for at the beach in NC and for hunting in the woods of northern MN. The only maintenace that we do for it is rinse it off after getting home from the ocean inorder to prevent rust.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 592
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"We're happy with this e-collar and have recently expanded our system to run two dogs at the same time."

By: Chuck Leeck

We're happy with this e-collar and have recently expanded our system to run two dogs at the same time. I would highly recommend this system to others.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 593
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience, from reading Steve's reviews, placing my order and the finished product. The whole experience was first rate."

By: Stephen Waggoner Of,IL

I received the collar from Gun dog supply in 2 days from placing my order. The instructions that came with the unit are very good. The collar is full of options. I'm very pleased with the fact that it has both the tone and vibration modes as my dog is very timid. I was able to reinforce my commands to my dog with just these 2 modes, and he was very quick to pick up on what I wanted him to do. I couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience, from reading Steve's reviews, placing my order and the finished product. The whole experience was first rate. Thanks a lot Steve.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 594
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"My favorite mode is the vibrate mode. Upon the advice of someone else, I only use the correction button on the level of stimulation that I myself can feel without pain."

By: Grace

Owns 11 dogs. Family pet.

This is an excellent product, and I would certainly recommend it to others. My favorite mode is the vibrate mode. Upon the advice of someone else, I only use the correction button on the level of stimulation that I myself can feel without pain. I have needed to call customer service on a training issue, and they were excellent. She sees the collar and knows we're going to do something fun. I use it for hiking in the woods and it's fantastic.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1052
Reviewed: 2011-05-24
"Nicely compact, good range, and easy to manage the controls."

By: Peggy Richter Of,CA

It worked well, but not as well as my old Tri-Tronics. Battery needed recharging more often than I felt it should, and the low level wasn't as low as the old Tri-Tronics. On the other hand, very nicely compact, good range, and easy to manage the controls.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 651
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
"Excellent product and customer service"

By: Ken Taff

Excellent product and customer service. I had a problem with one of my collars just before end of warranty. One phone call and a new one was on the way at no cost!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 597
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Steve's review of this product, as always, is 100% accurate in real life use."

By: Karen Hover Of NV

Steve's review of this product, as always, is 100% accurate in real life use. We used these collars to train our four German Shepherds off leash. Our dogs already understood our commands, but in moments of excitement they would occasionally become too distracted to listen. After 1 to 3 corrections per dog, the dogs became attentive at all times to what we were asking of them. The dogs were so good and reliable in their behavior that we stopped using the collars. Later, when a problem developed with our male dog wanting to charge a particular dog in the neighborhood, we took out one of the collars again. It took exactly one correction to remind him how we expected him to behave.

The collars are reliable, hold a charge a long time, recharge quickly, and survive the elements amazingly well. We highly recommend them.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 598
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #15597

By: John Cascarano From IL

Family pet.

Difficult to set the button configuration for your particular use. However sportdog service was extremely helpful.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15597
Reviewed: 2014-11-15
"Use a plastic zip tie to attach the controller to the lanyard......mine came off in a pond"

By: James Lindly Of,OR

Steve-
I would rate it very good to excellent now, The original one I got, the numbers on the dial wore off quickly, but I was able to replace the unit for I believe $50 or $100. Also, warn people to use a plastic zip tie to attach the controller to the lanyard......mine came off in a pond, and fortunately, I was able to find it (mostly luck)...., now I use a small plastic zip tie to keep it on the lanyard. Overall, a good value for the $. Jim


Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 649
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
Customer Review #16044

By: Juan Solis From WA

Gsp. Hunts.

Dog really respects and responds to this ecollar. Looking forward to buy another collar.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16044
Reviewed: 2014-11-28
"In retrospect, I think I should have purchased a product with more functionality."

By: Gerald Staffin

It does a very good job for the limited functions provided. In retrospect, I think I should have purchased a product with more functionality.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 635
Reviewed: 2011-04-24
"Works OK. I would like a protective container for storage or transportation"

By: Mike

Works OK. I would like a protective container for storage or transportation. Batteries hold charge for reasonable time. Only complaint: no protective container

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 572
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"My only complaint is the 3/4" collar. 1" would make it compatible with things like 3rd party beepers, and gps collar."

By: Chris K - San Francisco,CA

This collar is bomber, and SportDog customer service is great. My only complaint is the 3/4" collar. 1" would make it compatible with things like 3rd party beepers, and gps collar.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 568
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"40 hour range"

By: Manuel Malagon-Fajar Of,TX

Steve,
I sent you my initial review yesterday. Today I have noticed that the battery recharging cycle advertised as 40-60 hours for new batteries is down at the 40 hour range. Not what I would have expected for a not very heavy use of new equipment, but it's what they advertise.


Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 588
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #28876

By: Steve Lovalenti From OH

beagle. Hunts. Family pet.

so far so good i have not put it to a real test yet i will know more at the end of the next season

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28876
Reviewed: 2016-04-18
"I have been quite happy with my SD-1825"

By: Kent McCormack Of,MN

Overall, I have been quite happy with my SD-1825. I use it in single dog mode, and it works as advertised. Check back in a year for feedback on two dog mode. The reason I deducted a star was I initially had problems with the receiver battery. The manufacturer replaced the battery immediately. As always, Gun Dog Supply was fast and efficient with my order.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 590
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"I've had a working unit for about a year, and I love the versatility... vibrate, tone, and stim and an adjustable configuration."

By: Lydia White

Standard Poodle. Family pet.

I love my SD-1825. It was a rough start, as the first unit that I ordered would not charge. I was very (underline) pleased with the outstanding customer service that Gun Dog Supply provided. I've had a working unit for about a year, and I love the versatility... vibrate, tone, and stim and an adjustable configuration. I used my collar to train recall in the field; run at heal next to my mountain bike (when I'm on my way to the single track); run at solid heal off lead, and general obedience. My dog is very sensitive to the stimulation, and I'm pleased that the unit provide 16 (if I recall correctly) levels of adjustability. My dog only needs levels 3 and 4. I've tried it on my leg, and there does seem to be a short delay before the stim kicks in, but it could be that I am not sensitive enough to that level.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2807
Reviewed: 2011-09-16
"Best bang for your buck in an e-collar, but the after sale service of Gun Dog Supply was the best part of the deal because they went over and beyond what the warranty stated!"

By: Nour Baz Of Kamloops,BC,Canada

Best bang for your buck in an e-collar, but the after sale service of Gun Dog Supply was the best part of the deal because they went over and beyond what the warranty stated!

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 595
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
" It was easy to train my dog and he responds with just the tone even at great distances."

By: Mike,UT

The initial transceiver and collar never worked correctly. The company ultimately sent me out 2 different collars and a new hand unit before the system signaled or received correctly. It has been working fine almost daily for over a year now. I am certainly satisfied with its performance. It was easy to train my dog and he responds with just the tone even at great distances.The staff with Sport Dog were very helpful and accommodating (with the exception of one pseudo-intellect that told me the problem might be from me keeping the battery charged). Everyone else was super! Rating would be excellent except for the initial issue.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 596
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"It's a good collar and works for what I need."

By: Heather Roberts

It's a good collar and works for what I need. I only needed a vibrating collar and couldn't find a collar that only vibrates, so I had to get one that shocks and vibrates. But....you can only set it to shock or only to vibrate. It doesn't go back and forth without taking it off of the dog and resetting it.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 604
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #26839

By: Stephen Forkner From

3/4 Black Lab 1/4 Golden Retriever. Hunts. Family pet.

Read the instructions carefully, you may cause the animal confusion or pain if you don't. The 1825 does not use the toggle switch to increase pressure level. It is to switch between dog 1 or dog 2. Make sure your collar is set to Orange (low) first. The power button on the collar is very stiff the first time you use it. I recommend using a pencil eraser end to turn on the unit the first few times. Its a great unit since I have worked through these challenges and customer support was very willing to help. I would purchase this unit again and recommend it to others.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26839
Reviewed: 2016-01-29
"Very adjustable, and the vibrate function is another very useful tool. Range seems excellent."

By: Perry Swarringim Of,OR

Very adjustable, and the vibrate function is another very useful tool. Range seems excellent. Grade A

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 617
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #26027

By: Michael Fox From

Pointers. Owns 5 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

Very good collar for training dogs. Like the old 1 inch collar over the 3/4 inch collar currently used.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26027
Reviewed: 2015-12-31
"I bought the system so I could stim, tone, and vibrate on three dogs; however, the vibrate function is hit or miss"

By: Wendy Bruening

I bought the system so I could stim, tone, and vibrate on three dogs; however, the vibrate function is hit or miss, unreliable. Other features on the collars work as advertised.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 618
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #26152

By: Gary Dixon From CA

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

Very versatile with many possible settings. The only minor setting option I'd like to see with the three buttons with one dog is tone, vibration, stimulation. But that is not available. The fast charge is great as is the charge stand. Much less chance of getting water into the collar with the sealed charging feature. The plastic collar is too stiff and hard to attach. After the first try, it was replaced with 3/4 inch heavy nylon webbing and a YKK plastic quick attach buckle. Works quite well now.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26152
Reviewed: 2016-01-04
"I tried out the Tri-tronics Sport Basic G3 first, but found it too jumpy. My dog either felt nothing, or was yelping. Now that I have the 1825 on him, he is excited to work and wear it."

By: Samantha

Family pet.

I have a 50 pound 1.5 year-old dog that is pound rescue with a whole lot of drive. I got him as a companion animal and barn dog to run on trail rides and offer some protection to me and the horses. Unfortunately, his unending energy that allows him to go on 4 hour trail rides and hikes also can make him difficult to break off a scent, or stop him from trying to get a pack going. I can't have him on leash while I'm riding, but he was working on a 50 foot check cord reliably while I was hiking. So after a lot of research, I ended up purchasing the SportDog 1825. I tried out the Tri-tronics Sport Basic G3 first, but found it too jumpy. My dog either felt nothing, or was yelping. Now that I have the 1825 on him, he is excited to work and wear it. I love that it has settings on the collar, as well, so that I can use the low setting on this current dog, but when I expand my pack, I could use the same handset with a less sensitive dog. The only problems I've had is that I have lost the antenna a few times. It twists on and off instead of being fixed. I've always been able to find it luckily. Also the belt clips isn't as strong as I would like, so I always wear it using the lanyard. I love that there is so much customizing, too, because originally I thought I would use vibration and momentary stimulation, but turns out my dog is too confused by the vibration for it to be effective, and I much prefer the continuous stimulation, and now there is no need for me to purchase a different collar. This product also perfected my dog's drop on recall in one training session. Now the barn chickens are safe. I don't have to worry when my dog dives into the brush because he whoas and recalls reliably now, and my horses are thankful that I am not blaring a whistle to get the dog's attention anymore. Thanks GDS for publishing such great reviews and details too that allowed me to pick the perfect product for my needs.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3002
Reviewed: 2012-02-20
"I do not like the lanyard attachment. I would prefer the standard belt clip. Otherwise I do like the product."

By: Jerry Querio From WI

Hunts. Family pet.

I do not like the lanyard attachment. I would prefer the standard belt clip. Otherwise I do like the product.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2129
Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Customer Review #7032

By: Shelley Gordon-Griffiths From BC

Owns 4 dogs. Family pet.

I have not have any time to use the product yet, but I sure love the set up with the charging units so far. When we got our first Springer, we bought a single unit and we love it. I can't see this unit not being the perfect unit for us with all of our dogs.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7032
Reviewed: 2014-01-03
"Very reliable, I bought a second collar because of the performance of the first."

By: Angela Pullano Of,OH

Very reliable, I bought a second collar because of the performance of the first. Only negative thing to say is that the vibrate tends to get softer as the battery starts to wane and is weaker on the older collar vs the new one.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 626
Reviewed: 2011-04-22
"I have 1 transmitter with 2 collars. I've had the set for about 1.5 years and I love it!"

By: Ed Williams

I have 1 transmitter with 2 collars. I've had the set for about 1.5 years and I love it! Lately, however, I'm having trouble with 1 of the collars making contact with the charger during charging. I have to fiddle with it to get it to charge. Were it not for this issue I would rate it excellent.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 632
Reviewed: 2011-04-24
"Pretty much everything I would want, except it could do with one more button or a few more levels"

By: Ryan

Hunts. Family pet.

I used the SportDog version just because it had vibrate and tone. I use the vibrate as a remote release command (from stay/woh etc.), and the tone as a recall, which she is starting to understand.
So basically it's a dual purpose tool, correction and remote commands.
The sport dog e-collar seems well made and waterproof, pretty much everything I would want, except it could do with one more button or a few more levels. There are 4 commands, but only 3 buttons (nick, cont., buzz, tone). Not sure who missed that in the design, but seems like quite a large oversight to me. So you have to change the mode to get the other functions, which is a laborious process. Also it could do with a few more smaller steps in intensity from 3-4 could do with a level in between. But other than not having nick available, it's a great training tool.

The e-collar is working well for me & my Vizsla, as a gauge of harshness, I don't set it higher than I can handle on myself, she doesn't flinch or even react on the main setting (3), I go one higher (4) when she's amped up/very distracted & she doesn't react to that either. It's not magic at these levels and doesn't elicit an immediate change but after 5/10 corrections she gets it. This is what ultimately helped solve the leash pulling issue which was a tough one. Took me a long time to get her to understand what she was doing wrong first then applied the e-collar, and she mustered the self control reasonably quickly. I still need reminder days now and again, but mostly she's good.
Initially when I used it on these low settings, and she was excited, she just ignored the corrections, but slowly it sunk in. Figured that was a better approach than over-correcting.


Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3369
Reviewed: 2013-05-12
"I may have purchased this piece of dog training equipment prematurely. To date, I have not had to use to control my new dog "Gus""

By: Matthew Blazek From MD

Family pet.

Steve,

I may have purchased this piece of dog training equipment prematurely. To date, I have not had to use to control my new dog "Gus";. He will be 3 this October and is a great pet. His favorite game is frisbee, but he will retrieve any toy even dive 9 feet under water in the swimming pool.
I started the program, which begins with having the dog leash broken, eventually substituting in the Sportdog-1825 electronic collar. I thought it would help me train Gus to be a hunting dog, too. Access to hunting on the Chesapeake for waterfowl has become quite expensive, and even more difficult if you want a place to train your own dog. I also suffered a knee injury slowing me down. So Gus is my pet and has not had the opportunity to hunt live birds.

Matt from Maryland


Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2560
Reviewed: 2011-09-04
"Very good when it works"

By: Jo Hewison Of,FL

Collar very good when it works - I spend some time in the UK, and needed help the other day as I hadn't used it for a bit, and couldn't get it to work. The people on the help line said something about they couldn't really help as I was in the UK - different spec??? Back in Florida May 1st

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 577
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
"Happy, but frustrated with the run of defective collars"

By: Jess Anderson Of,UT

Collar is ok, Remote is kind of bulky. Waterproof remote and rechargable remote are good features. Customer support is good, but I did get 3 defective products in a row before I got one that worked and charged consistently. Overall happy, but frustrated with the run of defective collars.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 619
Reviewed: 2011-04-22
"I've only been using the SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825 for a week"

By: David Van Antwerp From MI

Family pet.

This review is perhaps premature - I've only been using the SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825 for a week. I am having a difficult time getting it to work as it should - probably operator error as much as anything. Sometimes the collar delivers stimulation and sometimes it doesn't. The collar gives the operator so many options it's difficult to remember what to do next. Hopefully I will get more proficient with practice. I've re-read the operator manual several times - that helps. We are headed back to the woods today for more practice.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5550
Reviewed: 2013-11-20
"Nice features, but get the Tri-Tronics"

By: Alex

Family pet.

Purchased this after my Dogtra transmitter decided it didn't want to work anymore. I worked amazing, and I loved how it had so many programmable levels, and the buttons could be programed to various functions. I had the side button make the collar vibrate, then I had a stimulation and beep button. Well the good didn't last too long. One day, all of a sudden the unit quit working on me within a month of purchasing it. I purchased it on 12/14 and i returned it today for a Tri tronics flyway my neighbor was trying to tell me to get because he has used them with no problems since they were the size of a 90's cell phone. Bottom line - nice features, but get the Tri-Tronics and save gas on returning products!

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 2959
Reviewed: 2012-01-05
"Could be a superior unit with a little more testing and fine tuning"

By: Texas Trainer

I have used SportDog collars for years, and overall, they are good products. I have had two of the 1825 units and both were sent back. The first because it lost sync with the remote, and the bottom button broke to where it was stuck on. I promptly received a replacement unit from the company, and had to ship it back because the charger was not working properly. I opted to get another model at this point. However, I do believe that this could be a superior unit with a little more testing and fine tuning.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 176
Reviewed: 2010-02-07
"I'm on my 3rd one now (great customer service and warranty by the way), and so far so good. Hopefully it hangs in there..."

By: Kolin Powick Of,UT

This is a toughy. Overall I LOVE the SD-1825. The range is incredible. I love the vibrate, and the beep function, and rarely use the stimulation.

However, I've had some bad luck with it working that long. I'm on my third collar in 2 years. The first one worked for about 6 months. Then the vibrate function stopped working. The second one worked about the same length of time, then all features were intermittently working.

I'm on my 3rd one now (great customer service and warranty by the way), and so far so good. Hopefully it hangs in there...


Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 591
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #683

By: Dustin

EP. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

I purchased the 1825. The first one lasted a few months then it started having problems with consistency. The receiver wouldnít work at different ranges; it was very random and frustrating. I called GDS and they worked with me on getting a new set up. About a month later the same thing started happening again so they helped with getting me a great Tri-Tronics System which is more money but it has been perfect. I have had it since 09. Steve and Tri-Tronics will be getting my business because of quality and customer service.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 683
Reviewed: 2011-05-05
Customer Review #664

By: Marc Wertenberger Of,IN

When I first received this product it worked pretty well. My only complaint at the time was that the batteries seemed to have different lifespans even though they were both new. I never had to favor one dog with training so there was no reason for one battery to run down faster than another, but one collar would last almost a full day longer than the other. I didn't worry about it too much since I knew the batteries were replaceable it really wasn't too big of an inconvenience at the time.

My second issue, however, cropped up about 6 month later when my remote stopped working. I made sure it had a full charge and that the charger was working properly so I called the company. They were nice enough and sent out a new remote which promptly did not work out of the box. The "beeper" button would not work after I had paired it to the collars so I called the company again. They were still nice enough to deal with and they sent me out another remote that has worked for less than 3 months.

Now the beeper button does not work on this unit. In addition, the battery life on the collars is about half of what they were when originally purchased. I have followed the directions to only charge the collars when needed and would remove them as soon as finished and I must say I am amazed at how short the battery life has been. I have worked in the cell phone industry for over 14 years so I am familiar with rechargeable batteries, these just don't seem to hold up. What use to last for 3 days is down 1 - 1 1/2 days on a full charge.

If you would ask me if I would purchase these collars again, I wouldn't, nor would I recommended anyone to purchase this setup. This is no where near the quality that should be in a $500+ product.

As a side note, I use this setup on house dogs and none of the equipment has been abused in any way. I'd be afraid to see how this product would hold up if I actually used it in the field as intended.


Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 664
Reviewed: 2011-04-27
Customer Review #1988

By: John Newman

Hunts. Family pet.

SD 1825 tends to malfunction from time to time. End result, vibrator sends dog a shock, light shock (as a reminder) is often delayed with result of a much worse shock on my dog. Thinking of heading back to Tri-tronics. Wish I could get my money back! Only positive, battery time is not bad!

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1988
Reviewed: 2011-08-31
Customer Review #3057

By: Vann R. Duke

Owns 11 dogs. Family pet.

The SportDog 1825 has worked ok, but, although I'm really careful with all of my expensive gadgets, I have had problems with this one. First, after about six months of use, I was training my dog and dropped the transmitter in about a foot of water. I wasn't worried because it's waterproof. But my dog started yelping and the transmitter was shocking my dog repeatedly, at a much higher level, and I wasn't pushing any of the buttons. I called gun dog supply, and they sent me a new transmitter. All was fine until the side button broke and fell out after about six months. The plastic holding the button in just cracked. It just wasn't a very good design. I'll be purchasing a different system next time.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3057
Reviewed: 2012-04-17
Customer Review #122

By: Wesley Wirick

Overall the unit is good to be used with a wide range of dogs. However, as a trainer that uses remote collars very often, I have had problems with this unit losing sync with the remote and with the button sticking and giving a continuous stim to the dog. I have also experienced the unit losing or changing its programing while it was being used as well. If these problems can be fixed, it will be a superb unit. Nothing is worse than having your remote collar act up when you are doing a demo or when you need to fix a behavioral problem.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 122
Reviewed: 2009-11-14
Customer Review #562

By: Jeff Stone Of,AL

Unit stopped working about 6 months after purchase. Collar never been wet. Transmitter works fine.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 562
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #551

By: George Strickler Of New Orleans,LA

It stopped working after a couple of months use. Both collar and transmitter take a charge but no signal from transmitter to collar. I haven't had time to send it back. Using an old tritronic on loan.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 551
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #589

By: Steve Eshbaugh

Have never gotten them to function correctly, and if I could send them back for a full refund, I would do so immediately.

Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 589
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #340

By: Bob Brearey

The Sportdog 1825 is unreliable. I started using the unit in July 2009. In the 15 months Iíve had the unit, Iím on my third receiver (collar) unit and my fourth transmitter unit. The collar unit(s) would not hold charge for more than 8 hours even when turned off. The battery was replaced first, followed by two replacements of the collar unit. So far it seems to be working. My experience with the transmitter unit was even worse. I had the upper left button fall off of the first two units. The third unit would not transmit more than 12 yards, just as it came out of the box. Yes, really, exactly 12 yards. I tested it on another humanÖ13 yards and no response. Sportdog replaced the unit for a fourth time, but I havenít used it. This is the least reliable product Iíve ever owned. All of these failures on an ecollar used to train 1 dog for an hour a day is inexcusable.

PSÖI ended up buying a Tri-tronic Pro 100 to replace it. And yes, Iíd like my money back from Sportdog.


Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 340
Reviewed: 2010-12-14
Customer Review #614

By: Joel Meske

The SD-1825 I purchased only worked for a few weeks. Upon a full charge, It only works for a couple stimulations and then fails. The stimulation range also doesn't seem to work correctly. It goes from undetectable to jolting my 80 lb Labrador off his feet. I was directed to the manufacturer and verified the settings are correct. They feel it functions properly, but it does not. Obviously, I would not recommend this product or the manufacturer.

Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 614
Reviewed: 2011-04-21
Customer Review #642

By: AL KAMDA

Will stay away from that collar nothing but trouble

Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 642
Reviewed: 2011-04-26
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SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825

"Waterproof transmitter. It's submersible, too! Drop it in the water, fish it out, and keep on training. Perfect for retrievers." -- STEVE


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    Gun Dog Supply Exclusive: One Hour BASIC OBEDIENCE Ecollar Training DVD

      SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825$40 Value -- You get this FOR FREE when you buy this ecollar.

      We are proud to announce that Professional Dog Trainer Robin MacFarlane is working with us! We just wrapped another video shoot, and are launching her latest DVD.

      PREVIEW: Watch a 10-minute Preview here...

      What's interesting about these videos is that Robin has never worked with these dogs before, and several younger dogs have never been trained on an ecollar.

      First, Robin walks you through the basic obedience commands showing what proper form looks like.

      Next, Robin shows how she introduces the ecollar to two of Steve's puppies, Jack & Tilly, and shows you how to find the right STIM level to communicate with your dog.

      She then turns that into a lesson for your dog to recognize that STIM means pay attention to your handler and expands that into a basic recall.

      Additional segments include teaching RECALL, PLACE, SIT, and HEEL.



      Exclusively available at Gun Dog Supply.



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    Read more about SportDOG SD-1825

      SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825The Sport Hunter SD1825 is an incredibly versatile training collar and a good choice for all-around use. It is designed for a wide range of dog handlers including pet owners, obedience trainers, bird hunters, rabbit hunters, and waterfowl hunters.

      You can customize your SportDOG SD-1825 to match your training preference. It comes out of the box set up in MODE-1 (an 8-level continuous + 8-level momentary stimulation one dog collar with a separate tone button), but it can easily be changed into 13 different modes with different button configurations. This allows you to customize your transmitter to your training needs. The wide range of stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD-1825 are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.

      The SD-1825 features 1 mile of range, a slim profile collar receiver that ensures a perfect fit, and a compact transmitter that's easy to handle. You are also able to expand your one dog system up to a 6 dog unit with the "Add-A-Dog" feature. And it's waterproof!

      Prefer a camo training collar? Check out the SportDOG SD-1825 Wetland Hunter Camo.

      System Specifications:

    • Transmitter weight: .35 lbs
    • Collar weight with Receiver: .3 lbs
    • Collar length without Receiver: 28"
    • Collar length with Receiver: 26"


    • FREE! Owner's Manual Download
      SportDOG SD-1825 Owner's Manual, downloadable in .pdf format.
      Click here to read the SportDOG SD-1825 Owner's Manual.





    SportDOG SD-1825 Transmitter (Remote)

      SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825
    • Waterproof transmitter -- It's submersible, too! Drop the transmitter in the water, fish it out, and keep on training. Perfect for retriever training.
    • Rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries -- They're user replaceable, too. Heavy duty. They last 3-5 years with proper care.
    • It's smart -- The SD-1825 has a Low Battery Detect Indicator to make sure you don't get out in the field with a dead battery, and a built-in LED Battery Charge Indicator which lets you know when your transmitter is finished charging.
    • No holster required -- The SD-1825 transmitter is small enough to hang on a lanyard or clip on your belt with the built in Belt Clip.
    • It's about the size of a small walkie-talkie or large cell phone -- The compact SD-1825 remote transmitter only weighs 4.8 ounces and measures 7" x 2.12" x 1.12" with antenna.
    • The "SportHunter" SD-1825 transmitter is ergonomic and feels as good as it looks. The high-impact plastic with "no-slip grip" fits in the palm of your hand. Matte black finish with safety-orange trim.
    • Built-in TOGGLE SWITCH -- Easy to upgrade to up to 6 dogs. Select between color-coded straps when using with more than one dog.

      Transmitter MODES

      The SportDOG 1825 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, Momentary, Tone, Vibration, Low Continuous-High Continuous, Low Momentary - High Momentary, 3 dog Mode featuring one button per dog (Continuous or Momentary based on the position of the toggle switch), tone with stimulation delay, +2 jump level, 6 dog mode with Continuous only (dogs 1-3 on toggle up, and dogs 4-6 on toggle down), and a programmable continuous hot button.

      Change MODES in seconds by setting the transmitter dial and toggle switch 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-1825 Collar

      SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825The SD 1825 features a slim-profile collar design. The 1825 collar is designed to fit closer to your dog's neck and give a better profile look. The SD-1825 uses a 3/4 inch collar strap. It is smaller than any collar receiver in its price and feature range.

    • Internal antenna system
    • Rugged molded case built to withstand all kinds of training and hunting conditions
    • Waterproof Collar/Receiver (Perfect for Retriever Training)
    • Rechargeable Lithium 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: 4.8 ounces with collar strap
    • Receiver Dimensions (without collar strap): 3.12" x 1.25" x 1.25"
    • Collar Dimensions: 3/4" wide, 26" collar strap fits up to 23" dog neck
    • Black strap included


    • Collar MODES

      Another feature in the 1825 collar is the ability to change stimulation settings at the collar. The collar has a low, 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-1825 Comes With

    • Active SportDOG SD 1825 collar
    • SportDOG SD 1825 transmitter
    • Transmitter antenna
    • 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
    • Collar charging cradle
    • Belt clip + lanyard for the transmitter
    • Test light
    • SportDOG Owner's Manual / Operating Guide
    • "Behavior & Training Guide" 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
    • Long Line / Checkcord




    Features of the SportDOG SD-1825

    • Waterproof and submersible Collar and Transmitter
    • No external collar antenna to get hung up
    • One mile range - Longest range at it's price point
    • The SD1825 is expandable to use with up to six dogs
    • Push-button ON/OFF switch activated at the collar
    • Customizable transmitter settings -- choose from 13 pre-set modes
    • Up to 16 levels of continuous stimulation and 16 levels of momentary stimulation
    • Instantly change stimulation intensity from the transmitter (tactile dial)
    • Tone only option (1 & 2 dog modes only)
    • Vibration only option (1, 2, & 3 dog modes only)
    • Built in toggle switch (so you can upgrade to up to 6 dogs later)
    • Rechargeable, user replaceable Lithium Ion batteries in collar and transmitter
    • Two Hour Rapid Charge system
    • Docking station collar charger
    • Low Battery Detect indicators on both transmitter and receiver
    • Backed by a Two Year Manufacturer Warranty



    SportDOG SD-1825 Batteries

    • Lithium Ion Batteries
    • Two Hour Rapid Charge System for the transmitter and collar
    • Collar Docking Station -- no mud plugs required
    • User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
    • Get 40-60 hours "on time" between charges
    • Comes with a DUAL LEAD CHARGER and collar cradle. Save time because you can charge both collar and transmitter at the same time from one plug




    Stimulation from the SportDOG SD-1825

    • The SD-1825 has multiple intensity levels, which allows you to choose the stimulation that is best for your dog.
    • Eight intensity levels can be quickly adjusted with the dial on the side of the transmitter. This means that 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 16 levels of continuous stimulation and 16 levels of momentary stimulation, depending on which mode you choose.

      The SportDOG SD1825 models can have a low and a high button for continuous stimulation. The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD1825 are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.




    SportDOG SD-1825 Range

      One mile range, which is ample for most dog training or hunting situations. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.





    Country of Origin: Made in China.


    SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1825
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