Steve Says: I started using a prototype SD 1825 in September 2008. I ended up using it the entire 2008 - 2009 hunting season and have not looked back. Read my full SportDOG SD-1825 review here.
When you buy your first ecollar you have to make a number of choices:
It can be hard to make some of these decisions since many of our customers have never USED a training collar before.
- 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?
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 Camo 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 Camo 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 $299.95?
By: BRAD STILES From IL
Family pet. Fantastic product.
Review ID: 18609
out of 5-stars.
"Previously owned this electronic collar 10 years ago. This new addition is lighter, smaller, easier to charge and works like a charm."
By: Sally Engel From ILPreviously owned this electronic collar 10 years ago. This new addition is lighter, smaller, easier to charge and works like a charm. As a dog trainer it is fantastic at dog beach when the pup is playing. Early on a big large muscled companion dog at 11 months weighs 110 lbs with no extra fat. Willing to listen, quick learner, and stops rough play with dogs half his size with the 'NO', knowing what comes next. It is an excellent training tool in the water and at shore that is 1-1/2 wide with all free to play. It's dog beach! It is fantastic as a recall tool. I whistle with no electronic signal, and he comes running! Intelligence extraordinary. After just a couple of times with the instant feel of distance control in micro seconds he hears a command and responds without the use of the collar. Now I have not needed it, but keep it on just in case, and a reminder that it is there. Soon winter will be here and Lake Michigan will be for next year and a whole new venue in the woods starts with the collar used in different circumstances. Most important is reliability, distance, waterproof and quality.
Review ID: 22785
out of 5-stars.
By: Greg From CO
Hunts. Family pet. Works great. Glad I bought waterproof Wetland model. In addition to training for upland bird hunting I also fly fish a lot and collar has been great for training 6 month old puppy to stay behind/next to me in stream. Well, at least until hookup, and then all hell breaks loose. :)
Review ID: 22729
out of 5-stars.
"Great range, loud tone mode, and tons of settings."
By: Rob From MN
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Great range, loud tone mode, and tons of settings. Only thing that would make it better is if the collar strap was not so stiff. Holds a memory. Not ideal if you are switching dogs. Also Gun Dog Supply was great! Best price, fast shipping, and ship tracking. I would buy this again, and I look forward to doing more business with Gun Dog Supply.
Review ID: 23565
out of 5-stars.
By: David Pickering From CO
Owns 11 dogs. Hunts. Everything good
Review ID: 26439
out of 5-stars.
"The block head isn't ready for field trials yet, but controls work very well for little mistakes to major screw up. Range is good. Tells him he's within the long arm of the law."
By: John Laufer From WI
Hunts. The block head isn't ready for field trials yet, but controls work very well for little mistakes to major screw up. Range is good. Tells him he's within the long arm of the law.
Review ID: 9766
out of 5-stars.
SportDOG SD-1825 Wetland Hunter Camo
"Waterproof transmitter. It's submersible, too! Drop it in the water, fish it out, and keep on training. Perfect for retrievers." -- STEVE
SportDOG SD-1825 Camo Overview:
The SD-1825 Camo is an incredibly versatile training collar and a good choice for all-around use. The SD 1825 Camo is a longer range version of the popular SD 2000. It has all of the features of the SD-2000 but adds more modes, vibration, longer range, faster charging, and a smaller improved collar. The SD 1825 Camo is a one mile system.
The SportDOG SD-1825 Camo is ideal for training in the yard, field, or for hunting with long range working dogs. Both the transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible. The 1825 Camo can be expanded to control up to three dogs by adding SportDOG Brand Add-A-Dog collars. The comfortable "soft coat" transmitter finish makes this unit a pleasure to handle. This is dog training gear the way you would design it.
You can customize your SportDOG SD-1825 Camo to match your training preferences. It comes set up in the standard 8-level continuous + 8-level momentary stimulation one dog collar with a non-stimulation tone button, but it can easily be changed into 13 different modes with different button configurations including vibration, stimulation with tone delay, and continuous. The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD-1825 Camo are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
You are also able to transform your one dog system at any time into a multi-dog system using the "Add-A-Dog" feature.
Multi-dog Collars / Systems:
Read more about SportDOG SD-1825 Camo
The Wetland Hunter SD1825 Camo is an incredibly versatile training collar and a good choice for all-around use.
The SportDOG SD 1825 Camo 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 Camo 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 Camo are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
The SD-1825 Camo 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 transform your one dog system into a two or three dog unit with the "Add-A-Dog" feature. And it's waterproof!
Prefer a non-camo training collar? Check out the SportDOG SD-1825 Sport Hunter.
- Transmitter weight: .35 lbs
- Collar weight with Receiver: .3 lbs
- Collar length without Receiver: 28"
- Collar length with Receiver: 26"
Owner's Manual Download|
SportDOG SD-1825 Camo Owner's Manual, downloadable in .pdf format.
to read the SportDOG SD-1825 Camo Owner's Manual.
SportDOG SD-1825 Camo Transmitter (Remote)
- 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 Camo 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 Camo 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 Camo remote transmitter only weighs 4.8 ounces and measures 7" x 2.12" x 1.12" with antenna.
- The "WetlandHunter" SD-1825 Camo 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. Camo finish with black buttons.
- Built-in TOGGLE SWITCH -- Easy to upgrade to up to 6 dogs.
The SportDOG 1825 Camo 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.
You have one transmitter setting in 4-6 dog mode. It is 8 levels of continuous. The toggle switch selects between Dogs 1-3 and Dogs 4-6, with each button assigned to a different dog.
In a 1 or 2 dog setup, modes include Continuous, Momentary, Tone, Vibration, Low Continuous-High Continuous, Low Momentary - High Momentary, tone with stimulation delay, +2 jump level, 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 Camo Collar
The SD 1825 Camo 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 Camo 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
- Camo strap included
Another feature in the 1825 Camo 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 Camo Comes With
- Active SportDOG SD 1825 camo collar
- SportDOG SD 1825 camo transmitter
- Transmitter antenna
- Short stimulation probes
- Long stimulation probes
- Adjustable camo 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
Features of the SportDOG SD-1825 Camo
- Waterproof and submersible Collar and Transmitter
- Advantage Max-4 camouflage pattern
- No external collar antenna to get hung up
- One mile range - Longest range at it's price point
- The SD1825 Camo is expandable to use with up to three 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 Camo 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 Camo
- The SD-1825 Camo 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 Camo 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 Camo are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
SportDOG SD-1825 Camo 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.
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