The compact SportDog SD 425X Field Trainer is ideal for training in the yard, field, or for hunting with dogs at close range. The transmitter and receiver are 100% DryTek waterproof and submersible.
The SportDOG 425X can be expanded to control up to 3 dogs by adding SportDOG Add-A-Dog Collars and has a 500 yard range. It has 7 Instantly Selectable Stimulation Levels, low, medium and high stimulation ranges and has Tone or Vibration Option available.
Testing the collar
Even though you get a test light with your e-collar, we always recommend testing the collar on yourself so that you will know what your dog feels. You can do this by setting the stim level to zero, placing the collar around your forearm so that the probes make contact with the inside of your arm (do not test the collar on your neck) and slowly increase the level while tapping on the Nick button. You will quickly find that there is only a harmless pulse that is startling but not painful. Keep in mind that dog skin is much thicker then human skin so your dog will not feel as much as you will and will need higher levels.
Vibration only training
Depending on which model you choose, by consistently using the vibration or tone only button before static correction your dog will quickly learn to avoid the static correction by responding to vibration or tone only.
Range is “line-of-site”. To get the full manufacturer stated range, you should be able to clearly see your dog across a field or park in clear weather. Tree's, hills, structures and even weather conditions such as snow and rain will cut the range down considerably. To maximize the transmit range you should hold the remote as high as possible above your head.
Always select a collar that has at least double the range of what you think you need. It's better to more range and not need then less range amd need it.
Fitting the collar
When fitting the collar on your dog, be sure it’s high and snug on the neck, just below the ears. It should be snug enough so that it doesn’t slide around. You should be able to slide two fingers underneath the strap.
With the exception of DT Systems collars, receiver-collar antennas are inside the receiver box and not inside the collar strap. If your dog is fully grown you can cut off any excess strap with scissors. If your dog is still growing don’t forget to leave room for this.
Before using the collar, let your dog wear it around for several hour per day for at least 1 week so that he gets used to it. Put it on just before play time or going for a walk so that your dog associates it with fun-time. If you use the collar right away your dog could become “collar wise”, meaning that the dog will know when the collar is on and he has to listen to your commands and when it is off and he doesn’t have to listen. The point of using an electronic dog training collar is that your dog associates the correction with the behavior and not from you and the collar.
Finding the correct level
After your dog has become accustom to wearing the collar around with his normal collar, take your dog to a quiet place, turn the stimulation level to zero and begin tapping on the button while closely watching your dog. When your dog shows the slightist sign of feeling the stimulation, such as looking at you or scratching at the collar, you have found the correct level. Of course you may need to turn the level higher during high distraction situations.
Manufacturers include owner’s manuals with their products but most do NOT provide any type of training material on how to properly use an e-collar to teach basic commands and resolving behavioral issues. Our competitors offer you nothing as well as most are in it only for the money and don’t know the first thing about e-collar training. Many won’t even be able to tell you how to turn one on.
We’ve been around since 2003 and train dogs with e-collars every day. We’re true-blue dog lovers and it’s extremely important to us that these training tools are used safely and responsibly. To make sure that you achieve the desired results that you are looking for in training your dog, we’ve taken it to the next level and offer you unparalleled support that you won’t find when purchasing from a competitor or directly from a manufacturer.
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It is important that you purchase from an “Authorized Dealer". Why? Because you will lose your warranty if you don’t. Be wary of prices out there that are lower than everyone else's. If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is! All the top manufacturers enforce Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP), which means if you see the same model on another site at a lower price, they are probably not an authorized dealer and/or a scam site.
K9electronics has been in business since 2003 and is an "Authorized Dealer" for all the brands we carry so you can feel safe and confident when you purchase with us, but don’t take our word for it. We recommend that you contact any of our manufacturers directly and ask them about us.
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It seems almost everyone these days is selling e-Collars. Over the years, we have seen them pop-up on a myriad of different online stores from sites selling shoes to sites selling popcorn machines! Sure, you can purchase a dog training collar from one of these sites, but that's probably all you're going to get: a training collar.
At K9electronics.com, customer satisfaction and customer support are very important to us. As “e-Collar specialists," we care about helping you to communicate better with your best friend so that you can enjoy a higher quality of life with your pet. We’re here during regular business hours to take your calls, email and live chat with answers to your questions.
Unlike Amazon and other online competitors, we won’t charge you a restock fee if you decide to return a product. If you purchase one of our training collars and aren’t completely satisfied, we have you covered! We offer fast, free shipping direct to your doorstep, and we’ll even pay for the return shipping, as well! It's that easy!
Plus, with our 110% lowest price protection guarantee (up to 30-days AFTER your purchase) it’s just not possible to buy at a lower price!
While many people do their research online,sometimes they feel more comfortable purchasing from a local pet store, but the best quality dog training collars at the lowest prices can only be purchased online. Most of the brick & mortar stores are huge chains that carry low end brands at a high end prices.
The large chain pet stores have a high return rate due to high employee turn-over. Typically, the big chains employ inexperienced workers who may mean well, but often give wrong advice and/or collar recommendations which lead to inappropriate purchases and perpetuate misunderstandings about remote trainers in general.
K9electronics doesn’t simply want to sell you a collar; we want you and your dog to have a great relationship. We're serious about helping you find the perfect collar for your dog. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can easily return it for a full refund or exchange within 60 days. We're serious about our commitment to low pricing too; with our extended price protection, you have up to 30 days AFTER your purchase to use our 110% lowest price guarantee!