Extremely well made. Tri-tronics reliability with Garmin's sense of design. Garmin's first remote training system after purchasing Tri-Tronics gets some feature changes that fix a few issues that folks had with the original.
The Delta XC line adds both long and short contact points, a new stimulation pattern, options to bypass unused multidog features and rapid stimulation level changes if needed.
Features BOTH tone AND vibration. You can use tone as a warning or recall. Vibration works well for silent commands, and with older deaf or hard of hearing dogs.
Small collar/receiver comfortably fits a wide range of dogs from 8 lb. all the way up to 120 lb. dogs.
Small transmitter. Fits nicely in your hand.
Half-mile range works for most folks.
Garmin Delta XC features 18 levels of STIM which means you can hone in and fine tune the correction level that your dog responds to. Works for even the most sensitive dogs.
Multiple modes which means you can customize the button set-up to your preference of training style.
Each dog has an independent STIM level, which makes fast corrections easier.
All in all, the DELTA XC is a great system.
See the DELTA SPORT XC if you need a system with a BARK COLLAR built right in with 36 different STIM levels.
Bird dog folks should also take a look at the Garmin/Tri-tronics DELTA UPLAND XC which has a remote location BEEPER and a BARK COLLAR.
I really like the changes that Garmin has made in the DELTA XC line. They have taken one of our best selling collars and made it even better.
Steve training ROXY with a Garmin Delta XC.
Rapidly increase or decrease the stimulation level:
Rapidly increase or decrease the stimulation level using the new side button feature. Just press and hold to increase multiple levels.
Set the number of dogs on your system:
The Delta XC Series gives you the option of having a one dog unit, a two dog unit or a three dog unit. If you are not running multiple dogs, you can remove this option and only have the dogs on the handheld that you actually have. You can always add the second and third dog options back to the handheld if you add additional dogs down the road.
Long and short contact points:
The original Delta collars came with short probes installed that were not removable or replaceable with long probes. The Delta XC comes with regular (short) probes installed but long probes are also included and can easily be swapped. These are the same probes used on the Gramin PRO units.
New stimulation pattern:
The original Delta units had a stimulation pattern that didnít match anything that Tri-Tronics had used before. It was much lower on the top end and we ran across a number of dogs that it didnít work with in high drive situations. To fix this issue, Garmin has made the DELTA XC stimulation pattern match the one in the Garmin PRO systems. Donít take this to mean that this is a substantially "hotter" collar and it might be too strong for your dog. The low end is still very low, and the middle numbers are also the same. The top end is now what we expect out of a Tri-Tronics system and I donít expect to see any issues with dogs blowing off the stimulation.
Modified side collar loops for a better fit:
The Delta XC Series has slightly modified collar strap loops that allow the receiver to fit better on dogs with larger necks. These modified loops allow the collar to open wider and place the contact points in a better position on the neck compared to the original Delta collar.
Only needed it for one week to stop bad behaviors. Well worth the money to teach her not to eat rocks, sticks, dirt, the couch and my shoes! I can't get over how fast she learned. I love my dog again ‚ô°‚ô°‚ô°
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25907 Reviewed: 2015-12-28
Amazing product. In just a short time I have been able to create a huge difference in our life. This product has a range level of 1-18. One time when he was really defiant, I had to go up to 5. Now, for the most part, vibrate is all I need to stop bad behavior. The next step is working on actual training. There has been a great improvement in coming when called, so I can't wait to have time to keep working on other commands. Some more detail: Our dog was on the edge of being turned into an outside dog because he was too hyper and destructive. He was also playfully aggressive, but to the point he would scare my young niece and nephew because of the jumping and scratching and not controlling his puppy biting behaviors. He hasn't been totally cured of these behaviors, but now a firm no, without even using the collar works for the most part, and this was after just a couple days of training. When he loses his mind a bit because of being excited company comes over, the most we need is a little reminder on a setting of 1 or 2, and he stays on the ground. If I had one small complaint, is that the product uses mini USB instead of micro-usb. I am the guy who doesn't buy products because they use different chargers, but this product is definitely worth making exceptions for.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25861 Reviewed: 2015-12-26
I love your product and so do others here. That is how I got your information. The people here in Meridian, Mississippi and Sumter County Alabama will not go with anyone else. They just love your product. It works, and it's helping the dog with all kind of commands and behavior. Thank you
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26259 Reviewed: 2016-01-07
The Garmin Delta turned my hard headed ranging male into a close range hunting machine. Range and power are outstanding. Battery life is phenomenal! Usually only use setting #4 out of 18 settings on current. Now we are down to just a touch on vibrate and he responds great. I give Garmin a thumbs up for a great product! And Gun Dog Supply for outstanding price, help, and service!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26622 Reviewed: 2016-01-21
We got this collar because our dog was running off every time he was let outside without someone being with him and because he would listen to my husband, but he never would listen to me. After we got the collar he is like a changed dog. He listens to me very well now, and he no longer runs off.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26681 Reviewed: 2016-01-25
Much better than what I had before. The training video is priceless. Our Doberman puppy is learning to be a good citizen very quickly. Simple to operate, very efficient and with a great range. We love it. Thank you, Claude and Antoinette.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26979 Reviewed: 2016-02-02
This collar is amazing! Very easy to use and I love all the settings that it allows. My dog is responding great to it, and it makes hiking with him so much nicer without having him on a leash all the time.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27268 Reviewed: 2016-02-15
My dog very excitable and distracted easily. After using the collar for just two weeks, he now responds to verbal commands while off leash. He now pays attention when out for a walk, before he was constantly looking around for the next thing to grab his attention, and he would be totally fixated no matter what I did. It was quite surprising how quickly he responded to his training.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27248 Reviewed: 2016-02-15
Making a big difference with commands and bad habits! The Lab was obsessed with whining, jumping up on guests, and rushing to the door. The commands have made teaching simple! The DVD has been inspirational!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27067 Reviewed: 2016-02-06
Had Tri-tronics classic 70's for over 10 years never had a problem with it, until power button on collar quit working. That's why I purchased the Delta XC. Looks to be a quality product that fits my needs perfectly.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24832 Reviewed: 2015-11-16
We have poisonous mushrooms all over our acre property. My last dog ate one and cost $$$ to recover. I am using the collar for urgent recall when this dog tries to nose around in areas she shouldn't. I found the vibrate to work great on it's own for a couple days, then she needed an extra nudge when she got used to that. This collar is really well built, and the remote is awesome. Feels good in your hand, easy to toggle between vibrate, tone and jolt. Really happy I got it!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25175 Reviewed: 2015-12-01
My dog was a total D head. After we watched the free training video and used the free lead that was provided to us along with the new collar he is no longer a hell hound. It took him a few zaps, but he figured it out. We took him for a walk for the first time without a leash that didn't end running half marathon to catch him. Great product and great company.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25376 Reviewed: 2015-12-09
Large yard. Bought boundary flags at hardware store and with your training video, training collar and surprise a free 15' leash our Maddie, which is 22 months old is doing great in just 3 weeks! Thanks for a great product. Also the training video was a big help.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25341 Reviewed: 2015-12-07
I really do not like the charging design. The old Garmin Sport had a great idea of attaching a charging station to the wall so it all fits together. Now you fumble with various pieces to charge the collar and the control. Besides that - Great product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25413 Reviewed: 2015-12-10
Absolutely a perfect choice. Performing beyond myour wildest expectations. A superb training tool for sure. Perfect, easy to understand and use operatoruser training materials included with the collar. Happy, happy!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25598 Reviewed: 2015-12-17
Bought this product after much research to determine if this was the right route to go with my dog. To my knowledge I did the correct training protocols to make the transfer to an e-collar and found out it was the right choice. The product is amazing when used correctly. My main use for this product is boundary training (keeping my dog in the yard) and in my case, it worked flawlessly. Of course this all depends on the dog and the methods used to approach this training. Thank you Gun Dog Supply for providing me with a great product, fast shipping, great price, and overall a great experience!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26000 Reviewed: 2015-12-30
Raven was introduced to the collar by a trainer at 7 mos., which really helped. Now I'm doing the training and I truly believe I made the right decision in choosing the Garmin. I live in a remote area in the Colorado mountains and the COME command is the most important to me because of the wildlife diversity where I live, day-to-day hazards (fast-moving water, vehicles, etc.), and managing his enthusiastic behavior around tiny children.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29020 Reviewed: 2016-04-24
It really is as easy as it looks in the video. My dog has stopped pulling on the leash and doesn't run away when off leash. We are only using minimal strength and the beeps usually work. Very proud of the progress in just one week.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28943 Reviewed: 2016-04-20
Mastif/Pit Mix and Husky/Terrier Mix. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.
I love working with this collar! I have used it with my own dogs and with my client's dog's. It is pretty easy to operate and versatile in a way that will allow me to use this collar in a variety of ways! Thanks Gun Dog Supply and Garmin for creating a collar that can be used in a safe and positive way!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28917 Reviewed: 2016-04-19
Really like the way the collar goes over the unit. Ensures a better fit. Wish the handheld part had a way to hang on something, but it's pretty durable when dropped! Also, the charge lasts forever; 3 days for us with it constantly on. The training DVD that came with was helpful, and the link to the further training is great too. Thanks!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28886 Reviewed: 2016-04-18
I was skeptical at first. I honestly didn't think there was much hope for my dog Buck. Boy was I wrong! After about 5 times of him getting a quick zap he was trained. Now he stays in the yard and doesn't run away anymore. He listens on command and has turned out to be the best dog. It took about 4 days. I definitely recommend this product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29275 Reviewed: 2016-05-06
Impressive. Works well right out of the box. I like that the receiver is small and basically unnoticeable on my long haired dog. The video was very helpful(except for the music). Follow-up questions were answered promptly.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29883 Reviewed: 2016-06-04
I've never used an E-Collar before, but it has been great so far. Very easy to use. I like the size of the transmitter also...not too big. I took advantage of the Robin MacFarlane DVD offer, and I'm so glad I did! I feel like Steve's reviews of the E-Collars helped me pick the correct one to meet my needs. Thank you!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30952 Reviewed: 2016-08-01
The Garmin Delta XC is our second electronic collar. Previously, we owned a PetSafe. Really love the Garmin because you have three options beep, vibrate and shock. Usually no need to shock if the beep doesn't work promptly. The vibrate only is enough to get him back. We have an interior lot, and he likes to explore the woods. Can't see where he is, so this gets him back to our view. It also worked great camping. He wore the collar when we were just relaxing on the site, and he didn't wonder. There was no need to have him tied up. What is different about the Garmin is that you cannot hear the beep, whereas the PetSafe I could, so I would have an idea where he was even if I couldn't see him. But the three options outweigh that. You won't regret this purchase and Gun Dog Supply got the order to us promptly. Great doing business with them also.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30791 Reviewed: 2016-07-23
Incredible. His behavior was 100% corrected after the first session. The tone feature is perfect because all We really needed was an instantaneous and gentle reminder of his boundaries/training. I don't even need to use the stimulation feature as the tone is just the right sound to get his attention. The range is really a great feature as with other e-collars, he would just keep running until he was out of range. With this collar, I get excellent recall with him. Finally, the collar is very durable and doesn't easily come apart or fall off. Particularly due to the flexible plastic collar, my dog was able to dismantle cheaper collars, even cheap e-collars off while wearing them.. Blueticks are really smart.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27381 Reviewed: 2016-02-19
I click train with the tone mode and use the vibrate mode to get his attention as one would use a yank with a pinch collar. Saves my arms and saves his neck when he is not focused on his training. I don't use the momentary stimulation at all. He had really poor recall until I started using the Garmin Remote Collar. The training video also helped my understanding of remote training collars.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27656 Reviewed: 2016-02-29
Great equipment - a field dog is typically not the best pet. My trainer used it at 3 weeks of board and train. My pup was still out of control when I brought her home from training as she didn't respect me since I gave her too much freedom from the time I bought her in April of 2015 out of the litter. She did do everything for the trainer though. She now is a polite pup and listens to me since I bought the Delta. I should have bought this e-collar at 4 months instead of 9 months old.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27538 Reviewed: 2016-02-26
Probably more than I really need, but the extra range, great battery life, waterproofness (my dog loves the water) and ease of operation make it the perfect training collar. Wish I had gotten it a year ago.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28133 Reviewed: 2016-03-17
The collar allows me to keep my dog. He is a hunter and we encounter many squirrels and rabbits on our daily walks. He has been trained not to pull me over when bolting after these critters. Also keeps me safe from his responding inappropriately to other dogs we pass.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28071 Reviewed: 2016-03-14
Remarkable! But part of success is great dog trainer I'm working with. Without her guidance, I don't think I'd be getting the beautiful results I'm getting from use of the E-collar. Your video is VERY helpful, but actual work with a knowledgeable trainer and my dog and me is the best combination. I'm so glad I made the investment.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28770 Reviewed: 2016-04-12
This is an amazing training aid. Within the first week of use, we made excellent progress establishing off-leash control and the desired behaviors when off-leash. Most of the time we only need the vibrate option to get her complete attention and quick response to a voice command.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21820 Reviewed: 2015-06-25
Works great on a very stubborn butt smart dog (in tact). Only took a couple of low shocks to get him trained to the tone setting. We live in the mountains and walk off leash 90% off the time, so having control of him is absolutely necessary.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23234 Reviewed: 2015-08-30
Dog had a car chasing problem, and this collar immediately improved his recall. I'm impressed with the range. I use the vibrate mode on low level, and that's usually enough for most of his behavior issues. Best money I have spent in quite a while.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23269 Reviewed: 2015-09-01
Bought to use with our newest pup. Our other training collar is a Tri Tronics G3 basic, and I really like how I was able to configure the buttons to the same pattern as the G3. This makes switching from one to the other a no brainer. Love how small the receiver is. I like how simple and intuitive the transmitter is to set up and use. I like that there are no dials to inadvertently move, something that has happened on the G3 (although rarely). Haven't used it hunting yet, but I don't expect any issues. It's been flawless in training our 7 month old so far, both in and out of water.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23149 Reviewed: 2015-08-26
Everything about it seems fairly high quality. I like that there is no loss of functionality when adding a second dog. The remote is a little bulky, but it's very easy to use. The shock feature works far better than the previous two collars I have used. My dog is quite stubborn and can ignore other collars on their highest setting, but he responds quickly and reliably with the intensity set to 7 out of 18 with this one! The LCD screen with a battery indicator is also very nice, so that I don't have to guess how low it is.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 22544 Reviewed: 2015-08-01
Had the collar for four weeks. Dog has adapted quickly to having collar on and obeying commands timely. Overall quality is great. Battery life for remote is great, but for the module I am charging every 3 days.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24902 Reviewed: 2015-11-17
So far it's been great. I like having the three buttons for different stimulations. The old Tri-Tronics required manual adjustment to switch from tone to jolt. The smaller size is good. I like the third option of vibration. Our collie is sensitive and rarely needs the jolt, but the vibration is a gentle step up. Haven't had it long enough to observe how long we can go between charges.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24387 Reviewed: 2015-10-29
I already had purchased one of these collars for our GS, but after buying a replacement charger for that collar from GDS, I was so impressed with your service and quality of care that I determined to buy a second collar for my mixed breed dog. The collar works well, and I was even happier that I received an instructional video in how best to use it. The first collar I bought from another company did not include a video or 15ft. lead, and that was unfortunate. I am more educated in how to use the collar now than I was with the first dog. Your personal touch in service (the signed letter) has made me a life-long customer. Other people I spoke with who also have made purchases through GDS were also impressed with your company. Way to go!! Customer service like it used to be! Expect more business from us and for referrals as well.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24444 Reviewed: 2015-10-31
The collar is well designed, easy to understand, simple to use and most importantly, effective. Used appropriately, as it should be, only the most hard headed dogs would not get the message. This tool makes a good dog better.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21461 Reviewed: 2015-06-08
So far so good. Collar works great. I've never really tested the limits of the range or how well it works in water, but no complaints yet. The battery on the collar requires charging a little more often than I expected, but it's not a problem.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21934 Reviewed: 2015-07-01
Great product, best bang for buck, great multi-use collar good for multiple dogs. Everything was quick and smooth with ordering and delivery. Detailed tracking information on all shipments. Gun Dog Supply makes sure all is well and everything you get is as advertised and in great condition.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21417 Reviewed: 2015-06-06
This is a fantastic product that works well and is very easy to use. The construction is top notch, much like I would expect out of Garmin. My experience with Gun Dog Supply was fantastic. I would highly recommend both to anyone.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24068 Reviewed: 2015-10-15
Charlie is an affectionate but willful dog. He had been hoping to earn an Academy award for his portrayal of a deaf dog. He almost instantly figured out the trading collar and started to respond to verbal commands without hesitation. He also pays close attention to make sure he is doing the right thing. I am pleased with the Garmin collar. For a single dog the remote is very well laid out. With Charlie, I have used the Tone, Vibrate, Monentary stimulus mode exclusively, and it seems to be adequate. Although he wears it most of the day, he is eager to get it on in the morning (means he is going out). As shown in the video, which was very useful, I use the lowest effective level.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24061 Reviewed: 2015-10-14
I toyed between the Garmin Delta XC and the Garmin Tri Tronics Sport Pro. Both were suggestions from my trainer. We went with the Garmin Delta XC based on reviews and Steve's review, as we didn't need a bark collar. So far, I have been pleased with the collar. I like the smaller look of the collar, and the remote is easy to use. I also was impressed with the customer service I received as I had asked for a blue collar instead of a black one, so our doggie is more easily identifiable when we are out and about. Gun Dog Supply was extremely responsive about my request and sent the collar quickly. I will definitely order here again in the future!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24058 Reviewed: 2015-10-14
Purchase this to replace ancient unit. Trusted and took Steve's recommendation. This collar took a really good 16 month old, 90lb puppy and turned him into a great dog. The 3 different training programs really worked for us. We use TCM at level 4. After first couple of T then C corrections and T, C then M's, we now only need the tone. BUT, having the option to kick it up immediately in a moment of crisis, and the unit's water resistant has taken us into the light from the dark ages. We take him everywhere with us, and this collar has helped us reconnect with him when his brain disconnects from our communication channels of sight and sound. Have recommended it to friend with 10 month old Rotti pup.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24266 Reviewed: 2015-10-23
We had a trainer come give us a demo with the collar his company uses, which happens to be the Garmin XC. They wanted about a thousand dollars to train our dog. We decided to purchase the same collar and give it a go ourselves. Three days after we received the collar our dog was not pulling us around. She was heeling and sitting. Still a long way to go. It just takes persistence and time. Very happy with the results.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30956 Reviewed: 2016-08-01
I would rate it 5 stars if the tone was louder. Everything about the collar is great, but the tone is hardly loud enough for me to hear when I am standing next to my dog. It will be fine in normal situations, but whenever he is in noisier environments the only way to correct him is to shock him. Whereas I like to give him a chance to correct himself with the tone before he gets shocked.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21160 Reviewed: 2015-05-27
It works great. I had to dial it up to a 10/18 to get my dog's attention, and he still fought it. It's a lot stronger than I anticipated, but I have no complaints! It works really well, and he knows when it's on he has to listen. I can keep him under control pretty well.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24857 Reviewed: 2015-11-16
The collar is easy to set up and start using. The dog responded well when he was focused on me, but I really had a hard time getting his attention even at higher levels when he had his mind on a scent or some other distraction. This is probably more due to my unfamiliarity of the workings of the collar in combination of the mindset of an older dog that had not been worked with as a puppy. We did not keep the dog, but I am keeping the collar for a future puppy.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24569 Reviewed: 2015-11-06
I have to use long contacts. The curve of the new collar keeps the pins away from the dog. The old style collar had a raised spot on the back of the collar that put the pins closer to the dog's neck, so I could use the short pins.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24378 Reviewed: 2015-10-28
It works well, but I wish the collar stayed charged longer. Lasts about 1 week. I had gotten my dog when he was 3-4 yrs old, and it was obvious that his previous owner had used a shock collar on him, so he knows when the collar has lost its charge.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24483 Reviewed: 2015-11-01
My first system was from SportDog. It had some features that this one doesn't have that would really be nice if it did. Of course this one has features that make it a better all-around system. I would purchase another one.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24248 Reviewed: 2015-10-22
Collar works great. The control jumps from collar to collar, so if you're not watching, you're on the wrong collar even if using just one which is the case with me. It would be nice to lock the collar setting, so it doesn't change just bouncing around your neck.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25404 Reviewed: 2015-12-10
My Champion Great Dane developed a lick granuloma on his rear hock. I'm a stay at home 'dog Mom', and this collar was a last ditch resort. What gave me the idea is there is a product out there called Stop Lick that is applied like a bandage. It provides a little charge when the dog licks it. Well, that might have worked, but it never stayed on. Neither did a special custom made bandage exactly measured for his hock; neither did doggie prozac or xanax or bitter apple or 5 million NO LICK admonishments from me. In fact, I'm convinced Jack thought his name had been changed to NO. So...I purchased the electronic collar. He's worn a No bark collar, so Jack wasn't suspicious of the new collar. I hit the Tone button set on 8 a few times as he started to lick. Then if he went for one more lick, I hit the vibrate button. So far, so good. It's been about two weeks and his hock is healing nicely. He has not had a charge off the collar...yet. Danes are relatively smart dogs. The Tone stops him for now. Will keep you posted.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26322 Reviewed: 2016-01-09
When looking for a collar I wanted one with a tone cue and also a light to find my puppy at night. This one did not have the light option but did have the tone. I like this set up with the three button option of signals to give. I can usually get a recall with the tone and do not need to use vibration, but if chasing something then the extra signal is nice to have in emergency. My voice does not carry well and the tone gives clear signal of what is expected. The blinking green light on the collar gives a little visibility at night to find him on the farm. Easy to read screen with large numbers helps as well.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27514 Reviewed: 2016-02-25
In the right hands, this is a very good product. I am glad to see that you include a DVD on training and how to adjust the different levels of stimulation. I am an accomplished trainer competing in obedience and rally trials. However, in the wrong hands, this product could be devastating to the dog. I am only at level 3 and it is quite sufficient to control a head strong Doberman.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27078 Reviewed: 2016-02-06
It is a great collar and I would recommend it to others. For us, unfortunately we are having trouble finding any collar that will make consistent contact with our German Shepard/Husky mix's neck. And yes we are using the longer contact points but it does not always have contact with his skin and therefore only the tone and vibration are available for use at very critical times when an actual shock is needed.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27085 Reviewed: 2016-02-07
This e-collar was extremely effective in putting the finishing touches on training my dog to come when called. When I began working with the Garmin collar, I had spent about 13 months using only positive reinforcement training. The introduction of a little corrective training was like magic. I used only the lower settings. And I only had to use the electrical stimulation a few times before the vibration got my dog's attention sufficiently. The biggest downside of this product is the charging piece. The collar unit requires both a plug AND a *separate* clip-on adaptor. To me this seems to create the danger of losing the clip-on piece. I'd rather see a single charging unit. This design is the only reason that I'm giving this device 4-stars instead of 5. Lastly, my unit shipped with a long leash and training DVD. I don't have a DVD player (I watch the video online). But, it was really nice that the unit came with a long leash because the video teaches that beginning with a long leash is an important part of training recall. It was great to have that tool on hand.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23224 Reviewed: 2015-08-30
The Garmin Delta XC is a very good collar. Buy this one first. Don't waste time and money on inexpensive collars. Accurate, easy to see charge indicators on collar and transmitter would make this a 5 star product. Gun Dog Supply did a great job of processing and shipping order just before Christmas. 5 stars to GDS.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26300 Reviewed: 2016-01-08
Owns 2 dogs. The manual is poor and incomplete (for instance in switching colors it does not say you have to hold the button down vs. just pushing it). The collar-units and controls were not paired as stated in the manual. We have used the collars only a few times to date, the strength settings need to be set high in order to be effective. Not as good as other units we have used.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24993 Reviewed: 2015-11-23
An okay collar, but not great. It was cheaper than most, but requires too much time holding buttons to boost the charge being given. I keep the charge on zero to avoid accidental discharge to the dog. If you have time and want to set the dog up for learning a command, it's probably okay. For use in the field while hunting, I would not recommend it.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24932 Reviewed: 2015-11-19
This collar isn't working for us as a training tool for obedience. It may be because my dog's dense cottony coat results in inconsistent stimulation intensity despite have the e-collar on tight with long prongs installed. Consequently, there is some confusion and my dog is less enthusiastic about training sessions. He's much better with treats alone. I will probably just use it with avoidance training to help my dog learn not to go into horse stalls. The video that came with the collar is great, but I think that ultimately, e-collar conditioning might work better for us with direct professional guidance.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27528 Reviewed: 2016-02-25
The Garmin Delta XC remote training collar is both simple and effective using proven Tri-Tronics technology. It features a simple, push-button design with an easy-to-read LCD display so you can correct your dog instantly, for a stronger connection between behavior and training.
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The Garmin / Tri-tronics Delta XC remote dog training system gives you more control with more simplicity and a 1/2 mile range. The handheld controller features a 3-button design with improved false-correction prevention (dog select lock) and an easy-to-read LCD display. The receiver collar features both long and short interchangeable contact points. Choose from 18 levels of continuous stimulation and 18 levels of momentary stimulation plus tone and vibration with 3 possible button configurations. Can be expanded up to 3 dogs with additional collars.
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Interchangeable long and short stainless steel contact points for all breeds, all coat lengths
Waterproof transmitter and dog device (IPX7)
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in both the handheld and dog devices with approx. 60 hour run time
3/4 inch collar strap
One year warranty
Garmin Delta XC Batteries
Lithium Ion batteries
Two hour rapid charge system for the transmitter and collar
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Stimulation from the Garmin Delta XC
The Delta XC has multiple intensity levels, which allows you to choose the stimulation that is best for your dog
Intensity levels can be quickly adjusted, meaning you can instantly adjust intensity whenever distractions increase
Teach yardwork/obedience and enforce known commands with lower levels of stimulation
Use higher levels to stop unwanted chasing or to overcome strong distractions
18 levels of continuous or momentary stimulation, plus non-stimulating tone and vibration functions
Garmin Delta XC Range
Up to 1/2 mile range which is ample for off leash dog training or for hunting with medium range field dogs. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.
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