As a general rule, I hate change. When something works, I don't like to mess with it.
The DELTA family replaces the Tri-Tronics Sport Basic / Sport Combo. The Sport Basic has been our #1 selling dog training collar for seven years running. The SPORT BASIC works. They are dependable dog training collars, and people really like them. I know when I ship you one, it isn't likely to come back because it's built tough and will do the job.
Steve training ROXY with a Garmin Delta.
I knew when Garmin purchased Tri-Tronics back in 2011 that the SPORT BASIC would be the first thing to go. While Tri-Tronics liked to move in a slow and predictable fashion, Garmin likes to revamp its products at a pace that's hard to match.
The Sport Basic came out in 2006, and has not changed in 8 years. You don't see that too often from an electronics company.
Garmin thinks two to three moves ahead of most companies, and likes to make its own products obsolete before somebody else does it for them. For example, Garmin GPS units often have a shelf life of months, not years. Garmin is always improving, and changing, and testing, and trying new things. This rapid change has been a bit of a culture shock for many of us in the remote dog training collar industry, but I couldn't be happier.
Vizsla. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Product works very well so far. I am still training both dogs for off leash running and it is going a bit slower since I did not buy any training material. I suggest training material since all dogs are different. I have 1 happy go lucky dog and 1 very sensitive. You don't want to get the training wrong with a sensitive dog otherwise they shut down.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3446 Reviewed: 2013-08-16 Featured Review
"Set up was easy, charge times is fast, buttons are easy to find without looking,"
Chocolate Labordore. Hunts. Family pet. Set up was easy, charge times is fast, buttons are easy to find without looking, I have had 2 other e-collars in the past by other manufacturers and this has been easier to use. I would buy another. And it easily expands to 3 dogs total, just need 2 more dogs!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3441 Reviewed: 2013-08-15 Featured Review
"Use the tone or vibration mode to remind our collie not to chase the deer, bunnies or bicycle riders"
Collie. Family pet. We live in a country setting with some land and really like the distance the Garmin unit covers. We usually use the tone or vibration mode to remind our collie not to chase the deer, bunnies or bicycle riders and we like the range of correction if needed. It will be great to be able to change batteries on our own when needed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3570 Reviewed: 2013-10-17 Featured Review
"Easy to set up . Works great. I have used it every day since I recieved it."
Brittany. Hunts. Family pet. Easy to set up . Works great. I have used it every day since I recieved it. the only hint of a problem was self inflicted. I let the batery on the collar go dead on me. A quick charge and it was ready to go again. I will charge a little more frequently from now own.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3565 Reviewed: 2013-10-17 Featured Review
Weimaraner. Hunts. Family pet. This collar has fantastic features, I bought it mainly because it has a vibration setting which works great for sensitive dogs like Weim's. So far it has really helped to get my dog to focus on her commands both while hunting and during everyday activities. I would highly recommend this collar to others. The only thing I don't care for is the clip on charger for the collar itself, it can easily be misplaced!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4098 Reviewed: 2013-10-21
"I love the options of tone, vibrate, and shock! The batteries seem to last forever, and I know that when I go to use it, IT WORKS!!!!"
Blue Heeler/Aussie. This Collar is Fantastic! I love the options of tone, vibrate, and shock! The batteries seem to last forever and I know that when I go to use it, IT WORKS!!!! I have a AMAZING new Collar and dog!! Thanks!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4133 Reviewed: 2013-10-21
English Springer. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Relying on the Tri-Tronics reputation and Garmins technology I went with this collar. Yesterday was my first real hunting experience and it was flawless.. My dog responded well and we had a successful hunt.. More than happy with this training collar... Thank you Steve and Gun Dog Supply....
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4890 Reviewed: 2013-11-01
German shorthaired pointer. Hunts. Family pet. Been very happy with it, easy to charge and the batteries last forever. Enough levels of stimulation and it's nice to be able to change the function of the 3 buttons. Recommended and I would buy again if I had to.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3432 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"I haven't had a chance to use the collar with my dog. I anticipate it will be easy to use and will change behaviors."
sheltie mix. Family pet. I haven't had a chance to use the collar with my dog. I will rate it good or excellent if it performs as well as the one used at the dog training facility. I anticipate it will be easy to use and will change behaviors.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3434 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"Easy to use, compact and simple. Does just what I need for my weekend hunting dot."
Labradoodle. Family pet. This has been a great training collar. Have a 40 lb 9 month old Labradoodle. This collar has been great for taming his juvenile wondering ways and attention span. The battery life is fantastic. Dog is very responsive to the vibrating corrections. While reviewing collars before I purchased the Garmin, many people complained about battery life. Not a problem for the Garmin at all. The remote can go weeks without charging. Thanks Gun Dog Supply!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5603 Reviewed: 2013-11-20
"Being able to fine tune the "nick" is a appreciated by both me and the dog. What more could you ask?"
Lab. Family pet. I wanted a change from my last system because the rubber buttons fell off rendering the old unit useless. So far the Gramin button pads seem well made under the hand control cover or recessed in the collar. I use it daily & have not had to charge it from the two weeks we have owned it. Very satisfied so far.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5240 Reviewed: 2013-11-10
"The Garmin Delta Remote Training Collar is well built and durable with a long lasting battery. Great all around training tool."
Labrador Retriever. Family pet. The Garmin Delta Remote Training Collar is well built and durable with a long lasting battery. I love to let my dog run loose on the trails in the foothills but in the past he has been prone to chase mountain bikers or joggers if they acknowledge him. With a quick shock from the collar followed by a curt verbal command he has stopped. Great all around training tool.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5236 Reviewed: 2013-11-10
Labs. Owns 7 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. The instructions were vague on how to use and adjust. Had my friend help me get the stimulation part. He tested himself. I came from a Pro200XL and this is surely different. But on the good side, lightweight and can carry around the neck easily.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3502 Reviewed: 2013-09-04
"Great collar. Plenty of features, good battery life on collar and transmitter."
English Springer. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Great collar. Plenty of features,good battery life on collar and transmitter. My 11 month old responded well and we were able to limit out on pheasant our first time out!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5208 Reviewed: 2013-11-09
German Wiredhair. Hunts. I just bought the collar with out the bark collar and like it a lot. My dog does not bark a lot so I did not want spend the extra money. I really like the vibration mode as my dog responds well to it with out have to give him a jolt. In the TVM mode I tried electric on the back of my hand and made it all the way up to 8 before I did not want to do it more and he does respond at about a 3. I like the feel of the transmitter and it is easy to use. The only con is I wish the transmitter had a better place to hook a metal ring to my lanyard.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3537 Reviewed: 2013-10-11
"Transmitter nice size and easy to use. Multi settings for up to three collars also nice."
Lab. Hunts. Family pet. The strap you supply to hold the receiver to the dog's neck is poor quality. It loosens around the dog's neck making it less effective. You may have a great product in the receiver and the transmitter but the strap negates the effect. If you have a better strap, I would appreciate it if you would share it with me. I have 30 days to return the product and came close this weekend.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3482 Reviewed: 2013-08-19
"Works good, but the buttons are not well laid out for 2 dog operation."
basset hound. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Works good but buttons not well laid out for 2 dog operation.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3445 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"Because Garmin purchased Tri-Tronics and this was a new product, I thought they would make sure it was an excellent product. I shared the information about the product with a friend that trains Chessies and he really liked the size and easy of use."
Golden Retriever. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. So far, so good. I've only had the Garmin Delta for a short time and have not had any problems with it. Because Garmin purchased Tritronics and this was a new product, I thought they would make sure it was an exellent product. I shared the information about the product with a friend that trains Chessies and he really liked the size and easy of use. He said he was going to purchase the model with the bark limiter. Sometimes, I think the metal prongs/contacts may be a little short for my heavy coated Golden Retriever. It seems that I have to continue to adjust the collar to make sure it makes contact. My other collar had two sets of contacts, short and long. I always used the long contacts and never needed to re-adjust during training.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3427 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"Great product that I would recommend to any owner."
Labrador Retriever. Hunts. Family pet. The previous model's transmitter had a replaceable 9V battery while the newer model has a mini-USB port. The newer model's collar takes much longer to charge and seems to last a briefer amount of time compared to the previous model. The newer model's audible indication is difficult to hear for confirmation of collar power. The newer model has more settings available, and seems to be a stronger 'shock' than the previous. The new model's setpoint is 3 (of 18), or 16.67% while the older one was 2 (of 10), or 20%. The 16.67% seems to get the attention much more readily. Overall, great product that I would recommend to any owner.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3425 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"My Basset is 1-1/2 years old, and the Garmin seems to turn her better in the Tone mode."
english Red Basset. Family pet. My Basset is 1 1/2 years old and the Garmin seems to turn her better in the Tone mode. Have tried the electric button but I have the impression she doesn't feel it. Even when I turn it up to 10. Still early and perhaps it will get better. But, she does respond good using the tone control.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4144 Reviewed: 2013-10-21
Brittany. Hunts. Family pet. Still trying to figure out the tone, vibration, stimulus stuff.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4021 Reviewed: 2013-10-20
"I would give this collar 5 stars because of the ease of use, and the ability to find the correct stimulation for my dog, but I have found one major flaw. Whenever I hunt in temperatures below 32 degrees F, the remote transmitter turns off."
Wirehaired Griffon. Hunts. Family pet. I would give this collar 5 stars because of the ease of use and the ability to find the correct stimulation for my dog but I have found one major flaw. Whenever I hunt in temperatures below 32 degrees f the remote transmitter turns off. I'm only able to get it to turn back on after plugging it into the charger. Not much pheasant hunting in Wyoming during November with temps above 32
I will be sending this unit back if the problem persists
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4414 Reviewed: 2013-10-26
"Other than the battery, the unit is easy to use and I give it 5 stars."
Vizsla. Family pet. Why 3 stars? Battery. Thought it would last longer than 1 day off the charger. Have not used it for recall at any distance other than maybe 30 yards so far so that will be the next test.
Other than the battery, the unit is easy to use and I give it 5 stars. The control unit works great and the control buttons are placed for ease of use and safety.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3437 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"Dog has long hair, and if I tighten the collar enough to get the probes to touch the skin, the dog is almost choking. Except for this I would rate the unit 4+ stars."
German Shepard. Family pet. Seems weak - the tone is so low that the dog does not even respond, occasionally the dog will react to the buzzer, and I need to set the shock to maximum to get the dogs attention. Shock ineffectiveness is probably related to the length of the probes. Dog has long hair and if I tighten the collar enough to get the probes to touch the skin, the dog is almost choking. Garmin claims the probe length is optimized for all types of dogs, but really, there needs to be some ability for customization. Except for this I would rate the unit 4+ stars. Nevertheless, training is progressing and the need for a shock reminder is infrequent. However when I need it, I really need it, and here the ineffectiveness of the shock is a real shortcoming. Despite acclimating the dog to the collar for a week before use, it took her about two days to make the correlation; there is a noticable difference in general obedience with and without the collar. A web reference to a training techniques would be helpful. The manual is almost useless in this regard.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4348 Reviewed: 2013-10-24
"The transmitter is not compatible with older Tritronics products"
Lab. Hunts. Word of advice, the transmitter is not compatible with older Tritronics products. I have used Tritronics collars for a a number of years now. Recently the transmitter failed so I decided to get a whole new setup. The Garmin Delta was the replacement for the Sport Basic, so I opted for that. I could not find anywhere where it said it was not compatible with the old receivers. When I received it and tried to pair I couldn't get it to work. This is the biggest downfall of the Garmin Delta. Another negative, is the collar that comes with it is small and not as versatile as the Tritronics collars. You can't change the contacts and you can't add accessories, like the tracer light. I like the transmitter as it is very skookum and has great features but without it being compatible and the the collar being inferior, this product won't work for me.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3484 Reviewed: 2013-08-19
LABRADOR. Family pet. Greetings. I've had the collar for less than a month. The first time the product was used, it was fantastic for just under an hour. The dog received electrical stimulation by a trained handler on the zero and one setting. In the latter portion of the hour, the sensitivity had to be set to ten. After a recharge of the handheld, and collar, sensitivity now has to be a minimum of ten. The ergonomics and ease of use of this product is great, tone works great, vibration works great - but something is not working correctly with the electrical stimulation portion of the collar. Even with the collar very very snug against the skin, the collar unit is not putting out the same electrical stimulation as it did in the first 45 minutes. Suggestions?
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4435 Reviewed: 2013-10-27
"Three transmit buttons are good and can be used with gloves, but the setup buttons are small and difficult to work. It would be very difficult to change any setting when wearing gloves."
german wirehair. I bought this collar to replace a G3. Garmin needs to go back to design work on the transmitter. Transmitter works fine as long as you don't need to change any settings. Three transmit buttons are good and can be used with gloves, but the setup buttons are small and difficult to work. It would be very difficult to change any setting when wearing gloves. Two biggest problems are the button to increase and decrease intensity and the selections assigning the transmit button functions. The intensity level selection keys have to be pushed and release for each increment. When your dog spots the cat or skunk that you did not see, your normal low-intensity level will not be strong enough. You need to boost the level by 8-10 units and you are already late. It will take at least 2 seconds to get to the level you need for an effective correction to go with the voiced command. On the G3 and probably any other transmitter with a dial, the time to increase intensity takes less than 1/2 second. Because I have only one collar, I tried to assign the collar to each of the three device programs--blue, black, red. Thought I could set up a low, medium, and high intensity and just switch collars when time was limited. Each collar will only load into one device. As a test, I tried this on the G3 and it would not accept the same collar for more than one location at a time. There are three program choices for the transmit buttons--TVM, VCM, and TCM. My preference would be TVC. So I have to step between the second and third programs. One click to go from second to third and two clicks to go from third to second. Just doesn't operate the way I need it to. Returned.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5248 Reviewed: 2013-11-11
"The collar was returned due to the fact that at the highest level my shepherd would not react."
The Garmin Delta 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.
Integrated stainless steel contact points optimized 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 Batteries
Lithium Ion batteries
Two hour rapid charge system for the transmitter and collar
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Comes with a USB Splitter Cable letting you charge both collar and handheld at the same time
Stimulation from the Garmin Delta
The Delta 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 and momentary stimulation, plus non-stimulating tone and vibration functions
Garmin Delta 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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