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 received 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
"A better training tool than the more expensive beep and shock units."
I like it. I Pheasant hunt with one dog as a training tool its great. I used the shock button once the beeper and vibrator does the job and my pup responds to my command. Range is more than adaquet. For the average bird hunter you don't need more than that. Nice unit easy to use plenty of battery life works well. A better training tool than the more expencive beep and shock units.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5890 Reviewed: 2013-11-28 Featured Review
"Having options between tone, vibrate, and shock is priceless."
Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. I like the feel and ergonomics of the device. The collar and receiver are very like and well made. Battery Life is excellent. I haven't had a chance to use it in the field yet, but I have gone through the features, and I am very pleased. It has three training modes, all with eighteen levels of stimulation. The one with sound/vibration/momentary stimulus has a lower stimulation (pulse) than the other training modes - still with eighteen levels, which is great for a sensitive dog. I would recommend this item.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8426 Reviewed: 2014-02-21
"The Delta was key in setting limits and reinforcing the training."
Great Pyrenees can be stubborn and tend to ignore the handler, so it is vital to train them from day one of weaning. At 9 month's, shadow started running off and ignored all commands she had mastered during training. By the second week, she was only needing vibration stimulus, and she is a top notch service animal. She is one of the best trained Pyrs I have seen for her age. The Delta was key in setting limits and reinforcing the training. Thank you for the awesome product. I will recommend you anytime. Your videos also helped me, as I only use remotes as a last resort. Great service for great product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8335 Reviewed: 2014-02-18
"I have a sensitive dog, so I like the fact that there are 18 settings, and I can set it very low, and it increases very incrementally."
Family pet. I've only been using this collar for about a week, but so far it has been great. I have a sensitive dog, so I like the fact that there are 18 settings, and I can set it very low, and it increases very incrementally. She is responding very well to the training.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8324 Reviewed: 2014-02-17
Family pet. Be sure to shelf spare parts even after the model is no longer being sold. On the previous one, I purchased the model less than 1.5 years ago, and it was discontinued. I lost the transmitter and was unable to purchase a replacement for that model, so I had to purchase another complete collar.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8319 Reviewed: 2014-02-17
Family pet. Great unit! Good range and features. Staff at Gun Dog Supply were very helpful and assisted me in getting the right collar for the teaching experience I needed with my pet. Quick response to emails, and the unit arrived as described and when promised.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8048 Reviewed: 2014-02-08
Family pet. This collar worked just as I had hoped it would. She ran across the road to visit with the neighbor's dogs, and I was worried that she'd get hit. I put the collar on her, and when she got close to the road used it one time, and now when she gets close to the road she turns around and comes back to me. Awesome way to train a dog. I used it on myself so I'd know what it was like for her, and while it isn't pleasant, it's not cruel in any way. Thanks....Kevin Wallace
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7966 Reviewed: 2014-02-05
Family pet. So far everything is just as you said it would be in your product review. Because of the snow and ice, I have not had a chance to work a whole lot outside on boundaries and obedience training. Someday the grass will grow again. Bill McNeal
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7914 Reviewed: 2014-02-04
Hunts. Family pet. This is the first E collar I've ever worked with. I was very impressed with its simplicity. Although I know some do not care for the tone option, it really works well in my case. The tone and the vibrate are perfect for sensitive dogs, like a vizsla. I've used the continuous stim one time for training purposes, and I've never had to use it again. Love this product, and Gun Dog Supply had it to me cheap, quick, and always provides support! Never would buy anything for my dog elsewhere!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7866 Reviewed: 2014-02-02
Nova Scotia Duck Toller. Family pet. What is there to say? It is made by Garmin. It works. Took about a dozen vibration warnings and half dozen "stings" over two days to correct behavior problems and make crystal clear what the words "come here" and "no" mean. Our dog was already pretty well trained, but she was occasionally a bit hard-headed; not any more.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7850 Reviewed: 2014-02-01
Australian Shepherd. Love how long the battery lasts! I bought this unit to replace a PetSafe unit that failed after a few years. This unit is lighter, the battery lasts forever, and I also really like the battery indicator.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8967 Reviewed: 2014-03-10
English Mastiff. Family pet. The large collar fit perfect. My dog is 16 months old and is 185 lbs with a 21" neck. Plenty of vibration for even this large breed. Well rounded product and very easy to use.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8833 Reviewed: 2014-03-06
Family pet. This worked better than I expected. We can enjoy having Thunder in the house now because he listens now where he did not before. Thunder knows when we have the remote in our hands. He knows to listen and behave.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8691 Reviewed: 2014-03-01
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. This a great collar for the price. I've trained with several different brands, but always liked Tri-Tronics. I got out of training about 8 years ago, and sold my old unit. I researched collars in the $200 & under range and decided to try the delta. I've only owned the collar for about 3 weeks, but have used it twice a day on two dogs almost everyday & it has performed nicely. I would recommend this collar for the hunters or someone wanting a better behaved pet.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8644 Reviewed: 2014-02-28
Family pet. Tinker is 41/2 yrs and a rescue who had been on her own for a long time. She was excellent at playing "keep away", and would not "come" no matter how much we tried to teach her. She also would spin out of control and was nearly impossible to catch. Not good when its time to go or get on the leash. After only 2 very short training sessions with the Delta, she is a very well behaved dog. She understands. Just one press of the tone button, and her attention is back, and she responds and obeys. I do not fear her running away during the times she is off leash, as all I need to do is remind her with the tone. In fact, she is a much better dog as she now understands her boundaries. Tinker wears her collar from the first time out in the morning until time to go to bed. We leave the controller off unless we are out with her or on a walk or when she wants to terrorize the cat. Excellent purchase, and it is the way to a great dog!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8587 Reviewed: 2014-02-26
Family pet. My Drahthaar was purchased nearly 10 years ago with the idea that she would be a great hunting companion for our son's German shorthair. Due to several tragic turns of events, that never transpired. Thus, our dog is simply a great companion, but with super-charged hunting instincts. She responds readily to "Come!" and/or whistle - unless she has discovered something to track. At that point, only an electronic collar will get her attention. We have had several electronic collars over the years that have since lost their effectiveness. After struggling with them for a longer time than deemed necessary, I finally decided that I had to buy a replacement. After extensive research online, I finally chose the Garmin Delta, based on my needs for mid-range coverage and ease of use. I am genuinely delighted with the collar and with the technologically newer features relative to my older collars. My only regret is that I did not purchase the Delta Garmin earlier!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8506 Reviewed: 2014-02-24
"It's so nice to take him to the park behind our house or the desert a few blocks over, and watch him run freely and explore everything."
Family pet. I primarily purchased this collar to stop my dog from chasing cars. Well, I have only shocked him twice, and he seems to have lost interest in the cars. Totally worth the money, and very glad I purchased the collar.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8429 Reviewed: 2014-02-21
Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Shipping=two days! Customer service and follow up on product= great! The product itself has proven its quality in the cold and wet conditions on and the farm. Long lasting rechargeable battery life on remote and collar. Above all, wonderful and courteous people.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9442 Reviewed: 2014-03-26
Family pet. Works great with long battery life. My dog is 1 yr old, and I purchased the collar to help correct barking and jumping on people. Hounds can be stubborn but smart. He is learning that tone is followed by vibration and if behavior continues, stimulation. So it's not necessary to stimulate every time he needs correction.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9410 Reviewed: 2014-03-25
Family pet. This collar is like magic! Tank, our golden who will be 2 yrs old next month, has always been a good listener UNLESS...he didn't feel like it. He would bolt at any wildlife, especially deer and run toward other dogs regardless of the treats I was carrying (steak & steak fat!). I really wanted to take him with us mountain biking and not be concerned about other trail users with dogs, or him taking off after deer. This collar works perfect! The directions are very clear, and I followed them religiously. I, now, can take him anywhere with any amount of other dogs or wildlife, and he listens for my voice and listens for my commands. He plays when I tell him to, and he stays when I tell him to. I'm so glad we bought this collar. It will be the reason for a great mountain life for him...and us!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9406 Reviewed: 2014-03-25
Golden Retiever. Family pet. The Garmen Delta taught our dog to break off a charge toward other dogs, to respond to our recall command, and to check back with us before approaching other dogs. Within 3-4 weeks he was a completely different dog. Amazing device.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9392 Reviewed: 2014-03-24
Family pet. Our previous training collar only delivered shocks. This new one is much better as it delivers tones, vibration, or shock. We do not need to shock because our dog responds to the tones as if it were a shock. The delivery time was outstanding, and we will buy from Steve again for any of our dog's needs. Thank you Steve!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9378 Reviewed: 2014-03-24
Family pet. Our standard poodle is so smart and strong willed, we had been struggling with obedience training. This has made training a breeze! Best thing we have ever done for training our pet! She is happy, and we are happy!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9377 Reviewed: 2014-03-24
Doberman. Family pet. Charges very quickly, which is great. Easy to use. My previous electronic collar did not have the vibration mode. I'm finding that to be one of my favorite features. She is responding to the vibration already. I don't need the shock very often.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9316 Reviewed: 2014-03-22
Family pet. My tri-tronics remote broke six months ago, and I just couldn't see spending $500 on a new one, so I started doing some research. That's when I found this website and the garmin delta. It is reasonably priced and works like a charm. I love the vibrating feature...it's nice to give a correction that isn't a full on zap. But to have to ease of toggling between function is so awesome!!! Ihe shipping was fast and well packaged too. Very impressed and would buy again in a heart beat. Thanks Steve and Gun Dog Supply!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9295 Reviewed: 2014-03-21
German Shepherd Mix. Family pet. Our rescue pup was aggressive towards neighbors and their pets. Using the training collar has stopped that and it has been wonderful in reinforcing other training. The distance the collar works is very good too as she is very active.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9199 Reviewed: 2014-03-18
Hunts. Family pet. The garmin delta is an excellent collar. Built very well. This collar is well worth its price. Very easy to use. Only running one dog, but capable of running three with a push of a button. Range is more than enough, and battery life is great. Order to delivery was very fast and customer service was very helpful. I would recommend this collar to anyone.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9192 Reviewed: 2014-03-18
Family pet. I purchased this collar primarily as a aid for reinforcement of already known commands. The collar works great. I particularly like the size and weight of the collar unit and the transmitter much more that the SportDog, which we lost on a recent trip and motivated the purchase of the Garmin. The ability to change modes on the go is really nice.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9151 Reviewed: 2014-03-17
Boston Terrier. Family pet. Nice compact unit, but appears to be well built. Love the remote, instant adjustability right at your finger tips, with visual confirmation of the adjustments you've made. I'll never need the ability to control three dogs at once with this remote, but it's there if you do.....and at the price I got at GDS, I figure this collar was a steal. Thanks Steve!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9102 Reviewed: 2014-03-14
Mix Shetland. Family pet. System works as advertised and has been a great investment to help assist in training our dog. I wish I would have purchased a trainer years ago with the other dogs I have owned!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7848 Reviewed: 2014-02-01
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. The collar really works, but I don't know if I will be able to ever stop using it. My dog pays close attention to my actions, and I try not to signal what I am doing, but it will be awhile before I can say I have removed his bad behavior toward me and my other dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7752 Reviewed: 2014-01-28
Family pet. I utilize this collar on my 3 year old GSP. She was chasing the occasional deer, and this collar cured that very well. It has really long battery life! Very durable and waterproof. It does well in very cold temps. Doesn't seem to bother my hunter in the field. Great product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7688 Reviewed: 2014-01-26
Bone Head,Mix. Family pet. It was going along well I thought and she was responding well. One day last week I was playing with the controller and somehow I left it on a high setting. I needed to correct her and really knocked the heck out of her. I felt so bad and my daughter cried. The dog however really took it seriously and only needs a tone as a reminder once in a while. Please be careful with these and always know where they are set before training begins. This is a great product and I would highly recommend it. I still feel bad about shocking the heck out of her
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9046 Reviewed: 2014-03-13
Vizsla. Family pet. If it were not for Steves favorable review I would not have bought this item. Now that I have used it for a few weeks I and extremely thankful! I will be buying a lot more from Gun Dog Supply because they do the "Leg Work" for me the consumer.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9805 Reviewed: 2014-04-09
Hunts. Family pet. Awesome product and great price! I followed he instructions almost step by step, and my 4 month old puppy is learning fast and doing great with the collar. She actually gets excited when I put it on her cause she knows that we're going out and about.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9720 Reviewed: 2014-04-06
Hunts. Family pet. Garmin Delta Sport works great. I have a small breed Mtn Feist/terrier, and this collar combination was the perfect size for his small head and neck. Range is good, and within one hour of training, my dog comes back to me by using the vibration only button instead of stimulation. Great product. A++
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9578 Reviewed: 2014-03-31
Hunts. Family pet. Seems to work really well. I use vibrate 99% of the time. But sometimes where her nose is really on, her ears are really off and I have to use the electrical impulse. I have never had to exceed 4 on the 1-18 scale. But that is probably correct for smarter and sensitive breeds like she is. Unit seems to be tough enough and charge is holding well. NOTE: The tines on this are pretty short. If you have a long hair dog like a golden retriever you will want to make sure to order the longer tines also.
Unfortunately, the Delta collars do NOT have replaceable contact points.
If you have a longer haired dog, or one with an extremely thick coat, you might want to look at another ecollar like the SD-825 or the Tri-Tronics Pro 100.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6155 Reviewed: 2013-12-03
"It's has helped tremendously, and I had to use the shock less than a handful of times."
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
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
"I use it daily & have not had to charge it from the two weeks we have owned it. Very satisfied so far."
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
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
"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."
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
"Helped with teaching to stay out of the horse pin, chasing cows, and jumping on the counters."
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
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
Family pet. Have had the unit several weeks and still have not had to recharge it. I use the momentary vibration at level three, and it surprises me how fast the come command is achieved, now even without the training collar. I would highly recommend this unit. I should also mention how fast items arrive from Gun Dog Supply. 2 days for me.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9001 Reviewed: 2014-03-11
Hunts. Family pet. I absolutely love this collar. It works great and performs flawlessly. I was using a Tri-Tronics Pro 100xl and wanted something with a smaller remote, and this was a great choice. The tone and vibration features are added bonuses!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9002 Reviewed: 2014-03-11
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
Family pet. Our dog was a rescue from an Indian reservation litter at 5-1/2 weeks. He wasn't taking domestication well. By 7 months he was still very aggressive, disobedient, and dominant toward my wife, and at 70+ pounds already, I was starting to worry. We've had rottweilers and never had this much trouble training a dog. We tried all the techniques. Then a neighbor suggested the collar. We've made huge progress in just the first two weeks of use. Payton is no longer physical with my wife and will listen to commands "off" and "leave it". This collar has tamed the wild dog! Thanks Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6536 Reviewed: 2013-12-18
"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."
Family pet. It works. Bottom line. And you don't have to shock every time. Hit the tone first before the shock, and after a few times, as soon as the tone is activated, the dog responds. It is an awesome tool and remember, pay attention to direction. I had someone help me trim the collar(sister) and she cut it entirely too short. However, in calling back the company they provided me with the information needed to purchase a new collar without the expense of a whole new unit Again, great training tool along with a company that stands behind their product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6767 Reviewed: 2013-12-28
"My dog is already responding to just the tone after only a week!"
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
"Been very happy with it, easy to charge and the batteries last forever."
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
"My female Golden is responding to the Garmin extremely well."
Family pet. My female Golden is responding to the Garmin extremely well. I am convinced she knows right from wrong, but merely needs a gentle reminder. The range is impressive since she has a large area she thinks is her own. I am still learning how to use it effectively, but I am very happy with the product and the progress with my Millie.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7185 Reviewed: 2014-01-08
"I have been able to train my Weimaraner to Master Hunter level with the collar."
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
Hunts. I just bought the collar without 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
Family pet. So far this is working well for us as we try to train our Chessie to come reliably (even when there's a squirrel in sight). I really like that it has the tone, vibration and zap functions. She's really tuned into the tone within the first 15 minutes. Now we're working on the buzz/zap as corrections. Great product. Came fast, and I like ordering from a real person versus a big box store.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9198 Reviewed: 2014-03-18
"You may have a great product in the receiver and the transmitter, but the strap negates the effect."
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
"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."
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 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. 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
"My Basset is 1-1/2 years old, and the Garmin seems to turn her better in the Tone mode."
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
"Works good, but the buttons are not well laid out for 2 dog operation."
In general, I like the product. I am a little disappointed that I have to use such a high setting to get my dogs attention. I'm at 16 out of 20 max. I'm sure its just this particular dog, or perhaps the contacts are not long enough, but I am about to max out.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8837 Reviewed: 2014-03-06
Family pet. The first one that arrived was faulty. When we called, we were sent a new one immediately and told to return the defective unit in the box the new one came in. This one works fine. The only thing I don't like is the on/off switch. Our dog has turned it off by scratching on it.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8813 Reviewed: 2014-03-05
German Shorthaired Pointer. Charges Pretty fast, and has great range, and feature set for the price - great value. Only thing I would change involves the tone vs. vibration. Vibration works continuous when appropriate button is pressed, Tone beeps intermittently when button is pressed. Would prefer that tone work continuous when button is pressed. My dog is whistle trained to stop/sit on trill (continuous whistle), Bend on one pip, and recall on 2-pip. Would be nice to do that through the tone on the collar, which is not possible with the beeping tone on collar, so that my lips, and toungue do not freeze to my whistle (I could use the collar).
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6433 Reviewed: 2013-12-12
Hunts. Collar itself is too narrow and not up to Tri-Tronics old quality standards. One other thing, there is only 1 setting for stimulation at a time (of 18). So if you want a light nick, and still want to have something more forceful, you have to change the setting to do it. Not a huge deal, but would be helpful. Size is great. Battery life is excellent.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8666 Reviewed: 2014-03-01
german shepherd. Competes. I can't turn the collar on from the remote, so if I forget to turn it on before she goes out I'm hooped. Other than that it's great; durable, easy to clean, lots of room to adjust big or small. I would recommend it, and I have seen quick results from having to hit the beep, vibe, shock, to simply beeping and she knows how to correct herself.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6941 Reviewed: 2014-01-01
Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Competes. I read Steve's review of this system and gave it a shot, and I was very impressed, but use caution. If your dog has a thick coat, the unit is not for you. The probes are not removable, but for my rabbit dog it's a perfect fit. The unit holds a good charge and great range for the money. I dare you to find better.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8208 Reviewed: 2014-02-13
"Seems to get his attention. Haven't turned it right up yet."
Family pet. Like some of the other reviews, the prongs on the collar could be longer because my dog has long hair, and I'm use to the wider band for the collar. As for the remote, it has 18 levels, and my old pro has 6 1/2 through 5, and the jolt is more than enough on a 5.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7713 Reviewed: 2014-01-27
German Shepherd Dog. Steve, I gave the Garmin a "Good" only because I haven't used it a great deal yet. We have had three weeks with single digit or low teen temperatures. I bought the Garmin to train Teddy outside, and frankly it has been too cold for me. Teddy loves the snow and cold. He wears boots when it is sub zero. Erie, PA is leading the nation in snow fall too! You have great products. I just move slowly.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7965 Reviewed: 2014-02-05
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"
Hunts. Word of advice, the transmitter is not compatible with older Tri Tronics products. I have used Tri Tronics collars for 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 Tri Tronics 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
Hunts. Collar goes dead fast, and beeper isn't as loud as old collar.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6444 Reviewed: 2013-12-13
"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."
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
Owns 30 dogs. Hunts. The collar no longer comes with an option for short prongs or long prongs for longer haired dogs. Many of our customers have issues with inconsistent contact due to the prongs being too short. Wish Garmin would address this with new prong options.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7525 Reviewed: 2014-01-21
"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
A good remote for most dogs. Maggie, unfortunately, is a strong willed dog and sometimes disregards the shock. This collar does not have enough power to control her if she is determined to chase an animal or cross the highway. We need to move her up to a stronger collar.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9085 Reviewed: 2014-03-14
Family pet. Pros: Long battery life, vibrate and beep tone for non-stimulation modes, smaller size collar.
Cons: Collar is promoted as having contact points optimized for all breeds, all coat lengths, but in that regard, this is not a one-size fits all device. The unit is ineffective on my dog because she has a longer coat. Unless I tighten the collar excessively, I can tell by her response that the stimulation she feels is "barely there". I am not going to choke her or trim her coat to make the collar work. With the short prongs, I don't have confidence that this unit will bring my dog back if/when I need an immediate response.
If the stimulation prongs were interchangeable I would have given the collar 5 stars. As it is, device is being returned for a different brand.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7044 Reviewed: 2014-01-04
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
Owns 6 dogs. Competes. This collar looks great at first glance. All the new digital electronics etc., but then comes the actual use. The contact points are too short for any but the most smooth-coated dog, and the intensity levels are very weak. I have a Tri-Tronics Pro 500 that I can only tolerate the stim to level 3. This collar I can barely start to feel at level 12, and it only goes to level 18. The first dog I tried to to use this collar on could barely feel level 18, and there was no higher levels to fall back on. Garmin has produced a very poor product compared to the quality Tritronics used to be known for...
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6272 Reviewed: 2013-12-06
"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."
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
The shock is not powerful enough. I don't know if I had a faulty unit, but we had to switch the unit up to 13 out of 18 to get any reaction out of our dog, who is a 30lb 7 month old puppy. The technician said that garmin has definitely toned down the shock levels, but I didn't feel comfortable using a unit where I had to turn the shock up to what I felt was an unsafe level to get a reaction from my dog, even though the collar was tight, and the unit was fully charged.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6572 Reviewed: 2013-12-20
Hunts. I like the design, size remote, screen, and features. The problem is power. My 95 pound lab was collar conditioned on a sport dog 400 with his normal setting being a 4-5, and an occasional 7-8 to correct him from things he gets really excited about (people and dogs). Level 18 on this collar is somewhere around the 4 or 5 on the sport dog. Not near enough power for my dog.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9269 Reviewed: 2014-03-20
Lab. Hunts. Family pet. Didn't really get to try it out. Had it on the highest setting and my dog didn't respond. Tried what was in the manual to get the probes through her fur, and it did not work. Could be an excellent collar on dogs with finer fur.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8105 Reviewed: 2014-02-10
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.
Owner's Manual Download Garmin Delta Owner's Manual, downloadable in .pdf format. Click here
to read the Garmin Delta Owner's Manual.