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"
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."
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."
I needed an instant response when Harley needed correction. This collar provided that. I used the beep function like the clicker. Harley likes putting the collar on and is now able to be off leash. The collar is great the batteries last a long time. We went to the ocean and Harley loved the water. The remote and collar held up to the salt water with no issues. This collar is a great training tool. I was able to correct Harley's stubbornness at 5-6 months old. I have had this collar for about 7 months now and use it mostly for praise training. Every once in a while I use it for correction. Harley has a great personality, and that never changed after using the collar. I can now leave doors in the house open and don't have to worry about him running across our busy street. If anything, training with this collar allowed him more freedom and gave me peace of mind.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14210 Reviewed: 2014-10-02
My first e-collar, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but so far it seems to work great and is easy to use. No complaints at all so far. Bought this model because my dog trainer recommended it as a good affordable unit. Since my dog is a little sensitive to the stimulus this unit is perfect since it has such a wide range of settings and goes very low on the low settings. Currently using it set to 2 (out of 18), which I can't even feel myself, but seems to be the perfect amount of stimulus for getting positive reactions from my dog. It also seems to have a more than adequate high range as well if you have a need for that. The lanyard that comes with the handheld controller is large enough to fit comfortably around my neck and 6'1" body.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14375 Reviewed: 2014-10-09
Still trying to work out the system at home with some boot camp training with a trainer. I tried the charge mode on myself and got a good zap at 12. The dog has her setting on 18, and I get a good response with that. Have only used it it the yard so far, we have a dog behind us and gardening neighbors on all three sides, have had good results so far. Trainer thinks I should start using it in the car and on walks as well. This is a great device, worth the money. I would advise working with a trainer also, especially if you are not savvy on training dogs.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14405 Reviewed: 2014-10-10
This things stays charged FOREVER. The last brand I had needed to be charged after every hike, but this one will go multiple hikes without charging. The controller is a little larger than I have had, but it has many different options which I find convenient. The options of tone, vibration and shock are great.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14507 Reviewed: 2014-10-14
"So far works great for reinforcing obedience and commands in the field"
We bought this as a last resort. My Dobe/Lab is very well trained and well behaved, but he gets distracted very easy, and when I'm busy working the farm with my working dog, he goes exploring. We were afraid he would get on the road and get hit or that a neighbor would shoot him (again). It's a large farm so fencing him in is not an option. Tying him up caused him to become lethargic and depressed. Within two days of using the collar he was back to his old self. He has freedom and I have control. He knows it's there so he doesn't try to sneak off and a vibration or light pulse is all it takes to refocus him. My advice though is to make sure it's really tight, so they feel the low pulses and you don't have to turn it higher. That being said, my 75lb boy ignores anything below a 12.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20395 Reviewed: 2015-04-23
"The good people at Gun Dog Supply get 6 stars for there top notch service."
Spud is more of a pet than a hunting dog. We use the collar to teach him boundaries with the neighbors. He loves to run and explore, so we let him run on my parents 250 acre farm, which is next to us. If he gets to far away, vibrating him brings him back. The collar works great. Holds a charge well and is easy to use. Great investment!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12822 Reviewed: 2014-08-13
Very happy with this collar! Little things like both the collar and transmitter having their own power buttons and being rechargeable make this unit easier to use than the Micro IDT brand I previously swore by!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20387 Reviewed: 2015-04-23
Better than the Tri Tech I had for 5 years. Really like the vibration feature. Hunter really responds to that as well as the shock. I like not having to shock when he is focused on birds, rabbits etc and not responding to voice commands.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20679 Reviewed: 2015-05-04
I only have ONE dog and for years, I previously used a more basic collar from DOGTRA.COM. The GARMAN, which is taking some getting used to, works great, as long as I don't accidentally switch over to dog #1 or #3. I learned the hard way, that I must be sure the controller is set for dog 2. Otherwise, my dog will just keep charging towards an unsuspecting dog and owner walking on the sidewalk past my house. I wish I could lock it in to use for just 1 dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13042 Reviewed: 2014-08-22
"Love it. Just what I expected. Everything was shipped fast."
A well built for the size. Does work well on the top 8 levels on a six month old pup. Would not buy for a full size dog of any large breed. Have had about 4 Tri- Tronic collars over the years. I pay the money to upgrade. If you are a serious trainer dont buy this collar even with just one dog. Love Gun Dog Supply though.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20264 Reviewed: 2015-04-17
"My only regret is that I didn't purchase this sooner."
The collar works as advertised and is helping us to train him in the areas we feel important. The range is great allowing us to run him off leash at some of our larger outdoor spaces without fear. Recall is a breeze with this collar, even as distractions are added. Y'all were great, and I look forward to doing more business with your company.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14644 Reviewed: 2014-10-18
Our breeder used this collar to train our black lab, and the results are life long. Although we decided against the Garmin Delta Remote Training Collar, the prompt and professional customer service was EXCELLENT! I would definitely purchase from this vendor!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14764 Reviewed: 2014-10-22
So far so good. I replaced the G3 unit with this one. Right out of the box I noticed the dog collar is considerably smaller and lighter. As with the remote controller. No dials, keys only. Have not had to use the stimulation mode yet. Why? Well with the added vibrant and audible tone features over the older model, my dog response brilliantly without using the stimulation mode. Cool. Overall two thumbs up. No worries here. Good Product. Oh and don't ever lose the charging system otherwise you're screwed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14862 Reviewed: 2014-10-25
I am updating from a six year old G3 Sport Basic, which has been (and still is) a work horse. While the Delta reflects more of a digital design than my G3, after some practice I have made the transition quite easily. The USB option of charging means I no longer have to use my herky transformer in the cigarette lighter of the car when camping or out on the road. The smaller size of the transceiver is appreciated by both myself and the dog. The receiver's discreet size is nice if you don't care for people who may misunderstand e-collar training giving their editorials.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13791 Reviewed: 2014-09-16
"I would definitely buy from them again and highly recommend them for anyone on the fence."
My order was processed same day, and the product arrived when they said it would. The best thing was the price was much lower than others. I would definitely buy from them again and highly recommend them for anyone on the fence.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20539 Reviewed: 2015-04-29
"Works as advertised and does exactly what I want it to do!"
It was a god sent device. It has helped so much with the training of our little handful. We were this close to selling him to the Zoo. HA HA. It is a great device. Would recommend it highly. Read the instructions carefully. It only took about 1 day for him to figure out what to do and what not to do. He probably will have saved his life.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20504 Reviewed: 2015-04-28
Our 4 year old Aussie, a high energy rescue pup, has nothing to 'herd', so he had put himself in control of anything moving - delivery trucks and their drivers, chickens, cars on the road, etc. He has quickly learned that some things are a big 'NO' and has learned to separate them from the 'okay' things. The vibration mode is a reminder and big help.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11854 Reviewed: 2014-06-29
Great collar. Lighter and smaller than one we had borrowed. Charge lasts for three days. Use it for training. Vibrate only gets his attention (after one or two early corrections). Working on jumping up and keeping him in our yard, so we don't have to leash him.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11858 Reviewed: 2014-06-29
Collar works nice. Very easy to use and program when transmitter is turned off the Back on it saves the setting you had previously used. No need to adjust the correction level again. I really like that feature.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20907 Reviewed: 2015-05-15
This is a great training collar for my needs! It is easy to use and has enough levels of intensity to get the best response from the dog. I have used Tritronics e-collars in the past and loved the quality and now that Garmin has bought them, the product still has the same great quality. I would definitely recommend this collar to someone who wants to do advanced and off-leash training with their dogs.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11961 Reviewed: 2014-07-10
"Love the device, great range, and works well on stubborn dogs."
This collar is exactly what my dog needed to complete his training. He just turned 2, so there is still a good amount of puppy in him when he was off leash. Since using the collar, it has been amazing how quickly he turned away from bad habits. After our first walk using leash and collar, you could see an immediate difference in his demeanor. Only needed to use the collar/leash on one walk, and since then we are only using the collar. He gets excited to put on the collar, so I know he doesn't see it as a painful training tool. Gives him greater freedom and us peace of mind.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11176 Reviewed: 2014-05-30
"the collar works great, and battery life is excellent"
I have a 7 month old American Bully female. Great dog, but can be a little bull headed at times; the collar works great, and battery life is excellent. I like the fact that I have the ability to use tone, vibrate or stim. Most of the time I just need to break the dogs attention, so the vibrate works well enough for that. But she responded well to the stim. So far it's a great product; I like the fact that it has multiple stimulation levels which helps to get the desired reaction with the least amount of force.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11178 Reviewed: 2014-05-30
"Collar is a GREAT value for the price and compares very well to the big name brand higher priced collars."
Collar is a GREAT value for the price and compares very well to the big name brand higher priced collars....very dependable and has no delay and lasts a long time on a full charge....simple to use and is a GREAT collar for first time users
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20880 Reviewed: 2015-05-14
I like this trainer because it holds it's charge for a lot longer than our previous one by Pet Safe. I also like it because we can change the type of messages (tone, vibration, momentary or continuous) depending on who has the controller, so if we're just out in the yard and our dog wants to run after a squirrel, the correction can be handled by the kids. We then leave the levels with the higher correction levels for field training. The only thing I'm worried about is losing the clip on charger thing for the collar, but we'll just have to be careful that we keep it in the same place all the time.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11228 Reviewed: 2014-06-01
I was skeptical this would work because my dog is 6 years old and very stubborn and spoiled. I started it at 2 with no response, and slowly brought it up to 15 before I got his attention. The first attempts to get him to obey the come command were trying. The second day was much better. The psychology of getting him to connect the disobedience with the discomfort was concerning. It may be helpful to have a video tutorial on how to correctly use the collar. Overall, I give it a 5. It was delivered quickly and worked as promised. Thanks!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11253 Reviewed: 2014-06-02
" Very happy with the quality and the value for the price."
Never used a training collar before and find that it quickly reinforced training and instantly got the dog's full attention. Batteries last a long time, and it is not cumbersome on a small dog. Thanks for the awesome service.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11443 Reviewed: 2014-06-09
"The collar has a lot of flexibility in terms of levels of tone and sensation."
The collar has a lot of flexibility in terms of levels of tone and sensation. So far I've mostly used tone and vibration to stop her from doing most things. I've had to use the static shock when she charges at the fence when she sees people (she turns into Cujo). It stops her immediately, and she puts her head down and goes the other way. I think she thinks the shock is coming from the fence.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11447 Reviewed: 2014-06-10
"Works great. Has helped a great deal on training her."
I've had this now for about 2 months and have not had any trouble with this collar. Works great. Has helped a great deal on training her. Very easy to use the functions and easy to charge. Would recommend this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11461 Reviewed: 2014-06-10
Awesome teaching tool. My dog is 7 months. Had I known how to use this I would have started much younger. Only draw back is when adjusting the level, it can take some time vs. some controllers with a dial. Thanks. Eric
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11505 Reviewed: 2014-06-12
Excellent value and a solid product. Easy to understand settings and easy to use with one hand. Waterproof feature is invaluable. Compact and lightweight makes it very comfortable for my dog. No issue getting her conditioned to it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11521 Reviewed: 2014-06-12
Our dog loves to swim in the pool, and he has proven that it is waterproof. I love that it has 3 different settings to use for training. We are very happy with this collar and recommend it to all our friends.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11744 Reviewed: 2014-06-23
"Thanks to Gun Dog Supply for answering the phone and my questions."
One of the best investment ever done on a dog. He changed his behavior in less than a week. Now even my 8 year old daughter can walk the dog without a leash. For me I can now shoot small game because he stops when I ask. Would recommend to anyone who would like to perfect his dog training. But he needs to be good on leash before you start your E Collar training.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20843 Reviewed: 2015-05-11
"Much better than the other collars I have purchased from other vendors in the past."
We have rescued a 7 month boxer who seems to be quite dominant and stubborn. Being a rescue, we knew we would have to reprogram him from what he has been exposed to for his last 7 months. He doesn't seem to respond to the tone, but he is listening with the vibration. Good purchase!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13081 Reviewed: 2014-08-23
"It is one of the best purchases that I have ever made."
Works great! Primarily use voice command after just a couple of days of training with this collar. It's like a huge electronic leash. Only feature I wish I would have upgraded for is the bark training feature. I'm stopping it manually, but I know the collar would have been more consistent.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13209 Reviewed: 2014-08-28
Awesome training collar! I love how many settings it has. It really gives your dog the benefit. I absolutely loves how it has a tone and vibrate setting! They did a great job with this. I highly recommend it!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20658 Reviewed: 2015-05-04
"It expedited our training off leash and in the car. He is becoming a model citizen."
Great collar and smart dog. My newest rescue has learned so fast with the collar. I mostly just use the vibration now. It expedited our training off leash and in the car. He is becoming a model citizen. Thank you!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20619 Reviewed: 2015-05-02
Our blue heeler had developed some bad habits such as chasing our horses and unnecessary barking and ignoring our verbal commands. Within two days and short sessions with this collar, she has developed a whole new attitude about listening to her people. Love this unit.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13575 Reviewed: 2014-09-09
Far superior to the unit I had years ago with another dog and less expensive. Support service from Steve was professional and excellent. Our dog is learning to obey promptly rather than taking her own sweet time.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13603 Reviewed: 2014-09-10
Better than the Tritone Sport 50 we bought 10 yrs ago for our bloodhound. Much improved since then. Especially like the option of the different settings. Have been using the TVM setting to control barking, and it is working great. Bought this for barking, if I had seen the bark collar I would have tried that one, but I may train this dog for off lead like I did my bloodhound. We live at the beach, and it's great when the dog gets too far ahead and doesn't hear me because of the waves. Would not hesitate to recommend this training collar.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12330 Reviewed: 2014-07-26
Murphy is a rescue dog, and we believe he has lab, beagle, and some type of hunting dog in him. He is very strong willed and high tolerance of pain. After having him go to puppy boot camp for a week and many one on one training, our trainer suggested a training collar for him. So far he is responding very well. He does not really like it, since he is having to give up control, but works well for our family.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12331 Reviewed: 2014-07-26
"I received the product timely, and it has been easy to use."
We adopted a rescued dog. Could not keep close by and since we live in country, hated to keep her on leash as we hiked twice a day. This works wonders and within a week she has been trained to listen. May not have to wear it much longer if her behavior continues.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12274 Reviewed: 2014-07-24
"This collar has all the necessities for a good remote collar."
Collar works great and the vibration saves him a lot of misery. Didn't take him long to figure that out. One thing that would be a great improvement would be a hand held remote. There is a few thing that he does that warrants a little attention ocassionally. Worth the money a lot better than previous collars that I purchased........Danny Williams
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19098 Reviewed: 2015-03-03
This collar is excellent, and the remote is very easy to use. The different variations of tone/momentary/continuous/vibrate are very nice. The only thing I would change is making the prongs a little bit bigger. Every now and then my dog can shake the collar, and the prongs don't touch. I would recommend this collar for sure. Very pleased!!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18283 Reviewed: 2015-02-01
"I love the ease of use with this product and would recommend it."
I love the Garmin Delta Remote Training Collar. It has quickly helped my GSP retrieve and drop better. I only had to use the shock feature a few times on him before he got the idea. I now only need to use the beep function with an occasional vibration. I love the ease of use with this product and would recommend it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18292 Reviewed: 2015-02-02
Great collar. Compared to Innotex it blows it away. I bought the Inntotex first and my dog didin't even notice when I gave a correction except on the hoghest setting. Then he cried. The Garmin gives more and better control.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19583 Reviewed: 2015-03-20
E collars are great tools, but can also be abused. I really like the Garmin features. I recommend it, but also recommend getting a training video for it was well. Awesome for training when used correctly.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17569 Reviewed: 2015-01-10
My Labradoodle, Snicker, is obedient until he sees a crack in the door or gate. Then he's off for an adventure, ignoring all commands to stop or come. The Delta definitely helped get his attention, and he is learning his boundaries. Thanks.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17675 Reviewed: 2015-01-14
"All in all, it has been a life saver for both K.C. and my husband and I!!"
We have an extremely hyperactive 10 month old chocolate lab who has taken over our lives 200%, but this collar has really helped to settle him down a notch or two. We are going at it very slowly, so as not to hit him with too much too soon, but so far it has been a great success. We look forward to the day when he has finished his training and behaves like a gentleman should behave!!! All in all, it has been a life saver for both K.C. and my husband and I!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17720 Reviewed: 2015-01-15
Love it! The only thing missing is the bark shock but that's in the next model up, no complaints! Was shipped fast and readily available out of the box. Our dog has definitely calmed down a significant amount.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17748 Reviewed: 2015-01-15
Our dog is extremely smart and quickly learned the shock was coming from the remote in my hand, but we just put the collar on him whenever we let him outside. He has not ran off since the first day with the collar. First day he ran farther from me because I had the remote in my hand. I would suggest I use it on dogs under a year old to get them used to it, but our black lab is one of the smartest dogs I've ever seen. I don't even have I use the shock now. I can just press the vibrate or tone, and he quickly comes to front door no matter where he is. This was a GREAT purchase and it keeps my baby home and safe!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17777 Reviewed: 2015-01-16
The hand control is light and small, no bigger than a cell phone. Easy to operate and is not bulky, and that is a big plus. I have smaller dogs, and the unit on the collar is just perfect for them. Not big and bulky, but with all the performance. Overall a great purchase!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17800 Reviewed: 2015-01-17
"Helped take care of the issue we were having right away."
I have not used it yet. Still working on basic training. I want to make sure I do this well. But I have read the manual, looked the equipment over, and it is obviously outstanding quality. Also, the staff at Gun Dog Supply were most helpful with my questions. The delivery was quick and efficient. I appreciate the follow-up support. Thanks.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19190 Reviewed: 2015-03-06
After a little delay in processing, customer service overnighted the collar, which works great, and fits great! The remote is very nice. Buttons are easy to see and manipulate. Have only used the vibrate function on collar, which is a great option for a dog who is already conditioned, and might just need a reminder.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19205 Reviewed: 2015-03-07
I bought a couple cheap collars on Ebay, and they broke within a week. When I thought it was the batteries, I was shocked at what they cost. So I met someone at the park with a collar and started to shop around. I thought the Garmin was the best bang for my buck, and I was right. Because I use it for my pet, I could turn it off and on all the time. I didn't need to recharge it for weeks. I Love it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19216 Reviewed: 2015-03-07
"his is a great collar, and it's easy to use, and I got it fast."
It took me a very long time to figure out how to work the training collar because the instructions are very UNCLEAR, but once I figured it out it was FANTASTIC. I used it on the vibrate setting only, and I only used it ONCE, and my dog has stopped 1 of her bad habits. Hopefully for good..... I was amazed and so were others! We have a few more more bad habits to get rid of. Stay tuned!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19533 Reviewed: 2015-03-18
This collar is exactly what I was looking for, simple to operate yet very effective. Within one week I am able to walk my dog without a leash and with just a simple beep she now comes to me without hesitation. Great price and informative website and arrived in three days. Very satisfied.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18562 Reviewed: 2015-02-11
This product has made a big difference in our lives. He is finally learning his boundaries. He loves the freedom it gives because he isn't on a leash and able to run around in the back yard every time we go outside. The extra exercise is important to his breed and my sanity!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18718 Reviewed: 2015-02-16
Although my dog is 8 years old, she still got excited seeing other dogs walking when we did. She pulled me quite a bit and seemed out of control. Well the Garmin fixed that problem. I use it with every walk, and she is totally under control, and that makes me feel good.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18893 Reviewed: 2015-02-24
I am very pleased with this training collar. The collar charges quickly in about 2 hours. Programing the controller allows for versatility to set up your correction commands to best suit your pet. I would recommend this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18904 Reviewed: 2015-02-24
"I would recommend this product for so many different types of training."
Had a few start up issues, but only because I did not understand the power levels, but after calling customer service they explained easily, and I was under way. I have used competitors collars in the past and thought that I would give this one a try and found that I was very pleased with its performance.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19055 Reviewed: 2015-03-02
Had about three weeks. Love it so far. The vibration is a good precursor to the shock alone and better than the beep in my opinion. Battery life is great. Size is perfect for my blood trailing daschund. Very satisfied and would recommend to a buddy!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17337 Reviewed: 2015-01-03
"Works really well from the first time and still working well and running strong."
Works really well from the first time and still working well and running strong. Battery life is awesome, too, and has good settings. Need a small breed collar compatible with this controller, and I will be all set. Haven't seen one though, but will find out. This one is too big and collar strap won't tighten up enough, or I would get another. All around great training collar/remote.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17340 Reviewed: 2015-01-03
"Great collar and remote, great price, quick shipping and excellent on-dog results."
Purchased to assure visual and verbal commands work at a distance. This is my third dog, always one at a time, during the past 30 years. Remote collars have come a long ways as is obvious with the ease of use with this collar. Battery life is excellent also. I use both vibrate and buzzer. My dog seems not to need anything more than a vibration, just a clue to look toward me for a command. I have not needed to use shock function because this dog is already very well trained. I bought the collar for the dogs safety while allowing him to work at a distance. Great collar and remote, great price, quick shipping and excellent on-dog results.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20157 Reviewed: 2015-04-13
Service was great, but while I was waiting for delivery I spent much time training my 1 year old golden and the problem of him leaving the farm and going out of calling distance was corrected. I returned the Collar unopened, at my own expense, and I would not hesitate to order from your company again. You seem to really care about your customers, a rarity in today's marketplace.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15371 Reviewed: 2014-11-09
The Garmin Delta has worked wonders with my stubborn Bulldog. Before he would not come when called all the time, and in the house he would get a little wild, and it seemed liked I was constantly saying no all day. Now with the Garmin Delta I only have to say it once. I love the different settings, cause now I only have to beep him, and he responds to that.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15714 Reviewed: 2014-11-19
The collar is a great training tool for pets or hunting dogs. The Garmin Delta Remote collar is a quality made collar and performs as advertised. This is actually my second Delta collar. I bought one last year for my Brittany Spaniel, and this one is for my sons lab. Gun Dog Supply's customer service and prices are great.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20112 Reviewed: 2015-04-11
We bought this unit to assist in reminding our Collie what he can and cannot do when working animals. It has worked flawlessly. I would recommend this unit for anyone needing a training tool or just to be used as a reminder for the animal.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16330 Reviewed: 2014-12-05
my 3 year old lab was trained to use the Delta collar in less than a week. I am thrilled with this product. She is our family pet. I hardly have to press the vibrate button. Responds well with the tone.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20075 Reviewed: 2015-04-10
My dog is great at listening behind closed doors, but if she is outside she will chase after other dogs, horses, or bunnies. This collar has worked like a charm. I only have to use the tone button, and she will listen to me because she knows that I can vibrate or zap her if she doesn't. It is great!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16379 Reviewed: 2014-12-06
This Garmin Delta does a great job for training my dog. I really like the choice of using either a tone, vibration or shock for the different levels of training that I do with my dog. I would highly recommend this Garmin to anyone looking for a high quality training E-Collar for their dog!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20064 Reviewed: 2015-04-09
How did I ever get along without this training collar? To be able to correct the dog without going outside is such a pleasure. Well designed, easy to work, and love that both the remote and collar are rechargeable. Works as advertised. Highly recommend this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15047 Reviewed: 2014-10-30
I have a stubborn dog, so only the highest setting had any affect on her, she also has thick stiff hair that lessons the effect. That being said, it was very easy to set up and the batteries last for days even when left on. Much better built then any other products I have used in the past. Excellent service!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17813 Reviewed: 2015-01-17
Very Good Collar with alot of control for the price. I wasn't sure I was going to like it because I have always liked Tri Tronics collars, but this collar has won me over thanks for the good advice Steve.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17882 Reviewed: 2015-01-19
Using it to help with basic training. Had issues with the dog jumping and nipping. The vibration mode is working real good. Only had to shock the dog a few times. Now, as soon as he is doing wrong we hit vibrate, and he stops. The dog has become a lot more discipline and much easier to handle. Really would suggest this product as well as Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19784 Reviewed: 2015-03-30
I love that the strap is not fabric and that it is very adjustable, so that it can be used on many sized dogs. The remote holds a charge for a good amount of time. The range that the remote reaches is also very mind easing!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18028 Reviewed: 2015-01-23
My dog wants to jump up to greet people. I use the collar at the dog park to keep 4 feet on the ground. At 110 lbs he is way too big to jump on people. It has helped with recall. It has given us more freedom to explore places off leash like the beach. I had another brand collar before that needed batteries every few weeks AND the prongs fell off. The Garmin collar is well made and the batteries are rechargeable. Neither of those problems will ever be an issue with this collar. It's easy to use. I particularly like that it has tone, vibrate and static shock. We save the shock for the H** no's when he is in danger. Usually the tone is all he needs to remember that I'm watching and he needs to be at my side. My goal for my dog is to use him as a therapy dog. The collar is helping me finish his training. Very pleased.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20173 Reviewed: 2015-04-14
Both the collar and the transmitter have charge indicators, which takes the guessing out of the picture. I like the range and additional stimulation levels. Other dog owners ask me about it and I give out your URL. Thanks.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27659 Reviewed: 2016-02-29
Great product. The instructional dvd that's provided is key to understanding how to effectively use the collar. The fact that you added this did (not made by garmin) shows you go above and beyond to make sure owners have tools needed to make e-collar use a positive experience. I have been debating this purchase for over a year because I hated the idea of a shock collar. My Vizsla is super sensitive and I was afraid it would make him paranoid or upset. He was already trained on the basic commands prior to this purchase but for us, the collar helps reinforces known commands. He loves when I pull out the collar because he associates it with outside play time and retrieving off leash in the front yard. It is truly amazing how much outside distraction determines the appropriate level of stimulation needed. Sometimes the mid level vibration setting or stimulation on 2 or 3 is the only thing needed. During high distraction times we need a 6 or 7. I love the site and everything I've purchased through Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27611 Reviewed: 2016-02-28
"Since purchasing this collar, my dog seems like a new dog."
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
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
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
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
This is an excellent product and I am getting wonderful results from my 13 month old male retriever. He comes from field trial stock and is very high energy which combines with a great temperament. He is very smart and learned all his commands BUT did not follow through if distracted. This made it dangerous to let him off leash. We ordered this collar and first watched the DVD which is absolutely top rated. Very well put together and interestingly, the trainer had difficult dogs as well as good dogs. We got all the basics watching it although we had a breeder show us what a collar could do before we went ahead and ordered it. Now, our boy is off leash while we try it all out. We use Level 2 and he only requires one tap to turn on a dime and return straight to us. Now we need to add some distraction to test it out. I have no doubt that we will be happy with the result. My one comment for Gun Dog Supply is that the manual is not as clearly written as it could be. Let me know when you reprint and I will make some suggestions. So, thank you for this great training tool.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27864 Reviewed: 2016-03-07
"Great training tool along with a company that stands behind their product."
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!"
I really enjoyed the DVD showing the training of dogs that had no previous training unlike other DVDs where the dogs obviously had previous training. The instructions were a bit confusing but after reading them again and taking my time I figured it out. I was very surprised how quickly my dog responded, thanks Steve.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27722 Reviewed: 2016-03-03
Great product. As a new user, videos like those demonstrating the product on the website and Robin MacFarlane's free video with purchase were very helpful as support to the manual. I would suggest trying the unit out on yourself to give a clearer idea of the strength of the settings. Where other units may require a higher dial setting, the Garmin Delta's lower setting of 1 or 2 packs quite a nick.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28352 Reviewed: 2016-03-25
"My female Golden is responding to the Garmin extremely well."
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."
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
"My problem Lab now responds very quickly to verbal and hand commands."
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
"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."
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
"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 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
"Totally worth the money, and very glad I purchased the collar."
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
"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."
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
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
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
"Best thing I ever got for my dog. Works like a charm."
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
"Really helped to get my dog to focus on her commands, both while hunting and during everyday activities"
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!!!!"
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
I'm new to dog training, but this unit is easy to use. Has helped tremendously with the obedience part of training. Very easy to set up and seems to have a good battery life. I would recommend this to anyone. Happy with my purchase.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29357 Reviewed: 2016-05-12
This collar works great! After buying 2 cheap collars which did not last 6 months each, we decided to buy a decent collar. With Garmin being a major brand, we felt it would be a good choice. So far so good! Quality is nice.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29337 Reviewed: 2016-05-10
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."
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
This thing is great. I use the sound and sometimes vibration and it does very well. The time between charges is good and we use it every day for about 10 hours, we would use it less but she likes to wear it. The recharge time is short and the procedure is easy. We should have had this a long ago instead of the one we had.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29490 Reviewed: 2016-05-16
"Easy to use, compact and simple. Does just what I need for my weekend hunting dot."
Decided to try collar before purchasing a wireless fence so that she could have more freedom to run in the fields beside our house but not go too far. So far she returns with just the tone on most occasions. It has really put my mind at ease that I will not lose her.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29427 Reviewed: 2016-05-15
Owns 2 dogs. Only needed the vibrate function to refresh the training on my 3 year old dog. I had to use it for about 2 days, put it on him daily for a week without having to use it again. Starting my 6 month now and she's responding well to it on a very low setting.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29603 Reviewed: 2016-05-22
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
Excellent product, we had a Sportdog brand SD-425S before this unit. We were happy with the SD when it worked, we had all sorts of issues with it. I was a little concerned when buying this unit because our lab is a bit of a bulldozer (not much stops her so we had to have the stubborn collar in the SD brand). This collar has more than enough power to control our bruiser and I love how easy the controls on remote are to use on this vs. the other brand we had. Great quality and nice compact size. Gun Dog Supply is awesome to work with, we won't order our dog gear from anywhere else, top notch service!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29587 Reviewed: 2016-05-22
I like this collar a lot, I've had it for a couple weeks now. I use the tone feature the most, I don't even need to call my dog, just hit the tone button and he comes running. I used the stimulation to get him to stop pulling on his lead and it's always ready incase he runs a deer. The possibilities are endless for what the collar can help you achieve, great tool!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28390 Reviewed: 2016-03-27
"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."
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 has helped tremendously, and I had to use the shock less than a handful of times."
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."
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 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."
She's a different dog, she is no longer aggressive to welcomed guests. She doesn't bolt out the door and can be walked in my neighborhood without a leash. I wish I had found this 5 years ago when she was a puppy! I would have saved a lot of stress!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28508 Reviewed: 2016-04-01
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
Have only used the audible portion of the device and its effect on the dog was instant. He, seriously, instantly associated the surprise of the proximity of the sound to having to focus on the relationship between the handler and himself. A very sensitive dog with an overriding interest to go along and get along. Unless the dog is about to get into trouble by running into a street or similar, I suspect the other two modes will never be used. It seems worthwhile to have.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29144 Reviewed: 2016-04-29
This works great and the training video provided was a great. I followed those instructions provided and was able to train my dog very quickly. This e-Collar is very easy to use and works as expected. The information on the site to help me decide was useful and the ordering process was easy.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28984 Reviewed: 2016-04-22
My standard schnauzer, Archie is a very dominate male and needed some serious chaining. I bought two ecollar that were junk. Then a trainer suggested the Garmin Delta ecollar and it's great. Easy to use and very durable. Thanks.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28968 Reviewed: 2016-04-21
My 100 lb 1 year old lab was hard for me to handle especially on walks. This training collar has made a world of difference. Just make sure you have the collar nice and tight on the dog if it's got a lot of fur like mine. I can now have my dog roam about the house more and be out in the yard without being worried about him getting into things or jumping on people. And walking without being pulled is making our walks much more enjoyable.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10522 Reviewed: 2014-05-06
I was apprehensive about using a training collar, but my trainer recommended the Garmin Delta Remote Training Collar. It was simple to use and effective. Our goal of our dog not chasing our horses was achieved in a very short time. Our dog is a rescue, and although he is just about a year old, he had no training at all. The Garmin Delta Remote is an excellent training tool.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10595 Reviewed: 2014-05-07
"A good e-collar with proper training leads to a safe pup."
Works great on level 8 for your standard correction, and level 10 when she's excited. The tone and vibrate options work great. The tone is Roxxy's recall. Vibrate is a warning or call to focus. Roxxy loves when I put it on cuz she knows it's time to go outside to play.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20723 Reviewed: 2015-05-07
We do walks deep into Pisgah National Forest. Our dog is a bit wild, and we can lose him in the woods for long periods. Bought the amazing Garmin Alpha collar and GPS to track, as well as correct, and we are extremely happy with this unit. Wanted something smaller without the antenna for around the homestead and for leash training. The Garmin Delta was the perfect complement since it has the same 18 levels of correction. The size is much more practical, and the battery life is spooky. I've never seen the handheld display under three of three bars, and the collar unit has never indicated less than a full charge, even after 2 days of use. I leave it by the door and turned on all day to grab and go as necessary. Unit is very friendly and durable. I was spinning it around by the lanyard and inadvertently let loose; it flew in the air and landed on the pavement. Minor scuff marks, but worked fine after. Controls are friendly and controllable by touch only. Highly recommend this unit.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10665 Reviewed: 2014-05-08
My 10 month old Lab responds very well to this. We have a different brand, and he was not responding well to that collar. After reading the comments I decided to give this collar a try. After about 3 days of training (not all of the time he is only 10 months old) he has learned to respond to the tone only in most instances and when not a quick shock helps. We didn't want him chasing birds and running into the street, and he has stopped that completely.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10746 Reviewed: 2014-05-11
So far it's working great. I like how small and compact that both the remote and collar are. Easy to use, and the battery life lasts a few days if you aren't having to use the buttons all of the time. Great product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10846 Reviewed: 2014-05-15
"We have our little guy listening and obeying us in just one week!"
This is great. I bought it to take my dog on walks off leash. The sound and vibration are the main corrections we use and only use level one for shocking corrections if needed. The dog responded well to the corrections and is a pleasure to have at my side.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10896 Reviewed: 2014-05-17
The collar has been a great help with off leash training. My wife and I both use it with great success. It is very user friendly and easy to adjust to your dogs sensitivity level. Ensure you do some sort of training indoors with the collar prior to use outside. That way your pet understands what it means when it beeps or vibrates. She spent the first few days just wearing the collar to get used to it. Then I did several training sessions indoors over the next couple days with treats prior to using it on our off leash walks. We purchased the collar due to our dog's tendency to become so excited about scents and other distractions that she was not responding to our voices. She is also smart enough to realize I cannot catch her if her hearing suddenly becomes selective. The Collar's vibrate function has changed that. When she ignores her recall a quick 2 sec vibrate changes her focus from whatever else she is after at the time to me awaiting direction. Now when she sees me pick up the collar she knows she is going out for her walk and waits for me to put it on.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11008 Reviewed: 2014-05-23
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
"Needed this to prevent my dog from chasing chickens and cats"
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
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
"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."
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
The Garmin Delta is a terrific training collar. Reliable, tough, and super easy to use. You can't beat the cost from Gun Dog Supply and the excellent customer service. I highly recommend both for future purchases.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21128 Reviewed: 2015-05-26
"Will do business with this company in the future."
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
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
"Using this has made a HUGE difference in the behavior of our one previously unruly Boston Terrier."
Using this has made a HUGE difference in the behavior of our one previously unruly Boston Terrier. We were afraid that we were going to have to rehome him because of his aggressive behavior, but this product is making a real difference in his behavior! Well worth the money for this product, but imperative that you use it to TEACH bad behavior, and not for punishment.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20836 Reviewed: 2015-05-11
Easy to use. Long battery life. Ensures practice consistency. I am using the reward noise as a command, a "come" command. If my dog is within a 1/2 mile, he will know to look around to come back during training.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9845 Reviewed: 2014-04-10
The Garmin Delta is a quality product. The battery lasts all day without having to charge until night. I bought the Garmin Delta training collar for low cost, vibration correction, waterproof, long battery life, and 1/2 mile range. The advertising has held up to my high standards. All it's missing is a clip/holster.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9987 Reviewed: 2014-04-15
"It works great, and I like the different levels you can use."
I bought this because other people I know with larger breed dogs have used it. It works great, and I like the different levels you can use. It's taking some time, but with patience this is a great training tool.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9996 Reviewed: 2014-04-15
Excellent training tool for my super stubborn hound! I love the multi alert feature on the Garmin. The beep gets his attention. The vibrate gives him a warning. And the shock is seldom necessary. I have 140 pounds of rambunctious puppy who is now doing what he's told instead of doing what he wants. Skip the obedience class, and get the collar. I highly recommend this product and this company. I got my order quickly and at a great price. Thanks, Steve!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10088 Reviewed: 2014-04-18
Very impressed with Garmin quality, easy to program and use, finally something that gets his attention, the beep and vibrate modes did not fizz on him, he is like a bear.But the CMM mode is great. I can get his attention without shocking the hell out of him, with low or high momentary and continuous as a precautionary measure. Set on 13. I also have a Garmin GPS / fish finder,outstanding quality !
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10104 Reviewed: 2014-04-18
Frisco follows commands beautifully in the house when leashed or in a confined area, but off leash he's less predictable. If he gets loose, he'll run across a VERY busy 50 mph road in front of our house to visit the neighbor's dog. Just today he was tired from playing with another dog, so I thought he'd walk with me to the door, but he decided he wanted to visit the dog across the street. I called to him twice and was ignored until he felt the shock (set fairly low). He immediately stopped and walked back to me and into the house. I also love that it's water proof since he loves water. The 1st time he wore the collar outside, he immediately jumped in the creek. He will respond to the vibration, but today he was bolting too quickly for me to try the vibration first. Thank you. This will save his life!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10288 Reviewed: 2014-04-28
"So far we have been extremely pleased with our purchase."
We live in the Sonoran Desert, which come late Spring/Summer has some deadly critters... The collar has saved me and my dog from some encounters...highly recommended...we don't even have to use the shock only the vibration, and bingo our Sofia comes immediately!!! This product is absolutely TERRIFIC!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10323 Reviewed: 2014-04-29
Excellent product. My dog was stubborn but has been very responsive to the collar and my commands. The value in the three separate buttons is priceless. He fully responds to the tone button and occasionally needs the second choice which is vibrate. I have not had to use the actual third button for stimulation. I have never owned a stimulation collar before so the short manual was most helpful in preparing me on how to use it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20743 Reviewed: 2015-05-07
"I love the small design, and it is very easy to use."
This is a great collar. It holds a charge very well, much better than the Sport Dog collars we have tried before. Ranger is a very hard headed alpha dog, and it takes a strong collar to get him to pay attention. Thanks Gun Dog Supply for great service and great pricing.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10424 Reviewed: 2014-05-02
This collar is great! I've been using it on my dog for a little bit now, and he is so used to the tone he hears and the commands I tell him that I don't have to actually use the stimulate button. The remote is so simple to use and very straight forward. Charging the collar and remote is a breeze, and you can charge both at the same time. I am very happy with the product I received for the price I paid. Thanks.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10461 Reviewed: 2014-05-04
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Chewy has become a well-behaved, obedient dog with the Garmin collar."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It does what it's suppose to do! I'm in control of my dog at all times! It took my lab about 20 min to understand what's happening when the collar is on. Couple of shock waves on level 5, and now he responds to the beep sound every time! (the levels go from 1 to 18)
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21084 Reviewed: 2015-05-24
I see nothing wrong with the collar except that I have to keep it extra tight for the contact points to properly stay in contact with puppy. In my opinion the collar needs longer contact points. The light weight compact size is very nice.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27408 Reviewed: 2016-02-21
Very effective collar. Our Brittany was the smallest of her litter, so at a full grown 28 lbs she is not the biggest, but don't tell her that! The only thing I can say negative about the Delta training system is that the audible tone and vibration modes are virtually useless for my dog. She is a tough and stubborn little dog and those modes do not even get her attention. Working with a training leash and many rewards, the stimulation is having a positive effect on her. After using it for a month now, she only wears it every few days to reinforce the good behavior and correct some destructive behavior (digging up the garden). Great product and unbeatable quality, but I expect nothing less from Garmin. Next, I want her to to learn some field trial exercises just for fun, so this will be a big help.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19634 Reviewed: 2015-03-23
The product was good and did everything it said it would. It was easy to set and easy to use. It worked very well for my dog in the home, but did not work for him outside of the home. My dog is very energetic and needs a lot of correction outside of the home due to his excitement when seeing people, dogs...etc. In the home my dog was responsive on 11, and I have not had any more issues in the home with him pushing the limit. Outside of my home was a different story. Even when positioned to 18, my dog was unresponsive to the corrections. I do not think, however, that this is a result of the collar, but that the environment is just way more reinforcing to my dog than the collar is punishment. I have not yet given up hope.... I would order from GunDogSupply again, if needed. I felt the customer services was good and responsive. Good luck to everyone with headstrong pups!
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20616 Reviewed: 2015-05-02
I need to get another collar to go with this set to determine how it works with multiple collars. I am liking this so far for single dog use. I was surprised to see how much the additional collar will cost.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27475 Reviewed: 2016-02-23
After using daily for a week my dog almost doesn't need it anymore and is responding to the vibrate when correction is needed. The only down side is how tight the collar must fit in order for the prongs to make contact, but then my dog does have A LOT of extra skin in that area...
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20722 Reviewed: 2015-05-06
1st let me say your service is excellent. My product arrive very quickly. I have a stubborn 9 mo. old Boxer who seems able to ignore this stimulation. Sometimes I see a slight response, but he'll ignore most stimuli. I have gone up to level 15, knowing 18 is my limit. Kind of frustrated too.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19596 Reviewed: 2015-03-20
I have 2 collars which I like, but the delta sport has one large drawback. There are too many levels, and it is not possible to make a significant change while the dog is running. Corrections must be made immediately when something goes not the way it should, and it takes far too long with 18 levels. 6, as on most Tri Tronics collars is more than adequate.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21167 Reviewed: 2015-05-27
I have only used it a few times so far. When I have the collar tight enough and positioned correctly, making good contact, he responds well. I think I just need to spend more time working with him, so he understands what I'm asking of him. The unit is easy to use, and the battery seems to hold a charge for a good amount of time. The controller fits nicely in a pocket, but I wish it came with an optional cord to wear around your neck. All in all, I am happy with the product.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9858 Reviewed: 2014-04-11
"I love the size of the remote and collar. So far I like its performance."
Great unit. I do like the 18 different settings, and the tone vibrate and nic functions. The only strange thing is you can only use preset combinations of these features. for example. I mostly use the Tone, Vibe, And Nic, But it would be nice if I could use the Tone, Vibe, and High Constant. This would not have impacted my purchase; you as a user just need to remember what all 5 settings do, and what each button does on each setting up to 18 levels, and up to 3 dogs. Tons of functions on a small unit. Too many for me to remember.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11901 Reviewed: 2014-07-01
"Seems to get his attention. Haven't turned it right up yet."
Just getting started. These dumb (meant in love) dogs have so much energy they don't even notice it in the heat of a run, so we are working on calm recognition of commands. I got it to get them more manageable in public. Sprinting up to jump on and bark at people causes a lot of trouble these days.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11820 Reviewed: 2014-06-27
"Good tool to have in your bag of tricks for training."
So far, so good! Excellent range. I've used the DT Systems before, which do not have a tone. I've been retraining my dog to come with the Garmin Delta tone, and she is responding beautifully, even when she is obsessed with a scent out in the field. The unit is very easily turned off and on. Battery life is excellent. Very happy with the first week's use.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13681 Reviewed: 2014-09-13
This is my first experience with an electronic trainer, so trying to figure out how to use it in training my dog has been frustrating. I don't want her to get collar wise, but I want to make sure my dog doesn't take off to the next county either. Do you have any more resource material to help me train my dog. Thanks
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13483 Reviewed: 2014-09-07
I've only been using this collar to train with for a couple weeks. So far the pros are: it's extremely easy to set up and operate. I really like the way the buttons are laid out on the remote, and the digital display. It's smaller and the way it's built to recharge is better than most collars. The cons: It does not have a tone/vibrate/stimulate option. Also doesn't combine the tone plus stimulation like the sport dog collars do. This collar, you have to hit 2 buttons to get that effect. Also the Tone isn't very loud compared to the sport dog. When my dog is running through high grass or leaves, she doesn't hear it sometimes... Overall I like this collar better than my previous SD425. For the price you won't find better function and versatility.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12989 Reviewed: 2014-08-20
I had a little trouble setting up the collar, and I'm having trouble with it shocking my dog. It doesn't seem to bother him. I am trying to make it tighter where he will feel the zap, but I feel like I'm choking him. I think it is a good product, I just need to keep trying.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12881 Reviewed: 2014-08-16
It is the same color as his bark collar, and so it gets a little confusing. The bark collar worked wonderfully. He no longer barks at night even without the collar. Still getting used to the training collar.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14544 Reviewed: 2014-10-15
"The Delta remote training collar has given my training a much needed boost for reliability"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I like the collar fine. It works great, and I find the prongs are plenty long for my dog. The thing I don't like is you lose the vibration function if you lose the high power setting. Not sure who thought that one up, but I would rather have it on all power settings. Now that's for the dog, and he only needs the low settings, but the wife needs the high power settings because she is hard headed and doesn't always come when I call her, and since I can't vibrate her, I just have to shock her, and it makes her spill my (beerverage). We must fix this.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10333 Reviewed: 2014-04-29
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
Despite the instructional videos, I subsequently discovered it is more practical to priotize and use it for the "here" command, limited boundary training, and prevent significant unwanted behavior, i.e., jumping up on other people. Otherwise, it becomes more of an issue of overstimulation.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9868 Reviewed: 2014-04-11
We should have had one with a little more zap to it. This one only goes up to 18, and I swear I have a nerve dead dog. This is the Boxer, and he is just a little over a year old. He is very stubborn at times, and sometimes responds better to just the tone than the stim. He is learning, but it is taking a lot of training, and several stims just to get his attention sometimes. Even training him on the leash he did not respond well to the simultaneous stim. Stubborn!
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15698 Reviewed: 2014-11-18
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
I have to put it on as tight as I can because of his long hair. I have to turn it up to highest point for him. It works on him except for the 1st day I tried it. I may not have had it tight enough on him, or turned up high enough. Chow Chows can be very stubborn.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17955 Reviewed: 2015-01-21
My dog is very stubborn and really needs continuous shock. I wish I would have gotten the upgrade. She bolts, and it takes a while for her to respond. As far as the garmin products, I'm happy with the quality. I had a Sport Dog and a Garmin and my daughter's dog chewed them both to shreds. I got an Atertech from Amazon. What a piece of crap. Garmin is far superior.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17568 Reviewed: 2015-01-10
The one thing I dislike about this product is that it does not hold a charge as long as I would like. I have had other collars which held their charge for a longer period of time, a feature I found to be convenient.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18756 Reviewed: 2015-02-17
"After a couple of weeks she has made remarkable improvements in her actions."
We rescued this puppy from a shelter at 8 months old who received no attention and was kept outside without any rules by previous owner. Completely out of control because of lack of training, and the natural instincts of this breed to herd and nip (bite), we decided on Delta after much online research to begin the training process. The collar helps a great deal in reverting your attention from a bad action by using different levels and warning types. After a couple of weeks she has made remarkable improvements in her actions. She has been trained to heel, sit, come and not to bite for the most part, but still requires reinforcement using the collar when she reverts to her instincts. She is still a puppy, and patience is needed.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18714 Reviewed: 2015-02-16
"Transmitter nice size and easy to use. Multi settings for up to three collars also nice."
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
Most of the time I use the vibrate mode. I would like the intensity to either be adjustable or just a little bit stronger, but overall it is a great collar. The buzz is usually enough to make him stop and correct his behavior.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14498 Reviewed: 2014-10-14
I had some problems with this at first and was planning on sending it back, thinking it was defective. I called first and spoke with someone who talked me through the instructions; apparently, it was me not the collar. Works fine now, and I'm pleased. Most importantly, I am impressed with the customer service - top notch. I would recommend this to a friend.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14180 Reviewed: 2014-10-01
The collar mostly worked like it is supposed to for training our dog to come back when called (for me, 'works like it is supposed to work' is high praise). BUT ... after a week or so, the idiot dog, when about 750 feet away from me across a field, found something really interesting to chase and ran into the trees paying no attention to his collar other than to shake his head. He was not seen again for ten days. (The collar was none the worse for wear from having been on him for the ten days. His neck was somewhat irritated, though.) Now, the dog is on leash walks only, so I haven't used the collar for about twenty days. Such is life.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14001 Reviewed: 2014-09-24
Collar works great. I upgraded to this collar recently and have been very pleased. I wish the package would have come with the remote case/clip like my previous Tri-Tronics as opposed to sold separately. But overall a great product.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13852 Reviewed: 2014-09-19
Collar is OK and is easy to set up and use. The tone could be more pronounced. I also find it difficult to get the pins on the collar in good contact with the skin of my lab, but then again, he has a very dense coat. I had an older Tri Tronics collar that did not have some of the features of this collar, but was easier to get in contact with the dog's skin.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14753 Reviewed: 2014-10-22
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
"Great product that I would recommend to any owner."
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
"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."
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
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
Steve, the collar doesn't work that well with my dog. I believe it's because the contact points aren't making good contact with him. Unfortunately I am not sure what to do about this since they aren't interchangeable. I asked some friends if it worked on their dogs and they had no issue, therefore I assumed it would be okay for our big lab. What do you recommend we do and could we upgrade if we returned the collar. It has been used for two battery sessions, so 120hrs. It does make contact but it's on level 15 and the dog knows something happens but it's not a high level of acknowledgement. The box it came in has been tossed in the trash. As far as your product goes and your customer service we feel the that shipping and ordering was great. We even ordered two collars before mistakenly, but it was easily remedied by your business. Thanks.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29448 Reviewed: 2016-05-15
I had the next expensive one up selected and I thought this was the same exact one except mine only went like a 1/2 mile instead of 3/4 or something like that. That was fine but the one I ended up getting didn't have the bark limiter. I thought it said it was exactly the same but it wasn't and that was one of the bigger reasons I wanted it. It works good for what I need it for though.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27789 Reviewed: 2016-03-04
"Other than the battery, the unit is easy to use and I give it 5 stars."
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
"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."
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
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
The transmitter and remote are excellent, but the collar is junk. It's a glossy material and no matter how tight I make it the collar still slides and then becomes ineffective. I was really impressed with everything else, but this collar is a joke. Its for a house dog not a hunting dog, and it almost takes away from all the good things about the collar. Plus Gun Dog Supply didn't seem to want to take the time to help me find a collar with a normal finish. They just kept sending me links to the same collars in a different color. $1 more on a collar and Garmin would have really impressed me and made the whole transaction awesome.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14551 Reviewed: 2014-10-16
My dog may be too hard for this model. At 4 months, she has little to no reaction with the unit. I take the responsibility, as I ordered the unit I presumed would be fit for a young pup with high drive, and now see I should've purchased a different model due to her tenacity. The unit itself is fine, easy to use, and exactly as described.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10036 Reviewed: 2014-04-17
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
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
It's kind of difficult to set up if you're not a techie, and the instruction booklet is not much help. I would have liked something a little more straight forward. I bought it for the sound feature to which my dog responds, but the sound is very faint compared to the brand I used previously.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18423 Reviewed: 2015-02-06
The stimulation level was not strong enough to correct my Lab. I will be upgrading to Sport model. Also it would be nice if the transmitter had a clip to attach to your hunting vest, so it doesn't bounce around on your chest.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18031 Reviewed: 2015-01-24
Put this on my best dog, and he don't stop when shocked turned all the way up. Had him in the box and shocked him to see how he reacted, and all it did was tighten up his neck muscle. I need something to put him on his a**.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15883 Reviewed: 2014-11-23
About 1/2 the time my dogs act like it is not working. My old collar a setting of 2 or 3 got the dog working well. This collar maxed out at 18, and sometimes the dog doesn't even feel it. We are talking at ranges under 200 yards.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20111 Reviewed: 2015-04-11
It is easy to use, but has no range. 1/2 mile my ass, more like 100 yards. I even shaved the dog's neck for contact area. It would work in your yard or obedience training where you are close. Otherwise move up the the best models.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14010 Reviewed: 2014-09-25
"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."
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
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
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
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
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
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
"I have to do is beep her when she starts to jump up and she stops."
I guess I should give it two ratings. Awful when it comes to holding a charge. I have to charge the collar every two days and I am only using the beep button. I followed the directions and fully charged the collar and handset before I used it the first time. The handset has never needed recharging. When the collar is charged I would rate it as excellent in doing what I purchased it to do. My dog is very stubborn, but smart. I had leash trained her to do everything except no matter what I tried I could not get her to quit jumping on everybody. It only took a couple of stimulations on level 8 and then all I have to do is beep her when she starts to jump up and she stops.
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15840 Reviewed: 2014-11-22
It totally broke after one week of use. Got it up to 18 with no response from my dog, and the next day it wouldn't even turn on after it charged. However, this company has THE BEST customer service. I called and not only did they send me a new e collar that might fit my needs better, they also free of charge shipped the busted one back for me. Literally no hassle whatsoever. For that I am grateful. Here's to better luck with the next one!
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11585 Reviewed: 2014-06-16
Owns 2 dogs. On the highest setting she had only a head twitch to signal she felt anything at all. It did not convince her to stop or get away or look at me or anything. She kept going through 5 or 6 zaps without stopping. I wrote the company with no response.
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13481 Reviewed: 2014-09-07
What's interesting about these videos is that Robin has never worked with these dogs before, and several younger dogs have never been trained on an ecollar.
First, Robin walks you through the basic obedience commands showing what proper form looks like.
Next, Robin shows how she introduces the ecollar to two of Steve's puppies, Jack & Tilly, and shows you how to find the right STIM level to communicate with your dog.
She then turns that into a lesson for your dog to recognize that STIM means pay attention to your handler and expands that into a basic recall.
Additional segments include teaching RECALL, PLACE, SIT, and HEEL.
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Garmin Delta Overview
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 or 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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