Chocolate Labordore. Hunts. Family pet. Set up was easy, charge times is fast, buttons are easy to find without looking, I have had 2 other e-collars in the past by other manufacturers and this has been easier to use. I would buy another. And it easily expands to 3 dogs total, just need 2 more dogs!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3441 Reviewed: 2013-08-15 Featured Review
"Use the tone or vibration mode to remind our collie not to chase the deer, bunnies or bicycle riders"
Collie. Family pet. We live in a country setting with some land and really like the distance the Garmin unit covers. We usually use the tone or vibration mode to remind our collie not to chase the deer, bunnies or bicycle riders and we like the range of correction if needed. It will be great to be able to change batteries on our own when needed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3570 Reviewed: 2013-10-17 Featured Review
"Easy to set up . Works great. I have used it every day since I received it."
Brittany. Hunts. Family pet. Easy to set up . Works great. I have used it every day since I recieved it. the only hint of a problem was self inflicted. I let the batery on the collar go dead on me. A quick charge and it was ready to go again. I will charge a little more frequently from now own.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3565 Reviewed: 2013-10-17 Featured Review
"A better training tool than the more expensive beep and shock units."
I like it. I Pheasant hunt with one dog as a training tool its great. I used the shock button once the beeper and vibrator does the job and my pup responds to my command. Range is more than adaquet. For the average bird hunter you don't need more than that. Nice unit easy to use plenty of battery life works well. A better training tool than the more expencive beep and shock units.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5890 Reviewed: 2013-11-28 Featured Review
"Having options between tone, vibrate, and shock is priceless."
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
"Really helped to get my dog to focus on her commands, both while hunting and during everyday activities"
Weimaraner. Hunts. Family pet. This collar has fantastic features, I bought it mainly because it has a vibration setting which works great for sensitive dogs like Weim's. So far it has really helped to get my dog to focus on her commands both while hunting and during everyday activities. I would highly recommend this collar to others. The only thing I don't care for is the clip on charger for the collar itself, it can easily be misplaced!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4098 Reviewed: 2013-10-21
Family pet. It works. Bottom line. And you don't have to shock every time. Hit the tone first before the shock, and after a few times, as soon as the tone is activated, the dog responds. It is an awesome tool and remember, pay attention to direction. I had someone help me trim the collar(sister) and she cut it entirely too short. However, in calling back the company they provided me with the information needed to purchase a new collar without the expense of a whole new unit Again, great training tool along with a company that stands behind their product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6767 Reviewed: 2013-12-28
English Springer. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Relying on the Tri-Tronics reputation and Garmins technology I went with this collar. Yesterday was my first real hunting experience and it was flawless.. My dog responded well and we had a successful hunt.. More than happy with this training collar... Thank you Steve and Gun Dog Supply....
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4890 Reviewed: 2013-11-01
Labradoodle. Family pet. This has been a great training collar. Have a 40 lb 9 month old Labradoodle. This collar has been great for taming his juvenile wondering ways and attention span. The battery life is fantastic. Dog is very responsive to the vibrating corrections. While reviewing collars before I purchased the Garmin, many people complained about battery life. Not a problem for the Garmin at all. The remote can go weeks without charging. Thanks Gun Dog Supply!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5603 Reviewed: 2013-11-20
"Being able to fine tune the "nick" is a appreciated by both me and the dog. What more could you ask?"
Lab. Family pet. I wanted a change from my last system because the rubber buttons fell off rendering the old unit useless. So far the Gramin button pads seem well made under the hand control cover or recessed in the collar. I use it daily & have not had to charge it from the two weeks we have owned it. Very satisfied so far.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5240 Reviewed: 2013-11-10
"The Garmin Delta Remote Training Collar is well built and durable with a long lasting battery. Great all around training tool."
Labrador Retriever. Family pet. The Garmin Delta Remote Training Collar is well built and durable with a long lasting battery. I love to let my dog run loose on the trails in the foothills but in the past he has been prone to chase mountain bikers or joggers if they acknowledge him. With a quick shock from the collar followed by a curt verbal command he has stopped. Great all around training tool.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5236 Reviewed: 2013-11-10
"Great collar. Plenty of features, good battery life on collar and transmitter."
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Great collar. Plenty of features, good battery life on collar and transmitter. My 11 month old responded well, and we were able to limit out on pheasant our first time out!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5208 Reviewed: 2013-11-09
"It's has helped tremendously, and I had to use the shock less than a handful of times."
Hunts. Family pet. Seems to work really well. I use vibrate 99% of the time. But sometimes where her nose is really on, her ears are really off and I have to use the electrical impulse. I have never had to exceed 4 on the 1-18 scale. But that is probably correct for smarter and sensitive breeds like she is. Unit seems to be tough enough and charge is holding well. NOTE: The tines on this are pretty short. If you have a long hair dog like a golden retriever you will want to make sure to order the longer tines also.
Unfortunately, the Delta collars do NOT have replaceable contact points.
If you have a longer haired dog, or one with an extremely thick coat, you might want to look at another ecollar like the SD-825 or the Tri-Tronics Pro 100.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6155 Reviewed: 2013-12-03
Family pet. My female Golden is responding to the Garmin extremely well. I am convinced she knows right from wrong, but merely needs a gentle reminder. The range is impressive since she has a large area she thinks is her own. I am still learning how to use it effectively, but I am very happy with the product and the progress with my Millie.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7185 Reviewed: 2014-01-08
Owns 7 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. The instructions were vague on how to use and adjust. Had my friend help me get the stimulation part. He tested himself. I came from a Pro200XL, and this is surely different. But on the good side, lightweight and can carry around the neck easily.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3502 Reviewed: 2013-09-04
sheltie mix. Family pet. I haven't had a chance to use the collar with my dog. I will rate it good or excellent if it performs as well as the one used at the dog training facility. I anticipate it will be easy to use and will change behaviors.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3434 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"Been very happy with it, easy to charge and the batteries last forever."
German shorthaired pointer. Hunts. Family pet. Been very happy with it, easy to charge and the batteries last forever. Enough levels of stimulation and it's nice to be able to change the function of the 3 buttons. Recommended and I would buy again if I had to.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3432 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"Great collar/transmitter, very waterproof and tough"
Family pet. Our dog was a rescue from an Indian reservation litter at 5-1/2 weeks. He wasn't taking domestication well. By 7 months he was still very aggressive, disobedient, and dominant toward my wife, and at 70+ pounds already, I was starting to worry. We've had rottweilers and never had this much trouble training a dog. We tried all the techniques. Then a neighbor suggested the collar. We've made huge progress in just the first two weeks of use. Payton is no longer physical with my wife and will listen to commands "off" and "leave it". This collar has tamed the wild dog! Thanks Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6536 Reviewed: 2013-12-18
"I am still training both dogs for off leash running and it is going a bit slower since I did not buy any training material."
Hunts. Family pet. The strap you supply to hold the receiver to the dog's neck is poor quality. It loosens around the dog's neck making it less effective. You may have a great product in the receiver and the transmitter, but the strap negates the effect. If you have a better strap, I would appreciate it if you would share it with me. I have 30 days to return the product and came close this weekend.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3482 Reviewed: 2013-08-19
"Seems to get his attention. Haven't turned it right up yet."
German Shorthaired Pointer. Charges Pretty fast, and has great range, and feature set for the price - great value. Only thing I would change involves the tone vs. vibration. Vibration works continuous when appropriate button is pressed, Tone beeps intermittently when button is pressed. Would prefer that tone work continuous when button is pressed. My dog is whistle trained to stop/sit on trill (continuous whistle), Bend on one pip, and recall on 2-pip. Would be nice to do that through the tone on the collar, which is not possible with the beeping tone on collar, so that my lips, and toungue do not freeze to my whistle (I could use the collar).
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6433 Reviewed: 2013-12-12
"Transmitter nice size and easy to use. Multi settings for up to three collars also nice."
Hunts. I just bought the collar without the bark collar and like it a lot. My dog does not bark a lot so I did not want spend the extra money. I really like the vibration mode as my dog responds well to it with out have to give him a jolt. In the TVM mode I tried electric on the back of my hand and made it all the way up to 8 before I did not want to do it more and he does respond at about a 3. I like the feel of the transmitter and it is easy to use.
The only con is I wish the transmitter had a better place to hook a metal ring to my lanyard.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3537 Reviewed: 2013-10-11
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5038 Reviewed: 2013-11-05
"Because Garmin purchased Tri-Tronics and this was a new product, I thought they would make sure it was an excellent product. I shared the information about the product with a friend that trains Chessies and he really liked the size and easy of use."
Hunts. Family pet. Competes. So far, so good. I've only had the Garmin Delta for a short time and have not had any problems with it. Because Garmin purchased Tri-Tronics and this was a new product, I thought they would make sure it was an excellent product. I shared the information about the product with a friend that trains Chessies and he really liked the size and easy of use. He said he was going to purchase the model with the bark limiter. Sometimes, I think the metal prongs/contacts may be a little short for my heavy coated Golden Retriever. It seems that I have to continue to adjust the collar to make sure it makes contact. My other collar had two sets of contacts, short and long. I always used the long contacts and never needed to re-adjust during training.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3427 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"Great product that I would recommend to any owner."
Labrador Retriever. Hunts. Family pet. The previous model's transmitter had a replaceable 9V battery while the newer model has a mini-USB port. The newer model's collar takes much longer to charge and seems to last a briefer amount of time compared to the previous model. The newer model's audible indication is difficult to hear for confirmation of collar power. The newer model has more settings available, and seems to be a stronger 'shock' than the previous. The new model's setpoint is 3 (of 18), or 16.67% while the older one was 2 (of 10), or 20%. The 16.67% seems to get the attention much more readily. Overall, great product that I would recommend to any owner.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3425 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
german shepherd. Competes. I can't turn the collar on from the remote, so if I forget to turn it on before she goes out I'm hooped. Other than that it's great; durable, easy to clean, lots of room to adjust big or small. I would recommend it, and I have seen quick results from having to hit the beep, vibe, shock, to simply beeping and she knows how to correct herself.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6941 Reviewed: 2014-01-01
Family pet. My Basset is 1-1/2 years old and the Garmin seems to turn her better in the Tone mode. Have tried the electric button, but I have the impression she doesn't feel it. Even when I turn it up to 10. Still early, and perhaps it will get better, but she does respond good using the tone control.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4144 Reviewed: 2013-10-21
Family pet. Pros: Long battery life, vibrate and beep tone for non-stimulation modes, smaller size collar.
Cons: Collar is promoted as having contact points optimized for all breeds, all coat lengths, but in that regard, this is not a one-size fits all device. The unit is ineffective on my dog because she has a longer coat. Unless I tighten the collar excessively, I can tell by her response that the stimulation she feels is "barely there". I am not going to choke her or trim her coat to make the collar work. With the short prongs, I don't have confidence that this unit will bring my dog back if/when I need an immediate response.
If the stimulation prongs were interchangeable I would have given the collar 5 stars. As it is, device is being returned for a different brand.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7044 Reviewed: 2014-01-04
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5761 Reviewed: 2013-11-26
"I would give this collar 5 stars because of the ease of use, and the ability to find the correct stimulation for my dog, but I have found one major flaw. Whenever I hunt in temperatures below 32 degrees F, the remote transmitter turns off."
Hunts. Family pet. I would give this collar 5 stars because of the ease of use, and the ability to find the correct stimulation for my dog, but I have found one major flaw. Whenever I hunt in temperatures below 32 degrees F, the remote transmitter turns off. I'm only able to get it to turn back on after plugging it into the charger. Not much pheasant hunting in Wyoming during November with temps above 32. I will be sending this unit back if the problem persists.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4414 Reviewed: 2013-10-26
"Dog has long hair, and if I tighten the collar enough to get the probes to touch the skin, the dog is almost choking. Except for this I would rate the unit 4+ stars."
German Shepard. Family pet. Seems weak - the tone is so low that the dog does not even respond, occasionally the dog will react to the buzzer, and I need to set the shock to maximum to get the dogs attention. Shock ineffectiveness is probably related to the length of the probes. Dog has long hair and if I tighten the collar enough to get the probes to touch the skin, the dog is almost choking. Garmin claims the probe length is optimized for all types of dogs, but really, there needs to be some ability for customization. Except for this I would rate the unit 4+ stars. Nevertheless, training is progressing and the need for a shock reminder is infrequent. However when I need it, I really need it, and here the ineffectiveness of the shock is a real shortcoming. Despite acclimating the dog to the collar for a week before use, it took her about two days to make the correlation; there is a noticable difference in general obedience with and without the collar. A web reference to a training techniques would be helpful. The manual is almost useless in this regard.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4348 Reviewed: 2013-10-24
Vizsla. Family pet. Why 3 stars? Battery. Thought it would last longer than 1 day off the charger. Have not used it for recall at any distance other than maybe 30 yards so far so that will be the next test.
Other than the battery, the unit is easy to use and I give it 5 stars. The control unit works great and the control buttons are placed for ease of use and safety.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3437 Reviewed: 2013-08-15
"The transmitter is not compatible with older Tritronics products"
Hunts. Word of advice, the transmitter is not compatible with older Tri Tronics products. I have used Tri Tronics collars for a number of years now. Recently, the transmitter failed, so I decided to get a whole new setup.
The Garmin Delta was the replacement for the Sport Basic, so I opted for that. I could not find anywhere where it said it was not compatible with the old receivers. When I received it and tried to pair, I couldn't get it to work. This is the biggest downfall of the Garmin Delta.
Another negative is the collar that comes with it is small and not as versatile as the Tri Tronics collars. You can't change the contacts, and you can't add accessories like the tracer light. I like the transmitter as it is very skookum and has great features, but without it being compatible and the the collar being inferior, this product won't work for me.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3484 Reviewed: 2013-08-19
"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."
I bought this collar to replace a G3. Garmin needs to go back to design work on the transmitter. Transmitter works fine as long as you don't need to change any settings. Three transmit buttons are good and can be used with gloves, but the setup buttons are small and difficult to work. It would be very difficult to change any setting when wearing gloves. Two biggest problems are the button to increase and decrease intensity and the selections assigning the transmit button functions. The intensity level selection keys have to be pushed and release for each increment. When your dog spots the cat or skunk that you did not see, your normal low-intensity level will not be strong enough. You need to boost the level by 8-10 units and you are already late. It will take at least 2 seconds to get to the level you need for an effective correction to go with the voiced command. On the G3 and probably any other transmitter with a dial, the time to increase intensity takes less than 1/2 second. Because I have only one collar, I tried to assign the collar to each of the three device programs--blue, black, red. Thought I could set up a low, medium, and high intensity and just switch collars when time was limited. Each collar will only load into one device. As a test, I tried this on the G3 and it would not accept the same collar for more than one location at a time. There are three program choices for the transmit buttons--TVM, VCM, and TCM. My preference would be TVC. So I have to step between the second and third programs. One click to go from second to third and two clicks to go from third to second. Just doesn't operate the way I need it to. Returned.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5248 Reviewed: 2013-11-11
"The ergonomics and ease of use of this product is great, tone works great, vibration works great - but something is not working correctly with the electrical stimulation portion of the collar."
Family pet. Greetings. I've had the collar for less than a month. The first time the product was used, it was fantastic for just under an hour. The dog received electrical stimulation by a trained handler on the zero and one setting. In the latter portion of the hour, the sensitivity had to be set to ten. After a recharge of the handheld, and collar, sensitivity now has to be a minimum of ten. The ergonomics and ease of use of this product is great, tone works great, vibration works great - but something is not working correctly with the electrical stimulation portion of the collar. Even with the collar very very snug against the skin, the collar unit is not putting out the same electrical stimulation as it did in the first 45 minutes. Suggestions?
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4435 Reviewed: 2013-10-27
The shock is not powerful enough. I don't know if I had a faulty unit, but we had to switch the unit up to 13 out of 18 to get any reaction out of our dog, who is a 30lb 7 month old puppy. The technician said that garmin has definitely toned down the shock levels, but I didn't feel comfortable using a unit where I had to turn the shock up to what I felt was an unsafe level to get a reaction from my dog, even though the collar was tight, and the unit was fully charged.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6572 Reviewed: 2013-12-20
Owns 6 dogs. Competes. This collar looks great at first glance. All the new digital electronics etc., but then comes the actual use. The contact points are too short for any but the most smooth-coated dog, and the intensity levels are very weak. I have a Tri-Tronics Pro 500 that I can only tolerate the stim to level 3. This collar I can barely start to feel at level 12, and it only goes to level 18. The first dog I tried to to use this collar on could barely feel level 18, and there was no higher levels to fall back on. Garmin has produced a very poor product compared to the quality Tritronics used to be known for...
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6272 Reviewed: 2013-12-06
"The collar was returned due to the fact that at the highest level my shepherd would not react."
The Garmin Delta remote training collar is both simple and effective using proven Tri-Tronics technology. It features a simple, push-button design with an easy-to-read LCD display so you can correct your dog instantly, for a stronger connection between behavior and training.
Integrated stainless steel contact points optimized for all breeds, all coat lengths
Waterproof transmitter and dog device (IPX7)
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in both the handheld and dog devices with approx. 60 hour run time
3/4 inch collar strap
One year warranty
Garmin Delta Batteries
Lithium Ion batteries
Two hour rapid charge system for the transmitter and collar
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Comes with a USB Splitter Cable letting you charge both collar and handheld at the same time
Stimulation from the Garmin Delta
The Delta has multiple intensity levels, which allows you to choose the stimulation that is best for your dog
Intensity levels can be quickly adjusted, meaning you can instantly adjust intensity whenever distractions increase
Teach yardwork/obedience and enforce known commands with lower levels of stimulation
Use higher levels to stop unwanted chasing or to overcome strong distractions
18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, plus non-stimulating tone and vibration functions
Garmin Delta Range
Up to 1/2 mile range which is ample for off leash dog training or for hunting with medium range field dogs. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.
Owner's Manual Download Garmin Delta Owner's Manual, downloadable in .pdf format. Click here
to read the Garmin Delta Owner's Manual.