The SportDOG SD-1225 is like a little brother to the popular SD-1825. It uses the exact same collar receiver as the 1825, but with a smaller transmitter and a slightly reduced range (3/4 mile vs. 1 mile).
Like the SD-1825, the SD-1225 receiver collar has 3 programmable stimulation settings, allowing you to choose between low, medium, and high stimulation to more accurately address your dog's stimulation needs.
The SD-1225 transmitter doesn't have the toggle switch found on the 1825, so you have fewer modes to choose from, but it still maintains all the same functions as the 1825: continuous stimulation, momentary stimulation, vibration, and tone.
The only multi-dog mode on the SD-1225 offers continuous stimulation only, one button for each dog.
The 1225 maintains 16 levels of continuous stimulation, but drops down to only 8 levels of momentary stimulation.
The modes to help you personalize your system to fit YOUR dog's needs include:
Continuous, Momentary, Tone (1 Dog Only)
High-Continuous, Low-Continuous, Tone (1 Dog Only)
Dog 1, Dog 2, Dog 3 (all continuous)
Continuous, Momentary, Vibration (1 Dog Only)
High-Continuous, Low-Continuous, Programmable Continuous (A hot button of sorts. You set the intensity.) (1 Dog Only)
High-Continuous, Low-Continuous, Vibration (1 Dog Only)
This is the SD-1225 SportDOG collar. The SD-1225 fits in between some of the units. It is a little longer range than the 825, not quite as far as the 1825.
Unlike the 825, it has the larger size collar. Still not a big collar, but it's going to have a little longer battery life. It's going to fit on a little bigger dog.
The biggest difference between the 1225 and the smaller collars is that it has a wider range of stimulation choices on the collar. This has the low stim mode, the medium stim mode, and the high stim mode. So it's going to cover a really broad range of dogs. If you have a dog that's extremely sensitive you can set it down on low. If you have a dog that's really tough and really hardheaded, needs a higher stimulation level, then this collar will step up.
Size-wise, it's the exact same size as the 825 on the transmitter. So it's a little bit smaller transmitter. Probably my favorite size of the transmitters that they have. It's not extremely small like the 425. It's also not big like the 1825. It kinda falls in between and it feels good in the hand.
It doesn't have some things, though, that the bigger collar has. The 1825 has a toggle switch on it which allows more multi-dog functions. So this collar does not have that. It sort of falls in between.
The 1225 has modes just like any other SportDOG system. So you can go in and set up different training features depending on what you want. We have a chart that shows all the different modes.
This comes in a basic setup where you have tone and you have continuous and momentary. Same thing about dials. SportDOG makes the best dials. Just absolutely love them. They've got a rubber coating on them so they are easy to grip even if your hands are sweaty. If you live in the south like I do and it's humid all the time, their dials are just great.
So it's a neat system. Gives you some of the features of their higher-end collars in a smaller package. It's been a popular system for us. It just covers some things that you need, especially in a one dog system.
We're going to take at some of the other features on their higher-end stuff, but the 1225 is a good collar for folks that are looking for something that's going to have a little more range than the under $200 set, but that has some of the higher-end features but not the high-end price tag.
Border Collie. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. I wish there was a rating above excellent. I have what my dog trainer says is the most hard headed dog she has ever had. I ordered the SC 1225 because she would bolt when she was outside. My husband was skeptical because of her personality. Not kidding when I say it has been a life saver. I rarely have to use stimulation on her. The beep sound reminds her to pay attention...she knows what comes next.
My other rescue is very timid as he was badly abused. He only needs the tone. I love this collar because you can start out with the tone or as I did with the vibration. It has both options.
I am pretty sure I am this collars biggest fan!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1014 Reviewed: 2011-05-13 Featured Review
Aloha, I bought a Sportdog SD-1825 2-dog system for my girls. Not only did Gun Dog Supply assist me in what model to buy, they gave me links to their website with the info I needed. Once I purchased my e-collars, they shipped them fast. I was a little confused on how to tie in the extra collar when they arrived, so I called them up and they walked me through it step by step. EXCELLENT customer service! I would recommend them to anyone and will be purchasing from them again! Mahalo Aubrie~Kauai
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 407 Reviewed: 2011-04-05 Featured Review
Have been using this collar hard, daily for the last year. Best training investment I have made. Easy to use, Easy to configure. I like the flexibility of it. Both remote and receiver have been wet, packed with mud, caked with snow, and show very little wear. I would not hesitate to purchase this collar again. Also, the fast recharge time, and long battery time are a big bonus.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 346 Reviewed: 2010-12-23 Featured Review
"My dog loves it, because he knows he gets to walk off leash with a certain amount of freedom."
Owns 11 dogs. Family pet. I really like this collar. I upgraded from the SD400 which I liked. I walk and hike in the National Forest in the Smoky Mountains, and I wanted the extra rang. I like having both tone and vibration along with the continuous stimulation, which is a setup option. The beeper and/or the vibration work 95% of the time, with stimulation as the backup. My Chocolate Lab actually comes up to me when he hears me turn it on. It took me a long time to decide on getting my first e-collar, but used properly they are great. My dog loves it because he knows he gets to walk off leash with a certain amount of freedom. I love the my SportDog collars, especially the SD1225.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3271 Reviewed: 2013-01-08 Featured Review
"Has survived snow, dirt, dust, water, and even getting run over once. Only time it did not work is when I forgot to turn the collar on."
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Has survived snow, dirt, dust, water, and even getting run over once. Mainly only use it for recall now, and the only time it did not work is when I forgot to turn the collar on. Usually only have to charge overnight once or twice during week-long trips (and that can be avoided if charged while coming and going immediately before and after use). I would definitely buy SportDOG products again.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4239 Reviewed: 2013-10-22 Featured Review
Hunts. A little complicated for me. I'm not real good at this stuff! Once I found the level needed for my dog, I like it a lot. Almost a waste of money! She got so good I barely use it on her any more! She still wears it! I just don't push the buttons. It works! I like the adjustable Shock. 3 usually works but 4 will get her attention! As a duck and pheasant hunter, I like the range. If only because of the terrain. The remote is nice once you figure it out. Not hard to do. Don't know that I ever used the continuous button, but is nice to know it's there. Gun Dog Supply recommended 3 collars. I liked the help. 2 of them were cheaper.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3830 Reviewed: 2013-10-18
Rated 5 stars from 3 user ratings.
Summary: Aloha, I bought a Sportdog SD-1825 2-dog system for my girls. Not only did Gundogsupply assist me in what model to buy, they gave me links to their website with the info I needed. Once I purchased my e-collars they shipped them fast. I was a little confused on how to tie in the extra collar when they arrived so I called them up and they walked me through it step by step. EXCELLENT customer service! I would recommend them to anyone and will be purchasing from them again! Mahalo Aubrie~Kauai
The SportDOG Sport Hunter SD 1225 is a 3/4 mile range version of the popular SD 800. It has all of the features of the SD-800 but adds more modes, vibration, longer range, faster charging, and a smaller improved collar.
You can customize your SportDOG SD-1225 to match your training preference. It comes out of the box set up in MODE-1 (an 8-level continuous + 8-level momentary stimulation one dog collar with a separate tone button), but it can easily be changed
into 7 different modes with different button configurations. This allows you to customize your transmitter to your training needs. The wide range of stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD-1225 are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
The SD-1225 features a 3/4 mile range, a slim profile collar receiver that ensures a perfect fit, and a compact transmitter that's easy to handle. You are also able to transform your one dog system into a two or three dog unit with the "Add-A-Dog" feature. And it's waterproof!
Transmitter weight: .25 lbs
Collar weight with Receiver: .3 lbs
Collar length without Receiver: 28"
Collar length with Receiver: 26"
Owner's Manual Download SportDOG SD-1225 Owner's Manual, downloadable in .pdf format. Click here
to read the SportDOG SD-1225 Owner's Manual.
SportDOG SD-1225 Overview:
The SportDOG SD-1225 is ideal for training in the yard, field, or for hunting with mid-range working dogs. Both the transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible. The 1225 can be expanded to control up to three dogs by adding SportDOG Brand Add-A-Dog collars. The comfortable "soft coat" transmitter finish makes this unit a pleasure to handle. This is dog training gear the way you would design it.
You can customize your SportDOG SD-1225 to match your training preferences. It comes set up in the standard 8-level continuous + 8-level momentary stimulation one dog collar with a non-stimulation tone button, but it can easily be changed into 7 different modes with different button configurations including vibration. The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD-1225 are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
You are also able to transform your one dog system at any time into a two or three dog system using the "Add-A-Dog" feature.
SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1225
Item # 4545
SportDOG SD-1225 Transmitter (Remote)
Waterproof transmitter -- It's submersible, too! Drop the transmitter in the water, fish it out, and keep on training. Perfect for retriever training.
Rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries -- They're user replaceable, too. Heavy duty. They last 3-5 years with proper care.
It's smart -- The SD-1225 has a Low Battery Detect Indicator to make sure you don't get out in the field with a dead battery, and a built-in LED Battery Charge Indicator which lets you know when your transmitter is finished charging.
No holster required -- The SD-1225 transmitter is small enough to hang on a lanyard or clip on your belt with the built in Belt Clip.
It's about the size of a small walkie-talkie or large cell phone -- The compact SD-1225 remote transmitter only weighs 4 ounces and measures 7" x 1.75" x 7/8" with antenna.
The "SportHunter" SD-1225 transmitter is ergonomic and feels as good as it looks. The high-impact plastic with "no-slip grip" fits in the palm of your hand. Matte black finish with safety-orange trim.
The SportDOG 1225 gives you the option of customizing the transmitter to fit YOUR needs. It also allows you the option of changing the stimulation setup as your needs change or if you want different options in different situations.
Modes include Continuous, Momentary, Tone, Vibration, Low Continuous-High Continuous, and Multi-dog Mode featuring one button per dog (Continuous only).
Change MODES in seconds by setting the transmitter dial to the mode you want. Next press the recessed
button on the back of the transmitter. The transmitter light then flashes back the number of the mode you have selected. Modes can be changed as often as you like. Change them for different situations or training styles.
SportDOG SD-1225 Collar
The SD 1225 features a slim-profile collar design. The 1225 collar is designed to fit closer to your dog's neck and give a better profile look. The SD-1225 uses a 3/4 inch collar strap. It is smaller than any collar receiver in its price and feature range.
Internal antenna system
Rugged molded case built to withstand all kinds of training and hunting conditions
Waterproof Collar/Receiver (Perfect for Retriever Training)
Rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are user-replaceable, heavy duty, and last 3-5 years with proper care
Built-in LED is a battery charge indicator and test light
Weight: 4.8 ounces with collar strap
Receiver Dimensions (without collar strap): 3.12" x 1.25" x 1.25"
Collar Dimensions: 3/4" wide, 26" collar strap fits up to 23" dog neck
Black strap included
Another feature in the 1225 collar is the ability to change stimulation settings at the collar. The collar has a low, medium and high setting. This allows you the option of finding the correct range of stimulation for your dog. Lower the overall stimulation choices for more sensitive dogs and raise the levels for hard headed or stubborn ones.
You can change the collar setting at any time. You can also have collars set up on different levels and work them from the same transmitter. This allows you the option of working sensitive and stubborn dogs from the same transmitter.
SportDOG SD-1225 Comes With:
Active SportDOG SD 1225 collar
SportDOG SD 1225 transmitter
Short stimulation probes
Long stimulation probes
Adjustable black collar strap with square roller buckle and metal keeper which fits up to a 23" neck
User replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar + transmitter
Dual lead battery charger -- Save time because you can charge both collar and transmitter at the same time from one plug
Collar charging cradle
Belt clip + lanyard for the transmitter
SportDOG Owner's Manual / Operating Guide
"Behavior & Training Guide" booklet by Charles Jurney with Rick Smith and Tom Dokken
Basic Training DVD featuring pro trainers Charles Jurney, Rick Smith, Tom Dokken, and Chris Akin
Features of the SportDOG SD-1225
Waterproof and submersible Collar and Transmitter
No external collar antenna to get hung up
3/4 mile range
The SD1225 is expandable to use with up to three dogs
Push-button ON/OFF switch activated at the collar
Customizable transmitter settings -- choose from 7 pre-set modes
Up to 16 levels of continuous stimulation and 8 levels
of momentary stimulation in 1-dog mode
Up to 8 levels of continuous stimulation in multi-dog mode
Instantly change stimulation intensity from the
transmitter (tactile dial)
Tone only option (1-dog mode only)
Vibration only option (1-dog mode only)
Rechargeable, user replaceable Lithium Ion batteries in
collar and transmitter
Two Hour Rapid Charge system
Docking station collar charger
Low Battery Detect indicators on both transmitter and receiver
Backed by a Two Year Manufacturer Warranty
SportDOG SD-1225 Batteries
Lithium Ion Batteries
Two Hour Rapid Charge System for the transmitter and collar
Collar Docking Station -- no mud plugs required
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Get 40-60 hours "on time" between charges
Comes with a DUAL LEAD CHARGER and collar cradle. Save time because you can charge both collar and transmitter at the same time from one plug
Stimulation from the SportDOG SD-1225
The SD-1225 has multiple intensity levels, which allows you to choose the stimulation that is best for your dog.
Eight intensity levels can be quickly adjusted with the dial on the side of the transmitter. This means that 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.
Up to 16 levels of continuous stimulation and 8 levels of momentary stimulation, depending on which mode you choose.
The SportDOG SD1225 models can have a low and a high button for continuous stimulation. The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD1225 are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
SportDOG Sport Hunter SD-1225
Item # 4545
SportDOG SD-1225 Range
3/4 mile range, which is ample for most dog training or hunting situations. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.