One hour of BASIC OBEDIENCE training
from Pro Trainer Robin MacFarlane.
When you buy your first ecollar you have to make a number of choices:
Do I want to train with continuous stimulation or momentary?
Do I want Vibration or Tone?
What if I want BOTH Vibration and Tone?
How much Range do I really need?
How many dogs will I want to control from one transmitter?
Do I need a regular stimulation collar or does my dog require a stronger stimulation level?
Is the collar's stimulation too strong for my dog?
What if I have a mild temperament dog and another one that requires a much higher stimulation level?
What if I need a different level for a softer dog?
It can be hard to make some of these decisions since many of our customers have never USED a training collar before.
I only use continuous stimulation, but you might prefer momentary. What if you THINK you want momentary and you buy a collar that only has a momentary heavy setup, and then find out 6 months later that you really prefer to train with continuous? If you go with some brands of ecollars, you are out of luck.
The SportDOG 1825X gives you the option of customizing your system to fit YOUR needs. It also allows you the option of changing the setup as your needs change or if you want different options in different situations.
My favorite thing about this particular collar is the toggle switch. It seems like something simple, but what the toggle switch does is it allows you to have multi-dog features that you can't have in a system that does not have a toggle switch. Some of their other units -- the 425X, the 825X, and the 1225X -- do not have a toggle switch. With the toggle, you can expand the SD-1825X to six dogs. When you put it into a six dog mode, it's one button per dog. So you have Dog 1, Dog 2, Dog 3, or flip the toggle and you have dogs 4, 5, and 6.
The 1825X comes with the larger SportDOG collar. It's not too big for most dogs, but it is bigger than what they have on the 425X and the 825X. It has low, medium, and high stim range COLLAR modes. It comes out of the box in medium mode. For most dogs, that mode will work fine. If you have a really sensitive dog and need to drop it down to low mode, you have that option. If you have a tougher dog that needs more stimulation, you can move it up into high mode. I have one dog that works in the high mode. The rest of mine work in medium mode. I've never had a dog that was so sensitive that they needed the low mode, but it's nice that it's there in case you run into a dog that needs it.
The SD-1825X is a really good all-around system. It's got a wide choice of stim levels and it's going to cover most dogs. We've been real happy with it. I highly recommend it for folks that are looking for a reasonably priced system that has a lot of versatility.
The Sport Hunter SD-1825X is an incredibly versatile training collar and a good choice for all-around use. It is designed for a wide range of dog handlers including pet owners, obedience trainers, bird hunters, rabbit hunters, and waterfowl hunters.
The SD-1825X features 1 mile of range.
Both the transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible.
You can customize your SportDOG SD-1825X to match your training preference. It comes out of the box set up in MODE-5 (a 21-level continuous one dog collar with non-stimulation tone), but it can easily be changed into 14 different modes with different button configurations.
Easy to upgrade to 6 dogs without loss of tone/vibration feature
Up to 21 levels of continuous stimulation or 7 levels of momentary stimulation depending on transmitter mode
DryTek waterproof design -- submersible to 25 ft.
2-hour quick charge Li-Ion batteries that are also user replaceable (3-5 year lifespan with proper care)
50- to 70-hour run time on a full charge
LED battery charge indicator lets you know transmitter is finished charging
Small enough to hang from the included lanyard
Weighs only 4.8 ounces
Measures 7" x 2 1/8" x 1 1/8" with antenna
The SportDOG 1825X 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.
High Continuous / High Momentary / Tone with Vibration on the dial
High Continuous / High Momentary / Vibration with Tone on the dial
High Continuous / Low Continuous / Tone with Vibration on the dial
High Continuous / Low Continuous / Vibration with Tone on the dial
Rising High Continuous / High Continuous / Tone with Vibration on the dial
Rising High Continuous / High Continuous / Vibration with Tone on the dial
High Continuous / Medium Continuous / Low Continuous with Tone on the dial
High Continuous / Medium Continuous / Low Continuous with Vibration on the dial
High Continuous / Tone / Activate Remote Launcher (sold separately) with Tone on the dial
High Continuous / Tone / Activate Remote Launcher (sold separately) with Vibration on the dial
High Continuous / High Momentary / Activate Locator Beeper (sold separately) with Tone on the dial
High Continuous / High Momentary / Activate Locator Beeper (sold separately) with Vibration on the dial
High Continuous Dog 1 & 4 / High Continuous Dog 2 & 5 / High Continuous Dog 3 & 6 with Tone on the dial
High Continuous Dog 1 & 4 / High Continuous Dog 2 & 5 / High Continuous Dog 3 & 6 with Vibration on the dial
Change MODES in seconds by setting the transmitter dial and toggle switch 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-1825X Collar
Slim-profile collar design fits closer to your dog's neck
3/4" black collar strap
Internal antenna system
Plastic molded case built to withstand all kinds of training and hunting conditions
Waterproof collar/receiver (perfect for retriever training)
Rechargeable Li-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
Receiver Dimensions: 1 1/4" wide x 3 1/8" long x 1 1/4" thick
Collar Strap Dimensions: 3/4" x 28"
Fits up to a 23" neck
Another feature in the 1825X 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-1825X Comes With
SportDOG SD 1825X remote training collar
SportDOG SD 1825X 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
Extra mud plug for the transmitter
Lanyard and belt clip for the transmitter
SportDOG owner's manual / operating guide
Robin MacFarlane's Basic Obedience Ecollar Training DVD
Long line / checkcord
Features of the SportDOG SD-1825X
Toggle lets you easily train with multiple dogs
14 preset TRANSMITTER MODES
Waterproof and submersible collar and transmitter
No external collar antenna to get hung up
Expandable to use with up to six dogs
Push-button ON/OFF switch activated at the collar
Customizable transmitter settings -- choose from 14 pre-set modes
Up to 21 levels of continuous stimulation or 7 levels of momentary stimulation depending on transmitter mode
Instantly change stimulation intensity from the transmitter (tactile dial)
Tone only option
Vibration only option
Rechargeable, user replaceable Lithium Ion batteries in collar and transmitter
2-hour rapid charge system
Low Battery Detect indicators on both transmitter and receiver
Backed by a 2-year manufacturer warranty
SportDOG SD-1825X Batteries
Lithium Ion batteries
2-hour rapid charge system for the transmitter and collar
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Get 50-70 hours "on time" between charges
Comes with a DUAL LEAD CHARGER letting you charge both collar and handheld at the same time
Stimulation from the SportDOG SD-1825X
The SD-1825X has multiple intensity levels, which allows you to choose the stimulation that is best for your dog
Intensity levels can be quickly adjusted with the dial on the side of the transmitter, 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
Up to 21 levels of continuous stimulation and 7 levels of momentary stimulation, depending on which mode you choose
The SportDOG SD1825X models can have a low and a high button for continuous stimulation. The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD1825X are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
SportDOG SD-1825X Range
Up to one-mile range, which is ample for most dog training or hunting situations. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, the presence of cover, etc.
Quite a few years back I had a sportdog (equivalent of the 425 wetlands-maybe was the same name) that I was disappointed with. It seemed like it had a range of about 40 feet and the stim level was not effective. I went to a Dogtra after that and was content. Anyways, my dog had since passed and I finally was able to jump back in and get a new pup. I decided to go back to sportdog and so far very pleased. This unit has a great number of program options and features. It seems comfortable for him to have on, more so than the Dogtra. I primarily focus on waterfowl so I do not know what this would be like with multiple collars, dogs,etc. but for my purposes it has proven to be a good purchase. Only time will tell for longevity.
I do wish they would provide two collars for the receiver though. Pups grow up to become big dogs and if you trim it for a younger one, you are going to be replacing it when they get older or you will have to leave it flapping about when a smaller size. I bought a second one at the time I purchased this.
ProsSeems light weight and comfortable for my dog to have on.
Easy to change programs
The collar has a nice "rolling" portion on the buckle that is a nice add-on.
Vibration, Tone, and Stim are nice.Gives you options instead of having to blast your whistle across a field or lake!
ConsNo battery indicator on transmitter. That or I have yet to run it down far enough to notice. I charge both when the receiver requires it.
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