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.
Exclusively available at Gun Dog Supply.
The SportDOG YardTrainer SD 350 is ideal for training in the yard, field, or for hunting with close-working dogs. The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD-350 are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds. Both the transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible. The comfortable "soft coat" transmitter finish makes this unit a pleasure to handle. Fits up to a 23" neck!
Features of the SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350
Waterproof and submersible collar and transmitter
No external collar antenna to get hung up
300 yard range
Push-button ON/OFF switch activated at the collar
Small transmitter (3.2 oz)
Small collar receiver (4.8 oz)
8 levels of continuous or momentary stimulation
Instantly change stimulation intensity from the transmitter (tactile dial)
Tone only button
Rechargeable, user replaceable NiMH batteries in collar and transmitter
Low Battery Detect indicators on both transmitter and receiver
Manufacturer one year warranty
SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350 Transmitter
Waterproof transmitter. It's submersible, too! Drop the transmitter in the water, fish it out, and keep on training. Perfect for retriever training.
Rechargeable NiMH batteries. They're user replaceable, too. Heavy duty. They last 3-5 years with proper care.
It's smart. The SD-350 has a Low Battery Detect Indicator to make sure you don't get out in the field with dead battery, and a built-in LED Battery Charge Indicator which lets you know when your transmitter is finished charging.
The SD-350 transmitter is small enough to hang on a lanyard -- 3.2 ounces and measures 1.5" wide by 5" tall with antenna.
The "YardTrainer" SD-350 transmitter is ergonomic and feels as good as it looks. The comfortable "Soft coat" transmitter finish makes this unit a pleasure to handle.
SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350 Collar
Internal antenna system
Molded plastic case built to withstand all kinds of training and hunting conditions
Waterproof collar/receiver (perfect for retriever training)
Rechargeable NiMH 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 oz
Receiver Dimensions = 1 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" long x 1 1/4" thick
Collar Dimensions = 3/4" x 24"
Fits up to a 23" neck
SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350 Includes
SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350 collar
SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350 transmitter
SportDOG Owner's Manual / Operating Guide
Adjustable black collar strap with 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
Lanyard for the transmitter
Accessory Kit that includes extra mud plugs, probe washers, and test light
1 set of short stimulation probes
1 set of long stimulation probes
Robin MacFarlane's Basic Obedience Ecollar Training DVD
Long Line / Checkcord
SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350 Batteries
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Get up to 45 hours of "run time" between charges
Dual-lead charger lets you save time because you can charge both collar and transmitter at the same time from one plug
Stimulation from the SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350
The SD-350 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
Teach yard work/obedience and enforce known commands with lower levels of stimulation
Use higher levels to stop unwanted chasing or to overcome strong distractions
SportDOG YardTrainer SD-350 Range
Up to 300 yard range which is ample for most dog training or for hunting with close-working field dogs
Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.
Gun Dog Supply EXCLUSIVE
One hour of BASIC OBEDIENCE training
from Pro Trainer Robin MacFarlane.
This is the SD-350. It's a new collar from SportDOG. It's going to be a great one dog only system. Unlike a lot of the other SportDOG collars, it is not expandable. It comes in a one dog mode. It has tone, continuous stimulation, and momentary stimulation.
Real small package. Eight levels of stim. It's going to be a great unit for the one dog owner that has no need for expandable features, isn't looking for a lot of frills. This is an 8-level collar. It pretty much covers everything you need in a close range system. The SD-350 is a 350 yard unit. Works great for the one dog owner that's looking for some basic obedience.
What a total Lifesaver! I had no idea what a good boy our Lab could be. Turns out he is just super suborn! We set the remote only on 2 and our "Marley and Me" nightmare is now a perfect little angel. He is now attentive and mellow, a lot less crazy, and he's a nice dog to be around.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4050 Reviewed: Featured Review
This collar has far exceeded my expectations. My dog has responded immediately. I've only had to utilize the stimulation a few times, and now my dog only requires a sound alert to get his attention and positive response.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15126 Reviewed: Featured Review
The SD-350 has been a real help training our 15 month old dog. He is very high energy and stubborn. The variable intensity allows us to just get his attention like a tap on the shoulder if that's all that is needed. On the other hand, it also allows for a sharp and steady stimulation that will help him understand that something is definitely not okay. Wearing the collar for up to twelve hours doesn't seem to bother him and we reposition it from time to time.
I highly recommend this unit for pet training. I can't speak to the other training categories.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19989 Reviewed:
I never owned a dog. I have no experience training one. My kids wanted a dog, so by chance we ended up with this dog who is awesome smart and pretty cool. The problem with us was we didn't know how to train her correctly. I did not want her to be tethered in our yard, so I bought the SportDog SD-350 e-collar. It made such a difference. She comes when called and understands her boundaries. She does chase the kids to the neighbors yard once in a while, but that is a training issue not a collar issue. I suggest watching videos on how to effectively use the collar as a training tool. Our dog was trained within a week. I LOVE it. I highly recommend it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20291 Reviewed:
Everything is going great! Sometimes Becca will come on the sound, and sometimes she will need the nick on 3, but it is working well, and if the collar is not on her, she will ignore you. We have trouble remembering that every time she goes out to put the collar on her. She definitely knows when it is on her. Great product, and I am very glad I bought your collar. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. There are cheap ones on the market, but buying cheap can make things worse rather than better. I am fine with you using my reply as a great review. Thank you again for a great product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20717 Reviewed:
Haven't had this long, although I have had other E-Collars in the past. Service was quick from Gun Dog Supply and I like the features of this collar. It is working very nicely so far! I have used E-Collar to train my dog not to bark at every person walking down the street outside our house. He learned quickly! Am also using it to teach him when a repairman comes and I say 'it's ok', he should no longer carry on with barking. (Cockers think they are macho!) In addition, I use the collar on off leash hikes as a long arm of control in case I need it. With my dog, I can keep the stimulation very low and he responds.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21011 Reviewed:
Our 14 month old GS would bark and jump up on people and want to chase cars and trucks which made walks in our busy neighborhood increasingly difficult. In less than 1 week of using the training collar he has become a calm and well behaved dog even among our neighbors. We can finally stop and have conversations with people we meet during our walks and he sits calmly and quietly and waits for us. Now we just have to point the control unit at him and corrects his behavior. We rarely have to use a shock anymore. Thank you!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21579 Reviewed:
As our dog is 10 months old, wasn't sure how he would respond to the collar. He is more of a big baby, but loves to please on his terms. After using only the # 2 setting he was starting to respond excellent. Love the control and ease of the collar. Highly recommend it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24503 Reviewed:
I ordered this collar to assist me in training my dog. This tool works excellent. My dog does well on most verbal commands, but 'Here' just didn't seem to work. I found this collar worked leaps and bounds, but one must be careful. Start on the lowest setting and be-careful not to scare your animal. Thanks for the speedy service and a great product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17002 Reviewed:
"Our dog is seven months old and is responding to corrections to our satisfaction."
After using it in accordance with the instructions, we rarely have to use it at all. His overly stubborn, rambunctious behavior has changed 180. He's always been friendly, but rough and stubborn sometimes. Now he either corrects himself sometimes, or we only have to give him a correction once before he responds. Even when he's very excited. I love this product. It has made Moby's life safer for him and easier for us.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16897 Reviewed:
I sent it back, and the company was prompt in refunding my money. I have a dog who can be a little aggressive toward me. He exhibited some aggression with growling when I put the collar on him, so didn't try again. I wish we had started off with it when he was younger. I think it could have been a good training tool.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18025 Reviewed:
Aussie responds to just the chime. Rarely do I have to activate the collar. Being a rambunctious dog, she will play tug of war with the leash. Taught her to drop the leash with drop it command and just using the chime. Now I can enjoy a walk with her. All my dogs will be trained with the sport dog trainer! Thanks for a great product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17959 Reviewed:
It only took two short nicks for my dog to get the message. Now all I have to do is put the collar on and instead of chasing/nipping at joggers, when one runs down our street, our boxer looks at me, I say "no" and/or push the warning beep button, and this strong-willed dog simply sits and watches them go by. Truly a miracle as we had tried everything with this dog and were considering giving him away because we were worried about him hurting someone. Collar works!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17842 Reviewed:
Our 7-month Vizsla learns most of his basic training on the leash with a pincher collar. But we could not get him from rough contact play with our 14-year old Vizsla who likes to run still but not wrestle. We used the SD-350 to reinforce our off command. After a week and with just 3 corrections with the shock and once with the bell so far, the pup is laying off big brother. We now have peace of mind running the dogs that the pup won't over do it with the older one. SD-350 is well made, neat design and works. Once we are sure the pup gets it outside with the senior dog, we will use the SD-350 to reinforce off reaching for the kitchen counter. For these two commands alone, this collar has been worth it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19032 Reviewed:
Great, inexpensive collar. I like how it beeps before the shock. My dog knows that once I beep, she may get shocked and immediately stops. GREAT service. Mr. Steve had a question and called me himself. He also wrote a little thank you on my order form which was a really meaningful note. I will be ordering from this company again. Fast shipping as well! If you are looking for a collar for everyday use to correct behaviors, this one will be perfect. I also am not very strong when walking my dog (she pulls me pretty badly), so the collar has helped address this issue.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18627 Reviewed:
"Bought it for my mix who has a tendency to bolt. It's working beautifully curbing that."
This is the best money I have ever spent!!!! I bought it to help train my Bullmastiff puppy. He lives in a household of 11 pugs, and although I let them teach him respect for them, when he was a little bitty baby, he likes to get in front of their crates and bark in their faces, playing, but the pugs don't like that! :) This collar is invaluable in teaching him, that that is bad behavior. I only have to push the button once, and he just walks away from the unwanted behavior. It is also teaching him not to pull so much on the lead. He is a show dog, and pulling is not only dangerous for us as handlers because of his size, but is very unwanted behavior for a show dog. I have NEVER been happier with a purchase in my life! This collar has made our house a much more relaxing place. The bully is no longer pestering the pugs, and is now getting along perfectly with them. I love that it is re-chargeable, too. I love it, and if I could give it ten or twenty stars, I would! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19617 Reviewed:
"This collar is working great for training and behavior."
I am so thrilled to have this collar! It has changed my life, I don't have to worry each day walking the dog that I'm going to be pulled down or have my shoulder dislocated. I've been telling many others in my neighborhood, who have similar situations, too please contact Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28441 Reviewed:
One of the best things I've done! Before this collar my dog was out of control and would not come or heel. Now I ski with him mountain bike with him, I do everything with him. It took 3 days, I followed the directions exactly. I could not be happier and my dog is happier doing the things we both love! Thanks Steve.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28384 Reviewed:
The collar works great. Was having trouble with my dog bolting at every sound. With the collar, she learned to be much calmer and walking turned into a joy. Thanks for all you do. Have a couple of your products and I am very satisfied with them.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28552 Reviewed:
I originally purchased this collar to border train our Black Lab, who loves to go socialize with the other neighboring dogs. This collar works excellent! Only few days (3!) and he is fully aware of his boundaries! The wireless fence systems wouldn't work due to our metal sidings, and an in ground fence simply wouldn't work with our layout. We are on three acres with dogs on three sides and a busy road on the other so it was very important that he know where the boundaries are. Thanks to the video that came with the collar, we are not only having success on boundary training, but are fine tuning the already known commands. I highly recommend this system for anyone who wants to have a happy pet environment. Great company, fast shipping and a great price!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29195 Reviewed:
I have been teaching my 5 month old pup some obedience training and have had excellent results with the SD-350. The three level attention modes are are a great way to get results right away. The tone always gets his attention and he responds well to the tic. I seldom need to zap him, only if he gets distracted. So far the highest level that has been needed is level 3 on the intensity dial. He usually responds well to level 2. I am very pleased with this training tool and would highly recommend it for personal obedience training.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30061 Reviewed:
We live in a rural area and my dog bolts every chance she gets. She would be gone for 2-9 hours at a time. This collar has made her a new dog and I've only had to use the second level of stimulation! Awesome buy! THANK YOU STEVE!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29934 Reviewed:
To be honest, Steve, we have not even opened it. Our dog is a 2yo Vizsla and as you probably know Vs can be very skittish. Since purchasing your collar, we've been warned by a couple of dog trainers not to use it as it may have a negative effect on her if we are not trained to train her with it. Our previous Vizsla was traumatized by an invisible fence system we had installed when she was trained with its collar and we felt horrible. So we are anxious about trying out your collar despite our desire for it to work for her. If you have any advice, we'd welcome it. Thank you.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 34025 Reviewed:
Works great with my stubborn dog, who is about 18 months, 90 lbs and still wants to indulge her puppy impulse control deficit. Although, I should have gotten a 2-dog version to get the attention of her 27-month old partner in crime when we are in the woods and they see a deer.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 33449 Reviewed:
Used it to train my Petite Goldendoodle that is one year old. First day I put the collar on and set on lowest level and had immediate positive results. Followed the DVD training guidelines and immediately noted results. He no longer barks continuously, comes when called, now knows what No means, and can have him off leash without fear of him running off. Should have used this product months ago.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25776 Reviewed:
Holds its charge for an extended period of time and charges fairly quickly. The range is perfect for my yard and distance we usually cover on a long walk. My Lab is roughly 100lbs, so I have to have the power higher than normal, but for a mid size dog this would be perfect. As far as ordering, shipping, and receiving, this company was OUTSTANDING. Shipped quickly, safely, and arrived within a few days.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26344 Reviewed:
I have not used the collar yet, as I have been reviewing the training video. I have read many positive reviews, and I am sure this device will be the right solution. I am looking forward to using it soon and will let you know my results. Thank you Steve. Brett
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26556 Reviewed:
This is a well built easy to use trainer. My dog responded to its signal at very low level and learned some basic commands the first time out and now responds to the leash without the trainer for those commands. The CD that came with the trainer was also a big plus.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27055 Reviewed:
My 17 year old daughter is using the collar for our five month old Bordoodle to train him outside. He is SO responsive and SO obedient with his collar on, and she is only using it on the lowest levels! He is a pleasure to take out walking (without a leash). Zeus comes when called, stays close by, and will sit when told to, and we hardly ever have to zap him. We are really pleased with the collar!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27357 Reviewed:
Our pup is super smart but pretty sassy. This collar did the trick, and the training video was SO helpful. It took no time at all to curb the behaviors we were looking to modify. These included jumping on people, walking inappropriately on a leash, and play biting, just to name a few.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27533 Reviewed:
This collar is amazing! I have never been able to trust my beagle off leash, on leash he is dog aggressive and barks at everything. With only a week of training he now walks quietly next to me on the leash and we can go for long off-leash hikes!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28127 Reviewed:
Works like a charm! My dog is a sensitive lab, so I was concerned. But the ability to calibrate the level of correction makes this a terrific product. Sophie responded to level 3 and was trained within two days use. After two brief training periods, she now responds to only the tone. Very pleased!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13461 Reviewed:
I have a year old Belgian Malinois, and anybody that knows the breed knows they have a ton of energy, and while he is extremely well behaved, he has little things that I want to iron out, and this collar has been a huge help. It makes it so I don't have to tell him he's a bad dog or reprimand in a negative manner, and the tone function on this is the best because 90% of the time that's all that is needed for him. I would recommend this as a very helpful tool in training a dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13751 Reviewed:
I love it. It gives my dog the freedom to be off a leash while in the yard. He is much happier. It's very easy to use. It definitely serves our purpose. I would recommend. My only regret is that I didn't get this sooner.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12510 Reviewed:
"We have tried everything else and have finally turned to an E-collar for our willful Husky/Lab mix."
We have tried everything else and have finally turned to an E-collar for our willful Husky/Lab mix. She behaves well in the house, but is easily distracted outside and will not come when called or walk well on a leash when an animal or another dog is around. We have begun training on leash, and it has helped a lot. Next up is off leash training and getting her to return to us when called.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12554 Reviewed:
We purchased 2 collars. We wanted separate systems for the dogs since 1 dog follows me, and the other follows my husband. We live in a wooded area with daily sightings of deer, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks. Since she has the collar, the hound hasn't taken off after anything. She listens to my commands so much better that I often don't even have to use more than the tone...if that. They are so much happier off of their leashes. We are very happy with the purchase.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12260 Reviewed:
This collar has been a life saver for our springer. She is so much happier because she can be outside more, not always in a leash, with more freedom. She learned immediately her boundaries so now she does not go near the road or chase cars. Such a great purchase!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11434 Reviewed:
"I clip the remote to my swim trunks, and he and I are in and out of the water without problems."
This dog was already trained to stay in an electric fence at home. I needed a way to keep him from roaming at my lake house. This was the answer. After working with him for less than an hour, he knew his new boundaries. I clip the remote to my swim trunks, and he and I are in and out of the water without problems.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11522 Reviewed:
"Thanks, Gun Dog Supply, for recommending this product."
Not only is this a great product, but it comes with excellent instructions! We thoroughly appreciated the recommendation to leash train basic commands before initial use. Our only qualm at this point is wishing the device had a low battery indicator. We went ahead and gave 5 stars for value, customer service and the additional training advice that was unexpected. Thanks, Gun Dog Supply, for recommending this product. It's meeting our needs and helping us train Gus ;) !
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11726 Reviewed:
"He associates wearing it with going for a walk and is easily controlled off leash."
I made the mistake of buying a"discount" collar off of eBay, against the advice of a dog trainer to use this site. I returned it within 2 days. This collar is AMAZING. So easy to use, and very well made. I LOVE it!!!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10304 Reviewed:
The SportDOG Yard Trainer SD-350 remote training collar is working great with my 20 month old Golden Retriever. I only had to utilize the static correction once. Ever since, he responds to my commands typically immediately, or definitely when the collar is beeping. Would highly recommend for use with family pet.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7213 Reviewed:
Well, this is a great little single dog collar. Works perfect for my range and needs. If you are looking for a great single dog collar with medium range requirements, this collar is the one. Has all the bells and whistles of the higher ranged units.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6942 Reviewed:
My husband bought one from a sporting goods store locally, and it did not work. This one does get through the thick hair on the neck and no shaving. We really like that we can warn her with a beep or two, or vibrate before having to use the electronics. She is alert when she hears the second beep, knows she better stop what she is doing, and behave. lol. She has settled down a lot from the wild and deaf dog we had, to a calmer and better hearing dog. Love this collar. Thanks for the recommendation.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6584 Reviewed:
"It has made an amazing difference in his outside behavior."
We got this unit to help remind our dog of the limits on the farm, and to obey commands from a distance better. It has made an amazing difference in his outside behavior. And when he is a knucklehead, I have a tool to reach out and get his attention. It has been everything we needed with a great price, fast shipping, and good contact with the seller.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6499 Reviewed:
"When my daughter and her husband saw how well it works, they ordered one too."
I had a similar collar from a different manufacturer that worked great for many years. This product appears to be as good or better than that one. 2 major pluses for this one is that both the collar and the transmitter are rechargeable (no more buying an odd battery type), and both are waterproof. This is also a very rugged product. It feels like it will last a long time.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7726 Reviewed:
"This collar was my last resort, and it is working out well."
This product is perfect for what I needed it for: A well designed E-Collar from a quality manufacturer with all the features I need with none of the extras that would raise the price a lot. I really liked that Gun Dog Supply had a good variety of E-Collars with tons of knowledge on making a purchasing decision. My dog has reacted well to this collar, and I have been able to shape his behavior to keep him safer around the yard and happier to be off-leash more often. This collar offers so many improvements than the cheaper SportDog collars.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9107 Reviewed:
Start on a low setting. The highest my 70 lb Lab needs to nudge her into complying with my command is a number 3. Keep the collar snug, not tight. Pick only one behavior at a time. My lab wasn't always coming when called. I spent a week just on that one command. Release the correction button the split second the dog starts to comply, and say good dog!!! Next week was jumping on guests when they came in. Watch all the videos online. No training collar can teach a dog to understand a command, but if you've already worked with the dog, and he/she has successfully followed the commands but now has "decided" that compliance is a "maybe/maybe not", then this tool is great. If your dog doesn't instantly return to a happy, wagging tail demeanor a second after a correction, then the correction level is too high. You can probably give the training collar away in a few weeks because it's so effective. Thank you.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11096 Reviewed:
This E Collar has done its job perfectly! Our Vizsla is a very fun loving dog with just a few persistent behavioral problems. With proper usage and training, this collar has helped tremendously. Duke is able to play in the yard and walk and run off leash with no problems. He is an extremely smart and sensitive dog, and implementation of this collar hasn't change his personality at all. Thus collar and training has enabled me to be able to do things with duke that I never thought I'd be able to. I highly recommend this collar. As far as the physical collar itself, it is very well made, and so far it's very reliable. I haven't tested the range yet, as I've only used it in the yard and walks and runs, but it has not failed me yet. The only thing that doesn't seem to work well is the nick button. I can tell it is operating, but I think it is such a quick correction that duke doesn't associate it to his training. That doesn't concern me much, and the time function is all we use now, and Duke responds nicely to it. The static level I observe Duke operate on is level 3. It's enough to get his attention. But doesn't change his mood or personality, as the instructions indicate he responds by shaking it off and responds to my command. I initially trained him with treats (and for tricks I still do), but duke is too smart and learned to only operate with a treat. Overall it's an outstanding product that I highly recommend!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10904 Reviewed:
This is very helpful with training! I can bring our dog to the dog park now and not worry at all that she might get too aggressive with playing. I usually just have to use the sound now, and she backs off right away.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10884 Reviewed:
My ordered was placed and received as promised. I've had my E-Collar for a few weeks and I am more than happy with my purchase. If there was one item that I would improve it would be to have the alert/page sound a little louder when the button is pressed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16193 Reviewed:
Kicking myself for not buying this product sooner. My dog basically learned the Quiet command the very first day, using a very low setting (#2 of 8) and also the tone button. We are now using the SportDOG Yard Trainer to work on other areas of training.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15472 Reviewed:
"I was VERY surprised that it made such a quick and total difference."
Instant difference with the dog! I was VERY surprised that it made such a quick and total difference. I strapped it to my leg first and set the collar to just tickle a little. My very large dog reacts, but it doesn't seem to hurt him. After the first couple of reminders, I seldom use it at all. It came quickly and communication with GDS has been fast and informative. I HIGHLY recommend both the product and Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15406 Reviewed:
Works great. Only had to use shock the first day! Just putting the collar on Rasha keeps her from being over excited for getting ready for walk time. No more vocal excitement in the car, healing fabulous, use tone and she comes, and also keeps her from her needy pushy pawing behavior for attention and pats. I use commands with her also. Only regret is that I waited so long to purchase! I plan to use it on my pitbull female Dixie to get her to not pull on leash while walking and to come when I call her. I will give comment review after I do.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16503 Reviewed:
It worked great on the young Doberman till two days ago. I do believe it is my dog not the collar. She is the most difficult dog I have worked with. She thinks she is smarter than me and almost has me convinced of that. She is vindictive, bold and hard headed. Just like me..
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16395 Reviewed:
"This is my first time using a remote collar, and it is very easy."
I got the collar to help with farther distance obedience work, but also to help modify some bad behavior. I have a bull terrier that is dog friendly until he mounts/humps another dog, and it triggers some aggressive behavior. I have been using the collar whenever he even starts to mount another dog, and wow what a difference. The humping is almost completely gone! I like the different levels on the collar. I have not needed to go past a 3. This is my first time using a remote collar, and it is very easy. And the manual that came with it is very helpful!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15873 Reviewed:
Gun Dog Supply recommended this unit. The transaction went smoothly and it arrived on time. The unit appears well-built and the instructions were easy to understand. Our boxer mix didn't respond to the momentary signal so it took a few attempts to find the right level. After that, it's working great and he's responding well. Thanks.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15813 Reviewed:
Works great. She obeys commands. Now I hardly have to use it. Wife loves it because she doesn't jump up on her anymore. Buying another one soon for my son that has the sister of my hound. Thanks Steve.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15535 Reviewed:
I have owned several different collars. Takes quite a collar for a 70 pound pit bull who loves to chase cats. The last collar I owned while on a walk in the woods, CJ decided to take a run through a thick area. The receiver came back hanging in pieces. So far the SD-350 is the best I have owned.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17404 Reviewed:
"This is the best thing I have purchased for my dog."
This is the best thing I have purchased for my dog. She is a completely different dog while wearing the collar. The tone button is the key. Very seldom do I need to zap her. Once I give a command and hit the tone button she does what I want. Very good purchase. Well worth the $$.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13258 Reviewed:
"Best thing in the world for running my dog on the beach."
Only been using it for two weeks, but results have been terrific. Our Setter has been to five trainers and one dog behaviorist. Not one of them was able to remedy her incessant barking or her love of moving objects, e.g. runners, bicyclists. As I have her off leash the majority of the time, it was a major issue. Thank you SportDog!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14577 Reviewed:
This unit had far exceeded my expectations... My 1yr old lab got jolted once and now responds to verbal commands. One or two beeps when she starts after deer or turkeys, and she turns back. Highly recommend.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14533 Reviewed:
The SD350 helped us take a 115 lb ball of energy and train him into our home and family. I have found the SD350 to be a quality unit. Construction and materials are nicer than I would have expected at this price point. Recharge time and difficulty putting the collar on a dog that will not hold still are my only complaints.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14215 Reviewed:
"I have yet to have a problem with him not listening since I started using the collar."
My 9 month old dog has had training classes and is a good listener, but I was having trouble reeling him in. By the second day using this collar I saw a complete change in his attitude. I have yet to have a problem with him not listening since I started using the collar.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13993 Reviewed:
I have used the collar since I received it, and it works great. Batteries stayed up for three days and charge up in about 12 hrs. I would definitely recommend this collar to anyone who is working with a hard headed dog. Especially like the buzzer and don't have to use shock once the dog knows about it.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15101 Reviewed:
"So far this appears to be a very well made product."
Seems to be a solid product, although I haven't had it very long. Was a bit disappointed in the user manual because of the miniscule print size. It's available on the website, but prints out in same size. Making it available as a PDF file for people who need larger print would be a big plus.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13690 Reviewed:
I would have given this product five stars except the buttons are not labeled. There are three: tone, continuous stimulation, and nick. The last two are next to each other. After mistakenly pressing the wrong button, I purchased a metallic Sharpie pen and labeled the buttons myself.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13781 Reviewed:
I have not used a training collar before, but after training my dog with the collar I know I would not have had the success I had without it. Make sure you study up on how to use it before putting it on your dog. It could ruin him if not trained right.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24151 Reviewed:
Chopper does not respond to the tone, but he really responds to the electronic stimulation. It definitely works! It has made him stop pulling when we go on walks. He keeps my pace now and I don't have to "zap" him. It made him stop digging in the yard and stop chasing my cat. :) Great product! I would definitely recommend.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17836 Reviewed:
This has worked wonderfully so far. Charge time is great. Its winter, so I haven't done much with the dog to test the distance. I almost wish I had gone to a longer transmitter/receiver...I will see. I used the Tri-Tronics Flyway for at least 15 years until a relative lost it(says it was stolen) which was a mile or so. I may have to upgrade when the summer comes as I live on 10 acres with hundreds of farm acres and woods encompassing my property. I wonder what Steves upgrade policy is. Thanks, Ken.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8275 Reviewed:
The dog is very smart and could learn anything but she gets too excited if she gets lose and on walks I was afraid she would get injured or hit by a car. I've used this on walks for 2 days have it set low just to get her attention and it works very well. Nice product.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27516 Reviewed:
Numbers on dial are too hard to see. Should be white on black. Buckle type collar is too hard to put on dog. Replaced the collar with velcro strap. Works great for quick on and off procedure. Zap function seems to be intermittent. Buttons need to be color coded and stick out more.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26071 Reviewed:
The transmitter failed after 15 minutes of use. During those 15 minutes it worked as advertised. I am receiving another transmitter free of charge via Fed Ex. Also of note: the initial charge for both units took closer to 60 hours instead of the 24 hours suggested in the manual. I DO like the ability to charge both units at the same time!!
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3915 Reviewed:
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