One hour of BASIC OBEDIENCE training
from Pro Trainer Robin MacFarlane.
The 425X is the replacement for the extremely popular SD 425. The "X" version adds two 21-level STIM button configurations (transmitter MODES 5 and 6) for more increments between levels with either non-stimulating tone or vibration options.
The features of the 425X include:
Up to 21 levels of STIM depending on transmitter mode
Rapid 2 hour charge
Collar mode selection options for sensitive and regular dogs
Tone and Vibration options
Multi dog modes that include Tone or Vibration on the dial, allowing you to use tone or vibration when in a two or three dog set up
The 425X is a great collar for obedience work, retrievers and flushers. It's going to quickly become one of our best sellers in its category.
The 425 has been our best selling collar under $200 for the last few years, and the 425X makes that system even more versatile. It is an awesome system for folks that don't need a lot of range but want a full-featured system for working close to medium range dogs.
The SportDOG FieldTrainer SD 425X is SportDOG's smallest and lightest e-collar. The 425X is an incredibly versatile training collar, and is a good choice for all-around use including in-the-field training, hunting with close working dogs, or training in the yard.
Both the transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible.
The comfortable "soft coat" transmitter finish makes this unit a pleasure to handle.
The no-look design allows you to keep your eyes on your dog and not on your transmitter.
The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD-425X are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
You can customize your SportDOG Field Trainer SD-425X to match your training preference. It comes set up in MODE-5 (a 21-level continuous one dog collar with non-stimulation tone), but it can easily be changed into 7 different modes with different button configurations.
Easy to upgrade to 2 or 3 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 2.4 ounces
Measures 1 3/4" W x 5 1/4" H with antenna
The SportDOG 425X 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 and Momentary with Tone or Vibration. Two or Three Dog Mode features one button per dog with either Tone (Mode 3) or Vibration (Mode 4). You also have the option of Continuous and Momentary with Tone and the ability to activate/deactivate the Locator Beeper (sold separately).
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-425X 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: 3.2 oz
Receiver Dimensions: 1 1/8" W x 3 1/4" H x 1 1/8" D
Collar Strap Dimensions: 3/4" x 28"
Fits up to a 23" neck
Another feature in the 425X collar is the ability to change stimulation settings at the collar. The collar has a low and medium 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-425X Comes With
SportDOG SD-425X remote training collar
SportDOG SD-425X 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 both the transmitter and collar
Lanyard 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-425X
Waterproof and submersible collar and transmitter
No external collar antenna to get hung up
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 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 1-year manufacturer warranty
SportDOG SD-425X 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-425X
The SD-425X 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 or 7 levels of momentary stimulation depending on which transmitter mode you choose
SportDOG SD-425X Range
500-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.
After borrowing a different model from a friend we purchased this one since we did not the range the other offered. Once we got used to the different model we found this one to meet our needs. It is easy to use- I like the size of the transmitter and the range is sufficient. Our dog learns quickly and we rarely need to reinforce our commands. We adopted our lab a few months ago (she is about 3 yo) She ran wild in the woods behind our house when let loose, but now stays with us. We are also able to take her XC skiing and ice fishing and my husband is looking forward to pheasant season. The collar was also effective when training her to stay and wait.
ProsSize of transmitter.
ConsThe only con as compared to another model is that the tone button is not accessible without turning the levels dial. It would be nice to have its own button.
Very good all-around training collar
January 17, 2021
We have used Sportdog ecollars to train our dogs for years for indoor and offleash obedience, hobby sports, and focus and attention training around our chickens and other animals. I recently purchased the Sportdog Field Trainer SD-425X system for our 6 month old Siberian husky pup, and it has made all the difference in our focus training and obedience. The wide range of stimulation levels along with a vibration/tone setting allow us to use just the right level to get his attention without scaring or hurting him. He is learning to focus on us when we give a direction, and he is happy to do it! He is swiftly mastering obedience in high distraction environments and has mastered offleash recall from a distance. The collar system came with a training dvd and long-line which were also helpful in offleash recall training, whether you have experience like we do or are new to using ecollars. This is a solidly made but lightweight, comfortable collar that our pup doesn't object to wearing. He knows when the collar comes out, he gets to have fun! It is everything we hoped for and come to expect from a Sportdog collar and worth every penny.
-Long collar band adjustable to nearly any size dog
-Wide range of stimulation settings
-Good reciever range
By Jennifer F.
My Brittany is finally listening!
January 13, 2021
My girl is a pet dog but has the need for speed. I take her off leash in my neighborhood and on trails or the beach. I started with a cheap collar off Amazon but she would get too excited and ignore it. I can turn this collar up when needed and get her attention. It’s always a risk off leash, but I’ve learned these bird dogs need the exercise or they’re destructive. This collar provides a safe alternative.
By Nancy G.
Great for rural pet management
December 30, 2020
I purchased this collar to replace a "pet park & yard"- grade collar that was not powerful enough for our needs. Our dog Callie is both a skilled fence escape artist and an enthusiastic varmint-chaser. Too often, we'd discover she'd escaped the yard and was free-ranging our ten acres or the neighbors' pastures with no way to call her back as the collar we had was either out of power or beyond range. This collar is perfect for our needs; it holds power for more than a day's use, withstands mud and rain, recharges in a couple of hours, and is powerful enough to call Callie home even through trees.
ProsLong-lasting, quick to recharge, works in rain and mud, easy to set up and use.
ConsThe charging cords do not fit snugly in the collar and handpiece slots making it tricky to position the cords so that they don't fall out of the equipment while charging.
Perfect collar for our Australian Shepard
October 7, 2020
Our Aussie, Darby, is very smart and has been easy to train. I really like this collar as it is sturdy and very easy to put on. The collar and buckle stay in place when put on per the instructions (snug). I have the remote set to 1 and my dog reacts (flicks his ears) to the low 1 stimulus; I only have to use the 1 medium stimulus if he is extremely distracted as the medium 1 stimulus gets his attention immediately. I love the lanyard for the remote which keeps me hands-free if we are using a leash. I'm very impressed with the product overall and I really enjoyed the training CD. Great product and I highly recommend it. We visit the beach often and will see how well this remote collar holds up after exposed to salt water. We will follow the guideline to wash with clean water after each exposure. Our previous remote collar did not hold up to the salt water exposure. The result of this exposure will certainly impact our overall review of this remote training collar.
ProsThe collar is very well made and the buckle is easy to put on our dog. I trimmed the collar length once I was sure of the size and fit. The small remote is easy to use and I really like the raised button on the medium stimulus - easy to find by touch. The lanyard has been great for me as I am hands-free with the remote when we walk our dog (Darby) on a leash. I am very happy with this remote collar and its accessories. Thank you Steve for the informational training CD and your follow up. I have been extremely impressed with your company.
ConsI do not have any Cons at this time.
Training new Lab puppy
October 7, 2020
I’ve been training my new lab puppy -Stella for the last 3 months. We got her at 8 week old and at 5 months she had all the basic commands understood. I followed Dokkens hunting puppy training DVD. At this point I purchased Sportdog field trainer to reinforce those learned commands - heel, sit, down, come, place. At this point Stella is very good at all commands with a 50 ‘ check cord. Over next few weeks I’ll be removing check cord and lease and I’m confident I’ll have well trained lab at the 6 month point! Everyday is an adventure with Stella but so far so good!
Easy to use
Good Battery life
ConsDon't have any
Its a miracle
September 17, 2020
This product has been amazing for us! We got a rescue dog, a large hound, at about a year old. He is not an aggressive dog, but he is big and loud and was hard to control. Sometimes he would have barking fits and it was overwhelming. He knew some commands like sit, but would not perform them with consistency. He got out a couple times and it was terrifying because we live in a semi urban area with traffic, and we could not catch him. We were having second thoughts about keeping him, even though he is a sweet dog when calm. An e-collar was recommended so we purchased this product.
I watched the enclosed DVD and got started right away with the method from the video. I'm not kidding when I say that within 2 training sessions, he was sitting, coming, staying, heeling (sort of) with consistency. I only used the beep function and the lowest shock, which feels sort of like when you touch your tongue to a battery, but less intense. Now, after a week and a half of a couple 15 min sessions each day, he obeys most of the time just seeing the transmitter. Sometimes he needs the beep, and sometimes the shock, especially when having a barking fit, but mostly he just needs to see the transmitter. Before, at walk time, it was nearly impossible to get the leash on because he would bark insanely and jump up on me. Now, with the e-collar, he will sit and stay while getting the leash on. He will sit and stay on a walk when we see another dog. Even my kids are doing training sessions with him and he is obeying our 10 year old. It is so awesome! I could not be more satisfied.
Thanks for the review! I'm glad to hear SportDOG SD-425X has made such a difference. Give us a call at 1-800-624-6278 and one of our Product Specialists can help out with any questions you have about the system's operation.
ProsEasy to charge, easy to use. The charge lasts a few days (I think). The strap/lanyard that comes with it makes it easy to keep the transmitter with me. The low shock level clearly does not cause him any pain.
ConsThe info on the DVD and in the written manual are contradictory regarding training strategy, so that is a little confusing. I have only used the side button, and I don't really understand the difference between the 3 buttons. It isn't obvious to me when the battery is getting low.
Everything it's supposed to be.
January 24, 2021
This collar is perfect for trading around the house and yard. Perfect size for my 25lb Boston Terrier. All the features on this collar resemble that of the more expensive collars I've used training far ranging field trial bird dogs. For the price this collar cannot be beat.
Ease of us
Number of features
Well rounded construction
The SD-425x functions as advertised. It is instant and has a good range. I am pleased.
January 21, 2021
Although I have not used the collar extensively, it has functioned as I needed. I will use it only after the dog knows my commands and then only when she refuses or delays too much. Having corrective control at a distance is a good way to avoid or correct problems of failing to obey when I am sure the dog knows what is expected.
Very happy with the purchase
January 19, 2021
We found the website helpful, informing us to make an informed choice as to which training collar to try out. And "try out" was fantastic with the 30-day trial period, giving us confidence to see if this would help. It didn't take long and we were sold. This collar worked great for our cattle dog. She came to us as a rescue dog with some ongoing, deeply ingrained behavioral issues. We put in some good work before getting the collar and she was making progress, but there seemed to be a wall that was difficult to push through. The accompanying instructional dvd was helpful to get us started right away. She is now doing great in so many ways and guests visiting us regularly comment how much different of a dog she is, as it is apparent she simply enjoys being a dog. Thanks for the help!
Great training collar
January 15, 2021
It's easy to use with great instructions for the novice trainer.
January 2, 2021
ordered shipped received good product, if everything in life worked like this life would be really different thank you gun dog supply and sport dog
Unforeseen value in a small package
December 30, 2020
A broad stimulus range which is easily adjusted and covers all the situations we needed it for.
ProsThe transmitter is small enough to be worn around the neck and there for the grabbing. Having vibration or tone options is nice. The Sportdog videos are outstanding and worth the cost of the SD-425X itself.
ConsThe activate button on receiver is a bit on the soft side. Other than that I am too impressed with the 'Pros' to think of any 'Cons' at this point.
Whatcom County, Wash.
Great unit, nice and small/lighweight
December 22, 2020
The Sport Dog 425X is perfect for what we wanted. We've been using our Garmin PRO 550 plus GPS tracker for 2 years and I love it for upland and waterfowl hunting. But the controller is way too large and heavy for my lil' wife to haul around on her early morning runs with the dog. The 425X controller is tiny and lightweight, fits into the palm of my hand. My wife loves it. Also is simple and easy to understand and use.
ProsSmall, lightweight. Easy to use.
ConsAsk me in two years.
Easy and effective
December 21, 2020
This training collar is very effective and easy to use. It allows for different options to be used for optimal behavior patterns from our dogs.
Remote training collar
December 20, 2020
Excellent product. Easy to use ‘
By Eric K.
November 30, 2020
Gun Dog Supply was fast shipping, great store and I continue to support Steve's site. However, this SD425X is garbage. I purchased SD425X for our small, in house dog, collar is always dead and when transmitter is on level 4 collar decides to beep instead of stimulate. I also tried the 1875 Upland which was also.... not for me. Stick with TT / Garmin, they can't be beat in my opinion. Years ago I started with the Pro100 and currently have Pro550 Upland and couldn't be happier, beeper durability is another topic as I go through a beeper every year but transmitter and collar work flawlessly EVERYTIME.
ConsUnreliable, transmitter too small
November 22, 2020
This collar is easy to operate and has a variety of settings, making it usable for any dog. I also like having the sound, vibrate, or nick options. Though I don't totally agree with the training methods advocated by the makers of the collar, it is handy to have a professional's view of how to properly use and set the collar.
By David R.
October 30, 2020
collar receiver spot on, 3yr old Brittany never ranges.
Didn't realize transmitter sold without belt clip, miss that. My bad, but surprised it's not standard.
Gundogsupply always on the ball!
Great product and great customer service
October 20, 2020
We've only had this product a couple of months but so far, we are very impressed with it. The transmitter has many settings to make it very versatile for a wide range of dogs. That is helpful because even our puppy, who has been so responsive to training, has his moments when he is so distracted that he refuses to respond to our attempts to get him under control. It's great to be able to easily and quickly increase the amount of stimulus he receives, to get his attention once again.
The unit is also submersible. That was great in that I didn't have to remove the collar before letting our dog play in a river. We could still call him back when his playing took him too far away.
We had a slight problem with the strap of the collar but customer service replaced it immediately. That was great. We're glad we bought this unit from this company, especially since there are so many companies from which to choose, and it's hard to know which one to trust..
ProsGreat range of levels of correction.
Quality construction -- It looks very durable.
Great customer service
ConsHaven't found any yet.
Compact & Adjustable
October 14, 2020
I like the small size of the transmitter along with the different adjustments the collar offers.
After going through the collar set up process detailed in the manual, i then proceeded out to the field with my beagle to put it to the real test. I first started her out in an open field where I could observe her reactions to the collar (mild stimulation) ...appeared that it was going to perform as expected. Then we headed to the thicket. Totally unexpected, that was the last I was to see my new collar! I'm not sure how it came off ...was attached properly, plenty tight enough, but inevitably was no match for the thicket my beagle was running in. I took a quick look for it, however being the 'jungle' that it was, it would have been like finding a needle in a hay stack. Seeing as how the collar is not equipped with a 'tracking' feature, at the very least my suggestion to the company (or future buyer) would be to somehow design/equip the collar to be "reflective", where one could possibly locate it after dark with a light. Without that feature...a $160 lesson in life for me!
ProsFor the money, I don't believe you'd be disappointed in the SportDog SD 425-X. This remote and the collar allowed for an appreciable range of settings to fit the temperament of any dog, from just needing a little stimulation for correction or enough to 'jolt' them out of their stubborn tendency.
ConsOne major downside, the chance that it can somehow becoming detached from the dog much too easily! By the time I had caught back up to my beagle on a hot rabbit trail, I saw that the collar was missing, this within the first 10 to 15 minutes. And the collar was not attached loosely either! That's the only reason I would not recommend this collar as it is, without some type of way (reflective tape, etc.) to retrieve it. It is a gut-dropping feeling when you finally encounter your furry hunting partner minus the collar. I realize there are other products that have the GPS tracking feature, but you're going to pay considerably more.
Works as advertised
September 17, 2020
I like the included DVD and instruction manual. Works well.
By LGD M.
September 17, 2020
I have a very stubborn dog who likes to do things at her pace, and on her own terms. We purchased this to work on recall and other basic commands such as leave it...and she has really changed her while learning ways around! Great product, and now my dog listens, and recall is getting much better!
ProsEasy to use, works as it should
By Howard L.
September 3, 2020
While setup was not as intuitive as it could be, and printed instructions a bit confusing, the live support was phenomenal. They waked me through, step by step with explanation of options and were very patient. they didn't rush me and let me follow up with several more questions afterward. So far, so good. Now it's time to get my hound used to it and field test as hunting season begins.
ProsCompact and light with lots of flexibility and relatively affordable. Excellent online live support.
ConsConfusing setup for the uninitiated. Not very intuitive beyond factory settings.
Top Notch Product
September 2, 2020
Our dog trainer recommended this model for our Rottweiler puppy. The simplicity of adjusting the settings, along with its durability are the main reasons he urged us on this collar. Thus far we are very happy with it.
By Dan F.
Perfect training collar for me... and my Lab
September 2, 2020
I have trained two Labs as grouse dogs using this collar. Neither dog was prone to get too far out, so the rage of this SportDOG 425X model is more than ample. The tone/vibrate setting is all I have to use now that the dogs are trained... and I rarely even have to use that.
Actually, this is my second 425X... I somehow managed to lose the controller for the first one (Duh!)
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