One hour of BASIC OBEDIENCE training
from Pro Trainer Robin MacFarlane.
This is the big brother of the 425X. The 825X has a very similar setup as far as stimulation modes and training options. The difference between them is range. This is a half mile range system compared to about 500 yards on the 425X. I prefer it, especially for bird dog folks. 500 yards is a little tight for a bird dog in my opinion. And for not that much more money, you can get the extra range and still have all the same features.
Another thing that I like about the 825X is that the transmitter is a little bit bigger. It fits in my hand better than the 425X. I like the 425X, but the dial and transmitter size are a little small for me.
SportDOG knows how to make dials better than anybody, and that's a big deal to me. If you are used to a dial on a transmitter and you prefer that over some of the newer setups out there, SportDOG makes the best dials. They feel great and it's probably my favorite thing about this particular collar.
I really like the size of the collar. It's small. It's going to fit most dogs really well. Exact same size collar as you've got in the 425X. So, the difference in range is going to be right here in the transmitter.
The SD-825X offers a lot of different stimulation choices. It also has tone and vibration on the dial, which allows you to have both tone and vibration at the same time in several different mode setups.
Another feature is the ability to change stimulation on the collar. This is something exclusive to SportDOG. When you buy this collar and you take it out of the box, it's going to be in what's called their medium stimulation setting. If you have a very sensitive dog and you need to turn it down, there is a low stimulation option. It doesn't change anything on the transmitter, but what it does is it changes the output on the collar. It steps everything down. With the majority of the dogs that I've worked with, the medium setup works great.
Overall, the SD-825X is just an all-around great collar.
The SportDOG SportHunter SD 825X is an incredibly versatile training collar and a good choice for all-around use. This introduction to the long-range SportHunter family is designed by hunters like you. The SportDOG Sporthunter SD 825X is a longer range version of the SD-425X.
The 825X has all the features of the SD 425X but has a slightly larger transmitter with a more powerful antenna for longer range, perfect for training in the yard, field, or for hunting with medium range working dogs.
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 an eye your dog and not on your transmitter.
The low continuous stimulation levels and gradual increases between levels on the SD-825X are particularly useful with sensitive dogs or breeds.
You can customize your SportDOG Field Trainer SD-825X 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 4 ounces
Measures 7" x 1 3/4" x 7/8" with antenna
The SportDOG 825X 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-825X 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: 2.4 oz
Receiver Dimensions: 1 1/8" wide x 2 5/8" long x 1 1/8" thick
Collar Strap Dimensions: 3/4" x 28"
Fits up to a 23" neck
Another feature in the 825X 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-825X Comes With
SportDOG SD-825X remote training collar
SportDOG SD-825X 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 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-825X
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 preset 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-825X 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-825X
The SD-825X 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-825X Range
Up to 1/2-mile range which is ample for off-leash dog training or for hunting with medium range field dogs. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, the presence of cover, etc.
Highly recommend this collar for basic training and obedience!
February 14, 2021
I had a SportDOG e-collar years ago, but when looking for an e-collar to train my Airedale Terrier, I researched different brands and models before deciding on this one. I'm so glad I went with it! It may not be the most fancy one out there, but it works great and our pup responds well to it. I began using it when she was around 5 months old, training her on the leash so that she understands what the e-collar signals mean (this is very very important! The dog has to know what you are asking of her/him!). Two months later, she is great off leash and responds to my calls really well, mostly without even needing to use a nick or tone from the collar. I will say our pup is a very quick learner and generally very responsive, so I don't know how this collar would work for a more stubborn dog, but the previous SportDOG that I had was for a very stubborn Weimaraner, and it worked well for him.
So far we have used this out in the field both pheasant and duck hunting, and it works great for that purpose. Also, we live on 3 unfenced, wooded acres, and we just have the collar on her when she's out alone, just in case she strays too far. That seldom happens, but if she doesn't come immediately when called (probably because she's found a tasty deer poop treat), just a nick on a low setting from the SportDOG brings her running home.
We've had below 0˚ temperatures the past few days, and we've been out running/skiing in heavy snow. Yesterday when we got back from our run, I noticed that the collar receiver had an ice crust built up on part of it, but it was still working fine! The batteries hold a charge for a REALLY long time! I only charge the units once a week or so. They charge very quickly, and thus far this extremely cold weather doesn't seem to have affected the battery life.
She's also worn it in the river with no problems, and I've dropped the transmitter in the snow and water and suffered no ill effects. Definitely waterproof!
And as you can see in the pictures, the collar blends in well with the black fur, you can hardly tell she's wearing it!
Holds charge well, both transmitter and receiver are small and lightweight, waterproof, excellent training tool
Wish that changing the mode setting were a bit easier/quicker, but for the price this is a fine compromise.
Also, my biggest gripe is that collar doesn't come with a keeper for the excess strap, so it either flops around (and the dog chews on it) or you have to lace it back through the buckle. I ended up sewing an elastic keeper that works great, so it's really not a big deal in the end.
January 24, 2021
Awesome product works perfect Using toaid in training eight month old French Brittany puppy
Ease of use great advice in the manual that came with the collar
By Steven D.
July 8, 2021
Young puppy, 4 mos. old and was tentative in using an E-collar on him but being close to a road I wanted assurance he would come when called. I don't let my dogs run loose but several times a week take them for long walks and allow them the freedom to run under my supervision. I set it on vibration and after our first session he responded to whistle with immediate straight line returning to me. I've only had to repeat it on two different occasions when he hesitated and both times the correction was successful and have not needed further reinforcement. I live adjacent to a mix of woods and brush country and have let him explore with me and even when out of site he responds immediately to the whistle.
Multiple levels of stimulation
With practice controls can be manipulated by touch without direct visualization
Takes a while reviewing and practicing (not on the dog) to determine how to set up individual modes and stimulation levels
Though the collar in plenty long enough and adequate number of adjustment holes, the length on a young dog leaves the end loose with no way to further attach it to itself. I didn't want to cut it shorter because the pup is still growing but he began chewing on it so I used a wire tie to secure its terminal end on the collar. It would be nice if there was an adjustable clip to secure the end to collar.
Already paying off.
April 15, 2021
I have 13 acres and a new young retriever. The collar has worked to get her back after wandering and a great training tool.
January 23, 2021
Gundog Supply gave rapid quality service. The 825x has less range than my previous collar but I didn't notice the difference in the field. I like the handheld control and the collar worked fine. It's a bit smaller than my previous Sportdog collar which worked good for 6 years but that should make it easier on the dog.
came with lanier
less range but seemingly enough
button on side hard to work with gloves
Simple and good quality
December 22, 2020
There doesn't seem to be a lot of bells and whistles with this e-collar, however it seems to be very good quality. I like the on off button on the collar and the tone and vibration options are nice. Happy with it so far, although I haven't put it through any hunting situations yet. Time will tell.
On and off button, smaller remote, tone and vibration, small and sleek design
Excellent products and service
September 8, 2020
Outstanding communication, delivery, and quality products. Highly recommend.
By Jo E.
August 15, 2020
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