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SportDOG SD-825X Sport Hunter Remote Training Collar

The "big brother" to the SD-425X -- similar features but a longer 1/2 mile range.


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Free DVD and Long Line Bundle SD-825X Collar and Transmitter SD-825X Transmitter SD-825X Transmitter Left Side View SD-825X Transmitter Right Side View handheld with clip detail SD-825X Transmitter Back SD-825X Transmitter with Lanyard SD-825X Transmitter in Hand SD-825X Transmitter Control Details SD-825X Transmitter Mudplug SD-825X Collar SD-825X Collar Front SD-825X Collar Back SD-825X Collar Bottom SD-825X Collar Inside Probes SD-825X Short Probes Vs. Long Probes SD-825X Collar Charge Port SD-825X Scaled SD-825X Accessories SD-825X Transmitter and Collar on Charger SD-825X Charger Detail SD X Series Manuals SD-825X Box SD-825X Lanyard Instructions

What's New in the SportDOG SD-825X

  • Up to 21 levels of continuous STIM or 7 levels of momentary STIM with either non-stimulating tone or vibration (depending on transmitter mode)
  • Backward-compatible with previous SD-825 series remote collars

  • 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 825X 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.

  • 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.

  • Gun Dog Supply Exclusive: One Hour BASIC OBEDIENCE Ecollar Training Video

      SportDOG SD-825X Sport Hunter Remote Training Collar$40 Value -- You get this FOR FREE when you buy this ecollar.

      We are proud to announce that Professional Dog Trainer Robin MacFarlane is working with us! We just wrapped another video shoot, and are launching her latest DVD.

      PREVIEW: Watch a 10-minute Preview here...

      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.

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    SportDOG SD-825X Transmitter (Remote)

      SportDOG SD-825X Sport Hunter Remote Training Collar
    • 1/2-mile range
    • 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

      Transmitter MODES

      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

      SportDOG SD-825X Sport Hunter Remote Training 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

      Collar MODES

      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
    • Test light
    • 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
    • 1/2-mile range
    • 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.

    SportDOG SD-825X

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    One hour of BASIC OBEDIENCE training
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    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.

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    Customer Reviews

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    100% Recommend this product (18 of 18 responses)
    By Eric
    New York
    Great Product and Great Customer Service!
    July 27, 2021
    I would highly recommend this product to every dog owner and encourage everyone to watch the training video. It is incredibly effective in training a dog and amazing the results and how fast the dog learns and obeys. This collar has allowed my dog to be off leash at a young age and run freely and gives me the confidence that he will come back when called. I have been extremely satisfied and would purchase this product again!
    By April
    Middle of the Woods, Montana
    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.
    By Terry
    Belleville Kansas
    SportDOG SD-825X
    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
    • None
    By Bruce
    Improved hearing
    December 1, 2022
    Bought this for a stubborn dog, put it on him, he got out of sight and wouldn't come, I shocked him once in a low setting, he yelp. I called twice he showed up in less than twenty seconds. I have rarely had to use it since then. His hearing has greatly improved
    • Fits good, works dependable,
    • The manual could explain functions better, for different levels. It might be on the cd , but it would be nice to read it.
    By MIKE B.
    SportDOG Training Collar Saved My Sanity
    November 25, 2022
    With the SD-825X Training Collar, I was able to get my 11 month old Aussie-Doodle to stop running the local deer population and any horse or cow she comes across. She now hears and obeys my commands. I found the wide range of adjustable stimulation very useful in overcoming any distraction. The collar and controller are well designed and made from quality materials. Much was accomplished using this product in just 2 weeks. Thanks
    By Dan
    Tulsa, OK
    So easy to use
    June 15, 2022
    Your device was a simple read, simple to use and effective when training a new dog.
    Thank you!!
    • Simplicity
    • None
    By Louis
    Hudson, NY
    great training collar
    June 15, 2022
    It is small and light. The collar is very programable . In the 1-7 stimulation mode just be aware that level 1 is still quite hot. I found it necessary to program to one of the modes with 21 levels of stimulation. Even then the low level one does get the puppies ( 7 month old English setter ) attention.
    That said with a little practice and reading the directions several times the collar is easy to understand and works well
    • Controller is light, ergonomic, and easy to use. I really like this unit. Over the years I have used many and this will be a go to training unit
    • I wish there was a lower level of stimulation that low level one in 21 mode. Level 1 in a 7 mode is too hot. That said low level 1 in 21 mode is not too hot but a lower level would be nice in a young dog.
    By Steve
    Great product
    December 28, 2021
    This is an absolute must have piece of equipment for training stubborn dogs. I bought one for my last dog and it lasted 10 years. I like the new one better as it is very easy to use as a result of design changes to the controls. The book and video that come with it provide all the information you need to use the collar correctly and train your dog the right way.
    • Quality product
    • None
    By Auz
    Nice battery life and works great
    November 5, 2021
    Long battery life, easy to switch mode, easy to use remote, works great on my lab. They send a nice info book on how to train your dog with the collar. So far mine went from not bringing the bumper back to 100 yard retrieves right to my hand.
    By Bruce B.
    Great collar
    October 6, 2021
    This is a great collar that I use daily on my house beagles. Sometimes we’re out most of the or just a few minutes to use the restroom. My old I used for many years without fail. This new one has the same great features with added distance. I would recommend this collar to anyone. Very easy to use and stays charged very nice.
    • Easy to use. Stays charged. Charges quickly.
    • None
    By Loni
    Marysville, Washington
    SportDOG SD-825X
    September 6, 2021
    Bought this to train a new puppy I will bring home in November. Great product! Easy to use and is very effective. My daughter & I have been using the GunDOG collar on her labs. One responds to just the beep and the other has to be up high in the shock zone. That’s what I like about this collar. You can fine tune the settings to your dog’s sensitivity.
    • Easy to use and charge. Can be set to each dogs sensitivity. Has a good range, especially for training.
    • Can?t think of any.
    By Steven D.
    NW PA
    great product
    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
    • Good range
    • 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.
    By Brian
    Westtown, NY
    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.
    By freddogs
    good service
    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.
    • works well
    • smaller size
    • more features
    • came with lanier
    • less range but seemingly enough
    • button on side hard to work with gloves
    By Kai
    Astoria, oregon
    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
    • None yet
    By Customer
    Bozeman, MT
    Excellent products and service
    September 8, 2020
    Outstanding communication, delivery, and quality products. Highly recommend.
    By Demohog
    Works great
    September 2, 2020
    This is a great collar. Easy to understand. The low,medium and high are all very different do u actually get 22 setting including beep. It’s feel good I’m the hand and works well.
    • Easy to use
    • 22 setting
    • Great price
    • Doesn't have vibration.
    By Jo E.
    Troup texas
    August 15, 2020
    Absolutely luv Gun Dog supply.. my hubs & I have bought numerous items; always pleased w/service, delivery & customer service second to none!! When I had a problem w/wingers the kind gentleman walked me right thru my problem..
    Jo Epperson
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