Troubleshooting for ALL SportDOG Electronic Collars
“Everyone at SportDOG from the top down runs dogs and hunts. This is not just another e-collar company.”
The SD-1825 has a that is available separately. The 1825 is also compatible with other SportDOG "5 series" systems, including the SD-425, 825, 1225, 1875, 2525, and 3225. You cannot use it with older transmitters or collars, such as the SD-400, 800, or 1800.
We did have a problem with the add-on collar within the first few months of owning it. It would not hold a charge and would show recharged in 20 minutes, but wouldn't even beep. I contacted you, and you gave me the number to call Sportdog directly. Wow. I was So Impressed with their responsiveness! I forwarded them my invoice (email), and I had a new collar in a week. They didn't even have me send the old one back. We have had no problems with the new one, but it's great to know that if there is a problem, it will be remedied quickly and painlessly. I also like that each collar has a different color band (one is hunter orange and one is fluorescent green), which makes it easy to tell them apart.
Popular SportDOG Training Collar Models:Under $200
SportDOG TEK GPS + Ecollar System
SportDOG Brand add-on dog collar beeper locators and beacons give you the most customizability to help you keep track of your dog in any terrain. Purchasing your first SportDOG Brand® remote training collar or upgrading from an older model isn’t particularly difficult, but it does require some thought about which features are most important to you and how the collar is going to be used. Thankfully, SportDOG offers enough products that you can easily match one to your specific training or hunting situation. Here are the basic things I discuss with customers who are thinking about making a purchase.Looking to add tracking capabilities to your current SportDOG Brand® e-collar? Our UplandHunter® Beeper works with SD-425, SD-425S, SD-825, SD-1825, SD-1825CAMO, and SD-2525 e-collar models. The DSL-400 Deluxe Beeper and Locator Beacon can be added on to any collar. All SportDOG Brand collars have a designated operating range. For example, the versatile is available as a Model SD-825, Model SD-1225 and Model SD-1825. Their operating ranges are ½-mile, ¾-mile and 1 mile, respectively. A ½-mile sounds like a very long distance, but keep in mind that many variables affect how far away the collar can receive a signal from the Transmitter. The stated ranges are based on “line of sight.” That means you can expect good performance at the stated range on flat terrain with no obstacles between the Transmitter and Collar Receiver. The first and most obvious thing I need to find out is which breed the customer owns. Any SportDOG™ collar can be used with any breed, but certain models have features best suited for retrievers, pointing dogs, or hounds. So, after I understand the type of dog, then I have to find out how that dog is being used. For the most part, that translates to range. So, the next part of the discussion is part question and part explanation. I ask how far away the owner expects to be able to reach his dog, and then I explain how range works. With the models I’ve mentioned here, plus the many more offered by SportDOG, I can honestly say I’ve never met a customer who couldn’t find a system to match his or her needs. There is one more factor of which I remind customers constantly, and it bears repeating here: No matter which collar you buy, you must take your dog through proper obedience training before you use the remote trainer. If you fail to do that, it’s not fair to the dog, and you will end up frustrated with the training experience.