We compare the similarities and differences of the two e collars, as well as considering what each is used for and who they might & might not be for.
We’ve also linked you to an individual review of each dog Training Collar in case you might want more information on either model.
Let’s take a look!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
SportDOG 825 vs 425: Comparison, & Which Is Better?
If you’d like to go straight to viewing the SportDOG 425, you can do so here:
SportDOG Field Trainer 425 Training/E Collar (on Amazon)
**You can also get extra collars/receivers for the 425 – SDR-AF Collar Receiver (on Amazon).
These extra collars are also compatible with the SportHunter 825 (SD-825).
If you want to go straight to viewing the SportDOG 825, you can do so here:
SportDOG Sporthunter 825 Dog Training Collar & Transmitter (on Amazon)
**You can also get extra collars/receivers for the 825 – SDR-AF Collar Receiver (on Amazon).
These extra collars are also compatible with the SportHunter 425 (SD-425).
SportDOG 425 vs 825: Which One To Get?
It depends on 3 main things:
- What you intend to use the training collar for
- What maximum range you want to operate the collar from the transmitter in your hand at
- Your budget – $$$
SportDOG 425 – more of an introductory training collar belonging to the FieldTrainer series, with a max range of 500 yards, and is slightly cheaper
SportDOG 825 – more of an advanced and versatile training collar belonging to the Sporthunter series, with a max range of 825 yards, and is slightly more expensive
SportDOG 425 vs 825: Differences
Some of the main differences between the two dog training collars are:
- The 425 is part of the FieldTrainer Series, whilst the 825 is part of the SportHunter series
- The FieldTrainer series is designed for introducing your dog to in-the-field training, or for hunting with close-working dogs
- The Sport Hunter series is designed for all environments and is especially suited to upland and multi-dog hunting situations. It’s also for long-distance control of retrievers and big-running pointing dogs
- The 425 has a 500 yard range from transmitter to collar, whilst the 825 has an 880 yard range
SportDOG 425 vs 825: Similarities
Some of the similar features in the e collars are:
- They both include a handheld transmitter and a collar receiver
- They both have the option for static shock, tone and vibration modes for training and teaching cues
- They both have a dial with 7 static stimulation levels with low to medium ranges i.e. neither has a high stimulation range
- They both can be purchased with additional add on collars for extra dogs
- They are both expandable to 3 dogs with additional collars
- They both use the SDR-AF Collar Receiver
- They both have collars that fit dogs 8 pounds or larger
- The both have collars that fit dogs with neck sizes 5″ – 22″
- They both have DryTek technology, making them waterproof and submersible to 25 feet
- They both have rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that charge in 2 hours
- They both have a low battery indicator for the transmitter and collar, and can be charged at the same time using the included split-end charger
- They both have transmitters that can have their button functions customised
- They both come with an operating guide, training DVD, and a Customer Care Center available 6 days a week provide support
- They both are designed with the heat, cold, rain, snow, dust, mud, and wind in mind
SportDOG 425 vs 825: Reviews
- SportDOG FieldTrainer 425 Training Collar Review
- SportDOG FieldTrainer 825 Training Collar Review
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