We’ve put together a Garmin Delta Sport XC Review of this dog training collar system.
It comes with a collar device and a handheld remote, with a massive 36 different levels of static stimulation you can choose from, as well as tone and vibration options.
We’ve listed the other best features the Sport XC includes, as well as it’s cons, and who it might be best for.
We’ve also linked you to a guide of the SportDOG dog training collar system, which we believe is a quality alternative to the Garmin.
Let’s look at the Garmin Delta Sport XC in more detail.
(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)
Garmin Delta Sport XC Bundle Review: Dog Training Collar
If you’d like to, you can go straight to viewing the Garmin Delta Sport XC here:
Garmin Delta Sport XC Bundle Dog Training Collar/Remote (on Amazon)
Garmin Delta Sport XC: Review
- A handheld transmitter and collar device training system
- The transmitter remote to collar has a range of 3/4 of a mile
- Transmitter remote has a LCD screen
- Transmitter has 36 level of static stimulation to choose from
- Static stimulation can be continuous, or temporary
- There are also tone and vibration options
- There are long and short contact points that come for the collar, for short and long haired gods
- The transmitter has 5 different correction configurations
- Transmitter remote has a 3 button design
- The transmitter is capable of controlling up to 3 dogs, with the purchase of additional collars separately
- The collar device comes with a BarkLimiter for bark control training
- The BarkLimiter recognises the difference between barks and vibrations or scratches, and barks and unwanted barks
- Both the transmitter remote and collar are water-resistant (IPX7)
- Both the transmitter remote and collar have rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries
- The transmitter has up to 80 hours of charge, whilst the collar device has 60 hours
- The transmitter remote floats, and the collar device doesn’t
- The collar device and BarkLimiter technology and both be inconsistent in their reliability – this could be a manufacturing issue. This is in comparison to other dog collar training systems which seem more reliable
- The setup and trying to understand this training collar can be difficult and the instruction videos and guide aren’t always helpful for some people
- Not as much a hunting collar as it is a training collar
- The remote doesn’t have custom settings – they are pre programmed and you can’t change them
- The range can be inconsistent and not reach the 3/4 mile max
- For the price, we think there are better dog training collar systems on the market, such as SportDOG’s training collars
View the Garmin Delta Sport XC Bundle Dog Training Collar/Remote on Amazon
Garmin Delta Sport XC: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The Garmin Delta Sport XC Designed For?
Dog training, and bark training.
Who Might Be The Garmin Delta Sport XC Be For?
- Owners who want a dog training collar and anti bark collar 2 in 1 system
- People who want to control up to 3 dogs from the same remote
- People with small to large dogs
- People who want an LCD screen on their remote
Who Might Be The Garmin Delta Sport XC NOT Be For?
- People who want the most reliable and best quality dog training collar systems on the market
- People with toy sized or giant dogs
- People who want a more specialised hunting dog collar
- People who want to have a range that exceeds 3/4 of a mile
- People who want to control more than 3 dogs on the one remote
- People who want custom settings on their remote
What Comes In The Garmin Delta Sport XC Kit?
- Delta Sport XC handheld
- Delta Sport XC dog device with built-in BarkLimiter™
- Black 3/4-inch collar strap
- Contact point set (long and short) with wrench
- Charging clip
- USB cable
- AC adapter
What Might Be The Best Way To Use An E Collar On A Dog?
For professional advice on using a shock or e collar, see a vet or a professional dog trainer, or animals expert.
But, in general, good e collars come with instruction manuals and guides that tell you how to safely and effectively use their product.
Look to buy from a reputable company that cares about the safety and well being of the dogs.
The best way to use an e collar might be as a temporary device for associating negative or undesirable behavior with a cue (such as a vibration or noise), or a stimulus (such as a nick/static stimulus).
They can be used to teach or retrain a certain behavior, and then put away. They may only be brought out again if your dog/s forget that behavior, or need retraining.
So, really, they could be used ideally as a temporary training and teaching tool (not permanent) for happy and healthy dogs.
If you notice any negative side effects to your dog’s physical or mental health from using an e collar, discontinue use immediately.
The benefits of an e collar might be:
- You don’t have to set the collar to shock if it has alternative options like tone or vibration
- The lowest shock settings on good e collars will provide a small amount of discomfort, not pain
- The feedback to your dog is instantaneous and not delayed
- It works at range
- It saves you shouting and getting frustrated
- + many other benefits
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