This is a Garmin Delta XC Reviews Guide of the XC, Sport & Upland models.
But, the guide below outlines the main features of these models, and who they might and might not be for.
Let’s check them out 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 XC Reviews: XC, Sport & Upland Models
If you want to go straight to viewing the Garmin Delta Upland XC, you can do so here:
- Garmin Delta XC Dog Training Collar Bundle (on Chewy)
- Garmin Delta XC Bundle Dog Training System (on Amazon)
- Garmin Delta Upland XC (on Amazon) (The upland XC includes a beeper, so it’s suited ideally to upland hunting dogs and pointing dogs.)
- Garmin Delta Sport XC Bundle Dog Training Collar/Remote (on Amazon) (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)
Garmin Delta Upland XC: Review
A dog training system with a handheld remote transmitter and a collar receiver
It is intended for upland hunters, and pointing dogs
The handheld remote has 3/4 mile range to the collar receiver
There is the option to train with static stimulation, or tone (sound) and vibration options
The static stimulation (shock) has a continuous option
There are 36 different levels of momentary static stimulation, each of different strength. It also has 18 levels of continuous stimulation
The remote has a LCD display
You can train up to 3 dogs at a time if you purchase additional collar receivers separately
The collar receiver has a built in BarkLimiter, so you can train your dog not to bark (it’s essentially a bark collar too)
The BarkLimiter features technology that differentiates barking from scratching, and unwanted barks from barks that should trigger the collar
The Upland Beeper on the collar strap can be used with 4 hunt sounds (including silent) and 2 point sounds (including hawk scream)
The beeper has ¼ mile range to help locate your bird dog and know when he’s on point.
The beeper is IPX7 water rated, and take a 3v CR123A (included) battery
You get long and short insulated, stainless steel contact points for the collar device
The collar device and the transmitter remote are water-rated to IPX7
Both the collar device and transmitter remote have rechargeable lithium ion batteries
The collar device lasts up to 60 hours, and the remote lasts up to 80 hours
Both the collar device and transmitter remote have low battery indication
The transmitter remote is color coded so you can see which dog you have the remote controlling
The transmitter device floats on water
The collar device fits most small to large dogs
Overall, there are 5 correction configurations and 8 different sound figurations on the device
Beeper could be designed to both sit better on the dog’s neck, and function more accurately and consistently.
The training system overall could be simpler and easier to figure out how to use
For the price, overall this beeper collar is OK when compared to the alternatives.
What Is The Garmin Delta Upland XC Designed For?
It’s designed specifically for upland hunters.
Who Might The Garmin Delta Upland XC Be For?
Hunting dogs and pointing dogs
Those who want a beeper with audibles on their dog training collar
Those who want 3/4 mile range on their remote to collar receiver
Those who want to control up to 3 dogs from the same handheld remote
Those who want many different levels of static stimulation available
Those who want static, tone and vibration training options
Who Might The Garmin Delta Upland XC NOT Be For?
Those who want a training device that is less specialised towards upland hunting and more a general training collar – without a beeper for example
Those on a cheap budget
What Do You Get In The Garmin Delta Upland XC Kit?
With the bundle you get:
Delta Upland XC handheld
Delta Upland XC dog device with built-in BarkLimiter™
Orange 3/4-inch collar strap
Contact point set (long and short) with wrench
Is There A Comparable Alternative To The Upland XC?
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
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
Garmin Delta XC Bundle: Review
A handheld transmitter and collar receiver system
Has a 1/2 mile range
The transmitter remote has 3 buttons to control the functions of the collar and also has a LCD display
The transmitter remote has a MASSIVE 18 levels of static stimulation (shock) to choose from
There’s both momentary and continuous stimulation to choose from
There are also tone (sound) and vibration options to choose from if you don’t want to use shock
You can control up to 3 dogs from the same transmitter remote on this system, when you purchase additional collar devices separately to pair with the transmitter
The collar comes with both long and short contact points for short and long haired dogs
Both the collar and remote are water-resistant (IPX7)
Both the collar device and remote have rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries
The remote lasts up to 80 hours and the collar 60
The handheld remote floats, whilst the collar doesn’t
The collar is designed to fit most small to large sized dogs (toy sizes, and extra large to Giant dogs may have issues with fitting it)
Doesn’t come with a Bark Limiter like the Garmin Sport PRO (but it’s less expensive)
Not for hunting – more of a dog training collar
There are a lot of options on this system – it can take a little bit of time to understand, set up and use the system properly. It could be a be more simple to use
It appears the collar units, most likely in the manufacturing process, are inconsistent in quality. Some people report no problems with them, whilst others can have troubles with the collar devices holding charge, the static/shock feature working, or the collar device working at all.
For the price, there are more reliable and easier to use dog training collar systems out there like the SportDOG collars
Garmin Delta XC Bundle: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The Garmin Delta XC Designed For?
It’s designed purely as a dog training remote and collar device system.
Who Might Be The Garmin Delta XC Be For?
People who want a dog training collar with remote
People who want shock, tone and vibration options
People who want the ability to control up to 3 dogs from the one transmitter remote
People who want 1/2 mile range and 18 levels of static stimulation to choose from
Who Might Be The Garmin Delta XC NOT Be For?
People who want a hunting dog collar training system
People who want the best quality and best value dog collar training system on the market
People who want a very simple to use dog training collar system
What Alternatives Are There To The Garmin Sport PRO?
What Comes In The Garmin Delta XC Kit?
Delta XC handheld
Delta XC dog device
Black 3/4-inch collar strap
Contact point set (long and short) with wrench
Garmin Delta Buyer’s Guide
Other E Collars & Remote Dog Training Dog Collars
E Collar & Remote Dog Training Collar Buyers & FAQ Guide
In it, information is provided on the following:
What some of the best e collars might be
Factors to consider in deciding which e collar to buy
What the cost of an e collar is
What size e collar to get
What is an e collar
Types of e collars
What is an e collar used for, and why use one
How to use an e collar
How to put an e collar on your dog
How to train a dog with an e collar
At what age to start using an e collar, and how long training takes
When you might consider using an e collar
Safety considerations for using an e collar
E collars vs bark collars
What Size E Collar/Remote Dog Training Collar Do I Get?
In terms of size of the e collar, you might look for two main things:
– The weight range of the collar i.e. it might say ‘for dogs 8lbs and over’
– The neck size that the collar fits i.e. it might say for dogs with neck sizes 6 to 28 inches
– Find out the weight of your dog
– Measure their neck size and compare it to the collar strap length that the collar comes with
– And, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s sizing specifications for the e collar you want
Safety Considerations With A Remote Dog Training Collar
Safety is extremely important with a remote dog training collar.
Always always get your vet’s advice or the advice of an animal health and/or training expert – nothing is a substitute for professional advice.
Some general safety guidelines for using an e collar humanely might be:
Buy from a reputable company who put proper use of the e collar and the safety of the dog as a priority
Read and follow the operating guide, instruction/safety manual and training guide that comes with the e collar system from the manufacturer for operation and safety instructions and guidelines
Pay attention to any warnings issued by the manufacturer
Monitor your dog’s response both mentally and physically to using an e collar. Take the collar off immediately and discontinue use of the system if you notice any negative implications or reactions
A good remote dog training collar that uses static stimulation should simply stimulate the muscle (to the point of reflex) to get the dog’s attention, but should not cause pain (it might be slightly annoying for the dog to act as a small deterrent – but shouldn’t cause pain or harm). It certainly shouldn’t cause a ‘sharp pain’ to the muscle or body.
To get a safe stimulation level – you can always start from the lowest stimulation level, and work your way up to a level that gets the dog’s attention (such as changing body language when a stimulation, vibration or tone is administered) without any visible sign of pain or harm (such as yelping, or showing signs of stress).
A good e collar company should give you all the necessary safety, use and training instructions, and should have a dedicated customer service line to help when you being using the collar system.
The static stimulation function does not need to be used either – tone and vibrate training modes can be used instead.
Some owners like to even use their e collar as a temporary training tool, and may go back to using body or verbal commands once behaviors are reinforced (if suitable).
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