SportDOG 105 vs 105s: Comparison, & Which Is Better?

 

*Note – there are newer models of the 105 and the 105S out now – the YardTrainer 100 and 100S models.

The main differences in the new models are the new rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

 

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If you’d like to take a look at SportDOG’s other remote dog training collars, you can check out this guide – SportDOG Remote Trainer & E Collar Reviews Guide.

 

If you still prefer to read this guide …

Both belong to SportDOG’s YardTrainer series, so it’s only logical we did a SportDOG 105 vs 105s comparison.

In this comparison we consider which of the 105 and 105s e collar might be best for different dogs and dog owners.

We also identify the differences and similarities between the two dog training collars.

You should get a very good idea of what these e collars are capable of doing, and how they stack up against each other and SportDOG’s other e collars.

Let’s jump into the comparison!

 

SportDOG 105 vs 105s: Comparison, & Which Is Better?

You can go straight to viewing the 105 and 105s here:

*NOTE: Some people decide to buy back up 3 volt batteries with the collar/transmitter – such as these Energiser 3 Volt Lithium Batteries (on Amazon)

 

*Note – there are now the new 100 and 100S models (newer models than the 105 and 105s).

You can view reviews here:

SportDOG YardTrainer 100S Review

SportDOG YardTrainer 100 Review

 

SportDOG 105 vs 105s: Which Might Be Better For You?

The e collars are similar overall in most ways. For most people, the 105 will be a better option. 

However, for people with more stubborn dogs that are harder to train or don’t respond to lower levels of static stimulation, the 105s may be better because it does have higher intensities of stimulation available.

In our opinion, BOTH e collars could be improved and be much better though.

The quality and battery life is MUCH better in the FieldTrainer series from SportDOG, which is the next series up from the YardTrainer.

Consider the FieldTrainer series strongly if you want a quality e collar that will last – you can check out the SportDOG 425 from the FieldTrainer series here.

 

SportDOG 105 vs 105s: Differences

The main differences of the 105s compared to the 105 are:

The 105s is designed for tough or stubborn dogs

The 105s has a higher range of stimulation (static shock) than the 105

 

SportDOG 105 vs 105s: Similarities

Similarities between the two e collars are:

They both belong to the YardTrainer series from SportDOG

They are both designed for reinforcing basic dog obedience around the house or yard

They both include a collar receiver and handheld transmitter that controls the collar

Transmitter to collar range has 100 yards of range for both

The collar receiver fits dogs 8 pounds or larger

The collar receiver fit dogs with neck sizes 5″ – 27.5″

The transmitter’s dial allows you to select one of 8 levels of static stimulation (shock)

You can also send a tone (sound) to your dog instead of static stimulus

The collar receiver is waterproof and the handheld transmitter is water-resistant

Has replaceable 3-volt lithium batteries that last about 6 months in the transmitter and 1-2 weeks in the receiver

Features a low battery indicator to let you know when to change the batteries

Comes with an operating guide with Basic Training Tips by Pro Trainer Charlie Jurney and a Customer Care Center that are available 6 days a week

Batteries aren’t rechargeable, they have to be replaced

 

Subjectively, the common drawbacks for both the 105 and 105s are:

The batteries themselves don’t seem to last very long – they can get drained within a few days

The batteries don’t seem to be very powerful for the static stimulation function

Not expandable to more than one dog (you can only control one collar with the transmitter)

The transmitter is good, but the collar could be designed better – the plastic washers have questionable strength long term

 

SportDOG 105 vs 105s: Reviews

SportDOG 105 Review

SportDOG 105s Review

 

Other E Collars & Remote Dog Training Dog Collars

You can read about some of the best overall e collars and remote dog training collars from different brands in this guide.

 

E Collar & Remote Dog Training Collar Buyers & FAQ Guide

You can read this guide which is an e collar and remote dog training collar buyers guide and 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

 

So:

– 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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