SportDOG 425 vs Garmin Delta: Comparison, & Which Is Better?

 

In this SportDOG 425 vs Garmin Delta Comparison guide we look at these popular brands and models of dog collar training systems.

SportDOG actually has two 425 models – the FieldTrainer and the WetlandHunter, but the FieldTrainer is more popular, so we have compared that particular series/model in this guide.

Garmin also has two Delta models – the Delta XC and the Delta Sport XC – and we’ve compared both in this guide.

We’ve compared the differences, similarities, as well as considering the best dog collar training system for each person.

Let’s get into the comparison!

 

(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)

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SportDOG 425 vs Garmin Delta: Comparison, & Which Is Better?

If you want to go straight to viewing these dog collar training systems, you can do so here:

 

*Note – the 425X and 425XS FieldTrainer out now. You can view them here:

 

You can see their reviews here:

SportDOG FieldTrainer 425X Review

SportDOG FieldTrainer 425XS Review

 

SportDOG 425 vs Garmin Delta: Which Is Better For You?

It really depends on what you want out of the dog collar training system. 

The 425 has customisable button functions, but with only 7 different levels of static. It also has only a 500 yard remote to collar device range.

In our opinion, it’s more reliable and consistent in quality and performance than the Garmin models. 

SportDOG also have fantastic customer service.

The Garmin models are better if you want greater range of static levels, and a greater range from remote to collar device.

They also have built in anti bark collar technology.

The remotes come with preset configurations though (not custom), and overall the Garmin models don’t seem as reliable and consistent in quality.

 

Some notes on each:

SportDOG 425 FieldTrainer

Lower priced, 7 different levels of static stimulation (shock intensities), with 500 yard (0.28 miles) range. Waterproof & submersible to 25 feet, and customisable button functions. Comes with static, tone and vibration training options

 

Garmin Delta XC

Lower priced, 18 different levels of static stimulation (shock intensities), & 1/2 mile range. No BarkLimiter technology (anti bark collar technology). Comes with static, tone and vibration training options

 

Garmin Delta Sport XC

Mid Price, 36 different levels of static stimulation (shock intensities), & 3/4 mile range. Has BarkLimiter technology. Comes with static, tone and vibration training options

 

SportDOG 425 vs Garmin Delta: Differences 

SportDOG 425 FieldTrainer

7 different level of static stimulation (shock intensities)

500 yard (0.28 miles) range

2 button remote with dial

Customisable functions for the buttons on the remote

No LCD display (you can see the static intensity setting on the dial)

No anti bark technology to allow the collar device to double as a bark collar

Remote and collar device waterproof and submersible to 25 feet

Batteries last between 50-70 hours

Has a low battery indicator

 

Garmin Delta XC

18 different levels of static stimulation (shock intensities)

1/2 mile range

3 button handheld remote/transmitter

3 preset correction configurations available on the remote

Side buttons to switch between configurations and between dog being trained

Has an LCD display to display static levels and configuration setting

No BarkLimiter technology (anti bark collar technology)

Handheld and collar device both water rated to IPX7

Handheld batteries will last roughly 80 hours, with the dog collar device 60 hours

 

Garmin Delta Sport XC

36 different levels of static stimulation (shock intensities)

3/4 mile range

3 button handheld remote/transmitter

5 correction configurations available on the remote

Side buttons to switch between configurations and between dog being trained

Has an LCD display to display static levels and configuration setting

Has BarkLimiter technology (anti bark collar technology)

Handheld and collar device both water rated to IPX7

Handheld batteries will last roughly 80 hours, with the dog collar device 60 hours

 

SportDOG 425 vs Garmin Delta: Similarities

Similarities between the 3 models are:

They all include handheld transmitter remotes and collar devices

They all have static, tone and vibration options for training

All allow both momentary and temporary static stimulation

They all allow a maximum capacity to train up to 3 dogs on their handheld remotes, as long as you purchase additional add on collars

All have lithium ion batteries

All come with long and short contact points for the collar device

 

SportDOG 425 vs Garmin Delta: Reviews

SportDOG FieldTrainer 425X & XS Reviews Guide

Garmin Delta Sport XC Bundle Review

Garmin Delta XC Bundle Review

 

Garmin & SportDOG Brands

Compilation guides of all models for both brands are:

Garmin Remote Dog Training Collar Reviews Guide

SportDOG Remote Trainer & E Collar Reviews Guide

 

Other comparison guides are:

Educator E Collars vs SportDOG vs Garmin vs Dogtra Remote Trainer: Comparison Guide

 

Best E Collars & Remote Dog Training Dog Collars On The Market

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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