SportDOG FieldTrainer Reviews: 425X, & 425XS

 

The guide below is a SportDOG FieldTrainer Reviews Guide of the 425X, and 425XS models.

We outline the features of these e collars, as well as consider who they might and might not be for.

It’s worth noting that the 425X is the newer and updated model of the previous 425 model (if you were looking for the 425 review – you’ve been redirected here)

Similarly, the 425XS is the newer and updated model of the previous 425S model (if you were looking for the 425S review – you’ve been redirected here)

A key difference with the new models is that they have 21 levels of static stimulation now instead of 7 levels.

Read about the differences between the new and old models in this comparison guide.

Let’s take a look at the both models!

 

(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 FieldTrainer Reviews: 425X, & 425XS

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing this e collar here:

425X

 

425XS

 

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.

 

SportDOG FieldTrainer: Reviews

SportDOG FieldTrainer 425X

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Features

The smallest and lightest e collar from SportDOG

Designed for in the field training or hunting with close working dogs

Has three modes of training – tone, vibration, or one of the 21 levels of static stimulation

You can swap between the 21 static stimulation levels with the dial on the remote

Up to 3 dogs can be operated from the transmitter with the purchase of additional collars

Has a range of 500 yards

Water proof and submersible to 25 feet

For dogs 8lbs or larger

For neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Has rechargeable batteries, and charges in 2 hours

Batteries last 50 to 70 hours

Has a low battery indicator

Comes with standard and long contact points

 

Potential Drawbacks

Collar strap could be longer – up to say 30 inches

Not for the smallest dogs (under 8lbs)

You’ll have to pay for additional collar receivers if you want more than one dog on this system

 

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SportDOG FieldTrainer 425XS

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Features

The smallest and lightest e collar from SportDOG

Designed for in the field training or hunting with close working dogs

The XS model in particular is made for high-drive, more stubborn dogs by offering a higher static stimulation range than the SD-425X

Has three modes of training – tone, vibration, or one of the 21 levels of static stimulation

You can swap between the 21 static stimulation levels with the dial on the remote

Up to 3 dogs can be operated from the transmitter with the purchase of additional collars

Has a range of 500 yards

Water proof and submersible to 25 feet

For dogs 8lbs or larger

For neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Has rechargeable batteries, and charges in 2 hours

Batteries last 50 to 70 hours

Has a low battery indicator

Comes with standard and long contact points

 

Potential Drawbacks

Collar strap could be longer – up to say 30 inches

Not for the smallest dogs (under 8lbs)

You’ll have to pay for additional collar receivers if you want more than one dog on this system

 

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SportDOG FieldTrainer: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The 425X Be For?

Those looking for a small and light e collar 

In the field training or hunting with close working dogs

Those looking to train up to three dogs from one remote

Dogs 8lbs or larger

Dogs with neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for a rechargeable e collar

 

Who Might The 425X NOT Be For?

Those who want to do training other than field training or hunting

Dogs under 8lbs

Dogs with neck sizes outside of 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for range over 500 yards

 

Who Might The 425XS Be For?

Those looking for a small and light e collar 

In the field training or hunting with close working dogs

Those with high-drive, more stubborn dogs and need a higher static stimulation range than the SD-425X

Those looking to train up to three dogs from one remote

Dogs 8lbs or larger

Dogs with neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for a rechargeable e collar

 

Who Might The 425XS NOT Be For?

Those who want to do training other than field training or hunting

Dogs under 8lbs

Dogs with neck sizes outside of 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for range over 500 yards

Those without high drive or stubborn dogs

 

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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