If you have tracking or trailing dogs, you’ll want to check out this SportDOG HoundHunter 3225 Review.
This dog training collar is designed specifically for pursuing bear, bobcat, mountain lion, and raccoon with multiple dogs.
You can control 1, or up to 6 dogs from the same transmitter remote.
We run through the best features, and also the cons of this dog training collar, and also consider who exactly this dog training system may and may not be for.
Let’s take a closer look at it!
(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 HoundHunter 3225 Review: Is It Worth It?
If you want to go straight to viewing the HoundHunter 3225, you can do so here:
- SportDOG HoundHunter 3225 Training Dog Collar (on Chewy)
- SportDOG HoundHunter 3225 Remote Dog Training Collar (on Amazon)
**The extra collar for the 3225 if you want to add additional dogs to the remote is the SDR-AH Add-A-Dog Collar (on Amazon)
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 HoundHunter 3225: Review
A transmitter remote and collar receiver system
The transmitter can control the collar up to 2 miles away – 3520 yards
The transmitter has 7 selectable levels of static stimulation in low/medium/high ranges
You can choose between momentary and continuous static
There is also the option to train with vibration and tone
The system is expandable to up to 6 dogs with the purchase of additional SDR-AH Add-A-Dog Collars – meaning you can control 6 different dogs from the one transmitter
Both the transmitter and collar have DryTek® technology meaning they are waterproof and submersible to 25 feet
Both the transmitter and receiver collar have rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that last 40 – 60 hours per charge, and you can charge them in 2 hours
The transmitter and collar have a low battery indicator
The transmitter features color coded indicators that correspond to available collar strap colors
Not a cheap transmitter/collar training system
Even through obstacles and hills, you probably don’t quite get 2 full miles range – but it’s still one of the longest range transmitters on the market
There’s not many other drawbacks apart from that – SportDOG’s customer service is brilliant, and the system overall is high quality
SportDOG HoundHunter 3225: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The HoundHunter Designed For?
It is specifically designed for controlling tracking and trailing dogs.
It’s the ideal trainer for hunters who pursue bear, bobcat, mountain lion, and raccoon with multiple dogs.
Who Might The HoundHunter 3225 Be For?
Those with tracking and trailing dogs
Those who pursue bear, bobcat, mountain lion, and raccoon with multiple dogs.
Those with dogs bigger than 8 pounds
Those with dogs with neck sizes 5″ – 22″
Those who want to control up to 6 dogs from the same transmitter
Those who want to option between static stimulation (shock), vibration and tone cues
Who Might The HoundHunter 3225 NOT Be For?
Those who want a training collar for just around the backyard i.e. a more basic training collar
Those with dogs smaller than 8lbs
Those with dogs with neck sizes bigger or smaller than 5″ – 22″
People on a budget
What Do You Get In The HoundHunter 3225 Kit?
Collar Receiver on 3/4″ Orange Reflective collar Strap
Standard & Long Contact Points
Lanyard & Belt Clip
Test Light Tool
Basic Training Manual & DVD
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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