SportDOG ProHunter 2525 Review

 

As we point out in this SportDOG ProHunter 2525 Review, this is a dog training e collar system for sporting dogs.

It’s designed for hounds, beagles, and hard-running pointing dogs. As far as owners go, it’s for hunters and trainers who want a versatile collar training system.

In this review we outline the best features and also the cons of the 2525, as well as providing some more information on exactly who this system may or may not suit.

Let’s check it out!

 

(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 ProHunter 2525 Review

If you want to go straight to viewing the ProHunter 2525, you can do so here:

**The extra collar for the 2525 if you want to add additional dogs to the remote is the SDR-A 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 ProHunter 2525: Review

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Features

A transmitter and collar dog training system for hunters and trainers

For sporting dog breeds – hounds, beagles, and far-ranging pointing dogs

The transmitter to collar range is up to 2 miles – 3520 yards

Has 9 different static stimulation levels with low/medium/high stimulation ranges

Also has the option to train with tone and vibration if you prefer them over static shock

You can expand the system to work with up to 6 dogs (on different collars) on the same transmitter if you purchase extra collar receivers

The extra collars for the 2525 are the SDR-A Add A Dog Collars

Transmitter and collar comes with DryTek® technology which makes them waterproof and submersible to 25 feet

For dogs 8 pounds or larger with neck sizes 5″ – 22″

Has rechargeable lithium ion batteries that charge in 2 hours, and last 40-60 hours per charge

The transmitter and collar have a low battery indicator

Customer service from SportDOG is great

 

Drawbacks

Collar has an on/off button, but the transmitter doesn’t

The transmitter remote could be slightly smaller

Not a cheap system

 

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SportDOG ProHunter 2525: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The ProHunter Designed For?

Sporting dogs.

It’s designed for hounds, beagles, and hard-running pointing dogs. As far as owners go, it’s for hunters and trainers who want a versatile collar training system.

 

Who Might The ProHunter 2525 Be For?

Those with sporting dogs – hounds, beagles, and hard-running pointing dogs

Hunters and trainers

Those who want the ability to control up to 6 dogs on the same transmitter

Those who want the option to train with static, tone and vibration

Those who want up to a 2 mile range from transmitter to collar

Those with dogs 8 pounds or larger

Those with dogs with neck sizes 5″ – 22″

 

Who Might The ProHunter 2525 NOT Be For?

Those with dogs less than 8 lbs

Those with dogs with neck sizes outside of 5″ – 22″

Those who want a basic backyard dog training collar

Those who want a more specialised hunting collar

Those who don’t need such a large range on the transmitter to collar

Those who only need to control 1 to 3 dogs on the same transmitter

Those on a budget

 

What Do You Get In The ProHunter 2525 Kit?

Remote Transmitter

Receiver on 3/4″ Black Collar Strap

Charging Cradle & Charging Adaptor

Standard & Long Contact Points

Test Light Tool

Basic Training Manual and DVD

Operating Guide

 

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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