SportDOG WetlandHunter Reviews: 425X & 1825X

 

The guide below includes SportDOG WetlandHunter Reviews of the 425X and 1825X models.

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

In case you were wondering, the X models are the newer models of the 425 and 1825 models, and have 21 levels of static stimulation instead of 7.

 

(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 WetlandHunter 425X & 1825X

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing these e collars here:

425x

 

1825x

 

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 WetlandHunter 425X & 1825X Reviews

SportDOG WetlandHunter 425X

Features

Designed for the waterfowl environment with Realtree Max-5® camo finish

Designed for soft to normal dispositions of dogs – has low, and medium ranges of static stimulation

Has three modes of training – tone, vibration, and stimulation

Has 21 levels of static stimulation to choose from 

You can swap between the levels with the dial on the remote

You can support up to 3 dogs on the remote with the purchase of additional collars

Has a range of 500 miles

Water proof and submersible to 25 feet

For dogs 8lbs or larger

For neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Has rechargeable lithium ion batteries – charges in 2 hours

Lasts 50-70 hours per charge

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)

Not for high prey drive or stubborn dogs (because there is no high stimulation range)

 

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SportDOG WetlandHunter 1825X

Features

Designed for the waterfowl environment with Realtree Max-5® camo finish

Designed for most dispositions of dogs – has low, medium and high ranges of static stimulation

Has three modes of training – tone, vibration, and stimulation

Has 21 levels of static stimulation to choose from 

You can swap between the levels with the dial on the remote

You can support up to 6 dogs on the remote with the purchase of additional collars

Has a range of 1 mile

Water proof and submersible to 25 feet

For dogs 8lbs or larger

For neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Has rechargeable lithium ion batteries – charges in 2 hours

Transmitter battery lasts 40-60 hours per charge

Receiver battery lasts 140-160 hours per charge

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)

 

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SportDOG WetlandHunter 425X: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The 425X Be For?

Those looking for an e collar for Waterfowl hunting

Dogs 8lbs or larger

Dogs with neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for a rechargeable e collar

Those with soft to normal disposition dogs

 

Who Might The 425X NOT Be For?

Dogs under 8lbs

Dogs with neck sizes outside of 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for range over 500 yards

Those looking to train more than three dogs on the e collar transmitter

Those with dogs with a stubborn disposition or high prey drive (because there is no high stimulation range – only low and medium)

 

Who Might The 1825X Be For?

Those looking for an e collar for Waterfowl hunting

Those who want an e collar with a range up to 1 mile

Those who want low, medium, and also a high range for the stimulation settings

Those who want additional hours of operation compared to the 425X model

Those who want to be able to support up to 6 additional dogs instead of 3 dogs (the limit for the 425 X model) with additional collars

Dogs 8lbs or larger

Dogs with neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for a rechargeable e collar

Those with dogs of all dispositions

 

Who Might The 1825X NOT Be For?

Dogs under 8lbs

Dogs with neck sizes outside of 5 to 22 inches

Those just looking for an e collar for basic obedience

 

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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