SportDOG YardTrainer Reviews: 100, 100S & 300

 

In this guide, we outline the features, and other useful information about the SportDOG YardTrainer 100, 100S and 300 models.

As far as we are aware (checking SportDOG’s site), these are the latest models in the YardTrainer series (as of October 2020).

The 105, 105s and 350 models no longer appear on SportDOG’s site, but might be available on some other third party online sellers.

It’s best to speak to SportDOG if you want confirmation on anything about these models, or what is written above.

Let’s get into this guide about the 100, 100S and 300 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 YardTrainer 100S

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

100

 

100S

 

300

 

TL;DR – What’s The Main Difference Between These Training Collars?

The 100 and 100S both have 100 yards of range, but the 100S is designed for stubborn and easily distracted dogs, as it has a higher static stimulation range available.

The 300 model has 7 levels of static stimulation instead of 8 like the 100 and 100S, but has up to 300 yards range instead of 100.

All three have vibrate and tone training modes, and rechargeable batteries.

 

*Note – the 100 models have rechargeable lithium ion batteries – which the 105 models did not have – it had disposable and replaceable batteries.

 

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 YardTrainer Reviews

SportDOG YardTrainer 100

Features

Designed for training around the house or in the yard

Good for basic obedience training

Has three modes of training – tone, vibration, or one of the 8 levels of static stimulation

You can swap between the 8 static stimulation levels with the dial on the remote

A one dog system

Has a range of 100 yards

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)

Only 8 levels of stimulation

Only 100 yards range

Only a one dog system

 

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SportDOG YardTrainer 100S

Features

Designed for training around the house or in the yard

Good for basic obedience training

Designed for high drive, more stubborn and easily distracted dogs by offering its static stimulations in a higher range than the YT-100

Has three modes of training – tone, vibration, or one of the 8 levels of static stimulation

You can swap between the 8 static stimulation levels with the dial on the remote

A one dog system

Has a range of 100 yards

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)

Only 8 levels of stimulation

Only 100 yards range

Only a one dog system

 

Where To View

 

SportDOG YardTrainer 300

The 300 model has:

A 300 yard range

7 levels of static stimulation

Vibrate and tone training modes

Waterproof and submersible to 25 feet using DryTek® technology

Rechargeable batteries

 

SportDOG YardTrainer Models: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The 100 Be For?

Those looking for a basic e collar for basic training

Dogs 8lbs or larger

Dogs with neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for a rechargeable e collar

 

Who Might The 100 NOT Be For?

Those who want to do training other than basic training

Dogs under 8lbs

Dogs with neck sizes outside of 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for range over 100 yards

Those looking to train more than one dog on the e collar transmitter

Those who want more than 8 levels of stimulation

 

Who Might The 100S Be For?

Those looking for a basic e collar for basic training

Dogs 8lbs or larger

Dogs with neck sizes 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for a rechargeable e collar

Those with stubborn or high drive dogs

 

Who Might The 100S NOT Be For?

Those who want to do training other than basic training

Dogs under 8lbs

Dogs with neck sizes outside of 5 to 22 inches

Those looking for range over 100 yards

Those looking to train more than one dog on the e collar transmitter

Those who want more than 8 levels of stimulation

Those with sensitive dogs or soft temperament 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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