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I just need a basic collar for my dogs, I am between the sport dog 1825, and the tritronics g3 basic...... what would you all recommend or any great or horror stories about either???? Thanks
 

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I would recommend Tritronics. While you say basic, I would recommend the Flyway Special. If you are a hunter the collar straps and buckles are hunting colors as opposed to shiney buckles to reflect the sun.
 

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I'll be in the minority once again, but I haven't had any problems with my SD1825 & it has many features. I have a 2 dog and you can set each collar to mild, medium, hard headed, independently of the transmitter. The unit also has paging & vibrate. Mines going on 3 yrs. Heard they have good customer service, but wouldn't know since I haven't had to use it.
 

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Didn't have much luck with my sport dog. Switched to a dogtra which I like. Never owned a TT but the folks I know who have them like them. Just my two cents.......
 

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I would recommend the the SportDOG SD-1825 or the SD-1225 both offer great features. The 1825 does offer the toggle switch to run 2 dogs very easily. I have used SportDOG for many years, I have worked with SportDOG as well as a field staff and now as a Pro Staff member. Here are the pros and cons.

Pros:
both unit offer 2 hour charge with 40 to 60 hour of use.
1825 offers 1 mile range / 1225 offers 3/4 mile range
Waterproof collar and remote
Tone and vibrate feature
Contoured collar design
Great costumer service

Cons:
There are no cons, SportDOG makes a great e-collar that works in every kind of hunting condition.

Contact me (Josh) at 320-460-0434 to get a great deal on your next SportDOG e-collar.
 

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Wow!!!! I can't believe people are still asking this question...Let me be blunt. All Sport Dog
gear is cheap China made crap. Their game plan seems to be sell this cheap mess at a premium
price and hope you don't use it much and it will make it to the one year warranty. When it FAILS and it will SportDog will charge you a fee to look at it and a fee to fix it...If the unit fails while in warranty they send you a refub with ONLY A 90 DAY WARRANTY!!! It will fail and you will be out $300+ Do yourself a favor and buy TRITRONICS or be Very,Very Sorry you bought Sport Dog Brand...(I went through 6 - 1825 camo systems I lost all my money SportDog has poor customer service to say the LEAST!)
 

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Cons:
There are no cons, SportDOG makes a great e-collar that works in every kind of hunting condition.

Contact me (Josh) at 320-460-0434 to get a great deal on your next SportDOG e-collar.
Are you a comedian??

This post would be funny, if it weren't for the fact that someone may actually take your post seriously and be misled into buying the crap that Sportdog sells. That could be tragic for the purchaser as well as the dog
 

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If you can get the SportDog to hold a charge over night you'll be doing something. I can charge my TT and it will hold a charge for weeks and weeks. Charge a SD and it will be dead in days, with no use.
 

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I have found that there is a lot of dog training gear made in the USA and it is almost universally believed to better than the stuff made in China. I live here and work here and try my hardest to keep others here working too, you should be glad that you have a choice with this. The job you save could be yours some day. Do the right thing by your neighbors and buy American if you have the chance. I got the TT pro 100 and only charge it once a week.
 

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Had sport dog years ago because it was a gift. I got rid of it after less than a year and got a TT g3. That was 2 years ago. Decision is yours, but the I wouldn't have another SD. I would get a TT or dogtra. You will be happy
 

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Had a friend who had a sport dog. He said the warranty program was excellent. The only problem was that every time we trained together his collar was sent in for warranty work and needed to borrow my TT collar. I'm glad I had a quality product.
 

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Wow!!!! I can't believe people are still asking this question...Let me be blunt. All Sport Dog
gear is cheap China made crap. Their game plan seems to be sell this cheap mess at a premium
price and hope you don't use it much and it will make it to the one year warranty. When it FAILS and it will SportDog will charge you a fee to look at it and a fee to fix it...If the unit fails while in warranty they send you a refub with ONLY A 90 DAY WARRANTY!!! It will fail and you will be out $300+ Do yourself a favor and buy TRITRONICS or be Very,Very Sorry you bought Sport Dog Brand...(I went through 6 - 1825 camo systems I lost all my money SportDog has poor customer service to say the LEAST!)

Very true post. Back in the mid 2000s I worked for a kennel that was a TT pro dealer. They make top notch products and have excellent service.
 

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I also had a Sport Dog. Had a problem with it and had trouble getting the company to help or offer any fair solution. I gave it away and bought a new Tritronics. Have been very happy every since....
 

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My sport dog is in a creek inIowa . Quick story dog quartered to buddy. Buddy bitch at me to stop nicking my dog i say im not. I sit the dog every time i moved the dog was getting nicked. So threw transmiter and reciever in the creek went with dogtra and could not be happier. Know alot that use TT and love them.
 

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Tri tronics, always Tri tronics. Buy it once and be done.

"The bitter taste of poor quality remains long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten."
 

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Sport Dog is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned.


After going through several units I finally took a hammer to the POS SD to completely destroy it and bought Tritronics.
 

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I have a SportDog 400.

The charge last for weeks and it's never died, I just put it back on the charger b/c I think it needs to be re-charged and don't want it to die in the middle of training and in the season during hunting.

It's over a year old now and has worked as advertised. No problems, works fine and has allowed me to do with it what I need to do.

If it wouldn't, I wouldn't own it. But it does, so it's pretty simple to me.

WELL worth the mere $150 I paid compared to the cost of other collars I couldn’t afford at the time.

TT and Dogtra are Top Notch and well above the Sport Dog in all aspects. IMO

I'm just giving my experience with a Sport Dog Collar without all the Bru-ha-ha angry stuff.
 

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I currently own both Sport Dog and TT brand and find the TT collar to be the best. Have send my Sport Dog in for repairs twice(once for the receiver and once for the transmitter) in 2 years. Would definitely go with TT.
 

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I have a SD collar...I use it for a dummy collar because thats about the only thing Ive found it useful for. Bought a TT pro 500 G3 several years ago and couldnt be happier.
 

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Had a Sport Dog 3-4 years ago it worked fine until it stopped working. I worked with the company to get a fix or replacement...

Got frustrated with them and purchased a TriTronics....Sport Dog finally sent me a replacement, which I gave to my son....

I recommend TriTronics.....
 
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