Steve's Recommended Dog Training Collars -- 2009
Yard Trainers Medium Range Collars Long Range Collars

Innotek
ADV300

SportDOG
SD400

 

SportDOG
SD800

Tri-tronics
Sport Basic

SportDOG
SD1825

Tri-tronics
Pro 100

Tri-tronics
Pro 500

Price   $140 $160 $200 $240 $270 $447 $509
Popularity
  #2 best-seller
short range
Best-selling
short-range
system
#2 best-seller
medium range
Best-selling
dog training collar
of ANY system
Best-selling
long-range system
#2 long range #3 long range

Range

  Short
(300 yards)
Short
(400 yards)
Medium
(1/2 mile)
Medium
(1/2 mile)
Long
(1 mile)
Long
(1 mile)
Long
(1 mile)

Programs

  - 8 different
programs
16 different
modes
- 32 different
configurations
- -

Spread of
Stim Levels

  normal
7/7
extra-wide
16/8
extra-wide
16/8
wide
10/10
extra-wide
16/16
extra-wide
18/6
extra-wide
18/18

Continuous
Levels

  7 levels up to 16 levels up to 16 levels 10 levels up to 16 levels 18 levels 18 levels

Momentary
Levels

  7 levels up to 8 levels up to 8 levels 10 levels up to 16 levels 6 levels 18 levels
Charger
  slow slow rapid rapid rapid rapid rapid
Transmitter
Battery
  6-volt 9-volt rechargeable 9-volt rechargeable rechargeable rechargeable
Charge Time
  12 hours 12 hours 12 hours 2 hours 3 hours 2 hours 2 hours
Run Time
  40 hours 40 hours 40 hours 100+ hours 60+ hours 100+ hours 100+ hours
Expandable
  - up to 3 dogs*
up to 3 dogs*
up to 3 dogs up to 3 dogs*
up to 3 dogs up to 3 dogs
Steve Says:
  Just spend the extra $20 and buy an SD-400! Extremely wide range of STIM for a short range collar. Great alternative to the SPORT BASIC. This collar will work for 90% of the folks we talk to on the phone. My favorite collar. It's what I use for training my retrievers and bird dogs Pro 200 is opposite. 6 continuous, 18 momentary. Think of this as a PRO 100 and a PRO 200 stuck together.

Innotek
ADV300

SportDOG
SD400

 

SportDOG
SD800

Tri-tronics
Sport Basic

SportDOG
SD1825

Tri-tronics
Pro 100

Tri-tronics
Pro 500

* some loss of features

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