Steve's 2009 Recommended Dog Training Collars

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

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Price
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  $140
free shipping
$160
free shipping
$200
free shipping
$240
free shipping
$270
free shipping
$447
free shipping
$509
free shipping

Popularity
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  #2 best-selling
short range
system
#1 best-selling
short-range
system
#2 best-selling
medium range
system
#1 best-selling
dog training collar
of ANY system
#1 best-selling
long-range
system
#2 best-selling
long-range
system
#3 best-selling
long-range
system


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

 
 

Innotek
ADV300

SportDOG
SD400

 

SportDOG
SD800

Tri-tronics
Sport Basic

SportDOG
SD1825

Tri-tronics
Pro 100

Tri-tronics
Pro 500


Comes with
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  collar, remote collar, remote
training dvd
collar, remote
training dvd
carrying case
collar, remote
training dvd
free holster
collar, remote
training dvd
free holster
collar, remote
training dvd
free holster
 
collar, remote
training dvd
training book
free holster


Programmable
Modes
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  - 8 different
modes
16 different
modes
- 32 different
modes
- -


Spread of
Stim Levels
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  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
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  7 levels up to 16 levels up to 16 levels 10 levels up to 16 levels 18 levels 18 levels


Momentary
Levels
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  7 levels up to 8 levels up to 8 levels 10 levels up to 16 levels 6 levels 18 levels

Charger
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  slow
(12 hours)
slow
(12 hours)
rapid
(2 hours)
rapid
(2 hours)
rapid
(2 hours)
rapid
(2 hours)
rapid
(2 hours)

Collar
Battery
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  6-volt 9-volt rechargeable 9-volt rechargeable rechargeable rechargeable

Transmitter
Battery
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  6-volt 9-volt rechargeable 9-volt rechargeable rechargeable rechargeable

Run Time
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  40 hours 40 hours 40 hours 100+ hours 60+ hours 100+ hours 100+ hours

Expandable
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  - up to 3 dogs*
* some loss of features
up to 3 dogs*
* some loss of features
up to 3 dogs
 
up to 3 dogs*
* some loss of features
up to 3 dogs
 
up to 3 dogs
 
Steve Says:
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  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