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FieldTrainer 400 - SD-400 by SportDOG

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298 customer reviews
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  • Ideal for field training or hunting with close-working dogs
  • Up to 16 levels of continuous and 8 levels of momentary stimulation
  • Designed to provide higher stimulation power for large or stubborn dogs
  • No assembly required
  • Includes transmitter, receiver, lanyard, rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, and limited lifetime warranty

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Product Description

Product Description

The FieldTrainer® is loaded with technical breakthroughs in the smallest package available in this price range. Features such as 3-dog capability and waterproof/submersible transmitter and receiver are among the most advanced features ever offered in a mid-range training system. With 400 yards of range, these palm-of-the-hand sized model are designed for field training and hunting with close0working dogs. For use in the US only. This unit is compatible with all US 110v outlets and are not to be used with 220v international voltage.

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SportDog FieldTrainer 400

The FieldTrainer400 is loaded with technical breakthroughs in the smallest, most convenient package available. Features include 3-dog expandability and waterproof and submersible transmitter and receiver. With 400 yards of range, this model fits in the palm of your hand and is designed for field training and hunting with close-working dogs.

Features:

  • Waterproof & Submersible. Collar & Transmitter
  • The FieldTrainer SD-400 is expandable to use with up to three dogs.
  • No external collar antenna to get hung up.
  • 1/4-mile range gives ample training range
  • Push-button ON/OFF switch activated at the collar
  • Very Small (3.2 oz) Transmitter
  • Very Small Collar Receiver (4.8 oz)
  • Customizable transmitter settings -- choose from 7 pre-set modes
  • Up to 16 levels of continuous stimulation or 8 levels of momentary stimulation (in 1-dog mode only)
  • Instantly change stimulation intensity from the transmitter (tactile dial)
  • Tone only button (in 1-dog mode only)
  • Two Dog Mode and Three Dog Mode (continuous stimulation only in multi-dog mode)
  • Rechargeable, user replaceable NiMH batteries in collar and transmitter
  • Low Battery Detect indicators on both transmitter and receiver

In the Box:

  • Active SportDOG FieldTrainer SD-400 collar
  • SportDOG FieldTrainer SD-400 transmitter
  • SportDOG Owner's Manual / Operating Guide
  • Adjustable black and orange collar straps with metal keepers which fit up to a 23" neck
  • User replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar + transmitter
  • Dual lead battery charger -- Save time because you can charge both collar and transmitter at the same time from one plug
  • Lanyard for the transmitter
  • Y-Plug Charging Adapter
  • Accessory Kit
  • Test Light Kit
  • 1 set of short stimulation probes
  • 1 set of long stimulation probes

*This unit is compatible with all US 110v outlets and are not to be used with 220v international voltage.*


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 3 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000EFL0A0
  • Item model number: SD-400
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,414 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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544 of 554 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on July 7, 2008
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I bought this when I was running out of patience with my 9 month old German Shepherd mix puppy.

Even after I got this thing, I didn't use it right away. The biggest reason for this is the included instruction manual. It is an extremely well written handbook for training dogs, and it emphasizes several things:

1. Your dog must know the basic commands like No, Sit, Stay, Come, Down, etc.
2. Try a different type of leash - such as the suggested "Wonder Lead"
3. Use the collar sparingly and as a supplementary instruction tool, not a full replacement training tool

The manual was great and I found it to be more instructive than the numerous dog training books that I had already purchased. I continued working with my dog without the collar, and I bought the "Wonder Lead", a very simple nylon noose-type leash that relaxes immediately after the dog stops pulling. I like the lead very much - it functions better than a collar that I bought called "The Illusion Collar". Both serve the same purpose - to put pressure high on the dog's neck for considerably more control. But the Wonder Lead is simpler because it is easier to adjust and it relaxes quicker since the nylon is stiff.

Until I bought this collar, my dog was impervious to everything. He was terrible on the leash. He would lunge at other dogs and would make such a scene that people would glare at me or my wife, as if to say "What's the matter with you, thinking you can just walk a vicious animal around in public like that?". He knew all the basic commands like Sit, Down, Come, No... but only if I had a treat in my hand. Outside of the house he was a different dog.

Rewards or punishment... nothing seemed to get through to him.
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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Michelle M. Ress on July 6, 2009
The Sportdog Field Trainer 400
is a mid level collar, it's better than the Innotek and PetSafe but not as good as the TriTronics. It has a decent range, small, easy to hold transmitter, and will get the job done. The DVD is also useful.

I find the stimulation a bit sharper than the TriTronics but if you have a hard dog that may be an asset. The single charger charges the transmitter and the receiver and the charge lights flash to let you know it's charged from solid when the charging starts.

It's solidly built and won't fall apart on you. A convenient holster can be purchased separately which is more convenienty than a lanyard. It looks
to be waterproof though I haven't tested that.
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76 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Arlene Pepera on January 16, 2009
It took me over a year to finally try this with my dogs. I was worried I might hurt them or change their personality (one a rescue terrier mix, the other a Soft Coated Wheaten). Furthermore I baby and pamper both of them and consider them family and I felt guilty even thinking about trying this method of training. Dogs rule and Dog is God spelled backward at our house. Both dogs have successfully participated in traditional obedience classes and agility training in the past. Both are very intelligent, but stubborn and a bit feisty. They also love to chase after other animals. I live in a rural area, and while my dogs were obedient in a confined area, or when on a leash, they would not return when outdoors off-leash if they were distracted, chasing other animals, or far enough away to know they could ignore me when called. Mostly I pleasure-walked them on extra long flexi leads, seldom letting them roam free because of worries they would run off and tangle with coyotes or other dogs in the area. When off-leash, they understood what I wanted, but they knew when they were free, and would come only when they felt like it. Actually the first time I bought the stimulation collar, I sent it back because I couldn't bring myself to use it. Finally, I ordered it again (Cabellas had a better price at that time with a coupon). Sorry Amazon, I love you and consider you the best and always my first choice unless it is significantly cheaper someplace else. Back to my experience with the collar. This time I ordered and kept the collar. I tested it on my own head, neck, and hand at all the various settings.Read more ›
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Eric on June 21, 2009
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The product works as advertised. After a few weeks of careful use, Maizy learned that coming was no longer 'optional'. It has greatly increased our ability to control her outside, so that she can now spend more time out with us off-lead. Both owner and dog are happier with this. At this point, we still have her wear the collar when she is going to be out for an extended time, but corrections are rarely required any more.

The product has held up well after two months of regular use.
- Battery life is fine. At least 12 hours of use per charge. Might last longer, but I've never let it go that long.
- Range is at least 100 yards. I have not tried it past that.
- Waterproof the few times she has gone swimming with it. I usually take it off before she swims.
- I wish they packed a second collar with it in a different color.

This is a professional quality product. I've not used any of the less expensive ones out there, but I feel like I got the quality I was looking for.

Some tips for use:
- Make sure the collar is snug. If you don't have it snug, you won't get any shock, or worse, it will work intermittently which is confusing for both you and the dog.
- Follow the directions for getting the dog used to the collar. We had her use it for a week before I even turned it on.
- I've found that Maizy would ignore nicks (very brief shocks) up to level 4, but even a half-second continuous shock at level 3 always gets her attention. Now that she is trained with it, even a nick is enough of a reminder to get her to respond.

Update 1 year later: We are still really happy with this collar. It's held up really well. Battery life is great.
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