Frequently Asked Questions for the SportDOG SD-1825

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Frequently Asked Questions for the SportDOG SD-1825


Is it safe to give stimulation to my dog?

It is safe to give continuous or momentary stimulation to your dog. It may be a bit uncomfortable, but not harmful. To attain your expected results using the electronic collar, you need to be hands-on and train your dog.

What is the recommended age for a dog to use an electronic collar?

Generally speaking, your dog should be capable of following simple commands such as “sit” or “lie down” to use the collar. However, if your dog is lighter than 8 pounds, the collar may be too big for him.

 Does my dog still have to wear the collar even if he has already learned to follow all my commands?

For the sake of reinforcement, you may let your dog wear the collar every now and then. In some cases, hunters let their dogs wear the collar for optimum control.

Does the Collar Receiver have water-resistant properties?

Yes it is fully waterproof. Just remember to keep dirt and debris off of the o-ring and o-ring groove of the unit whenever you have to replace the rechargeable battery pack.

Is it possible to use the Collar Receiver in salt water environments?

Yes it can. Be sure to immediately wash the unit with fresh water after every use.

Can the SD-1825 e-collar operated on multiple dogs?

You can use the WetlandHunter 1825 with up to 6 dogs but you will have to buy SportDOGTMAdd-A-Dog® Collar Receivers.

If my dog is aggressive, can I still use an electronic collar?

If your dog is aggressive, it is recommended that you get in touch with your veterinarian or an expert to check if your dog is too aggressive. We do not recommend any of our products to be used on aggressive dogs.

Is there a guarantee for the 1 mile operating range of the SD-1825 electronic collar?

The range that you will get will greatly depend on the topography, weather conditions, foliage as well as the presence of other radio transmitting devices. Your collar range may vary slightly due to these conditions.

Is there a limit on how long I can administer continuous stimulation to my dog?

The limit to how long you can give continuous stimulation to your dog is ten seconds. When you constantly press the button, the correction will automatically halt after ten seconds. You will then have to stop pressing the button and push it again if you want to give your dog stimulation again.

If I see that the neck of my dog gets red and irritated, what should I do?

This is primarily caused by the Contact Points which can irritate your dog’s skin. If this happens, lay off on the collar for a few days. If the irritation does not heal after 2 days, call the vet. Once it has healed, resume use of the collar but watch your dog’s skin for any sign of recurrence.

Is it normal to find the Intensity Dial quite difficult to adjust?

Yes, this is actually normal to ensure that you do not unintentionally alter the stimulation setting. This also ensures a maximum waterproof seal. After continual use, the knob will become easier to turn.

Is it possible to connect a leash on the WetlandHunter 1825?

We do not recommend connecting a leash to the WetlandHunter 1825. If you really have to, use another non-metallic collar where the leash can be attached. This will ensure that there are no interferences on the Contact Points of the Receiver Collar.

Is the WetlandHunter 1825 also applicable with my other SportDOG Brand® units?

We are sorry to say that no, you cannot use it with your other products. The WetlandHunter 1825 runs at a distinct frequency and is not compatible with other SportDOG units.

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