SportDOG SD-400

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SportDog SD 400 - Field Trainer

Item Number: GDO-11277
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5
13 of 15 (87%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
The compact SportDog SD 400 - Field Trainer is ideal for training in the yard, field, or for hunting with dogs that hunt close. Both the transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible. The SportDOG 400 can be expanded to control up to 3 dogs by adding SportDOG Add-A-Dog Collars. The comfortable "soft coat" transmitter finish makes this unit a pleasure to handle. Dog training gear the way you'd design it.  

  • SportDOG 2 Year Warranty
  • 400 Yard PLUS range
  • 8 levels of  continuous stimulation (programmable to 16 levels)
  • 8 levels of momentary stimulation
  • 100 % waterproof & submersible collar & transmitter
  • No external collar antenna
  • Push-button ON/OFF switch activated at the collar
  • Customizable transmitter settings
  • Change stimulation intensity from the transmitter
  • Tone only button
  • Built in toggle switch upgrades to a 2 and 3 dog unit
  • Rechargeable, user replaceable NiMH batteries
  • Low battery indicator on both transmitter & receiver
  • Battery life is estimated at 40 - 80 hours
  • FREE Charger included
  • FREE Long and Short Probes
  • Free training manual 

SportDog Field Trainer 400 Collar:
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces with collar
  • Receiver Dimensions: 2.5" x 1.5" x 1.25"
  • Internal antenna system
  • Rugged molded design
  • 100 % waterproof collar/receiver
  • Rechargeable NiMH batteries
  • User-replaceable, heavy duty battery, last 3-5 years with proper care Built-in LED - acts as charging light, test light
  • Collar Dimensions: 3/4" wide, fits up to a 24" neck 

SportDog Field Trainer SD 400 Transmitter:

  • Weight - 3.2 oz
  • Transmitter Dimension: 5" x 1.75" x 1"
  • 100 % waterproof
  • Durable NiMH batteries
  • Low battery Indicator
  • Built-in toggle switch for an easy dog upgrade 

If you feel you have a dog that is of the stubborn nature you may want to consider the SportDOG SD400S. It is essentially the same collar except it produces a high level of correction.  If you are looking for a system that offers greater range you may want to consider the SportDOG SD800.

Please read the SportDOG SD-400 Product Review by Geoffrey English. 

SportDOG Brand® Two Year Warranty:
All parts and labor are covered under warranty for the first two years of the life of the product. Thereafter, there is a minimal  service charge for the repair or replacement of the product. Misuse, loss, damage by pet, or improper handling is not covered and may void your warranty.  SportDOG  Brand will not pay for loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of your product, or any incidental or consequential damages. Proof of purchase is required to determine time period covered under warranty.  Warranty is voided if product is resold or purchased from an online auction site or other non-authorized dealer.  There is a 30 day return policy for purchases made from the SportDOG website.  Please register your product in our database by mailing in the registration card or register your product online.

WHAT IS COVERED: Radio Systems Corporation d/b/a SportDOG Brand® (hereinafter referred to as “SportDOG Brand®”) warrants to the original retail consumer purchaser, and not any other purchaser or subsequent owner, that its SportDOG Brand® product, when subject to normal and proper use, will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the purchase date. An “original retail consumer purchaser” is a person or entity who originally purchases the product, or a gift recipient of a new product that is unopened and in its original packaging. When serviced by SportDOG Brand® Customer Service, SportDOG Brand® covers labor and parts for the first two years of ownership; after the second year, a service or upgrade charge will apply relative to replacement of the product, with new or refurbished items at SportDOG Brand’s® sole discretion. The limited warranty is non-transferable and shall automatically terminate if the original retail consumer purchaser resells the SportDOG Brand® product or transfers the property on which the SportDOG Brand® product is installed. In the event of defect, these are your exclusive remedies.

REGISTERING THE PRODUCT: Within thirty (30) days of purchase, please go to the SportDOG website to register your purchase. A sales receipt shall be required to obtain warranty coverage. Please keep this information in a safe place.

  Click here - SportDOG SD 400 Owner's Manual

SportDOG SD-400 Transmitter Replacement Batteries
SportDOG SD-400 Collar Replacement Batteries
SportDOG SD-400 Replacement Collar
SportDOG Wall Charger

SportDog SD 400 - Field Trainer

Overall Customer Rating:
4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5
13 of 15 (87%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Total Reviews: 15
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Provides excellent additional control!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Summary:I have a three year old well-trained Labrador but she just can’t resist the water! That is particularly a problem since our new home is just about half a mile from a lake. Good thing I quickly found a way to solve my problem and all it took was just a short training with the SportDOG SD-400 collar. I just followed the guidelines by letting her wear it all the time such as when she is playing or when she is working. I didn’t even have to go over level one and I only had to correct her twice. Now, I no longer have to worry about having to chase after my dog when she runs off to the pond. I only have to use the beep from time to time. I’m almost finished training my 24-week old puppy and I’m planning to buy another collar when she’s ready to progress to using the collar. The range is impeccable and they are very user-friendly even for newbie users. I am also satisfied with the performance of the battery and my dog most often swims with the collar.
Pros:Satisfied, Impeccable range, Best Batteries, Waterproof
Our dog learned how to listen and walk even without a leash!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Summary:Our dog is very active, loves to dash and scurry around and just doesn’t pay attention to us whenever she is out in the back yard or when she’s not wearing a leash. She is a German shorthaired Pointer and is almost a year old. Before finally resorting to using a dog collar, we tried other methods. They worked just fine inside our home or within the confines of our back yard. But when we go out for walks or when she is out in our front yard without wearing a leash, the methods were not effective. We finally decided to use a dog collar and we chose Sport Dog. Before using it on our dog, we first checked how the stimulus actually felt by testing it on my arm. The stimulus was not painful at all but was actually more of just a tightening feeling. When set at the lowest level, I didn’t feel a thing. So we decided to let our dog use it. The instructional video that came with the collar was extremely useful. We were lucky that our dog quickly learned to respond to almost all commands without wearing a leash after only one or two instances of responses to disobedience. And we used the lowest correction level. She was initially baffled of what was going on but after approximately three days, she quickly recognized that we can administer correction whenever she disobeys us even if we are not anywhere near her. She was now completely obedient! The maximum level we used was 3 but we don’t normally reach that level now unless we are out in a new setting. We will definitely use this product for all dogs that we will own in the future. We are so happy now that we can take our dog to any environment and she still gladly obeys all our commands even if she is not wearing a leash.
Pros:Levels of stimulation
Who says I have a bad dog?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Summary:Before I decided to finally use the SportDOG SD-400 for my 36-month old Rhodesian ridgeback mix, everything was such a mess. My dog just can’t help but chase other animals and he just won’t listen to me most especially if he is focused onto something else. There was even a time when he ran into park tables and he didn’t hesitate one bit. He was also fond of chasing bikes and big trucks and he used to run away. But now, he is a changed dog! He hasn’t gone back to his old ways and all it took was 2 or 3 nicks from the collar. I’m so happy that I can now take him for a walk without a leash, I can leave him around bicycles, motorcycles and other vehicles and he hasn’t forgotten his training ever. Whenever I sense that he is beginning to feel too feisty, all I have to do is use the beep and the problem goes away. Choosing this collar is worth every penny and every time spent. Training has even helped us revisit the rules that we have neglected during the later stage of our relationship. If your dog is intelligent, I would certainly recommend this collar especially if he has a heightened and persistent sense of preying on other animals. I know my dog knows the rules and commands I’ve taught him. But there are just those crazy moments that pop up.
Pros:Effective, Recommend
Extremely satisfied but I would have liked a higher range
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Summary:Generally, I am very happy with the SportDOG SD-400. You get excellent performance after every charge and whichever variable setting you select gives you great results. In my experience, I never got past level 2 since my dog quickly responded to the collar. Just a few issues though. A designated “off” switch on the transmitter would have been nice. The 1200 feet operating range of the collar seemed enough at first but I wish I have given it another thought when I bought the 400 model. I realized that the 1200 feet is a bit short especially when you add in the factors of the landscape, obstacles and a dog being on a scent. I would have bought the 800 model despite the $25 price difference. So whenever I talk to my friends, I always say that the SD-400 works pretty well but seriously consider buying the 800 which has a wider range. It is better to shell out more bucks and have that extra range than save a small amount but not get the results you want. Go for the SportDOG but get the 800 at the very least.
Pros:Excellent performance, Great results, Good range
The most effective collar!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Summary:Nothing compares to the SD-400. The other collars I have used were either ineffective to train my border collie or just won’t last long enough to be of any use to me and my dog. Finally, I have found a collar which gets my dog’s attention. The operating range is also very appropriate. My dog has high reverence to the collar and has finally learned that it is better to just obey our voice commands instead of having to deal with the stimulus from the collar.
Pros:Effective, Appropriate range, Stimulus level

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