The new SportDOG FieldTrainer 425 is now available from Lion Country Supply and offers an incredible array of features at a remarkable price! Both the handheld transmitter and collar receiver are compact and easy to handle (transmitter is 3.3 oz. and the collar receiver is 2.2 oz.) and offer the range and features you need.
The FieldTrainer 425 has seven levels of stimulation, plus a tone/vibrate option that is instantly selectable. The FieldTrainer 425 expands to three dogs, and a great new feature of this unit is it maintains the tone/vibrate feature if you are running one, two, or three dogs. It easily attains its promised 500 yards in range and is completely waterproof and shockproof - it's definitely designed for demanding field conditions.
We like the compact size and weight of the handheld transmitter, and find it's very comfortable to wear around your neck with the supplied lanyard, keeping it readily available for easy access and one-handed operation when needed.
Another really great feature of this unit is that, when the transmitter is set in MODE 7, the side button can be used to remotely control the new SportDog Locater Beeper (SDAB).
I was at my wits end when I got my first bird dog who had a stubborn streak. I called LCS and the rep recommended a SportDog 425 Field Trainer. Best thing I ever got to help train the dog. The unit does not have the bells and whistles of other e-collars but it works great. It has a tone button and two other buttons and a dial to set the exact amount of correction necessary. One button is set as instantaneous and the other is set to continuous up to 8 seconds. I reset mine so that they are both continuous but the second button goes up two degrees in the amount of correction applied. I always have the collar on the dog but I seldom need to use it now. And I found the service is great. After working flawlessly for a few years I called SportDog about a problem. It could have been my fault in changing the settings but without question SportDog mailed a replacement to me. I would not hesitate to buy another product from such a customer oriented company. This unit is not as powerful or full featured as other e-collars but if you are looking for a basic training tool at a good price then call LCS and get the SportDog 425 Field Trainer.