Introducing the Latest and Greatest from SportDOG

SHOT Show 2013 is in full swing and we are premiering our latest and greatest additions to our full line of “Gear the Way You’d Design It”. This is just a short look of what you can expect to find on the market now and in the near future.

FieldTrainer® 425 and SportHunter® 825 Family


The new FieldTrainer 425 (SD-425) from SportDOG Brand.

We are proud to introduce the FieldTrainer 425, 425S (SD-425, SD-425S), WetlandHunter® 425 (SD-425CAMO), and SportHunter® 825 (sd-825). These systems feature super compact collar receivers, weighing only 3.3 oz. including the strap. All achieve full charge in only 2 hours and are expandable to up to 3 dogs with the addition of Add-A-Dog collars. These systems have vibration, tone, continuous and momentary static options for up to 3 dogs so that you can fully customize your training regimen. The FieldTrainer 425 is perfect for training in the yard, field or for close hunting dogs, having up to 500 yards range. The FieldTrainer 425S offers also the same convenience as the SD-425, but with higher stimulation options for large or stubborn dogs. The WetlandHunter 425 is perfect for waterfowlers, having all the luxuries of the SD-425 and SD-425S in a smart Realtree Max-4 camo finish. The SportHunter 825 comes with a slightly larger transmitter than the 425 Family and can achieve up to ½ mile range.

All of these systems are compatible with almost all SportDOG™ e-collar systems (excluding the SD-105 and SD-105S). They  all include DRYTEK Waterproof Design Technology so they are waterproof and submersible up to 25 feet. They are also compatible with our UplandHunter Accessory Beeper (SD-BEEP).

Bird Launchers

You all wanted bird launchers and electronics to accommodate your various needs, and we’re giving them all to you. This year, we are proud to bring you 3 exciting products to add to your dog training arsenal.

Universal Release Electronics

Have rubber band launchers and baskets you need electronics for? We’ve got you covered. Our Release Electronics will operate up to 32 rubber band launchers at one time from up to ½ mile away! It can also operate a launcher basket. Pheasant cackle, duck quack, and shot gun are all offered sounds.This works with all SportDOG e-collars except the SD-105, SD-105S and SD-3325.

Bird Launcher Basket Kit

Our full kit operates the basket launcher from up to ½ mile range. It offers a waterproof transmitter and receiver that are fully rechargeable for your convenience. This system also offers 3 including Pheasant Cackle, Duck Quack and Shotgun. This system is also compatible with all SportDOG e-collars excluding the SD-105, SD-105S, and SD-3225.

We will offer a few more exciting accessories as part of our full line of Bird Launchers. Stay tuned to find out more about these exciting products throughout the year. Have any questions? Just let us know.

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  1. jonfogle
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Checked with customer service, for some reason they “are not aware” of the new releaser electronics. What’s up? Been waiting for this. I have been a loyal customer, but want to use releases with my existing sport dog products.

    • SportDOG
      Posted April 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

      We are not sure. Perhaps you were speaking with someone who is in training. We do not offer the launchers for sale yet. We are still in the field testing phase, but expect them to be at retail later this year.

  2. Jake
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been shopping around for collars and I thought the SD-825 has been around…I’m confused now, is this a new version?

    Also, it comes with a DVD guide and lanyard, right?

    • SportDOG
      Posted April 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

      Yes. The SD-825 is the newer version of our SD-800. Same 1/2 range and 3 dog capability but lots of added features including 2 hour charge, vibration as a correction type and it’s much smaller.

  3. CKG
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    any word on when we may see these release electronics?

    • SportDOG
      Posted November 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      They will be launching in just a few weeks. Stay tuned!

      • Charlie
        Posted January 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

        Still can’t find any info on the launcher electronics on the Sportdog website or anywhere else for that matter. Heard they were now available, but can’t find a picture, specs, or pricing information, etc.

        • SportDOG
          Posted January 31, 2014 at 8:50 am | Permalink

          They are not actually available yet. We will be releasing them March 1, 2014. You will be able to find information on our site beginning February 15th. Sorry for the delay on this, but they will be available soon!

  4. Elaine
    Posted July 19, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    My sister and I both have dogs. We purchased 2 sportdog 825 collar systems.
    Do we have to also buy “add a dog” collars for when both dogs are together? or can we program both 825 collars to go w both transmitters. (Otherwise, we’ll have to take both transmitters if we go out as 1 person 2 dogs?….)

    • SportDOG
      Posted July 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

      That’s a great question. The 825 can run up to 3 dogs on one transmitter. If you all want to take the dogs out together and both have control over both dogs, you can program both collars to one transmitter, and then program the second transmitter to the same ID code as the transmitter both collars are paired to both transmitters.


  5. clint
    Posted April 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I have two 425s model collars. We are looking at purchasing the in ground fence system to cover 3 acres. I want to know if these collars are compatible or would we need new ones and approximately how much cable would i need for that?

    • SportDOG
      Posted April 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      Hi Clint,
      At this time, we don’t have a remote trainer that is cross-compatible with our in-ground fencing systems. This is due to the different technologies, frequencies and methods of activation the two types of systems use. You would need to switch between two separate receiver collars in order to use both an in-ground fence and a remote trainer.
      You would need roughly 1,000 additional feet of wire. Our in-ground fences include a 500-foot spool of solid-core, 20 gauge, insulated copper wire. Three acres would require approximately 1,446 feet of wire, so you will likely need to purchase two additional 500 foot spools. You can purchase them from us directly, or from a local hardware store.

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