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Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby dutchwest » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:40 pm

I am looking to buy a e-collar for use on my 6 month old lab pup, She works fairly close and I am not looking to spend a lot of money on a new collar as I am a beginner at this. Have had a few friends that have had good luck with the Sport Dog 400, But I would like to hear some opinons on the Tri Tronics Sport Junior G3.
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby kninebirddog » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:44 pm

You will regret going cheap. Either invest in your dog equipment our you will pay more on the long run.
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby birddogger » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:50 pm

kninebirddog wrote:You will regret going cheap. Either invest in your dog equipment our you will pay more on the long run.

+1. Once you get into it, you will find that you need to upgrade.

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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby dutchwest » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:02 pm

The purpose of asking the question was to avoid purchasing a product I will soon regret, Do you have any suggestions on a product that will meet the needs best? I will be hunting upland for pheasant, huns, mountain grouse, and plenty of duck hunting. Like I mentioned earlier my pup works pretty close, and being this is my first gun dog, I would appreciate some suggestions! Thanks
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby kninebirddog » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:21 pm

Ok going by the title of your post..neither one would be a choice for field work or training in the field.

the tri tronics sport which is a big step up from the jr. or classic 70 ..I personally other the tri tronics pro 100 but that one is fast pricier then the average hunter collars
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Re: I'm thinking of buying...

Postby Mollyontherun » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:34 pm

I'm in the process of buying too. However, I have been upland hunting for 11 years and have two GSPs- but that certainly doesn't make me an expert :D
This next year- I plan on taking one of my GSPs into the duck blind. I've been considering the SD-400.

Dutch- do you want a combo trainer/beeper collar or just a trainer?

If only a trainer for ONE dog- check out the collar I am thinking of getting. The price seems really good. http://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=116&product_id=909

Gundog supply has some really good articles about e-collars based on function and price. check out this page http://www.gundogsupply.com/dog-training-collars-buyers-guide.html
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby birddogger » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:27 pm

I wouldn't get anything less than the TT G3 Sport Basic.

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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby compasscreek » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:57 pm

I'll second the TT G3 Sport Basic. I started with the SD400 and was EXTEMELY disappointed! If fact I was so disgusted with their product I will NOT buy any of their stuff. SD400 has a small range and you will have to turn it up to get any type of stimulation. After just a few DAYS using the TT G3 Sport Basic we had extreme improvements with far less stimulation and frequency of stimulation. Don't waste your money or time on anything Sportdog.
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby dutchwest » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:15 pm

Molly thanks I will check those out.. Although I am praying that I will still need that collar, pup was hit by a truck this afternoon and is fighting for her life this evening. Vet says the next 24 hours are critical, she has two collapsed lungs, but she is fighting pretty hard, and the vet is hopeful that she will recover as are we.
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby kninebirddog » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:04 pm

dutchwest wrote:Molly thanks I will check those out.. Although I am praying that I will still need that collar, pup was hit by a truck this afternoon and is fighting for her life this evening. Vet says the next 24 hours are critical, she has two collapsed lungs, but she is fighting pretty hard, and the vet is hopeful that she will recover as are we.


:cry: Sending some prayers for your pup :cry:
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby displaced_texan » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:10 pm

kninebirddog wrote:
dutchwest wrote:Molly thanks I will check those out.. Although I am praying that I will still need that collar, pup was hit by a truck this afternoon and is fighting for her life this evening. Vet says the next 24 hours are critical, she has two collapsed lungs, but she is fighting pretty hard, and the vet is hopeful that she will recover as are we.


:cry: Sending some prayers for your pup :cry:

Same here. So sorry to hear that. :cry:
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby dutchwest » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:58 am

Thanks for the prayers, Dutchess is pretty lucky she made it, Vet seems to think she is on the road to a full recovery. They say it will be close to a month before her lungs fully heal and who knows how long to heal all the muscles, she is still one really hurting pup, but we are grateful that she is on the mend!!!
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Re: Opinon: SD-400 or TT Sport Junior G3

Postby displaced_texan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:03 pm

Best news I've heard in a while! Glad she made it.
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