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Sportdog Training Collars Instructions

By Kimberly Hawthorne | Updated September 26, 2017

blue weimeraner bird hunting in winter snow field image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com

Items you will need

  • Charging jack

  • Charger

  • Screwdriver

  • 9 volt alkaline battery

  • Transmitter

  • Receiver

  • Paperclip

SportDOG training collars are designed for training dogs in hunting, sports, and barking. The collars are operated by remote control using a choice of continuous or momentary nick correction, vibration, tone, or voice command. The SportDOG collar has 16 levels of correction, a 3/4 mile range, is expandable to 3 dogs and is waterproof.

Charge the receiver

Remove the rubber protection cap covering the charging jack on the receiver.

Plug the charger into a standard 120V AC wall outlet.

Connect the charger connector into the charging jack.

Charge for 24 hours at room temperature. Recharges take 12 hours. Receiver must be charged prior to first use.

Replace the rubber cap that protects the charging jack.

Installing battery into transmitter


Using a screwdriver, loosen the two screws covering the battery door located on the back of the transmitter.

Press downward on the battery door and slide open.

Connect a 9 volt alkaline battery.

Slide battery door back onto the transmitter and securely tighten the two screws.

Activate the receiver


Firmly press and hold the receiver's activation switch for one second until the LED light shines red and the receiver beeps five times.

Release the activation switch. the receiver LED light will blink until the unit is turned off.

The receiver is not ready to receive signals.

Test unit before using


With receiver off, loosen the two contact points on the receiver until the threading is exposed.

Bend the wire ends of the test light and twist them around the exposed threading.

Securely hand-tighten the contact points over the test wires.

Turn the receiver on by pressing one of the stimulation buttons on the transmitter, the test light should illuminate. The higher the mode level, the brighter the light will be.

Programming the transmitter


Remove transmitter battery door.

Locate the small home above the battery compartment.

Insert and depress a paperclip into the home. The LED light will blink to indicate which of the seven modes the transmitter is set to. (e.g. mode four will blink four times)

Continue to depress the paperclip until the number of flashes matches the desired mode.

Fitting the collar on the dog


The dog's neck must be between 9 and 22 inches around. Wash your dog's neck and contact points on the receiver collar.

Place the activated receiver high on the underside of the dog's neck.

Buckle the collar snugly on the dog, allowing enough room to comfortably place one finger between the collar and the dog's skin.

References (1)

  • Sportdog.com: Owner's manual

Photo Credits

  • blue weimeraner bird hunting in winter snow field image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com