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99% Recommend this product (494 of 498 responses)
By John
One of the best
August 4, 2021
When I first picked up the Garmin Sport PRO I was skeptical. I had ordered it for one of my dogs whose old Dogtra ARC unit had broken. Coming from electronic collars that have 100 levels or more I was concerned that I had chosen a collar that was way too hot for most purposes. However, I still purchased it, set it up, and began to use it with my dog. I could not have been more wrong. The consistency of stim, the ease of use, and the superior design of this collar has made operating it and communicating with my dog a breeze. Before I would struggle to keep the level of the remote collar at a level that my dog could feel it—especially while she was in drive. This is not an issue with the PRO. She normally works on a 1 and only has ever went up to a 3 whilst in drive. I couldn’t be happier with this collar and will probably only order it from now on. Thanks Gun Dog Supply for allowing me to make an informed and quality purchase.
ProsGreat design Consistency stim Great battery
ConsCould've been a brighter color. The dark green makes it easy to misplace
By Sheri
Western NC
Quality Products & Great Customer Service
August 3, 2021
Garmin has a reputation for making quality products that are widely available so the decision to purchase from Gun Dog Supply is more about ease of ordering, return policy, quick shipping and price. GDS delivers on all those marks. There order confirmation process and shipping notifications truly feel like they are a small business that customer service is an important part of their business model.
ProsQuality Products Price Competitive In-Stock Quick Shipping Order Tracking/Notification
By Alex P.
Nice features and works well in the field
July 29, 2021
Good system simple but effective
Proseasy to use good instructions on how to use Lots of great features Multiple dog capability good range in the field
ConsLack GPS but that would cost much more
By Del
Bossier City Louisiana
Best Ecollar
July 23, 2021
My Brittany responds very quickly, setting is at 3 only, he mostly responds to tone or vibrate. It lasts for at least days (8 hours) in between charges… I’ve owned several others, but this Garmin Sport Pro is the best at the price. Gun dog supply is the best and fastest delivery of products.
By Scott
North Carolina
July 8, 2021
I am extremely happy with my purchase. Super easy operation and absolutely no confusion with the toggle selector switch when working with my two dogs. I only with I hadn't waisted my time and money (a lot of) on other controllers.
ProsWorks better than described
ConsStill looking
By Jack C.
Eagle River, WI
July 8, 2021
Would have liked a little more info on how to use...toggle switch, collar/leash configuration, vibrate, tone, shock differences, tips, etc. Otherwise, figured most out with trial and error.
ProsWell built
ConsSee above
By Dominique K.
Channahon, Illinois
July 8, 2021
I train dogs and this is my favorite ecollar to use and to recommend. It has the state of the art built in barklimiter, a super bright night light and the easiest remote to operate. I work with aggressive dogs, dogs with high anxiety, dogs that don’t come when called and dogs that run. THIS is the BEST collar for the families I help. It’s RELIABLE AND EASY! Don’t worry about the price- this collar is 3 in 1!
ProsEasy to operate Waterproof Built in barklimiter Works 5 football fields away
By Charles
Good dog training aid
July 7, 2021
This product functions as advertised. It is a valuable tool for training your dog.
By Mike
GDS and the Garmin Tri Tronics Sport Pro
July 7, 2021
Not being known as one for many words this will be a short review. The Garmin Sport Pro is as advertised. It is an excellent collar when used properly. I have personally trained my own retrieving dogs for water-fowling since the mid-90s and didn’t start to use an e-collar until 2010. I’m certainly not a professional trainer and use the collar only as needed, but I will say it works exactly for it’s intended purpose when needed. I bought this collar after watching the product video Steve so kindly took the time to make. Which brings me to purpose for this review. Gun Dog Supply, in my opinion is a first class store with first a class product line for near any type of dog training or dog care. There is a wealth of information on this website that will help novice and pro trainers alike make informed decisions on products they wish to purchase. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone who needs training supplies over other well known e-commerce sites. Steve, is clearly I pro and I personally appreciate his no BS product overviews. Oh and one last thing…. I have a runner who likes to visit the neighbors. At night he’ll take off through the woods hit the road and you’d never know he’s gone. The lights on this collar lets me see him making off through the woods. A simple tap of the vibe button on this collar turned him around so I didn’t have to spend half the night looking for him. That means extra sleep and thats priceless.
ProsCollar lights, multi collar ability.
ConsNot sure I care much for the tandem rig used for charging the transmitter and collar. It works just seems a bit messy.
July 7, 2021
I have tried the cheap brands thinking there all about the same, do the same thing, I was wrong and that is not easy to say (lol). The quality build, robust design, ease of charging and above all, the results. Game changer for me . My only regret is My wife will only let me have one dog. Get this product you will be glad you did.
By Tom
Cedar City, UT
Easy to use and it works
June 28, 2021
Bought this one for my headstrong Lab puppy after talking to a friend with a similar situation. The instructions are clear and the individual buttons for types of stimulation are easy to manipulate even without looking. The rotary dial for stimulation level works well and changes smoothly. Maybe too smooth and easy? I'm finding that it the level changes sometimes when carry it in my pants pocket. Surprised the pup once but now know to check the setting. when it comes out of the pocket. It doesn't happen on a lanyard. It worked like I hoped it would and after a few weeks the pup responds well to the Tone and Vibrate keys for basic commands. Highly recommend this unit.
ProsSimple user interface It works
ConsAlmost too easy to change the level. Maybe a little more friction on the level wheel?
By Phillip
Rock Hill, SC
Game Changer
June 23, 2021
As a first time owner of a German Shorthaired Pointer, I was struggling to know how to get to the next level of training. With this collar, we have made tremendous progress with not only off the leash obedience, but general listening and awareness.
By Erica
Fort Worth, Texas
Safe, effective and easy to use!
June 11, 2021
This system came highly recommended by our dog trainer. It is very easy to use and our dog has become so much more well-behaved.
By Mike
Pittsburgh, PA
Great Product
June 9, 2021
Great product, like the fact it has 3 options, tone , vibrate and stimulation. In training my new puppy, vibration is as far as I need to go.
Pros3 options, excellent DVD, complimentary 15 foot leash
By Linsey
It works amazing!
June 2, 2021
My dog is a hound/terrier mix (I know help me). I wanted to be able to let him run free in fields but learn to stay in eye sight. He would just shake off standard shock collars on tone, vibration and shock! I looked into hunting collars as he could be used for hunting and wow I saw such a huge difference. Even on vibe, he coming back when called. I highly recommend getting the DVD as well as it has influenced the way I train with the collar so much, in a good way of course! My boy can sometimes have the deep hound howl or the high pitch cry of a terrier. The bark limiter on the collar works to help keep the noise to minimum because I do allow my dogs to bark and cry a little bit as they are dogs and that is how they can communicate with us.
By Jamzm
Western PA
Works great
June 1, 2021
This unit is easy to learn and operate. Many times, you can skip the electrical zap and using the tone or vibration features. Made a big difference in the way our possessed aussiedoodle behaves during a walk. At times, the devil dog ignores the tone and/or vibration and does his own thing. That's when you try the zapper. Luckily, the amplitude of the signals can be adjusted. And there is always some level of amplitude that gets his/her attention. You just need to be sure and put the collar unit on snugly. There are many devices like this on the market, but the ones I've seen just don't have all the features or don't work as well. The quality and durable appearance gives you confidence that if you follow use and care of the device, you really can't go wrong.
ProsVery effective Quality construction Easy to get familiar with the operation Available one cent video to learn the basics
ConsSome getting used to is expected Not sure about the effects of water on the collar or control unit You would think that the collar needs to be water tight Don't let the attached image fool you. He's a wild animal who is now mostly controllable.
By Anne
Excellent training tool
May 29, 2021
Our dog was a runner and wouldn’t listen outside of our yard. This collar has been awesome. In 2 days our dog was behaving! We only need to use the vibrate button now. The Garmin Sport Pro is easy to use and we are very happy that our dog obeys. We can now travel with him and feel confident that he won’t run away.
ProsEasy to use!
By Adam
Cedarville, Ohio
Great product and price.
May 26, 2021
This is my first training collar. After a much research I decided to purchase this one and was not disappointed.
ProsTone and vibrate buttons
ConsNone yet
By Lea A.
Webbers Falls, Oklahoma
Great, easy to use e-collar
May 22, 2021
This e-collar is easy to use and I love the fact that I don’t have to choose tone OR vibration like lots of other models. Both are accessible from the remote. The remote is the perfect size, not too bulky or too heavy.
ProsVibration and tone both accessible Long range Perfectly sized remote Light on collar so easy to see my dog at night Long battery life....used for 2 weeks, everyday training sessions for one dog and haven't charged it yet.
By Craig
Platte City, MO
Works perfectly for my two dogs.
May 22, 2021
Good range, audible beep can be heard easily, if you can't see your dog. Headlights on the collar is very nice to have at night. Especially when you live in the country!
By Sheila H.
Meeteetse, WY
Works as it should
May 20, 2021
I've not used it a lot yet as the weather has been very wet and thunder-y, but when I did, it worked better than any other I have purchased and my 100 pound not-a-year-old-yet Mastweiller responded well to it.
ProsDoesn't take much to get results.
ConsDon't have any yet.
By John
Cheney, WA
Garmin Tri-Tronics Sport Pro E-Collar
May 20, 2021
I have had it a couple of weeks and haven't used it much. I'm going slow in training my black Lab puppy. I have had the exact same device for our 11 year old black Lab, and it has worked great!
By Brenda G.
7266 Goodwood Ave Baton Rouge La 70806
Excellent collar
May 16, 2021
The Garmin is excellent. Only issue is an explanation on the toggle switch positions and more details in the instructions manual on the different options. Discussed the operations with a technician it was very positive.
ProsVarious options are nice
ConsMore detailed instructions with accompanying photos
By Tim
Coeur D Alene, ID
The perfect training collar system for the techno challenged.
May 8, 2021
I wanted a training collar without all the bells and whistles that I could control without constantly having to fumble for multiple controls and look at a screen. The Pro Sport hits the mark. I have no problem controlling the unit with one hand while maintaining visual contact with my dog. I was initially concerned that ten levels of stimulation may not provide an acceptable level of gradation. That has not been an issue for my dog. The tone feature has worked great for controlling how far my dog ranges out from me. I can't speak to long term durability but my initial impression is quite favorable.
ProsLight weight, compact and easy to use. The running lights are a nice touch.
ConsNone so far.
May 3, 2021
By Amy G.
Lakeside in Colorado
Such a great feeling
April 25, 2021
Well i got another gundog, not to hunt but because I love the personality and intelligence of these dogs. Jasper is 8 months old and knows most commands and is training well but as the spring comes and the ducks and geese on our lake show up we have been having a issue with running away. I understand his drive, but I am nervous about not having him in eyeshot. The Garmin collar has been a great addition to training and he seems to understand what i want from him. Our walk by the lake on Saturday was amazing. He stopped when he got on point and felt my gentle zap and command “come.” I really had a hard time going to a training collar but it was a great decision. The ease of use with the buttons and quick change in levels in one hand was very well designed. I would recommend this to anyone, it is not a punishment collar, it is a training tool. Thank you Garmin, you made a winner. Steve made it a good price, great video and website info.
ProsEase of use, waterproof and floats
ConsNone yet.
By Sam
Excellent Product
April 24, 2021
This is a great training tool for dogs. My dog is very responsive to it. Only have to beep her now and she lays down.
By Mike
Fruita Colorado
2 dog garmin collar
April 21, 2021
Both collars are light weight and we'll made. Easy to select the different collar to activate and the options of sound and shock levels are more than enough to be effective . Great training tool
ProsMany intensity levels, easy to handle, easy to read
ConsToo soon to say- will have to see how long the batteries stay charged
By Andy
North Dakota
Garmin Pro Sport
April 20, 2021
Bought this unit to replace an older version of the Tri-tronics. Gun Dog Supply has great information for anyone looking for a training collar from many of the major companies. They so have great pricing and speedy delivery. I would and have recommended Gun Dog Supply and the Sport Pro to several people since my purchase.
By Steve
Good product
April 17, 2021
Love the 3 dog capabilities, The shock and tone work well. The vibration alert is on weak side. Most of the dogs do not even notice. Older Dogtra collar was much better. Rarely had to shock ,only vibrate with Dogtra. This coller is good but not great. A good concept but Might be better suited for smaller dogs.
Pros3 dog capability, size and one hand operation
ConsWeak overall on power and vibration. Charging cords need simplified.
Omaha, Nebraska
Just Right
April 15, 2021
Used for Springer in training. Easy to set up and easy to use. I just ordered additional collars so I can use same control on several dogs...perfect.
By Stevo
Garmin sport pro
April 15, 2021
I bought this particular model on the advice of a local trainer. My 6 month old Tervuren Belgian Shepherd is deaf and I needed a way to get his attention when he’s not looking at me. He’s doing extremely well with hand signals and vibrate mode gets him to look at me. If he’s doing something I don’t want him to do (chase after cars, people or other dogs for instance), then I have the ability to “stimulate” him 1-10. Other models often have like 20 different settings which is ridiculous. 10 is just right. The collar is small and the module is not too large for his neck. The 3/4 mile range is ridiculously long but it doesn’t hurt to have. The controller is also a nice small size and fits your hand well. I ordered the belt attachment so I can hook it anywhere you have a strap or on your belt. Excellent product! The “free” DVD was faulty and wouldn’t play (bad disc).
ProsExactly what I need
ConsThe free DVD was faulty
By Mike
Works great
April 14, 2021
Before the e-collar our puppy was training well and then at 9 months he developed his own will :-) We had to stop our off leash walks through the woods and letting him run free on the farm. Deer carcasses and other distractions were more commanding of his attention than our calls. The collar training has gone well and given him the ability to run free off leash. The included training video is very good.
Prosreliable, great range, versatile strength of correction, several correction options with tones/vibration/shock
Consremote is just-a-touch large for pockets and small hands. If I didn't need the range I would have considered one with a smaller remote
By Allan
great and easy to use training tool
April 14, 2021
Even better than promised. Easy to use and very effective. The folks at gun dog supply are super to work with.
Proscompact size and design of handheld. light weight units and secure collars for the dogs.
By Karem
Richmond, VA
Great training tool
April 14, 2021
Extremely pleased with this purchase!! Item was delivered very fast! Highly recommend!
ProsIf following the technique it is a very clear training device.
ConsCould be used recklessly so proper training for handler is highly recommended
By Jacob
Great product and customer service
April 13, 2021
The collar is very responsive and intuitive. It has some nice safety features, for example when it is locked it must cycle through 2 clicks before it gets to the lowest level of stimulation, and then it has a length limit-- no accidental queueing to worry about. The buttons are intuitive and and the auxiliary functions for lights and "barklimiter" is a nice bonus. As always Gun Dog Supply has great service, the folks are kind and helpful and it arrived very promptly, even in this era of delayed covid shipping.
By Noah
North Carolina
Well built, easy to use
April 13, 2021
The collar and dog device are very sturdy and waterproof as advertised. They are fully charged in 2hrs and I’m going on two weeks without charging but I don’t use the bark limiter function.
ProsQuality, easy to use
ConsCharger is multiple pieces
By Nick
South Jersey
Great Product Great Company
April 10, 2021
Collars came quickly and in nice packaging. All the info to set them up and charge them was there.
Pros3/4 mile range Works well in wooded area(live in woods) Flashlight on collars is a great bonus Easy to swap from collar to collar Battery life is long, I've gotten 5 days before it flashes yellow
ConsDidn't buy these collars earlier
By MjHeydel
Nice unit
April 9, 2021
Very easy to use! Big buttons that make since. Well built and water proof. Its great for my field dogs and they respond well. It has a bit more juice then my old one which my dog learned to ignore. I would never sagest putting this one on #10 power. I tried #10 while holding it in my hand. Lets just say I'm glad I don't have a pacemaker. Because it put me (6'2" 340lbs Man) on my knees!! Unlike my old brand the buttons don't get stuck and there are four different buttons for 4 different transmissions. Plus a clear power wheel. So you can see easily which power setting you are on. The only draw back I found is the it did not come with a lanyard. So be careful not to loose it in the field.
ProsLarge easy to read and use buttons. Water proof. 10 power settings. and 10 means STOP!!! Well built. well worth the money. I think this one will last a long time.
ConsNo lanyard.
By Jeb
A great product
April 9, 2021
This product has great features for training your dog. I bought the collar for a barking dog. My wife said curb the bark or lose the dog. It worked perfectly. Highly recommend.
ProsCompact. Powerful. Differing levels of stimulation.
Northern MI
Best collar out there
April 8, 2021
I have had many collars and this one is the best . I have 2 Brittany's and I like the tone button and the ease of use to click the lever up and down to switch dogs and no led screen. We have only had to use the tone button and the dogs come back immediately. My dog was at a fast and determined run and I hit the tone , he stopped and came right to me. Best collar ever worth the money!!
ProsOne thumb click to use between two dogs I like having a tone and vibrate I like the light so at night I can see my dogs Easy to use not complicated
ConsNone yet
By Justin L.
Gray, Georgia
Garmin sport pro
April 6, 2021
As a dog trainer I recommend this system to each client. It’s an easy to use system and doesn’t break the bank.
ProsEasy to use and garmin provides a great product.
ConsDoesn't provide the low, medium, and high nick options as the more complex models.
By Kristine
Garmin sport pro
April 6, 2021
Love it!
By Peter
New Hampshire
Excellent Collar, Excellent Company
April 1, 2021
We've had a series of training collars for our various dogs and all have been found wanting, for reasons varying from reliability to effectiveness. After a good deal of research, we settled on the Garmin SPORT PRO offered by Gun Dog Supply. GDS is a first class company and has a very helpful and easy to navigate website. Ordering was quick and easy; delivery was prompt. The SPORT PRO is perfect for our high drive German Shepherd. All in all, oustanding service and product.
ProsHigh quality Intuitive layout and controls Rugged Good battery life Works!
ConsNone identified thus far
Howell, MI
It's great so far
April 1, 2021
I recently purchased the Sport Pro for my large sporting dog. I have been greatly impressed with the function and ease. I was debating between this and the SportDog, and I am happy I chose this one. Our trainer is a big SportDog fan, but she really liked the updated version of the Sport Pro. She said it was a great collar. My dog doesn't seem to mind wearing the collar and has responded well to training. I haven't watched the dvd yet (since our trainer uses e-collars), but I plan to.
ProsEase of use. The buttons and functions are easy to figure out. It has an LED light than can be turned on, so I can see where he is at night...also if I happen to misplace the collar or if the collar comes off, I hopefully will be able to spot it with this feature. It has a bark feature. I haven't needed it, not sure if I will use it, but I like that I have the option. I haven't been able to try out the range, since I just began using the collar, but I like that it has a large range for the price. Good battery life. With training it has remained well-charged for several days.
ConsThe only con so far is that the collar has a light that occasionally flashes to let you know if you need to charge it (green if it has a good charge, yellow if it has less than 50%, red--need to charge). The light is bright enough to be a little distracting for me (the dog doesn't care), but I'm sure I will get used to it. I wish it only flashed when a charge is needed, but maybe there is a reason for it working the way it does.
By Duke
Cedar Park, TX
Garmin Sport Pro
March 30, 2021
We needed a collar to train our young Irish Setter for Dove hunting. This product is perfect for obedience training and hunting training purposes. The LED light allows us to see our dog as the sun is setting and amongst tall grasses. It also contains enough features to allow us to choose how to train our dog! Would recommend this product for anyone with an energetic breed.
ProsContains many features and an LED light for nighttime.
ConsTraining CD that comes with it was scratched.
By Ed
Alexandria VA
Great Improvements
March 30, 2021
Traded up for latest model of sport pro. Very happy with ease of use and added features.
ProsIntegrated light Less buttons to change options
ConsReceiver larger
By Tony
Middleburg, FL
Sport Pro
March 29, 2021
We have never used e-collars previously. Purchased this product after explaining my dogs issues and goals with a Gun Dog Team Member who recommended the Sport Pro. He was very helpful in explaining all the features as well as making sure I did not over purchase for something I didn't need. The quality is top notch as you would expect from Garmin. My dog has responded well and is already doing much better with the off leash issues we where targeting. After minimal training time in the first week, we are already confortable with walking off leash while maintaining control. To our surprise, we only have to use a small level (2 & 3) of stimulations for positive results / response. Have used the Tone option in conjunction / simutaneously with stimulations and he is already starting to respond positively to tone only. The lighted collar is great as we live in country where its very dark at night and when we let him out at night, I can visually keep track of him. Very happy with the product and the free video that comes with it is very good in getting you started with e-collar basics.
ProsFits in hand well with easy one handed operation of all controls. Great long distance signal for recall. Lighted collar is great at night for knowing exactly where the dog is in dark.
By Hux
Garmin Sport Pro for my Weimaraner
March 28, 2021
Love this product. Lots of people who see this on his neck think its a cruel way of training. I explain how it keeps him safe. The tone feature is great for me because I can't whistle loud, so when I push that button, he drops everything and comes straight to me. The light feature is great at night because it is so easy for find him. Another great safety feature. I can't say enough about this product and how it changes his attention when its put on. I get compliments everyday on his behavior and how well trained he is already. Weims can be VERY stubborn and very focused on things that should NOT be doing.
ProsDurable Reliable
ConsI couldn't view the disc that came with this. Tried it in three different situations and still could not view. Otherwise the product itself is awesome.
By Leon R.
McLeod, Montana
It worked on a terrorizing terrier
March 27, 2021
We adopted a 30 pound young terrier from a shelter. The first couple of weeks we kept him on a leash when he went out but then tried him without the leash. 45 minutes later we were able to round him up - this happened twice. Since we live in an area that has, as our vet said "The real deal" for predators (mountain lions, grizzly and black bears and coyotes) we decided that we could not take the risk of having him blast off into the unknown on the trail of something that could easily result in him becoming dinner. We put the collar on him and went for a walk. He was fine for about 50 yards then off he went. I tried the tone - he kept running. I tried the vibration - he kept running. I then went to the single shock - he kept running (and yelped). I then went to continuous shock at maximum intensity and, since he was well out of sight, I could him him yelping continuously. When I got back to the house, he was under a brush. I took him in and removed the collar. He was uninjured by the collar but the point had been made. Now he goes out with the collar and all it takes is the tone to get his attention.
ProsEase of use - one hand. Three attention getting levels - tone, vibration and shock. Excellent range.
ConsNone that I have discovered.

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