Best E-Collars for Dogs


a dog in the back of a pickup truck wearing an e-collar and hunting vest

E-collars are an excellent training tool to improve your communication with your dog. Although e-collars, also called shock collars, can be controversial for some dog owners, new technology allows them to be a humane and effective form of training for many dogs. Each of the e-collars in our list of best e-collars for dogs comes with vibration and tone stimulation that will catch your dog’s attention without the use of static stimulation. In case you need it, there are multiple levels of static stimulation offered in continuous or momentary settings. This will allow you to find what works best for your dog without causing them distress. Our list of best e-collars for dogs includes e-collars for yard training, hunting dogs, and more. Keep reading to check out our best dog training collars! 

SportDOG YardTrainer 100 Dog Training Collar

SportDOG YardTrainer 100 Dog Training Collar

The SportDOG YardTrainer 100 is perfect for basic obedience training around the house or yard. This rechargeable e-collar is waterproof and submersible for up to 25 feet so you can feel comfortable using it at any time. In addition to tone and vibration stimulation, there are also eight levels of static stimulation so you can find what works best for your dog without causing discomfort. If you have a smaller dog, the SportDOG YardTrainer 100 is a great option because of its compatibility with dogs 8 pounds or larger. 

  • Range: Up to 100 yards
  • Sensor(s): Remote training sensor
  • Battery Life: 50-70 hrs. (handheld device) / 20-25 hrs. (dog device)
  • Included: Lanyard, charge cable, test light tool, operating guide, remote transmitter, long contact points, basic training manual, standard contact points, receiver on 3/4" collar strap


SportDOG FieldTrainer 425X Dog Training Collar

SportDOG FieldTrainer 425X Dog Training Collar

The SportDOG FieldTrainer 425x is the perfect system for yard training, hunting with close-working dogs, or introducing your dog to field training. The 21 levels of static stimulation in low and medium ranges allow you to customize your correction based on the dog’s temperament. Plus, this training bundle is a great investment if you’re planning on having more than one dog. With the purchase of additional e-collars, you can train up to 3 dogs using a single remote. Like all other SportDOG e-collars the FieldTrainer 425x is waterproof and submersible to 25 feet and rechargeable batteries.

  • Range: Up to 500 yards
  • Sensor(s): Remote training sensor
  • Battery Life: 50-70 hrs. (handheld device) / 20-25 hrs. (dog device)
  • Included: Lanyard, test light tool, operating guide, long contact point, remote transmitter, recharging adaptor, basic training manual, receiver on 3/4" collar strap


Garmin Delta XC Remote Training Bundle

Garmin Delta XC Remote Training Bundle

The Garmin Delta XC offers 18 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation plus tone and vibration so you can find the best way to communicate with your dog. You can train up to 3 dogs with the Garmin Delta XC and use the 3 correction configurations for different behavioral issues. If you’re looking for an e-collars that gives you more control and simplicity for dog training, the Garmin Delta XC is the one for you!

  • Range: 0.5 miles
  • Sensor(s): Remote training sensor
  • Battery Life: 80 hrs. (handheld device) / 60 hrs. (dog device)
  • Included: Delta XC handheld, Delta XC dog device, Black 3/4-inch collar strap, Contact point set (long and short) with wrench, Charging clip, Lanyard, USB cable, AC adapter, Manual


SportDOG SportHunter 825X Dog Training Collar

SportDOG SportHunter 825X Dog Training Collar

The SportDOG SportHunter 825x is a popular e-collar for hunting dogs. This waterproof e-collar allows you to easily communicate with your dog using tone, vibration, or one of 21 levels of static stimulation. The e-collar remote was designed for ease of use so you can deliver consistent, immediate, training tailored to your dog’s personality. For dogs 8-pounds or larger, the SportDOG SportHunter 825x fits a variety of breeds!

  • Range: Up to 0.5 mile
  • Sensor(s): Remote training sensor
  • Battery Life: 50-70 hrs. (handheld device) / 20-25 hrs. (dog device)
  • Included: Belt clip, lanyard, test light tool, operating guide, charging adaptor, long contact points, basic training manual, standard contact points, receiver on 3/4" collar strap, remote transmitter with removable antenna


Garmin Sport Pro Remote Training Bundle

Garmin Sport Pro Remote Training Bundle

The Garmin Sport Pro offers 1-handed training in a compact, lightweight design. This e-collar bundle supports up to 3 dogs and includes the traditional remote training sensor and a BarkLimiter™ bark sensor on the e-collar to stop unwanted barking. Along with tone and vibration, the Garmin Sport Pro has 10 static stimulation levels both continuous and momentary so you can find the right fit for your dog.  

  • Range: 0.75 mile
  • Sensor(s): Remote training sensor and bark sensor
  • Battery Life: 80 hrs. (handheld device) / 60 hrs. (dog device)
  • Included: Manual, dog device, AC adapter, charging clip, Garmin Sport Pro, split adapter cable, 3/4 in. black collar strap, contact point sets with wrench


Garmin Delta Sport XC Remote Training Bundle

Garmin Delta Sport XC Remote Training Bundle

If you’re training a hunting or working dog, the Garmin Delta Sport XC is a good choice. This remote training bundle supports up to 3 dogs (additional collars sold separately) and features tone, vibration, and 36 levels of static stimulation so you can customize your training. With 5 training configurations for different behavioral issues and a built-in BarkLimiter™ you’ll have everything you need for training now and in the future.

  • Range: 0.75 mile
  • Sensor(s): Remote training sensor and bark sensor
  • Battery Life: 80 hrs. (handheld device) / 60 hrs. (dog device)
  • Included: Delta Sport XC handheld, Delta Sport XC dog device with built-in BarkLimiter™, black 3/4-inch collar strap, contact point set (long and short) with wrench, charging clip, lanyard, USB cable, AC adapter, manual

Garmin PRO 550 Plus/TT 15 Training and Tracking Bundle

Garmin PRO 550 Plus/TT 15 Training and Tracking Bundle

If you’re looking for the best of the best for hunting and working dogs, the Garmin PRO 550 Plus/TT 15 is what you need. You’ll get 18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, tone, and vibration settings to customize your training. With a range of 9 miles, you’ll be able to keep up with your dog through GPS and GLONASS satellite reception that updates every 2.5 seconds. 

  • Range: 9 miles
  • Sensors: Remote training sensor
  • Battery Life: 24 hrs. (handheld device) / 20-40 hrs. (dog device)
  • Included: PRO 550 Plus handheld, TT 15 dog device with a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack, 1" black collar strap, AC adapter, split adapter cable, charging cable, contacts kit (short and long), manual

Although e-collars can be great training tools, it’s important to educate yourself on how to properly use an e-collar if you’ve never used one before. If you have any questions on our selection of e-collars or how to use them, please contact your local SCHEELS for more information.