Garmin Dog Collars

Introductory Comments

I think it’s important to note that a training collar is a training aid, and therefore is designed to support the trainer. Having researched and read a lot of reviews, it seems that there are some people out there who expect these collars to work on their own. All the usual training methods still apply, such as giving your dog clear and consistent signals. In reality, these collars are for people who want extra help to get their dog to “tune in” to their commands, and for correcting behavior in head-strong canines. So let’s take a look at a few Garmin Dog Collars.

Garmin Delta XC Bundle – Dog Training Device

Garmin Delta XC Dog CollarSize: 1.1 x 2.1 x 5.4 inches

Weight: 6.08 ounces


My rating: 8.6/10

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A very refined dog training system which is simple to use. Designed with Tri-Tonics technology, dog trainers have more control over the collar functions. The accompanying controller fits neatly into the hand and has 3 separate buttons and a clear LCD display.

The device portion that goes on the dog can be adjusted for either long or short contact points. Altogether the system offers 18 levels of continuous or momentary stimulation, as well as tone and/or vibration for 3 correction settings.

If you want to purchase additional dog devices, you can train up to 3 dogs from up to 1/2 a mile away.


  • Variable contact points, which can be changed or replaced as needed (the contact points are the actual parts that are in contact with your dog. Due to length of the coat, long contact points may be required, for example)
  • Improved stimulation options, as compared with earlier models
  • The 1/2 mile range means training can be performed in open areas
  • The 3 different configuration settings mean the collar can be used to help with correcting several behaviors
  • The handheld controller is durable in nature, and has a water rating of IPX71 (i.e. will stand up to splashes, rain/snow and accidental exposure to water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes)
  • It is rechargeable and a charging facility is provided


  • Be prepared to test it on yourself first, to ensure you understand the different strengths of signal and how to use them. This is important so that you don’t start using the collar and giving your dog mixed signals. NB. These are not designed to hurt your dog, just provide a level of discomfort that encourages attention – so it won’t hurt you either!
  • Some people have noted that the collar itself is not to their liking. However, in this case the device itself can be attached to an alternative collar of your choice.
  • This particular model does not have the “bark limiter” – but if that’s something you are looking for, try the Delta Sport XC version)



Garmin Sport Pro Bundle – Dog Training Device

Garmin Sport Pro Bundle Dog CollarSize: 1.4 x 2.1 x 5.4 inches

Weight: 4.32 ounces

My rating: 9.4/10

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Compact and lightweight, the Sport PRO is so simple, intuitive and easy to use in 1 hand, you don’t even have to look at it. It allows you to train up to 3 dogs(additional dog devices required, sold separately). Quick turn dial gives positive clicks when changing between 10 stimulation levels and controlling auxiliary functions. Includes built-in Bark Limiter with settable levels. Four buttons control continuous and momentary stimulation, vibration, tone and lights. Range ¾-mile. Rechargeable, user-replaceable battery. Dog device and collar features interchangeable, replaceable long and short contact points. The handheld even floats.

A very compact and lightweight training system, designed to be used simply in one hand – with a little practice! The controller is intuitive, with a quick-turn dial that emits a click for each change in setting. This ensures no accidental changes in the signals sent to your dog. It also floats if you drop it in water!

The system comes with 10 stimulation levels and includes a “Bark Limiter” which is built in. This auxiliary function can also be set to different levels. It comes with 4 buttons to control the stimulation settings across a 3/4 mile range (continuous/momentary stimulation, vibration, tone and lights). It comes with interchangeable contact points, in order to suit individual dogs.


  • The quick-turn dial ensures you are aware for each and every setting change. With some practice it can become second nature, so you don’t even have to look at it.
  • The 4 training buttons mean it’s easy to adjust the settings for continuous and momentary stimulation, vibration and tone
  • Amazing feature – when you are in low-light conditions, you can activate LED beacon lights on the dog collar device. These are visible up to 100 yards away, and there is a status light on the remote as well
  • A longer 3/4 mile reach, which is further than the basic Delta XC model
  • It is rechargeable and a charging facility is provided


  • I would advise you test it out on yourself first – especially if you are new to these type of collars. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different signals and settings before you put them into practice. NB. These collars are not designed to be harmful, and I think it’s kind of nice to get an appreciation for the sensations your dog is going to get.
  • There have been some comments that for the price the remote should come with a lanyard as well, but I think that’s a personal thing and not a reflection on the actual working of the device.



Garmin Astro 320 T5 GPS Bundle – Dog Training Device

Garmin Astro 320 T5 GPS Dog Tracker BundleSize: 1.4  x 2.4 x 6.3 inches

Weight: 1.15 pounds

My rating: 9.2/10

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This is a top of the range tracking system, designed specifically for sporting dogs. It is very comprehensive in its ability to track up to 10 dogs at a time, who could be up to 9 miles away. The system makes use of a highly sensitive GPS receiver, plus a GPS/GLONASS transmitter. The transmitter itself is housed in the T5 dog device, and is protected with a special housing to keep the VHF antenna upright for best reception.

The advanced technology provides enhanced maps, as well as being compatible with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. It also has a 3-axis electronic compass. All of these features can be displayed on the 2.6″ color monitor that can be easily viewed, no matter what the light is like.



  • A very sensitive GPS system, with GLONASS transmission
  • Also has LED beacon lights and a rescue mode
  • Lengthy battery life, lasting between 20 and 40 hours if need be
  • Comes with a rechargeable ion battery
  • Special extended-range antenna
  • No need to buy a separate GPS chip – this is ready to use when you get it.


  • As is usual with technology, the more features something has the more complex it is to operate. Some people have found it a pretty complicated piece of kit.
  • If you are using this long range, take care with significant peaks and troughs in the terrain. By this I mean it’s not going to work if your dog is on the other side of a hill!



I hope you have enjoyed reading about these Garmin collars. If you would like to share your own thoughts, or ask a question, please do so below.

6 thoughts on “Garmin Dog Collars

  1. Hi! I really find interesting to place this GPS in the for of a collar to our dog. It’s nice. But it’s also practical because we can have our companion constantly monitored. We could evey see a map with all his movements.

    I have had other Garmin devices and they are simply great. So I take home one of these collars.

    1. Thanks Henry – I appreciate you sharing your thoughts, especially since you have used Garmin devices before. They are good and usually very reliable too. 

  2. Hi and thank you for the information! I am new to the dog training game and I admit it has not been an easy go for me as my dog seems to be of the head strong type, though very friendly. These collars have been suggested to me but I have difficulty buying one as I’ve always been under the impression they hurt the dog. I really like the fact that you recommend trying it on yourself before fastening to your animal so as to know what they will be feeling. I will look more into these and bookmark your site for future reference on training. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Shannon and thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s definitely true that some dogs are more head strong than others and may take a little longer to train. Whatever methods you use, patience and consistency are needed for success. Thanks for visiting m6 site and bookmarking it for the future. Mara

  3. Hey there. Thanks for these wonderful suggestions.

    It is great to learn that these Garmin Delta XC Bundle will not hurt my dog. My dog trainer suggested this a while back when i had to pull her out of training early because I was moving but I did not get it.
    I always wanted to try using them to train my cutie pie but I also thought it would hurt her.

    1. Hi there and thank you for your comments. I think these collars can make good training aids if used in the right manner. I hope you will give it a try, now you know a little more about it. Good luck with the training, Mara.

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