Sportdog Brand Yardtrainer 350


AsyPets Rechargeable Remote Waterproof Dog Training Collar

Man's best friend... loyal to the core but boy can they be stubborn right?

We all love our furry companions and one of the reasons we feel so affectionate about them is their occasional mischief. However, more than often we end up with headaches from their headstrong personalities and misbehavior. 

Now there's more than one remedy for this, and we're not counting aspirin.

Remote dog training collars fit into the category of easy-to-use, portable and affordable. Well, the last one depends on what kind of features you are looking for, but this particular model we're covering today has a great price point and some impressive characteristics. We can all agree that the most important thing for all pet owners is the knowledge that they are training their dog in a safe and painless way and that's exactly what this device does.


  • For dogs of all sizes
  • 8-28 inches adjustable collar
  • 16 levels of stimulation intensity
  • 3 modes: beep tone, vibration, static
  • Waterproof, good for any type of weather
  • Up to 450 yards of range
Collar fits dogs that weigh 8 pounds or more
5 -22 inches neck size
Eight levels of static stimulation and tone-only mode
Waterproof and submersible
300 yards of range
Fits neck sizes 6-23 inch
Compatible with PetSafe PIF-300 wireless fence
Fits dogs weighing 5 pounds or more
Five levels of correction as well as a tone-only mode
Rechargeable batteries
In-ground system
Waterproof collar
Four levels of stimulation plus vibration
Utilizes a conventional 9V battery
Low battery indicator light
System supports multiple collars

AsyPets Rechargeable Remote Waterproof Dog Training Collar - The Basics

Sportdog Brand Yardtrainer 350 – The Basics
Petsafe Stay and Play Fence Receiver – The Basics

This model comes with a few features we don't see often in the budget-friendly category. First of all, it has a digital display which indicates the level of stimulation you're using. Also, you can see the remaining battery power. It has a total of 16 levels and 3 modes. The beep tone mode can be useful if you're just starting out training your dog or as a warning sign before using the other two modes. We recommend using the vibration mode and the shock mode only when your dog is not responding to a command it already knows. When the main reason for not responding is stubbornness or a distraction.

A range of 450 yards is pretty decent and will be good enough for indoor training or maybe in your own yard.You'll be more than comfortable with that range and will always have time to react to your pet's actions.

This particular model is designed for owners with particularly stubborn and feisty pets. Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t use it on dogs without behavioral issues, but the sole purpose of it is to deliver a somewhat uncomfortable static signal which is responsible for toning your pet’s behavior down.
As you can tell, it has eight levels of correction. Most other models on the market usually don’t have more than four or five. Those three more levels are what makes this collar so effective when restless pets are in question. The 300 yards of range gives you more than enough time to react properly if something goes wrong. In other words, you can rest assured that it won’t go out of signal range before you press any of the buttons on the controller.
The first thing you need to know is that this isn’t a fully functional system but a collar. That means it won’t work without a proper transmitter. In this case, if you have the PetSafe PIF-300 system already installed, this particular collar won’t have any issues when synchronization is in question.
This model offers five different levels of static correction and a tone-only mode for training. Five levels offer more than enough variety for you to fine-tune the unit and find the one that doesn’t over-stimulate your pet. It fits on any breed as long as they weigh more than five pounds. Therefore, if you own a particularly small breed, you might want to look for something with less correctional intensity.
The batteries are rechargeable, and the charger is included with the unit. You have the choice of buying the collar without the charger, but do that only if you already own one. In case this is your first PetSafe product, we recommend buying the whole set in order to avoid unpleasant surprises and additional costs.

​The ​Features

​The ​Design

The collar is built from sturdy plastic and has a good-sized design. What we did notice while testing it on smaller dogs is that it tends to shift a little bit which can be annoying. We did not have this problem with bigger breeds, it was a snug fit. It comes with 2 sets of contact points (0.47 and 0.59), which gives you more variations. Whether your dog is a shorthaired or a longhaired breed, will determine which set you'll be using.

The transmitter with a digital display is a nice touch and it's not a common feature in this price range. All the information you need is shown on it and it helps make this unit one of the easiest to use devices we ever tested. Each of the three modes we mentioned before has their own assigned button. The other three buttons are used to adjust the level of stimulation and to choose between collar number one, and collar number two (purchasing the second one is optional).

16 levels of correction allow for precise fine tuning and are also something worth pointing out since double-digit static simulation levels are a feature found only in much more expensive units.

The collar is pretty neatly designed. The biggest upside of it is the fact that it isn’t bulky or cumbersome. That being said, we did find the two contact points on the collar a bit peculiar and invasive, but it’s not a massive concern as it is more of a matter of your pet getting used to it. The on/off button might not seem like a big deal, but many other models simply don’t feature one. When you have a battery powered gadget, an on/off button is of utmost importance when it comes to efficiency and energy saving.
The transmitter works well and it’s quite easy to get the hang of it. It features two buttons of which one sends a short-timed signal whereas the other sends a continuous signal. On top of that, you can choose between eight different levels or even select the tone-only mode if you’re just getting started. Keep in mind that you need to find the optimal level of correction as soon as possible because not all dogs react the same to respective impulses.
Dog wearing a Remote Waterproof Dog Training Collar

The Battery

Finally, we've made it to the strongest selling point of this device and it is the battery. Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries will handle up to 7-8 weeks for the transmitter and about 2 weeks for the collar before going flat. This will depend of course on how often you use it. Owners who train their dog every day will have to charge both items more frequently. It does come with a 2 in 1 charger and the recharge time is pretty good so it won't be much of a hassle. This is maybe a good time to point out that you should not be keeping the collar on your pup unless you're training him and you should never use it on a leash.

This model features rechargeable NiMH batteries that last about 40-60 hours per charge. The biggest complaint most people have is the fact that this model does not feature Li-Ion batteries which are more efficient and offer better performance.
Both the collar and receiver feature a low-battery indicator and can be charged at the same time thanks to the included split-end charger. Make sure to keep them charged at all times and you shouldn’t run into any major issues.
While many people consider this feature pretty irrelevant, the difference between rechargeable and switchable batteries does exist and it’s worth mentioning. As far as the advantages go, the biggest one is the fact that you don’t have to stack on batteries and plan ahead. Instead, all you have to do is plug it into the charger and let it recharge. The cycle lasts only about two or three hours, meaning there isn’t much downtime in the first place.
The drawback of this system is that the battery is built-in. In other words, if anything happens to the battery itself, the whole unit becomes more or less worthless. Luckily, these batteries aren’t prone to failing and breaking often.

The entire system is water-resistant which means you can be confident in using it in any weather conditions. While we were testing it, we placed the receiver into a water tank and when we pulled it out the static shock mode was still working which was impressive.

The correction levels are excellent. The difference between levels isn’t massive which allows you to adjust the collar quite precisely. Furthermore, if you don’t want to use the correction system right away, there is a tone-only mode which is designed to help your pet get used to wearing and using its new accessory. The fact that everything is wireless makes this model perfect for parks, camping, RVs, and etcetera.
One of the great features is the vibration mode. It allows the owner to train their pet without having to use the electric stimulation. It helps you to gradually train your faithful companion instead of making you use progressive methods immediately.
Other features
While most pet collars look pretty similar to each other, some crucial differences need to be pointed out. As far as the advantages go, the biggest one is the build quality. One can easily tell that this unit is made to last, even in case you have a particularly feisty furry friend. The gadget isn’t too bulky or cumbersome, but it’s not the most comfortable thing on the market either. The collar features a plastic clip which does its job relatively well.
The system box is pretty straightforward, and there’s not much more to it. It comes with an adapter which can be a nuisance for some people due to its somewhat short wire. Therefore, make sure you plan the positioning thoroughly and install the box near an electric outlet to avoid issues with the length of the adapter wires.
While most pet collars look pretty similar to each other, some crucial differences need to be pointed out. As far as the advantages go, the biggest one is the build quality. One can easily tell that this unit is made to last, even in case you have a particularly feisty furry friend. The gadget isn’t too bulky or cumbersome, but it’s not the most comfortable thing on the market either. The collar features a plastic clip which does its job relatively well.
The system box is pretty straightforward, and there’s not much more to it. It comes with an adapter which can be a nuisance for some people due to its somewhat short wire. Therefore, make sure you plan the positioning thoroughly and install the box near an electric outlet to avoid issues with the length of the adapter wires.


• Very budget-friendly
• Digital Display
• Battery life

​​• Easy to use
​​• Affordable
​​• Good coverage
​• Easy to setup
​• Good build quality
​• Smooth correction levels
• Easy to use
• Affordable
• Good build quality


• Transmitter and the collar desync

• Longevity

​​• Underwhelming battery
​• Batteries are built-in
​• No on/off switch
• Batteries don’t last long
• No OFF button

What We Liked about It

While this product is not without its flaws, we really enjoyed that it boasts some features you wouldn't really expect to find on a device in this category. Just by comparing it to some other remote trainers or entirely different systems, you will quickly see that you'll be saving money and making progress with your canine friend in a matter of no time because it's so easy to use.

Besides the already stated digital display and great battery life, we also enjoyed using the optional second collar with only one transmitter. With the dedicated button on the controller, switching between the two was seamless and worked like a charm.

The best thing about this particular model is its portability. In other words, you don’t have to set up any invisible fences or hassle with miniature flags. All you have to do is put the collar on your pet and start the training. Also, the user manual is well-written, and it contains quite a bit of useful information on how to start the training process if you’re a complete novice.
The other thing we liked is the price. Many people expect it to be more expensive than the wireless containment system, but it’s not. In fact, it comes at an affordable price meaning that most pet owners can indeed plan on investing in such a gadget without having to think about their budget too much. However, it may not be as versatile as some containment systems that are available on the market nowadays.
The overall versatility and build quality are the things that we liked the most. In the sea of cheap and underwhelming dog collars, this stands out as one that’s worth investing in. As we already said, if you own the PIF-300 system, this particular unit is one of your safest bets.
The fact that it’s very easy to use makes it ideal for beginners and inexperienced pet owners. It’s also an affordable piece in comparison to some other models that offer similar capabilities and features. It isn’t the best thing on the market, but it’s certainly a piece that’s worth checking out.
People who are searching for high portability combined with great efficiency should find this collar interesting, to say the least.

​What We didn’t Like

What We didn’t Like

While we didn't have a lot of time to test this particular unit, we did manage to contact a few long-time users and one thing most of them pointed out as a major flaw was that from time to time the transmitter and the collar would desync. While this does not occur frequently, it still is an annoyance,

While this does question the reliability of the unit, we decided we can live with it. Of course, more reliable models are available and we even reviewed some of them but you're going to have to be ready to pay extra.

The batteries are probably the weakest point of this product. While they aren’t bad per se, the engineers could have implemented Li-Ion batteries without a problem. The included ones may be considered obsolete and subpar in comparison to Li-Ion. While 40-60 hours seems long and sufficient, you may run into battery issues occasionally.  
The other thing a lot of users complained about is the inconsistency of the signal. In other words, if you select the level seven, the device might output a level four signal. It’s not a frequent occurrence, but it can happen. If you’re worried about consistency, consider checking some other models out, this one might give you troubles in the long run.
The battery is okay, but the fact that it cannot be changed might be a deal-breaker for some people. The recharging cycle doesn’t last long, but it can catch you off-guard. However, there is a low-battery LED light on the collar, meaning you should keep an eye on the levels.
The pet area cannot be changed into a square or rectangular shape. While this is usually typical for most wireless containment systems, it’s still worth mentioning. If you have anything against a circular shape of the area of effect, you might want to look into wired units as they offer more adjustability.
The lack of the OFF button is a major issue for many pet owners. Even though the process of changing the batteries is incredibly simple, it’s not uncommon for people to forget about it. That means you’ll have to go to the nearest store in case you forgot to stack on batteries the last time you were shopping.
As we already said, this fence does not come with wire included. While it’s clearly stated in the description, you would be surprised by the number of people that oversee it. Therefore, if you don’t have wiring installed in the yard, make sure you purchase it separately.


AsyPets Rechargeable Remote Waterproof Dog Training Collar is the definition of the phrase "bang for your buck". Lacking compared to some more expensive models, but offering few awesome features that justify the high 4.1 rating we gave it.

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If you're new to basic dog obedience training, we strongly recommend considering this model as your first purchase. It will lay down the foundation for a better communication bridge between you and your lovely but stubborn best friend.

The Yardtrainer 350 is a decent remote trainer; there is no question about that. Is it the best one on the market? It certainly isn’t. Is it worth checking it out? Yes, it definitely is. In the end, it all comes down to your requirements and preferences. If its features and capabilities fit your idea of a perfect dog trainer, don’t hesitate to give it a chance. On the other hand, there are plenty of other models to choose from.
As far as the advantages go, the biggest one is its ease of use. If you’re an absolute beginner, this model won’t be much of a challenge thanks to its simplistic concept. As for the downsides, the battery and signal inconsistency should be your primary concerns.
This collar is a universal answer for most of your problems. If you have a feisty or disobedient pet, the Stay and Play Fence Receiver can help you when it comes to behavioral corrections. On the other hand, you have to be prepared for trials and errors because nothing happens overnight, especially when it comes to radical changes.
Beginners and inexperienced owners love the ease of use and simplicity of this unit. On the other hand, people who already trained their pets usually look for something with more features. In the end, it all comes down to your needs and preferences. As far as we are concerned, it’s definitely worth checking it out.
If you’re looking for a long-term solution when it comes to training your pet and correcting their behavior, an invisible fence is one of your safest bets. Now, make sure you fully understand your possibilities and responsibilities towards your furry friend. These things can easily become an instrument of abuse if you don’t use them correctly. That doesn’t always mean it’s the owner’s fault, but it does correlate with owner’s ignorance or lack of experience.
As far as your budget goes, you won’t damage it too much. As we said earlier, these fences aren’t cheap but are certainly a good investment, especially if you own a problematic dog. Many people spend hundreds of dollars on professional trainers, and they don’t always guarantee success. This way, you can take a role of a trainer even if you don’t have any experience, and train your pet according to your own preferences. It does take a bit of effort and time, but it definitely pays out in the end.