Rated 2 out of 5 by Uplands Unreliable collar
The collar webbing is only glued together, not sewn, to hold on the clip and the D-lug on the bell. And the 5/8? plastic clip is very flimsy. The collar falls far short of the quality, durability and accurate product description I expect from LL Bean. Essentially you?re overpaying for a decent bell, because I sure don?t trust this collar. The clip could break easily, the glue would fail if it gets wet or too cold, and then you?ve lost an overpriced bell out in the woods somewhere. If I?d seen this in a store, I would never have bought it. And check the picture with the hunter ? that?s a different, wider collar with a metal prong buckle. The packing slip says I?d have to pay to return this, too!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NoHoofNoHorse Hunting Bell & Dog Locator
I bought this bell for our black Lab puppy - 16 months old. As we approach another deer hunting season, I wanted her to be readily identifiable as NOT a deer. The collar was easy to adjust and slides right on. The bell has a very pleasant tinkle and no deer sounds like that. And the big plus - at night, when it's impossible to see a black dog, I can now hear her. I highly recommend this collar/bell arrangement for any dog who lives in the country.
November 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by headingnorth nice tone but not loud enough
This is a nice quality bell, with a very pleasant tone. However it isn't loud enough in the field for 'older' ears, I had to return the bell for this reason.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LosAngelesChivas Pleasant sound. Effective
I recently purchased this bell for my lab so I can keep track of him.
When he is in my back yard and I'm in the house, I want to know where he is and that he is fine. This bell alerts me. It also served me well while camping in Tuolumne meadows. However, I have to take it off while I walk him in my neighborhood. It alerts all the other dogs who never get walked and they all start barking.
I really find the sound pleasing to my ears. Just like a wind chime.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zwickau bird dog bell
Nice sound, good construction, dog took to it in one minute, now can hear him (English Setter) even 150 feet away in the woods; our second dog (Springer Spaniel) doesn't range, doesn't need the bell and isn't bothered by his partner's ringing!
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandmotherof9 Just right!
We have a deaf Great Dane, who loves to run through the fields around the house. Since he can't hear us call him, we have to know where he is at all times. This bell lets us know exactly where he is. He brings the bell collar to us when he's ready to go out!
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovesallanimals AnimalLover
I purchased this collar with the bell for my Jack Russell mix so other critters would be warned and hear him coming. So far it is working. The collar is up to LL Bean's standard and so is the bell with a very nice sound.
I would order it again if necessary.
Oh, and his newest nicknames are "Bell Boy" and "Paul Revere".
October 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by PuppyTracker Sportsman's Bell with Adjustable Collar
Helps me keep track of my new puppy. Has pleasant sound. Wish sound could be heard from a further distance (300 - 500 ft.? - Could be my "old" ears) . A ring to attach a lead and I.D. tag would be helpful
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MainestyleinNYC A (small) bit of piece of mind
I bought this for our 1 yr old dog who has a tendency to roam (ie escape) when off leash. When this bell first arrived, I thought it would be a total bust. It initially seemed super loud and annoying when I opened it in our apartment, and our dog reacted similarly--she ran and hid. However, when we put it to the test outside, it was fantastic! After just a minute, she didn't mind it at all and it allowed us to not have to watch her constantly. When she did make a run for it, we could hear her up until the point she went completely down a hill. At that point, I think only a foghorn would have helped. Overall, I am very satisfied, as is our dog, for allowing her a small bit of freedom.
February 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LikeGreenBeans Gave independence back
After my lab Liz went blind from progressive retinal atrophy and wandered off a few times I leashed her on walks and we were both miserable. My area is too rural for GPS and with this bell she's independent again. When she wanders off I listen and find her. I'm ordering another as the collar is worn. It would be even better if the collar were made of the same biothane synthetic material as her LLBean safety collar.
September 16, 2011