Thursday 15 April 2021

Martingale Dog Collars - The Safe Alternative to Help Your Dog Become Obedient!

The martingale dog collar is rapidly gaining popularity with breed owners who have general larger breeds of dogs, as well as the general dog owner population.

They are designed to tighten around a dogs neck to allow for greater control when handling your dog, but they do not choke, hurt, or cause damage to your dog's throat, like a choke chain would, due to their design. 

Because martingale dog collars have a loop system which tightens around your dog's neck when tension is applied to the leash, your dog will not be able to back out of his/her collar, especially if he/she is a breed of dog whose neck is larger than their head, which would respectively make it easy for them to slip out of collars easily. Read on to find out more about martingale dog collars....

Breeds it works best with - While a martingale dog collar can be used for all dogs, it was specifically intended for dogs whose circumference around their neck is larger than their head, which means they would easily slip out of collars by "backing up" towards you, when you are attempting to train them to be obedient. Since choke chains are also ineffective, should your dog back up, and they are harmful to your dog's health, the martingale collar was invented to combat these issues perfectly. Thus, breeds such as greyhounds, whippets, salukis, and others work well with the martingale collar.

Chain and loop - The design of the martingale collar is what makes it so helpful, and also unique, however you can also find martingale collars with a fabric flat tab and loop, instead of a chain; which removes further strain from your dog, but still allows from control. The martingale dog collar is also the first of it's kind (a tightening collar), which has buckles. This makes it more adjustable and less harmful to your dog.

Martingale fit - To properly fit the collar, they should be comfortably loose when there is no tension applied, just like a normal dog collar. As well, when tension is applied to the control loop, the two slides on the control loop should not be able to pull together so that they touch. It is OK for the slides to pull close together, but the fit of the collar is incorrect if they are touching.