Martingale Dog Collars
The purpose of using Martingale dog collars is to allow you to provide a gentle and humane signal to your dog that you don’t want them to pull on the leash. As soon as your dog stops pulling, the pressure from the collar comes off and it wont take much time with praise at the right places to have a settled and calm dog who no longer pulls on the leash.
Good For Training
While martingale dog collars are exceptional for training, they also double as a regular walking and everyday collar.
They get their name from a part of tack used on horses, and the similarity really is that they employ two loops to provide management of the dog, while in the horse industry the basic use is to prevent a horse from dropping or raising their head.
Stop That "Backing Out Of The Collar"
If you have a dog who wants to fight against the collar or if you have a dog who can do the “Houdini” thing and back out from a normal collar, then a martingale collar should be high on your list of priorities.
They're Everywhere Now!
These dog collars are so popular now that they are available in every imaginable size shape, design, color and material. In fact there is a whole designer dog collar industry revolving around martingale dog collars.
Nevertheless, they all employ the same principle of having two connecting loops, one of which attaches to the leash and pulls the collar tighter the more the tension is applied.
Safe, Effective and Humane.
Due to its design this dog collar can never be tightened and further than when the two rings on the collar portion meet. This means that there is no danger of exerting undue pressure on the trachea. Or inflicting pain on the dog such as is possible with the infinite pressure applied through a choker collar. If you have a dog whose neck is large in proportion to their head and a normal collar sometimes slips off.
You will be delighted at how well martingale dog collars work. There is no chance that the dog can slip or back out of this collar.
Even when they are pulled as tight as possible the martingale collar will still be comfortable for the dog. It’s a much better and much more responsive solution than the old chain choker.
To properly measure up for your martingale collar, just run a soft measuring tape around the dogs neck and that it pretty much. Draw the tape snugly around their neck and you have your measurement.
Fitting Your Martingale Collar
These dog collars are fitted by sliding them over the head of the dog.
1 Lengthen the collar to its largest size.
2. Slide over the head of the dog.
3. Move the collar to rest at the top of the animal’s neck.
4. Tighten the collar until the d rings meet, but do not cross over.
5. Check to see that when in the tightened position you can still slide two fingers between the dog’s neck and the martingale collar.
If you are using the martingale dog collar for training, then is probably best to choose a nylon webbed one. They are much more comfortable for the dog and a little less stiff than a leather one.
You will be surprised how well your dog will react to this type of dog collar, and how much more comfortable you will be to give that leash a gentle pull.
There are ample online resources for you to choose the right martingale collar, and many devoted animal lovers who actually design and produce a never ending array of collars for dogs.