WHAT THEY ARE AND USE TO USE THEM
Martingale collars have a control loop that cinches when engaged with a leash, providing more control and preventing escape! Martingale collars, also known as Greyhound collars or Lupine collars, are a safe and comfortable way for every dog to wear a collar. If your dog tends to pull on his/her leash, bolt after squirrels or is capable of escape from his/her regular collar by backing out of it, a Martingale collar may be the right choice for you and your pup! Martingales are necessary collars for Sighthound breeds, like greyhounds and whippets, whose heads are smaller than their necks - allowing them to easily back out of regular collars. Martingales have cinch loop that restricts when a dog pulls on a leash, avoiding the possibility of escape - and relaxes when stopped or off leash. When the collar is adjusted properly, the two sliders on larger loop should not touch when pulled on leash. Our collars are made to be durable and attractive! If they are put on the dog in the wrong way, they will not serve their purpose! Helpful Tip: To save wear and tear on the tags, attach them to one of the side hinges, rather than attaching to the D-ring.
Open the collar up to slip over the dog's neck. If it looks like this, it's wrong!
Open the collar up to slip over the dog's neck. If it looks like this, it's right! You should see both hinges and the cinch loop (the piece the D-ring is on).
From Jay Fortman at Dancing Dogs Training:"I took my first dog training class when my German Shepherd Dog, Freeda Mae, was 5 months old. The trainer recommended a "Martingale" collar. Freeda wore the same one for 9 years. Later, I became a dog trainer myself and I continue to recommend the Martingale collar. In the past you could get black or ... black. Thanks Kathy for getting creative with this excellent collar."