Martingale or training collars are designed particularly for pups with heads that are smaller than their necks. These dog collars softly tighten against the dog’s neck if they pull, back up or spin. It is generally worn by greyhounds, whippets, and nervous pups.

A martingale dog collar is generally made out of fabric or nylon that creates a circle like the majority of collars but also has a crescent shape on the back that is created by an additional section of the same fabric. The large loop of the collar fits around the dog’s neck and the smaller loop sits at the back of the neck and has a D-ring which connects to the lead. When relaxed, the collar fits loosely and keeps your canine comfy. However, when the dog tries to pull, the second loop secures the fabric around the canine’s neck for a gentle no-pull effect.

Advantages of the Training Collar

Training collars function much the same way as a martingale yet without metal against the pet’s skin. It also tends to incorporate a soft fabric or plastic to create the pull rather than a metal spike.

Martingale collars are not as reliable with bull necked canines as they have less of an impact on the canine. However, in contrast to choke collars, martingales can be used on more fragile necked canines like greyhounds but not recommended for extremely small dogs. Martingales should also never be left on 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There are significantly less doubters of the martingale collar in contrast to the pinch and choke collars. The softer fabric and lower force of the martingale collar against a hounds neck is the main reason for such a lower amount of criticism.

Disadvantages Of the Martingale Collar

Increased danger of the dog strangling when left unsupervised while using a martingale collar. This increased strangling risk results from the fact that if the D-ring on the collar catches on something, the collar will tighten and potentially choke the canine. But, when the collar fits correctly and is used only occasionally, the martingale collar can be a very appropriate training solution