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The trainer in Dakota's class wants everyone to have a martingale collar on their dog. How are these collars?? She said to take her into the pet store [should be fun] and have them find one that fits right. By the way, she did fairly well and I thought she had alot of energy until I saw a chocolate lab female that was 3 years old and WOW!! she couldn't sit still at all:eek:
 

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Martingales are great for your dog's daily wear on walks, especially on dogs that are crafty at escaping collars.

You may find both the cloth loop and metal looped types at your store.




It's a matter of preference, but I find the action on the metal type much smoother, and for some dogs the chain noise adds a warning.
 

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Quick explanation, it's a prong collar without prongs made of nylon and it's a choke collar without choke when adjusted properly. They have one made of all nylon and one is nylon with chain closure. I prefer the chain/nylon Marti. A humane type of collar that if corrections are given it's much, much, much easier on dog. I use them and like them.
 

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thanks for the replies. She was showing us the nylon one with the chain. She doesn't agree with ANY puppy only adult dogs wearing a prong so I hope this transition to this other collar works well with lots of bits of hot dogs. Also, is there always a couple of aggressive dogs in a class??
 

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Is a mrtingale collar one that tightens around the dogs neck when the pull away?

i think that would still hurt the dog ... if your dog goes spastic on it .... i would not use it .... i tried a similar thing on my lab/collie when he was 4 months old and he went spastic ..... i never used it again
 

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I think most of the training collars tighten around the neck when they pull unless it's a halti or a harness type. The collars should be up quite high below the ears and not lower on the neck
 

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Is a mrtingale collar one that tightens around the dogs neck when the pull away?

i think that would still hurt the dog ... if your dog goes spastic on it .... i would not use it .... i tried a similar thing on my lab/collie when he was 4 months old and he went spastic ..... i never used it again
When Marti is adjusted properly it closes to the neck only, this way dog can't slip out and still does not get choked. Adjusted improperly or too tight it could choke dog, adjusted too loosely and dog slips out of collar. It's easy to adjust it's actually a no-brainer.

A 4 month old puppy could have been spooking at an improper fit or just be spastic because of 1st time use of any collar.
 

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Is a mrtingale collar one that tightens around the dogs neck when the pull away?

i think that would still hurt the dog ... if your dog goes spastic on it .... i would not use it .... i tried a similar thing on my lab/collie when he was 4 months old and he went spastic ..... i never used it again
The action is limited, so it should not choke off the dog's air supply at full closure. And some dogs do need to be conditioned to the collar to prevent spastic behavior, but not many.
 

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Great for dogs who like to "back out" of their collars. Can't tell you how many dogs with collars that are not properly fitted have slipped their collars while waiting to see the vet!
 

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Great for dogs who like to "back out" of their collars. Can't tell you how many dogs with collars that are not properly fitted have slipped their collars while waiting to see the vet!
I was just going to say this. Dogs with long, thin heads, like greyhounds, shelties, collies, etc. can easily slip out of regular collars. The martingales are a literal life saver for them.

We still have Cameron in one. We use the all nylon one. The metal from the chain marti stained his ruff.
 

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I use a martingale with Elka, she likes to slip her collar. I have two martingales, both which have quick release buckles as well. Neither Elka nor I enjoy slipping a collar over her head, so the quick release really makes these a viable option.
 
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