What's a Martingale Collar?
When selecting a collar style, you'll notice that most Get Wagging collars are available in two style options, Standard Clip or Martingale. If not familiar with the look or purpose of a martingale collar, keep reading below to learn about the function of a martingale collar when deciding on the right style of collar for you and your pup.
A martingale collar looks like a normal collar, but it has an added loop of fabric with a d-ring on it where you’ll attach your leash. When your dog is relaxed and walking properly on the leash the fabric loop will be relaxed, too. When your dog pulls so does the fabric loop, which will then tighten the collar a little around your dog’s neck. It’s a great tool for training or simply for dogs who are known leash pullers. For example, my dog is notorious for slipping out of a normal collar as required to chase a squirrel (or whatever’s caught his attention, he’s got major talent in the collar slipping department!), so this is a great option for him. The style was first invented to use on sight hounds because their necks are larger than their heads so they’d often slip out of a traditional collar. A martingale is much safer than a slip lead and people also find it to be a better option than a traditional choke collar.
It’s always important to make sure your dog’s collar is properly fitted, but more so with a martingale collar. If it’s ill-fitting it won’t work properly and you won’t experience the best results because of this. If you have a question about how to measure your dog for a martingale collar, see our sizing chart, or email us with any other questions about martingale collars as we’re happy to help!