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Martingale Dog Collars

A martingale is a type of dog collar that provides more control over the animal without the choking effect of a choke-chain or slip collar. These specialized collars prevent dogs from slipping out of their collar and when adjusted properly never choke, but constrict snugly to prevent escape.

The original Martingale Dog Collar was designed for Sighthounds because their necks are larger than their heads and they can often slip out of buckle collars. These collars have gained popularity among other breed owners in the recent past with many trainers now recommending them instead of choke chains or choke collars.

Fitting a martingale-style collar

Martingale-style collars are fitted to the exact size of the dog’s neck when the collar is pulled closed. Properly fitted, the collar will be comfortably loose when not in use. When the control loop is pulled, the 2 slides (hardware on the small control loop of the collar) should pull close together but the two slides should never touch.

Martingale Styles and Avaliability at Tomlinson's

Martingale-style collars come in a variety of styles and colors. Some come with a chain loop, while others offer a nylon loop. Some buckle on, while others slip over the dog’s head. Pictured below are a number of different styles that we offer in our stores.

Please note that or selection of styles varies in each of our five stores. Call ahead if you have a particular style in mind to make sure we have it in stock.

Coastal brand “No-Slip” Collar

Nylon loop, slip on; comes in a variety of sizes and colors.

 

 

Coastal brand “Check” Collar

Chain loop, slip on; comes in a variety of sizes and colors, solid colors and designer styles available.

 

Premier brand Martingale-style Collar

Nylon loop, slip on; comes in a variety of sizes and colors.

 

 

Premier brand Fido FineryTM Martingale-style Collar

Similar to above, nylon loop, slip on; comes in a variety of sizes and designer colors.

 

 

 

 

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