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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Martingale collar.

Well im off to buy miller a martingale collar. He tried on my friends dogs collar, (which is a martingale), and he walked amazing. My friends dog is a small jack russle and he walks great to. For some dogs, diffrent training styles work, and for him, i guess its the martingale LOL. If anybody has any brand of martingale to reccomend, that would be great!
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what IS a martingale??

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ummmm, wow. sure looks like a choker to me... be careful with it!!!

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they also make the in all fabric like this and thats probably what im going to get for him. And with any collar, it all depends on how you use it.
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YES, I'm glad you will be learning how to use it safely!! that one is cuter for sure!

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ummmm, wow. sure looks like a choker to me... be careful with it!!!
They aren't really chokers, Tammy, as there is a limited amount of tightening. At the tightest position, they should still not "choke" the dog, and they loosen up more, so that they are very comfortable if the dog ISN'T pulling.

They were actually designed for dog with big necks and proportionally smaller heads, like Greyhounds and Whippets. These dogs are prone to backing out of regular collars, because if it fits their neck, it fits OVER their head.

It wouldn't be my choice for a coated breed, but they are no harsher than a regular flat buckle collar. One the one the OP posted with the chain, the chain is over the back of the dog's neck, not against his throat, so there is not much contact with the dog. I'd think it would destroy a long coat, however.


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I use both of those Martingales. I actually like the one with the chain the best. Karen is correct - when you are walking the dog, the chain is at the back of the neck, and when it is sized properly, it does not close tightly around the neck. If they were to pull on the leash, however, it would be no different than pulling on a collar.

The cloth martingale I have is made of very stiff fabric - it does not lay as flat as the one shown above in the photo. I wish it would soften up a bit, but so far, it hasn't. Being stiff like it is, the loop sticks out more, and is easier to snap a leash on and off, I suppose. I usually leave the leash attached to mine, just grab the whole thing, collar and leash, slip it over their heads, and away we go.

I LOVE the martingales, if the dog does not pull. When Augie was a pup, he did slip out of a regular collar and scared the #^%& out of me. My boys do not wear collars all the time and these are so easy, once fitted, to slip on and off over their heads.

And, no, I have no problem with either matting or hair breakage, and both of mine are in full coat.

Karen, what did you use on Kodi in Novice Rally? Our trainer said the martingales are not permitted there.

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I ordered show leather martingale-leash-all-in-one because Roki hates that silk show leads. My friend has shi tzu in full show coat and she uses exclusively that type of martingale with chain. To my surprise it doesn't destroy or mat coat at all and her boy is very happy with it. My vet sells very nice rolled leather martingales with chain and I think I am going to buy one for Roki.
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ya, millers going to get cut down very short on wednsday, and i will be keeping it that short, so i don't think that pinching the hair will be a problam
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