This listing is for a pre-made, ready to ship collar.
Size: Large (see size guide in photos)
Named for Stormie the pittie, this martingale collar is 1.5 inches wide. It features really fun black ribbon with classic ink designs, and the phrases: "Long live our love" and "Life, Love, Luck." Skulls, hearts, flowers, 8-balls, this collar is totally bad*ass!
Being the owner of two very strong dogs with less-than-stellar leash manners (aka, I get pulled everywhere, and their collars really take a beating), I understand the need for a strong, sturdy collar. All seams are reinforced, with all thread ends woven in by hand for extra strength, and I always use metal hardware. While these collars will withstand nearly anything your dog can throw at it, they are not meant to be used for dogs tethered outside unsupervised- both because of the martingale design, and as an extra precaution towards your dog's safety.
What is a Martingale Collar?
A Martingale collar is made of 2 loops of fabric, attached together by metal slide rings. The larger loop goes around the dog's neck, and the smaller loop rests flat in front with the D-Ring where the leash is attached. When pressure is applied to the leash, the small loop will pull the large loop tighter around the dog's neck, to ensure they can't back or slip out of it.
Martingale collars were originally designed for dogs whose heads are the same width or smaller than their necks (sighthounds, greyhounds, etc. - so, a regular buckle collar would slip right off. However, Martingales are now being widely used and recommended by trainers and experts in the dog community. A Martingale collar has all of the benefits of a "slip" or "choke" collar, without any of the downsides (the choking effect, etc.). They are the only style of collar we feel safe using with our dogs.