Vintage Stars & Stripes - 1.5" Craft Martingale Collar


Shipping to United States: $7.00

This vintage-y US flag is one of my favorite craft collar designs. What is a "craft" collar? It's a collar the I designed by layering multiple pieces of ribbon together into the design that you see. Same strength and sturdiness, but with an extra labor of love in the creativity! It's special because it's the only collar designed like this one, and you can't get it anywhere else! The bottom ribbon layer is woven plaid ribbon with strands of red and green. Layered on top is a classic star patterned ribbon, and beneath, vintage red and white stripes. Layered together they create a unique and classic US flag design. It's backed with red nylon.

Please include your dog's name, breed and approximate neck measurement with your order. I will make the collar specifically for your dog, so please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your collar in the mail.

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.

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