Buckle style collars are regarded as the strongest and most practical dog collar available suitable for everyday use and are perfect for growing dogs, or those with seasonally changing coats, as they can be resized as needed. Our BossDog buckles are heavy-duty, side release buckles used in rock climbing gear. This popular style of BossDog collar is made with YYK premium buckles guaranteed to be heat and cold resistant.
Martingale collars work much the same way as a choke collar but without metal against the dog’s skin. It uses a soft fabric or nylon to create the pull rather than a metal chain, fitting loosely on a dog’s neck and tightening only when it needs to.
It has two loops. The back section is like a traditional collar that is adjustable and hangs around the back of your dog’s neck. The second smaller section is a loop under the chin with the D-Ring for the leash to be attached. When the dog pulls, the collar tightens and will stay snug around the dog’s neck without choking the dog. When the tension is released, the collar loosens again. The collar remains loose and comfortable when the dog is not pulling, but tightens when they try to pull out of it.
Consider a martingale style if your dog tends to slip free of a buckle collar. A lot of this slipping is due to fur texture and shape of head and neck. Martingale collars are especially safe for dogs with narrower heads such as whippets, shelties, and greyhounds, as these dogs tend to slip out of a buckle style collar. Sometimes called a greyhound or whippet collar, martingales are excellent for breeds such as poodles, greyhounds, and those with slim and narrow heads not much wider than their neck
Martingale collars are helpful for training, too. If you prefer to give your dog slight tugs on the leash while working on leash manners, the martingale is a nice option. It provides training control of your dog without the piercing effect of prong collar.
Dogs still learning good leash manners are more likely to pull or try to twist out of their collars when they see other dogs and other distractions. The martingale style collar is a good tool to prevent your dog from slipping out of his collar.
While they are excellent training collars and help prevent slipping or escaping, any collar can become a choking hazard if left on unattended dogs.