Walking the Dog: The Martingale Training System
Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 05/19/16 3:32 PM
The relationship you have with your dog should be one of
trust, love and respect. Dogs are our furry companions, and one of the best
ways to bond with them is with a good training program. Training with the
helps us learn the needs of our pet and helps them learn good doggy
etiquette. We at HotDogCollars provide the training tools you need to bring the
bond with your four-legged friend to the next level.
The Martingale Collar
As an owner who wants the best for their dog, you’re
probably already familiar with the
that are out there. But did you know the martingale collar is
a better option for the rowdier, bouncier pooch?
How it Works
Designed for dog breeds with heads slimmer than their necks,
the martingale collar is built of two layers, or loops, one small and one
large. The first smaller loop is called the
. The second larger loop (adjustable in size) goes around the dog’s
neck and should be fitted somewhat loosely, you want your dog to feel
comfortable wearing the collar after all.
Attached to the control loop is the D-ring. The D-ring is
used to attach the leash to the collar. If and when your pet tries to lead
during the walk or lunges out at a cat or squirrel in its path, the small
control loop pulls the larger loop tight. This stops your dog from getting away
or from dragging you along for the ride. A friendlier alternative to the choke
collar, the martingale teaches your dog not to lead or pull. To correct bad
behavior, you can control the collar with a light flick of the leash.
Dog Breeds that
Benefit from the Martingale System
The martingale collar was designed for breeds born with
swiftness of foot and a penchant for adventure.
Breeds like the
Saluki, Borzoi, and Greyhound known for their elegance, speed and dexterity require
training with the martingale training system, and here’s why:
Saluki: One of the
oldest breeds in history, the
dates back to Ancient Egypt. Also called the Persian Greyhound, the
Saluki personality type is reserved and catlike, making them a challenge to
train. Because they are a proud breed, they require extra patience and care. Originally
bred to hunt gazelle, Salukis are full of energy and need regular exercise.
Salukis are known for escaping the yard and getting out of their leashed
collars. The martingale collar prevents them from removing the collar and
trying to take off.
Borzoi: The Borzoi
breed is most known for its athleticism. A popular breed in the 1920s and ‘30s,
Borzoi can weigh as much
as 105 pounds and measure at 2.2 feet standing on all fours. Known for its
gentle nature, Borzoi are very loyal to their masters and affectionate with
children. Bred in Russia to fight off wolves and hunt large game, the Borzoi,
like the Saluki requires a lot of exercise. Because they can never be off leash
(they like to run wild), the martingale collar helps you restrain their bulk.
known for going 45 miles per hour around the racetrack, retired greyhounds make
an excellent addition to any family. A cuddly and sweet-natured creature, the
greyhound is very easy to train. The martingale collar helps to gently teach
your senior greyhound to walk in pace with you.
We at HotDogCollars know your pets are your family. Our humane martingale dog collar will make training your hound a breeze. Click here to order your martingale today!