Training a dog is not the easiest task, even though there are countless methods and products out there to help improve your dog’s behavior. Martingale and slip collars are proven training tools that are easy to use and harmless to your dog when used correctly. If your dog often pulls on their leash during walks or isn’t receptive to other training when wearing a normal collar, you should consider one of our training collars.
When To Use a Training Collar
A training collar should not be used for normal wear outside of training and walks. Even though the training collars are designed to be comfortable for your dogs, having a normal collar to switch out to during normal down time at home will help avoid any accident with the training collar being caught on anything around the house. Don’t get a martingale or slip collar for your dog if they do not need any sort of training or behavioral correction.
We’ve all been there before...training our dogs can be a hassle, especially if your dog is uncomfortable wearing its collar. If your dog isn’t responding positively to its training because it dislikes its collar, it might be time for a change. The Dog Training Collars at dogIDs provide the comfortability your pooch has been barking for. When used correctly, our martingale and slip collars are harmless to your furry friend and help correct their misbehaviors. Our collars transform the task of training from tiring to textbook.
Does your Dog Need a Training Collar?
Dogs who have issues staying next to you while taking a walk would really benefit from the correct use of a training collar. If your dog is easily distracted by other dogs, rabbits or leaves blowing in the wind, a training collar will help you quickly get him back on track. Slip collars are helpful for dogs that are stubborn, pull during walks or do not respond to training when wearing a regular collar. Martingale collars are like sweatpants for dogs, they lay loosely around your dog's neck and only tighten when the dog pulls away. Dog training collars like these are great tools for correcting misbehaviors. They relieve stress for both dogs and their owners.
What is a Slip Collar?
A slip collar is a pet-friendly way to correct your dog when he’s not behaving as you’d like. Some people refer to collars similar to this as a slip chain, check chain or choke collar, but our dog training collars are made out of nylon or leather, not chain. And when used correctly, you are not choking your dog.
Our slip collars for dogs are made out of leather or nylon rope with rings at both ends. The collar goes through one ring, leaving the other ring open on the end. This creates a loop around the dog’s neck that sits right below their ears. The end of the collar with the open ring sits on the back of the dog’s neck. When the leash is attached to the ring with the collar through it, pulling the leash will not tighten the collar. When the leash is connected to the empty ring on the end, the collar will slip and tighten when the leash is pulled, and slip back to being looser when the tension is released.
Nylon and leather training collars for dogs are also used as show slip leads. Show dog handlers like to use slip collars because they allow for very effective training tools when used correctly.
What is a Martingale Collar?
Dogs that want to hang loose will love wearing a martingale collar. Normal collars are tight on the dog’s neck all the time. Martingale collars are designed with a relaxed fit, helping to ease tension around your dog’s neck. They create comfortability and control. How? They are built with two loops. A larger loop that adjusts around your dog's neck and a smaller loop for the D-ring that you clip to their leash. The large loop is for comfortability and the smaller loop is for control. When your dog pulls away, the control loop tightens the larger loop and stops your dog from pulling without choking its neck.
How to Use Dog Training Collars
All it takes is a quick, firm pull sideways on a leash to engage a slip collar and get your dog’s attention. A simple, quick tug that is immediately released will get your pup back in line and in heel position. Some people think of this action as a snap, correction or leash pop. You do not want to pull straight back on a leash connected to a training collar because that will just cause your dog to pull against you. If you aren’t sure how to best use a training collar, we recommend asking a local trainer or vet for help.
Training Collars for Small Dogs and Puppies
Martingale and slip collars can also be used for training small dogs and puppies. We do have one MAYA puppy training collar available. You can also order a custom-length Mendota slip lead for a small additional charge. Just give us a call at 800-720-8247 to learn more about Mendota slip leads for puppies and small dogs.
Why Shop at dogIDs?
Each day at dogIDs, our team works hard to improve the lives of dogs and their owners. We surround ourselves with our pets and only produce products that we believe will improve their health and safety. We never sell products that we wouldn’t give to our own dogs. Like our dogs, our customers are very important to us. Each Dog Training Collar comes with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any issues with your collar, contact our caring customer service team and we will make it right for you. Our motto is: only the best for man’s best friend.