Martingale collars are for dogs that prefer a gentle, non-pulling collar when they walk on a leash. The Martingale style is beneficial for dogs with larger necks and smaller heads (pugs, Husky, Doberman).
The martingale dog collar was designed for sighthounds because their necks are larger than their heads, and they can often slip out of buckle collars. This type of dog collar is fitted with a D-ring, and the leash attaches to this ring. When the dog pulls on the leash, the collar constricts. Since the collar is adjustable, it won’t tighten beyond your dog’s neck width if properly fitted. This way, you can provide comfort without harming your pooch.
A martingale collar is also referred to as a limited-slip or no-slip collar. They’re popular among owners of Whippets, Greyhounds, Salukis, and other sighthound breeds.
Don’t have a sighthound? Not to worry, you can use martingale collars with other dog breeds ( Huskies and Min Pins come to mind) as well. Especially if you want more control during leash training or if your dog tends to slip out of the collar.