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How To Make A Martingale Dog Collar

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Martingale collars are a very popular choice for dog trainers. They are not a severe as a regular choke collar since they cannot infinetly tighten and choke the dog. This instructable will show you how to make a martingale collar from scratch.

I have recently started a DIY pet blog called Bloggie Stylish where you can find other cool tutorials like this one.
 
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Step 1: Tools & Supplies You Will Need

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You will need some sort of webbing. There are many kinds out there like cotton, polypropylene and nylon. Three D-rings, which you can scavenge off of an old collar. Scissors. I have two pairs, one for cutting and a small pair of trimming scissors for cutting the threads. A flexible measuring tape for measuring your dog's neck. A sewing machine (that's a given) and sewing thread.

Step 2: Measuring Your Dog

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To ensure that the collar fits properly and that your dog cant back out of it, you need to take two measurements. One directly behind the ears and one lower down on the neck, for where you would like the collar to sit.

When measuring behind the ears, make sure that that the tape is snug. This is the most important measurement. If your collar is too loose, the dog will be able to back out of the collar when the martingale collar is pulled tight. Jerseys measurement is 14 inches.

Next you must measure lower down on the neck where you would like to martingale collar to sit when you are not walking the dog. Jerseys measurement was 17 inches.
biffula2 years ago
This is a great idea, but my issue with it is that it is silent. If you properly use a chain slip/choke collar, part of the training is the sound. After a use or two, a dog is conditioned to the sound of the chain slipping through the ring and realizes, "Uh oh, I know that sound, I'm about to get choked if I don't stop pulling."
dogologie2 years ago
Those are very cute!

Check out these designer dog collars I made!
cool.
wendoze3 years ago
Thank you! You've inspired me to save $$ and have dogs with pretty interchangeable martingale collars.. it's so hard to find nice martingale ones reasonably priced - this is GOLD!
vrkelley4 years ago
Thank you, I bought some reflective webbing. It is also helpful to burn the edges with a lighter to prevent fraying.
your dog4 years ago
is that a weimaraner?
J@50n your dog4 years ago
Either that or a vizsla Weimaraner (grey/silver in pic) vizsla (Brown/red in pic)
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Doggie Stylish (author)  J@50n4 years ago
jersey is a little vizsla girl
Cool! i have a Weimaraner. She is not as young anymore though, now a year old
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Doggie Stylish (author)  your dog4 years ago
ooh, so very cute!!
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