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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.

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Step 1: Tools & Supplies You Will Need

Picture of Tools & Supplies You Will Need
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.
your dog5 years ago
is that a weimaraner?
J@50n your dog5 years ago
Either that or a vizsla Weimaraner (grey/silver in pic) vizsla (Brown/red in pic)
josuchav J@50n6 months ago

kinda looks like a dark fila brazileiro puppy too

Doggie Stylish (author)  J@50n5 years ago
jersey is a little vizsla girl
Cool! i have a Weimaraner. She is not as young anymore though, now a year old
Doggie Stylish (author)  your dog5 years ago
ooh, so very cute!!
biffula3 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."
EmilyN1 biffula10 months ago

The purpose of a martingale isn't to choke the dog though, it's to ensure that it doesn't slip off the way buckle collars do.

dogologie3 years ago
Those are very cute!

Check out these designer dog collars I made!
wendoze4 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!
vrkelley5 years ago
Thank you, I bought some reflective webbing. It is also helpful to burn the edges with a lighter to prevent fraying.