This post is sponsored by Mighty Paw.
Mighty Paw is a company that offers high-quality collars, leashes and other products for active dogs.
We recently received the company's brand new martingale collar for review, and you have a chance to review the collar too!
Everyone signed up for this month's $7 reward or higher on That Mutt's Patreon page (by Feb. 1) will receive a FREE martingale collar plus a new product every month!
Patreon is a site that allows people to support our blog in exchange for various ongoing rewards. Click here.
Mighty Paw martingale dog collar review
My thoughts on the martingale collar
I like martingale collars in general. Most dogs can wear one as an everyday collar, and they also work as a training collar for dogs who need a gentle reminder not to pull.
A martingale collar will tighten slightly under tension but not enough where it could choke the dog. It’s also called a limited slip collar.
If your dog pulls or if you prefer to lightly tug on the leash to get your dog's attention, the collar will tighten a bit. When the tension eases, the collar will loosen again. For this reason, a martingale collar is a good safety collar for dogs who know how to slip out of or back out of a regular collar.
A martingale collar has one loop that goes around the dog’s neck and a second loop used to tighten the collar under tension.
Mighty Paw's version is made of nylon and iron and also has a buckle so you don't necessarily have to slide it on and off your dog's head. When you have a wiggly weimaraner, it's nearly impossible to slide something over his head!
Ordering information – Amazon
The martingale collar is available on Amazon HERE.
It comes in black or gray and three sizes. Small: 12″ to 14″ neck (.75″ wide), Medium: 14″ to 17″ neck (1″ wide) or Large: 17″ to 22″ neck (1″ wide).
What's unique about this martingale collar?
Mighty Paw's martingale collar is very durable and functionable, and it looks great too.
It's made with weather-proof nylon, according to the company. The chain portion is made of 100% iron. I like the chain “sound” because my dogs pay attention when they hear the sound of the chain.
The collar features a D-ring option on the side so you can choose to clip the leash there and use it as a standard collar. Plus, the collar has reflective stitching for safety as the sun is rising or falling.
- High quality and durable!
- All around really nice product
- Made with weather-proof nylon and 100% iron chain
- Doubles as a standard collar with a D-ring
- Reflective stitching
- Looks great!
- A nice “middle ground” collar. It gives you more control w/o using a prong or choke collar
- Some people would prefer no chain (I like the chain, personally)
- Not available for dogs with neck size roughly under 12″ or over 22″
- Not a lot of color options (comes in black or gray)
- A martingale collar may not give enough control over a strong “puller”
Would I buy this collar?
Yes. These are high-quality, functionable collars. It's the perfect training collar for my gentle Lab mix who needs a soft reminder to pay attention. It makes a great everyday collar for my weimaraner and hopefully someday it's all he'll need for training!
Would I recommend the collar to others?
Yes. I recommend a Mighty Paw martingale collar to anyone who needs a little extra control when walking their dog. For some dogs, a prong collar or a Gentle Leader is not necessary. A martingale is a good “middle ground” used by a huge variety of dog trainers.
By the way, if you're looking for a regular buckle collar (vs. a martingale), the company also has a really nice one HERE.
Giveaway – Get a FREE collar when you sign up on Patreon
Mighty Paw is giving away a FREE martingale collar to everyone who signs up for this month's $7 reward or higher on That Mutt's Patreon page.
Patreon is a site that allows people to support our blog in exchange for various ongoing rewards. Everyone signed up at the $7 reward or higher will receive a FREE martingale collar plus a new product every month! Click here. Limited to first 80 people and must sign up by Feb. 1.
Do you prefer a martingale-style collar?
Let us know in the comments!