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Chain Slip and Martingale Collars – Mighty Paw Review

A martingale collar is similar to a slip collar, but it is limited in how far it can tighten.

I like having a variety of collars on hand, and a chain collar works well for my weimaraner during obedience classes.

I can give a gentle tug on the collar and the chain makes a “zzzzt” noise to get his attention.

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Chain slip and martingale collars—Mighty Paw review

My thoughts on the new chain slip and martingale collars from Mighty Paw

These are high-quality training collars for dog owners who prefer a traditional chain-type collar. I like the darker look to these compared to other chain collars I’ve seen.

There are two options, the slip collar version or the limited-slip version (martingale).

Here are pictures of each, so you can see the difference with the martingale first followed by the standard slip collar.

Mighty Paw martingale collar
Mighty Paw slip collar

I had never seen a martingale collar made from all chain before, and I like the concept. I had only used martingales made from part nylon and part chain.

Chain slip and martingale collars work well for dogs who need gentle reminders not to pull. You can tug gently on the leash to get the dog’s attention.

Chain martingale collar
Martingale collar

If your dog is especially powerful and unruly, these types of collars mighty not give you enough control. It all depends on the individual dog.

A nice thing about slip or martingale collars is they tighten under pressure so they can prevent a dog from slipping out. For example, a greyhound’s head is typically narrower than her neck making it easy to back out of a standard collar.

Ordering information: chain slip and martingale collars

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Pros of the chain slip and martingale collars from Mighty Paw

  • Nice look and color
  • Option of martingale or slip collar style
  • High-quality and durable
  • Made with gunmetal and resists corrosion
  • Weather resistant chain won’t tarnish, according to Mighty Paw
  • Martingale collars are recommended by a wide variety of dog trainers
  • Mighty Paw offers a 90-day money back guarantee

I recommend either of these collars if you like to train or walk your dog on a traditional chain training collar or if your dog needs something more than a regular buckle collar to reduce pulling.

These work well for obedience training but need to be kept high on the neck right behind the dog’s ears. I like using a chain collar when I go to obedience classes with either of my dogs.

Chain collar
Chain slip collar

Cons of the chain collars

  • It’s hard to get the correct size of the martingale collar. Read the size chart carefully and make sure to measure your dog’s neck. Since these are chain collars, you can’t adjust the size like you can with most nylon martingale collars
  • The chain gets a little heavier on the larger sizes. I prefer the smaller sizes (20″ and under) because the slightly thinner chain links “glide” and release easier than the larger sizes.
Chain martingale collar
Size chart for chain martingale collar

These collars are not for you if you’d rather not use a chain-type collar on your dog. If that’s the case, I recommend looking at Mighty Paw’s standard martingale collar made with nylon or their padded sport collar. Both are high-quality collars.

You also wouldn’t want to leave a chain collar on your dog all the time for safety reasons. Slip and martingale collars are specifically for training.

Chain slip and martingale collars
Mighty Paw chain slip collar

Would your dog like a chain slip or martingale collar from Mighty Paw?

Let us know in the comments!

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Other Mighty Paw reviews:

Metal buckle collar review

Padded sport collar review

Traffic leash review

Jason S

Friday 8th of December 2017


You mentioned that the slip and Martindale would not be recommended for unruly or strong dogs, what would you recommend? I currently use a Gentle Leader which helps, but sometimes she gets a bit unruly and I thought I should add something else into the training mix. Thank you.

Lindsay Stordahl

Friday 8th of December 2017

Every dog is different so it's hard to say. I normally recommend a Gentle Leader for the worst pullers. Then transition to a Martingale or slip collar.

Elizabeth Hall

Thursday 7th of December 2017

I absolutely love Mighty Paw products and this Collar seems like it would be very helpful in Obedience and Rally training!

Judy Hargis

Thursday 7th of December 2017

The only time my dog really pulls is when he smells something very tempting!! Or he wants to get to another dog. Either way, I don't ever want to choke him so I always use a martingale. A new one would be great since the one he wears has been through a lot of manure rolls! :-) Chuckle!


Thursday 7th of December 2017

I would like to try one of these collars. I have tried prong collars, harnesses, ez walker, and others in my 6 month old Weimaraner. I have been trying to train her to not pull when walking. Long term goal is to have her run races with my wife. Any ideas? Also, please enter me in the contest. Thanks.


Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Would love to have a martingale collar. It is our go to collar for training at class and shows. Our walking collars are nylon and chain martingales and our big guy especially knows one is for 'work' and the other for fun.