Reflective Martingale Collars are the perfect choice if you want a collar that provides added security in low light conditions as well as helping to restrain your dog when out walking. Martingales prevent your dog from pulling too hard, and they are also great for training. So if you go out early in the morning or late in the day, choose one of the collars below.
Reflective Martingales -- A Bright Idea!
Reflective for Safety
Personalize the Buckle
Why Choose an If It Barks Reflective Martingale?
Shed Some Light on Dark Walks
Shine Bright with Personalization!
Add a touch of personal flair to your safeguards! Our Reflective Martingale Collars can be personalized with your dog’s name and your contact details, expertly engraved onto the hardware. It's not just a fashion statement but also an added layer of safety, ensuring your dog is always identifiable, day or night.
Stay Spotless and Seen
Worried about your Reflective Dog Collar losing its shine due to grime? Well, worry not! Every collar we make is machine-washable, ensuring they remain pristine and performance-ready. Select your perfect color, width, and buckle type, and let us craft your collar masterpiece. It'll be on its way to you in a snap!
Ultimate Guide to If It Barks Martingale Dog Collars
Selecting an appropriate collar for your canine companion is pivotal. It plays a significant role in their safety, comfort, and the ease of handling during walks and training. We have on offer both flat and martingale-style collars, available in several designs and with a multitude of personalization options. Recognizing the nuances between these types can guide you to pick the ideal collar tailored for your pet's demands. Here's a brief overview:
Standard Flat Collars
The martingale collar isn’t just a handsome dog accessory. With its unique design and features, it’s favored by expert dog trainers and experienced pet owners alike. As you hunt for the right collar for your furry friend, understanding the martingale’s standout benefits and applications can guide your decision.
What makes the Martingale collar exceptional is its dual-segment design: a stable neck loop and an adjustable control loop. Once you connect a leash to the D-ring on the control loop, it fine-tunes as needed. This means your canine is prevented from escaping the collar, even during those spirited tugs, without it ever becoming too tight as to be harmful.
Training and Manners
Martingale collars are outstanding tools for teaching leash behavior. The mild tightening effect of the control loop helps deter persistent pulling. Should your dog try to pull, a slight tug from you can refocus them. If they keep tugging, pause your walk briefly. Soon, they'll link the sensation with the cue to walk nicely. Still, if tugging continues, consulting a dog training specialist on leash manners might be necessary.
IMPORTANT: A martingale collar is NEVER appropriate for tie-out use.
Additional Points to Remember
When and How to Use: It's ideal for monitored walks and training sessions. Despite its effectiveness, it's prudent to remove the martingale collar during unsupervised times or play to avoid unintentional snags.
Perfect Fit Matters: As with all collars, ensuring the martingale fits well is crucial. It should sit snugly, yet not tight on your dog. You can refer to the sizing guide below for more details.
Standard Flat Collar/Martingale with a Buckle:
Martingales Without a Buckle:
For non-buckled martingale collars that are designed be fully tightened after being placed on your dog, an additional measurement is required: Wrap the tape or string from the upper part of the dog's throat, going over the ears, and ending at the top of their head.
*In the absence of a flexible measuring tape, a string can serve the purpose. After wrapping it around the required part, stretch it out against a ruler to get the measurement.
Engraved buckle collars are:
Available Buckle Materials
Plastic: Our standard choice for all collars, these buckles are not only lightweight and waterproof but also boast durability. They're strength-rated to withstand nearly all levels of pulling and come included in the base price.
Aluminum: The epitome of strength in a sleek design, aluminum buckles combine both aesthetics and durability. However, for those dogs frequenting saltwater environments, they might not be the ideal choice.
We provide engraving space of three lines, each accommodating up to 15 characters. This gives you ample room to include your dog's name, contact number, microchip details, or any other essential information you wish to highlight.
Choosing the Perfect Collar Width
At If It Barks, we provide a range of custom collars with three width selections: 3/4", 1", and 1.5".
General sizing guidelines:
- Small dogs usually do best best with the 3/4" width.
- Medium to large dogs typically prefer the 1".
- Medium to extra-large dogs often find the 1.5" most comfortable.
It's noteworthy that the 1" is the standard choice for flat collars, while the 1.5" is the favored pick for martingale-style collars. The width of the collar is pivotal for both the comfort and safety of your pet.
At If It Barks, we're not just about crafting top-tier, personalized dog collars and martingales. Our heart lies in providing you with an arsenal of tools to make every walk with your dog a mutual delight. As genuine dog aficionados, we're attuned to the trifecta of comfort, aesthetics, and safety, and our product lineup reflects just that.
Take a look at just a sampling of our eclectic mix:
Looking for other customizable options? Our Dog Harnesses are tailored to snugly fit pooches of all proportions. Further enrich your pet's ensemble with our diverse Pet Tags, ranging from serene nature visuals to witty canine quips. And, for those essential clean-ups, our Poop Carriers and Poop Bag Holders will come to your rescue. For an added value, bundle them in our Walk Kit!
Our mission goes beyond business. We're dedicated to elevating every moment you share with your canine companion by offering quality gear we're proud of. Consider us more than a brand; we're allies in your dog's adventures.
"So happy with this product! We were searching for a wider martingale collar for our 65+ lb hound lab mix who still pulls on the leash a bit being that he is a puppy and gets very excited on walks. We love that it’s reflective since he has a very dark coat and in general blends into everything so it makes him easier to see at night for both us and others. We also love the fact that engraving his info on it was an option so we don’t need to get tags with his info. All around great product!"