Martingale collar question

I just bought a martingale collar. I am wondering how to adjust it properly. When it is in the closed position, should it be tighter than a regular collar or should I be able to fit two fingers in when the collar is tight? I want to make sure I do what is best for my little girl.

Thanks,
Brenda

Hi!

Is the buckle type of the snap type? I'm not sure which one you purchased. I always leave just enough room to fit two fingers. I know with puppies, their necks are still small and two fingers might seem like a lot of room. I would just make sure their heads are not able to slip out.

When you pull a martingale tight, the two rings that attach with the smaller loop should not touch. There should be at least about two inches between the two rings. When the collar is not being tightented it should be loose on the neck. But not so loose that the dog can get their mouth on it to chew it.

I hope that explains it well?

And yes, when it is being pulled, it should be tighter than a regular collar, so that they can't wiggle their head out.

That explains it well.
Next question, is it a bad idea to use it on a puppy? Zuri is 4 1/2 months old.

@cleopatra:

That explains it well.
Next question, is it a bad idea to use it on a puppy? Zuri is 4 1/2 months old.

i don't think so…that is what we use on any age...

On a side note, we found the cutest martingale collars on ebay. They are made by "ifitwags".

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