|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Natural Fabric, Leather||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Large Breeds||Large Breeds||Extra Small Breeds||Large Breeds|
|Leash & Collar Feature||Reflective, Training||Padded||—||Reflective||Training|
|Closure Type||Buckle||Buckle||Buckle||Quick Release||Buckle|
|Lifestage||Puppy, Adult||Adult||Puppy, Adult||Puppy, Adult||Puppy, Adult, Senior|
I received this collar from the rescue organization when I adopted my dog. That was in 2019, and he was already wearing it. I don't even know if it was new when he received it, or when he received it. He'd been adopted and returned twice, he'd been in and out of the rescue for a year. He wasn't young. What I do know is that 4 years and many, many, MANY washings later, IT STILL LOOKS NEW. Best quality collar I've ever owned for any of my dogs! Also, my dog was an expert at backing out of his collars quickly and unexpectedly. This martingale mostly prevented that, while still allowing him to wear a comfortably loose collar most of the time. I can't say other martingale collars wouldn't achieve the same, BUT... I've had trouble with other collars quickly becoming frizzy and worn out looking, but not this one. I've had trouble with other collars' reflective material quickly wearing out and peeling off, but not this one! I would jump at the chance to buy a standard, non-martingale Max and Neo collar for my other dog if they offered it. We need more Max and Neo <3
I am perfectly happy with the workmanship and quality of this collar. My only disappointment is that (for me/my dog) the chain part is too heavy. I have a medium-sized terrier mix and the chain on this collar is a bit much. If I had a heavier, stronger (maybe larger) dog I would probably be happy with it. If they had this collar with a lighter chain, I'd get it. Instead I've exchanged it for one with a nylon "chain" part. I've never used the nylon version but I'm willing to give it a try.
I should have looked more closely at the picture. I wanted a Martingale collar that only has the slip over the head chain ... this has a fitted collar with a chain and my 25lb doodle fits in the small only by using the clasp. The next size up would be way too large. It is nicely made ... just not for my dog.
Overall, I love these collars! The colors are vibrant and beautiful, and they popped nicely on my babies just like I thought they would. They seem to be very sturdy and reliable, except one major thing… Even with the little lock, somehow Nemo was able to not only open Penny’s collar but get it off of her. Since I’m legally blind, this is a huge worry for me because if it happens outside while they’re playing, she’ll be gone. So as much as I love the collars, I am on the hunt for new ones already.
The first time that I tried this collar on my dog her pulling me was less and as I have used this collar for our daily walks she has definitely gotten better. People need to understand that this collar cannot be left on their dog without supervision, it is for training purposes and behavior modification for dogs who pull. Also, the fact that is reflective is also a bonus. I am glad that I purchased this collar.
Our dog has a white scarf and the stainless steel on this collar absolutely stains his fur, especially if left on at the beach because of the salt water. Functionality is great for dogs that are pullers, and those that want to back out of their collar as does mine. I'm currently searching for a non-metallic martingale to avoid the fur staining issue.
I purchased 2 at different times. The red color fit me, a 20lb Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The blue one is waaaaaay too small. Sadly, I’ll have to buy another and pray it fits.
Really loved this collar until it turned my yellow lab’s fur black. Would have given it a 5 star if she hasn’t gotten discolored from it. Took a few good washes to get the black out.
We measured and ordered the size up since the collar was right in the middle of the neck size. Still was too small. Have to exchange it. Love the collar though.
I I wanted something that was less intimidating than the pincher collar when we were out yet still allowed me to give a correction if needed. This is perfect!