Sighthound Collars For Whippets and Greyhounds
Sighthound dog collars are designed specifically for pups with heads that are smaller than their necks. These collars softly tighten against the dog’s neck if they pull, back up or spin around. It is typically worn by greyhounds, whippets, and nervous pups.
A Sighthound collar is generally made out of nylon and forms a circle like most collars but also has a semicircular shape on the back that is created by a different section of the same fabric. The large loop of the collar fits around the canine’s neck and the smaller sized loop lies at the back of the neck and has a D-ring which connects to the lead. When relaxed, the collar fits loosely and keeps your dog comfortable. But, when the canine tries to pull, the second loop tightens up the fabric around the dog’s neck for a delicate no-pull effect.
Martingale dog collars function as a greyhound collar yet without any metal against the pet’s skin. It also tends to incorporate a soft fabric or plastic to create the pull rather than a metallic chain.
Martingales are definitely not as effective with bull necked canines as they have less of an impact on the dog. However, compared to choke collars, martingales can be used on more fragile necked canines like greyhounds but not advised for extremely little dogs.
There are considerably less critics of the greyhound/martingale collar in comparison to the pinch and choke collars. The softer material and lower force of the martingale collar against a dogs neck is the reason for such a lower amount of critical remarks.
Increased threat of the dog choking when left without supervision while wearing a martingale collar. This increased suffocating risk results from the fact that if the D-ring on the collar catches on something, the collar will tighten up and potentially choke the dog. However, when the collar fits properly and is used only periodically, the martingale collar can be a very useful training solution.