The maker of the Country Brook Design Martingale Collar is simply referred to as Country Brook Design. Country Brook Design is actually one of those companies that produce hardware, ribbon and even webbing.
It sells these stuff to practically anybody from clothes manufacturing companies to random people that just love to sew. Interestingly, Country Brook Design also makes use of its own products in the manufacture of dog collars.
So aside providing raw materials (sort of) for others to work with, it also produces finished products in the form of martingale collars. And we think it is really cool.
The collar in our review today is a martingale as the name suggests. Quick info: A martingale is a training collar used to teach dogs not to pull on their leashes.
The idea is that the collar tightens when it is pulled on so the wearer should feel uncomfortable enough to stop pulling. For more information, go check out our article on dog training collars.
That said, let’s get on with our review
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Who Can Wear The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar?
This collar is a martingale and might not be necessary for dogs who do not need the training. Also, your dog should not wear this collar unattended.
Aside that, if your dog’s neck measurements fit into any of the four sizes available, you’re good.
Features Of The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar
The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar is made of nylon webbing. And if durability is something you look for in a martingale (as you should), this collar could be it for you.
The collar is made such that even when you or the wearer pull on it, it will be fine. Such is the strength of the collar.
It is also pretty comfortable. It’s not padded and is definitely not the softest collar you’ll find but it sure is comfortable enough to not be a burden to the wearer.
The stitching and finishing are also properly done. No jagged and/or loose edges. The stitches are strong and should be able to stand the test of time.
This collar, like a regular martingale, is made up of two loops: the main collar loop and what we’ll call the martingale loop.
In this case, both the loops are made of the same material and come in the same color. Some people prefer this to the chain martingale because this one apparently makes no noise at all.
Moving on, this collar comes in 20 different colors. Yup! 20. There are absolutely no designs on the collar, just the different colors.
The color should not bleed even when exposed to water. However, to be on the safe side, you might want to try soaking a bit of the collar in water and see what happens.
This martingale collar doesn’t feature any kind of clasp. So to get your dog to wear it, you’ll need to adjust it to pass through his head and then adjust it again to fit well around his neck.
One of the advantages of this kind of no-buckle collar is the extra security it gives. This is because there is no buckle that could easily burst open thereby providing the wearer a means of escape. However, in our humble opinion, this could turn around to bite you in the you know where.
3. Tri Glide And Leash Ring
This collar is adjustable which is pretty important for this one. The reason for this ‘absolute importance’ is the absence of a buckle.
You’ll have to work the tri glide quite frequently to get the collar to pass through your dog’s neck and then fit around his neck. That is, unless your dog’s neck and head measurements are about the same.
The tri glide is made of metal and is nickel plated. Now, the nickel gives it a form of protection against rust. However, if the nickel gets scratched, the tri glide could be exposed to rust.
The leash ring is a D ring and is stitched into the martingale. This is to give you control as to how tight the collar can get. It also means you get to decide when the collar gets lax.
The leash ring, like the tri glide, is made of metal and is nickel plated. So you already know the gist.
Is The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar User Friendly?
The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar is pretty easy to work even if you’ve never handled a martingale before. You just need to pay attention to your dog and know when to tighten and/or loosen the collar. But of course, never leave your dog unattended if he is wearing this collar.
However, if you decide to get this collar and feel you need help with working it, you could check out this training video that Country Brook Design put up.
Pros Of The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar
This collar is made to be pretty strong and durable from the material of the collar itself to the attachments there on. The stitching and finishing are also pretty good and should ensure that the collar stays good for a while.
Country Brook Design offers a wide range of colors with this collar. We are talking 20 different colors. This kinda ensures that there is a color for everybody.
Amazingly, this collar is pretty affordable. Especially when compared to other martingales in the market currently.
Cons Of The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar
The fact that the Country Brook Design Martingale Collar doesn’t come with a buckle could be an issue for some people because of the adjustments they would have to make.
Alternative Options To The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar
Is the Country Brook Design Martingale Collar not the martingale you want? Check out these other options:
Option With Patterns
Country Brook Martingale Dog Collar
The Country Brook Martingale Dog Collar is another collar by Country Brook Design. However, this one has designs and the designs are paisley flower themed. It comes in different colors too, 5 to be exact.
So, if you consider plain colored collars to be boring, you could really consider this collar. Know, though, that the Country Brook Martingale Dog Collar is pricier than our featured collar.
Head on to this review for more information if you want to get this collar.
Option With A Buckle
If the ‘no buckle’ thing isn’t right up your alley, we’ve got you covered. The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is pretty much the same as our featured collar. Except it has that little important detail: a plastic buckle.
There are no patterns on this one and you have 13 different colors to choose from. This is where we inform you, though, that the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is pricier than our featured collar.
Get more information on this collar here.
We’ve listed the Cetacea Chain Martingale Dog Collar as our opposite spectrum because the martingale loop is made of a different material from the main collar. The martingale loop is a chain and some people say it makes for smoother constricting and loosening of the collar.
Just so you know, this collar is more than twice the cost of our featured collar. So if you are going for this, be sure that you have the spare cash. For more deets, check out this review on the Cetacea Chain Martingale Dog Collar.
Country Brook Design Martingale Collar
Country Brook Martingale Dog Collar
Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar
Cetacea Chain Martingale Dog Collar
|Martingale Loop Material||Nylon||Nylon||Nylon||Metal|
|Clasp||None||None||Plastic buckle||Plastic buckle|
|Design Theme||None||Paisley Flower||None but reflective||None|
What People Think About The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar
The Country Brook Design Martingale Collar is actually enjoying a good reception in the market. However, some senior dog parents are not excited about the ‘no buckle’ thing. Because of how frequently they have to adjust the collar.
If having a buckle on your dog’s collar isn’t especially important to you, you’ll probably be fine with this collar.