The Max And Neo Martingale Collar is one of the many products that Max and Neo has. Max and Neo is specifically a dog company. So all it does is produce dog stuff; leashes, collars, harnesses, those kinds of stuff.
One beautiful thing about Max and Neo is that for every collar it sells, it donates one collar to a dog rescue shelter. So buying a Max and Neo collar means you are buying two collars; one for your dog and one for an orphan dog.
Even though charity might be a good enough reason to buy a collar, you’ll still want to read through this review. We’ll be detailing the upsides and downsides of this collar and those should help you make a proper decision.
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Who Is The Max And Neo Martingale Collar For?
This collar is primarily a training collar. What that means is that it should only be worn by dogs that are in training and should only be worn during the training.
It is generally advised that very young puppies should not wear this collar because their necks are still tender.
Invalid, pregnant and senior dogs cannot be in training so they also do not need this collar. Also, dogs that do not give problems when they are walked might not need this collar.
Dogs that don’t fall into any of the above mentioned categories should be fine with this collar. Because the Max And Neo Martingale Collar comes in a number of sizes.
Features Of The Max And Neo Martingale Collar
This collar is made of two different materials. The main collar is nylon; soft durable nylon. With all the pulling that is sure to happen, a collar that isn’t soft could be disastrous.
Now, the other part of the collar, which is the loop, is made of stainless steel. This is a good thing because as we know stainless steel is rust resistant.
So this collar should see your dog through rain and snow, slobbering and salivating, wading and even swimming.
One more thing about the material is that it is reflective. So you can decide to train your dog at night using this collar.
2. Clasp, D Ring And Tri Glide
The Max And Neo Martingale Collar uses a plastic buckle to secure both ends of the collar. Now here is something; the buckle has a lock.
So when you fasten it closed, you can lock it for even added security. You’re sure that as your dog pulls on this collar, he won’t get his escape from the buckle side of things. The buckle (lock and all) is pretty easy to operate. So you need not worry.
With a martingale, there is a little bit of twist as regards the D Ring. For one, there are two D Rings. Secondly, the D Rings are not what you hook the leash to. Rather, they are used to hold the stainless steel loop to the main collar.
There is an O Ring at the end of the stainless steel loop and that is what you hook the leash to. Now having said that, all the rings are made of stainless steel. So they should last for a decent period of time.
The tri glide is made of plastic and is used in adjusting the collar. However, because this is a martingale, the most important feature when considering size is actually the loop.
The loop, which determines how tight the collar can get, does not have any adjustment feature. So you have to be careful to get the right loop size.
Is The Max And Neo Martingale Collar User Friendly?
If you are familiar with the use of a martingale, this shouldn’t be any problem at all. It is pretty easy to use.
Pros Of The Max And Neo Martingale Collar
We like that Max and Neo took the safety of this collar gives a step further. Maybe having a regular plastic buckle would have sufficed. But a regular plastic buckle that has a lock is definitely better.
Now you know that your dog will wear this collar for as long as you want him to wear it.
We like the fact that the Max And Neo Martingale Collar is high visibility. Because actually, it needn’t have been but it is.
So if your dog is still learning proper behavior during walks, you can use this collar to walk him at any time of the day (or night).
The collar itself is made of durable nylon while everything that is metal is stainless steel. And as we earlier mentioned stainless steel is rust resistant.
Metal that is rust resistant typically lasts longer than metal that isn’t. That should make our point.
Of course we have to add that for every Max and Neo collar you buy, an exact one is donated to a dog rescue shelter. That is a pro, yea?
Cons Of The Max And Neo Martingale Collar
The sizing of this collar is a bit off. What is considered medium on other collars might not be considered medium on this or it might be. You just do not know what exactly to expect.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get the right size for your dog. Just remember that the right size is determined by the stainless steel loop and not necessarily the collar itself.
Alternatives To The Max And Neo Martingale Collar
More Affordable Option — PetSafe Quick Snap Martingale Collar
This is a good choice for dog parents who do not like the idea of a chain (whether in part or the whole). The PetSafe Quick Snap Martingale Collar is made out of nylon, including the loop. This is also a good choice for dog parents on a budget.
Aside this, both martingales work in much the same way.
High End Option — RC Pets Product Martingale Collar
This one is, of course, slightly pricier than our featured product. It is wider and so is basically for dogs with a bit of neck length.
One major difference between this and our featured product is that this one does not feature a buckle. So if for some reason you don’t like buckles on your collar, you could look to this one.
Just be sure you are not on a budget.
Opposite Spectrum — Single Chain Martingale Dog Collar
This one makes our opposite spectrum because the entire thing is made of metal not just the loop. It isn’t as pricey as our featured collar, so that should count for something.
We are not sure why you would want a complete chain collar but it is there anyway if you want it.
|Material||Nylon and stainless steel||Nylon||Nylon||Metal|
|Clasp||Plastic buckle||Plastic buckle||None||None|
What People Are Saying About The Max And Neo Martingale Collar
The buckle on this thing is probably what endears it to dog parents. It is not every day that you get a buckle that has a lock. Extra security always makes dog parents even more comfortable.
There are other things that also seem to be working for it like its high visibility and even the quality of the collar. Of course, the fact that one collar goes to charity for every collar bought also scores it some points among dog parents and dog lovers alike.
What We Think
The Max And Neo Martingale Collar does its job well and that should be what is most important, shouldn’t it?