The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is a product of the Max and Neo brand. Max and Neo was born out of a need to help dog rescues and shelters by gifting them proper dog products.
So it produces and sells a lot of different dog products from leashes to collars. So that when you buy one collar, it donates an exact same collar to a dog rescue or shelter.
In fact, as at September of 2018, Max and Neo had over a hundred thousand dog products worth over two million dollars to about 1900 dog shelters and rescues.
This means that buying the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar guarantees that one dog shelter or rescue will be getting an exact kind. Now, however nice a motivation this is, we know that you’ll like to know that you are getting value for your money when you buy a product.
This is the reason for this review. We’ll be pointing out to you all the different parts and features of this collar. We’ll be telling you what those features are for and whether they work or not.
This way, you can decide for yourself whether the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is something you want to get for your dog (and someone else’s dog) or not. If you are ready, let’s do this!
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Who Can Wear The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar?
Did we mention that the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is a martingale collar? Well, it is. And like all martingales, this one is a training collar. Now, what this means for you is that, your small puppy shouldn’t be wearing this collar. Well, basically any dog who does not need training.
One very important variable for determining who can wear the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar, or any collar for that matter, is the size. The collar comes in four (4) different sizes; small, medium, medium/large and large.
The small adjusts between 12 and 14.5 inches while the medium adjust between 14.5 and 16.25 inches. On the other hand, the medium/large adjusts between 16.25 and 19.25 inches while the large adjusts between 19 and 25 inches.
Features Of The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar
The Max And Neo Collar is made of nylon that is sturdy and comfortable. So, it should live through being pulled and pawed on. Furthermore, it is properly stitched. So we don’t expect it to succumb to wear and tear by fraying.
Also, like all Max and Neo collars, the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is stitched with reflective thread. And the reflective thread is really bright. This way, when light bounces off the collar in the dark, the wearer will be properly seen.
Bear in mind that the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar doesn’t make the wearer see properly. However, it makes the wearer be properly seen.
This collar comes in just four colors with absolutely no designs; black, blue, pink and red. It iis actually washable, whether by hand or by machine.
Like all martingales, the Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is made into two loops. One loop that goes around the wearer’s neck and the other which we like to refer to as the martingale loop. Now, this martingale loop is what is responsible for tightening the collar.
You pull on the collar (or your dog does), the martingale loop tightens, thereby tightening the entire collar. However, you should know that the loop is not adjustable and so the collar will tighten as much as the loop allows.
Martingales are considered to be humane training collars, though. So, the martingale loop should be just enough to make the collar tight when it is pulled on but not choking. However, be sure to never leave your dog unsupervised when he is wearing this collar.
3. Clasp And D Ring
This martingale dog Collar features a plastic buckle for a clasp. The buckle is really durable and you should have no problems working it. Especially seeing as you’ve worked with something like it before.
The D Ring is what you are supposed to attach your dog’s leash to. It is sewn securely into your collar so that even when it is pulled on, it will not pull off easily. The D Ring is made of metal and is coated so that it does not succumb to rust and or tarnish.
4. Tri Glide And ID Ring
The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is an adjustable collar that uses a tri glide for making those adjustments. The tri glide is made of plastic and is also easy to operate.
Now on the collar, you’ll notice a black plastic logo of the band. Right next to that logo is a little plastic ring. That ring is what you are to hang your dog’s ID tag to or a small accessory. Basically anything small. You shouldn’t be looking to hanging your dog’s leash to that tag.
One thing though, that tag isn’t really strong. It is most probably going to break off after a few uses. Just be prepared for that.
Is The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar User Friendly?
You don’t need any form of education or special knowledge to be able to use this collar. It is an easy to use collar that should pose no challenge for even the most ignorant of noobs.
Pros Of The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar
This is a really strong collar that we expect to be together for quite some time. The edges are properly stitched so that they don’t fray easily.
The attachments on the collar are also either made of durable plastic or of durable metal. The collar can also survive in water.
We cannot neglect the fact that getting one Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar ensures that a dog shelter or rescue somewhere is getting one too.
Cons Of The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar
The plastic ring on this collar that is meant to hold a dog’s ID card is not strong. It seems to us like it was just added as an afterthought. Because the ring is probably going to come off after a few uses.
Alternative Options To The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar
High End Option
The If It Barks Martingale Collar costs way more than our featured collar here. So why are we listing it as an option? Well, the If It Barks Martingale Collar is a specialized collar that is meant for dogs who have really long necks.
The collar is about 2 inches wide and so should fit their necks just right. Also, you can decide to custom fit this collar to your dog’s exact neck size. Plus, you can get this collar with a buckle (plastic one) or without. Go check out this review for more information.
Option With Patterns
The Country Brook Martingale Dog Collar is kinda like our featured collar. The entire collar is made out of the same material (nylon) and it is just a little bit pricier than our featured collar.
However, this one has patterns on it. The basic pattern theme is paisley flowers but the collar also comes in different colors; 5 of them, actually. For more information on this collar, refer to this review.
The Cetacea Chain Martingale Dog Collar is our opposite spectrum because it is made of two different materials. The main loop is made of nylon while the martingale loop is a chain loop made of metal.
This collar actually has a decent collection of colors. We are looking at 13 different colors. Aside the chain thing, though, it is basically the same as our featured collar. It features a plastic buckle for a clasp and a tri glide for adjustment. Check out this review for more information.
Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar
If It Barks Martingale Collar-
Country Brook Martingale Dog Collar
Cetacea Chain Martingale Dog Collar
|Plastic buckle||Plastic buckle||None||Plastic buckle|
|Reflective||Size can be custom designed||Paisley flower patterned||Chain martingale loop|
|Max and Neo Nylon Martingale Collar - We Donate a Collar to a Dog Rescue for Every Collar Sold (Medium, Pink)||Prime||Buy Now|
|If It Barks - 1.5" Martingale Collar for Dogs - Adjustable - Nylon - Strong and Comfy - Ideal for Training - Made in USA - Large, Spunky||Prime||Buy Now|
|Country Brook Petz - Martingale Dog Collar - Five Paisley Collection (Green Paisley, 1 Inch, Medium)||Prime||Buy Now|
|Chain Martingale w/ Quick Release - Extra Small - Black - Dog/Pet Collar||Prime||Buy Now|
What People Think About The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar
The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar seems to be scoring high points with a good number of dog parents. The only complaint that some have is with the strength of the ID ring and there are some that have been able to live with that.
A few also complained about the sizes not being what was described but this doesn’t seem very rampant. Aside these two complaints, the collar is doing well.
The Max And Neo Martingale Dog Collar is a really nice collar and we like it.