Handmade Designer Martingale Dog Collars & Cat Collars

Auburn, Georgia

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Note from shop owner Thursday 07/02/2020: I am closing my etsy temporarily due to difficult life transition. My website is still up and taking limited orders

If you have any questions about an order you have already placed please email me at kyra [!at] or text 585-666-3364


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 1, 2020

Thursday 07/02/2020: I am closing my etsy temporarily due to difficult life transition. My website is still up and taking limited orders

If you have any questions about an order you have already placed please email me at kyra [!at] or text 585-666-3364


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About TheModDog

Sales 9,724
On Etsy since 2008

Fashion Designer for Dogs

Back in 2007, I started making martingale collars, just as a hobby, for my Weimaraner puppy, Noodles. I had found it pretty difficult to find martingales with unique designs, and because I love to sew, I began to make the collars myself. Eight years later, I am now making these fantastic pet accessories as my full-time job!

Each collar I design and create is made with meticulous attention to detail. From the hardware to the trims, each piece shares the same fate: quality finished product.
This quality is owed in large part to - you guessed it - materials! In fact, many of the ribbons that I use are imported from Europe. They have a really interesting design aesthetic, so it makes for far more unique collars. The designs are woven into the ribbon, not printed, so they will hopefully last longer.

Where would each of these components be without quality craftsmanship? Not here! I am unusually O.C.D. with the quality (Love!) of the sewing that goes into each and every piece I create! I want you to be thrilled with the collar you get from The Mod Dog; I want you to feel your pet is special, because they really are.

- Kyra

P.S. - I LOVE getting pictures of my collars on your pets! Please, feel free to share these on Instagram and tag @themoddogcollar or on my Facebook page at: or email them to me directly at: Kyra [!at]

Shop members

  • Kyra

    Owner, Designer, Dog Slave

    I love animals... dogs, cats, ducks, geese, donkeys, bunnies and snails! I make every collar from scratch for each individual pet. Each collar is custom sized and made with the best quality materials I can get my hands on.

  • Victoria

    Assistant, Marketer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 11, 2019
I gladly welcome special requests for custom orders. You can convo me or e-mail me at kyra [!at] Everything in my shop is handmade by me and custom made to order.

A percentage of every sale is donated to animal rescues, the Atlanta Weimaraner Club Rescue ( and the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. I also donate collars to gift certificated to rescues for fundraisers and auctions.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you ever have any problems with anything you purchase from me PLEASE feel free to contact me and I will be more than willing to work things out. I usually do not accept returns as all items are custom made, but may be willing to exchange things depending on the situation.
I accept credit cards, paypal, checks (please allow 7-10 days to clear), money orders, and cash (local pick-up only).
I always ship via USPS First Class or Priority which includes delivery confirmation(US and Canada ONLY). If you want your order insured please let me know and I will send you a paypal invoice with the insurance added. If you don't pay the extra for insurance I am not responsible for any orders lost in the mail.

Quicker shipping methods are also available upon request.

If you live locally I am more than happy to arrange a pickup and void the shipping costs. Just e-mail me at kyra [!at]
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: How do I measurement my pet's neck?

A: I recommend using a soft tape measure (not the kind in your dad's tool box) and if you don't have one of those, use a piece of string and a ruler. Measure around the widest part of your pet's neck, or where their collar sits. Don't measure too loosely, as I add 3"-5"(depending on the collar size) to the measurement you give me to ensure the collar has room for adjustment. Now that wasn't so difficult, was it?

Q: How do I wash my collar?

A: I hand wash all my dog's collars in warm water with hand soap, shampoo, or dish soap, just nothing harsh. Some of my customers throw their collars in the washing machine, and have had no problems, but I think hand washing them makes them look nicer longer. I wouldn't recommend machine washing any of the collars that are screen printed. I also just had a customer tell me she washes her collars in the top rack of her dishwasher with NON BLEACH detergent and it works great, but I haven't done this so I don't know. And I always recommend that you hang the collars to dry.

Q: What is a tag collar?

A: A tag collar is a more comfortable alternative to a plastic buckle collar or a safer alternative to a martingale collar for your dog to wear while laying around the house. These can be made in any width, however, the 3/4" tag collars are lighter weight and great to wear with harnesses or wider martingale collars.

It's important that your dog has their ID tags on at all times, in case something happens and they get loose.
They are really meant only to hold tags, not to restrain your dog or to walk your dog on lead. However, if your dog is not an escape artist and doesn't try to back out of their collars when on the leash, then it is okay to walk them on a tag collar.