Dog collars can easily get dirty especially when you have a very active pup or dog. So when you do finally find the perfect pair of dog collar and leash, you would want to make sure that you maintain its quality. Synthetic leather or leather tends to have quite a smell when used after quite some time without any cleaning. These collars should be cleaned regularly and here are some tips as to how you can clean your dog collars.
How to clean a synthetic leather dog collar
Cleaning your synthetic leather dog collar is easy. All you need is a soft-bristled brush or an old toothbrush, and some shampoo. You could also use your dog’s shampoo too. We would suggest not to use any bleach though as this may harm the material. Soak the dog collar with some warm water and shampoo for 10 minutes, then using the soft-bristled brush or toothbrush, gently brush your way around the collar. Make sure to include the crevices where dirt would get stuck. Rinse thoroughly and then dry.
How to clean a leather dog collar
Caring for leather dog collars is different from synthetic leather. There are several ways of cleaning this type of collar from leather cleaner solutions to leather creams. Soaking the leather collar is definitely the wrong way to do it. When using leather cleaner solutions, simply spray or apply on to a clean soft cloth, and rub thoroughly on the leather surface. You may also use a soft-bristled brush for the crevices. You may do the same procedure for leather creams as well. However, leather creams have an added property which helps waterproof the leather collar.
When drying your dog collars, it is important not to put them under direct sunlight.
Do not put them in the dishwasher or washing machine.
To remove the foul smell of leather, you can use peppermint after brushing the dog collar with shampoo or detergent. This keeps the leather or synthetic leather smelling good for a longer period of time.