Caring for your Collar and Leash: A Guide
Your furry companion deserves the best, and that includes a comfortable and durable gear.
Collars and leashes with metal hardware, such as buckles and d-rings, are a popular choice for dog guardians, but they require proper care to keep them in top condition. Whether you have a brand-new collar or one that has been in use for some time, here are some tips to help you care for it properly.
Dirt and grime can accumulate on your dog's collar over time, making it look dull and dingy. To keep it looking its best, clean it regularly. You can wipe it down with a damp cloth and mild soap. Or you can put in a wash bag and run on a delicate cold setting. Always let it air dry.
Protect from Scratches
When not in use, it's important to store your dog's collar properly to protect the metal hardware. To protect the metal, store it away from other metal objects and keep it away from sharp or abrasive surfaces.
Moisture can cause metal hardware to rust and corrode over time, so it's important to keep your dog's collar as dry as possible. If your dog likes to swim, it's a good idea to remove the collar and let it air dry before storing it. Salt water is especially hard on metal, so a quick freshwater rinse after a beach day is highly recommended.
Finally, it's important to inspect your dog's collar regularly to make sure the metal hardware is in good condition. Look for any signs of rust, corrosion, or damage, and replace the collar if necessary.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your dog's collar stays in top condition for years to come.