Do’s & Don’t of Looking Ater a Leather Dog CollarHenry
Leather dog collars are wonderful pet accessories for your dog. With a little bit of care your leather dog collar will last for years. With that said, there are a few key things to mention with regards to maintaining your leather collar.
If the collar become really wet, do not leave the leather on radiators or heating devices. No matter how wet the leather is. The heat will cause the leather to dry, shrivel and crack. It is far better to leave the collar to dry naturally.
Never leave or store your leather dog collar in a plastic bag, or in a place without much air, especially if it is damp or wet. If you do this, the leather will start to smell.
Keep your leather collars & leashes in a darker area (out of direct sunlight). Make sure that there is a nice amount of airflow to keep away mildew and smells.
If the stitched design on your leather collar gets dirty, simple wipe down with a damp cloth. The threads are deliberately dipped in wax so as to make them easy to clean in this way.
If your collar is really really dirty. Tuck the collar into a pair of socks, making sure that the metal part of the collar is completely covered.
Put the wrapped up collar on a short wash on a low temperature in the washing machine.
Once out of the machine, let the collar dry naturally.
The leather will soften nicely from the wash and will not shrink.