Dog Collar Maintenance

Like any other thing made from natural leather, for a long-term service, the dog collar you have bought requires maintenance. Care instructions depend on the type of leather and the materials of the buckle and the barrette. To prolong the service of the collar, follow the instructions provided below:

Brass Buckles, D-rings and other hardware

With the course of time brass tends to oxidize and lose its attractive glitter. But you can restore the original shining appearance of the accessory with help of a special polisher and a piece of a felted cloth packed with your order. 

The brass surface of the fastening device is to be polished with a white side of the polisher within 1-2 minutes until it starts shining again. After the polishing, it is recommended to wipe the surface with the felted cloth to remove the remains of the brass dust. Upon the procedure, the polisher should be washed with soap in tap water and dried. 

dog collar buckle and barret

Vegetable / oil tanned leather leather dog collars

Leather Cleaning

The collar can be cleaned with the help of Saddle & Leather Conditioning Soap.

Leather Moisturizing and nutrition

To make the leather soft again, we recommend to use liquid neat’s foot oil of room temperature – it absorbs well, softens, strengthens and moisturizes the leather.

Leather Protection

As time passes the protective water-repellent layer on the accessory is wearing off. It is better to be restored by wax with natural oils or colorless leather cream that contains bee wax.

vegetable tanned leather dog collar

Chrome-tanned leather Dog Collar

Chrome-tanned leather retains its original properties and appearance for a longer period of time, it may serve many years but, nevertheless, it also requires care and nutrition just like vegetable leather does. We recommend using colorless cream with bee wax specially intended for leather care.

genuine leather dog collar

Velours Dog Collar

Some of our dog collars are made or the inner surface of some collars are finished with soft velour. This material is pleasant to touch but it tends to wear off. Apply the grey side of the polisher, packed with your order, for treatment of problem areas, after the cleaning procedure wipe the velour surface with a moist (not wet) microfiber tissue.

velour dog collars

Charol Dog Collar

Patent or charol leather does not require special maintenance. If the collar becomes dirty, clean its surface with a moist (not wet) microfiber tissue and then wipe it with a dry felted cloth by polishing movements.

charol dog collars

Fur Leather Dog Collar

Before starting the cleaning procedure, knock out the collar a little, and then clean with a small brush.

To remove the stain from fur leather dog collar, use a cool soapy water and sponge, then wipe with a damp microfiber cloth, comb and dry.

If the fur leather of the dog collar got crumpled, you can moisten it with a sponge, comb and dry. After complete drying, knock it a little.

fur dog collar

Shagreen Dog Collar

Dog collar of shagreen leather, as a chrome-tanned one, retains its original properties and appearance for a longer period of time. To clean up the dog collar made of shagreen leather, use a wet fiber, if needed wetted in a soapy water. After, clean it with wet fiber and dry.

shagreen dog collar

Dog Collar with velour base and Holographic pattern

This type of collar is quite fragile, so you need to be careful to clean it. Use wet microfiber to take out any stain and let dry. To remove lint and dust, use a roller for clothes.

dog collar

General recommendations for the use and maintenance of leather goods

Genuine leather does not like water and the sun, that is why do not use the accessory in rainy weather and save it from the long impact of the scorching sun. Do not swim with a worn leather dog collar.

Regular use of protection and water-proofing products helps to protect the accessory from dust, dirt, water and other aggressive reagents.

If the collar gets dirty, clear the dirt and the dust off with a rubber brush and then wipe it with a moist (not wet) microfiber tissue. When the cleaning is done, dry the collar at room temperature and then apply protection products. Do not use any kind of cleaning detergent or alcohol, they used to be abrasive and may damage the leather or pattern, as well in some cases the hardware.

In summertime better apply products based on silicone. In winter – any heavier cream based on wax or oils.