How to Clean and Maintain a Leather Dog Collar
How to Clean a Leather Dog Collar?
If a leather collar gets muddy or dirty, use a damp cloth to wipe off the mud. You can use a very small amount of mild soap and gently scrub. Rub off the soap residue with a different damp cloth. Use a dry cloth to buff the collar and dry the surface of the leather collar. Once the leather is completely dry, apply a small amount of leather treatment conditioner to the collar.
How to Maintain a Leather Dog Collar?
Often times a gaucho leather dog collar just needs a gentle wipe down with a damp cloth. This is an old but reliable method for easily cleaning a leather collar. The waxed threads make it easy to clean off dirt and mess from your dogs collar. Once you have gently wiped the dirt off the collar. Simply lay the collar down on a flat surface and let it naturally dry.
Gaucho leather collars are designed for hard wearing and can withstand rain, swimming in rivers and lakes and rolling on beaches. The leather will naturally get softer over time. The Aztec designs will look beautiful even after lots of wear. The threads will hold their shape and should not fray easily.
If you are wanting to keep your leather dog collar in good condition for a long time, it is a good idea to get some leather treatment to apply to the collar every now and then. It is good to apply this leather care conditioner to the collar after a couple of uses (as it the leather softens). Gently apply the conditioner and then wipe off the excess. Leave the leather to naturally dry. Over time your leather dog collar will naturally change color slightly. We think this adds to the uniqueness of each collar.
For extreme leather collar cleaning cases.
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.