Dogs being Dogs | How to care for your Fetch & Follow Dog Collar

Dogs love an adventure and non-more so then when the sun is shining and there is a cool breeze blowing through their ears. Plus during this warmer time of year there is no better way to cool off after a long walk then a swim in a pond, canal, sea or even just a muddy puddle! Now we don’t want dogs to stop being dogs so we thought we would share our top tips for caring for your Fetch & Follow leather collar after your dog has finished having fun wearing it.

Our collars and leads need little up keep as the natural oils from your dog’s coat will keep the leather supple, however if your dog likes to go for a swim or rolling in something smelly then just follow our below steps to help clean the collar

First clean the collar with a damp sponge to remove any dirt and allow to dry. When dry, take a slightly damp sponge and rub it on the saddle soap to get a thin covering of soapy residue that you can apply to the collar. If the sponge is too wet, the soap will get to foamy, compromising the final effect. Leave the collar to dry naturally

We also recommend using a natural wax such as Trill Farm’s leather wax, which is a natural blend of olive oil and beeswax to help keep the leather strong, supple, hardwearing and better able to resist wet weather

If the brass hardware on either the colour or lead start to darken due to getting wet then soak a clean, dry cloth with Brasso metal polish. Apply the polish to the brass hardware and restore the shine and luster by rubbing the dry cloth over the metal. Finally if the lead clasp becomes stiff a spray with WD40 will help loosen any dirt and grime.

Here at Fetch&Follow we use high quality veg tanned bridle leather. Due to it being a natural material there can be subtle variations in colour or texture; these are not faults, but a sign of the skin’s quality.