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I’ve collected a lot of dog collars over the years! We have ones for swimming, ones to wear to special events and every day collars. But no matter how often Lucy wears them, they all need a little freshening up sometimes. I’ve found that the best way to clean them is with a gentle, all natural cleaning solution. Keep reading to see how to best hand wash your dog collar so you pup can look (and smell) fresh all the time!

How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar

I don’t like to put collars or leashes in the washing machine because it can twist them up and I also feel like it can damage my washing machine (or at least make it sound like my house is under attack!). Hand washing might seem like a chore, but I promise you this takes less than 10 minutes, plus drying time. If you’ve purchased a collar from the Wear Wag Repeat shop, this is how I recommend you clean them.

How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar

How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar

Supplies:
Large mixing bowl
Warm Water
Baking Soda
Towel

Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda into a bowl of warm water and stir to dissolve. Put your dirty collar and leash in the bowl, scrubbing the dirty areas against each other to loosen up dirt. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Remove the clean collar and leash and rinse under cold tap water. Repeat soaking if there’s still a lot of grime!

Lay flat to dry on a towel. That’s it!

How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar
How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar

How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar

How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar

How To: Hand Wash Your Dog Collar

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How To Hand Wash Your Dog Collar and Leash
How To Hand Wash Your Dog Collar and Leash

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