Step 1: Remove Any Tags Or Accessories From The Collar
Remove any tags or accessories that may be attached. This will allow you to clean a dog collar thoroughly and avoid getting any cleaning products on the metal tags or accessories.
Step 2: Remove Loose Dirt And Debris
Once the collar is removed from your dog, use a brush to clean and gently remove any loose dirt or debris from the surface of the collar.
Step 3: Prepare The Cleaning Solution
In a small bowl, mix a few drops of dog shampoo or leather cleaner with warm water. Be sure to choose a soap or cleaner that is specifically formulated for leather, as other types of cleaners could damage the leather.
Step 4: Clean The Collar
Dip a soft cloth in the saddle soap water and wring it out so it is damp but not dripping. Gently rub the damp cloth over the entire surface of the collar, paying extra attention to any particularly dirty or stained areas.
Step 5: Rinse The Collar
Once you have cleaned the entire surface of the collar, rinse the cloth in clean water and use it to wipe away any soap or cleaner residue. Be sure to remove all soap or cleaner residue, as this could damage the leather over time.
Step 6: Dry The Collar
Use a clean, dry cloth to pat and let the collar dry. Do not use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry the collar, as this could also damage the leather.