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How Do You Clean Leashes and Collars?

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Each time you give your dog a bath, give his collar a scrub. Soak the collar in a bowl of hot water and dog shampoo, use an old toothbrush or other soft-bristled brush to clean out the nooks where dirt collects, and then hang the collar to dry. Leashes and harnesses may be cleaned in the same way, as needed. A leather collar requires gentler care—rather than soaking the collar, use a toothbrush soaked in a cleaning solution and gently brush away grime. Rinse, towel off, and hang the leather collar until it is completely dry.Alternatively, you can machine wash...

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How to Measure Your Dog for a Collar or Harness

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Our collars come in sizes that will fit any dog or puppy to a tee, and our different harness types provide perfect comfort and control in any situation.Collar size depends on a single measurement: the circumference of the neck where the collar should rest. If your dog falls between two sizes, go up one size for a better fit. The measurement for a martingale collar is taken at the top of the neck, behind the ears. You should be able to fit two fingers between your dog’s neck and his collar.Harness size is most often determined by the circumference at...

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Harness vs. Collar: Which Is Better?

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A collar is an important piece of safety gear for our constant companions, but is a harness a better choice for your dog? If your dog is a puller or a jumper, a front-clip harness may provide greater control and minimize these behaviors. Collars may restrict the airways of dogs affected by tracheal collapse, as well as brachycephalic dog breeds—think Pugs and Boston Terriers—so a harness may be a safer option. Narrow-skulled dogs or breeds with a thick neck are often masters at slipping out of a collar—and thus may be less likely to escape from a securely fitted harness.Some...

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