If your pup is anything like Murphy, your collars, leashes and harnesses probably look something like this.
The good news is, our gear is pretty easy to clean. I popped Murphy's Nova Scotia Tartan collar in the top rack of my dishwasher, and voila! It looks almost brand new again. The white label isn't as bright as it used to be, but it's a definite improvement.
If you don't have a dishwasher, you can soak your gear in the sink with some dishwashing liquid or laundry soap (be sure not to use any products with bleach). You can use a gentle brush (an old toothbrush wrks well) to clean any extra-dirty spots.
Once cleaned, lay flat or hang to dry.
Next week we'll show you how to deal with worn webbing that's starting to look ratty. Stay tuned!