How to clean your dog collar in 7 quick steps


You just gave your dog a bath yesterday but something still smells funky. It isn’t you or your dog, it’s his collar!

Time for a good collar soak and scrub. This easy cleaning process is for any nylon or polyester collar.

Here’s what you’ll need to get it done:

  • Bowl of warm water
  • Liquid soap
  • Vinegar (apple cider or white works well)
  • Dry towel
  • Your favorite snack

Fill the bottom half of your bowl with warm water. Just enough to submerge the collar.


Add about 3 tablespoons of liquid soap. Any kind you like.


OPTIONAL - If there is a bad odor to the collar, add 3 tablespoons of vinegar.


Swish the collar in the solution for 28 seconds. Let is soak in the soapy water for 5 - 10 minutes.


Hand wash the collar by scrubbing it against itself. Don’t use a brush as it will fray the nylon or polyester fibers.


rinse well in hot water and then place it on your drying towel or hang to dry. When it’s dry, it is ready to back on your dog.


Eat your tasty snack.


Thats it! Just like new without the scent and clean as a pampered chihuahua. Repeat this process as often as needed for perfect collar hygiene.

*Fun note: the vinegar will also work as a flea repellent.