Extending the Life of Your Paracord Leash or Collar: Washing and Care Tips**

Extending the Life of Your Paracord Leash or Collar: Washing and Care Tips**

Your paracord leash or collar is more than just an accessory; it's a symbol of your adventures with your beloved furry friend. To ensure that these items stay in pristine condition and last a lifetime, proper care is essential. At SummitDogWear.com, we understand the importance of maintaining your dog's gear. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to wash and care for your paracord leash or collar, using information from our own guidelines.

1. Hand Washing with Natural Soap:
All SummitDogWear.com products are designed to withstand hand washing with warm water and soap. To begin, fill a basin with lukewarm water and add a mild, natural soap. Avoid detergents or harsh chemicals that could harm the paracord's integrity. Natural soaps are gentle on the material while effectively removing dirt and odors.

2. Soaking for Effective Cleaning:
Take your time during the cleaning process. If your leash or collar is particularly soiled, allow it to soak in the soapy water. This will help to loosen dirt and grime, making it easier to clean later. Soaking is especially useful for tough stains or odors.

3. Removing Belts and Hardware:
Whenever possible, remove belts and hardware from your paracord product before washing. This prevents unnecessary stress on these components and ensures a thorough cleaning. If removal is not possible, don't worry—simply soak the entire product.

4. Drying with Care:
After washing, gently squeeze out excess water. Avoid wringing or twisting, as this could cause stretching. Instead, lay the leash or collar flat on a clean towel and roll it up to absorb moisture. Hang the product in a well-ventilated area to air dry. To preserve the vibrant colors, avoid drying in direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can lead to fading.

5. Enhance Longevity with Natural DWR:
Consider using a natural durable water repellent (DWR) treatment to further extend the life of your paracord leash or collar. This treatment helps repel water and stains, keeping the material cleaner for longer. Make sure to choose a DWR product that is safe for your pet and the environment.

6. Making Small Repairs:
Paracord's unique property of melting when exposed to heat can be used for small repairs. If you notice loose ends or fraying, carefully use a lighter to melt the paracord. Be cautious of fumes, and always perform this outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

7. check out our tutorial
For a visual guide on washing, caring, and making minor repairs to your paracord leash or collar, check out our detailed video tutorial on YouTube. We walk you through each step to ensure your dog's gear receives the best care.

Your paracord leash or collar is more than just an accessory—it's a companion on your outdoor escapades with your furry friend. By following these simple washing and care steps, you can ensure that your SummitDogWear.com products remain durable, vibrant, and ready for the next adventure. With proper maintenance, your paracord gear will stand the test of time, providing both style and functionality for your loyal companion.
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