Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about engraved dog collar and engraving / personalization
In this area we carry from mypfote.com - we are happy dog owners ourselves - questions together, which would arise for us when choosing a collar or a harness. If you have any questions, you are of course welcome to contact us. Our support is available by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org reachable.
Can the leather collars from mypfote.com also be used for smaller dogs?
Of course, because leather is a natural material and and impresses with flexibility, quality and durability. With proper care, you have a leather collar for many years. Not only larger dogs, but also for small dogs are the engraved leather collars from mypfote.com are very suitable, because they are available in small sizes, for example S for Small in a diameter of 25-30cm neck circumference. The engraving gives the collar the individuality and the reference to your darling. In addition, the engraved phone number can ensure that in the event that the dog runs away, it can be quickly returned.
What is the best way to care for the leather collars?
A dog collar, no matter what material it is made of, is always exposed to special stresses. The collar is exposed to moisture, dryness, wetness, cold and UV radiation. These are environmental factors that can also severely affect the leather and engraved mark and other metal parts such as rivets or the buckle of the collar. It is essential to treat the engraved surface together with the leather after contact with water.
We recommend the collar after heavy soiling first a rough cleaning with a brush, a slightly damp sponge or cloth. Make sure that the leather does not soak and become excessively wet. As a cleaning agent you can use leather soap or saddle soap, which is excellent for cleaning the leather. When the leather collar is cleaned, you can dry it slowly - please do not put it on the heater, in the blazing sun or other "fast" methods like hair dryer or oven. This will only harm the leather.
After cleaning, the leather should be greased when dry. There are several ways to do this. On the one hand, transparent shoe care is of course a good choice - there are also special leather oils available in stores. Also well suited are coconut oil, castor oil or even beeswax is recommended in some forums. Do not apply too much, but regularly and in smaller amounts. Then you will have a lot of fun with the collar together with your four-legged friend.
Selection of dog collar - what material is best for my dog?
As a dog owner you naturally ask yourself the question - does it have to be leather? Is perhaps a fabric collar or a dog collar made of nylon better suited? Of course, this question can not be answered in a general way and from our point of view it depends on taste and budget. Nylon collars are very durable, long lasting and can also be washed with plenty of water and normal soap, which may not be done with the leather collar. Nylon collars are not very stretchy and can also rub on the skin of dogs with very short coats. A leather collar is a real eye-catcher and usually always looks a bit classier, especially if an engraving has been applied.
You get the collars individually or with leash as a set in our store. No matter which collar you choose, it should be engraved with a name tag in any case, because our four-legged darlings should be able to be returned to you immediately without reading the chip.
Dog collar or dog harness? What is the best way to choose?
Here, even among the experts, there are many and heated discussions about which system is now the most suitable for the dog. However, there are a few good arguments for the classic collar, conversely, of course, for the dog harness. Especially in the education and control of the dog, the collars play a major role. The collar is very suitable to control and guide the dog while "walking". Personally, I use for our French Bulldog the combination of soft fabric collar or the fancy "going out leather collar" and a durable dog harness made of nylon, because especially short-nosed breeds, such as German Boxer, Pug or French or English Bulldog often have enough breathing difficulties anyway, you should not allow this quadruped too much pressure on the collar. A leash with one snap hook per end is the solution here - one end of the leash is attached to the collar and the other end to the harness. We have at mypfote.com a selection of different products and models in our store - just browse a bit.
How useful are light collars and which ones are recommended?
We have decided to include a very high quality type of luminous collar in our assortment. The luminous collar is completely made of nylon and the LED element is supplemented by a light guide. Thus, the light is transported in the luminous collar and brings the entire ring evenly bright to glow. Alternatively, we offer a light ring, which is worn in addition to the existing collar and also consists of a light source and a light guide - this can be shortened individually and fits all your four-legged friends.
Do you also have pull stop collars / slip collars in your assortment?
We have discussed intensively in our team whether dog collars with a pull stop are a good thing - we have decided against it. Of course the slip collars or pull stop collars are a quick solution when a strong dog is hard to control, but you have to take into account that they are still choke collars. A good education and training with the dog is indispensable, then a dog collar with a pull stop is not necessary.
What is the best way to measure the dog's neck so that the length is correct?
A tailor measuring tape is optimal to measure the dog's neck. Once around the neck, place the end over the tape measure and leave two finger widths of space between the dog's neck and the tape measure as a reserve. This allows you to determine the right size for our dog collars.
Are there matching dog leashes for your collars?
We have different leashes in our assortment. We primarily use nylon leashes with a comfortable foam handle, an LED light up leash and a sustainable cotton dog leash. With our collars and dog leashes, your four-legged friend and human are super equipped for the next walk.
Offers MyPfote also offer rope collars?
Yes - we offer a model in the colors brown and black. The rope collar is available in different lengths and with matching rope dog leash. The rope collars are sustainably made of cotton, are very durable and sturdy and have a buckle that allows 3-5 different adjustments of the length on the dog's neck.