Regardless of the quality of products you purchase, it is inevitable that they will wear down without the proper care required. As such, if you want to extend the life of the accessories and items bought from HUND Denmark, there are a few good product care tactics that you can put into practice. Using this product care guide, you will be able to find out how to properly care for the different types of products available here at HUND Denmark.
Leather Collars and Leashes
When it comes to cleaning leather products like our HUND Leather, extra caution is required. This is because leather goods should only be dry-cleaned and should avoid over-exposure to moisture wherever possible. Should you need to wash leather materials, it is best to use cold water. Leather should not be washed hot as it can potentially wear down and spoil the material. Preferably, it should be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Since our HUND leather contains no harsh chemicals and is made from natural means, it is extremely sensitive and may react easily to external influences and chemicals. As such, you should avoid applying strong cleaning chemicals to leather products. Apart from that, excessive exposure to sunlight and moisture may also cause the material to change in size and even develop stains. In rare cases, when the leather is exposed to too many chemical influences, it may even start to develop scratches and cracks. This cannot be prevented since HUND leather is an all-natural material that uses no chemicals or irritants that are unsuitable for pets.
To extend the life of accessories made of leather material, it is advisable to use special leather grease as well as VERY soft brushes or cloths to maintain the product. Should it catch any dirt in the process, you may also choose to wait for the dirt to dry before gently brushing them away with a soft brush and/or using a damp cloth. If you do not like using leather grease, we recommend using a tiny bit of extra virgin coconut oil.
To maintain the hardware shiny, we recommend polishing the hardware as needed with a brass/chrome polish.
Rope Collars and Leashes
Did you know that dog leashes are likely to be one of the dirtiest items in your home? While dog leashes can catch dirt and germs pretty quickly, they are also one of the least cleaned items, with most owners washing it no more than a handful of times in a single year. As such, it may be a good idea to regularly sanitize them to ensure cleanliness which increases the comfort your pets feel when wearing the accessory.
For most leashes, it is recommended to clean them minimally at least once a month. However, should they be spluttered with mud or dog hair, then they should be cleaned immediately. Thankfully, rope leashes are generally easy to wash, and you can simply soak them in soapy hot water for approximately 10 minutes or more, depending on how long it has been since you last washed them. After which, you will simply need to rinse them before hanging them to dry.
Should any tough or stubborn stains refuse to go away after a soak, you may simply use a soft brush to brush them away.