How To Care For Your Nylon Dog Collar


Nylon collars are a great option for your pet. With a variety of colors to pick from, you can match your pup’s personality. But what happens when your nylon collar starts to show wear and tear?Here are the dogIDs tips for caring for your nylon dog collar.

Nylon Collar Care

How to Set the Color of Your Nylon Collar

It’s always exciting to order a new collar for your best friend. dogIDs offers a variety of bright and vibrant collars for your pup, but bright colors tend to fade over time. We want to help you keep your collar looking brand new! Here is the dogIDs formula for setting the color of your collar:

  • Mix 1 part room temp water, 1 part white vinegar, 1 tsp salt.
  • Soak for 30 min – 1 hour.
  • Take out, rinse with cold water, and lay flat to dry. This should keep the color vibrant!

It’s as simple as that!

How to Wash Your Nylon Collar

We all know that dreaded moment. You see your dog sniffing the ground and BOOM! they dive right onto their back and roll around in the smelliest muck they can find. As your dog proudly jogs back to you with their newest scent you start to countdown the minutes until bath time. Once you get your pup smelling fresh don’t forget about washing their nylon collar! To wash your nylon collar we recommend using a delicates garment bag in the washing machine, or to handwash your collar in a sink with dish soap. Be sure you lay the collar flat to dry.

How to Fix A Frayed Collar

Are you starting to notice some fraying on the edge of your collar? Over time nylon can start to show the wear and tear. To get rid of fraying or a loose string all you will need is a lighter! Quickly run a flame from the lighter over the edge of your collar. Move the flame quickly to avoid leaving burn marks on your collar. If you have an orange or hot pink collar please note that colors may change under the flame but should return back to its normal color after a period of time.

Dog wearing nylon martingale collar

Still Need Nylon Collar Help?

If you purchased from dogIDs you are in luck!  We are happy to help you with your nylon collar care needs at any time.

Need a Nylon Collar?

Looking for a new nylon collar? Check out a few of our favorites from dogIDs.

Color Splash ScruffTag Collar

Embroidered Dog Collar

Personalized Buckle Nylon Collars

Embroidered Martingale Collar

What is your favorite type of nylon collar? 

Dog wearing red nylon collar

Want more information on dog collars? Check out these blogs.

How To Choose The Right Collar For Your Dog

Nylon ScruffTag Personalized Dog Collar



About Hannah Savoy

Hannah used to be the Marketing Manager at dogIDs before heading on to new opportunities. She spends most of her time focused on emails, digital ads and social media. Hannah is a dog lover and can talk for hours about her furry nephews and nieces. She hopes to have a furry friend of her own very soon!

  1. I didn’t know that you could use a lighter to fix the fraying on a nylon collar. If my dog had a nylon collar I would want to make sure that I remember this tip. Learning new ways to take care of your dog’s collar might be helpful if you don’t want to have to buy another one.


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