As a pet owner you only want the best for your best friend. You know it takes time to find the perfect leather collar for your dog. What some owners don’t realize is that leather products require care and conditioning. Since leather is technically an animal skin, it can become worn down from natural elements and lack of oils. This required care will depend on what type of leather your collar is made of.
At dogIDs we suggest an Italian Leather or English Bridle collar.
Designer Italian Leather is a type of leather collar that is soft to the touch right away. These collars also come in a variety of bright colors vs neutrals. As a bonus, this is a water resistant leather which helps keep the color of your collar true from day 1.
English Bridle Leather is a leather that uses precise stitching, making this type of collar incredibly durable. This type of leather will be stiff when purchased, but do not worry. Over time the leather will soften thanks to the natural oils in your pet’s coat.
All of the leather collars we carry at dogIDs are durable and guaranteed to last for the lifetime of your dog. But with a little extra love and care, they can stay looking good as new even longer.
Here are some tips on proper leather collar care. [Read more…]
Custom Made In Colorado
dogIDs is proud to welcome our newest artisan partner, Kristi Smith!
Her gorgeous handmade sterling silver and copper dog ID tags caught our eye and gained outstanding approval from our pack of office dogs. Like us, Kristi is a full-fledged dog lover and works hard to provide products that pups and pet parents will love.
Kristi’s interest in silversmithing began after taking a course in high school, but her career path lead her to teaching for several years. However, the dream never died. Following the birth of her second daughter, Kristi gave up teaching to work as a full-time silversmith and spend more time with her family.
If you’re an online shopper, you know the struggle of turning down a product that has a price too good to be true.
You see the discount and think, “That should hold up.”
It might be tempting, but don’t add that leather collar for $6.00 on Amazon!
You should be looking for the best for your best friend, not the cheapest option. Some of hardest working, longest lasting dog collars out there are made of leather. Leather is a great choice for a collar thanks to their durable, but elegant style that softens with age.
With a focus on USA made leather, there are a multiple types of leather you can get for your pup.
Whether you choose English bridle leather, Italian leather or bison leather – we know that quality and durability are priceless.
dogIDs is always on the look-out for awesome artisan partners.
This summer we were thrilled to meet Kaydi Grunhovd at a local street fair, and with her wonderful collars we knew she would be a great addition to the dogIDs artisan group.
Kaydi’s love of pet products happened by accident when she received a sewing machine for Christmas. After making dog collars for her friend’s dogs as well as her own, the requests started rolling in. From there, she began selling collars at farmers markets and craft shows.
She strongly believes that, “Life’s too short to wear a boring collar,” and uses this as inspiration when designing new items. Her leather collars are unique, sturdy, and unlike any other leather collar out there!
Outside of making pet products, Kaydi is involved in dog training and loves spending time with her 5 family pooches. Her pack of pups are a vastly talented group.
Paco (16) and Gertie (14) are her two chihuahuas that enjoy spending their time relaxing in the sun. Dottie (6) is a border collie who has a variety of things to keep her entertained. From agility, dock jumping, chicken herding to being a therapy dog, Dottie is always on the move.
Ping (5) is a lab ready to hunt! She also is a dock jumping, agility fiend, but her true love is hunting. She has some serious skills when it comes to finding sheds (antlers) while out on hikes.
And lastly, there is Newman (2). Newman is a rescue mutt that loves meeting new people. This mutt likes to paint in his spare time, creating masterpieces buy holding a paintbrush in his mouth and then selling his paintings to help other homeless rescue dogs.
We are thrilled to have Kaydi be a part of our artisan partners! Check out her amazing collars at dogIDs.