There are plenty of decisions to make when it comes to adopting a dog and taking them home. Besides picking out the dog with the personality that you love the best, you get to pick out the accessories that they need, from the bed that they’ll be sleeping in to the dishes they’ll be eating out of to the kinds of toys they’ll get to play and cuddle with. There is nothing more satisfying than bringing a dog into your home and making them comfortable with all of the supplies that make a house homey and welcoming. Sometimes, though, we can get caught up in the little details that are important to us. For some of us, it can be deciding what kind of sweater our short-haired dog should wear in the winter, or what kind of chew toy will be best for their teeth. If you haven’t picked out a collar yet, you might find yourself struggling to decide on the perfect material. Here, we’ll talk about the benefits and disadvantages of plain leather dog collars.

If you haven’t considered plain leather for your dog collar, there are definitely reasons to consider it. First of all, it is a classy option that looks great on any kind of dog, from a Great Dane to a Pomeranian and everything in between. You can find it in a huge range of colors that best match your dog’s personality or your own personal aesthetic. In addition to all of that, it’s a natural material that won’t irritate your dog’s skin; many caregivers with dogs that have sensitive skin have found that their skin can tolerate the close contact of leather when they couldn’t handle synthetic materials like nylon. In addition to being great for your dog, it’s also great for the environment, since this natural collar is more earth friendly than synthetics that have to be made.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not leather is a great choice for your dog, you may be worried about taking good care of the material. You’ll be happy to know that it’s not any more complicated to take care of a leather collar than it is a synthetic one. All you need to do is wipe it clean with a damp cloth and then dry it off. Rub in a little leather conditioner to the collar before you put it on your dog again, and you will have a collar that lasts you for years to come.