The Best Backpacking Dog Collar is Waterproof!

Seems like common sense that backpacking dog collars are going to get dirty. There is nothing worse than a stinky wet dog collar. It’s quite difficult to keep a collar clean, even if you wash your dog. Moving away from the cloth material of standard dog collars is the solution!

photo of waterproof dog collar
The best thing about this collar is that it never stinks!

Collars are an important part of hiking with your dog. They keep your dog near you, but also have your contact information in case your pooch gets lost. I’m a huge fan of the waterproof type of collar after hiking long distances. It looks good and stays in good shape.

Why change from the standard cloth collar?

I started looking for a collar before our long distance hike.  I noticed that most store bought collars I was buying my dog Toby would only last a few months.

-Most collars are made of cloth and get pretty gross after getting wet and drying a few times.

-Cloth collars are difficult to clean and usually only get cleaned when I groom the pooch.

When I started planning for our 900 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail, I wanted the following:

-A collar that would stay clean and dry

-Wouldn’t stink him up, so we could cuddle at night 🙂

Any “waterproof” dog collar will work better than your standard cloth collar.

I went further and found a laser engraved collar. I love this because he doesn’t have to have any tags on (I carry his rabies tag). You can customize whatever you want on the label! I chose his name and my phone number, since we don’t have a permanent address right now.

Any “waterproof” collar will work better than your standard cloth collar. I went further and found a laser engraved collar. I love this because he doesn’t have to have any tags on (I carry his rabies tag). You can customize whatever you want on the label! I chose his name and my phone number, since we don’t have a permanent address right now.

The great thing that makes this collar perfect for hiking is soft grip material so even if he gets wet, the collar is easy to wipe off. The collar dries off instantly.

The material never fades, so his bright teal collar looks like I just bought it. If interested, check out this dog collar from dogIDs.

Photo of a hiking dog wearing a waterproof backpacking dog collar in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
We got a gazillion compliments from this waterproof backpacking dog collar!!! Huzzah

This collar lasted our entire Appalachian Trail 900-mile hike!

There are a lot of color options and you can choose what kind of text you would like on the label, if any. You can put your address, phone number, or really anything you want with up to 4 rows of text.

Check it out! https://amzn.to/2CK2IX4

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