Does your dog love water? Warm weather is approaching. That means water activities will be surely part of your adventures. River, lake, stream, beach or even some pool time! 💦 So many options!
Xena’s not quite a water dog yet but loves to, I mean L-O-V-E, to roll in things outside. My favorite collar for Xena has white fabric with black and gold hearts. I had to wash it every weekend to keep it presentable until I tried a waterproof collar.
I recently tried waterproof collars from two brands – The Honest Hound and Ruffwear. So I thought it would be good to share my experience. First, here is the comparison of the products based on the information available on their websites:
Now I will provide a review as a customer. First, I will start with Ruffwear – Headwater collar. I received it as a prize from a photo contest so I was super excited to receive it in the mail. They sent me a blue one and it was pretty. But… when I removed it from the package, it was misshaped due to packaging. The first thing I noticed was that it was much thinner than I expected. The material is less than 1/8 in. I had to put my kettlebell on top of the crease to flatten it out for a day before I could put it on Xena.
The Honest Hound
I purchased the buckle style and used it for a few months now. It’s a fitted collar. You send them the size and they make it for you. Xena is wearing it in the above photo. I wasn’t used to the fitted look so I was afraid that it was too snug at first but I was convinced otherwise later on.
In summary, The Honest Hound was a clear winner for us. It came in really handy on a recent hike too. Xena found something stinky to roll in and came back to me all happy. She was a STINK bomb!! Luckily, we were hiking next to a stream. I took her collar off and wiped it off in the stream. After we came home, I cleaned it with mild soap. A waterproof collar is a must-have for an adventure pup!