This month’s blog is brought to you by our special guest and friend, Alysson Kuhns, Founder of Lots of Spots. Her handmade collars, bandanas, and bow ties are as durable as they are adorable. She’s here to remind us when it’s time to replace that old stinky collar around your pup’s neck.
So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your dog’s collar?
1. It smells. Plain and simple. Your dog’s collar smells as bad as the poop you’re forced to pick up on your daily walks and it’s time you admit it to yourself. You’ve tried washing it, febreezing (you didn’t know it was a verb, did you?), and scrubbing it with Lysol but nevertheless, the stench persists. Let it be known that you are not alone. Dogs are gross!
2. It falls off. If your dog’s collar is constantly falling off, it’s more than likely for one or two reasons. Either your dog needs to audition to be the next Houdini or their collar is broken. Either way, your dog needs a new collar. Remember, your dog’s collar should fit snug around their necks. You should be able to place your fingers behind it comfortably, not your whole hand.
3. It’s too small. Guess what! Your puppy did not stay small forever. I know, I know. You were really hoping you’d bring home the puppy that never grew up, but alas, your 6 lb dog is now 60 lbs and the collar you brought him home in can now fit as a bracelet around his ankle (try it!). It’s time to upgrade Fido’s collar! Need help sizing your dog? Click here.
4. It’s ugly. You are doing a disservice to your dog by putting them in ugly collars. How in the world is Fido supposed to find a girlfriend looking like a hot mess? Better yet, how are you going to find one? Don’t worry, we can help. Click here and while you’re at it, pick Fido up a bow tie for the fancy date he’s going to score! Maybe you can share?
5. It’s not Christmas. Take a look at your dog. If he is still wearing a Christmas collar then he needs a new collar as of yesterday. We hate to break it to you, but the fancy red and green combo is only in for exactly one month and your time is up. It’s time to move on to something seasonally appropriate.
If you found yourself nodding along with Aly, it might be time to toss that old collar and go shopping. What are you waiting for? Click on over to Lots of Spots!
Meet Alysson Kuhns
While busy completing her master’s degree in Sports Psychology, Alysson Kuhns discovered a new passion that allowed her to combine her love of animals and sink her teeth into her creative side. Three years later, she is proud to have grown Lots of Spots to what it is today. With the help and support of her trusty sidekicks, Spot and Emma, Lots of Spots is now Aly’s full-time career. Their adventures drag Aly’s collars, bows, and bandanas through the mud, into the ocean, and up and down mountains all over the Pacific Northwest. Together, they help ensure Lots of Spot’s products are some of the most durable on the market.