Great care is put into every single Flying Dog Collar. Every element of collar construction, from the details of design and sewing to the fabrics and hardware we choose, has been tested and re-tested to bring you what we feel is one of the finest products on the market today.
To start with we use a strong but flexible industrial strength nylon webbing that is milled right here in the USA. We use a variety of colors so we can color match/coordinate to each design. We feel that our nylon webbing is the perfect weight for collars as is flexible enough to allow your dog to bend his head comfortably. This webbing is also very strong you can rest assured it will stand up to the demands of any active dog.
On top of the nylon substrate, we sew on the decorative fabric overlay trim. We hand cut all of our fabrics and turn in to double thickness to create the trim. This is a time consuming process as we strive to line up patterns and center designs to create the best looking collar we can produce. This process is very important to the overall look and quality of the collar.
Our collars feature a very lightweight but extremely strong aluminum side release buckles with a curved, streamlined design. They are available in two finishes: polished mirror finish and a beautiful satin aluminum finish. Historically, metal side release buckles have been cumbersome and heavy...but not our buckles. Very light weight but more than four times the strength of a nylon or acetal buckle and impervious to corrosion. Lightweight. Strong. Fashionable. We also offer our collars in the Weinerlock® black plastic contoured side release buckle. We use sleek and shiny nickel plated welded steel d-rings and nickel plated cast zinc adjustment slides on every Flying Dog collar. You will be getting the highest quality hardware we can find. Our slides are the more expensive wide mouth nickel plated slides that allow for easier adjustability. The d-rings we use are in perfect scale to our collars, not too heavy and clunky but not to light and flimsy looking. They are also welded for superior strength. We have searched tirelessly for the perfect hardware to finish off our collar designs.
We use a very strong heavy weight synthetic thread and double triple stitch all stress points. Our thread is color matched for each collar. We take great care in finishing the inside of the collars so that no thread rubs are left. We check and double check to make sure all stitch back tack points are flush and smooth. We also guarantee our stitching and, as unlikely as it is, should any stitching come loose, you can mail the collar back to us and we will repair it free of charge.
CLEANING AND CARE
We recommend cleaning your collar and lead by hand in cold water using a mild detergent. Rinse well in cool water to remove detergent residue and remove as much water by hand. Then simply hang to air dry or place on a towel until fully dry before placing back on your dog. All collars and leads can be safely machine washed in cold water. We suggest first removing all tags, and placing in a laundry bag or pillow case with the ends knotted. Machine wash on the delicate cycle, mild detergent, cold temps, and simply place on a towel or hang and let air dry.
Below is a table of how Flying Dog Collars are sized. Follow this link for detailed instructions on how to measure your dog if you are not sure of what size you need. If your measurement is within an inch of the largest number in a size, we advise you to purchase the next size up. Please make sure you measure correctly because a collar that is ordered in the wrong size is not eligible for return.
XSmall / adjusts 8"-11"
Small / adjusts 10"-15"
Medium / adjusts 14"-19”
Large / adjusts 18"-24"
XLarge / adjusts 20"-29"