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Old 01-02-2011, 09:58 PM
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Default Help with stinky harnesses, leashes, etc.

We have a drawer full of STINKY harnesses and leashes. Jack does a fair amount of swimming in decent weather so this stuff gets wet, which I understand may be the cause of the odor as much as the dog...

I have tried to clean them with enzyme cleaner and dishwashing soap but they still reek.

Suggestions?

I was thinking maybe vinegar... not sure how they would look after that.

Any helpful hints would be much appreciated.

Jack smells way better than his harness.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: Help with stinky harnesses, leashes, etc.

Are they nylon? You could try 1 part vinegar to 5 parts water. Hopefully that wouldn't bleach them out too badly.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: Help with stinky harnesses, leashes, etc.

Yes, nylon webbing. And they start to smell bad within a few weeks of using them so it gets pricey to just replace them.
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I wash leads and collars in my washing machine. Just pop then in on a cool wash and they come out like new.
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Default Re: Help with stinky harnesses, leashes, etc.

I wash my horse harnesses that are nylon in vinegar and water and they come out fine.
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Default Re: Help with stinky harnesses, leashes, etc.

Try a little "ODOBAN", from Sams, with the wash in the clothes washer.


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Default Re: Help with stinky harnesses, leashes, etc.

Thanks for all of the suggestions!

We have so many leashes and harnesses - even after donating a bunch to the SPCA - that we can afford to sacrifice a few in the name of science!

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Mine are nylon webbing too. I wash them in the washing machine, warm wash, cool rinse - then I throw them in medium-heat drying - they come out wonderfully well. They are OLD, too - seem to live forever.

I agree with the vinegar idea, if your usual washing techniques don't get all the stink out. Might have to do THREE vinegar washes to get the stuff out!

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