How To Wash Dog Jackets The Right Way To Keep Them Clean And Smelling Great

You love your dog and you want to keep them looking their best. That means keeping their jacket clean and free of any dirt, grime, or odours. But how do you wash a dog jacket the right way?

Dogs need jackets just like humans do. They keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But, how do you wash a dog jacket the right way to keep it looking great?

The dog apparel industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Dog clothing is now a fashion choice for dogs, and pet owners are spending more money on dog apparel and accessories than ever before. Unfortunately, dog clothing is often sewn in cheaply, and with cheap materials. This results in dog jackets that can lose their shape and be damaged easily by washing. This blog will give tips and techniques on how you can wash your dog’s jacket the right way to help keep it clean and smelling great.

Dog jackets are not just for looks but they are a very important thing to have. You see, dog coats not only help keep your pet warm during the winter season but also help keep them cool in the warmer months. If you don’t have a dog jacket for your pet then you are missing out a lot.

Simple Steps to Wash your Dog’s Jacket

Washing dog jackets may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! With a little bit of know-how, you can keep your dog’s jacket clean and smelling great. Here are a few tips on how to wash dog jackets:

  1. Start by removing any dirt or debris from the jacket. A lint roller, a damp cloth or brush it off with a soft-bristled brush can do the trick.
  2. If the jacket is very dirty, you may need to pre-treat it with a stain remover.
  3. Once the jacket is pre-treated, you can machine wash it on a gentle cycle. Be sure to use a mild detergent.
  4. Alternatively, you can fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and a mild detergent designed for delicate fabrics.
  5. Submerge the jacket in the water and gently agitate it to loosen any dirt or grime.
  6. Allow the jacket to soak for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
  7. After the jacket is washed, hang it up to dry. Do not put it in the dryer, as this can damage the fabric by causing the fabric to stretch out of shape.
  8. You should always check the manufactures information for details on how to wash your dog’s jackets. see more details in the next paragraph.

Other care and important information on washing your dog’s jacket:

Always check the jacket’s care label to see what type of fabric it is made from. This will determine the best way to wash it.

Waterproof or water-resistant materials

If the jacket is made from waterproof or water-resistant fabric, you can machine wash it on a gentle cycle using cool water and a mild detergent. Hang the jacket to dry afterwards.

Down Materials or other delicate fabric

If the jacket is made from down or other delicate fabric, you’ll need to hand wash it. Use cool water and a mild detergent, being careful not to scrub or wring the jacket. Hang the jacket to dry afterwards.

 If you own a dog, then you know how important it is to take care of them. If you don’t, we’ll tell you right now that it is extremely important. One of the things that you need to do is to make sure that you are washing the dog jackets correctly. You see, when you wash dog jackets the wrong way, you can ruin the jacket. You can also ruin the coat of the dog.

With a little care, you can keep your dog’s jacket clean and looking great for the seasons to come!


Washing your dog’s jackets the right way will keep them looking great and smelling fresh! Concluding what we learned, always check the label and fabric first before washing or cleaning the jacket. To make things easier we always follow the following steps:

Step 1: Remove The Jacket/ check manufacturer’s instructions

Step 2: Wash It In Cold Water

Step 3: Hang It To Dry

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about how to wash dog jackets. If you are interested in learning more about the best dog jackets for the season we would love for you to check out our other blog articles. Thank you for reading, we are always excited when one of our posts is able to provide useful information on a topic like this!

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