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The Best Waterproof Dog Collars And Why You Need One – dogIDs

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There are three things I look for in a high-quality dog collar:

Durability. Odor resistance. A built-in nameplate.

Please tell me you can relate …

So I’m trying to sleep in until, God forbid, 7 a.m. on a Sunday and then I hear it …

My dog is shaking his head around (does he do this on purpose?). Seconds later, he’s scratching at his neck as his tags go “CLANK! CLANK! CLANK!”

“That dog!”

Of course, the simple solution is to remove my dog’s collar at night, but there are always those moments during the day where the “Jingle! Jingle!” gets annoying real fast.

… trying to work from home … having an important phone call … trying to get the baby to sleep … OK, I don’t have a baby. But you know what I mean! “Clank! Clank! Clank!”

So that’s why you see Ace wearing his red Waterproof Soft Grip ScruffTag dog collar from dogIDs in most of my photos. It has a built-in nameplate. So no noisy tags.

Benefits of the Waterproof Soft Grip collar from dogIDs
Waterproof Soft Grip ScruffTag dog collar - dogIDs

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There are several benefits to this WATERPROOF collar. We’ve had ours for two years, and I can tell you it’s by far the best and most practical dog collar for the price (just $34).

Here are its benefits:


  • ODOR RESISTANT (truly!)
  • Waterproof
  • Extremely durable
  • Built-in nameplate (no lost or noisy tags)
  • FREE engraving up to four lines (with lifetime guarantee)
  • Corrosion-proof hardware


This collar solves a lot of problems I face with cheaper collars:

  • It doesn’t fade. Ours looks like new even after two years of San Diego sun!
  • It does not get that nasty mildew odor or smelly dog “fragrance,” even if your dog swims every day.
  • The material is STRONG but soft. If you have a puller, it will hold up.
  • Easy-to-read contact information

The best waterproof dog collars - dogIDs waterproof soft grip scrufftag dog collar

I know.

Seriously, the best collar.

The collar for people and dogs who love adventure!

If you have an active, sporty dog who loves to roll, hike, dig snow tunnels and dive head first into any body of water, this collar is the best option.

I love this collar because it’s rugged.

Sure, Ace and I love to visit the dog beach in San Diego and swim, but we are not really beach bums. Instead, we love to travel, play in the dirt, camp, backpack and race up snowbanks! (Yes, we travel to places with snow.)

I can’t tell you how awesome this collar is for people and dogs who love adventures. Have a hunting dog? I highly recommend this collar.

Ace wearing his waterproof Soft Grip collar dogIDs

The average collar for Ace lasts about a year before it’s tattered, faded or clawed. He’s a strong puller, smelly, drooly, and he’s always scratching at his collar with his Bear Claws!

[quote_center]We’ve had our waterproof dogIDs collar for more than two years and it still looks new. [/quote_center]

We’ve had our waterproof dogIDs collar for more than two years and it still looks new. In fact, I’ve never washed it or even wiped it.

I’m convinced it will last forever.

This really is an odor-resistant dog collar

Closeup of my dog's waterproof collarCloseup of my dog's waterproof collarIt seriously absorbs NO odor.

And my dog is plenty smelly. His dog bed has a strong odor. Heck, our carpets have a dog odor.

Ace’s collar does not have an odor.

How is this possible, you ask?

The Soft Grip material of the collar was originally designed for horse bridles, halters and reins, according to dogIDs. It’s serious stuff!

The material is tough but also soft. It looks like leather but it is easier to care for. It holds its properties and will not crack, even in severe weather conditions. And I mean severe! dogIDs is based out of Fargo, N.D., so they’re not joking around!

Don’t forget, it’s snowproof! Here is Miss Stella modeling her Soft Grip collar:

Stella wearing the waterproof Soft Grip collar dogIDs

Ordering information & coupon code

The waterproof Soft Grip Scrufftag collar from dogIDs is available online at

The cost is $34 and that includes FREE engraving.

Use code THATMUTT for 10% off ALL products. Click here.

The collar comes in 8 different colors and several sizes ranging from 8″ to 24″.

A few people asked about international shipping. Click here for that info.

Why should you buy this collar?

Simple: This is a durable collar that will last.

Waterproof Soft Grip collars from dogIDs

Giveaway – Win a FREE waterproof collar for your dog

Waterproof soft Grip collardogIDs is giving away one FREE waterproof Soft Grip ScruffTag collar to a reader of That Mutt.

*Congrats Allison H.!

To enter the giveaway:

Just leave a comment below. Let me know which of the 8 colors you like best. I’ll choose one winner at random on Wed April 6. Must have a U.S. mailing address to win.

Are you interested in the waterproof collar from dogIDs?

Let me know in the comments!

I am a blogger for the dogIDs blog and will now be featuring some of the dogIDs products here on That Mutt. Stay tuned!

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Kathy Ybarra

Sunday 17th of April 2016

My Katia, a black goldendoodle, would love a red collar. I can relate to the shaking of the head. I think she does it to wake me up so she can go outside. We'll learn another way for her to let me know she wants to go outside!


Friday 8th of April 2016

For all of you hoping to win - I think the winner will be pleased! My girl's collar came in the mail yesterday. I do need to exchange it for a smaller collar (I forgot that this collar is meant to fit more snugly while she wears her rolled leather collar more loosely), but I was really happy with the way it looked and with the engraved tag. My dog wasn't too thrilled, but she hasn't worn a flat collar in over a year, so I'm sure she'll get used to it.

Lindsay Stordahl

Saturday 9th of April 2016

I'm so glad you like it!


Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Purple, please!

Cathy Witthoeft

Monday 4th of April 2016

Lindsay, thanks for a chance to win. Red's my choice for Wally, our black lab. Hope things going well with Ace and puppy!


Monday 4th of April 2016

This looks like an awesome collar! I like the red one!