D-fa
 
Care of your D-fa
   
  Like most dogs, D-fas don’t mind the occasional bath (and secretly rather like it). However, unlike most dogs, D-fa jackets are machine washable. Like any fabric, the less you wash it the better it lasts, but follow the instructions on the care labels for your garment for best results. If someone chewed off the label, here are the instructions again:  

SUB-WOOFER™, Arma-Doggo™, Puff-Doggy™ and Moon-Walker™ 
Because some of these fabrics have technical properties like reflection, breathability etc, the less you wash them, the better they last. Detergents and the action of the washing machine can cause them to lose some of their functionality. Feel free to wash your jacket, but if it’s just a bit muddy or wet, just let it dry, give it a shake and air to freshen it up. Otherwise, a normal cycle in the washing machine is fine.   

Official Care Instructions  Sub-Woofer™, Arma-Doggo™, Puff-Doggy™ and Moon-Walker™
  • Do up the clips before washing and close pockets
  • Turn garment inside out
  • Warm, gentle machine wash
  • Wash separately first
  • Do not bleach, soak or rub
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Dry without delay
  • Do not iron
  • Do not iron prints

FLOAT-DOGGY

Float-Doggy is made from durable Cordura® fabrics (outer surface), buoyancy foam (inner construction) and nylon (inner surface).   Please care for your Float-Doggy in a similar way that you care for your real doggy:    

Official Care Instructions for your Float-Doggy
  • Rinse it in fresh water after use to remove salt water, dirt or debris
  • Dry it flat, in the shade
  • Do not sit on it
  • If the jacket becomes heavily soiled it can be washed by hand with mild detergent or soap.
  • Do not machine wash and do not tumble dry.

ICE-BARKER™


Official Care Instructions - Ice-Barker™
Merino likes hand-washing, but does not require it. Merino is fine to be washed in the machine. The best wash results are from washing by hand, or on a gentle or wool cycle, under 30°C (86°F) with a wool wash detergent.
  • Warm, gentle machine wash 30°C (86°F)
  • Do not bleach, soak or wring
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Dry flat away from direct sunlight
  • Warm iron
Mother Nature's Last Laugh
Merino is a natural fiber and although we have tried to tame some of its wild ways Mother Nature has the last laugh.

There is still the chance that the fabric will shrink up to 3-5% when washed and you may find some loosening of the fabric with wear. This is natural, and often it improves the fit of the jacket around the dog. If you find the jacket has stretched, a wash will often bring it back into shape.  

To minimize the unwanted impact of shrinkage, please follow the washing instructions above. Also, we have found the following works a treat to keep the jacket in shape.  

After you pull the jacket out of the machine or while it is still damp, have a gentle game of human tug with the jacket to pull it back to shape and full size. It will tug in all directions - length and width. Be firm and even, and don’t use your teeth! You can stretch the jacket after washing between 3 and 6cm depending on its original size.