Is there any way to avoid leather darkening up? I loveloveloveeeddd when we first got Jackson's tan Paco collar. It looked like this: He wears it almost every day. We've probably had it for, like, 8 or 9 months now? It's definitely darkened up a bit. It still looks GREAT and is in awesome condition. My favorite collar by far. He still wears it practically every day. I just didn't know if there was a way to avoid it. I'm thinking probably not. It's never been conditioned or anything. It's never gotten soaked either. I haven't been 'careful' with it per say, I mean it's his every day collar, so dog parks, running around outside, etc, he's got it on. But it's yet to have been worn in big bodies of water etc.