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Dog Harnesses- My vote for the best new dog product of 2012


dog harnesses | No Dog About It Blog

dog harnesses | No Dog About It Blog

dog harnesses | No Dog About It Blog

I always like to share a great dog idea or product when I see one. This past weekend I saw a dog product that I really loved. To be honest, it’s hard to believe it took this long for an idea like this. It’s long overdue. I have a feeling that many of you will feel the same way.

The dog product? Friendly Dog Collars and Harnesses out of Australia and New Zealand.

What I love about this product is what it does for dog owners who struggle with the well-meaning, but very much misinformed, people who say “All dogs love me” and approach your fearful dog in all the wrong ways. And, what it does for the dog owner who encounters other dog people who assume that because their dog is friendly with other dogs yours must be as well. And, what it does for the dog owner who has a big dog or a much-maligned breed of dog that most people often assume is not friendly because of their looks or breed.

What this product does so effectively for all these dog owners is communicate a message in a quick but very effective way to people who approach when maybe they shouldn’t or veer away when there is no reason to do so.

Friendly collars and harnesses are color-coded (red, orange, green, white, yellow, etc.) and each contains a message or word (Friendly, Caution, No Dogs, Adopt Me, Nervous, Deaf, etc.) that is in bold lettering. It makes it easy to see and the message is clear from a distance.

The collars and harnesses (and other products) are now available to Australia and New Zealand customers via their website: Friendly Dog Collars Australia and in the United Kingdom and United States via their U.K. website: Friendly Dog Collars Store.

The company has been extremely responsive to customer inquiries on their Facebook page as well. In fact, in response to several inquiries they have already begun to create a collar and lead for owners of blind dogs and dogs in training. How’s that for service?

These are available in the US, at least through Amazon, maybe at your local pet store too ;)

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GREAT idea!

Totally reminds me of the human equivalent here http://pandawhale.com/post/15382/every-retailer-on-earth-should-do-this

Every retailer on earth should do this

Those would be great in any store!  I'd be pink the majority of the time ;)

Me too -- I was born to wear pink!

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