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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trendy Hound Tuesday; Collar Review

My furry cool raiser has been talking to Trendy Hounds recently; and decided on reviewing one of their Martingale Collars. My raiser left it up to them for picking the color/pattern - so it would be a complete surprise for us when it came!
With help, I opened the package yesterday... I found a beautiful pale blue collar; with a "puppy print" on it. (Paw prints, the word "Woof", fire hydrants, dog bones, food bowl). It fits me perfectly, and looks amazing on my shiny black fur!
My raiser was eager for "us" to try it out - so we went for a short walk; since I've been using a thin chain collar for a while - she didn't know how easy I would react to a nylon type collar (even though it's a martingale style).
She was quite surprised to find out how easy I handled with the new collar; and she's planning on letting me wear it on our next Christmas shopping trip! (pictures will be taken and posted), I think it will go very well with my Guide Dog uniform!
I few words from my furry fun raiser:

Rudy's really enjoying doing these reviews! I thought it would be a great addition to our blog (pet items only) and Rudy would think everyday is Christmas! He's doing a great job reviewing items, and I know he really enjoys this collar. It fits him very well; and does have some "padding" on the inside. He's not even noticed the difference with this collar compared to a chain or flat nylon I've had on him. He's worn it all day yesterday (besides in the crate) and all day today. I've always been a fan of martingale collars; when our pups are to young to wear a chain collar - we've always gotten one of these. It will be a great thing for Rudy to remember how to work with a nylon type collar. But for me to have the ease of knowing I can handle him. I've had great contact with Trendy Hounds, and not only do they sell collars - they also sell some amazing leashes! One of their collars would be a great Christmas gift to a dog owner, or your furry cute friend! Trendy Hounds also has a Etsy Shop, and sells their martingale collars/leashes there. Even if you aren't looking at buying one now - make sure to at least stop by and view them - they have a huge assortment of patterns/colors, perfect for a male or female pup!
I give this awesome shop a A+ all around, which is including their awesome shop name "Trendy Hounds", that's one of the best "brand" names I've seen!

Back to Rudy:

I'm so glad Trendy Hounds let us review one of their collars, I'm looking forward to working in town with it - and showing off to all my furry friends. My raiser did snap some wonderful pictures (seen below) and also took a very shaky movie (walking a dog while taking a movie...)
Trendy Hounds is a great shop, and would be the perfect place to buy a furry cool Christmas gift for your pup!
Enjoy the pictures of my new collar, don't forget to enter my Holiday Contest/Giveaway! (ends Dec 15 2010)

The dog with a blog

Up close picture of the collar on Rudy's neck; it has paw prints, bones, dog bowls & fire hydrants on it

Picture of Rudy in a sit-stay wearing his new collar. Picture taken outside in the grass

Picture of Rudy walking outside on leash while wearing his new collar

Picture of Rudy sitting on the stairs on top of a dog bed - he's wearing his new collar in the picture

(Movie taken by me - while I walk Rudy, he's on leash and wearing his new collar - we walk for a little bit, then I tell him "sit" and "Good boy")


MurphyDog said...

what a cute collar! Mom loves Trendy Hound too...she's bought at least 3 or 4 of their collars for me.

in fact, my latest one just arrived yesterday! Mom hasn't gotten around to taking a picture yet, but watch my blog for pictures in the near future

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Oskar said...

Wow, that is a really cute collar. My mom person is going to go check them out!

Nubbin wiggles,

Anonymous said...

Cute collar! Rudy looks so big now!!

Elyse and Riley

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great job woo two!

The sekhond pikh of Rudy is pawesome!

He looks like such a model with 'tude!


Doris Sturm said...

He's grown so big and handsome - he is indeed a very good boy. That collar looks nice and wide. Will he eventually have to get used to a harness?

Mango said...

I like the reviews. Sadly, little Dex isn't ready for one of those yet. Bad me. He is still pulling a bit. Hehehe. That Rudy sure is handsome.

Mango Momma

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very NICE! FYI: just want to let you know that I posted my Santa Poem with a link to your Holiday Doggy Poem Giveaway. Check it out. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar