Who We Are
I am Lauren, the face behind DogDog Goose. All of my products are designed and made by hand in my home workshop in St Albert, AB, Canada. My husband Brady is an amazing support, helping with everything from physical tasks (building displays, packaging and tagging products, manufacturing when deadlines are looming) to the very best emotional support while I learn the ropes of building and maintaining a small business. We live with our two dogs and rigorous product testers, Luci (Dalmatian) and Toro (Pit/Mastiff).
How We Started
In 2011, we had enrolled a young Luci in training and were having great success using a martingale collar on her - the only problem was, everything that we could find in our local pet stores was hard to adjust, not very durable, attractive, or user friendly, and just not fulfilling our needs.
Cut to a few months down the road when I decided to make my own - my goal was to create a collar that was rugged, long-lasting, easy to use and aesthetically beautiful. And the DogDog Goose martingale was born! I began selling my collars in early 2012 while attending University. Over the years as popularity grew, I was able to grow the brand, design many new products and accessories, and take DDG on full time (and Luci is still wearing her original martingale collar over 6 years later)!
In a world where "fast fashion" dominates and everything is cheap and disposable, I have made it my goal to create lasting, quality products. I have spent time sourcing durable materials that can withstand anything your dog throws at them, and I have crafted a lifetime hardware warranty to back it up. I make strong efforts in my workshop everyday to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics and eliminate as many waste by-products as possible. Almost all of the off-cut material produced is saved and re-purposed towards other DDG products. Our bandanas allow us to both support local rescue efforts by donating proceeds to various rescue organizations (DDG Rescue Series Bandanas) as well as work together with talented artisans and illustrators to promote collaboration over competition in the small business world (DDG Artisan Series Bandanas).
DogDog Goose products are designed and built to join you and your dog on all of life's journeys. So go - head out on your next grand adventure with four paws in tow - and take us with you!