Hey Dood Gear LLC. was founded Summer of 2020 after I got my first dog. I had bought a nice soft blue nylon leash with a matching collar, it seemed fine, why wouldn’t it be? It was just a dog leash! Well, I soon realized that I had made a big mistake by buying a cheap Nylon leash, after just a little over a week of use the leash was a totally different shade of blue, it was caked in mud, knotted, it reeked wet dog and our new puppy had definitely peed on it at least a couple times. I spent almost an hour trying to scrub all the grime out of it with dish soap and a toothbrush, but it was just a waste of time. No matter how much I scrubbed, more and more dirt just kept coming out. Why didn’t they make waterproof dog leashes? Nylon leashes were such a waste! I started doing some digging to see if there was an alternative material that was waterproof and easy to clean. I eventually found some companies that made all sorts of dog gear out of a material called “BioThane“, apparently it was waterproof, stinkproof and incredibly easy to clean. It sounded revolutionary! The only problem was that most companies I had found sold their leashes for around $65… for a regular leash, I didn’t have that amount of money to spend on a leash so I starting looking into making one myself the cost of the BioThane itself, hardware and tools was way more than the price of just buying a leash from a company, so I decided to learn how to work with the material and make my own business out of it!
Hey Dood Gear is a queer and disabled owned small business located in St. Paul, Minnesota whose goal is to provide high quality rugged dog gear made to last a lifetime. All of our products are handcrafted with care and fully customizable to fit our customers needs!
Hey Dood Gear also makes harnesses specifically designed for service dogs who perform tasks to assist their disabled handlers. We offer a variety of harness styles, attachments and handle to fit each handlers needs!
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