Black Dog Wear grew from a basic desire for great quality training equipment - equipment which would look good and work well over a long life. I couldn't find what I was after, so I sat down and made some.
Since these beginnings in 1997, the business has grown to supply Training Equipment all around Australia and to discerning Dog Trainers and Stores around the world.
I seldom get the time to sit down and make doggy gear any more, but I'm now surrounded by a very talented team who are equally committed to supplying the best quality training equipment with great customer service and backup for our products.
We design and make equipment, based on sound Science Based Training Methods and we go to great lengths to ensure that everything is extensively tested, under all sorts of conditions, by dogs and trainers, before anything goes on sale. Yes, our gear is tested on animals!That's how we can give a Quality Guarantee on everything we produce.
The quality and range of Black Dog products is a direct result of our interaction with Dog Trainers around Australia, and around the world, whose assistance and experience is invaluable.
We work with trainers in areas as diverse as Obedience, Tracking, Movies, Local Councils, Dog Shelters, Search & Rescue, Canine Freestyle (Dog Dancing), Agility, Flyball - the list grows as people find new and interesting ways to interact with our Best Friend.
In Australia, our products are available through Veterinary Clinics, Professional Dog Trainers, Local Training Clubs and specialist Pet Stores - check out the "Find Local Stockist" List (coming soon).
For those of you outside Australia, there is a growing list of International Suppliers where you can get your hands on a genuine piece of Black Dog - check out the "Find Local Stockist" List (coming soon).
If you can't find Black Dog in a location near you, you can get your very own piece of Black Dog Wear right here on our web site.
2021 update - I have now retired and passed the reigns of Black Dog Wear over to my loyal staff members, one has been with Black Dog Wear since the beginning and many others for 10-15 years.
All the staff love the products and use them everyday for their own dogs.