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Phou is also in the process of opening another company, YAY Wallet, which makes products for pet owners. These are 100 percent U.S. made and I received a super slim wallet with a sketch of a bull dog wearing sunglasses with a plaid chic background. The wallet is made to be durable and is incredibly light. They will be offering a large selection of prints and you can find out more this coming week as they launch it first at Crowd Supply and Kickstarter.
Kristen Marchiole of Buffalo asked, “What brand of toys do you give your dog? Our puppy is chewing through everything, pretty much the same day/week we get it for him. What do you recommend?” And although I do not currently have a dog in my house, I do care for dogs at work and knew that Starmark offers treat-dispensing toys, fetch toys, treats and training gear for dogs that play hard.
The company started out in 2002 and their products can be found at all major pet stores. Starmark has an academy for professional dog trainers and offers class sessions of four, eight, and 12 weeks year round and onsite housing.
Courses include basic and advanced obedience, dog sports, behavior modification, kennel and breeding management, personal protection, police K9 training, search and rescue, retriever training, assisted therapy and explosive and narcotic detection, among others.
Kristen, I recommend every product that I have tried from them, which includes the treat-dispensing Picklepocket, Tetraflex and Chewball and an Everlasting Treat Ball. They are made with materials that are stronger than rubber and are great for powerful chewers. The products are free of latex, vinyl and phthalates. I applied one of their slogans, “Turns Mealtime into Playtme” to my cats, who looked confused and entertained by the idea of a treat-dispensing object in place of their food bowl.