The creation of Blissful Hounds was inspired Anneliese Johnson, CPDT-KA* dog trainer extraordinaire. We met when I signed up Jasper, my beloved Whippet, for doggie boot camp. Jasper aimed to please, but had a mind of his own. Anneliese won him over, or was it the other way around, and the two continued on the training path until Jasper received his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate about 8 months later.
The Laguna Collection would not have been made without Anneliese’s compassionate tenacity. She just would not let me give up after the devastating loss of the much-beloved Jasper. She’s a true friend indeed.
Like all really good dog trainers, Anneliese is consistent, determined, and patient. Leashes are a fundamental tool for dog trainers. Anneliese was in search of a “better” dog leash and we set out do to the impossible. She wanted no-nonsense, lightweight, durable leashes with high quality hooks. After the tragic loss of Jasper, being pre-occupied by this impossible task was a lifesaver. As it turns out, after months and months of questioning and investigation, we are proud to say that we have not re-invented the wheel. We have made a leash that is durable yet sleek and lightweight, easy to clean, and comfortable in the hand. Our hardware is American made. Thank you, Anneliese, for helping us create the Laguna Collection. Jasper would be proud.
While still contemplating the Laguna Collection, another collection became available. El Segundo . . . came about when we fostered a Boxer mix named Madeline. Maddy-girl was a gal in need of some consistent love and a bit of training. Her fear of leashes led her to chomp through them in two molar-grinding bites. After she destroyed every leash in the house, we knew we had to do something. That’s when we came across DynoLeash®. Bob and Sky sold us their business, and we’ve taken it from there. We changed the name to El Segundo—The Second—as it is the second leash you will ever have to buy. We like safety, and this leash will stay together through tough times. Maddy was adopted by a Chihuahua mix, two children and their parents who own a yard with a nice tall fence and a house.
*Anneliese is a Knowledge Assessed- Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA®). Independent, third party certifications such as those earned from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT ®) and the Association for Professional Dog Trainers (APDT ®) are gained through a tough assessment of knowledge and skills.
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