Recently David Wilder, inventor of the Dog Ring, CEO of Dog Ring LLC and entrepreneur agreed to take some time from his busy schedule and talk about the Dog Ring, a product Wilder claims is revolutionary and will allow dog owners to spend more time with their pooch’s.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: David, You claim to offer a solution for people who love their dogs and want to spend more time with their dogs. What is that solution?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: I've invented a product called the Dog Ring. It is the only lightweight, portable tethering device around. It gives people the ability to take their dogs almost anywhere.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: Can you explain how the Dog Ring works?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: Sure. It looks like a hula hoop. It has a connector that allows it to easily open up and clip around a tree, post, or pole in seconds. On the ring is a free-sliding leash. We have two leash options, a 6’ fixed leash and a 16’ retractable leash. It allows the dog to travel a full 360 degrees without getting tangled up.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner:What are the benefit(s) to me a dog daddy?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: The primary benefit to you and your dog is that you get to enjoy more life together. For the parent it gives you a hands-free way to include your dog in more activities and peace-of-mind knowing that their dog is safe. Some people like to leave their dogs outside for a few minutes to get fresh air, but they don’t have fenced yards. This allows the dog to relieve itself and get a little exercise and still be able to reach their food, water and shelter.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: What is the benefit to Max A Pooch?
Wilder, Dog Ring, LLC CEO:It allows him the ability to go on more adventures with you. He is going to love the new freedom he has.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: Where might I use the the Dog Ring?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: That is really the best part of the Dog Ring Keith. The places you can use this is really only limited by Max A. Pooch’s and your imagination. You will love using this at parks, camping, road trips, BBQs, lounging outside and just about anyplace else you and Max can think of. Like I said, it is lightweight, portable and strong.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: What would you say to critics who say this is a tethering device?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: To the critics I would say, yes, this is a tethering device. Like any other tool, it is meant to be used responsibly. We absolutely do not endorse or support long-term tethering of any dog. It is cruel and neglectful.
Dog Ring was created as a way to spend more time with our dogs, not less.
People want a simple, hands-free way to include their dogs in more of our daily lives. Now they can with Dog Ring.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: What do you believe dog advocates and lovers will like about the Dog Ring?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: Dog advocates are going to love that this is a tangle-free device. The dog will not tangle itself up, so he can reach his food, water and shelter. It also gives a dog an incredible area to run. The retractable leash allows the dog to roam over 1000 square foot completely unrestricted.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: Where and when can I purchase the Dog Ring? How can I make sure I get one as soon as possible.
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: I am about to start a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Indiegogo is a tool for everyday inventors like myself to get funding from the general public that shares my same vision. You can go to my website http://www.thedogring.com and sign up for advanced notice. Once the campaign launches in September, you will be notified. Simply go to Indiegogo and pre-order one. I am looking to ship out in early December. By getting one through there, dog lovers will also get other great incentives that will not be available once we are in production.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: You said you are in start-up phase can you explain what that means?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: I have been working on the Dog Ring now for almost 4 years. I officially started the company at the end of last year. Start-up for me means that I am just going into manufacturing and production. I have spent considerable personal resources to get the engineering, design, and marketing done so far. Now, it’s time to share this with the world.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: I know you are a dog lover and advocate. What would you say to those who say with so much human misery in the world, how can you spend time, money and resources advocating for dogs and for safer products for them.
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: I would say that because of the misery, this product is needed now more than ever. Dogs teach us about compassion and unconditional love. Dogs better our lives and create peace. Dogs have been used in therapy work for years. This is a fantastic way to increase happiness by letting people spend more time feeling accepted unconditionally. The time and resources spent on this pale in comparison to the amount of people who are going to benefit from the love their dogs bring.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: Where can I learn more about Dog Ring?
Wilder, Dog Ring LLC CEO: Sure, just go to our website. on there you will find information about the company plus sign up for advance notification for the Kickstarter campaign.
Chicago Pet Products Examiner: Thank you David, Max A Pooch and I will be following your launch of Dog Ring and wish you the best of luck.
Keith Sanderson, is also creator and host of Max A Pooch's Awesome Animal Advocates on Pet Life Radio, Sanderson has written more than 100 articles for Chicago Animal Advocacy Examiner and writes National Animal Advocacy Examiner. In addition he is president of Max A Pooch Inc, his human companion to Max A Pooch, who is Canine Reporter for Canine Community Reporters.