My name is Molly. I am a very energetic brown and white American Pit.
I would slip my collar when on my outside runs. I have one in the front
and one in the back of my house you know :)
My parents tried all sorts of collars on me – leather, rolled leather,
webbing, slide chains – but only the slide chain collar did the
job of keeping me in my yard.
But, I have real sensitive skin. The metal slide chain collar my parents
(human parents) had to put on me irritated the skin on my neck :( It
got worse every time it pulled me back when I ran after another dog or
a bunny. One day my mother said to my father, who works with leather,
(I love chewing on leather, especially those
rawhide bones that come in those bags my father brings home), well anyway
she said, Hey, leather man, why don't you sew some leather onto that metal
slide chain collar so it doesn't bother the Molly dog?" Dad thought
that was a good idea, and it was. I love my leather covered collar. It
works great. When I pull on my collar, the leather protects my skin but
the collar works as it should to prevent it from slipping off, letting
me run the neighborhood. I really like not getting into trouble, just
having fun in my own yard. Problem solved!
Now we had to make one more trip to the local pet store to return the
last collar we purchased that didn't work for us. While there, the store
clerk mentioned that the collar we were returning was the third one returned
that day by customers. What was up with that? . . . she asked. We told
her why we were returning this one and about the special one created for
me. She asked if we would like to sell our invention at her store. And
the rest, as they say, is history.