While I was at the Heart of Illinois dog show cluster Memorial Day weekend, I talked to Bobby Brandon, who runs the Mid West Pet Supply booth for its owner, John Williams. Essential for All Breed Dog Shows Mid West Pet Supply is a general dog show vendor, one that carries equipment and supplies specifically … Read more Mid West Pet Supply: Show Dog Stuff
I spent Memorial Day weekend at the Heart of Illinois dog show cluster, where two Bull Terrier clubs were supporting the Illinois Valley Kennel Club of Peoria and Corn Belt Kennel Club shows. Some cute t-shirts caught my eye and I talked to the booth owner about her business, Dog.Heart.Soul Dog Is Good Authorized Cheryl … Read more Dog is Good and Dog.Heart.Soul
Did You Run That Copy By Legal? I used to verify claims in automotive ads and ran them through a strict legal process. I often look at pet food advertising in disbelief. Flimsy and misleading claims abound in the pet marketing space. Yet, these claims seem to elude the kind of competitor challenges and scrutiny … Read more What do you mean by artificial?
Barriers to entry are low in many sectors of the dog-related industry. Which means that there are many small businesses marketing products and services for dogs and other pets. Many dog product entrepreneurs are fueled by their passion to solve a problem they experienced with their own pets which inspired them to launch their business. … Read more Great Source for Dog Marketing Intelligence
My husband and I are fans of Shark Tank, and we happened to watch a vintage episode from November 2016 where Pupbox was pitched, The company was offering a subscription box to puppy owners which followed the puppies with age-appropriate offerings through adulthood, when they switched to an adult dog version of the box. The segment … Read more PetCoach Comprehensive In-Store Dog Support System
More than ten years since I first noticed the brand, I’m pleased to see that the furniture grade dog crates by DenHaus are still available. The only one that looks large enough for a Bull Terrier is the TownHaus which is a rather traditional styled wood piece in a rectangular shape. At close to $400 … Read more Furniture Grade Dog Crates are going strong
I’m back from my hiatus from blogging while I was working at Pet Supplies Plus in their corporate headquarters, aka Pet Central as a Marketing Analyst. I thought my job and this blog might be a little too close for comfort for their social media policy. That job was eliminated in January, so I … Read more I’m Back!
It looks like good news for pet retailers this holiday season. An annual AP-Petside poll conducted by GfK found that pet owners are planning on spending more on their pets’ Christmas gifts in 2011 than in 2010. About half (51%) of pet owners plan to buy their pets a Christmas gift, a percentage which has … Read more Christmas Gifts for Dogs
Home Furnishings Business reports on the launch of Arf Van home furnishings for dogs from Art Van Furniture. This is the first human furniture player I’ve seen enter this area; the products range from modestly priced dog beds which are similar to those sold in pet stores to hard goods which resemble traditional furniture. Prices … Read more Arf Van Furniture for Dogs by Art Van
PetsMart and GNC recently announced a partnership to create a line of pet supplements available exclusively through PetsMart retailers and website. The supplement line launches in fall, 2010 according to an article on financial news site CDTV. This is interesting development marks the convergence of several trends. Vitamin and supplement usage is increasing for humans, … Read more PetsMart and GNC create line of pet supplements