Welcome to Trendy Hounds! My name is Kathleen & Iâ€™m the sole owner/collar maker of Trendy Hounds martingale collars and leashes. I live in South Carolina, USA, with my husband, 2 sons, a rat terrier mix, a cane corso, and my sonâ€™s hunting dog. My love for dogs is my greatest inspiration. Growing up we always had lots of dogs and over the years Iâ€™ve had a Pekinese, several rescue dogs, (3) retired racing greyhounds, and a bull mastiff.
After adopting our first retired racing greyhound in 2005, I started hunting for martingale collars to outfit him with. The first few martingale dog collars we purchased didnâ€™t last long and were very expensive. This led to the beginning of Trendy Hounds martingale collars and leashes.
I decided to tear one of the worn-out collars apart & figure out how to make them myself. The first couple of collars I tried making took hours to make. It was a nightmare, but fun at the same time. The only time I had ever used a sewing machine was for straight stitch curtains, so this was definitely a challenge. However, I was determined to figure out a way to make my dog quality martingale collars for a lot less than what I could buy them for online.
I started out making 1.5 inch size â€œmediumâ€ martingale collars for greyhounds only. It wasnâ€™t long before customers were requesting collars in other collar widths and sizes, which led to gradually adding the Â¾ inch, 1 inch, and 2 inch width martingale collars in various sizes (x-small, small, medium, large, and x-large) for ALL BREEDS of dogs.
I continually research supplies (hardware, webbing, grosgrain, jacquard ribbon, woven ribbon, etc.) for the best quality and of course the best pricing so I can offer quality martingale collars at affordable prices.
All Trendy Hounds martingale collars are lined with a fuzzy felt lining to help prevent bald spots on the dogâ€™s neck. This fuzzy felt lining sets Trendy Hounds martingale dog collars apart from other collar makers.
CUSTOMER SERVICE--I try to imagine how I would like to be treated if I were the customer. You canâ€™t always please everyone all the time, but I do my best to try. I donâ€™t pre-sew collars because I never know what size or collar width will be needed so I only make collars as they are ordered. I know when someone places an order they canâ€™t wait to see their new collar(s) so I do my best to get orders out as soon as possible. I have a processing (sewing) time to allow myself time to get orders sewn, however as soon as I complete orders they are shipped so you can receive them as soon as possible.