I'm Katlin. I graduated from College with a Certificate as a Veterinary Office Assistant (honors) and have worked in vet clinics for just under 6 years. I decided to leave the rather sad industry for something a little more creative - Dog Grooming. I made my first dog collar for my friend's shepherd mix in 2009, Makayo looked amazing in his camo collar and I was really happy with it, and it was fun for me! So I decided to make some for family, then friends, then clients at the clinic. The obsession grew from Collars to Leashes to Harnesses that stopped pulling. At the time I also made a few collars and leads for my roommate's Chocolate Labrador, Sam.
When I got my Tamaskan Dog, Wylie, in 2012 I decided to see how I could harness (pun!) his power, rather than constantly working against him. After a few failed trials I finally made a working harness in 2014 when Wylie was able to start pulling like a big dog. I sold a few more harnesses and collars to friends and family, and now am expanding my small business to the world.
In 2015 I decided to add ribbons to our lineup and finally managed to save enough to buy several dozen styles in 2016.
I am very involved in the Tamaskan community and they have supported me through the startup of this rather niche market! I am a groomer with my own business (contracted in Calgary) and love to see my client pups in my collars and leashes!
I'm Katlin, this is Wylie, and we are Polardog.