Humans wear underpants, so why shouldn't dogs? Neena Pellegrini came up with a line of Pants for Dogs after her male bichon frise kept "marking" her female dogs:
First product up: cute, comfy and — of utmost importance — absorbent doggie undies and thongs.
Sounds crazy to anyone who hasn't had a dog with a bit of an incontinence/dribbling problem, or a female dog that hasn't been fixed. But those of us who have owned and loved such a dog have spent more than a few minutes wishing Depends came in canine configurations.
Neena Pellegrini to the rescue.
She's the founder of Pants for Dogs (pantsfordogs.com), a little Seattle-based cottage industry filling hundreds of orders for tiny- to massive-sized panties for female dogs, and, for male dogs, items she calls cummerbunds (although the waist isn't, in a precise sense, the true target, of course). Each garment in its own way protects rugs, floors and whatever else needs protecting from the drips and streams we'd rather not contemplate (and certainly not discuss).
The business started four years ago when Pellegrini's little male dog kept marking her little female dogs. A training issue, most would
say. But improvement doesn't happen overnight. How do you protect the girls?