• Benefit from our experience.
First of all, we believe in and use all of the products we sell. If it didn't meet our (and our dogs') standards, it wouldn't be available at The Dog Outdoors. We can personally answer any questions you have because we use the products.
We are happy to always be available for questions even long after you have made a purchase. We know how important our customers are to us.
• No where else on the web will you find more information (including videos) about the products we sell. We make every effort to bring the experience of shopping in an actual store to your computer screen and even go beyond that. See our products in use in high definition video, read our buyers guide to help make your decision and if you still have questions contact us 24/7.
• We pride ourselves on being a small business. This allows us to put our own personal touch into your buying experience and give you unparalleled customer service.
With few exceptions your order will be packed up and shipped out the very same day by my wife or myself. You will get your stuff faster than most any place you shop at online. Let us show you what customer service is all about!
• You are dealing with real people. Not some faceless company sending you products they don't even keep in inventory. Reach out to us and ask us anything. We (our dogs included) won't bite :)
• Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with your experience, let us know about it. We will make every reasonable effort to make it right. We want you to be happy!
The Dog Outdoors is a business started by husband and wife, Scott & Jenny.
Below is their story...
We didnít start The Dog Outdoors with the intention of it becoming a full time job. But, as it
turns out, life had other plans. Back in 2007, we were
both working at a tech company in Austin,TX and our only "babies" were our two pups (miniature schnauzer) Brinkley and (lab/pointer mix) Parker. Parker was chewing up everything in the house. Daily hour-long walks were not enough for him. He needed to RUN.
We were desperate to find a way to exercise Parker when Scott found the Italian designed WalkyDog® bicycle dog leash. It was love at first ride. Being able to bike Parker, was way
easier and more effective than anything else out there. No more chewing on Jennyís shoes,
DVDs and furniture.
The WalkyDog truly changed our lives and, after talking it
up to several people at the dog park,
to start The Dog Outdoors.
Since starting out in late 2007 with one product, we have grown to include all sorts of gear for active dogs and their owners. We only sell products that
have the stamp of approval from our own dogs. Our goal is to provide the best products and
more information than anywhere else about those products.
In 2008 we brought a beautiful baby girl into the world.
The success or The Dog Outdoors allowed Jenny to be a full-time mom and run the business while Scott still worked full-time at his day job. In early 2010 (on Scottís 30th birthday) we decided to make The Dog Outdoors a full-time gig. It was quite comical, really. Our house was completely invaded by inventory boxes and toddler toys. Scott braved an entire summer of triple digit heat while packing up orders in our garage. So, in January of 2011, we found an office space and got our house back. And wouldn't you know? We quickly refilled the house with baby things in preparation for our second baby girl who came that fall.
In 2012 we hired our first employee (Scottís long-time friend, Matt) who has made our lives a lot more sane.
2013 brought more change-possibly the biggest for our business-as The Dog
Outdoors took on a brand new look with our site redesign. As of this writing in the Summer of 2015, we are blessed to have yet another baby girl. Scott and Parker are a little overwhelmed by all the pink :)...And through this entire journey,
Brinkley and Parker have enjoyed testing leashes, collars, toys, treats, beds and much, much
more (lucky dogs).
Running our own business has been an awesome ride and huge learning
love the challenge and especially love interacting with people like you that are visiting
site. Your support makes it possible for a husband and wife team to compete with the big
businesses out there. We promise to do our best to continually
provide excellent products,
service, and information. Thank you so much for stopping by and if you read this far - use the coupon code "pman" during checkout for a nice discount.
Have fun out there!
-Scott and Jenny
Scott Daughtry - Born and raised in Galveston, TX, I am what they call a "BOI" (Born On the Island). Iím the oldest of four kids and family has been, and will always be, a big part of my life.
Growing up, we had a number of dogs, but I was hesitant of all that responsibility when Jenny started begging me
for one while in college. I finally caved a year after we graduated. The love was instant and the
dogs immediately became our "kids". I come from a long line of entrepreneurs and Iíve always felt that being a business owner is my calling. I can never go back to a 9-5 desk job. Outside of my beautiful wife and kids, The Dog Outdoors and our pups are my biggest passion. Iíve always enjoyed being on, in or near the water. Whether its fishing, surfing or wake boarding, youíll find a smile on my face.
(in high-pitched valley-girl accent) I am a pure bred miniature schnauzer. Mom and Dad picked me up in May 2007 from Victoria,TX and Iíve been loved and pampered ever since. Mom and Dad thought I would like another four legged friend, so 5 months later,that other dog (Parker)
showed up. Frankly, Iíve grown quite fond of Parker, but I sure miss all the attention I used to get. I absolutely love hunting bugs, hoarding (but not actually chewing) bones, sleeping on top of the fluffiest thing I can find, and
barking. Barking is what I do most. Snuggling with Daddy is
my favorite thing in the whole.wide.world.
**Update - Matt is no longer working with us and has moved on to bigger things, but we will always be grateful for his help and friendship over the years.
Hi there. My name is Matt and I was raised on a small island in South Texas. Think of Gilligan's Island, add more tourists, and you get the idea. I met Scott back in first grade and we've been buds ever since. I've known Jenny for thirteen plus years. Both my bosses are pretty awesome plus they don't mind if I wear shorts and flip flops to work. Rhodesian Ridgebacks have been in my family ever since I can remember so I have a soft spot for that breed. I currently have a cat but plan on getting a Ridgeback when I have more space. A few hobbies of mine are working out and playing video games (when I have the time). Also, I've sort of mastered the art of lounging by the pool when the weather is nice and I have the day off.
I am a sixth generation Texan and have lived in
Austin since I was 5 years old. Iíve always had dogs (specifically, English Springer Spaniels) and knew that dogs would always play a part in my life, I just didn't realize how big! Scott and I met my freshman year in college at Texas State University, married 6 years later, and started our (human) family 2 years after that. I can often be found at the park with my girls, working with my awesome hubby, on the trail with our dogs, having a beer with my girlfriends and probably playing a video game of some sort (I literally had a "Dr. Mario" world record score while pregnant with my first daughter, but never officially submitted it b/c I went into labor). I love crafting - no, I LOVE crafting - and am thrilled I found a way to inject some creativity into the business with my personalized dog bowls.
On March 9th 2019, at the age of 15, Parker left this world. We will forever love him and miss him everyday. Read the tribute to my best buddy on Facebook here.
Parker's Original Bio
(in slow drawn-out southern accent) I was a lonely lab-pointer mix puppy in a big, cold, animal shelter. My only friend was a hard, plastic squirrel toy. Iíve always had a special attraction to squirrels. Someday, I will catch one. In October 2007, Mom, Dad & Brinkley came to bring me to my real home. I was so happy that I chewed up everything that seemed important to mom and dad. They really seemed to like that because when they came home and found what Iíd done, theyíd whoop and holler! One day, dad came home with a new toy that hooked up to his bike and thatís when our special rides together began. I just didnít have the energy to chew on their things anymore, but they seemed okay with that. Ever since, Iíve become a super special dog. I get to try out all kinds of toys and gadgets. And mom and dad say I look GREAT on camera.