About FearLess Pet
FearLess Pet was born out of a need for better dog products and safer dog training methods. We take the "fear" out of both.
I Want The Best For You & Your Dog
My goal is to provide exceptional products and training so that you can enjoy more quality time with your pets.
- Chris Durrant, Founder of FearLess Pet (and Rex, R.I.P.)
How FearLess Pet Came to Be
It all started with my naughty little dog Rex and a very busy dog walking business. Dogs were pulling me on leash all day long (no matter what "gear" they had on) and my own dog had problems at home. I was tired and stressed and the dogs were, too.
I decided to dive deep into dog behavior and learn everything I could to help them. Eventually, I became a full-time dog trainer and became certified through the Council for Professional Dog Trainer as a CPDT-KA. I learned that training is KEY to all dog problems – including leash pulling. It became clear that painful training collars do not teach a dog to stop pulling on leash - they teach avoidance but it's not really effective (or in the best interest in the dog). Ultimately, I realized we must do the training if we want our dogs to stop pulling us. I set out to design a collar that is comfortable for the dog while the human works with them. That is how the Walk Star Dog Training Collar evolved.
By having your dog in comfortable gear and rewarding them for good choices, you can increase good behavior and build the dog up in a way that can’t be replicated with the use of force.
Also, many times while walking dogs they would slip out of their collar. It was so scary! I developed the Safe Cinch because I wanted something that didn't close tightly around the dog's neck (like many other collars) but still kept the dog safe from escaping from their collar.
I am very conscious of waste and overproduction. Recently, I have modified my collar sizes to fit a wider range per size, which will greatly reduce future production. I donate ALL discontinued products to shelters and nothing ever goes to waste.
Back to Rex…I was told he could not be helped. However, I was able to practice all of my new dog training skills on him and I actually trained him to stop reacting and nipping at people. I couldn’t believe it! I have dedicated my life to teaching others how to help their dogs without force. This is why I developed my dog training programs.
I want to ensure that every person has access to high quality dog training so that no dog is taken to a shelter because of a behavior problem.
Thank you for being here,
Chris Durrant, CPDT-KA & Founder of FearLess Pet