The Straight Poop: EzyDog

By Drake the Dog
Reader Pet Columnist

Where am I taking my humans today?

Mother Nature is doing a number on us this week. Goodbye fall, hello winter! Time for this North Idaho dog to change up some wardrobe essentials and GO OUT AND PLAY.  Can you guess where I’m going?

Only ONE clue: “Won’t you wear my leash around your neck?”

The warehouse crew at EzyDog takes a break from their busy day to stand with Drake. From left to right: Bryant Baxter, Chase Morfitt and Alex Martin.

C’mon, join the pack with the Sandpoint distribution center and warehouse staff of EzyDog, located on Larkspur in Ponderay.

John Hatcher, Ezy big DOG, (aka CEO), and Brady McClintik, VP of Operations welcome us to their EzyDog house. John started the company in 2003 with his watersport partner. They both liked dogs and their mission was “to create products that help us all live active and outdoor lives. Whether it is running, trekking or a day out at the beach, life is always better with  furry friends by our sides.” I’m in!

The human staff and their four-footed helpers oversee the distribution of products for North America, Canada and Mexico. John’s partner in Australia distributes to the rest of the world. The warehouse does not sell product. You can purchase EzyDog items at North 40, Carter Country and Pend Oreille Pet Lodge — all dog friendly!

The Missus calls me her EzyDog.  However, I am really an active four-seasons North Idaho dog who loves to roll in the grass, swim in the lake, cool off in the snow and gad about town.

Now for the fun part! The warehouse team Bryant, Chase and Alex are showing me all of the fall and winter well-designed fashion essentials for the active dog in our neck of the woods. I love all of the colors. However, red is my favorite. My must-have items for the season are the Element Jacket, Zero Shock Leash, No-Pull Harness, Adventure Light (which can be seen three miles away), Adjustable Car Restraint (who knew that the new state law requires dogs to be properly restrained while riding in a vehicle?), and of course the fold up Travel Bowl that I can whip out at my favorite watering hole for a bit of hydration or snacks.  All of the products are reflective, which will be great as the days get shorter.  They are functional and easy to use. No fluff here (sorry kitty sister!)

EzyDog CEO John Hatcher stands with his buddy Radar and Drake, who are apparently interested in a treat someone to the left of the photo is holding.

Wanna chat online? Check out the website There is an ultra-cool chat feature that is a great way to get your simple questions answered. Can you guess what the most asked question is? Bazinga—you got it!  “What size do I need?”

Let’s bark up a storm for EzyDog! They have won so many awards with the pet business industry and the products are approved by the Animal Wellness Magazine just to name a few. I’m going to have fun with fashionable and functional gear for every season. EZY4Life!

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