From dog trainer to wood worker... A new leash on life!

The WOODENNAIL began in 2012, when my husband asked me to create a custom dog bed.

You see, my husband is a certified Dog Trainer and we've owned a small dog training academy since 2001. One of the most LOVED commands he teaches his clients and their dogs is the "PLACE" command. That's where a dog or pup goes to their dog bed and stays. The only thing they can't do is make noise or get off of the "place". He asked me to build a raised platform, with sides that would make it easier for the pup to differentiate where he needed to stay. He originally used a normal dog pillow, but eventually dogs being dogs, they'd end up rolling around, playing until eventually they only had one toe on the bed. During go home lessons, our clients would see the bed I constructed and where to get one. Within a month, I had over a dozen orders AND though at the time, I didn't realize we were starting a new venture with my one of my favorite mediums... WOOD!

I successfully built a solid, quality dog bed utilizing barn wood and recycled pallets. From sanding to perfection, to creating our own unique staining process... every step of the process was a labor of LOVE. Over the years, our store has expanded from wood products to mason jars... RUSTIC home decor of all sorts but to this day our Play & Stay Pet Pods are our most popular product.

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