Pilot Pet Gear was started in Squamish, British Columbia and all products are proudly handmade in Canada and inspired by our surroundings, "The Adventure Capital of Canada."
After adopting our new Australian Shepherd puppy, Pilot, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted from a pet store. So I ended up up-cycling some bulk climbing rope I had laying around and some carabiners and formed the first prototype of what I have now found to be the perfect, simple, durable and functional leash for active adventure dogs!
After a lot of trial and error and experimenting with different ways to fasten the leash, attachment points, lengths, and rope sizes- I finally got the design right. Luckily I had the perfect test subject (an extremely active pup who went through a monster chew phase) and was able to get something tough, sleek, functional, and durable. I often ran into other dog friends on the trail and their humans often asked where I had got my leash.
We're passionate about adventuring with your best friend, and our signature leash is an essential piece of gear that you can depend on. It's safe, strong, comfortable, and easy to manage- all while being able to withstand the elements of the great outdoors. You will find us (and our gear) out on the trails, peaks, lakes, crags, and rivers year round. We're in the midst of testing some new products as well, so stay tuned! If you have a suggestion, feedback, or just want to say hello- get in touch! We'd LOVE to hear from you.