A week of baited breath, excitement and some nervousness in the Oscar & Hooch camp. We had always planned to share some early samples of our designer dog collars and leads, not only with consumers direct but also with the shop owners.

You always wonder "will there be tweaks needed?" "Have our design team got it right?" Well, we are pleased to report that our testing was a resounding success!! Not only did our subjects love the design, the materials and the practicality, the cherry on the cake was that we make all of our products right here in the UK.

Now we are reassured we have the right product, we can start manufacturing and preparing for the launch of our first range of dog collars and leads.

Of course it would be remiss of us not to update you on Hooch's progress after his leg injury - well he has been walked every day this week and is feeling very pleased with himself! Not quite back to Olympic fitness but not far off. This is a relief especially as another weekend of camping beckons... weather permitting!