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Plastics manufacturing – putting the pieces together

Australians love their four-legged friends! Whether a Labrador, a French Bulldog or a King Charles Spaniel, man’s best friends reside in some 38% of Australian homes. Taking these family members out and about is now easier than ever with Julie Johnson’s ground-breaking product – SUNDOGZ™.

Whether heading out to the beach on a lazy Sunday afternoon, going on a bush walk or picnic in our national parks, or taking your best pal on a camping holiday with the kids, SUNDOGZ™ has you and your best friend covered – literally!

This cleverly designed and portable product weighs less than 5 kilograms and is assembled quickly across all terrains. Once constructed, your dog will be safe and secure, hydrated and protected from the harsh sun, wind and rain.

There are five separate plastic components to SUNDOGZ™, which connect easily together to provide short-term tethering, food and shelter for your dog.

Pet cafes and dog-friendly workplaces can also benefit from an installation to suit visiting companions through an anchor into wood or concrete.

Lifestyle Plastics Manufacturing

The B&C Plastics team are proud to have partnered with the SUNDOGZ™ team from the design stage, through product prototyping, testing and machine tooling. The manufacture of the final product with marine quality, UV stabilised composite plastics for strength and durability ensures the form and function fit the design brief.

Putting the pieces together

The base is embedded into sand and gravel with no tools required or pegged into soil and grass. A comfortable foam mat sits around the installation. The third section contains a removable food and drink station for your pet, followed by the flexible tower. There is also a safe compartment to store valuables like your keys or wallet.

The 360-degree tangle-free tether has been load tested to 80kg, with the flexible tower moving with your dog, rather than against him. This redistributes the force, so your dog does not pull the tower over. Finally, a large umbrella completes the installation, protecting from the elements. They really have thought of everything!

For any short-term tethering needs, your best mate will be happy under their SUNDOGZ™.

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