We just returned from TIKR's debut at SuperZoo in Las Vegas. What an amazing show! TIKR was well received both internationally and domestically. Next up, Global Pet Expo in Orlando... here we come!
We're pleased to announce we were recently honored with a Family Choice Award! TIKR was up against hundreds of new pet products and came out unanimously victorious. We greatly appreciate the recognition from such an amazing organization.
We're pleased to announce... our eCommerce page is now live! TIKR and Snacks are available for pre-order! WOO WHOO!
Happy day for the SBARK team... TIKR will soon be a reality! Thanks to all of our supporters!
We successfully funded our campaign! 3 more weeks to go ; )
Our Facebook page is now live... check us out at https://www.facebook.com/SBARKdogs
Here's a snap-shot of the Kickstarter schedule we put together as we prepare for campaign launch. Who knew this much work could be so thrilling and fun!
Our first look at tooling... looks like something straight out of Star Wars! We hope the force is strong with this one!
We are taking safety very seriously... here are a few photos of the fixture we had custom built so we could test tikr to the extreme!
Another unique feature of tikr... removable/interchangeable tops! This is one of the designs we're kicking around and will be testing soon!
We've spent a lot of time selecting the perfect shapes and sizes. The gear shape and assorted sizes help keep the treats inside tikr longer than we'd originally expected!
Prolonged play - CHECK! Now it's time to select the perfect manufacturer!
The packaging concepts are coming along nicely!
We made a few modifications to create a compartment for the treat samples we are planning to include!
Today we spent the day at D:E Creative Services in Austin filming the Kickstarter Video. Our dogs were much more comfortable in front of the camera than I was, that's for sure! Big thanks to Kit and Smith for getting things pulled together!
We shot the entire video in just 6 hours. What an experience... so excited to see how all of this turns out!
We received the latest prototype today. Misha immediately snatched it out of my hands and went absolutely crazy!
I'd say we may have a hit on our hands ; )
After making a few modifications to the first prototype, we were ready to move to a 3D printed Polyurethane prototype process. Here are the results... but, I think we have a few more minor adjustments to make.
Like an expecting father, I paced all day and continuously refreshed the Fedex Tracking status. Once received, I tore into the box, pulled out the parts and assembled the toy...
And guess what... IT WORKS!