About Us

Dustin & Tara with Hamish from Samamish

Since 2009, Tara and Dustin Buel have been creating, manufacturing and selling high-quality, hand-crafted harnesses and equipment for rugged outdoor K9 activities and sports. Designed for comfort and durability, Fidogear products go the distance and more than satisfy dog enthusiasts looking for custom products that have been designed with comfort and durability in mind.

The Fidogear team prides itself in earning the respect of dog lovers and ensuring that they are satisfied, long-term customers. Here’s what some of those customers are saying:

“Fantastic…wow! Thank you. We will continue to look to Fidogear for all our sighthound needs”.  – Lane

“I received the pack with the modifications we discussed last week. It’s perfect! Thanks for your extra efforts. Dog and I appreciate them. Thanks, again”. – Nancy

“The x-back harness fits her to a tee and looks fantastic to boot! I can’t wait to hitch her up and get rolling”. – Gina

“Wow what service! The harness fits my boy like a glove”. – Chris

“While walking my dogs I am frequently stopped by people asking where I got their leashes and collars. I’m always happy to pass along Fidogear’s contact info”. – Teri

It is important to Dustin and Tara that they acknowledge the original owner of Fidogear, Jean Ziegler, who began the company over 30 years ago in response to a mushing friend whose dog team had been running in ill-fitting “one-size-fits-most” harnesses. Once Jean had perfected the fit and construction of Fidogear’s original x-back harness, the demand for other custom dog gear items rose. Those requests sparked her creativity and Jean developed a base line of products, all of which remain Fidogear top sellers and have reached customers within the United States and Canada.

“Thank you, Jean. Not a day goes by that we are not filled with gratitude for the opportunity you gave us by setting Fidogear in motion.” – Tara and Dustin