Because Los Angelenos are known for their active outdoor lifestyle, it’s only appropriate that their canine companions be armed with the right skills and training to go on adventures too. Enter Blue Collar Working Dog, a retail store and training ground aimed at working, sporting and active pooches. Housed in a former photo studio, the store not only specialises in backpacks, service equipment and weight vests suited for police, military and training dogs, but also organizes workshops teaching dogs how to avoid snakes, overcome distractions and phobias and to hone those odor skills.
Local design firm Scout Regalia was brought in to amp up the store’s utilitarian interior and keep things fun. The firm created a wood frame system with integrated dog agility equipment like A-Frame jumps and agility tubes into the retail displays so that visitors are kept entertained. Blue accents, custom made pegboards and a gridwall hark back to the store’s workforce mentality, but there are plenty of fun features around, like a buffet of bins filled with dog treats, and toys tied onto ropes that dogs can wrestle with. From hunting and camping gear to the supplies needed while being out in the field, this one-stop shop has the active dog owner’s needs covered.