Doggie Do!

One day, while designer Eric Sugalski was walking his pooch Oscar around Chicago and dodging those dog park landmines, he had a lightbulb moment. There was a need for a better leash that actually encouraged people to pick up dog waste. He went to the drawing board, and after testing several prototypes, Rascodog ReadyLeash was born. (Rasco is Oscar spelled backwards — well almost.) Team Grommet loves this handy product so much, let us count the ways:The bags are cleverly built into the unit. It has an adjustable-length leash which gives you the right amount of control for any setting. It comes with a supply of biodegradable bags. It can accommodate two or more dogs at a time (weight limit 50lbs per leash).When it comes to doo, it makes it oh-so-easy to do the right thing.— Emily L.

Rascodog ReadyLeash

Dog Leash with Built in Poo Bag Dispenser

Doggie Do!

One day, while designer Eric Sugalski was walking his pooch Oscar around Chicago and dodging those dog park landmines, he had a lightbulb moment. There was a need for a better leash that actually encouraged people to pick up dog waste. He went to the drawing board, and after testing several prototypes, Rascodog ReadyLeash was born. (Rasco is Oscar spelled backwards — well almost.) Team Grommet loves this handy product so much, let us count the ways:The bags are cleverly built into the unit. It has an adjustable-length leash which gives you the right amount of control for any setting. It comes with a supply of biodegradable bags. It can accommodate two or more dogs at a time (weight limit 50lbs per leash).When it comes to doo, it makes it oh-so-easy to do the right thing.— Emily L.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eric
    Eric

    Hi there –

    I’m Eric, President and Founder of Rascodog. I live in downtown Boston with my wife and our 75 lbs, 5-year- old boxer, Oscar. Oscar goes everywhere with us, from the Rascodog office to al fresco dinners at local restaurants, to our family vacations. Despite his occasional smells and whining, he’s a joy to be around, and he is truly part of our family.

    Rascodog is located in downtown Boston, an urban area with an abundance of dogs. Around lunchtime you can find us strolling near Boston harbor as Oscar makes sure we hit the off-leash areas. Oscar’s favorite pastime is chasing the Frisbee although he hasn’t quite figured out how to catch it. We are a fun, casual, and very dog-friendly company.

    My background is in product design. I have developed dozens of products from vacuum cleaners to medical devices. To me, a well designed product is one that not only works great, but also looks great and lasts. Living in the city with Oscar, I realized that there was a real need for well-designed, innovative products that encourage responsible dog ownership. Rascodog was born out of this simple idea: great products for responsible dog owners.

    I am excited to be part of Daily Grommet, and I look forward to a discussion with you all! Thanks for your interest in Rascodog, and please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have.

    Thanks!

  • Nina
    Nina
    7/8/2009 12:25 PM

    I have been using the ReadyLeash for about a month now and it's the best dog leash I have ever used. Walking and picking up after two dogs has never been so easy (and it is very important to pick up after your dogs)! Thanks for the great product Eric! And thanks Daily Grommet for letting people know about it!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    7/8/2009 12:27 PM

    @ Eric I just have to say that the Ready Leash makes it easier for my two kids to walk the dog! I think it is a combination of the length of leash and the connection to the handle. I almost forgot the best part,they clean up after the dog too! Thanks for making this chore pleasant for my kids! A true break through in our house!

  • Pam
    Pam
    7/8/2009 1:08 PM

    This is such a suberb idea! I only wish I had a dog...but I'll tell my friends who do.

  • jana
    jana
    7/8/2009 1:09 PM

    How much do the bag refills cost?

  • Carolsandra Hay
    Carolsandra Hay
    7/8/2009 1:27 PM

    Do he bags have to be ordered from you or will other bags fit as well?

    I do like how compact it is.

  • Rachel
    Rachel
    7/8/2009 1:48 PM

    love my Rascodog leash! Makes walks with the pooch so much more enjoyable!

  • Blair
    Blair
    7/8/2009 1:56 PM

    These bags are a great idea! I usually just tie one to the leash. I have forwarded this on to all my fellow dog owners.

  • Rob
    Rob
    7/8/2009 2:03 PM

    What a great idea! Now I won't find myself bagless ever again on a walk with my dog (I'm guilty!)

  • Emily
    Emily
    7/8/2009 2:04 PM

    That looks pretty nice, would definitely make walking the dogs more convenient, I tend to forget the bag and have to come back for it...

  • alec
    alec
    7/8/2009 2:05 PM

    Very innovative idea. Cool design. Wish I'd thought of it.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/8/2009 2:05 PM

    @Blair--Thanks SO much for forwarding this Grommet to your fellow dog owner friends. We really appreciate your support of RascoDog (and Grommet). We find that people forwarding and sharing Grommets is what makes all the difference.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:08 PM

    Hi Jana - Refills bags come in 6-pks (90 bags) and 12-pks (180 bags). The 6ers are $7.99 and the 12-pks are $12.99. You can purchase these through the daily grommet "Shop more Grommets" catalog starting tomorrow, or alternatively you can purchase them through rascodog.com. Thanks!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:11 PM

    Whoops.. forgot to login. That was me, Jana. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks..

  • Barb
    Barb
    7/8/2009 2:12 PM

    Great leash, Eric! Very sturdy, very studly, and very helpful with that built-in bag dispenser! Thanks for the great design!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:13 PM

    Carolsandra - The bags that work the best with the ReadyLeash are the ones that have a center-pull tab. Rascodog readybags work the best. Let me know if you have any other q's. Thanks!

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie
    7/8/2009 2:19 PM

    Great leash and very ingenious design. Since we have a boxer puppy, the bags alone have been very useful for accidents around the house. This has been the most user friendly leash we've encountered.

  • Tim Menta
    Tim Menta
    7/8/2009 2:24 PM

    I am not a dog owner, but I am a FIRM beliver of being responsible for your pet. What an excellent idea!

  • Lauren Mosback
    Lauren Mosback
    7/8/2009 2:24 PM

    I have a rascodog leash and love it! It has made walks with my dog an easy and fun activity!! Also, it is extremely comfortable, having the ability to fit comfortably in both my husbands and my hand. I wouldn't use anything else! I would definitely recommend it...fits grips from children to adult and can be used great with any sized pooch!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:32 PM

    Thanks for all of the rave reviews, everyone! Glad that the ReadyLeash is working out well for you all!! If anyone has additional questions about the product, I would be happy to try to answer them.

  • Glenda
    Glenda
    7/8/2009 2:34 PM

    This looks like a great product!

  • Laurie Phillips
    Laurie Phillips
    7/8/2009 2:50 PM

    My parents received one as a gift and they love it! They walk their dog in the park everyday and it’s so much easier for them to have the bags right there in the handle. The lab really likes the flexibility of the leash length as well. Great 'all-in-one 'design!

  • Laura Sweet
    Laura Sweet
    7/8/2009 3:04 PM

    We love the Ready Leash! We've had ours for over a year and the construction and material is standing up really well to the test of time (and two VERY active dogs). It's awesome for running with the dogs since you don't have to carry extra poop bags if you don't have pockets. And being able to walk/run two dogs on one leash is great!

  • Gerard Lang
    Gerard Lang
    7/8/2009 3:12 PM

    Great product. Really slick design!

  • Dave
    Dave
    7/8/2009 3:28 PM

    That looks amazing. I totally need one.

  • Paddy Saul
    Paddy Saul
    7/8/2009 3:30 PM

    hey eric

    video is cool!......... really describes the ready leash and ease of use

    best of luck with it

    cheers

    paddy

  • Mia
    Mia
    7/8/2009 4:45 PM

    Really creative design and it's eco-friendly! Great product!

  • mimi
    mimi
    7/8/2009 5:32 PM

    I love the leash. The handle helps me to easily hold my 96 pound lab and the bags are an exta bonus. I always have one ready!!

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    7/8/2009 7:10 PM

    I love the readyleash! It's so comfortable and makes it easy to control my 70lb boxer. Having the bags right in the handle is so convenient. It's the best leash out there!

  • Katie
    Katie
    7/8/2009 7:20 PM

    This is a great idea! I love and and plan to tell everyone about it.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/8/2009 7:35 PM

    @Katie You say you plan to tell everyone about this idea. YAY! RascoDog deserves your support. As Joanne would say, it's a "nice" company. And the product is terrific, of course.

  • Shelagh
    Shelagh
    7/8/2009 8:07 PM

    I love the Ready Leash!!!! I take my 70lb Lab, Chance for walks in small towns in Westen MA and need to pick up after him on the sidewalks. Having everything in the leash makes it great so I don't have to carry stuff with me and can enjoy our walks!!!! What a great product!!!!

  • Dixie
    Dixie
    7/8/2009 8:34 PM

    The Ready Leash makes dog walking a pleasure and clean up oh so easy.

  • Ted
    Ted
    7/8/2009 8:40 PM

    Hi Eric,This is a great product! I like the biodegradable bags, that's key. I also appreciate your fair pricing of the refill bags. Sometimes great products like this can be reasonably priced but expensive to refill (the razor shaving model).

  • tanya
    tanya
    7/8/2009 8:56 PM

    Have you talked to Planet Dog about carrying your line? they are here in Portland ME and very supportive also a place called Fetch. i'll pass your link on to them.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 9:31 PM

    Thanks everyone for the great comments! .

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 9:32 PM

    @ Tanya - We'd love to talk with Planet Dog and Fetch! Thanks for spreading the word!!

  • Michaela
    Michaela
    7/8/2009 9:42 PM

    Awesome idea!

    This product would be good for suburban environments also... I have a couple of neighbors who let their dogs run loose on our lawn. Maybe I'll send them this video as a subtle hint :)

  • Rick
    Rick
    7/8/2009 9:47 PM

    Always used to forget bags and sometimes had to come up with some pretty creative ways to clean up after my dog. The bags in the handle are very convenient.

    Also, I'm a terrible dog trainer so my dog pulls like crazy when he's on a leash. Normal leashes really dig nto my hands. Ready leash has a nice comfy handle.

    Great product.

  • Alex
    Alex
    7/8/2009 9:50 PM

    BRILLIANT! Amazing convenience.

  • Gina
    Gina
    7/8/2009 10:26 PM

    Great idea Eric! Love it!! I will spread the word about this! :)

  • Robert
    Robert
    7/8/2009 10:37 PM

    This looks like a really cool product! It would have been really useful when I used to walk my neighbors' dogs!

  • Jill
    Jill
    7/9/2009 3:24 AM

    What an awesome idea...Definitely going to spread the word. Anyone with a dog would definitely benefit from this product!

  • Julie  Andrews
    Julie Andrews
    7/9/2009 5:34 AM

    Awesome leash. Already have one.

  • Oscar Girola
    Oscar Girola
    7/9/2009 2:40 PM

    Eric, great idea....You have combined two functions in one simple but very nice and useful product !!! Please tell me about the price...I live in Argentina and think there may be an opportunity to market it in the South America Southern Cone....Regards, Oscar

  • Chris
    Chris
    7/12/2009 8:32 PM

    What a great leash ! Super comfortable and a bag when you always need it !

  • Ed Bertolas
    Ed Bertolas
    8/5/2010 12:29 PM

    Especially good for people with handicaps or just elder folks . Great concept . I have one to compliment it maybe . My iphone app as well as web site Trademarked and covered will give people the opporunity to gather their BREEDS 24/7 . Perhaps when this catches on you could make bigger leashes for larger dogs .........

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/5/2010 1:04 PM

    @Ed - thanks for stopping by and adding your insight!

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    9/16/2010 10:59 PM

    I think this is an awesome idea- but do you have any other designs/colors? I like the design options of the other grommet "bowchie" featured on here. If you could combine colorful/unique design w/ the functionality of this product it would be great.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/17/2010 12:13 AM

    @Jessica - great idea! I will be sure to pass your suggestion along to Eric.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Rascodog ReadyLeash

Dog Leash with Built in Poo Bag Dispenser

Doggie Do!

One day, while designer Eric Sugalski was walking his pooch Oscar around Chicago and dodging those dog park landmines, he had a lightbulb moment. There was a need for a better leash that actually encouraged people to pick up dog waste. He went to the drawing board, and after testing several prototypes, Rascodog ReadyLeash was born. (Rasco is Oscar spelled backwards — well almost.)

Team Grommet loves this handy product so much, let us count the ways:The bags are cleverly built into the unit. It has an
adjustable-length leash which gives you the right amount of control for any setting. It comes with a supply of biodegradable bags. It can accommodate two or more dogs at a time (weight limit 50lbs per leash).When it comes to doo, it makes it oh-so-easy to do the right thing.— Emily L. Read More Read Less
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eric
    Eric

    Hi there –

    I’m Eric, President and Founder of Rascodog. I live in downtown Boston with my wife and our 75 lbs, 5-year- old boxer, Oscar. Oscar goes everywhere with us, from the Rascodog office to al fresco dinners at local restaurants, to our family vacations. Despite his occasional smells and whining, he’s a joy to be around, and he is truly part of our family.

    Rascodog is located in downtown Boston, an urban area with an abundance of dogs. Around lunchtime you can find us strolling near Boston harbor as Oscar makes sure we hit the off-leash areas. Oscar’s favorite pastime is chasing the Frisbee although he hasn’t quite figured out how to catch it. We are a fun, casual, and very dog-friendly company.

    My background is in product design. I have developed dozens of products from vacuum cleaners to medical devices. To me, a well designed product is one that not only works great, but also looks great and lasts. Living in the city with Oscar, I realized that there was a real need for well-designed, innovative products that encourage responsible dog ownership. Rascodog was born out of this simple idea: great products for responsible dog owners.

    I am excited to be part of Daily Grommet, and I look forward to a discussion with you all! Thanks for your interest in Rascodog, and please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have.

    Thanks!

  • Nina
    Nina
    7/8/2009 12:25 PM

    I have been using the ReadyLeash for about a month now and it's the best dog leash I have ever used. Walking and picking up after two dogs has never been so easy (and it is very important to pick up after your dogs)! Thanks for the great product Eric! And thanks Daily Grommet for letting people know about it!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    7/8/2009 12:27 PM

    @ Eric I just have to say that the Ready Leash makes it easier for my two kids to walk the dog! I think it is a combination of the length of leash and the connection to the handle. I almost forgot the best part,they clean up after the dog too! Thanks for making this chore pleasant for my kids! A true break through in our house!

  • Pam
    Pam
    7/8/2009 1:08 PM

    This is such a suberb idea! I only wish I had a dog...but I'll tell my friends who do.

  • jana
    jana
    7/8/2009 1:09 PM

    How much do the bag refills cost?

  • Carolsandra Hay
    Carolsandra Hay
    7/8/2009 1:27 PM

    Do he bags have to be ordered from you or will other bags fit as well?

    I do like how compact it is.

  • Rachel
    Rachel
    7/8/2009 1:48 PM

    love my Rascodog leash! Makes walks with the pooch so much more enjoyable!

  • Blair
    Blair
    7/8/2009 1:56 PM

    These bags are a great idea! I usually just tie one to the leash. I have forwarded this on to all my fellow dog owners.

  • Rob
    Rob
    7/8/2009 2:03 PM

    What a great idea! Now I won't find myself bagless ever again on a walk with my dog (I'm guilty!)

  • Emily
    Emily
    7/8/2009 2:04 PM

    That looks pretty nice, would definitely make walking the dogs more convenient, I tend to forget the bag and have to come back for it...

  • alec
    alec
    7/8/2009 2:05 PM

    Very innovative idea. Cool design. Wish I'd thought of it.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/8/2009 2:05 PM

    @Blair--Thanks SO much for forwarding this Grommet to your fellow dog owner friends. We really appreciate your support of RascoDog (and Grommet). We find that people forwarding and sharing Grommets is what makes all the difference.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:08 PM

    Hi Jana - Refills bags come in 6-pks (90 bags) and 12-pks (180 bags). The 6ers are $7.99 and the 12-pks are $12.99. You can purchase these through the daily grommet "Shop more Grommets" catalog starting tomorrow, or alternatively you can purchase them through rascodog.com. Thanks!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:11 PM

    Whoops.. forgot to login. That was me, Jana. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks..

  • Barb
    Barb
    7/8/2009 2:12 PM

    Great leash, Eric! Very sturdy, very studly, and very helpful with that built-in bag dispenser! Thanks for the great design!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:13 PM

    Carolsandra - The bags that work the best with the ReadyLeash are the ones that have a center-pull tab. Rascodog readybags work the best. Let me know if you have any other q's. Thanks!

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie
    7/8/2009 2:19 PM

    Great leash and very ingenious design. Since we have a boxer puppy, the bags alone have been very useful for accidents around the house. This has been the most user friendly leash we've encountered.

  • Tim Menta
    Tim Menta
    7/8/2009 2:24 PM

    I am not a dog owner, but I am a FIRM beliver of being responsible for your pet. What an excellent idea!

  • Lauren Mosback
    Lauren Mosback
    7/8/2009 2:24 PM

    I have a rascodog leash and love it! It has made walks with my dog an easy and fun activity!! Also, it is extremely comfortable, having the ability to fit comfortably in both my husbands and my hand. I wouldn't use anything else! I would definitely recommend it...fits grips from children to adult and can be used great with any sized pooch!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 2:32 PM

    Thanks for all of the rave reviews, everyone! Glad that the ReadyLeash is working out well for you all!! If anyone has additional questions about the product, I would be happy to try to answer them.

  • Glenda
    Glenda
    7/8/2009 2:34 PM

    This looks like a great product!

  • Laurie Phillips
    Laurie Phillips
    7/8/2009 2:50 PM

    My parents received one as a gift and they love it! They walk their dog in the park everyday and it’s so much easier for them to have the bags right there in the handle. The lab really likes the flexibility of the leash length as well. Great 'all-in-one 'design!

  • Laura Sweet
    Laura Sweet
    7/8/2009 3:04 PM

    We love the Ready Leash! We've had ours for over a year and the construction and material is standing up really well to the test of time (and two VERY active dogs). It's awesome for running with the dogs since you don't have to carry extra poop bags if you don't have pockets. And being able to walk/run two dogs on one leash is great!

  • Gerard Lang
    Gerard Lang
    7/8/2009 3:12 PM

    Great product. Really slick design!

  • Dave
    Dave
    7/8/2009 3:28 PM

    That looks amazing. I totally need one.

  • Paddy Saul
    Paddy Saul
    7/8/2009 3:30 PM

    hey eric

    video is cool!......... really describes the ready leash and ease of use

    best of luck with it

    cheers

    paddy

  • Mia
    Mia
    7/8/2009 4:45 PM

    Really creative design and it's eco-friendly! Great product!

  • mimi
    mimi
    7/8/2009 5:32 PM

    I love the leash. The handle helps me to easily hold my 96 pound lab and the bags are an exta bonus. I always have one ready!!

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    7/8/2009 7:10 PM

    I love the readyleash! It's so comfortable and makes it easy to control my 70lb boxer. Having the bags right in the handle is so convenient. It's the best leash out there!

  • Katie
    Katie
    7/8/2009 7:20 PM

    This is a great idea! I love and and plan to tell everyone about it.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/8/2009 7:35 PM

    @Katie You say you plan to tell everyone about this idea. YAY! RascoDog deserves your support. As Joanne would say, it's a "nice" company. And the product is terrific, of course.

  • Shelagh
    Shelagh
    7/8/2009 8:07 PM

    I love the Ready Leash!!!! I take my 70lb Lab, Chance for walks in small towns in Westen MA and need to pick up after him on the sidewalks. Having everything in the leash makes it great so I don't have to carry stuff with me and can enjoy our walks!!!! What a great product!!!!

  • Dixie
    Dixie
    7/8/2009 8:34 PM

    The Ready Leash makes dog walking a pleasure and clean up oh so easy.

  • Ted
    Ted
    7/8/2009 8:40 PM

    Hi Eric,This is a great product! I like the biodegradable bags, that's key. I also appreciate your fair pricing of the refill bags. Sometimes great products like this can be reasonably priced but expensive to refill (the razor shaving model).

  • tanya
    tanya
    7/8/2009 8:56 PM

    Have you talked to Planet Dog about carrying your line? they are here in Portland ME and very supportive also a place called Fetch. i'll pass your link on to them.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 9:31 PM

    Thanks everyone for the great comments! .

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/8/2009 9:32 PM

    @ Tanya - We'd love to talk with Planet Dog and Fetch! Thanks for spreading the word!!

  • Michaela
    Michaela
    7/8/2009 9:42 PM

    Awesome idea!

    This product would be good for suburban environments also... I have a couple of neighbors who let their dogs run loose on our lawn. Maybe I'll send them this video as a subtle hint :)

  • Rick
    Rick
    7/8/2009 9:47 PM

    Always used to forget bags and sometimes had to come up with some pretty creative ways to clean up after my dog. The bags in the handle are very convenient.

    Also, I'm a terrible dog trainer so my dog pulls like crazy when he's on a leash. Normal leashes really dig nto my hands. Ready leash has a nice comfy handle.

    Great product.

  • Alex
    Alex
    7/8/2009 9:50 PM

    BRILLIANT! Amazing convenience.

  • Gina
    Gina
    7/8/2009 10:26 PM

    Great idea Eric! Love it!! I will spread the word about this! :)

  • Robert
    Robert
    7/8/2009 10:37 PM

    This looks like a really cool product! It would have been really useful when I used to walk my neighbors' dogs!

  • Jill
    Jill
    7/9/2009 3:24 AM

    What an awesome idea...Definitely going to spread the word. Anyone with a dog would definitely benefit from this product!

  • Julie  Andrews
    Julie Andrews
    7/9/2009 5:34 AM

    Awesome leash. Already have one.

  • Oscar Girola
    Oscar Girola
    7/9/2009 2:40 PM

    Eric, great idea....You have combined two functions in one simple but very nice and useful product !!! Please tell me about the price...I live in Argentina and think there may be an opportunity to market it in the South America Southern Cone....Regards, Oscar

  • Chris
    Chris
    7/12/2009 8:32 PM

    What a great leash ! Super comfortable and a bag when you always need it !

  • Ed Bertolas
    Ed Bertolas
    8/5/2010 12:29 PM

    Especially good for people with handicaps or just elder folks . Great concept . I have one to compliment it maybe . My iphone app as well as web site Trademarked and covered will give people the opporunity to gather their BREEDS 24/7 . Perhaps when this catches on you could make bigger leashes for larger dogs .........

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/5/2010 1:04 PM

    @Ed - thanks for stopping by and adding your insight!

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    9/16/2010 10:59 PM

    I think this is an awesome idea- but do you have any other designs/colors? I like the design options of the other grommet "bowchie" featured on here. If you could combine colorful/unique design w/ the functionality of this product it would be great.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/17/2010 12:13 AM

    @Jessica - great idea! I will be sure to pass your suggestion along to Eric.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.