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Old 09-04-2013, 05:42 PM
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I love Becca and Ben, most of us here still do, but there's a small but vocal crew on here that hates them with a passion and a lot of drama surrounding why they left. General collar recommendation threads are still peppered with "oh, and I don't recommend. . ."


Also. THAT STAMP. I love the EL brand stamp, it's adorable. I sort of want to send Gavroche's back some day just to get that stamp, since I got his pre-stamping. Logan's doesn't have any room for the stamp I WANT THE FREAKING STAMP lol


Gavroche is also a collar-scratcher, and his collar hasn't had any spots/stones come out, and scratches get buffed out easily with a good conditioning (I use Fiebing's Aussie Leather Conditioner).
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:46 PM
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If I post it on here I'll get a threat about how I'm not supposed to say negative things about Ella's Lead.

Ella's Lead collars are also notorious for bleeding into the coats of dogs. I can name a handful of people who have told me or posted about how once Ella's Lead collars are wet, they bleed.
At least you're still here on the forum so that you can voice your opinion and get mod-slapped. Becca was driven off. I'm not trying to be rude here, but I'd like to put that in perspective.

As to the second bit, I took Middie swimming this morning - not for the first time - and there's been no bleeding from the suede or the black collar onto his white chest.

Sael already said her bit about this, though:

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Make sure you order the gear appropriate to your needs. If you order cat collars expecting super nice heavy leather, you're going to be disappointed, but that's your own fault for ordering cat collars. If you want a nice latigo, order a regular leather collar, and NOT a specialty leather collar. Specialty leathers are meant for special occasions, not for wearing around 24/7. It's stupid to get mad at a collar maker for your own lack of judgement in ordering.

I've never had this problem, and one of my dogs is white and the other has a mostly white neck. The only bleeding I experience was with the suede lining, but they tell you ahead of time not to get suede lining if you want to use the collar in the water. And it had to be SUPER wet to bleed - rain simply wasn't enough. I'm talking swimming in the pool or chasing the hose - thoroughly wet. Without the suede lining it doesn't bleed at all.

So, TL;DR - DO IT. I love Ella's Lead, they have awesome customer service, awesome stuff, and I doubt I'll ever get fancy leather collars from anywhere else.
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I got a leather collar from them when they first started doing leather. It was a nice collar. Good, thick leather. My only problem was that my dogs are so rough that they always ripped the spots out. So, after fixing it a few times, I just didn't let them wear it. I recently sold it. I think next time, if I chose to get another, I'll go for less decorations.
I saw that issue with one of the early ones that another poster bought, as well. Rebecca offered to repair or replace it as soon as she knew about it. I would go for one as fancy as you want this time, because I haven't seen the issue in any of her newer collars.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:50 PM
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Also. THAT STAMP. I love the EL brand stamp, it's adorable. I sort of want to send Gavroche's back some day just to get that stamp, since I got his pre-stamping. Logan's doesn't have any room for the stamp I WANT THE FREAKING STAMP lol

Gavroche is also a collar-scratcher, and his collar hasn't had any spots/stones come out, and scratches get buffed out easily with a good conditioning (I use Fiebing's Aussie Leather Conditioner).
Gods, I love the stamp. I got one of the first ones with it - she hadn't even included them on the website photos yet. I loved it and was so surprised I picked up the phone and called her to tell her how awesome it was.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:52 PM
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At least you're still here on the forum so that you can voice your opinion and get mod-slapped. Becca was driven off. I'm not trying to be rude here, but I'd like to put that in perspective.
I don't recall she was banned She can still post here if she wants.

Becca and Ben threatened myself and a handful of members on here by name for stating the truth about their product quality. Maybe when they made my collars and the other bad review collars they were having a bad week? I don't know. I took photos and posted my experience because I feel when you're spending $30 on a collar you should know your experience may be (way) less than pleasant.

The thread was buried and they never returned.

Anyway, I support companies that provide quality products and excellent customer service. Ella's Lead proved none of that to me.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:57 PM
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I'm not sure this is the best way to discuss her collar quality.

Honestly, having a lot of friends with collar companies, it seems it's easier to be off forums at a certain point and it seems it may be better considering this type of discussion. You cannot possibly please everyone.

(And I don't think Jessie is a mod, she can't control whether people are here or not)
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:01 PM
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I like collars. EL collars are pretty. Can we stop fighting now?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:10 PM
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I saw that issue with one of the early ones that another poster bought, as well. Rebecca offered to repair or replace it as soon as she knew about it. I would go for one as fancy as you want this time, because I haven't seen the issue in any of her newer collars.
Rebecca offered to put the spots back in place for $5. I didn't feel it was worth it to pay the shipping and I did it myself, twice.

However, this spot popping has happened to several of my collars from several different companies so I've just decided that my dogs are too rough and cannot have pretty things any longer.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:19 PM
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I like collars. EL collars are pretty. Can we stop fighting now?
Right? I groaned internally when I saw this because I knew where it was heading.

Other than that, all I have to say is that I know some people have had awful experiences with them, but I have always been happy with their service and products and haven't had any problems with either.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:29 PM
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I will always support Ella's Lead collars because I know the quality is superb, the customer service is excellent, and they are GOOD PEOPLE. They don't give their "special" customers kick backs/free products for going and posting shitty reviews of rival companies.

As far as being notorious for bleeding onto coats....I have several of Ella's Leads awesome collars, and none have bled and I have a swimmer. I've even laid them flat out on a white towel after swimming just to see and, nope. Not even a hint.

I think this is the wrong thread for certain people to continue pushing their..agenda. Build a bridge already.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:30 PM
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Wow, I was just asking for opinions on the collars, not an argument. I love collars as much as the next person (haha, obviously), but they're just collars. No reason to fight about it. Sorry for the upset!
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