ToryPup has been an active member of the leather community for most of his adult life. He went into pup training under the watchful eye of Doug Harris, the owner/operator of The Sanctuary of a Dark Angel. After training, ToryPup continued on his leather journey after the closing of The Sanctuary and started his new journey in leather crafting. He was a sewer/designer for Foreskins Leather and from there moved on to Achella. He left Achella only after the untimely death of Miss Velvet in 2008 and then moved on to Torvea Toys. After being with Torvea for 2 years he and his partner decided that they would start their own company and thus Barking Leather was formed. Tory Pup was instrumental in taking Barking Leather from BDSM road shows to an actual brick and mortar for the Atlanta leather community. His heart is true leather and thus he continues to share his training within the leather community and offering custom leather goods to this day.