Introduction: Dachshund Wheelchair
our dachshund hurt his back, so for rehab we made him swim a lot and i built this chair until he could use his back legs again.
Step 1: Some Assembly Required
bought about $20 worth of stuff
Step 2: All Together Now
parts: 2 - 8" pneumatic wheels, 1 aluminum tent pole, 2 dome nuts, 1 medium black dog harness,
2 locking nuts, 1 box of tennis racket padding,
2 metal right angle frame braces, 1 8" all-thread,
2 crown locking nuts, 4 - 1/8x3/4" nuts and bolts,
2 tap screws, 2 -5/8 carriage bolts and nuts,
1- 36" aluminum shaft
i believe i found the wheels at "northern tool co":
all thread rod from home depot
the harness is made by petwear and it is a medium harness.
Step 3: Wrapped the Harness to the Bar
made a U shaped bar and wrapped it with tennis racket tape
Step 4: Last Step
fixed it all together and made it to where it would adjust for length of the dog.
Step 5: Figure 8
i bent the aluminum rod into a figure 8 shape with a mallet, by hands and a vise.
i made sure there were no ruff marks on it so it wouldn't scratch the pup.
Step 6: Another
i drilled to small recessed holes in the aluminum shaft to connect the L-brackets.
and bolted them together. i hand-sanded the heads of the screw to wear they were smooth.