Introduction: Pet-Shield

Do you want your annoying pets to stay away from your room at night?

Step 1: Materials

All you need is one of those staple-taker-outers that look like mouths, some fishing string/wire, 2 rubber bands, some kind of inch-long half-centimeter-wide tube, and some duct tape.

Step 2: Assembly 1

Wrap 1 rubber band around the staple-taker-outer loosely so that it isn't stuck shut. You need to be able to move it easily. It needs to want to shut though.

Step 3: Assembly 2

Now tape the staple-taker-outer sideways to the wall a few inches off the ground.

Step 4: Assembly 3

Now tie the rubber band around the tube as shown in the picture below.

Step 5: Assembly 4

Now put the tube in the teeth of the staple-taker-outer. Not all the way in, but just so the teeth are holding it. You should easily be able to pull it out.

Step 6: Assembly 5

Now tie the fishing wire to the rubber band tightly. Don't cut the fishing wire yet.

Step 7: Assembly 6

Now tape the other end of the fishing wire to the other side of the doorway. Cut the fishing wire. You should have what looks like a trip wire across the doorway. When your cat/dog tries to walk into your room, they will trip on the wire, sending the tube out of the staple-taker-outer's mouth. The tube will gently strike your pet's side. Your pet will be stunned and run out of your room. If the tube doesn't launch out of the staple-taker-outer's mouth, tighten your fishing wire, and try it again.



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    And then I'd have to get up to set the trap again! Isnt there the risk of the tube poking out the eye of the dog?

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    no, maybe hitting it and making it sore, but i really don't see how it could even grip onto their eyes to take them out. good thing i used a thumbtack. *_*

    use a chew toy or something soft

    this is a single-shot thing, so when the pet will try to come in again, nothing would stop it

    Very nice. Does it catch Santa too?

    Wouldn't a really smart person just shut their bedroom door? Okay, nothing creative in that I suppose, but sheesh, this is not very effective, and smart pets will jump over it, or just come running to you even faster because they're scared since they got hit with something in the dark. *duh*

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    Well some people are closterfobic, so the door being closed would make them uncomfortable. I have a baby gate on on side of my door way and it has swinging spring hinges. Drill into the baby gate and the door frame. instant open when you walk out of your room, but only swings that way. Good try though.

    yeah my dog would kinda walk over it

    Does The Tube Actually Fly Out?
    And Pets Are Pretty Smart, Smart Enough To Know To Walk Over The Wire

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    that is why u use fishing wire. It's hard to see in the dark

    replace the fishing line with tied rubber bands.they would stay out all night long.

    i know a way if you have a dog that sniffs around your door then get a lighter and press the button that lets the gas out without the spark and move it slowly under the door and when he smells it they will flee because they dont like the smell but heres a warning do NOT piss about with the lighter fluid because it is VERY flammable! and you will kill yourself and your family pets and maybe friends if they are in your house


    you know, my cats are quite intelligent and do very good in observation. If they see a trap, they jump overit or drop something on it (balls, toys, etc). They would activate it or just jump it. IF not, they wouldn´t run away from the thing that hit em but bit it till its broken.

    I'd have to see this to believe it would work. Any of my cats would approach it, sniff the cord a couple of times, and jump over it. They do make a device called, I believe, a "Scat Mat," powered by either a 9v battery or an inverter, that puts a mild zap on the cat's paw when it steps on the mat. No pain, but the surprise is incredible. One of my cats went about a foot in the air, and disappeared down the hall. He'd never cross the mat again, even when it wasn't turned on. If you can't discourage the cat from doing what you don't want it to do by using a cheap squirt gun, and need something that will work when you're not right there, use a mouse trap or two. We cured our cats from jumping on the kitchen counter by setting up a couple of mousetraps and carefully laying a sheet of newspaper on top of each one. You might have to adjust the release on the trap a bit so it won't go off by itself from the weight of the paper. When the cat jumps up and touches any part of that paper, it sets off the trap, which slaps the newspaper with a tremendously loud sound. The paper of course jumps up in the air, and scares the holy crap out of the cat. Usually a couple of times is enough to cure any cat, though I suppose an occasional reminder might be necessary for the real criminal felines. Doesn't hurt them, and it does the job while you're asleep.

    how does this keep your pets out of your room