Introduction: Water Bottle - Drinking Bowl

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A simple solution to walking the dogs in an area with no water points.Basically two soda bottles one cut,in half lengthways.It then clips over the other.I sewed up a simple carrier and hey presto the dogs get that much needed drink of water on their walk.
So all you need is two,2 litre bottles a cutter knife,some webbing,a quick release buckle a sewing machine and about 20 minutes.This is my first post here so lets hope i get all the steps down.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

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all you need is two,2 litre bottles a cutter knife,some webbing,a quick release buckle a sewing machine and about 20 minutes.

Step 2: Cutting the Bowl

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Cut the two litre bottle lengthways,about midpoint.You'll have to cut out the screw top at the neck so that it can fit over the other bottle.The bottom of the bottle has a hard bit,just trim around it,it will still clip over the other bottle.

Step 3: Bottle Carrier

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Basically a bottle holster,I attached a Quick release adjustable buckle in the shoulder strap.

Step 4: Walking the Dog

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The easy part fill the bottle,walk the dog and when it's thirsty rehydrate and admire your handiwork.


Phoenix Flare (author)2015-01-20

Very cute! Pretty creative and resourceful

jujubeetuna1 (author)2014-12-07

cheap and easy. makes pouring water back into dog bottle a snap.

Steeler (author)jujubeetuna12014-12-08


acuchetto (author)2013-07-10

@ve2fd I can't visualize your description. Any chance you could illustrate it?

acuchetto (author)2013-07-10

Just what I needed. Thank you!

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-02

Awesome, looks amazingly simple, I might do this for my cat. Well, he's my cat sometimes.

The truest statement I have ever read. :P

That One Eegit (author)2011-07-10

Just yesterday i saw someone with a store bought version walking their dog!

bobandthemonkey (author)2010-11-12

i was going to make this for my dog. but all things must come to an end, she has a rare case of cancer with no cure. R.I.P sasha

annienm (author)2009-09-23

instead of cutting the bottle in half you could just cut off the bottom and use that for your bowl. It should just slip over the bottom of the intact bottle. I have small dogs so this will work well for me. Thanks for the great instructible.

Lhtrf (author)annienm2010-08-06

That's true, though if your dog's tongue is the size of the whole bottom, nothing left than this one.

anibioman (author)2010-05-03

 i did this with a juice bottle with the bottom cut off

pachinko (author)2009-08-13

Thank you for a great idea! It is especially relevant in the hot weather as dogs tend to dehydrate very fast. Keep up the good work. Pachinko

ngio64 (author)2009-08-12

Thank you, I will try it with a smaller bottle for my little dog. Brilliant!

djzadjza (author)2009-08-07

wow that is really a great idea

Navman3-60 (author)2009-06-12

yes thanks but i cut a 1L bottle 3 halfways and it turned into a double dish!! _ 4

artist7 (author)2009-05-16

very clever, and thank you for thinking about our furry buddies.

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-04-30

wow ausome my dog uses this all the time now

thedragonmaster (author)2009-02-26

thanks for this ible! my dog in winter was thirsty. The daft mutt walked onto a icy pond , scraped a hole and drank her fill. Until the ice broke. Thankfully it wasn't very deep and she waded back, soggy and cold.

ikenovak (author)2009-01-25

Woww. I have been faced with this dilemma multiple times, yet never even thought of doing this. My puppy thanks you

omnibot (author)2009-01-05

Great and simple idea, I'm making one (smaller) for our cat.

Steeler (author)2008-09-14

The webbing is the nylon 20mm webbing easily available at camping\tenting stores,it is easily sewn up using a domestic sewing machine.Although get the thicker Polyester thread(Serafil is the brand i use).Measure up the length for the shoulder strap and add in the adjustable quick release buckle. Make two loops the diameter of the bottle and sew them in place as in the pic.Hope this helps. Steeler.

All Damsel, No Distress (author)2008-09-13

Would appreciate more details on the making of the carrier. Great idea, though.

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2008-01-02

Cool. My dog just drinks straight from the bottle. We just tip the bottle and she laps up the stream of water coming out. She only drinks when she is not distracted though.

wocket (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2008-07-03

she has you well trained

She actually refuses to drink from a bowl. I think it's her instincts telling her "stagnant is bad, running is good."

container_gardener (author)2008-06-13

I'll put your idea to use next month when we travel with the dogs. The dog reminds me of my parents' dog. She's a chow mix.

They certainly have the same colouring. Shaggy is a Sable shepherd basically an all brown German shepherd.

RE (author)2008-03-16

Fantastic idea, I think I will have to do this and keep it in my truck. Thank you!

Shifrin (author)2008-01-02


Brennn10 (author)2008-01-02

I love the simplicity. My family takes my dogs on some long walks, and this would be perfect!

ve2vfd (author)2008-01-02

Simple, yet elegant! I love it. As a small improvement, maybe use the other half of the cut bottle, remove middle and use to balance the doggy-dish on ground?

Keith-Kid (author)ve2vfd2008-01-02

thats a good idea

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