Hey guys watch this video my dad posted on youtube. Its of my dog Gizmo speaking he a black papian and weiner dog mix. Cutest dog ever! Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojtBzrFNWq4
Topic by silentassasin21 | last reply
A TABLE SPOON OF WHITE VINEGAR + A TABLE SPOON OF APPLE CIDAR OVER THEIR MEAL ONCE A DAY. It's worked on German Shepherds + Rottweilers and thru personal experience it worked on my Bull Terrier. My Bully would rip around the beach for a few hours having a ball, then she couldn't move for 2 or 3 days without pain. Try it, it worked for my 2 year old Bully and she was moving ok and pain free for her next 11 years. CHEAP and hopefully it will work for you. Cats and other animals i don't know.ÃÂ ÃÂ
Topic by fat cat
Hello! I'm looking to experiment with a DIY dog bark control/training system, but I'm not sure where to start on the bark sensing front. I know that commercial bark control collars (don't worry -- I'm not building a shock collar) use a combination of mics and vibration sensors together to reduce false positives and prevent the system from triggering if it is another dog doing the barking. Any ideas how I could build something that performs a similar function?
Topic by dean24us | last reply
What's your favorite breed of dog? My favorite dog would probably be a Siberian Husky. Though I love all kinds of dogs, especially big dogs like German Shepherds and Alaskan Malamutes. I also like some smaller dogs like Australian Cattle Dogs and Beagles.
Topic by LoneWolf | last reply
If you are willing to shell out 5 pounds, you can prove, once and for all, that your dog really is smarter than other dogs. Stanley Coren's new book, a Klutz-look-alike, comes with a custom stop watch to test your dog's intelligence. In due time, I expect that we'll see review books to help your dog achieve that perfect score.Link via Boing Boing Gadgets
Topic by joshf | last reply
Ahoy-hoy, My first post on Instructables! Anyhow, we own a 10-month old Great Pyrenees and live in the drought stricken and warm Southern California climate. As summer approaches we have been looking at options to help keep her cool and we haven't had the greatest of luck with cooling beds available on the market, our Coonhound tore up the first one as a 50 lb pup during his first summer. I was thinking about potentially re-purposing an old mini-fridge coolant system into a cooling bed. My very initial thoughts are as follows: 1. Salvage working mini-fridge 2. Disassemble cooling system 3. Create bed surface using sheet metal (our Pyr won't sleep on the any of the multiple plush beds available to her, only concrete or dirt) 4. Create mount base for bed, ideal scenario would have a force sensitive switch that would only turn on refrigeration unit when dog is on the bed. 5. Thermally attach refrigerator expander coils to the underside of the bed, most likely via solder but could bolt together with thermally conductive paste 6. Rig up an enclosure and support structure for the compressor, heat exchange coils, and electronics. I imagine the bed surface resembling the weight scales at the vet but with some provisions to attach a padded fabric cover. Things to be addressed: 1. Ensuring proper temperature regulation...she has a thick durable coat but don't want to over due things. Temperature feedback shouldn't not be too much of a hurdle using an Arduino or using the existing "twisty-turny" nob in the fridge 2. Properly disassembling the salvaged fridge, don't want to unnecessarily release the refrigerant and defeat the whole purpose 3. Make this thing sturdy enough to survive the wear and tear of one and/or probably two 85 lb plus dogs Is this too far fetched (no pun intended, my dogs aren't retrievers)? Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rich
Topic by richardwdyer | last reply
I'm trying to make my dog some boots. I've found the perfect material that I would like to use...it's a soft silicone.. I'd like to use this that is pictured...but of course if anyone knows where I can buy this material to make to measure I'd really appreciate it. Or ideas on how to cut/ mold or reshape this into a boot for my dog?
Topic by Lemonpoppyseed | last reply
Hey everyone, my dog entered in a cutest pet contest. The winner gets a vet gift certificate thing. He is a puppy and has heartworms. We can't afford for him to go to the vet because he just went about a month ago for parvo. His name is Dipper, and he is a very fun and loving puppy. He loves people and thinks everyones his friend lol, but his best friend is his kitty. He also loves cheese. Thanks for the help everyone, we really appreciate it. (His title says "Dipper and the piggy"). The link is below. http://tribtoday.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?PageType=VOTING&contestid;=55991#SubmissionDisplay
Topic by musick_08 | last reply
My Dog only likes to play fetch with Tin cans, but they sometimes cut his lips. Firstly, I was wondering if anyone had a Idea of how to cover the can with a rubber or plastic that could withstand the heavy play and bites of a large dog . Secondly, I want it to look cool so how would you make it two toned. I'm looking for this to last a while, thats why I want it to look cool. Its bad enough when I have to take Tin cans to the park. Also I'm not that experienced in plastics/Rubber. My skills are more inclined to carpentry. So please be specific. Thanks I hope someone can Help.
Topic by milonus1 | last reply
My dog Scooby has been scratching himself a lot lately. We put flea stuff on him but it didn't really help. Usually he scratches the same spots so he gets sores. I don't know what to do about it and it must really be uncomfortable. What can I do?
Topic by Sunbanks | last reply
I'm looking for some suggestions to help my dog who is recovering from disc surgery. I've tried all the usual boots,socks,balloons etc. It is short of a nightmare watching him tread so carefully on slippery floorboards.I'm convinced he's lost muscle mass from not being able to walk normally anymore. Short of covering all my floors in rubber mats, I know there has to be a solution. I'm after something that is non toxic that I can rub on his paws. It has to have a tacky feel..you know like those silicone dots you can buy to stop slipping. Materials like those used in surfboard wax ..I've checked out the feel of surfboard wax and it feels ok but it feels like it's lacking the tacky element. The other thought I had was to buy a mould kit and get an imprint of his paws and make a slip on foot cover in a silicone. I'm not too sure what type of silicone to use for this..would it be like a latex that would be good to grip the floorboards? Any suggestions on what materials to use? Thanks
Topic by Lemonpoppyseed | last reply
I haven't been around too much lately due to some family events. Our beloved dog Roxy passed away after 14 years and that was pretty hard to take, even when we had been preparing ourselves for it for a few months. Roxy was quick to make friends, everyone loved her and she loved everyone back unconditionally (unless you are a squirrel.) A truly wonderful friend and companion. We knew after Roxy was gone we wouldn't last long before another dog entered our lives and she came in the form of a Golden Retriever pup we named Daisy. She's absolutely wonderful and I'm sure she will be making guest appearances in my future Instructables!
Topic by Honus | last reply
It is somewhat long, but an incredibly interesting story of what happened to me this weekend. After what I went through this weekend, my view of fate took a 180 degree turn. Some background information, I have two dogs, a few gates around my house that need to be closed to make sure my dogs stay in our yard. It starts out when I arrived home from school. My bus drops me off at the end of my driveway, and as my brother and I walk up, our mom is there with our main gate open, which usually is not. I saw her up there and knew it wasn't good. She tells me Toby is gone. Toby escaped through a back gate with my other dog Casper. My neighbor picked up Casper, but Toby was no where to be found. We pretty much scoured every single road in the area, so we knew he wasn't hit. We also told everyone we saw to keep and eye out, and asked them if they seen Toby. ~The oil company came to our house while my mom was out and about. They left our back gate open. When the dogs escaped, she went to our basement to see the oil tank, and it was full. She knew the oil people came, and they fill it through the back of our house, where our back gate is. 4 years ago, the same oil company cut our Invisible Fence Wire, and tried to tie it back together, so it worked off and on.(Which we found out later). The dog named Buddy escaped and got hit by a car. So we get the invisible fence man out here and he sees that the oil company cut our wire. ~Oil people, if you are reading this, close the gates please. ~So as you see, the oil company killed one of our dogs already, so I was fuming when I found out it was their fault again. We were planning on going to the mountains that night, so my dad, brother, and sister, and I went up with Casper, while my mom stayed at home to see if anyone would call about Toby or Toby would return home. On Saturday, we got a call from our mom saying that Toby was dropped off at an animal shelter, and she picked him up. We were ecstatic, and the rest of our day was awesome. That night, we went to bed early because none of us slept Friday night, because we were thinking about Toby. ~Thats only the half of it. Recap: Dogs escape, 1 dog found Friday, other Found at shelter Saturday, we are in mountains with Casper, and go to sleep Saturday night. I wake up Sunday morning at 5, to my brother turning the light on, and he walked out of the room. I thought, well this is weird, so I turned it off and rolled back over. My brother walked back in, and turned the light on. He told me Casper isn't moving. (In the mountains th dog sleeps with us in the bed.) I look at Casper, not moving at all. Casper is deaf, so sometimes he is always sound sleeper, but always wakes up when you touch him. I look at his face, and his eyes are in the back of his head. My brother gets my dad, my dad (doctor) tries CPR. It was too late. Casper passed away. He showed no symptoms, no struggle ( my brother didn't choke him), dandy as could be the night before, it was unbelievable. What Luck? So I am not religious what so ever, and don;t really believe in much religious stuff. But I felt that because we got Toby back, Casper had to pass away. It is so weird that the dog we thought was gone in the beginning, came back to us, while the one we had no inclination of every passing away, well, passed away. So we thought Toby was gone, got him back, and in the mountains, the one we had, died. Recap: Dogs escape, 1 found Friday, Other Picked up at shelter saturday, Casper up to the mountains, 2nd dog at home, Sunday morning Casper dies in his sleep. This weekend pretty much was the most stressful, and worst of my life. I am grateful for the man who brought Toby to the shelter, but I guess because we got Toby back, God felt it was Casper's time to go. I do not know what I'd do if we lost 2 dogs in a span of 48 hours. Thanks for reading all of this, I had to get it down. It is unbelievable. I am thinking of posting up an instructable on how to increase your chances of finding a lost dog.
Topic by Brennn10 | last reply
We've just completed our first instructable on our company for personalized pet products. We're looking for ideas on dog breeds that we should focus on for our Limited Edition Ts. Let us know if your breed is not being represented in the marketplace. We hope you enjoy our instructable. https://www.instructables.com/id/My-PupPup-Jack-DanielsInstructables-Independence-/
Topic by mypuppup | last reply
So, here's my dog. She's a pure-bred Maltese named Snowy. She's a real bundle of joy, I'll give you that!
Topic by Camisado | last reply
I was thinking of creating a new Dog House for my Labrador, is there an easy way?
Question by alpanabhartia | last reply
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STUdc6dqttQ Have you guys seen anything like it?
Topic by dreadyjazz | last reply
Hi, I have a dog who I adopted off the street who has a stub for a paw. The padding on his stub is deformed and since he has not toes/claw he is always getting this stub cut up when he runs around (just barely more than a year old and runs around like a nut). He is a real sweetheart and a big lug at the same time (100lbs) which has made it a bit more of a challenge. (I tried to put the photos inline with the post but when i tried to publish the whole post was blank so I just attached them). Design Issues Sleeve/leg durability To resolve this problem I have been trying to make a shoe that will #1 Actually stay on snugly and #2 Last more than a few weeks. It has been an evolution starting off with bought doggie “booties” which were pretty much worthless, to a old indestructible (until now) hiking sock + “shoe goo” to a sewn nylon sleeve thingy + shoe goo. This is the best we have been able to come up with as he destroys (since he is so active), I was going to go to the dump to see if I could get some used airbag material as I had made a dog bed cover from the stuff before (previous dog who was hell bent on digging through her rubber foam bed) and it was friggin bullet proof. Keeping it on So the shoe goo + nylon sock is the closes we have come so far, the sock/sleeve part kind of works because it allows us to “strap it on” above his hock so it doesn’t slip down/off, that worked great when we were using a softer material but this more durable nylon stuff (from an old suit travel bag) seriously rubs around his hock, I am guess I will try some sort of padding (shoe insole?) around the inside where we strap it on, bulky but just using a thick sock to provide a protection wasn’t enough. I’m not in the US (or a western country) at the moment so I haven’t been able to get my hands on proper Velcro and the Velcro I managed to get he has decimated (I think mostly due to crappy Velcro but also again his just scraping up against just about everything) so I was going to try a belt of sorts but am hoping someone has a better idea. Durable Sole that Stays on Shoe goo is the best we have come up with so far for a sole as everything else I tried just didn’t work (tried rubber pipe stopper thingy, Ear Bulb Syringe, modified mini-plunger) either because they didn’t fit how he walks on that foot (can’t describe it but a ball type shape is needed) or they were too hard to affix to a sleeve in a way that they would stay. The best version we have come up with so far has involved the afore mentioned nylon sleeve (durability) with shoe goo smeared in layers on the end. This has been workable but the shoe goo doesn’t stick to the material as well as I would like and is starting to come off after about 2 months. As with the other issues, any suggestions would be appreciated!
Topic by gaikokujinkyofusho | last reply
Hello, The dog Rescue I volunteer with is involved in a contest sponsored by the Petco Foundation. Basically, you "Like" the Petco Foundation's Facebook page, then Vote for our rescue. The top 10 rescues of the 100 in the contest will receive a $10,000 grant from the Petco FOundation www.lfdrg.org/petco100 <--- Just click this link I know this is a bit off topic for Instructables, but it would be a great help. Labradors and Friends is an all volunteer based, 501(c)3 non-profit group dedicated to rescuing Labrador Retriever and Lab mix dogs in Southern California. Many of our dogs require surgeries or other medical care the far exceeds our adoption fee. We rely heavily on donations and grants to cover our operating expense and care for these dogs. Robert Maudsley Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Web: www.labradorsandfriends.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/labradorsandfriends Blog: www.lfdrg.net
Topic by rsmaudsley
I have a 13 yo cockapoo and 1 1/2 yo cavapoo....my 13 y/o is not able to play with my 1 1/2 yo. We just brought home a 9 week old golden doodle and my 13 yo wants nothing to do with her ....my 1 1/2 yo cavapoo is so scared of her he keeps foaming at the mouth...the puppy wants desperately to play with them but they keep running away from her and growling at her. What should I do...I want them to be able to play together. And grow together.
Question by KarenB337 | last reply
I would like to grow my wife a greyhound topiary, I am wanting to grow a plant through a metal frame. But I am running into a few problems. The frame is 92cm x 114cm x 27cm and will be planted into the ground in full sunlight. (UK Midlands) The first problem is what plant to use. I do not want to use moss. I have looked into Box, Yew, Pyracantha and Privet but have no experience on what would be best growing through the frame, Im not too fussed how long it would take to grow. But I do have lots of time to prune it so a faster growing variety would be better. The second problem is where do you grow the plant into the frame? Do i get 4 plants and and grow each leg? Or one leg and grow down the others? Or do I grow through the middle of the frame and grow down all 4 legs? and keep the main steam woody. Any help would be appreciated, Thank you in advance.
Question by NuclearGreyhound | last reply
Dachshunds are adorable little dogs, bred for chasing badgers and other burrowing animals. Unfortunately, their elongated backs are delicate, and prone to all types of injury. Enter joelsprayberry's Dachshund wheelchair. It's an inexpensive way to support the dog's back legs until he can walk again. Reading through the comments is inspiring - so many people have found this Instructable, and built their dogs wheelchairs. Instead of having to put the dog down, it can recover and enjoy a full life. There's even a ferret version. Any more heart-warming pet stories to share? This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.
Topic by canida | last reply
I bought an 8 week old puppy yesterday and my dog is treating it like a toy. Nibbling at her, jumping up on us to get to her. I really just don't know what to do about it. Giving her back isn't an option.
Question by Sugarrr_plum00 | last reply
OK, Yesterday, I went to this place called Bandung to promote my mother's new film, and while I'm at it, I decided to go to this awesome pet shop. Then, this girl comes, carrying the cutest dog I have ever seen! I believe it's a Maltese, like mine, but it's very fat and chubby with lots of fur. And when I say fat, I mean real fat. So anyway, any ideas on how to fatten a Maltese? I tried feeding mine, but she simply can't be that fat. So, any ideas on how I can fatten my Maltese, Snowy?
Topic by Camisado | last reply
I'm not actually quite deaf, but pretty close. We just got an awesome dog who wants more than anything else to please us. It hasn't happened very often, but when he's had to go out in the middle of the night, he paces and whines, my husband hears him, problem solved. However, when my husband is away on a trip, I won't hear the dog pacing or whining. How do I teach him to do something I will be aware of so I can let him out? Thank you!!!!!
Question by AmyJ38 | last reply
I have two puppies, they're just 2 months old, they're also sisters, they're very friendly with each other, they love to play with one another and never fight like they did recently. three days ago, i brought home a new puppy, 1.5 months old, also a she. At first there were no problems, but today it changed, the sisters fought with each other SEVERELY, the other one was wounded, it already happened twice in one day... what should i do? please help...
Question by MonkeyRuffiJ | last reply
A friend of mine lives out in the countryside (about 25+ miles away from the nearest village). His dog occassionally goes off on the trail of Deer etc. Normally it stays around the farm but every now and then off it goes when we are all working and not keeping an eye on it. I was wondering if there is a simple/robust GPS tracker that could be attached to the dogs collar (a bit like the dog tag metal disks that are available to put the owners name and address on)? My idea is that the owner could look on his PC or mobile phone to see whereabouts the dog has got to and then go and get her. If anyone has any suggestions they would be very much appreciated, Bernard UK
Topic by InvictaJ26 | last reply