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
Posted by silentassasin21 8 years ago
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.
Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago
Hey everyone. I'm working on an instructable which will end up on a dog or cat collar. Problem is, I don't have either. I'm looking for someone to volunteer their cat or dog's name for the tag I'm making. I'll send it to you and hope that in return you'll provide a picture of your pet wearing it for the instructable. If you're up to it, upload a picture (below in the comments) of your pet with this post in the background . I'll use the first pet posted. Thanks Brent.
Posted by Mrballeng 6 years ago
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?
Posted by dean24us 7 years ago
Winter is coming and I have four dogs and two cats. We installed a dog door to the outside some time ago, but it's a big air leak. Even though we replace the door every six months, it's only plastic with magnets on the edges, and doesn't always fall back into place. I've tried various solutions, but what I really need is a solid door that locks into place, or a door that opens and closes with a trigger. Automatic dog doors cost about $350.00 - $450.00, and require the dog wears a special collar. I'm not looking for security, I'm looking for energy efficiency. Can someone please help? I know there are lots of others in the same position.
Posted by mattyw21 10 years ago
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?
Posted by Sunbanks 11 years ago
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.
Posted by milonus1 10 years ago
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!
Posted by Honus 3 years ago
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.
Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago
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
Posted by Lemonpoppyseed 2 years ago
We heard a neat piece on NPR's Soundprint about knitting with dog hair.It's an overview of the history and process of knitting with dog hair, mixed with a bit of personalizing historical fiction. Definitely a good listen if you've ever considered turning your dog's sheddings into something useful.
Posted by canida 10 years ago
After posting about the 50 papercraft robots I couldn't help but print out the robot dog illusion and make it. After all, it's a robot dog version of the dragon illusion that I've been meaning to make for years now (and still haven't). It only takes a few minutes to put together so check it out. SuperRobot Dog Version!
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
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
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
Halloween is coming, folks. If you want to get your own family pirate outfits in order, you'll need this one for your dog. It may be a bit involved, but it looks like the results are worth it.I'd try this on my cats, but... yeah, they're cats. How-To: Pirate Dog Costume
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
I want some ideas that you may have for a carrier. background: I want to bring my Dog on an airplane but he can't ride in cargo because there is a summer ban on dogs during hot months. I must fly before the end of the ban. The airline will allow a dog in the cabin in a soft carrier, if the dog and carrier are less than 10kg. My dog is 7kg so the carrier can be up to 3kg. It must be 27cm high 40cm wide and 55 cm long or smaller problems: the foot print is fine for my dogs they could lay down comfortably, but the height is small. I want to make a telescoping carrier so it can fit under the seat on the plane, but can open up for comfort in the airport and when moving. Any ideas are welcome and I'll post it as my first instructable once I make it thanks http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/pets.html
Posted by redorchestra 8 years ago
I would like to make a dog toy using one inch PVC pipe about 8" long with end caps. Inside would be some kind of wacky sound generater or voice recorder. This would be activated by movement of the toy. The outside of the toy would be wrapped with nylon rope. Any ideas how to find the electronics to go inside the toy?
Posted by wmlaveck 2 years ago
Hey Guys,I've been exploring this site for a few months now but didn't make any post yet. I thought of making my first post here and to say hello to you all.Here's me at a glance, skip this if you want :). One part of me lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a graduate in Computer Science (2004) and works in Software Company, but the other (and perhaps the real) part of me is a just obsessed about C++, Digital Electronics, Machine Intelligence and of course, Robotics.I maintain the following blogs:My General BlogMy Robotics BlogI would like to introduce my latest robot, named 'Dobo' which is a robot dog. It looks nothing like a dog yet.. but soon it'll. Here goes some videos: Let me know how it looks. I have plans to improve it more soon and I've bought a cute skin for it. Look forward to have great time with you all!Regards,-Kaisar
Posted by kaisar 10 years ago
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-/
Posted by mypuppup 6 years ago
I need some cash for something i found im to young for a job well a real job and i was wondering if you had any ideas? i dont want to like have a big hassle like going to nyc im in north smithefield. i need like 60$ for what i want. so i want a quick buck any ideas?
Posted by blue72 10 years ago
Do you want to learn how to go green or save enrgy. Well your at the right place. To start try by buying solar lamps and make a clothesline washers and dryers use a ton of energy. If you are looking for a car you should think about a priuis hybrid. They get up to 60 mpg!!!! Also turn lights off if not being used. always turn ff the tv and computer when gone or not using it may be a hassle for some people so if you have a desktop at least turn off the screen. please comment
Posted by blue72 10 years ago
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!
Posted by Camisado 10 years ago
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?
Posted by Lemonpoppyseed 2 years ago
Dogs are great pets, I love them, but some people don't have the time to take care of a real dog so they buy a robotic one. There's a little bit of a disconnect between owning a living creature and a rechargable machine - but the desire is there.The sad thing is that we all have to go to school/work sometimes and so occasionally our dogs must fend for and entertain themselves, but what if there was a robotic YOU that could keep the dog company while you fulfill your obligations to society?A robotic dog companion could play chase, hide and seek, maybe feed the dog if you forget, train the dog using your own voice, throw a ball and if it was a Roomba it could even vacuum up the dog hair as it goes.You could even make a custom dog suit to outfit your iCreate with... and it be could pink - which is something you probably shouldn't do to your real dog.I'm having visions of coming home to an iCreate firmly entrenched in a happy set of canine teeth... haha... but then you could just have the iCreate say "Bad dog! Bad dog!"As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm getting really excited by all the ideas floating around in this contest and I want to thank iRobot for providing us the opportunity to build upon the amazing work they've done bringing robots to the masses. :)
Posted by althalinelife 11 years ago
So, I was doing some research on the Iditarod, and came across an article mentioning that sled dog races were demonstrated in the 1932 Winter Olympics. I came across this (Skip to Page 251), and it supports it! So, why isn't Sled Dog racing in the winter Olympics? I could stand to get rid of Ice Dancing for Sled Dog Racing, anyone else agree? Also, I'm reading Call of the Wild, and it's a fantastic book.
Posted by Wasagi 8 years ago
I need someone to make a ultrasonic dog barking machine. I have a neighbor who allows their dog to back early in the AM and all during the day, so I want a powerful ultrasonic device that when i turn it on it will make their dog howl at 3AM and wake them up, similar to when the fire engine goes by, so that they will get a taste of what they do to me. This has been going on for a year and I can't get them to do anything to train the dog, they just don't care. I am willing to pay for a device that will work. The dog training devices like you see advertised like "Barkoff" have to be in the same room and all I have read is the ultrasonic dog trainers available don't penetrate walls. I don't want to train the dog not to bark, I want to annoy the neighbors and give them what I have been getting. Evil, maybe, justified, YES! email me direct firstname.lastname@example.org THANKS
Posted by myxpykalix 8 years ago
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STUdc6dqttQ Have you guys seen anything like it?
Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago
These folks loved their dogs so much that they made sweaters from their fur after they passed away. This was no easy task as thousands of hairs had to be harvested from brushes and carpets. The result is apparently warm and water-resistant as well as creepy, but with all the cat hair I keep vacuuming up maybe I can get a nice coat from my own home. BBC linkvia Treehugger
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
There are some days which my husky and I are unable to run outside. For those days, I use my exercise bike. But my husky is out of her mind with boredom if she cannot run. While I use my bike, I am wishing that it could power a treadmill for her to run on. I am aware that dog-powered (manual) and electric dog treadmills are available for purchase. I have visited sites that give instructions on how to make a dog-powered treadmill. And I know that a regular treadmill for humans can be used for dogs (with training). But I have a few reasons for leaning towards the idea of a bike-powered dog treadmill: 1) We workout together. Dog-powered treadmills usually require that the dog be constantly motivated to run, whether it be vocal cheering or physical nudges (or both). I do not think I will be able to exercise alongside her if I must stop to do this. 2) I do not want to use more electricity than I have to. We are all trying to save energy for whatever reason. So electric treadmills are a bit much. I am mechanically inclined, but I cannot produce plans of this scale. I am hoping that I do not need to do anything more than soldering or welding. Incorporating manufactured parts would be ideal. Any and all (practical, safe, and realistic) help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, everyone! P.S. The use of any bike will do for this project. It does not have to be an exercise bike, though that would be nice as well.
Posted by RollieOlly 10 years ago
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!
Posted by gaikokujinkyofusho 5 years ago