Look at this:http://youtube.com/watch?v=FaqmHe-gJso
Posted by ryan knexer 10 years ago
I recently moved into a rental home that has no grass, rocks only. My two large dogs are used to having a grass yard, so I am looking for a way to make them a raised bed-type grass area that I can deconstruct when I move in two years. I'm thinking a wood frame with a plywood bottom, fill it with topsoil then adding sod on top of that. The only problem is that I would like it to be fairly large, at least 25' X 25'. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (Sorry the photo is weird, it was taken through a screened porch.)
Posted by Luny 2 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
I am thinking of moving to a warmer country ( SW France ) than England but I have a small pack of huskies that I would like to keep cool in the warmest weather. I was wondering if it is possible to use the solar energy available in abundance to provide an air cooling system for them. I realise that aircon normally requires a lot of electricity but I am only looking to keep a small space ( block built shelter of about maybe 7-800 cubic feet ) cool and hoped that this might be possible. Any ideas ?
Posted by ukpicker 7 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
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
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
All these brands of dog fences out on the market and so many to choose from. I previously purchased one of the best ones you can get and unfortunately my dog got smart and tore the collar of the wall charger and shredded it to pieces. So instead of purchasing the expensive collar, it would be great to see someone build one of the system. Thank you for your help!
Posted by dricker1 3 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 9 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
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
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 email@example.com THANKS
Posted by myxpykalix 7 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
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
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 5 years ago
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STUdc6dqttQ Have you guys seen anything like it?
Posted by dreadyjazz 6 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 9 years ago
I recently had to move house and within two weeks of settling in my cats got attacked by fleas while outside. All the years they had not a single tick or flea so I did not pay too much attention until I spotted the first flea. Needless to say that once you spot one there are many hiding already... From past experience with my dog I did not trust the over the counter flea collars and decided to go to my vet. They recommended Frontline for the treatment, plus a flea bomb to treat the house and washing everything the cats like to sleep on. Came to just under $100AU - ouch... Mind you I have hardwood floors here, so I was quite confident the bomb would could kill all what might remain inside. The cats were kept indoors too to prevent new fleas finding them outside. Well, after two weeks of daily combing for fleas the problem did not get better - it got worse! Seemed they were having parties on my cats. Back to the vet to complain I was told it might take a bit longer to show the desired results. Hmmm, treatment every 4 weeks and after 2 weeks nothing happened?? On the way out an old couple with their two maltesers stopped me and said that they already gave up on Frontline and most other products as the fleas around here are resistant to the meds. They now only use Neem oil that is massaged into the skin and fur of their dogs. Sadly my cats would rather scratch me into meat strips then to let get near them with the oil. So I did some asking around with my friend Google and the story of the old folks seems to be confirmed for most parts of Australia anyway. Most flea collars and over the counter meds might still work to keep fleas away but not anymore to actually treat your pet once infected with more than a handful of fleas. And yes, I am aware of those sprays claiming to kill all fleas instantly but I also know cats like to clean themself and don't like the idea of them liking the spray off the fur. After some more digging I found out that Selamectin is still working and that works in several ways to control fleas and other parasites like heartworm and such. You can look it up on Wiki if you like. What I like about this med is the fact that fleas are really filthy things eating their own excremts. Since the poo is usually everywhere in the fur and hard to remove it makes the killing even easier. Plus in all spots where fles might be hiding but have noone to feed on they still eat their own ..... and die off. My vet only had Revolution available at a price of almost 25 bucks per single dose - no thank you... Instead I decided to bite the bullet and try one of the many online pharmacies for pet supplies. Here I found "Stronghold" containing the above Selamectin similar to Revolution in concetration (bit higher though)... The website stated to expect about 4 weeks for the delivery being xmas season and so on. For me that meant cleaning everything again, using a normal insect bomb again and a last round of washing the cats caves and other items of interest. To my surprise the parcal arrived ten days later, bit banged up but contents still fine. All up the time for the Frontline was over anyway and instead of paying again for a useless treatment I gave the new stuff a try. This was now two weeks ago and here is my summary: Unlike treating with Frontline my cats actually tolerated the application without going mad, the smell is much more pleasant. Did not expect anything to happen the first day and it takes a while to dry off the furr anyway so they got a day free of the dreaded flea comb. During the first week there was little to no indication of anything good happening but it was to be expected as it takes up to 10 days to build up in the blood as well. On day eight I had my first dead fleas in the comb and from here it got more every day. Mostly the adults while the smaller ones still seemd to be active. To the end of the second week I also got dead young ones in the comb indicating the promised break preventing them to grow up actually works. I will still monitor the process and keep up with monthly treatments during the summer. So you might see an update or two later on. How to properly treat your pet and enviroment once you noticed a flea problem. First: Don't panic! If you have carpet or your pets literally go everyhwere like your bed, sofa and so on you want to combine your effords to avoid a fresh infestation from hatching eggs. Ask around or check online if standard meds still have the desired effect in your local area, if not go for a product that does instead of wasting time and money! Spray treatments or insect bombs can work quite well to control what's left behind by your pet but you need to be aware of the life cycle of the pest in question. For most, including fleas, this means a single treatment might not do the trick. See it that way: You treat the animal, clean everything you can and also kill whatever crawls around. But there is still unhatched eggs and living fleas on your pet. So you need or better should repeat the house treatment 8 to 14 days later to get rid of whatever hatched. Garden beds or just your lawn can be a source of problem too, here Neem oil seems to do the trick quite well but you can use other products from your local garden center as well. What kills most harmful insects out there on your plant will do similar on fleas. To get the timing of all treatments right you might want to start on your pet and use a good, normal clean for the house and fabrics. Once you see the fleas go dead on your pet treat the rest. This way you can be sure all fles that make it onto your pet won't survive or produce more viable eggs. Now use whatever suits you to remove or kill the eggs, larvea and crawling fleas around you. If done right and the meds take care of eggs too you won't have any further problems. Regular checks should be done anyway and if you already know fleas are a problem in your area then please continue the treatment on your pet until the season is over. Things you might want to know to calm down a bit and prevent panic: Fleas on your pet are usually only biting them but not you. This does not mean they won't try if you have hundreds of them crawling in your bed. But they won't stay on you and it takes a good amount of bad luck to get bitten instead of just noticing something crawls on you. So the risk of getting some weird desease from an accidental flea bit is slim. When to be careful with a flea infestation? If you are allergic to their excrements or have an otherwise compromised immune system the dust containing flea excrements can cause reactions. So if your pets got you a lot of fleas and you notice breathing problems, red skin areas or itching you should contact your GP to discuss the problem and possible options. Short term a normal paper face mask like used for dust will help, same for anti-histamines if it is an allergic reaction. The best cause of action is to use a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter on everything that might get into contact with your pets. A standard vacuum cleaner will pick up the extremets too but just blows it out the other end making things far worse.
Posted by Downunder35m 1 year 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 10 years ago
(sob) (cry) (sob) My dog died. My mom ran him over. He survived the accident but the surgery and other stuff would of been $4000. And there was a chance he wouldn't make it through. So me my mom and sister and dad (my dads away in California for my uncles wedding) decided to put him down. So it was a hard good by to my dog Sandy.Sorry no pictures.
Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago
I need to find a way to stop my dogs from putting their wet noses on all my windows.
Posted by motogp4me 8 years ago
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
Posted by rsmaudsley 5 years ago