Tending to your four-legged best friend with a touch of at-home crafty magic.
There’s a time and place for pet box stores, like getting the summer’s flea medication or a new supply of scoop bags. Your creative spirit shouldn’t stop at your own menu or garage organization project—it’s only a matter of time before your Pinterest-esque dreams and crafty ideals take over your dog’s life, too. You’re lucky enough to have the sweetest pup around, so shouldn’t he get special treatment every once in awhile
Yes! The time for dog DIY is now and Rover.com has some ideas to get you started. These Fido-friendly ideas don’t break the bank and don’t require much work—leaving you more time for loving on your furry friends.
You’ll be the envy of the dog park with these canine-inspired tips and tricks. We’ve broken down our dog DIY game into a few essential categories that Buddy might love even more than a belly rub. Get ready for a whole lot of tail wagging!
Keep them smelling fresh in between washes
We know what a commitment a canine bath can be. Avoid the wet dog smell ( for a little longer, anyway) with this in-a-pinch odor absorber.
DIY Dog Dry Shampoo (easy hair freshening isn’t just for you anymore!)
What you’ll need:
- Equal parts baking soda and cornstarch
- A few drops (4-6) of essential oil (vanilla and lavender work well here)
Combine all ingredients and rub into Fido’s fur when a bath isn’t in the bandwidth for the day—but a where-have-you-been romp was.
Keep them entertained (with bonus treats)
As much as we all love our pooches, sometimes we need space to get things done. This simple toy originates from your recycling bin and assembles in minutes.
DIY Dog Treat Bottle: The ultimate solution for energetic dogs who need distraction while you work.
One plastic water bottle
- One pair of scissors
- One handful of treats small enough to fit through the top of the bottle
Unscrew the lid of the the bottle, cut 3-4 holes in the bottle, slip treats in through the top. Screw the cap back on, and voila: you’ve got an effortless entertainer and treat dispenser all in one.
Keep them well-behaved—with deliciously homemade rewards
Ingredients matter in your, and Fido’s, food.
Four-ingredient DIY Dog Biscuits:
What you’ll need:
- Overripe banana
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup chicken or beef stock
- 1 cup wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, then flatten dough with a rolling pin. Cut out with choice of cookie cutter or glass rim, then place on cookie sheet that’s greased, or lined with parchment paper. Bake 16-18 minutes.
Of course, there’s always a favorite DIY for dogs: cuddles, dog park romps and unconditional love. Tell us about your favorite DIY dog hacks in the comments!