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Make dog stuff at home!

Learn how to make dog stuff using our free instructions.




How Did Make Dog Stuff Start?

My generous hubby, Stan, helped me with the computer and engineering  end of things...

My name is Jo and this website started up 10 years ago after I wanted to share some exercise items I'd made for Comet, the handsome fella at left.

After that, I began looking for other things to make in an eco friendly, cost effective way. In other words, I scrounge a lot!


By the way, if you're a seller of dog products, you may want to check out, Trafeze, which totally cuts out the middle man!

Catch me at Trafeze



New to Making Dog Stuff?

If you're a newbie, we'd suggest you start with something simple; then gradually challenge yourself with more complex projects.

But first, check out our latest dog photos below! After all, without our furry friends, this website wouldn't exist.

Simply submit your photos and stories here.




* Monthly Dog Show * May 2016 *

Spring is here in North America and dogs are doing their thing!

Two pitbull mixes playing tug of war with a braided rope made out of an old flannel sheetRosie and Yanni playing tug o' war!
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A Golden Lab puppy named Abby who is fast asleepAbby the snoozing Golden Lab pup
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Love the colorful bandana this Border Collie is sporting!

Chihuahua mix on guard!

A gracious old Golden Retriever.



Our Purpose

We aim to:

  • Teach you to make your own dog products using  recycled materials whenever possible.
  • Have you share things you've created for your dog(s) and/or show off your dog(s) in our Monthly Show !

Although there's no charge for most of the instructions for how to make dog stuff, we do have a few specially engineered dog plans which are available for purchase at a relatively low cost.




Share Your Dog Stuff!

To share how you make dog stuff, go to the Homemade Dog Stuff page and follow the instructions. It's easy to submit - all you need to do is fill out a simple form, describe what you've made, and add up to four digital photos of your project (photos welcome but not required).

Usable contributions that are of sufficient length become a stand-alone page on our site (for example, the DIY Pool Ramp by Marie from Gibraltar or the Dog Harness Dress by Cynthia from California).

Good ideas that are shorter are incorporated into existing pages, with credit given to you.




Our Contributors

HEARTFELT THANKS TO SOME OF OUR PAST CONTRIBUTORS!!


John Dunn from Fresno, CA - Sam's "Cool" Kennel 

Cyndi M. from Oregon - Remedy for Yeast Infections 

Mitch from Virginia - Tennis Ball Treat Dispenser 

Emily from New MexicoRevamped Dog Ball 

Terry B. from KentuckyReversible Dog Coat 

Michele from CanadaDoggie Shirt From Baby Onesie 

Jemma Green of EnglandChewable Chum! 

Alyssa of Oregon, USA - Indiana Jones Dog Costume 

Fritz, Davao City, Philippines - Eunice's homemade dog bows 

Forrest of Delta, BC, Canada - Homemade Dog Tick Remedy 

Catherine of California, USA - Yummy DIY Pill Pockitz 

Kim of North Carolina, USA - Yummy Pumpkin Paws

Peggy of Massachusetts, USA - Non Slip Food Mat Dog Crate Liner 

Emma of London, UK - Dog Jelly