Aquapaw – A Dog Wash in the Palm of Your Hand

I have to admit that I LOVE innovation, and this dog washing product piqued my interest. It’s called Aquapaw.
title_slideIt’s a hose you use to wash your dog. But this hose solves a very real problem. How many times has this scenario happened to you?

You’re in the garage or outside in the yard washing your dog. Your one hand holds the leash so that your dog doesn’t escape. Your other hand holds the hose. You wet down the dog. Now you need shampoo. Wish you had a third hand? Me, too!
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Aquapaw attaches to your garden hose or your bath showerhead. You activate the spray nozzle by pressing your finger against your palm. It appears you have complete water control while you shampoo your pet.
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This product has launched on Kickstarter. Check it out and play the video for more information. The inventor approached me to spread the word about the product, and once the samples arrive he will send me one to review. So look for my product review on Aquapaw real soon!

Barkitecture Austin 2016 – Awesome Designer Doghouses

For the past twelve years, Austin area architects, interior designers, and builders have joined forces to design innovative doghouses to be displayed and auctioned at Barkitecture Austin. The proceeds of the auction benefit the non-profit dog adoption group, Austin Pets Alive. A great idea for all major cities across the nation. Which doghouse reflects your dog’s taste?

Muddy Paws Solved–Install a Dog Shower

My Wish List: A Dog Shower/Dog Washing Station – A Must Have for Every Dog Owner!

Plop. Plink. Splash. Water cascades from the gutters. Rain stops. Clouds move. Sun reappears. Pup scratches at the door and whines. Human cringes and grabs towels.

You get the picture….

muddy dog

Mud? What mud? I didn’t see any mud.


Let’s face it. Outside of a root canal, there’s nothing more painful and aggravating than your dog tracking mud onto your kitchen floor and running through the house smearing brown all over light carpeting. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dog shower or dog washing station built for your home?

But sigh…there’s no space in the laundry room of my current home to accomodate a dog washing station. I’m considering the garage, though. I’ll keep you posted!

Custom Built-in Dog Crate

A dog crate is an unattractive necessity, especially when you raise puppies for a service dog organization. At the beginning stages of housebreaking, crates are scattered around my house. Multiple crates. Multiples sizes. Holding tanks for active bladders. Some soft-sided. Some cage-like. All ugly.

crates are ugly

So my son and I designed a dog center in our laundry room. The rendering below was our initial inspiration.

dog closet inspiration

We took a well-used laundry room closet and redesigned the space. It now fashionably accommodates the same items as before and the dog, too! Here’s how it turned out.

construction finished

Ample cabinet storage space surround the crate. A Corian countertop sits on top of a KraftMaid CoreGuard kitchen sink base. (I had the center strip of the sink base removed–where the doors rest when closed.) One of Home Depot’s great kitchen designers helped me find this gem. It’s an engineered polymer kitchen sink base with slightly pitched forward shallow ribbing. Why did I choose that? Because puppies pee. Any accidents will flow to the front of the base and can be wiped up easily. Happy puppy. Happy owner! And don’t worry about the ribbing. The dogs don’t mind it. If you do, buy a crate mat.
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Kurgo Bench Seat Cover Product Review

by Bonnie Sweebe

WelcomePup.com Product Review

I was given a bench seat cover by Kurgo in exchange for an honest review of their product. This product review has a twist at the end–literally!

Kurgo Bench Seat Cover

There is one thing you can say about Kurgo dog products–they are made very well. The Car┬áSeat Cover has a lifetime warranty, which means Kurgo unconditionally guarantees their product against manufacturing defects for the life of their product.

 

Lifetime Warranty

Out of the box this durable waterproof double-stitched seam canvas bench seat cover looked simple enough to install. It was. I’ll show you how!

Kurgo Bench Seat Cover

This is what it looked like out of the box. This is not a sexy fabric folks. This is a practical fabric. This is canvas and it’s going to look like canvas, but it’s durable, waterproof and easy to clean or scrub. It will protect your seats. It will get the job done!

The seat cover has two black loops on top (to be slipped over the rear bench headrest), an adjustable black strap that adjusts behind the bench seat you are covering to provide a snug fit, and a thin elastic cord under seat attachment. The under seat attachment has a single barrel cord lock that keeps the canvas from slipping off the bottom bench cushion. That’s a good thing.
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DIY Spill Proof Dog Water Bowl

If you have dogs that like to spill their water bowl, then this easy DIY project is for you!

All you need is a round plastic garden hose container that you can find at a home improvement store that has an opening 14 inches or 14 1/2 inches in diameter.
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Go to your local Tractor Supply Store (or other feed store) and look for the 10 quart extra large 14 1/2 inches in diameter stainless steel bowl with rim. Better yet, look for them both at the home improvement or feed store so you can make sure the bowl fits.
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Shop around. Make sure whatever size hose container you select will fit the size stainless steel bowl you select.
The hose container has a hole on the bottom, so the water will drain if you spill the bowl while lifting it out to refresh it. My three retrievers love this bowl!
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They cannot spill it. Add ice cubes for great summertime fun!
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