Or until they eat all the treats. Cut open a tennis ball with a scissor and stuff it with their favorite snack. Get the tutorial here.
This trick is great for high-energy pets that need to run it out.
Don’t spend 10 minutes undoing knots when you get out of the grocery store. Loop the leash handle through the carabiner, wrap it around a post, and hook it onto the remaining length of leash.
They’ll be forced to move the ball around the bowl, which prevents them from scarfing it all down in one lick. Read more about it here.
It’ll keep them hydrated and occupied for hours.
To keep your dog safe and in one spot, wrap a blanket around a pillow, place the pillow in the laundry basket, and use the excess fabric to drape around the basket to soften the edges. There’s a chance you’ll want to curl up in there, too.
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Add a small tension rod and sheer fabric to make it disappear during the day. Learn how to make it here.
If you have kids, they’ll want to sleep in there, too.
Have a family member who isn’t clipping put peanut butter on their fingers.
Apply it to the bleeding nail with a cotton swab — the paste will coagulate the blood and stop it from flowing. If you’re out of cornstarch, try flour or baking soda instead.
If your socks are too precious, use a scrap of fabric from an old towel.
If you don’t have a squeegee, put on rubber dishwashing gloves and brush the seat, going in one direction to sweep up the hair. Learn more about it here.
Or make it yourself with nylon rope and two spring clasps. Get it here ($23.69).
This way they can wander a little without getting lost. Learn more about it here.
Ants won’t cross a chalk line because it interferes with their ability to follow scent trails left by other ants, according to SF Gate.
This will protect the dog’s feet from salt and keep the paws from getting burned on hot pavement. After your walk, you can just rinse the paws in warm water to get rid of any salt or chemicals they might have picked up. Get more info here.
Get it here ($20). You can also make your own door protector by applying clear contact paper to the part of the door where your dog is likely to scratch.
Roll the mixture into small balls, poke a hole in each ball with a pencil eraser (for the pill), and stick in the refrigerator overnight. Get the recipe here.
This will keep your pet from slipping through gate and fence cracks. Harness sizes range from extra small to extra large. Get it here ($28.95).