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Try these hacks that will make having a dog so much easier

25 Genius Hacks That Make Having A Dog So Much Easier
1.
DIY a treat-dispensing toy to entertain them for hours. 
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.
2.
And play fetch downhill to tire your dog out faster.
This trick is great for high-energy
pets that need to run it out.
3.
Use a carabiner to easily leash your dog.
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.
4.
Put a ball in your dog’s food bowl if he or she eats too fast.
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.
5.
Make an ice lick by freezing toys, bones, and chicken broth into a cake mold.
It’ll keep them hydrated and
occupied for hours.
6.
For an on-the-go water break, try a collapsible water bowl.
Get it here ($9.99).
7.
Make a dog car seat using a laundry basket, a pillow, and a blanket.
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.
8.
To DIY a cute dog bed, use a crib mattress, a fitted sheet, and a wooden
pallet.
Get more info here.
9.
And if you want to reduce clutter in the bedroom, put your crate where a drawer
would go.

 Add a small tension rod and sheer
fabric to make it disappear during the day. Learn how to make it here.
10.
If your dog hates the crate, opt for a pillow instead.
If you have kids, they’ll want to
sleep in there, too.
11.
You can also hack an IKEA shelf for a super-modern dog bed.
You need the Kallax ($34.99) shelf, the Vyssa crib mattress ($34.99), and the Sultan Lade bed base ($9.99). Learn more about it
here.
12.
To save on floor space, put your dog’s bowls in a bottom drawer.
Attach a few strips of adhesive-backed Velcro
($2.89) to the bottom of each bowl and to the bottom of the drawer to make sure
they don’t slide around. Or get custom stainless steel inserts here.
13.
Use peanut butter to distract your dog during nail trimming.
Have a family member who isn’t
clipping put peanut butter on their fingers.
14.
And if you accidentally cut your dog’s nail too short, stop any bleeding with a
mixture of cornstarch and water.
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.
15.
If you’re traveling with a pet, get a spill proof bowl.
Get one here ($19.99).
16.
And if your pet loses a toy while you’re on the road, make a crinkle toy from a
sock and an empty water bottle.
If your socks are too precious, use
a scrap of fabric from an old towel.
17.
Use a squeegee to remove dog hair from your car seats.
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.
18.
For the dog that’s constantly trying to climb into the front seat: Use this zip
line harness.
Or make it yourself with nylon rope
and two spring clasps. Get it here ($23.69).
19.
You can also hook the harness up outside while you’re camping or barbecuing.
This way they can wander a little
without getting lost. Learn more about it here.
20.
Use chalk around outdoor pet bowls to keep ants out.
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.
21.
If it’s really hot or really cold out, rub Vaseline onto your dog’s paws before
stepping outside.
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.
22.
If your dog scratches the door to go out, use a door protector to minimize
damages.
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.
23.
Make your own pill pockets in flavors you know your dog will love.
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.
24.
If your dog is an escape artist, get an escape prevention dog harness.
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).
25.
And lastly, check out this chart to know the basics of what your dog can and
can’t eat.
Peanut butter is a go, but actual
nuts are a definite no-go.