10 Time Saving Hacks That Every Dog Owner Needs To Know Right Now

Even the most savvy dog owners need some tips and tricks now and then, and if the internet is good for anything, it's LifeHacks! And the only thing more useful to dog owners than LifeHacks are DogHacks. We found the 10 most useful DogHacks that every person who has a pup should know. They will make your life just a little bit easier...but it's the little things that count, isn't it?

Even the most savvy dog owners need some tips and tricks now and then, and if the internet is good for anything, it’s life hacks! And the only thing more useful to dog owners than life hacks are dog hacks. We found the 10 most useful dog hacks that every person who has a pup should know. They will make your life just a little bit easier…but it’s the little things that count, isn’t it?

 

1. Cut open a tennis ball and fill it with treats to keep your dog entertained for hours trying to get it out.

Simply cut a tennis ball and drop in treats

Have a dog who get bored and chews things? Or a dog with separation anxiety who hates when you leave? Want to help your dog stay entertained all on its own? Try this!

 

2. Spray bitter apple spray on anything you don’t want your dog to chew.

Uh, gross.

Especially great for power cords and shoes, bitter apple spray tastes potent and awful to your dog, but it perfectly safe for them to ingest. The taste will repel them and keep them safe!

 

3. DIY this easy dog water bowl that refills itself so you don’t have to.

Ya, I can totally do this myself.

Really great for outdoors on hot summer days! Get the instructions here.

 

4. If your dog sometimes eats too fast put a ball in their bowl to slow them down.

But you understand that I LIKE eating this fast, right?

It’ll make it harder for them to gobble all the food down so fast that they throw it up again.

 

5. Conversely, divide food into even portions in a muffin tin.

Wait, where are the muffins?

Or turn, muffin tin over and put the food between the bumps to really slow down eating.

Ok for sure there are NO muffins here!

If the ball-in-the-bowl trick isn’t enough for your food monster, try these ones. It makes eating much slower and more of a fun game!

 

6. Entertain even the most easily bored dog for hours with treats frozen inside a kong.

Yasssssss!

Especially helpful during hot summer days! Grab three awesome pet-friendly recipes here!

 

7. A clean syrup bottle and a carabiner can be used as a portable and squirtable water bottle.

Need. Water. Now.

Great for re-hydrating and cooling down.

 

8. Print out this handy list and put it on your fridge to remind everyone in the house what the most toxic foods for dogs are.

“No matter how much the dog begs, DO NOT give him these.”

 

9. Use this easy DIY pill pocket recipe

I’ll take just the peanut butter, please.

Use gluten free or other alternative flours for dogs with sensitivities, allergies, or specialty diets.

 

10. Easily remove dog hair from carpets with a squeegee

My hair!!

 

11. Easily remove pet hair from furniture (etc) with a damp rubber glove

Dampen a rubber glove and run it over your furniture to get long dog hair removed.

Rubber seems to really do the trick when it comes to removing pet hair!

 

12. Use a carabiner (the same one the syrup bottle is dangling from?) to easily and quickly secure a dog leash.

A carabiner makes it quick and easy to secure your dog with its leash when you’re in public.

 

Resources: 1. Rover Time 2. The Krazy Coupon Lady 3. Buzzfeed 4. My Dog’s Name 5. LifeHack

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