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12-15-2019 10:40 PM

So… thought it might be interesting to see what woodworking projects have been “altered” or “customized” thanks to our canine companions. My example is my first raised water dish holder. It was in great shape through 2 prior dogs (here is the day I finished it):

and then Dollee came along

I guess she thought it helped with teething as a pup. Doesn’t seem too remorseful even now


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#1 posted 12-15-2019 10:41 PM

Glad she has done this on the one I made from 2×4 as a trial rather than the oak one inside!!

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#2 posted 12-15-2019 11:52 PM

oh yeah i know it too well,beagle pup,chewed a corner off the base boards,chewed the end of the plastic rain gutter down spout,chewed the corner of the house siding,i could gone on and on-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 12-15-2019 11:56 PM

Sounds like a design opportunity. You can plan, as you go around the room picking up all the hair you pulled out.

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#4 posted 12-16-2019 12:03 AM

pottz – nice list! I was limiting myself to woodworking. ;) To expand, consider the chewed edges of my nice molded mudflaps on my F150, drywall in the garage, numerous shoes (always mine…not my husband’s!)....

Kelly – oh, the hair! Pups get combed before they come inside, but still lot of vacuuming in the areas they are allowed. German shepherds…or shedders…really are great dogs.

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#5 posted 12-16-2019 12:55 AM



pottz – nice list! I was limiting myself to woodworking. ;) To expand, consider the chewed edges of my nice molded mudflaps on my F150, drywall in the garage, numerous shoes (always mine…not my husband s!)....

Kelly – oh, the hair! Pups get combed before they come inside, but still lot of vacuuming in the areas they are allowed. German shepherds…or shedders…really are great dogs.

- BB1


yeah we had a shepherd when i was a kid,a beautiful dog.as far hair, for a short haired dog the beagle can loose a lot of it all over the house ! wife loves it-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 12-16-2019 01:56 AM

Awwww. Who could b mad at her? Just throw her some of ur scrap pieces of wood and see if she’d like to chew on them too

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#7 posted 12-16-2019 02:07 AM

Puppies have to be cute..given all the trouble they get into! She is actually pretty good overall. Long way to go with training :)


Awwww. Who could b mad at her? Just throw her some of ur scrap pieces of wood and see if she’d like to chew on them too

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#8 posted 12-16-2019 03:20 AM

You havent seen shedding until you have a husky in the summer. We have tumble weeds of fur blowing through the house. He was pretty good with the chewing chewed the molding off the bottom of tbe door frame once. He liked to eat my daughter mittens when she was a toddler. I just made him a raised dish holder a few months ago.

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#9 posted 12-16-2019 03:23 AM

I was thinking more in line with pulling my own hair trying to heard a dog version of cats.

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#10 posted 12-16-2019 03:44 AM

corelz125 – I imagine a husky might just give a nice challenge when it comes to hair!

Kelly – yes, I get it now. Or maybe rather than pulling out my hair, I can attribute some of my gray hair to the dog adventures over the years??? Haha

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#11 posted 12-17-2019 01:07 AM

It’s like a never ending supply of fur with them. Dollee has that look of trouble on her face just waiting to get into something

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#12 posted 12-17-2019 01:33 AM

Oh, she’s a good little pup overall. Pups just have their moments!

Now if I could sell the hair…could afford a new shop. Lol


It s like a never ending supply of fur with them. Dollee has that look of trouble on her face just waiting to get into something

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#13 posted 12-17-2019 02:38 AM

That’s what makes them so much fun you never know what they are gonna do next to surprise you. I belong to a northern breed group and they found someone who turns the fur into yarn .

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#14 posted 12-17-2019 02:46 AM

When Walter my oldest boxer started having arthritis problems I had to tear out the back steps and make them more old dog friendly.

We went from 2 steps with no railing to 3 with a mat on each for traction. Started with all black mats but he then developed a cataract in one eye so I swapped them for alternating colors so he can see them.

I guess this isn’t directly altered by my canine pal but more indirectly altered to keep him moving around better.

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#15 posted 12-17-2019 03:11 AM

sansoo22 – nice project to help out your dog. Well done.

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