Introduction: Mini Walker for Your Dog
if your dog has a bad hip or hips or just really can’t walk this project is perfect for you and your dog. Please enjoy this to tutorial on how to make a personalized mini walker for your dog.
Step 1: Getting the Parts
For this project you will need PVC pipes, lawnmower tires, of Velcro strap, PVC glue, two end caps, four L connectors, and two T connectors. Depending on the size of your dog you will need to size the PVC pipes differently. For my dog I used two 3 in, two 9 in, two 4 in, and one 7 in.
Step 2: Testing the Fit
For this part DO NOT glue the parts on! This just to test the fit of the parts together and on your dog. Take the 7 in and attach it to the two Ts. Then insert your lawnmower tires to the other ends of the Ts. The Ts should be upside down when you start the next step. Next take the 4 in and attach it to the open end of the T (Do this on BOTH sides). Now attach two Ls to the pipes on both sides. Next connect one other L with one side of the 9 in (Do this for the two 9 pipes), and attach the pipe to the other end of the Ls that are already on the walker. Now for the final few steps all you do is put the 3 in pipes on the Ls and face them downward putting a cap on each one.
Step 3: Putting on the PVC Glue
You basicly do the exact same thing as you did in Step 2 except this time glue everything together.
Step 4: Coustomizing the Mini Walker
Now you can coustomize this how ever you would like. You can cover it with duck tape, or draw on it using sharpie the choice is yours.
Step 5: Putting the Strap On
Someone had asked me for some additional information on putting the strap on and pictures of my dog wearing the walker. I can only give details on the strap, but cannot take a picture of my dog in the walker. It's not because my dog dosen't like the walker, it's because I dont' to train her to use something she dosen't need yet. My dog currently has bad hips, so each day it gets harder for her to walk. That's one of the main reason I built this DIY. I do hope you are ok with this, anywho lets finish this tutorial. I used velcro straps, and put the soft side towards my dog. All you need to do to attach is throw your strap across the 9 in pipes.
I hope you enjoyed this to tutorial on how to make a mini customizable dog walker.
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I was considering voting but I noticed that there are missing instructions.
1. Missing photos and instructions for the sit (tie) ?
2. Why there are not photos of the completed item including with pets? How you tie a dog to this item?
It looks to me as unfinished mini walker.
I do hope that the creator will post the missing instructions and photos.
Hopefully this photo will help you underst
I am so sorry to hear that I have missed some photos I will try to upload them as soon as possible thank you for the advice
Just wondering if you have photos from different angle (like front and better quality) that show the finished Mini Walker, how the strap is being connected to the Walker and the way that the strap is being tied to a dog.
Thank you in advance.
to attach the strap put it around your dog’s belly and simply slide each 9 in PVC pipe through the inside on the left and right sides of the strap.
This works because your dog uses her/his front paws to walk while the wheels help the back paws go forward.
Thank you for your explanation but I still can't imagine how the strap work. Do you have by chance a photo taken from front that show the walker with the strap on it?
Here are some pics of the finished results