Welcome to our frequently asked questions page, now loosely organized into categories

Ask a question or see what other questions have been asked and answered if you don’t find what you’re looking for on this page.

Orders for plans/instructions

We are currently using e-Junkie to provide you with the option to instantly download plans after you have paid for your order.

Please contact us if you have trouble using this option.

Dog Accessory Questions

Q: Do you have a pattern for a doggy backpack?
A: We have not created one but we found this great tutorial for a dog backpack on Crafster.com.

Dog Agility Equipment

Q: Is it cheaper to make your own?

A: For most items it is. Here are some links:

    *  Operation 2nd Chance – Pause table/tunnel/A-frame/weave poles

    *  Bar jumps

    *  Tire jumps

Dog Behavior

We are not dog trainers per se. However, we have had years of experience with dogs, which is reflected in these answers to dog behavior questions.

Dog Carriers and Crates

Here are some answers to questions about carriers and crates.

Dog Clothes & Dog Costumes

Click on the link to find Answers to Dog Clothing Questions.

Also see Making a Dog Hat or Togue.

Dog Collars, Harnesses, and Leashes

Visitors have had various questions regarding these items for dogs. 

Dog Health

Q: Can you tell me what is wrong with my dog and how I need to treat him/her?

A: Please see our homemade dog remedies section to see if you can find an answer to your question. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for visitor contributions.) You can also review the Dog Health Answers page.

If you have a health question about your dog that is not covered on our website, go to The Internet Pet Vet for a free e-book by Dr. Andrew Jones of Nelson, British Columbia. He offers a holistic, common-sense approach to treating pets at home wherever possible.

Dog Ramps & Stairs

Q: Do you have a ramp design for getting a dog out of the water into a boat or out of a swimming pool?

A: For a great inexpensive design, see Marie’s DIY Dog Pool Ramp

You may also wish to see queries about dog swimming pool ramps and dog boat ramps.

Q: Do you build and sell dog ramps?

A: No, we do not and here’s the reason why.

Q: I need advice regarding a dog ramp for my home or car please.

A: Go to our ideas page for homemade dog ramps or look at the answers to visitor queries at indoor or dog car ramp questions. Here is one that addresses ramp steepness.

Q: Dog slipping on wooden stairs.

A: See the suggestions at Old Dog and Slippery Stairs.

Dog Treadmill

Q: What is the running length of your treadmill?

A: The supporting platform for the Dogge Runner™ is 48 inches long to suit a dog with a medium or shorter length stride. You may be able to modify our plans for a larger dog. More details here.

Dog Toys

A number of you have had questions about materials used for dog toys or else are looking for a particular set of instructions that you once saw. We have compiled them into a separate page for you.

Dog Wheelchairs

Q: Do you have plans for large size dogs with rear leg issues?

A: At this time, we only have such plans for a two-wheel design for dogs up to 50 lbs. You are welcome to purchase our Dogge Chariot™  plans and try to adapt them for a larger size dog. However, we cannot guarantee, nor do we hold ourselves liable for the results.

Q: Do you have plans for small dogs with rear leg issues?

A: No, not at this time.

Q: Do you have plans for a quad design?

A: We have the Dogge Buggy™ for medium or large size dogs. For small dogs, we have no plans but you may be able to create your own from Virgil’s instructions for quad carts.

Q: Do you have a set of plans for a two-wheeled design for dogs with front leg issues?

A: Not at this time. See Front Leg Amputee Wheelchair for more details.

Miscellaneous questions and answers about dog wheel chairs:

Several specific situations are addressed at Dog Wheelchair Questions.