My little boy dogs have starting lifting their legs and marking around the house! Thank God Blue doesn't do it or I'd be flooded out of my home. I do cover my good furniture in sheets and I don't have carpeting, so all that helps. They don't do it all the time but even once in a while and I just want to got ballistic! So, one day at work this little dog comes in with a belly band on. I took a look at it and made a quick sketch so that I could go home and make one (several) for my little boys. Apparently you can also insert a sanitary napkin or an adult diaper pad inside and that will hold the urine and you won't have to wash the band constantly. I'll be using the sanitary pads, NOT the adult diaper...I don't want to get caught buying those at Target. I might be FIFTY-TWO but I'm not quite ready for those yet!
ehow.com on how to make Belly Bands
Step 1- Measure the circumference of the dog's belly. Place one end of the measuring tape on the dog's back and wrap around its belly.
Step 2- Cut a strip of flannel the same length as the dog's belly. This is the main part of the belly band. Use a festive pattern or bold color for added fun. Fold the flannel over once or twice lengthwise for added reinforcement.
Step 3- Stitch along the edge of the flannel with a sewing machine to hold the folds in place. Hand sew the outer edge of the belly band with a needle and thread if you don't have a sewing machine.
Step 4- Sew on the Velcro. Place the rough side of the Velcro on one end of the belly band. Sew it on the band with a sewing machine or by hand. Place the soft side of the Velcro on the opposite end of the belly band. Sew that piece of Velcro on as well. The two pieces need to fit together to connect the band around the dog's belly.
Step 5- Put the belly band on the dog. Place the belly band around his waist and fasten the Velcro. Make sure the tip of the dog's penis is fully covered
If I just had one dog, I'd probably just buy one off of Etsy or Ebay. But since I have several little dogs, I will be making my own. I can of course color coordinate them that way and you know I LOVE that. LOL!
But there is quite a selection out there, so many colors and styles! I even found one that would be perfect if my friend http://yoborobo.blogspot.com/ Pam's little dog ever needed one! - LOL!