Make Your Own Gear

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More patterns are coming soon!

The Patterns have been used to outfit dogs, hikers, assistance/therapy dogs, SAR teams, and US Military around the world.

Here are some notes on making the items here.

Many of the materials needed to make these items are available from I’m not getting anything from them for sending you there, but I do like them as their prices are excellent and the service is great. Not to mention they have the stuff you need.

Otherwise, check local fabric stores, hardware stores and anywhere else you might think to look (especially for poly rope- or you can get that from a mushing supply company). A few places are listed in with the links.

If you DO make something listed here, let me know. Either leave feedback or e-mail me. I especially would like to see pictures of the gear in the field.

If you are interested in seeing some other sites with gear patterns, check these out:

Many of these (and my own patterns) would be excellent Scout, 4-H or similar projects.

If there is anything you would like to see- request it!

My dog also got skunked, but
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2009-07-10 20:38.
My dog also got skunked, but in a place without any resourses We were near the Rifle River (MI) so I let her play in the river, when we were finished the smell was gone! Rain water also nuteralizes the stink.