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A rustic farmhouse style leash hanger with built-in storage for dog treats that you can customize with your dog’s name.
And it’s dedicated to everyone who is a baby of the family … like me!
I have only one sister, and I’m the baby of the family.
My big sister is a typical firstborn. She was a very academic, self-disciplined, and serious kid.
All of my typos drive her crazy, so she proofreads all my blog posts for me. Thanks, Debbie!
(You’re welcome, Little Sister! Inserted by the big sister. Let’s see who catches it.)
On the other hand, I was a typical baby of the family.
I was happy-go-lucky, talked constantly, and it took a lot of encouragement and discipline to get me to do what I needed to do.
This is Chica. She’s the dog baby of our family.
Chica is a lot like me. She’s hyper, barks too much, and needs to be kept active, or she gets herself in trouble.
Chica doesn’t like to wait her turn for a snack, but with a lot of persistence, we finally taught her to sit and wait for her snack. She can have her nose inches away from it, but she won’t touch it until we tell her it’s okay.
We babies of the family are impulsive, but we are willing to wait for our rewards.
Chica and I, we understand each other. 🙂
She needs to go on lots of walks to burn energy, and I needed something to store her treats and leash on, so I made a rustic farmhouse style leash hanger that has storage for her dog treats and chew toys.
DIY Dog Treats Storage & Leash Hanger
- pallet wood or other small wood plank
- bread pan
- small coat hook
- wood screws
- D-ring hangers
- adhesive letters (if desired)
- Cut a pallet wood plank to desired length. Mine is 18″.
- Stain and sand the wood if desired to give it a worn appearance.
- Attach D-ring hangers to the top corners on the back side.
- Pre-drill holes in the bread pan and screw onto the wood, then screw the coat hook next to it.
- Customize it with your dog’s name by adding adhesive letters on the front of the pan.
- Hang it up, fill the bread pan with treat pouches, and hang your dog’s leash and it’s done!
This only took about 15 minutes to make, and if Chica could read, I think she’d love it too. 🙂
For treats, I bought PEDIGREE® Pouches at Walmart. To keep her entertained indoors, I put a small amount of food inside a refillable rubber toy. That keeps her busy licking the food out.
When we travel treating and eating on the go are easier with PEDIGREE® Pouches.
The variety pack contains 18 easy-tear pouches that are great as a treat or as a meal topper on dry food.
Chica has a baby face, but she’s an adult dog, so I also bought PEDIGREE® Dry Complete Nutrition Chicken in a 50-lb bag for her and her “big brother,” Pico. You can alternate between the wet and dry food for variety in your dog’s feeding regimen.
So tell me – Where are you in the birth order of your family?
Are you an only child, the oldest, a middle child, or the baby?
Do you have a typical personality for your place in your family?
Please share in the comments below!
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Vaya con Dios,