By Karla Schulze

Never underestimate the projected results of a DIY project. Not only does DIYing save money it also gives you a sense of accomplishment by finishing a project. DIY projects usually turn out better than their store bought counter-part, they also last longer, and allow for for you to customize the project to meet your specific needs, something that store products don't allow for. That's how Leashboss got started, in a desperate attempt to walk two very large dogs and no products on the market offering a solution, we DIYed the very first Leashboss and the rest was history. In honor of our love for DIY, we've compiled the top 5 DIY's for dog owners.

1. Ear Cleaner

Specialty dog ear cleaner can run up to $25 and not cleaning your dogs ear can cost a pretty penny in vet bills! Not only is the DIY version super cheap but it can make a ton of cleaner. It's just two ingredients! It will probably be the easiest thing you do all day.

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2. Dog Shampoo

Just like with ear cleaner, dog shampoo can be expensive. While washing your dog isn't a daily activity, but it should be done often enough to help with dry skin, fleas, and the inevitable dog smell. This shampoo is anti-flea, moisturizing, and only has 4 ingredients, most of which you probably have laying around in your house. All you have to do is add all the ingredients and shake it up! It's that easy.

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3. Pet First Aid Kit

You never know when you might get hurt, the same goes for your dog. Having a first aid kit handy in case of emergency is crucial. Having one in your car and house could potentially save the life of Fido! Packed with simple but necessary items this kit will only cost you on trip to the grocery store to stock up. Easy and life saving, this DIY is a must.

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4. No Sew Pet Bed

You don't have to be a seamstress to make these super easy no sew pet beds. Dog beds can cost hundreds of dollars, while these will cost you about $10. They also make great travel beds for the car. Ignore the directions on how much fabric, as the original instructions are for cat beds, use 3-4 yards of fabric depending on the size of your dog.

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5. Dog Toy

A few weeks back we wrote about ideas for keeping your dog entertained indoors, here. This enrichment toy is perfect for indoor days for your dog. This toys helps stimulate your dogs brain keeping boredom at bay, keeping your dogs attention for hours! This is a easy DIY that will improve  your dogs mental health!

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