Fabric and 2 buttons
If you have a child’s diaper on hand you can use the basic shape as an outline and then scale to fit your dog. I suggest cutting large and then wrapping it around your dog and adjusting from there. Make sure the diaper extends at least two inches past your dogs privates.
Sew all edges. A 1/4″ seam allowance works well.
Wrap around your dog once again. Locate the base of the tail and cut a hole to accommodate. Make sure you put it on the dog to determine where the hole goes (it will not be dead center of the diaper).
Sew the edge of the hole. Add buttons on the top corners, and voila you have a diaper. Add an overnight feminine napkin and enjoy the fact that your puppy can no longer mark his territory in your home. Velcro could also be used to create tabs instead of buttons, but I found the buttons work best for us).
Please remember to remove the diaper from the pup when letting them outside to use the bathroom! I have also learned to cut the tail hole large enough to accommodate a number 2 should someone forget to remove it… trust me, you don’t want that mess!
Just as a side note – I noticed when Mushu has the diaper on he is more apt to go to the door and tell me he wants to go out, so we have had very few wet diapers! My uncle also used diapers for his female dog when she was in heat, so these would be perfect for that situation as well.
The things we do for our furry friends!