DIY – Doggy Diapers

Hartz® Dog Pads have many other uses besides the obvious such as lining a crate when hitting the road or just as a doormat to dry those wet paws when coming inside. As consumers continue to find innovative ways to use them for a variety of needs and pets one of these needs is doggy diapers.

How do you turn a dog pad into a diaper? We’re glad you asked and to our delight, Hartz Facebook Fan, Annette Johnson, was kind enough to provide step-by-step instructions on how to create the perfect disposable doggy diaper that’s both practical and economical. Annette’s design comes from cutting out a diaper pattern into the dog pads and even utilizing extra pieces to help soak/pick up messes for those “Oops!” moments! The final output allows her puppy to run around the house without worry of accidents and creating unwanted aromas. Not only is this a fantastic way temporarily deal with things before potty training but also can be a lifesaver for those with elderly or disabled pets who have trouble making it to the designated “elimination station.”

The Pattern – (and what is left over after they are cut out)

Doggy Diapers PatternDoggy Diapers

Doggy Diapers


The Diaper – Should be hour glass shaped.



Doggy Diapers


To cut tail hole, fold hourglass in half and cut an elongated diamond shape. The diamond shape will allow puppy to still release poop out of the diaper to avoid it smashing up again the skin and getting stuck in the fur…which means more time and more mess.

Hole for tail
Hole for tail

The left over material from cutting out the hourglass shape for the diaper is used to pick up any messes. 90% of the dog pad is used for both purposes.

Leftover material cutting the hour glass shape
Use for easy pickup/disposal.

How it looks on. Like a regular baby diaper. Use any tape you have in the house. THE END.

Doggy Diaper DIY
Completed Diaper