:|.:+*How To Make A Dog Tepee*+:.|:

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:|.:+*How To Make A Dog Tepee*+:.|:

Izzie M

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What you’ll need:

  • Jute
  • 5 36″ Dowel Rods
  • Fabric (Of your choice)
  • Fabric Glue
  • Fringe or decorations (optional)

What to do:

  • Tie a knot of jute around the first rod and continue doing that with all of them
  • Wrap the rods tightly and keep them flat as you wrap them
  • Wrap several times with the jute between rods
  • Knot to secure
  • Make sure rods are even and make a tepee shape standing up
  • Keep 17″ apart each rod and 29″ inches apart for the opening for your dog
  • Pin midpoint of 2.5 yards of fabric
  • Cover the tepee and put the center pin on the backside
  • Then wrap around
  • Then clip the fabric
  • Pull fabric taut and mark the baseline
  • Cut the outer tips of the baseline off and wrap around the tepee again
  • Clip the fabric together once more
  • Adhere with fabric hot glue
  • Glue the fabric to the rods and the clipped parts of the fabric together
  • Glue 5″ of the top
  • Make tie backs (1.5″ and 12″)
  • Tie back the openings for your dog or cat
  • You can add fringe to the tips and decorate it!
  • Add a comfy bed or pillow for your dog to rest on


Here’s a video to better explain: