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Biggie and Bittie Iggie Belly Bands

Added Jun 11, 2010

by pinprincess

Fort Collins, Co...




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This super simple project is great for your own dogs who have trouble with marking and is also a great item to donate to your dog rescue of choice! Italian Greyhounds are said to have smaller bladders than dogs of other breeds and comparable size. They are notorious for being difficult to housebreak fully. This band is intended to be made from polar fleece. It straps around the upswept portion of the iggie’s abdomen and fastens with velcro fastening strips over their back.

Material Notes

1/4 yard polar fleece
4" length of industrial velcro 2-3" wide
all purpose or upholstery thread




Garment Type

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.20 PMby queenieslearnin2sew

    Your IG is so cute. I have 2 of my own and they can be quite a handful at times especially with a 2 year old son too. Great job on the belly band.

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      Jun 21, 2010, 04.37 PMby pinprincess

      The gray ‘cover model’ is a rescue that has gone to a new home. My boy is the black and white used to show where to measure :) I love my dog :D Thanks for the compliments on the band- hope it helps! (if needed)

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    Jun 14, 2010, 05.49 PMby pinprincess

    Haha, quite a lot of questions here! Belly bands are indeed a type of doggy diaper. Dogs mark for a number of reasons. Territoriality, separation anxiety, incontinence, old age, etc. It is a little uncomfortable for a dog to urinate with one of these on- much as it would be for anyone to wear a wet diaper! The idea is to use a lady’s sanitary pad on the inside of the polar fleece band to absorb any “accidents”. This is great for visits to other people’s houses where you’re worried your dog might mark (eep! So embarrassing!) or when your dog has issues with marking when you’re away from home for work, etc.

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    Jun 12, 2010, 01.00 PMby nehmah

    Not sure, but many older creatures, human and others, tend to dribble when under stress of any kind. We had a female Great Pyrenees whose former owner had made a wreck of her life. Any loud noise, and, “Where’s the Odo-ban?!” She never completely got over the problem.. You are very kind to think of this project. Most cordially, Nehmah

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.51 PMby pinprincess

      Thanks Nehmah :) I have been working with my local Italian Greyhound rescue group for several years now- I’m in charge of sewing and patterning for the group! Rescued IG’s are especially prone to trouble with potty training because they’re so uncertain of their world and may have suffered abuse or simply been inadequately trained.

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    Jun 12, 2010, 04.45 AMby wackyblonde

    Maybe I’m not understanding, is this a doggie diaper? Or do their little bladders get cold? Educate me please. LOL

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      Jun 12, 2010, 08.17 PMby kstyled

      I’m not the person you were asking but I think the belly band covering their “upswept portion” (oh, how I love the choice of words) makes them uncomfortable with marking(going potty) with it on. I’m not sure though…just my (un) educated guess. LOL!

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    Jun 12, 2010, 01.22 AMby mr-sewingman

    cool i like that

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