Image of dog food from dog food dispenser
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If you’re the hands-on type and want to try making your own dog food dispenser, then this video is for you!

It allows you dispense a small amount of food with the push of a lever, which I guess could save some time and energy in the scheme of things.

Though if your dog is smart enough to tap the lever with is paw, it could be sporting!

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You’ll need quite a bit of cardboard, a box cutter, some paper, a pencil, a hot glue gun, some specifically-sized rubber bands, a ruler, a popsicle stick, something strong enough to clip the popsicle stick, and a plastic container to hold the bulk food.

It looks like you also need some tape and a tool to hold the tiny wood pieces so you can place them very precisely.

“The Q” would be a handy guy to have around! You will need your container to have a lid you can cut—so a soft plastic is probably ideal.

I’m truly impressed with how sturdy the do-it-yourself dog food dispenser is. It’s kind of amazing what you can build with sturdy paper! I wonder how long it would hold up under regular wear and tear?

If you decide to undertake this, hopefully you have a dog who isn’t inclined to knock stuff over or chew through it to get what he wants. Cardboard obviously isn’t a very strong barrier against a dog’s teeth.

I guess on the plus side, you could also use it as a candy dispenser or a cereal dispenser. Though I imagine the cereal would get a little stale.

And while it’s my humble opinion that it would be easier to buy one, it certainly is fun to watch somebody build a dog food dispenser! I wonder how long it took him to figure this out.

Watch the video below to be impressed!

Thank you to The Q for posting the video on YouTube.

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