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The Pet Carpenter on YouTube

We appreciate how hard it can be to make decisions on how to design your furniture without seeing or feeling our work physically and that’s why we have launched The Pet Carpenter on YouTube. We have often found our quick videos of pet furniture features and longer pet furniture tour videos help our clients understand […]

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6 top tips to colour and finish
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What colour to finish your pet furniture / 6 top tips

When it comes to deciding what colour to finish your pet furniture in it can be a difficult decision. In this article we are going to explore a number of way in which you can approach choosing a colour for your bespoke piece of pet furniture.

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Furniture Design for a Large Dog
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Furniture design for a large dog

Furniture design for a large dog and your cosy home or narrow doorways is something we are experienced in. As we reach more pet owners throughout the UK we are well verse in supporting clients to overcome these challenges. In the following article we discuss some recent clients designs where we have designed and built […]

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designing furniture with functionality in mind
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Designing your furniture with functionality in mind

When it comes to designing your furniture it is important to have functionality in mind. This is a key factor in terms of how your piece will work for both your pet and your home. In this article we discuss the areas for consideration when it comes to creating your own bespoke furniture with us. 

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Can two dogs share bed?
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Can Two Dogs Share One Bed?

If you’re thinking of adding in a second dog to your family, you may be thinking about all the things you’ll need to purchase ahead of their arrival. Of course, there are some things dogs are able to share, such as water bowls and toys but what about larger items like beds? With the cost […]

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Doggy Advent Calendar Bucket List

As Christmas approaches it’s time to consider all those ‘must do’ festive activities. In this blog we thought we’d share a full ‘advent calendar’ style ‘bucket list’ to work through this festive season with your four legged friend! Get your pup their very own advent calendar to countdown to Christmas. Whether you’ve opted to fill your […]

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Creating a safe space for your dog on halloween

The days are getting shorter and that spooky time of year is just around the corner! Halloween brings with it lots of fun, lots of tasty treats and for some dogs lots of novel and new experiences! For some pups this can be exciting but for others this may be a little worrying, we’re going […]

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Introducing ‘Enriching Paws’ and Owner Beth

The values of our entire team at The Pet Carpenter boil down to bringing health, wellness, safety and enrichment to our nations’ pets. So when we get the opportunity to work with industry experts to bring our readers and furry friends top quality pet wellbeing advice and guidance it is something we always jump at. […]

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Dog Friendly Dartmoor Dog Walks on Our Doorstep

We’re incredibly lucky here at The Pet Carpenter to be based in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. There are so many stunning tors, watercourses and moorlands to explore. Fortunately plenty of them are dog friendly too! While our workshop may be based in a picture postcard corner of Devon, our customers don’t have to […]

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How to be a More Sustainable Dog Owner

We spend so much time outdoors with our dogs, in all weathers and love experiencing and enjoying new walks together. As a nation of dog owners and lovers here in the UK, it’s understandable many of us are concerned about the environment and global climate crisis. While we all do our best to reduce, reuse […]

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What Kind of Dog Crate is Best?

Some owners believe crate training is cruel and while at The Pet Carpenter we certainly cannot condone leaving any dog shut in a crate unattended for lengthy periods of time, we do recognise the many benefits of crate training. With so many choices on the market, it can be tricky to figure out what kind […]

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Why a crate is important for a happy balanced dog

Crate training is a way of introducing your dog to their own kennel or crate in order to help them to see it as a safe and familiar space. But some people still regard a crate as ‘a cage’. Daryl Cook, the owner of Devon Dog Training, explains why having a crate is the best […]

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Where to Put a Dog Crate in Your Home

There’s no escaping the fact that dog crates are incredibly bulky and unsubtle. Deciding where to put a dog crate in your home can quickly become quite a mission, especially if you live in a smaller space or have a large breed dog. It’s equally important for your dog to have easy access to their […]

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Bespoke with sliding door
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How We Create Our Bespoke Pet Furniture

The Pet Carpenter creates a wide range of bespoke pet furniture for animals of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a bedroom for your dog, vivarium for your lizard or indoor hutch for your small furries, we’re on hand to help! We create bespoke pet furniture alongside our customisable furniture that we offer […]

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