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Easy DIY PVC Outdoor Dog Shower

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I have struggled at times when it was shower time. My dog is pretty good when she needs a shower. If the water stops for a split second she is ready to walk away. Making this shower helps free up both hands and pretty much wet her entire body at one time. If this seems like something you'd like to make I’ll take you through the steps I took to make his shower. Be sure to check out the video for more details. No glue was used for this rig it’s all dry fit, this way you can break it down and store it.

Here is a list of materials used:

Parts for my dog wash

42.5 W X 33.5 H X 33.5 W

(8) 3 way elbow

(1) ¾ Hose swivel adapter

(1) ¾ 45 elbow

(1) Hose cut off

(3) ¾ tee

(5) 10 foot PVC

- 8 cut to 31 inches

- 3 cut to 40 inches

- 1 cut to 39.5 inches

- 1 cut to 36.5 inches

- 1 cut to 2.25 inches

(1) cut to 1.75 inches PVC Cutter

For this step you need

- (8) 3 way elbow

- (8) PVC pipes cut to 31 inches

- (1) PVC Pipe cut to 36.5 inches (this piece will take the hose adapter)

- (2) PVC pipes cut to 40 inches

After forming the two squares. You want to then attach the two with the 40inch pieces. 

1. Insert your 2.25 in cut pvc into the 3 way elbow.

2. Add the 3/4 in Tee

3. Add the 1.75 in Cut PVC facing up.

4. install the 45 elbow

5. Add the swivel hose adapter

6. Last the hose adapter.


- (1) PVC pipes cut to 40 inches

- (2) 3/4 in Tee

Mark, cut and install this pipe in the top. Place it in the center.

I use a chalk line to make a straight line on the pipes.

To mark where the holes are going I went three inches from the ends in. Then make my first mark. From the first mark, I made every mark 2 inches apart.

I use a small drill bit to make the holes. I have a drill press so I made a quick jig to hold the pipes as I drill.

You can use a hand drill only things all your holes may not be as straight. For the use of this rig its not too critical.

Hook up the water hose and turning it on.

Since the pipes are not glued it make is easy to swivel and aim the dispenser where you'd like.

If there is any leak as the joints the make sure the joints are tight.

It worked!

This worked as I envision

1. Turn on water wet your pet

2. Turn off the water soap and wash

3. Turn the water back on when time to rinse

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 35 questions
    on Mar 30, 2019

    Now how to adapt for human shower with warm water. I have a well and the water is cool to say the least. I have no neighbors to see so like to shower on the deck, no clean up after the shower. How to connect to hot water pipe in kitchen?

    • Sue
      on Apr 6, 2019

      I bought an adapter, at the hardware store, to allow me to connect garden hose to kitchen faucet. Before I connect I set water temp turn off water the connect hose and turn water back on. I have a single handle spigot in kitchen.

  • Gail Mayhand
    on May 5, 2019

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  • Wynne Wigderson
    on May 24, 2019

    No question but just a comment... you’re brilliant! How cool is this! I have 2 large dogs & since my husband passed away;I cannot bath the huge girls myself.. have to keep chasing em down! This is perfect... now you want to come build it for me? lol

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2 of 379 comments
  • Jean Anne Izzi
    on Jul 15, 2019

    You could make side panels out of vinyl screen fabric on 3 sides so the dog can not go out while his bath is in progress. Leave one end open for them to go in and then turn around to exit, like a crate. Measure each side and allow for seams and PVC pipe width. You can install the panels on the PVC like a curtain rod and then assemble the shower frame.

  • Dee
    on Jul 25, 2019

    You better patent this before someone steals it from you. AWESOME Idea.

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