How to Make Dog Diapers Stay On: 7 BEST Methods

Depending on what stage of life your dog is in, dog diapers are a must for dog owners. Dog diapers can be a great solution for potty training puppies, senior dogs that have incontinence issues, or dogs who are in heat.

There are even behavioral or medical issues (such as a dog obsessively marking territory or a dog with bladder stones) where dog diapers come in handy.

The biggest issue with dog diapers is that they have a tendency to fall off, or your pup will simply rip them off. But there are some things you can do to help keep the diaper on your furry friend.

1. Get the Right Size

How To Make Dog Diapers Stay On
Diapers help dogs with potty training or incontinence. They also help dogs who are in heat.

If the diaper is too big, it will be more likely to fall off. If the diaper is too small, it could be uncomfortable and your dog may try to rip it off.

It is worth taking the time to find the right size diaper for your dog.

The best way to find the right size diaper is to take some measurements of your dog’s waist and then look for a size that will fit those measurements.

2. Use Diaper Fasteners

Another way to help keep the diaper on your dog is to use some type of diaper fastener. This could be something as simple as using medical tape or even vet wrap to keep the diaper in place.

You can also find special diaper fasteners that are made specifically for dogs at many pet stores.

3. Try a Diaper Cover

If you’re really struggling to keep the diaper on your dog, you may want to try using a diaper cover.

A diaper cover is basically a pair of shorts that goes over the diaper and helps to hold it in place. This can be especially helpful if your dog likes to run and play and or is one of those obsessive markers.

4. Fit Your Dog With A ONESIE

If you’re still having trouble keeping the diaper on your dog, you may want to try fitting your pup with a onesie. A onesie is a special type of shirt that helps to keep the diaper in place.

Onesies can be especially helpful for puppies or dogs that are very active. You can find onesies at most pet stores or online.

5. Modify Boy’s Underwear

How To Make Dog Diapers Stay On
There is more than one way to make a dog diaper fit your dog.

Another way to help keep the diaper on your dog is to use boy’s underwear. Boy’s underwear has a tighter fit and will help to keep the diaper in place.

You can find boy’s underwear at most department stores or online.

6. Put A Harness On Your Dog

If you’re still having trouble keeping the diaper on your dog, you may want to try putting a harness on your pup. This is especially helpful if your dog is experiencing a temporary medical issue like bladder stones.

A harness will help to keep your dog close at hand so you can keep her from getting into diaper-rending mischief. You can find harnesses at most pet stores or online.

7. use A Diaper Liner

A diaper liner can also help to keep the diaper on your dog. A diaper liner is a piece of fabric that separates the diaper from your dog’s skin.

This will help to keep the diaper from slipping off and will also make it more comfortable for your pup. You can find diaper liners at most pet stores or online.

Helpful diaper traits

How To Make Dog Diapers Stay On
Not all diapers are made equal. There are reasons some diapers fit better.

The most important thing is to find a diaper that will fit your dog correctly. This will take care of a lot of diaper problems. But a close second is comfort. If your dog is comfortable in the diaper, she won’t try to remove it.

There are a few different things to consider when looking for comfortable diapers that stay on your dog.

versatility

Look for a diaper brand that sells them in a variety of sizes. One size most assuredly does not fit all.

It stands to reason that if you have a variety of sizes to choose from, you will land you will land on one that will work for your dog’s size and body type.

absorbency

One of the ways to ensure comfort for your dog is absorbency. If the diaper holds urine well, your dog is less likely to try to take it off.

durability

Be sure that the diaper is made of durable material. This will ensure a snug fit and also resist your dog’s efforts to remove it.

adjustable waistband

This is not necessarily a must, but it is certainly handy. Having the ability to adjust the waistband on your dog’s diaper will help if your dog has a unique body type that cannot be addressed through different sizes.

Hypo-allergenic material

If your dog continues to be uncomfortable in a diaper and tries to remove it, you might consider a diaper made of hypo-allergenic material. This may help if your dog is having a reaction to the material with which typical diapers are made.

Conclusion

If you’re having trouble keeping the diaper on your dog, try one of the methods we’ve suggested above. You may also want to consider trying a onesie or harness to keep the diaper in place.

Diaper liners can also help to keep the diaper from slipping off and will make it more comfortable for your pup. Whatever method you choose, make sure that you find a diaper that is comfortable for your dog and that fits them correctly.

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Jesse Hopping, CCDT

Jesse is a natural-born dog-lover certified dog trainer (CCDT), dog foster, and former volunteer at Richmond SPCA and surrounding dog shelters for over 10 years. Her pack includes a Bernedoodle and 3 Boston Terriers. She’s sipping caramel coffee and watching her pack play in the sun when she’s not writing blogs. Jesse has her Certified Dog Trainer designation from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy since 2018 and and majored in English from the University of Virginia.

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