Project: Bespoke Dog Bench
Sometimes a customer might have a problem they need to overcome. Such as making a one-off bespoke steel fabrication item.
At Lotinga, if what you need can be fabricated to make your life easier, we will do it.
A staff member had a particular problem. Due to a combination of living in the country and owning dogs, wet weather was an issue.
With copious amounts of mud around, the dogs would get filthy. This meant washing them off when they got home. A back-breaking exercise.
The effort of keeping a dog still, washing them and then drying them off is not always easy. Indeed, doing so whilst constantly bending over makes this task even more difficult.
What was wanted was something that would be easy for the dog to climb onto, meaning no lifting was required.
Drainage of water had to happen easily. The height had to be suitable for the owner, and they required an area to clip the dog on.
In addition, stability was essential, but gaining access all around the animal was important too.
Using their bespoke steel fabrication skills, our engineers came up with this dog grooming bench. The bench is easy for the dog to climb up to, is at the right height for the owner, and water runs through the mesh. In addition, there's an area to clip the dog on and a basket for cleaning products.
Furthermore, added to the bottom are ski-like feet so that you can slide the bench around. We felt these would be better than wheels which might move around if the dog moved.
We made two prototypes. One in a galvanised finish and the other in a green powder-coated finish. Both of which will protect the steel from rusting quickly.