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Custom Dog Prints: How It Can Be a Fun Activity

Have you been looking for a new activity to get into recently? Painting might be just the thing for you. Now, if you’re thinking that painting sounds boring and time-consuming, we’ve got great news for you (especially if you’re an animal lover)—you can actually make custom dog prints to paint! Making your own custom dog prints is such a fun activity

There’s no better way to pay homage to your favorite pet than with a beautiful portrait of them handmade by you. And if you are obsessed with your dog like most people are, you will enjoy every second of seeing their cute little face come alive on the canvas. Seriously, it’s so cute. Keep reading to learn all about custom dog prints and how you can make your own! 

How Can I Get A Custom Dog Print?

Besides the fact that custom dog prints are so cute and fun, here’s another great fact: they are very easy to get one of your very own! Thankfully, Paint Your Numbers makes the whole process fast and convenient. Other companies make custom dog prints, but they are already painted and finished when they arrive.

It’s basically like ordering a regular painting or picture of your dog. Where’s the fun in that? While these still look nice, it’s the process of actually painting your own canvas that is enjoyable and will help you make something that is truly special and one-of-a-kind.  

When you have your own custom canvas created with us, you actually get to bring the image to life by painting it yourself. Not only does this make it more personal, but it will allow you to make more memories while you paint it. You will definitely remember taking the time and effort to paint a beautiful portrait of your favorite furry friend! 

So, here’s how it works. First, select the best image you have of your pet. It can be a solo shot of them, an image that includes multiple pups, or a happy picture of you and your dog. Just make sure it’s a picture that will make you smile! Also, make sure it’s clear and not fuzzy or blurry because this will affect how it turns out on the canvas. The picture also has to be clear so that the appropriate colors are selected for the paints. Once you’ve decided on a picture, you can upload it to our website.  

We will send you a canvas with an outline of your chosen image. The outline will be in light grey and it will have small numbers in each part of the outline/canvas. Pay attention to these numbers, because they will serve as the directions for when you begin painting. Along with the canvas, we will send you paints and brushes. The paints will also have numbers on them and they will correspond to the different numbered sections on the canvas. 

Now, it’s time to start painting. Match up the numbers on the paints with the numbers on the outlined canvas. Try not to paint outside the lines so you get a clean-looking print when you’re finished. 

Don’t stress if you do, though, because that will just make your painting more unique and special. After all, it’s your painting, and there are no rules when it comes to expressing yourself with art. When you are done painting, you will have a custom dog print that looks like it was painted by a professional. 

Are There Different Sized Prints?

Yes, there are different sized prints you can order. This is a really great option because we know with art there it is not one size fits all. And, you can base the size off of where you are going to put the finished canvas. For example, if you are not going to hang it, then you would be better off choosing the smallest canvas. If you have a big empty space on your wall and you want to hang the painting, then choosing the biggest size is a good idea. 

Our canvases come in five sizes for your convenience. These are the options we currently have available to order (in inches): 12x16, 12x20, 16x16, 16x20, and 20x20. There should be a size that works for any space and anywhere you want to put your custom dog print to proudly show it off. 

Another option you have is choosing whether your canvas comes with 24 colors, 36 colors, or 48 colors. The difference between these options is how much detail your painting will have in terms of varying colors. With 24 colors, it will still be a complete and detailed painting. But, obviously, with 48 colors, there will be more accent colors and the finished painting will be bolder than those with fewer colors used. 

Do I Have To Have Painting Experience to Paint a Custom Print?

Nope, you do not have to have painting experience (or any artistic experience at all) in order to paint a custom print. Paint Your Numbers is unique in that our canvases are simple enough for a beginner to complete, yet challenging enough for an expert to enjoy. It doesn’t matter where you fall on the art experience spectrum. Painting your own custom dog print will be engaging, enjoyable, challenging, and mentally stimulating no matter what. 

Don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life or if you’ve never held a canvas before. The instructions are super simple, and as long as you can match up numbers on the canvas and the paints, you will have no trouble at all. It should not be too hard for anyone to finish. The only rule is to have fun while you are painting. 

Is It a Good Idea to Gift Custom Dog Prints?

Gifting custom dog prints is a fantastic idea. They make the most unique and impressive gifts because they are personalized to the person receiving them. There are a lot of instances where a painting of someone’s dog would be an appropriate and thoughtful gift. In fact, we believe a custom dog print is a perfect gift for any situation because it is thoughtful and special.

The best time to gift a custom dog print would be someone’s birthday. If you have a huge dog lover in your life, there is no better gift you can give them than a custom painting of their pooch. Another instance would be if someone had their beloved pet pass away. A custom painting would be the best way to honor the dog and make its owner smile every time they saw it. Or, maybe you just love your dog more than anything and want to treat yourself to a portrait of them to use as a decoration in your home. 


As you can see, custom dog prints make great gifts for you or anyone in your life. They are beautiful and very special, and they will always be a treasured memory for you. And, you don’t have to just give the paintings as gifts. They are great just for no reason at all! Here are the reasons why ordering a custom dog print can be a fun activity:

  • Painting is relaxing and enjoyable
  • You don’t need to be an artist in order to paint a dog print
  • It’s personalized for your dog or a loved one’s dog 
  • It can make a perfect gift for any occasion 
  • It will bring a smile to the face of anyone who sees it

Whatever reason resonates with you, the point is it is sure to be an enjoyable and fun experience. Painting is the perfect thing to do when you need alone time, want to feel creative, or need something to focus on as a distraction from stress. 

Also, you don’t have to only use images of your dog. If you don’t have one, you can use a picture of other pets such as a fish, cat, or bird. And if you don’t have pets at all, you can use any image that you want to keep as a memory forever!