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If you love spoiling your pup with toys, but you don’t want to break the bank, try some of these DIY toys you can make at home!
An old t-shirt, a tennis ball, and some scissors is all you need to make this great tug toy for your dog. Lay your shirt flat, and mark off 3 places to cut strips. Two should be about 5-6 inches, and one should be roughly 2 inches. Snip the ends then to make 6 total strips. Use the smallest piece to cinch the toy together and braid the remaining pieces. Cut a hole in the tennis ball, and put the braid through it to finish.
If your dogs squeaky toy gets ripped or they destroy it, you may find the squeaker still in tact, you can use it to make a homemade toy! (Obviously, if your dog has a taste for destroying toys, it may not be a good idea.) Use a sewing machine to stitch together fabric in whatever pattern you want, and use a fabric that won’t harm your dog. Leave a small opening on one side of the toy to put stuffing and the squeaker in!
Frozen Sock Toy
This one is super easy! Take an old sock, soak it in water, and freeze it. It makes a great chew toy!
Treat dispensers are a great way to keep your dog busy for a little while. All you need is a PVC pipe. You’ll want to use a drill to make holes around it randomly, this is where the treats will fall out of. Be sure to sand down the rough edges of the pipe so your pup doesn’t get hurt. Clean it well by putting it in the dishwasher, and put the PVC caps on each end. Fill it with treats and watch your dog work for their treats!
Sock Chew Toy
Using an old sock, cut a hole in the toe side, and put an (empty) plastic water bottle in it. Tie up each of the ends with rope or twine, or sew it to make it last longer, and you’ve made a nice chew toy for your dog!